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Galveston Island: Tremont House

Galveston Island Tremont HouseIt’s hard to miss the Tremont House at night, what with the giant lit Mardi Gras arch just outside. Yet somehow, we still drove right past it the first time.

But once we got to our room, we knew theĀ Tremont House was a wise choice. The European-style hotel occupies a building built in 1879, so you know it’s rich with history, even though it wasn’t always a hotel. We’re pretty sure there are ghosts, but sadly we didn’t see any.

The service at Tremont House is impeccable, from the friendly (and hooooot!) valet attendants to the front desk staff. We felt like VIPs the entire time we were there. The amenities are great, from the amazingly comfy bed to the well equipped fitness room.

There’s no pool on site, but there’s a great rooftop deck open weekends. If you want a pool experience, complete with swim-up bar, it’s just a short ride via the hotel’s town car to their sister property, 100-year-old Hotel Galvez & Spa. This is a stunning hotel with a spacious spa and larger fitness center, all available to guests of the Tremont House.

The Tremont House is in the Strand District and close to the Seaport and cruise ship terminals. Hotel Galvez & Spa is on the south shore of the island where the famous Seawall runs the entire length. So either place, you’re close to the water and the magical creatures that lurk within. Like mermen, we hope.
Photo by Rod Orta.