5 on July 19, 2015
Stayed over 4th of July, Hosts are great, breakfast was family style and enjoyable. Not a hotel but nice home like atmosphere. Good location Away from the beach, quiet. If we go to Galveston again my choice.
Thank you very much for the review and your kind words. We are so glad that your enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to Galveston. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Galveston.
5 on July 16, 2015
This was our second stay at Lost Bayou. Was wonderful just like the first. Was there to stay the night before we sailed out on a surprise birthday gift for our granddaughter. Maria and Dave are an awesome couple and really take pride in their lovely house and in their lives. Cant wait to go back and have an awesome time with them again. I recommend their place to stay.
Thank you very much for your review. It is always our pleasure to see you and visit with you. We hope you and your granddaughter had a fun time during the cruise. Looking forward to your next visit.
3.8 on June 09, 2015
Maria and Dave were wonderful people, breakfast was great, the house was charming. We look forward to our next stay!
Thank you very much for your review and kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you on your next trip to Galveston.
5 on May 10, 2015
I found this B&B just by searching on google for B&B in Galveston. My husband and I were going on a cruise to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary and were returning the day of our anniversary. So we figured we would spend the night at a B&B and relax and go out to dinner instead of driving 4 hours back. Since we were staying there the night we returned from the cruise, we got free parking. We went there before boarding and Dave gave us a map of where to go park and gave us directions as well. He was very nice and helpful. We met Maria when we returned to check in and I asked her if she knew of any good, non-seafood restaurants. She recommended The Original Mexican Café. It was very good, inexpensive, and great service. There's a little lounge area upstairs near the rooms with complementary water, soda, juice, coffee, tea, and snacks. Breakfast was great, she served fresh fruit as an appetizer, then entrée was quiche, asparagus, cranberry muffins, also choice of coffee and juice. Another bonus is it's located only a couple blocks from the pier and about 5-10 min from Pleasure Pier and the beach. My husband and I were very pleased with our stay and would recommend this place to anyone.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review and for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and your anniversary celebration in Galveston. We hope you will contact us on any future trips to Galveston. Have a wonderful summer.
4.0 on May 09, 2015
Maria and Dave are excellent hosts. They were both knowledgable about the area and the history of the house and island. They made each guest feel well cared for without smothering them. The breakfast was family style and the hosts did a great job of introducing everyone and making us all feel at home amounts strangers. We also enjoyed being a short walk (5 blocks) from the beach. We would defiantly recommend staying with them if you're looking for a place a little away from hubbub of the main boulevard with a home-like feel.
Thank you very much for your review and your kind. We want our guests to relax and feel "at home" while staying with us so we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit to Galveston. We hope you come back to see us on your next trip to Galveston.
4.2 on April 15, 2015
The hosts were very friendly and the breakfast was served family style allowing us to get to know some of the other guests and was delicious. The room was well decorated, but the bed was very uncomfortable and squeaked with every turn and the water pressure varied and the hot water took a long time to come. The B&B was located between downtown and the seawall, which was just 5 blocks away.
Thank you for your review and for your feedback regarding the bed. We are very sorry that the bed was not comfortable to you. We are not sure which room you stayed but we will check all our beds and make the necessary adjustments. Regarding the water, we use a tankless water heater so that there is always hot water on demand. With this system for the hot water to reach the second and third floor you do have to let the water run for a couple minutes to get hot water. We are sorry you experienced this problem. We wished we would have known at the time so that we could explained it to you at the time. We always want to offer our guests a comfortable and relaxing stay at our house. We apologize if we were not able to meet this expectations 100%.
4.8 on March 01, 2015
Maria & Dave are fabulous hosts! We enjoyed our stay and cannot wait until we can return! We highly recommend staying at Lost Bayou Guesthouse!
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we are glad we were able to make your stay enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon.
5 on February 12, 2015
Maria and Dave are so welcoming! The house is restored beautifully. Very warm and comfortable atmosphere. We stayed for Mardi Gras weekend and were very pleased. Very impressed and will definitely be back again with friends!
Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoy your stay with us and that you had a good time celebrating Mardi Gras. We hope to see you next time you visit Galveston.
