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Would there be any issue with staying in Houston rather than taking a late night Uber to Galveston the night before? I assume traffic won’t be great but if we left first thing in the morning is that safe to make it on time? 

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13 hours ago, Seagirl123 said:

Would there be any issue with staying in Houston rather than taking a late night Uber to Galveston the night before? I assume traffic won’t be great but if we left first thing in the morning is that safe to make it on time? 

 

What day of the week are you sailing out of Galveston? Traffic from Houston to Galveston on a Saturday or Sunday morning is generally not as congested as the commute on a Friday afternoon.

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Day of sailing can make a difference in choices . 

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16 minutes ago, Saint Greg said:

I've done it before. Had a 45min-1hr drive to the port the next day. It wasn't bad.

 

Were you near HOU (Hobby Airport) which is much closer to Galveston or IAH (Bush Intercontinental) which is much farther away?? What day of the week? As others have said, the answers to those questions can make a big difference.

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8 minutes ago, Texas Tillie said:

 

Were you near HOU (Hobby Airport) which is much closer to Galveston or IAH (Bush Intercontinental) which is much farther away?? What day of the week? As others have said, the answers to those questions can make a big difference.

 

I drove in Saturday night...stayed in the Galleria area...and sailed out the next day...Sunday March 4, 2018

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Commutes to here in Galveston from the south side of the city are easy. If you haven't already booked travel then search hotels in Webster 77598 or Pasadena 77505. Both have no fewer than a dozen hotels built in the past two years in safe areas with dining close by. There is a new Hampton Inn in 77505 along with a Home 2 Suites, Residence Inn and lots more.

 The travel time to Galveston the next morning would be 40-50 min at posted freeway speeds.

 

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We are coming in by 6:30 next Friday and Uber to Galveston for the night for a Saturday departure.

 

Would rather be IN Galveston as opposed to trying to get there 

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7 minutes ago, marci4tony said:

We are coming in by 6:30 next Friday and Uber to Galveston for the night for a Saturday departure.

 

Would rather be IN Galveston as opposed to trying to get there 

Friday night should be good pricing for off season . 
 

 

Some of the lodging in Galveston

                                                                                                                                                                                           

Limited Service Hotels

Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites
6102 Seawall Blvd.
www.casadelmartx.com

Courtyard by Marriott
9500 Seawall Blvd.
www.marriott.com/glscy

Four Points by Sheraton
2300 Seawall Blvd.
www.fourpointsgalveston.com

Holiday Inn Express
8628 Seawall Blvd.
www.galveston.com/holidayinnexpress/

Inn at the Waterpark
2525 Jones Rd.
www.innatthewaterpark.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites West
8710 Seawall Blvd.
www.laquintagalvestonseawallwest.com

Red Roof Inn
5914 Seawall Blvd.
www.redroof.com/galveston

Springhill Suites by Marriott
6303 Broadway
www.marriott.com/glssh

Towneplace Suites by Marriott
9540 Seawall Blvd.
www.marriott.com/glsts
 

Full Service Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach
1702 Seawall Blvd.
www.galvestonbeach.doubletree.com

Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall Blvd.
www.galvestonhilton.com

Holiday Inn Resort Galveston
5002 Seawall Blvd.
www.galvestonholidayinn.com

Hotel Galvez & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel
2024 Seawall Blvd.
www.hotelgalvez.com

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
Seven Hope Blvd.
www.moodygardenshotel.com

The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center
5222 Seawall Blvd.
www.sanluisresort.com

The Tremont House, a Wyndham Grand Hotel
2300 Ship's Mechanic Row
www.thetremonthouse.com
 

 

       Short term Rental Owners Association of Galveston                                                            www.stroag.org  

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25 minutes ago, marci4tony said:

We are already booked at Gaidos 🙂

 

Thank you for the great list though!  

Gaidos is good . Restaurant is legendary . 

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Thank you everyone! We are flying in on a Friday night and leaving Saturday. I appreciate the responses! 

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10 minutes ago, Seagirl123 said:

Saturday. 

Enjoy your cruise . We live in Galveston. 

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The OP's inquiry has been answered, they have given their thanks, so now this thread is closed.

 

Happy sails to all,

 

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Edited by Host Kat
Typo due to fat fingers & skinny keys!

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