Close to Cruise Terminal, UTMB Hospital and Beaches
Welcome to Howard Johnson Express Inn – Galveston Texas hotel, near Moody Gardens. Located off Interstate 45 and Route 275, our hotel in Galveston, TX, is the closest Hojo to the Galveston Cruise Terminal and just five miles from Pleasure Pier. Each morning, wake up to a free Rise & Dine continental breakfast, then scout out
local attractions from your hotel room. We offer free parking for your car, bus, truck or RV, so getting around is a breeze no matter how you choose to explore. Free overnight parking for cruise guests is available, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
There is so much to see and do near our hotel in Galveston, TX. For rides, shopping, dining and fun, head to Pleasure Pier, or for fun in the sun, spend a day at the beautiful nearby beaches, both just five miles from our hotel. Splash, swim and slide, rain or shine, at Schlitterban, the famous indoor water park. At Moody Gardens, you can watch IMAX films, see playful penguins, explore the rainforests of the world or tee off at the premier golf course of Galveston. Grab your rod and head to Pier 19 for some of the best fishing in Texas, or if you are interested in architecture, be sure to stop by The Bishop’s Palace, a 19th century castle featuring amazing stained glass windows, rare and intricately carved wood, bronze dragons and more. Our hotel in Galveston, TX, is also close by Seawolf Park, where you can check out U.S. Navy vessels like the Cavalla, a World War II submarine.
Many popular restaurants are just steps from our Galveston, TX, hotel. For gulf fresh shrimp, head to Galveston Shrimp Company, a local favorite. Enjoy Japanese cooking at Yamato Japanese Restaurant, or try Italian favorites like thin-crust pizza and fresh pasta at Mario’s Ristorante. Grab a burger at McKenzie’s American Grill or enjoy seafood, steak and more at Clary’s Restaurant. Fast-food options are also close by.