This 1923 Meditteranean style Bed and Breakfast located in Galveston's historic Silk Stocking District is situated on a third of an acre of lush tropical foliage. The home is furnished with an eclectic blend of antique and contemporary design elements with a splash of the South Pacific thrown in. Avenue O offers all the amenities of a large hotel with the ambiance of a private island retreat. All the rooms are uniquely "themed" to create a fanciful and romantic atmosphere for the guest who truly wants to "get away from it all". phone: 866-762-2868
5 on August 30, 2011
I could not have chosen a better place to stay for our wedding night. The atmosphere was amazing and Connie (our host) was the icing on the cake--- always helpful, understanding, and a great cook to top it off! Would reccommend to anyone!
4.0 on August 22, 2011
A quaint B&B with charm. An older home feel and with all the unusual decorations and pieces of art adds to the ambiance. Breakfast was awesome and meeting others that stayed overnight was great. Close to the seawall shops and restaurants and not far from the Moody Gardens and Shlitterbaum.
4.4 on August 14, 2011
Avenue O was an exceptional place to stay. The rooms were very nice, what you would expect in an older home, with modern conveniences provided. The cookies in the room daily were a nice touch, but the breakfasts were the highlight. We felt pampered and well taken care of. The hostess was knowledgeable about attractions in the area and had good recommendations on places to dine as well as visit.
4.8 on July 23, 2011
We had a marvelous stay at Avenue O B&B! The room was clean, private and well provisioned. I will definitely stay there on my next visit! And Connie's homemade cookies are to die for!
3.6 on July 18, 2011
The room was comfortable. It could use a bigger mirror somewhere. The hospitality was great. I am not a big traveler so the value was what I expected. The garbage was not taken out from the previous tenants. The food was excellent.
5 on June 23, 2011
My husband and I stayed there for the weekend due to a wedding we had to attend in Galveston. Connie was amazingly sweet! The room was very nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable!! I booked my stay with them because they are pet friendly, as long as they stay in a kennel while we are gone and they are on a leash when walking them, it was amazing! A great little getaway for all of us (including the dogs :P) Connie is such a great cook! She makes sure you don't leave hungry! I highly recommend this place and I will definitely be back! XOXOX
4.6 on June 13, 2011
We stayed 3 nights, 4 days and I proposed to my girlfriend on the first night. The room we stayed in (Rainforest Room) is romantic and secluded and the house and garden are impressive. The owner was so great...her meals were tasty and she was so excited to hear about our engagement. We'll be back and I recommend this to all. We plan on sending my soon-to-be mother and father in-law as a gift. This was our first B & B and certainly not our last. No more hotels for us.
5 on June 13, 2011
Connie Porter's breakfasts are culinary delights in their preparation, variety, and taste. Avenue O's rooms each have a different theme, reflected in its name. Some have large jacuzzi tubs. This was our second stay, so we knew what to expect. We will stay there again next time we visit Galveston. And they allowed us to bring our big dogs. (A side note: our dogs are well-behaved and non-destructive.)
4.6 on June 09, 2011
The European Suite was fabulous and the staff and other guests were very kind to my boyfriend and I (gay couple, so don't be scared to book here!). I'm leaving the country for 8 weeks, so we wanted to do an away weekend with just the two of us and this was absolutely perfect. Definitely the best B&B I've stayed at on Galveston.
3.2 on June 07, 2011
My husband and I stayed at Avenue O for our anniversary this past weekend, and it was our first bed and breakfast experience, so we weren't sure what to expect. We stayed in the Rainforest Room, which was nice and big and instantly brought us back in time a few decades. The bathroom, although small, was clean, and the whale tub was fabulous! The only complaint that we have is that the rugs in the room were a bit dirty and could've used a good vacuuming-the bedroom even smelt of dirty rugs. Overall, the service was great! Connie was very welcoming and cooked a fabulous breakfast-if breakfast is one's main criteria for a good bed and breakfast, than look no further than Avenue O. We weren't even hungry for lunch until 2 in the afternoon! Overall, we had a nice, relaxing anniversary weekend.
Historic, Island, Oceanside, Tropical
Houston, TX (HOU-Hobby) 50 miles
Take Airport drive to I-45 South to Galveston. I-45 turns into Broadway. Follow Broadway to 23rd St. turn right to Avenue O, turn right to 2323 on the left hand side.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, NASA, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fireplace, Library, Videos, Wedding Facilities , bicycles
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports
Connie and Jim Porter
Connie and Jim are both avid travelers. Prior to moving to Galveston, they lived in American Samoa for 13 years where they owned and operated a small airline. They love to entertain and thrive on meeting new people. Since starting the Bed and Breakfast, interior design has become Connie's passion,
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Romantic Evening Special : Includes bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, Romantic Rendezvous game, subdued lighting, fresh flowers, scented candles, lovely designer champagne flutes for you to keep and breakfast in bed. The mood is set, you need just enjoy. $49.95 plus room rental. Have Breakfast in Bed for an additional $25 - Or for a little romance - Have champagne and fresh flowers and scented candles in your room when you arrive for $30.00
Book an inroom one hour couples' massage for $170 or a single massage for $85
All active military personnel will receive a 10% discount off the regular rate.