Only one hotel in Galveston overlooks the island’s working port and that is Harbor House Hotel and Marina at Pier 21. Harbor House sits on the site of an early Galveston Steamship Terminal and provides a unique vantage point for watching the activity of a working port. Harbor House is the preferred hotel cruise ship passengers seeking pre- and post- cruise excursions on the island. In addition, this hotel is within walking distance to a wide array of attractions and nearby shops and restaurants. Nine boat slips, located adjacent to the hotel, welcome guests to sail in for a stay and enjoy all the Pier 21 and the nearby Strand District has to offer.                                             

The 42-room hotel completed a $1.7 million renovation in February 2014 giving rooms a bold new look and stunning appointments. The hotel’s guest rooms now offer an industrial motif, balanced with organic warmth created by all new lighting, flooring, furniture, bedding and bathrooms. All rooms are spacious and include a four-in-one built-in cabinet housing a refrigerator and microwave and serving as a dresser and desk. Rooms offer a 46” LED flat screen television, custom upholstered bedding, custom headboards, and Simmons® Pillow Top Mattresses. The rooms feature nautical themed photography printed on aluminum by Kayla Mitchell. She captured images from Galveston Island to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are unique to the hotel. 

About Pier 21®

Pier 21® is a waterfront entertainment and dining area located on Galveston’s historic harbor. Pier 21® offers diverse waterfront dining, a variety of attractions, and the only hotel and marina on Galveston’s harbor.  

Hotel Amenities                                                  

The hotel is conveniently located within steps of several popular restaurants, harbor excursions and museums as well as The Strand Historic District. Check with the front desk on special offerings for hotel guests at Pier 21 restaurants. Just a few blocks away, guests will find The Grand 1894 Opera House, a Galveston stronghold designated as the Official Opera House for the State of Texas.                           

Harbor House offers free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and in the lobby area along with a complimentary Continental breakfast. Breakfast is available from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The hotel has a courtesy shuttle that is available to transport guests to Hotel Galvez and Spa® on the beachfront and to The Tremont House. Additionally, Hotel Galvez is a just a five-minute walk to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.  

Delicious Dining & Cocktails           

A complimentary Continental breakfast is served daily at the hotel and guests enjoy signing privileges at both The Tremont House and Hotel Galvez & Spa®. Olympia, The Grill at Pier 21, a popular Mediterranean restaurant, is located on the first floor and offers a magnificent waterside patio. Other nearby offerings include: Nonny Tony’s World Kitchen, Willie G’s Seafood and Steakhouse and Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Grill all offering local fresh seafood and Galveston charm.             


Toujouse Bar at The Tremont House

The 1888 Toujouse Bar at The Tremont House offers a relaxing atmosphere after a long day of meetings or exploring. The bar offers a huge selection of martinis and is the only hotel to offer local craft beer brewed by Galveston Island Brewing Company. Additionally, the Toujouse Bar offers live jazz on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m.

The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House

The Rooftop Bar is Galveston’s only rooftop bar and it touted one of the best bars in Houston (although located in Galveston). Guests can see the historic harbor, downtown, and ship channel, beachfront and other landmarks from this rooftop setting. The Rooftop Bar is open daily for the summer season (weather permitting) beginning May 1. 


Harbor House Hotel and Marina, located at Pier 21, offers cruise guests the option to leave their cars during their cruise at the hotel parking lot for a cost of $10/night or park at the Hotel Galvez parking garage at no charge and catch the courtesy shuttle for their cruise and to retrieve their car.

Note: Harbor House is walking distance to the cruise ship terminal.


Harbor House Hotel & Marina

No. 28, Pier 21, Galveston, Texas 77550

(409) 763-3321