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                             The Galveston Ferry is walking distance from the hotel.

                                                                     Things To Do
Spring is a great time to have fun on the water and what better place to experience water adventure than Galveston Island’s beach parks, which open March 3. Stewart Beach – one of Galveston’s premier family beach parks, includes umbrella and chair rentals, volley ball courts, an outdoor pavilion with an elevator, snack bar, souvenir shop, restrooms and showers. East Beach and Pocket Parks 1, 2 and 3 also offer special amenities. With the exception of East Beach, alcohol is not allowed on any Galveston beaches. Visit www.galveston.com/beachparks for more information.

Surf Lessons are Fun for the Entire Family
Surfing is a great activity for kids, adults or the entire family. In Galveston, Ohana Surf & Skate offers private surf lessons for individuals and groups during the spring. With lessons, you can learn to surf for the first time or improve your skills and knowledge. Reserve your lesson 48 hours in advance. Ohana also offers surf camps beginning in June. For pricing and more information, visit www.ohanasurfandskate.com.

Galveston Home to Best Indoor Water Park in World
Visitors can also splash into adventure at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, home to the best indoor water park in the world according to Amusement Today. The indoor park is open throughout the winter and spring, offering a variety of thrill rides, attractions and pools. Summer season – which includes both indoor and outdoor water attractions – begins in April. For more water activities in Galveston, visit galveston.com.

Spring Over to Galveston for Eco-Tourism
Because of Galveston’s natural resources and year-round warm weather, the island is one of the top locations in the country for nature and birding enthusiasts. Located on the trans-Gulf migration route, Galveston is a central location for novice and expert birders, offering more than 300 species of birds that reside and travel through Galveston during fall and spring migrations. Eco-tourists exploring on their own or as part of a tour in the Galveston Bay area can go birding, dolphin-watching, fishing, kayaking, and camping or tour national wildlife refuges and nature parks. An annual event, FeatherFest (www.galvestonfeatherfest.com), attracts birders from across the country to Galveston each April for birding and nature photography workshops and field trips.

Historical Sites & Museums on Galveston Island
There are plenty of opportunities to learn about Galveston’s unique history this spring, from touring historic mansions Bishop’s Palace and Moody Mansion to visiting any of the island’s museums. Galveston is home to the Texas Seaport Museum and 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, Galveston Railroad Museum, the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, the Lone Star Flight Museum and the Rosenberg Library Museum. In addition, the island has one of the largest well-preserved collections of Victorian architecture in the country, located throughout the island’s several historic districts.

Downtown Shopping & Activities
After you’ve had fun at Galveston’s many attractions, discover the beautiful Historic Downtown District, a 35-square-block area filled with marvelous shops, antique stores, art galleries and some of the finest cuisine on the island. In downtown boutiques, shoppers can find everything from high-fashion clothing, souvenirs, beach apparel, jewelry, homemade candy and more. The downtown district is just steps away from the Galveston Cruise Terminal and Pier 21, where visitors can take boat rides and dolphin tours or watch films in the Pier 21 Theater. Downtown is also home to Haunted Mayfield Manor – a year-round-haunted house - and a new pirate museum, Pirates! Legends of the Gulf. Be sure to also catch live performances at The Grand 1894 Opera House located on Postoffice Street.

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928 Ferry Road, Galveston TX

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The Red Carpet Inn is located at the ferry landing (walking distance to the ferry boats). It is about 2 miles from the Cruise Terminal and the Strand District. The Shriner Burn and U.T.M.B Hospitals are about 2 miles also. Stewart Beach is just over a mile. Free Parking for Guests on Cruise



                                What others are saying!
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012NEW

My parents and I stayed at this hotel for a night prior to our cruise. Sam (the owner) made us feel at home and could not have been more helpful. The hotel rooms are fairly basic, but are sufficient for a good nights sleep. The hotel is very close to the ferry landing (free rides if you want to do some cheap sightseeing). If you are cruise bound, the hotel allows you to leave your car there for the duration of the cruise and the taxi fare to the terminal was around $12. I gladly recommend the hospitality of Sam and his lovely wife to anyone who is looking for a no-frills hotel with a great vibe.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
jennyo-state
5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for one night prior to a cruise and were allowed to park our car here for the duration of the cruise at no cost. Although this is not a modern hotel, it is clean and run by very friendly, attentive and helpful folks. Our boarding was delayed most of the day by fog and we were allowed to stay on the property for as long as it took to wait for boarding clearance and they arranged a taxi to take us to the ship...only 10 minutes from the hotel and a $11 cab fare. You won't be disappointed by this hotel and it represented a very good value. Plus, you will be hard pressed to find more friendly and helpful people behind the counter no matter what level of hotel you are staying in.


  • Stayed January 2012, traveled 
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Riverview1949
Tyler, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2011

people found this review helpful

I reserved two rooms at this hotel five months before my cruise. I was immediately impressed with the outward willingness to please. This was the perfect hotel to stay in before our family cruise. The rooms are good sized, we had two rooms with two queen beds, and the rooms were very clean. The owner and his wife are very friendly and accommodating. What I really like is that the hotel is not on the busy strand but, close enough that you can get there within a couple of minutes. Another very important feature that I liked was the free covered parking offered for the length of our cruise. This is a plus to me because other friends have left their vehicles at hotels on the beach only to return and have a vehicle covered with salt water film. There is no resturant at the hotel, but there is free coffee in the lobby in the morning. There are plenty of resturants in old town and on the strand to choose from so that was not a concern. The owner is working hard to modernize the property. The cost of the rooms was very reasonable, less than 50.00 per night. It is definately a family run operation with a family atmosphere. Look forward to seeing Sam and his family again.

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"Wonderful Place to Stay

The staff at Red Carpet Inn are fantastic. This hotel is family run by a man and his wife and they are the most gracious, hospitable people we have ever met. They were very kind and made our stay extra special

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klmorin
"I reserved two rooms at this hotel five months before my cruise. I was immediately impressed with the outward willingness to please. This was the perfect hotel to stay in before our family cruise. The rooms are good sized, we had two rooms with two queen beds, and the rooms were very clean. The owner and his wife are very friendly and accommodating. What I really like is that the hotel is not on the busy strand but, close enough that you can get there within a couple of minutes. Another very important feature that I liked was the free covered parking offered for the length of our cruise. This is a plus to me because other friends have left their vehicles at hotels on the beach only to return and have a vehicle covered with salt water film. There is no resturant at the hotel, but there is free coffee in the lobby in the morning. There are plenty of resturants in old town and on the strand to choose from so that was not a concern. The owner is working hard to modernize the property. The cost of the rooms was very reasonable, less than 50.00 per night. It is definately a family run operation with a family atmosphere. Look forward to seeing Sam and his family again.Room Tip: All rooms are quiet and clean"
RJWENTLLC
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