One of my favorite hotels in the USA. On the harbor, not on the seawall side. One of my favorite views, I can just sit in the big comfortable chair and watch all the tankers, tugs, barges, & cruise ships go up and down the harbor channel. They have wonderful suites that have windows looking out two different direction. Extremely comfortable over stuffed furniture. 3 excellent seafood restaurants in a row, including the one downstairs. Only one block to the Strand, the downtown area full of restaurants and shops. Good strong Wi-Fi. Things that could be better; they have the old style flat screen TV. Not HD. Hard to believe a Hotel like this, with these prices, doesn't have "real" flatscreen TVs! They also have strange light switches that are really hard to get used to. And thirdly, as you walk around your room, come into your room, lights are popping on automatically. I am constantly turning lights off! Every time I walk through the living room the bathroom lights go? Really don't get that.
As nice (and expensive) as this hotel is, customer service often stinks. There is no listing of TV channels in the room. When Wi-Fi goes out, there's no 800-number available to call and get help. When I called the front desk about the Wi-Fi issue, it took me several calls to get someone to answer. When I got a call from a business associate and needed to write down the message, I realized there was no pad/pen on the desk or side table as you would find in most hotels. I reported that my sink was not draining, but no one ever showed up to fix it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Harbor House Hotel resides in Galveston Wharf overlooking Galveston Bay. The Harbor House amenities feature spacious guest rooms with scenic harbor views, free Wi-Fi Internet access as well as complimentary breakfast. All Guest rooms are designed to reflect a relaxed ambiance, embellished with nautical-style furnishings and wooden floors. Enjoy nearby attractions, such as the Texas Seaport Museum, The Tall Ship Elissa, and The Great Storm Theater. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harbor House Hotel Galveston
- Harbor Hotel Galveston