5 on January 10, 2015
We had a wonderful stay at this delightful Victorian home. The couple who run it are warm and friendly and the breakfast was delicious. They were also very knowledgable about Galveston. Highly recommend it!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review. It makes it very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year!
5 on December 21, 2014
Dave and Maria were extremely welcoming! We really enjoyed our experience and will return!
Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Galveston and staying with us. We hope to see you soon. Happy New Year!
4.2 on November 12, 2014
While my husband and I felt the price was a little much for a room with very thin walls and no TV, we also greatly appreciated and were grateful for the amazing customer service. I can't say enough good about all of the little things that they did for us to make sure we were taken care of. I HIGHLY recommend this B&B.
5 on November 11, 2014
This was our first time at a B&B. From the minute we walked in it felt like staying at grandmas. Dave and Maria were excellent host. Made you feel right at home. Maria is a great cook and provided a nice variety. We would highly recommend the Lost Bayou!! Can't wait for a return visit.
5 on November 10, 2014
Historic, comfy beds, like minded guests, superb homemade breakfasts, very attentive and accommodating. Highly recommended.
4.2 on November 05, 2014
My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Lost Bayou Guesthouse B&B, and really enjoyed our stay. The room was very clean, the bed was comfortable, the food was delicious, and the house is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood. An added bonus was the guests' lounge which was well supplied with beverages and snacks. Dave and Maria are wonderful hosts - very friendly and helpful - which made our stay very pleasant. I've already recommended the Lost Bayou to friends and would be happy to stay there again.
4.4 on October 29, 2014
Thank you for offering a one night stay. It was a perfect get away for a day and night stay, but wish we could have stayed longer. Pristine. Historical. Beautiful. Gracious hospitality. Only suggestion would be to add some "bam" to breakfast with some Louisiana flavor and a little background music. Thank you kindly. We'll see you again soon!
4.8 on October 14, 2014
Our brief 2 night stay at Lost Bayou with Maria and Dave was too short. It was such a cozy home and we slept like babies; feeling like we were at grandmas house. Cookies and snacks in the sitting room, excellent breakfasts, and perfectly placed in walking distance of many great restaurants. We loved our time here and would recommend it over any hotel. Maria and Dave made us feel very welcome and we would stay again in a heartbeat!
Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure meeting both of you. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to Galveston. We hope to see you again soon.
4.6 on October 05, 2014
A friend suggested to stay before our cruise. Location is within walking distance from the beach. David provided useful info about the surrounding for this 1st time Galveston visitor. We will stay here again!
Thank you very much for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you had a great time during your cruise.
5 on September 22, 2014
Our stay at The Lost Buyou was a very enjoyable experience and we surely look forward to coming back to this wonderful three story home. We love going to top B & B's which are historical, beautiful, and have super hosts to create the perfect stay. They are conveniently located close to the harbor for our cruise ship as well as near the beach. We look forward to returning soon and highly recommend this place to all travelers going to Galveston.
5 on September 22, 2014
Our experience created by Maria and Dave is one that walking into the Lost Bayou Guesthouse you feel like you are home! Everything that one may need for comfort is available, including bikes to tour Galveston! We will definitely return; Highly recommend the Lost Bayou Guesthouse for a weekend getaway, week of pampering or a family summer vacation! Thank you Maria and Dave! Cindy and Mike
4.6 on September 10, 2014
My wife and I were looking for a quiet relaxing place to spend a few days after a high stress period of time. We could not have picked a better spot, David and Maria were amazingly gracious hosts, the accomodations were very nice, and the breakfast was delicious. We will definitely consider them for another stay in the future and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great spot to spend some time away.
Thank you very much for taking the time to post the review. It was our pleasure meeting and visiting with both of you. We are happy to know that we were able to provide you with a place to get away and relax. We hope to see you again on a near future.
5 on August 15, 2014
We had a wonderful time - great hosts, comfortable room, good food. We will definitely stay again!
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We love to hear from our guests! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your next visit.
