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2.5 out of 5
947 Barkley Street, Crystal Beach, Port Bolivar, TX
The price is $170 per night
3.23 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (34 reviews)

"There is so much stuff to do at the Boardwalk that you never have to leave the resort. Its the best place to stay at in crystal beach."…"

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Gulfway Motel & Restaurant
2 out of 5
1365 Highway 124, Port Bolivar, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $110 per night
12.95 mi from city center
3.3/5 (104 reviews)

"Great place to sleep for cheap"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Gulfway Motel & Restaurant
Flip Flop Inn - 2/1 with RV hookup in heart of Crystal Beach!
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3.05 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Overall good experience

"Kind of bummed we had to buy our own grill because the one there was rusty and fell apart when opened. The firepit doesnt work its missing knobs. The pillow cases in the master bedroom were stained/Dirty. But other than that we enjoyed our stay! Huge plus there is a fridge downstairs, the fenced ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Flip Flop Inn - 2/1 with RV hookup in heart of Crystal Beach!
Out by the sea Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
2134 Vista Dr, Port Bolivar, TX
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2.62 mi from city center
Out by the sea Bed & Breakfast
~ Beach View ~ Custom 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom~ Short Walk to the Beach
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0.66 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Wonderful cabin & location

"The cabin is 8ish cabins away from the beach entry (wide enough for your vehicle), very modern yet comfortable & cozily-decorated furnishings; equipped with everything you need, literally across the street from the road leading to Stingaree, and Karrin made things very efficient & smooth. Other things ..."…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

~ Beach View ~ Custom 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom~ Short Walk to the Beach
Bj's by the Beach is a New, Adorable, Clean Beach House That Sleeps 10
Ann's Getaway - Cute, Cozy Cabin Just a Short Walk to the Beach. Sleeps 6
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3.35 mi from city center
No reviews
Great home great location

"Great hone with a great location not too far from the beach and in a quiet area. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Ann's Getaway - Cute, Cozy Cabin Just a Short Walk to the Beach. Sleeps 6
Peace and Tranquility
Port Bolivar, TX
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8.4 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)
Needed some “Peace and Tranquillity “

"We loved our unexpected vacay! With all that is going on in the world, this was a much needed getaway! The house is very cute. Could use a little updating but overall would stay here again! Kathy(owner) was quick to reply when we needed her. Property very nicely kept. Views were awesome. Having a ..."…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Peace and Tranquility
Family Beach Vacation Rental
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3.08 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Marty’s house was perfect for us. We really enjoyed our stay.


Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Family Beach Vacation Rental
Ocean Views off the Deck of This 3rd row Crystal Beach Home!
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5.37 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)
Great Stay!!

"I will be back this summer has a great time thanks for having us"…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Ocean Views off the Deck of This 3rd row Crystal Beach Home!
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Visiting Port Bolivar

Visitors to Port Bolivar are sure to enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its seafood restaurants. Top sights around the area include Bishop's Palace, Texas Seaport Museum, and Grand 1894 Opera House.

  • You'll find 1618 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Galveston
  • The closest major airport is in Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field), 36 mi (57.9 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), 43.1 mi (69.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Port Bolivar

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and Fort Travis Seashore Park. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Bolivar Peninsula and Hooks Woods Bird Sanctuary.

In Port Bolivar, you'll be able to select from 483 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. This is a top rated place to stay based on our user reviews:

  • Gulfway Motel & Restaurant - With a stay at this 2-star motel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and beach locale.

Popular places to see outside the city include Bishop's Palace, located 16.9 mi (27.2 km) from the heart of the city, and Texas Seaport Museum, which is 17.1 mi/27.5 km away.

Dressing for Port Bolivar

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 72°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 88°F, while the average at night is 60°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 90°F with nighttime averages of 73°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 83°F and nighttime averages of 49°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Port Bolivar is 1.85 inches
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 89°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 50°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Port Bolivar?
Based on our traveler data, Boardwalk is one of the top choices for your stay. This condo is a short 1-minute walk from Bolivar Peninsula, and it offers a free water park and free parking. Other good options for your trip include Gulfway Motel & Restaurant and Out by the sea Bed & Breakfast.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Port Bolivar, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals in Port Bolivar.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Port Bolivar?
For more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Port Bolivar, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best hotel when traveling with kids to Port Bolivar?
2nd Row Luxury HomeAmazing views63 Steps to BeachWraparound deckPets OK is a resort with a water park and in-room kitchens, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Attractions in the area like Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier are also fun for the whole family.
What about the best place to stay close to Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary?
One of the top choices for your stay is Gulfway Motel & Restaurant, located a short 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary, and this property offers a restaurant and free WiFi.
What is the best accommodation for staying close to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)?
Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located a short 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Other good options close to the airport include Ramada by Wyndham Houston Intercontinental Airport East and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Houston IAH Airport - JFK Boulevard.
What is staying in Port Bolivar like?
Families will find kid-friendly activities in Port Bolivar, and visitors give high marks for the beaches. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its golf courses. Port of Galveston Cruise Terminal, Port of Galveston (Galveston Wharves), and Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier are some of the top sights around the area. In Port Bolivar, there are 571 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What is there to see in Port Bolivar?
Landmarks like Fort Travis Seashore Park and Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary might be worth a visit. The natural setting is picturesque, namely the stunning beaches, and these places to see: Bolivar Peninsula, Crystal Beach Beaches, and Gilchrist Beach. You’ll also find Port of Galveston Cruise Terminal and Port of Galveston (Galveston Wharves) in the area.
What's the seasonal weather like in Port Bolivar?
The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 58°F. Average annual rainfall for Port Bolivar is 51 inches.

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