Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Galveston, TX

The outdoor pool at the Moody Gardens Hotel, photo courtesy of Visit Galveston.
The outdoor pool at the Moody Gardens Hotel, photo courtesy of Visit Galveston.
6/14/24 - By Rebecca Matheson Ortiz

Galveston is the perfect beach destination for a fun-filled family vacation, so pick a kid-friendly Galveston hotel that the whole family will love. We’ve rounded up the top Galveston resorts for families, which include hotels on the beach, fun amenities like pools with spray features and mini golf, and easy access to some of the best things to do in Galveston, like Moody Gardens and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

There's something for everyone to enjoy in Galveston. To get the most out of your stay (and make some core memories), check out kid-friendly Galveston tours, soak up some sun along the 32 miles of Galveston's beaches, shop The Strand, and cool off with indoor fun at the local Children’s Museum


Galveston Hotels with Swimming Pools and Attractions for Kids

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Moody Gardens kid-friendly pool. Photo courtesy of Visit Galveston.

1. Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center

Kid-friendly amenities: Kid’s Crew with dedicated spaces, activities, and treats.

At the Moody Gardens Hotel, you’ll find Four Diamond accommodations with indoor and outdoor pools as well as easy access to the attraction’s pyramids, museum, ropes course, Palm Beach Waterpark, and more. A Kid’s Crew program offers activities like family movie nights, s’mores, face painting, bounce houses, crafts, and karaoke sessions. For easy planning, family packages offer options that include access to all of Moody Gardens attractions when you book your accommodations.

2. Galveston Seaside Resort

Kid-friendly amenities: Kiddie pool; sports courts; arcade; playground.

Set away from the busier beaches, Galveston Seaside Resort features private beach access, a café offering everything from coffee and light bites to signature cocktails, and an arcade where you can challenge your family to a game of pool or an air hockey tournament. Each room features its own kitchen with a designated dining area for your convenience. Sports courts, sand volleyball, mini golf, and a playground are all conveniently located around the property.

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Visiting Schlitterbahn? It doesn't get easier than staying at this kid-friendly hotel in Galveston. Photo courtesy of the Inn at the Waterpark

3. Inn at the Waterpark

Kid-friendly amenities: on-site mini golf and pool; free breakfast.

Inn at the Waterpark is just that – this Galveston hotel is located at Schlitterbahn, so you can stay and play. After a day sliding and splashing at the park, step back into your own cozy room for a refresh before a round of putt putt at the Adventure Golf course with the family, or kick back and relax in the resort’s private pool. Waterpark season pass holders can enjoy up to 20% off their stay. (Schlitterbahn tickets are not included when you book your stay. They must be purchased separately.)

4. Tru by Hilton Galveston

Kid-friendly amenities: Kid’s pool area with sprayers; free breakfast.

Perched directly across from the Seawall with prime views, the Tru by Hilton Galveston hotel offers clean and cozy rooms, free hot breakfasts, and Wi-Fi. The accessible pool boasts a colorful children’s area complete with fountains and water sprayers for extra fun. A fitness center, streaming TV services, and EV charging stations are available.

Family-Friendly Hotels on the Beach in Galveston

5. Holiday Inn Resort Galveston - On The Beach

Kid-friendly amenities: Kids eat free; dedicated children’s pool; on-site activities and babysitting services.

Featuring ample rooms, multiple pools, beach access, and more, this beach-front Holiday Inn Resort Galveston is the perfect spot for families. Here, you’re just a short walk from Pleasure Pier and its high-flying fun, two blocks from Rainforest Café, and close to The Strand, Moody Gardens, and Schlitterbahn. A fully equipped fitness center, spa, and on-site restaurant round out the offerings at this Galveston resort.

6. Gaido’s Seaside Inn

Kid-friendly amenities: Kid’s pool area with mushroom water sprayer; lawn games.

This family-owned and operated Galveston hotel is located on the Seawall, just steps from the shore. The beautiful, resort-style pool features a spa and roped-off kid’s section with a mushroom spray fountain. On-site eateries serve up fresh seafood dishes and the Kewpie’s Garden features lawn game classics like giant Jenga, ring toss, bowling, and more. Free Wi-Fi and semi-private balconies are added perks at Gaido's Seaside Inn.

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The San Luis Resort has it all and is right by the Seawall. Photo courtesy of Visit Galveston.

7. The San Luis Resort, Spa, & Conference Center

Kid-friendly amenities: Daily family activities like movie nights, pastry decorating, lawn games, scavenger hunts, crafts, and more; complimentary bikes; resort-style pool.

Luxurious accommodations are met with stunning beach views and delightful fine dining experiences at The San Luis Resort. You can even grab last-minute beach toys and essentials at the on-site shops. The Galveston resort features state-of-the-art amenities, spacious rooms, enriching daily activities, Pickleball courts, and a spa.

8. Galveston Beach Resort

Kid-friendly amenities: Activity center; sports courts; infinity-edge pool; movie nights; kite building and flying activities.

Located right on the sand, Galveston Beach Resort has no shortage of things to do. The Activity Center features fun-for-the-whole-family games like Foosball and Pac-Man, while the infinity edge pool invites relaxation with a side of gorgeous Gulf views. You’ll find a fitness center as well as basketball and sand volleyball courts, and barbecue grills for use for after you’ve worked up an appetite. Accommodations include private patios or balconies.

9. Casa del Mar Beachfront Suites

Kid-friendly amenities: Junior bunk beds; tropical pools.

While not technically a Galveston hotel, Casa del Mar condominiums are right across from the Seawall and feature an on-site team as well as classic amenities, so your stay runs smoothly. Enjoy the homey comforts of a condo with your own balcony, a fully stocked kitchen, a private bedroom, and a bunk room for kiddos. Two pools and a picnic and barbecue area are available for guests to use. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available throughout the property.

10. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Galveston Beach

Kid-friendly amenities: Children’s pool area with mushroom fountain; kids eat free.

The spacious rooms at this Holiday Inn Express and Suites Galveston Beach feature ocean views, so you’ll never miss a sunset. Amenities include a kid-friendly pool with whimsical water feature, a fire pit, and fitness center. Free high-speed internet and complimentary breakfasts round out the quintessential offerings at this Galveston hotel.



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