We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Scottish Inn

928 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550 (Formerly Red Carpet Inn)
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Cancelon to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Scottish Inn
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Scottish Inn
Add Photo Write a Review

111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    53
    31
    5
    6
    16
See reviews for
45
23
8
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (111)
  • Mar-May only
    (33)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (49)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (16)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (13)
All months
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sam is the man. Sam the front office man is such a pleasant guy. The hotel has recently been sold and has many upgrades in the restrooms, flat screen TV's. Just wish the pool stayed open a little later. Closes early due to no lights inside the pool. Great price and just a short drive to the ocean wall. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good: Very friendly and accommodating staff. Great pool, very clean and well maintained. Close to Stewart Beach. Large eating area for breakfast. Rooms were clean. The bad: Security is an issue. The first room we were in had a problem with the lock on the door and our two older children got locked inside. Our window was removed from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scottish Inn is a clean, basic hotel. There is a small continental breakfast offered in the morning. Pool is clean and well maintained. Located close to the cruise ship terminal and the Bolivar Ferry. Proprietor, Sam Patel, and his wife are very friendly and offer excellent service. (They don't do super late check ins, so be sure and ask if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
scottishinngalveston, Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for a great view. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were going on a cruise and decided to go to Galveston a day early. We booked the room a couple of months ahead of time. When we got to the motel, Sam had our reservation ready. The room was very nice as the air conditioner was already on and clean. The ferry boarding was right outside our window but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
scottishinngalveston, Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words for Sam and Wife, but the service is implemented by the new owners . More 

Coulee Dam, Washington
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

First of all, there are no elevators to reach the upper floor rooms and with luggage, this is a bad disadvantage. The desk clerk did help me with my bags, however, he really didn't have to and I felt bad asking for help. I stayed for 6 days. They cleaned the room only if I put out the sign for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
scottishinngalveston, Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your view, sorry about the stairs, It was not the owners who put the policy about the service, it was the manager who is no longer here. Please forgive us for the inconvenience. More 

Milestone,Sk
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I read reviews while traveling and decided upon this hotel . I booked a few hours in advance of my arrival and when I got there around 10:00pm the clerk was very nice and checked us in fairly quickly. Our room wasnt the nicest.. Definitely didnt hire a professional painter and the curtain on the windown kept falling down. It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
scottishinngalveston, Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, the painters were professionals but the front desk was new, but his on the ball NOW. More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I depended on Trip Advisor for this hotel, I have no idea why it got good marks. This is a really old hotel slapped with bad paint and new fixtures, that's it. It's dirty, musty & moldy smelling & gross. It took hours for the A/C to cool the room. 2 buttons worked on the remote. Water damaged ceilings. Bathroom... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
scottishinngalveston, Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad experience, some of your concerns are blown out of proportion More 

Orlando, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Its close to the ferry, but traffic makes escaping the island difficult at times, doesnt cut any time off getting to interstate 10. Rooms are quiet and there are no vagrants except any from the ferry. Its within 2 miles of the hospital and the bars. Rooms are pricey, but if a vacation is affordable price is of no concern.

Was this review helpful? Yes
scottishinngalveston, Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to put a review. More 

Valdosta, Georgia, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I am not sure what is up with some of the negative reviews. I enjoyed my stay at the Scottish Inn, I would not hesitate to stay here again. Sam the owner and his wife was very nice and helpful. The hotel looks like it has been renovated recently. The rooms are decorated very bright and cheerful, nice comfortable beds.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
scottishinngalveston, Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Linda, for a great review. More 

California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Owner takes great pride in this hotel. Independently owned, not part of big chain. Room simple but bright & cheerful with comfortable bed, small table and chairs. Refrigerator, microwave, big flat screen TV. Very close to ferry. We felt very cozy and comfortable and enjoyed our stay. Short drive to most attractions but very reasonable price! We would stay here... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
scottishinngalveston, Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review and the heads up about late arrival. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

73 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (40)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (33)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Galveston hotels
4.7 mi away
Candlewood Suites Galveston
1.0 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Seawall Inn & Suites by the Beach
7.0 mi away
Days Inn & Suites Galveston West/Seawall
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.2 mi away
Inn at the Waterpark
Inn at the Waterpark
#28 of 49 in Galveston
3.5 of 5 stars 313 reviews
4.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach
1.9 mi away
The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Ready to book?
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay