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“Great Owner and Family - Good Value for Pre-Cruise Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Scottish Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   928 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550 (Formerly Red Carpet Inn)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 49 hotels in Galveston
San Diego, California
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5 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great Owner and Family - Good Value for Pre-Cruise Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Recently 8 of our family members embarked on a Royal Caribbean cruise out of Galveston. We arrived on the night of the Galveston Mardi Gras Saturday night event. Although we had a hired driver from HOB airport, we didn't have transportation to get to dinner that night. When we arrived at the Red Carpet Inn, we were not impressed by the remote area. There was no restaurants - not much of anything. However, when you meet Sam, the owner, he is friendly and involved. He arranged for our family of 8 to get to dinner by having his family member take us there and back!! You don't get this kind of service from the fancy hotels. The rooms were neat and clean and adequate for our needs. It was half the cost of the hotels right at the cruise terminal and for 4 rooms, the savings was noteable.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redcarpetgalveston, Front Office Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank You for booking all the room's with us.I hope that you and your group and a terrific cruise,I was happy to serve a wounderful group of people.Thank You again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kinder, Louisiana
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3 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My daughter and her family checked in here on Valentine's night. They would not be arriving until later that evening, close to 10 or 11 pm. We were worried because the online reservation stated a much earlier check in deadline. I called and spoke to one of the owners and explained the situation, and there was no problem at all, they were in fact waiting for them when they finally arrived. On Friday, my son in law reserved a room for me and my youngest daughter and the rest of my family, The rooms are a little old, but were clean, and the grounds are very well kept. We took some photos by some lovely palm trees. Upon check out, the owner gave me fruit to give to the grandkids and made some more coffee for my son in law. You do not find this kind of service very often. His kindness will be remembered and we will definately revisit his hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redcarpetgalveston, Front Office Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank You for your comment's on myself and my motel.Also thank Clinton for booking at my motel. Hope to see you again.
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SAN DIEGO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The owners of this place are very nice and accomodating. They are picky about who stays here so you will not find wild parties or loud neighbors being an issue. They are still recovering from "Ike" so everything is not pristine and there are no elevators which can be a problem for some. There are no services nearby so you either have to take a taxi or shuttle to get anywhere if you do not drive there. This a very basic hotel and fine for an overnighter before a cruise if you don't demand luxury. They let you leave your car if you are taking a cruise.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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redcarpetgalveston, Front Office Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for your kind words Judith, hope you and your son had a safe trip back to Sunny San Diago.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This hotel was really great the service was excellent and Sam had a vast knowledge of the local area and was really friendly, the rooms where clean and really comfortable beds.I had a great time and i would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a good time in Galveston.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redcarpetgalveston, Front Office Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Thank You hiran for staying with us.We thank you for your view on our property.
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Hotel is right next to the ferry so we could take it when ever we wanted day or night, comfortable beds and The staff is very kind, Breakfast was Provided everyday. It is also a short walk from the beach. Overall nice place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redcarpetgalveston, Front Office Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Thank you Bob for staying,realy appreciate the kind view of my motel.
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Enid, Oklahoma
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4 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My wife and I have been cruising out of Galveston since 2008, and every year we go back to the Red Carpet inn. The rooms aren't anything special but the service is exceptional. Sam remembers us even though it's only once a year. He always treats us as family not as guests, The best part is it's just down the road from the cruise terminal and we leave our car at the hotel for the week for free. And I know Sam keeps a very good eye on it. We will always stay at the Red Carpet inn when we cruise... looking forward to it this year. Going on a Christmas cruise in December.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redcarpetgalveston, Front Office Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for staying with us again, and I thank you for your kind review.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
1 review
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The hotel is right off the water and is right next to a ferry crossing. The rooms were clean and didn't look run down at all. The price was amazing for the location. I slept great on the beds. The best part was the service. The person at the front desk was very kind, friendly and went out of his way to serve us. Most excellent.
I will recommend this place to friends and family when they head to Galveston.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redcarpetgalveston, Front Office Manager at Scottish Inn, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Hello Antonio, thank you for your review.Hope you come back and see us soon.
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Address: 928 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550 (Formerly Red Carpet Inn)
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Scottish Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Scottish Inn is located at the ferry landing (walking distance to the ferry boats). It is about 3 miles from the Cruise Terminal and the Strand District. The Shriner Burn and U.T.M.B Hospitals are about 2 miles also. Stewart Beach is just over a mile.This is an owner operated buisness, built in 1984. Must be 24 year old to book a room or check in. Must have a valid credit card. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Red Carpet Hotel Galveston
Red Carpet Inn Galveston
Galveston Red Carpet Inn

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