5 on August 05, 2014
Maria and Dave bent over backwards to make our stay enjoyable. They even surprised us with a bottle of champagne icing in a bucket on our anniversary, They had great suggestions on everything from best beach, places to eat, sights to see and where to shop. They were like walking encyclopedias on Galveston. We will definitely stay with Maria and Dave when we return and would recommend everyone to stay at the Lost Bayou Guesthouse.
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we enjoyed very much visiting with you during your stay. We hope to see you again soon.
5 on August 01, 2014
I am not a fan of B&B's but will return to the Lost Bayou. Maria&Dave are wonderful hosts. Give guests their privacy! Place is spotless! Maria is a great cook. Came as a guest, leave as a friend!
Thank you very much for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
4.6 on August 01, 2014
My mother and I stayed overnight (Monday - Tuesday) in the Santa Fe room. Beautiful home, rooms, and wonderful hospitality. We would definitely go back. Only suggestion to Dave and Maria would be to put a fan in the third-story bathroom for the summer. Other than that, everything was outstanding. Thank you.
Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure meeting both of you. Also thank you for your feedback regarding the fan. We will definite look into adding one to the bathroom.
4.6 on June 30, 2014
This is a lovely place to pass the evenings when in Galveston. We were on the third floor, with a private bath. Safe secure and quiet. We got a great night's sleep and interesting conversation at breakfast!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Also meeting and conversing with the other guests. Breakfast time is our favorite time of the day!
5 on June 25, 2014
Dave and Maria are outstanding host. Enjoyed a remarkable birthday weekend "getaway" at the Lost Bayou House. They accommodated every need and request I had. Most definitely would do it all over again.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review and for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good birthday celebration. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to see you again.
5 on May 28, 2014
Best experience ever at a Bed and Breakfast. Recommended for anyone staying on Galveston!
Thank you very, very much. We loved it that you had a good visit to Galveston and enjoyed so much your stayed with us.
5 on April 30, 2014
Lost Bayou Guesthouse is very peaceful. It is in a charming neighborhood, walking distance to the beach. Great food and the bicycles are a bonus.
Thank you for kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and using the bicycles around town! Comeback to see us soon.
5 on April 28, 2014
We stayed here the night before a cruise and it was amazing!!! Situated between The Strand and the beach for easy access to both. Maria was an awesome hostess and the breakfast was perfect! Cruise parking was also included to add to the value of this stay. We'll be back next year.
Thank you very much for the review and your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you had a wonderful time during your cruise. We hope to see you next time you come to Galveston.
4.6 on April 17, 2014
We stayed in the Lost Bayou Guest House for one night preceeding and one night after our cruise. Dave and Maria are consummate hosts. They think of things you need before you need them. The common area/refreshment centre/snack centre was lovely and equipped with all sorts of tea, juice, coffee, bottled water and snacks. They are located in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of the old Historic District and a 5 minute taxi ride to the Pier. They provided great suggestions for dining and were a wealth of information about the history of Galveston. Our room was well appointed and the window air conditioner kept us cool. I would highly recommend you stay in this lovely home. Thanks again, Dave and Maria
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we would love for you to comeback and stay with us on your next trip to Galveston. We hope you had a great time during your cruise.
5 on April 10, 2014
I needed a nice relaxing place to stay the night before Ironman Texas. Lost Bayou exceeded that. Will be returning again and again!
Thank you for your review and kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Congratulations on your Ironman!. We hope to see you again soon.
4.4 on March 11, 2014
The Dunns are gracious hosts and were very generous in the free use of their bicycles. The Santa Fe room is spacious and very comfortable. Great amenities.
Thank you for taking the time to write the review and for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and we are glad you enjoyed the bikes. We hope to see you again soon.
4.2 on February 26, 2014
Delightful B&B in an historic old building. Amenities were more than adequate, with coffee, tea, juice, and snacks available around the clock. Hosts were friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Couldn't have asked for more.
5 on February 20, 2014
This stay was a gift to my parents and they thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Maria and Dave were exceptional hosts and every detail was perfect. The food was amazing the room was a quiet oasis. I would highly recommend.
5 on February 02, 2014
Dave & Maria are the best hosts! Stay here whenever we can! All the rooms are great!
Thank you very much for your review and your kind words. It is always a pleasure to see you and to visit with both of you. We look forward to your next visit.
