Howard Johnson by Wyndham Galveston

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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Galveston

2.0 star property
Convenient to Moody Gardens

6.0/10 Good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Connecting rooms available
8216 Harborside Dr, Galveston, TX, 77554
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Moody Gardens - 12 min drive
  • Strand Historic District - 6 min drive
  • Port of Galveston - 7 min drive
  • Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark - 13 min drive
  • Port of Galveston Cruise Terminal - 7 min drive
  • Galveston Seawall - 11 min drive
  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field) - 37 min drive
  • Houston William Hobby Airport (HOU) - 40 min drive

About this property

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Galveston

When you stay at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Galveston, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Port of Galveston Cruise Terminal and Galveston Seawall. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and on-the-go breakfast available daily. Also, this motel is 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from Moody Gardens and 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff.


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property for guests without COVID-19 vaccination
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 42 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free uncovered onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast each morning
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 2001
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to July 1 2024 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas for unvaccinated guests.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Long-term renters welcome.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Howard Johnson Express Galveston Texas
Howard Johnson Express Inn Galveston Texas
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Galveston Howard Johnson
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10/10 Exceptional

Hector Castro, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Michelle, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean and quiet
Check-in was quick, the room was clean and cool, the location is easy to find. After we went to bed, the room was so quiet when the AC kicked off that we had to set the fan to stay on for a little bit of white noise. Simple free breakfast and hot coffee in the morning.
Rebecca, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Overall a good stay
The hotel was a bit run down. The rooms were clean, the front office was small but the worker was friendly. Liked the location wasn't in the busiest area but it was nearby.
View from the window
Heather, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Disappointing Stay in Galveston
This is a very old property. Pillows were very flat. shower tub is in need of replacement, bed was very uncomfortable, had to kill a bug in the room. A/C took a long time to cool the room. Breakfast of cereal, small muffin, coffee was not really a "breakfast" in my book. Thought the rate was WAY too expensive for the quality of the room. I guess it was all about paying for the location and not the quality or comfort.
John, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Made the reservation on April 15th for the room. Arrived at 10:30pm to check in and was told that Expedia had canceled my reservations. I made the reservation with The lady was extremely rude and told us she has no vacancies and that me not having a room was my problem, not hers.
Terri, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Todd, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible experience .
I can’t stay at this hotel, they didn’t sale what they really have. It was disgusting I booked in different hotel.
Ana, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The first room was horrible the room was so bad with the smell of smoke that you couldn’t even breathe right so we went to the front desk asked him to move us they moved us to a supposed non-smoking room we’re still had some smell of smoke but then we also found blood on our sheets
Enedina, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Good for the price
Pros: Room was nice and clean and the staff was very friendly. A/C was nice and cold and mini fridge was plenty big enough to hold our stuff. Distance to everything wasn’t bad… it is an island after all, it’s only so big. Overall it was good for the price. Cons: The bed was hard a rock… my back was killing me after 2 nights and the pillows were flat as a board. We had to go purchase pillows since we left ours at home, but we couldn’t do anything about the bed comfort unfortunately. Also… prepare to feel like Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny with the train that runs next to the hotel at all hours of the night, because… you guessed it, there’s a train that runs next to the hotel at all hours of the night. It didn’t keep me up but it is annoying to hear loud train whistles at 11pm or midnight when you’re trying to settle down and get comfortable.
Nicole, 2-night family trip
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