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Harbor House

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Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Banning, California
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a night before our Cruise. This is a small hotel with a boutique style. Very nice, we loved the location and loved the stay. I would recommend this. Breakfast included, really good choice of nearby eating places.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here on a weekend getaway for our anniversary. The Hotel was perfect and close to food and shops. Property was very clean and room had excellent views. Dee was wonderful at check in taking care of all our needs. We live close to island and wanted to experience more of the local style and this... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a wedding on one of the cruise ships, so we wanted to stay close. Harbor House was right next to the cruise terminals, and right there at the Strand area. So we never had to drive anywhere once we were there. The hotel itself was nicer than I expected, but a little expensive. But we... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Galveston several times a year. This was our first stay at Harbor House. It's in a great location to dine at Pier 21 restaurants and an easy walk to the Strand. The room was very spacious and tastefully decorated with an urban modern feel. The AC was quiet and the room also has a ceiling fan which... More 

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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your first stay at Harbor House. As you mentioned, it's in a great location. We are so glad that you enjoyed it and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Katy, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and lots to do! The bed was super comfortable. Room was nice and clean. Breakfast area was nicely organized and consisted of pastries, cereals, oatmeals, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. We will stay here again

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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your last minute getaway at Harbor House Hotel. By the way, there is a new harbor excursion called the Texas Tease so now you can enjoy Galveston Harbor Tours, Baywatch Dolphin Tours and Jet Boat Thrill Rides all at Pier 21. We look forward to your return. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on Pier 21. So many different things to do just steps away. Enjoyed watching the dolphins off the pier and the sunsets were beautiful. The room was so big and I liked the industrial feeling of it. Deep sea fishing, Dolphin tour, oil rig museum, walking the strand just out the door of Harbor House. Will definitely stay... More 

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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review

Congratulations on your anniversary. Thank you for choosing to celebrate at Harbor House. We love that you enjoyed your room and the location of the hotel. We hope to see you again soon. More 

College Station, Texas
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in May with other couples to celebrate the birthday of a friend. The rooms were perfect and spacious, and the hotel itself is quiet. The Strand was a very short walk from the hotel as well. Don't be fooled by the old, rugged look of the outside of the hotel.

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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review

We are pleased that you had a "very nice stay" at Harbor House Hotel. As you mentioned, the hotel is in a good location. We wanted to let you know that there is a new harbor excursion cruise called the Texas Tease which may be fun for a group. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Texarkana
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Harbor House the night before our first cruise. We arrived and immediately were very happy with the exterior. Very neat looking place and it was protected by a security gate. We went inside and spoke with the desk clerk and he was very nice and welcoming. He upgraded us to a suite for... More 

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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your pre-cruise stay at Harbor House Hotel. And, we love that you enjoyed your room and view. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in April for 2 nights to visit Galveston. The hotel has a very unique decor with nautical/ship-like themes. Bathroom was good, clean and modern. We had the 2 queen room on the second floor with a view of the harbor. The complimentary breakfast left a lot to be desired. Stale cereal, whole milk and a few pastries.... More 

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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your stay at the hotel. We'd have to agree that Galveston doesn't have the same blue water as you see in California. But, if you enjoy a walkable and vibrant downtown filled with shops, restaurants and attractions along with close proximity to the cruise ship terminal, then Harbor House is a good fit. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I honestly didn't know what the expect when we arrived at Harbor House in the late evening. The outside looked kind of weathered and aged. But when we went inside, that quickly changed. It's obvious this hotel has been renovated quite a bit. Very nice, modern and clean. The staff was friendly and welcoming to us. The halls were nicely... More 

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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you were pleasantly surprised with your first stay at Harbor House. As you mentioned, while the hotel does not offer room service, it is located just steps away from several restaurants and has a complimentary Continental breakfast. More 

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