5 on January 26, 2014
Stayed the night prior to a cruise out of Galveston. It was a relaxing start to a fantastic vacation. Dave and Maria were friendly and helpful. It was like being with old friends even though we had never met them before. Cruise parking was easier and more convenient than dealing with the shuttle and the car was safe and sound when we returned. Highly recommend them.
4.6 on January 05, 2014
Owner Maria is super-helpful and friendly. We loved the sitting room with coffee, tea and soft drinks available at any time. She made us two very good breakfasts and encouraged us to visit the many wildlife sculptures made from hurricane-ravaged trees in the neighborhood. We liked the fact that we had our own code to get in and out of the house/bedroom. Conveniently located close to downtown. Our only gripe was that in the Oleander room there is only a curtain separating the bedroom from the bathroom. A door would have been nice. Otherwise it was a wonderful stay.
Thank you very much for your review and feedback. It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband and I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Galveston. I apologize that the Oleander room was not at 100% satisfaction. We want our guests to have a wonderful experience and feel 100% comfortable during their stayed with us. We will take your comment in consideration as we made changes to the rooms.
4.6 on December 05, 2013
We had a lovely stay the night before our cruise. The innkeepers, Dave and Maria, are so warm and friendly and made us feel right at home. We shared a delicious breakfast visiting with them and the other guests. The cruise parking at the Railroad Museum worked out great and we would definitely do this again. We highly recommend staying here and look forward to our next visit.
4.6 on December 02, 2013
I had a great time and saved $70 on cruise parking.
5 on November 16, 2013
I stayed at this lovely B&B the second weekend of November 2013. The location is amazing -- just blocks from the beach (where I ran every morning) and blocks from The Strand (where I went shopping every day) and blocks from great restaurants (I recommend Farley Girls, where I went every night). I like that there is both a front and back entrance to the B&B, so if you park in the back you can walk right up to your room from your car (and same thing if you park in front). Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
5 on November 15, 2013
Awesome B&B. We are definitely going back!
5 on November 04, 2013
This is our 2nd stay, this time with new owners. Our 1st stay was a few years ago and we have been wanting to return. My fiance found this beautiful bed and breakfast, primarily because they had a special room labelled the Elissa room. Her name is Elisa so it was something that caught her eye. The new owners are very special people and made us feel quite at home. Even before we stayed, we had a scheduling conflict that Maria (one of the owners), worked with us wonderfully to make things great! The weather was beautiful and our stay was very special! I must mention that we were able to stay in the Elissa room this time and it was very very nice! An added benefit was that Maria prepared a family style breakfast the next morning and we were able to visit with her and her husband. Very special place!
4.0 on November 02, 2013
My wife and I stayed at the Lost Bayou before going on a cruise. We really enjoyed our stay and Maria and Dave were outstanding host. The room we stayed in was very clean and the breakfast was good. The free cruise parking at the Old Railroad Museum that was included with our stay was within walking distance of the cruise terminal and I felt our car was secure. We plan stay at the Lost Bayou again.
4.0 on October 22, 2013
I was looking for a relaxing place to stay before and after my cruise. Dave & Maria made everything easy and accomadating. Leasiure & Relaxing in this Historic House.
4.2 on October 20, 2013
I would recommend this guest house (and have already) to anyone planning to stay in Galveston. Clean rooms, friendly owners in turn of the last century building in a mixed neighborhood. We'll be back.
5 on October 16, 2013
We stayed this past weekend and had a wonderful experience. Maria greeted us each day with a smile and made us feel like old friends. We will be back soon!!!
4.2 on October 09, 2013
The owners are amazingly friendly and helpful. The room was small, but we weren't planning on spending a lot of time in it outside of sleeping. The breakfast was friendly and awesome. I thought the value for money was great. I am hoping to go back and stay longer and explore the area. I love that they provide a small "living room," which they stock with snacks and drinks.
5 on September 05, 2013
Great room in a great location. Walking distance to the beach and near the tourist spots in downtown. Host and hostess were very gracious and accommodating. Will stay there again on our next visit to Galveston.
