Galveston Hotel - Harbor House to Reopen in February Following Hurricane Ike
01/26/2009Harbor House Hotel & Marina
GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (Jan. 26, 2009) – Harbor House, Galveston’s only harbor view hotel located at Pier 21, is reopening Feb. 1. The hotel sustained minor flooding to its first floor check-in area from Hurricane Ike which struck Galveston on Sept. 13, 2008. Elevator service will be reinstated in mid-April 2009. Harbor House room rates range from $89 to $149 and include complimentary continental breakfast.
Harbor House offers 42 spacious rooms including three suites. All rooms feature a sitting area, refrigerator, microwave, free high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi. Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily on the second floor of the hotel. Harbor House guests also enjoy signing privileges at the Hotel Galvez and The Tremont House. The Hotel Galvez reopened Oct. 15 and The Tremont House is anticipated to reopen in May 2009.
The nine boat slips adjacent to the hotel were damaged and are being repaired. Olympia Restaurant at Pier 21, located on the harbor side of the hotel, now is tentatively scheduled to open in May or June 2009. Olympia will feature a Greek influenced menu, outdoor and private dining and live entertainment on weekends. The restaurant also will offer European wines and fare, a full bar and room service meals for Harbor House guests.
“We are proud to add Harbor House to the list of hotels open to the public,” says Area Director of Operations Steve Wisner. “Harbor House offers a unique location on the harbor near the cruise ship terminal and adjacent to the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa and Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig & Museum, with convenient access to several harborfront restaurants.”
Cruises departing from Galveston resumed November 1. Currently, three cruise ships utilize Galveston as its home port. Carnival Ecstasy offers four- and five-day cruises to the Mexican coast and Carnival Conquest offers seven-day cruises to Mexico, Jamaica and Grand Carman. Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the Seas offers seven-day cruises to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Key West through April 2009. Harbor House and Hotel Galvez are the preferred pre- and post-cruise hotels for both Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.