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Cities Less Traveled: 4 Hotels in Galveston’s Strand District for History Lovers

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Most travelers to Galveston, TX, gravitate towards the beachfront of San Jacinto, but history lovers are in for a treat if they base themselves further back from the Gulf of Mexico. The Victorian-era buildings of the Strand District are so celebrated that the neighborhood is a National Historic Landmark. The following hotels offer a different side of Galveston.

1. Lasker Inn

Lasker Inn’s rich history began when it was built in 1870 as a residential home for local lawyer Marcus C. McLemore. In 1900 it became the Home for Homeless Children, and young orphans roamed its halls for the next 90 years. It seemed destined for ruin after Hurricane Ike, but local couple Richard and Linda Denson saw its potential and restored it to its former beauty.(Image by Michael Benoit )

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Lasker Inn has six guest rooms, including four with private baths. Whimsical names like the Palm Suite and the Reflection hint at their beauty. Much has been done to preserve the character of the rooms, which feature beautiful carved beds and antique decor. Guests also enjoy access to the opulent shared living room and manicured gardens.

2. The Villa Bed and Breakfast

Villa Bed and Breakfast is one of the most romantic Galveston hotels, with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries delivered to every room. The house has three generous suites with plush furnishings, private bathrooms, and color schemes that are less jarring than the Villa’s distinctive pink and blue exterior. The hosts cook up a lavish three-course breakfast every morning to ensure their guests start the day right.

3. The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel

The current Tremont House is actually Galveston’s third to bear the Tremont name. The first fell victim to a raging fire in 1865, and the second was irreparably damaged in the great storm of 1900. The history of the current building might not be as rich as some others in the Strand District, but the Tremont name is one of the most celebrated in Galveston’s history.(Image by Janita Lo)

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The current hotel pays tribute to its historic roots with a unique blend of 19th-century architecture and modern luxury. The lofty ceilings, polished hardwood floors, and period-style furnishings add a sense of occasion, while the high-definition television sets, iPod docks and complimentary Wi-Fi give guests the creature comforts they crave. Just make sure to keep your wits about you during your stay. Tremont House is haunted by several ghosts, including a Civil War soldier, a murdered gambler, and a street urchin called Jimmy.

4. Harbor House at Pier 21

As its name suggests, Harbor House at Pier 21 puts you close to Galveston’s cruise-ship terminal. It shares the site of an early Galveston steamship terminal, and still proudly celebrates its nautical roots. The rooms mimic old cruise-ship cabins with names like the Skipper, the Admiral, and the Captain’s Quarter. The recently renovated hotel feels a bit more modern than others in this district, but its seafaring history shines through.

Discover Galveston’s historic side when you stay in the Strand District.

Lauren Katulka has relaxed on the beaches of Fiji, been dazzled by the bright lights of New York City, and sipped shiraz in the Barossa Valley. A keen travel writer and foodie, she looks forward to where her sense of adventure, inspiration, and stomach will take her next.



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