4.2 on September 01, 2013
This B&B was charming and the hosts clearly knew how to make guests feel comfortable and seemed genuinely interested in them. I would have preferred a bit more for breakfast - casseroles both mornings, but it tasted good and the conversation was wonderful. It is also LGBT friendly, which I appreciated very much for a B&B in Texas.
4.4 on August 28, 2013
Our stay was very comfortable. The room was outstanding in cleanliness! Very friendly people and the food was excellent!
4.4 on August 28, 2013
The hosts, Maria and Dave were like family and the stay was like visiting your best friends. Outstanding service, way much better that one gets in a hotel for the same price. Yet it is not overbearing, you have your privacy. We will visit with them again!
5 on August 22, 2013
What a wonderful B&B to just sit back and relax. Dave and Maria were wonderful host and the breakfast was so good. Will stay here whenever we are in the area!
4.8 on August 14, 2013
Small, charming, and away from the madness of the sea wall hotel area. We enjoyed our stay tremendously.
5 on July 29, 2013
Stayed night before left for a 5day cruise. Parking was only two blocks from terminal. Breakfast was wonderful. Was only expecting maybe some coffee, juice and bagels. Maria had fresh fruit, coffee, juice, delicious cranberry muffins and a wonderful breakfast chiche. Eggs, potatoes and lots of bacon. Would definitely love to stay longer next time.
4.6 on July 20, 2013
Great value for a stay in Galveston over the summer vacation period.
5 on July 17, 2013
Excellent place and within walking distance from Seawall Blvd. Our hosts Maria and Dave were very nice. The room was awesome, very comfortable and beautiful.
5 on June 26, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for our 1 year anniversary. We LOVED it. I can not say more good things about Lost Bayou. It was clean and Maria and Dave are so friendly. We stayed in the Elissa room and it was perfect size for just 2 people.
4.0 on June 25, 2013
We spent a wonderful weekend at the Lost Bayou. Maria and Dave are great hosts, the Oleander room was exceptionally comfortable, and the breakfasts and other refreshments were nicely executed. Why stay in a typical chain hotel in Galveston when a place like this is available. Nice quiet location, local eateries nearby, and generally convenient to historical districts and the beach. Family style service for breakfast provides opportunities to mix with other guests. I think everyone staying there was very satisfied. We will go back.
4.0 on June 20, 2013
The Innkeepers of the B&B were very sweet and welcoming to all the guests and were very understanding that we came in a little late as we drove from El Paso which was 11 hours. This is a very nice place to stay if you are going on cruise because they will give paperwork the day of your cruise to go park for FREE at the railroad museum which is only 2 blocks away from cruise terminal.
5 on June 12, 2013
Our stay in Galveston was amazing. The rooms were immaculate and the property looked great. It was our first time in a bed and breakfast and we will come back.
4.4 on June 09, 2013
I took my husband to the Lost Bayou Guesthouse for his birthday. It felt like our home away from home. Maria and Dave make everyone feel like one of the family. The homemade family style breakfast was amazing!!! Thanks for a wonderful weekend.- Tiffany Flock
4.2 on May 26, 2013
Clean, wonderful inn keepers. Breakfast was sort of small compared to other bed and breakfast's I've been too but was still good. Service was fantastic, neighborhood was beautiful. Close to the beach (walking distance). The house itself was beautiful just personally if I owned a home from 1890 I wouldn't have contemporary modern furniture mixed with period pieces. That was my only complaint.
4.4 on March 31, 2013
Owners Dave and Maria are the very cordial, helpful, and hospitable owners of the Lost Bayou Guesthouse. My husband and I had a wonderful time, especially on the bicycles that we didn't expect! The parking at the Railroad Museum turned out to be perfect for our week on the cruise. It's only two blocks from the cruise terminal and secure just as David assured me. I would recommend the Lost Bayou Guesthouse for a long or short stay in Galveston.
5 on March 17, 2013
We very much enjoyed our stay. It was a convenient location. Close to beach and many activities. the owners were extremely helpful and answered many questions about things to do and places to go.
4.6 on March 04, 2013
My girlfriend and I spent the weekend at Lost Bayou. It was a fantastic experience that included a relaxed setting, great location, and a very clean property (room, bathroom, and exterior). What I will remember most is the hospitality of the hosts, David and Maria! Highly recommend!
