Ratings based on 1,512 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dallas TX

loved the closeness to the cruise ships.

Posted Dec 11, 2017
Pros: Proximity to cruise ships
Location: close enough to The Strand to walk to. Sister hotel, the Tremont has a wonderful roof top bar.
from the moment we arrived, Dee made us feel special. She was very friendly and helped point out places to go to. The hotel is special because of their proximity to the cruise ships. You can get up early in the morning and watch them come in and have a drink in the afternoon watching them leave port. All in all a magical place to stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Round Rock, Texas

Posted Dec 7, 2017
Nice spacious room .Close to hotel there are nice restaurants .Waking distance to Pier. Staff very friendly , breakfast good and clean aerea.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Austin

A great place to stay. Close to UTMB.

Posted Dec 5, 2017
My second time to stay at Harbor House. Staff is helpful and facility is clean, roomy, and a bit funky.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Thank you for the glowing review of Harbor House. We hope to see you again soon.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Houston, TX

Nice Hotel but NOT worth the price

Posted Dec 4, 2017
Pros: AC was great. That is it. Nothing else.
Cons: Needs to have a reason to charge the high price.
Location: At first the location is great. Then you find the breakfast is horrible and you have to drive to find food. Not worth it.
I picked the hotel due to location and in hopes the atmosphere would be uplifting. I was there for Dickens on the Strand and expected the hotel to be more involved. But I can understand and so I wanted the location. Well after paying a large sum of money and paid for parking I expected to be treated better and to have a nice room. Do not have these expectations when booking a room here! Lets just say I will pay a much lower price and Uber into the Strand next time. The room was intended to look updated but done cheap. The staff will take your things and not clean your room, so best to just ask them not to if you stay more then one night. The shower leaked all over the bathroom floor, so put down towels so you do not slip. No room in the bathroom to put your stuff, so Ladies don't plan on putting on make-up or doing your hair in the bathroom. Breakfast was sparse and forced us to go out to eat, and by the way there is no where to eat with-in walking distance so bring food. This hotel is over priced (and you have to pay for parking) for what you get. Completely not worth the money I spent. I have stayed at many Hotels in the area and this one will not be a repeat for me.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Texas

Perfect location for so much!

Posted Dec 4, 2017
Walking distance location to the Strand, great nearby restaurants, perfect for watching cruise ships come in and depart.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
We are pleased you enjoyed the location of Harbor House. As you mentioned, it's near The Strand, dining and offers a wonderful vantage point of the harbor. We hope to see you soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Magnolia TX

Cruise

Posted Dec 3, 2017
Pros: Clean and well maintained.
Cons: Continental breakfast could have a few more choices.
Location: Everything close, port, strand, restaurants, museums.
Going on a cruise so was very convenient to port, turned out hotel was an added bonus. Very nice and comfy room and Dee was so nice and welcoming.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
We are pleased you found Harbor House to be an added bonus to your cruise. We hope you'll make a return visit to explore Galveston.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from waxahachie, tx

Comfortable

Posted Nov 30, 2017
Pros: Room was spacious, clean, bed was comfortable.
Location: Hotel was in walking distance to the cruise dock, dining was at the same location, enjoyed watching the beautiful sunset.
Was surprised at having to pay for the parking while staying at the hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing Harbor House Hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Galveston, TX

Nice hotel close to great restaurants and shops!

Posted Nov 30, 2017
Easy and fast check in! Room was much bigger than I expected with modern decor. Loved my view from the 3rd floor!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Thank you for the kind review of Harbor House Hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed your view from your room on the third floor. Thanks for sharing your photo. We hope to see you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from galveston

Posted Nov 27, 2017
Wonderful stay! Close to restaurants and the strand.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
We are thrilled you had a "wonderful stay" at Harbor House. Your photos capture the beauty of the area.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent room for the view

Posted Nov 25, 2017
I had the best stay at the Harbor House. I just needed a quick Galveston get away and had always heard that this was one of the best places. It was. I loved the friendly staff and the wonderful room. I had the best view to watch the busy harbor. I enjoyed the restaurants on Pier 21 and they gave me wonderful service because I was a guest at the Harbor House.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Thank you for giving Harbor House Hotel a try. We are pleased we exceeded your expectations. We hope you'll make a return visit soon.