We chose The Garden Inn for one night prior to our cruise. After researching Galveston hotels and being shocked at the cost, I began looking at Bed and Breakfasts in the area. We are a group of six so we had the whole house to ourselves. The house and gardens are beautiful and immaculate. Pam and Mike gave us privacy but were there when we had questions. They even suggested a really fun local hamburger place. Their location is within walking distance of The Strand. It is not a short walk but a pleasant one. We felt safe walking back when it was dark. Breakfast was fabulous! Parking for our cars during the cruise was part of our stay, too.
If you are looking for a place on the seawall, this is not it. If you are looking for a nice quiet place to stay away from the crowds and close to The Strand area, this is it!
We all agreed that we will return to The Garden Inn on our next visit, whether it is pre-cruise or just enjoying this beautiful historic city.
Note to cruisers: You will spend the next week on a ship with MANY people. Enjoy the solitude of this bed and breakfast!