4.8 on January 30, 2013
My husband and I had tickets to the Grand and wanted to spend the night in Galveston rather than drive back to Houston late Saturday night after the show. We found Lost Bayou on bedandbreakfast.com but really knew nothing about it except it was a good location for our needs and was reasonably priced. Wow - were we in for a treat! The owners are incredible - helpful, welcoming - really delightful. They offered good dining and shopping tips, and were a pleasure to visit with. Our room was lovely, and had all the comforts of home. We will be back!
4.4 on January 24, 2013
Central, convenient location. Nice property and great hosts.
4.2 on January 02, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the Lost Bayou the night before we left for our cruise. It is an older house and the rooms aren't anything fancy but it was very clean. The owners were the sweetest people you would ever want to meet. Pop, juice and cookies were wating for us when we arrived and breakfast was very nice the next morning. It is not walking distance to the water but it is very short dri ve to the water and to the ship. The best part was we were able to leave our car for free at the train museum( which was across the street from the ship). That makes the room well worth the cost!!! We will stay here on our next cruise!!
4.0 on December 12, 2012
Lost Bayou is a survivor of the 1900 storm and subsequent raising of the island. It has been beautifully restored and maintained with nice ambiance. Maria and Dave are new to the B&B business and are excellent hosts. The home is in a convenient location. The one slight disappointment is there was no home-cooked breakfast but rather croissants and breakfast tacos from a nearby bakery to accompany the fresh fruit and great coffee.
Thank you very much for your thoughtful feedback and review! We enjoyed your stay with us. As new owners of a great existing B&B, we are always looking for ways to improve the overall guest experience. Good news! As of the beginning of this year, we are now offering a full breakfast served family style in our downstairs dining room. We hope you will visit us again when you come back to Galveston Island.
5 on November 22, 2012
Great experience and gracious hosts. Will definitely stay there again!
5 on September 24, 2012
I travel infrequently because I never sleep well in beds other than my own and this time I was stressed (sister's funeral). Lost Bayou felt like home - slept like a baby. Dave and Maria were the most perfect hosts. Highly recommend Lost Bayou.
5 on August 22, 2012
We stayed for one night and it was amazing! Maria and Dave are super sweet folks. The house is very safe, comfortable and homey. It is very serene! I'll definitely come back to visit AND recommend it to my friends!! Keep doing what you're doing. :)
5 on August 13, 2012
Made a last minute reservation to stay on the island for a 10k race my husband and I were running. The owners (new as of May), Dave and Maria were so friendly and accomodating. They even left us a goody bag of protein bars and Gu packets for our run. How thoughtful! Even though it was the two of us, the only room available was the Santa Fe which has 2 queen beds. The rooms is very spacious and nice, but it was really the personal touches from the owners that made our stay amazing. The house is very cute and has a nice front and back porch that we will come back and enjoy when the weather is better.
3.8 on July 28, 2012
Very nice and comfortable 1890's home. Welcoming hosts. Lost Bayou is close to the Strand and Seawall. We enjoyed our visit to Galveston and the Lost Bayou is a wonderful place to stay.
4.4 on July 25, 2012
Dave and Maria were awesome! And the food was great. They have bicycles you can use, although the beach is an easy walk.
5 on July 01, 2012
I made the reservation to stay at the Lost Bayou Guesthouse because they had free parking near the cruise terminal for our 5 day cruise that saved us $50 and they did not require a 2 day minimum stay like a lot of the other B&Bs in Galveston. We rode their bicycles on the seawall after our arrival in the afternoon and ate dinner at an alternative venue suggested by our hosts. They were very accomodating, helped us with our luggage, and made sure that we had everything for a pleasant overnight stay. They provided a a gluten free breakfast for my wife and provided snacks, bottled water, and other soft drinks in the breakfast area on the second floor. We stayed in the Garden Room on the second floor, a very comfortable room that had access to a courtyard in the back of the B&B and off street parking in the rear of the building. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely book there again in the future.
3.2 on June 07, 2012
Despite the disastrous beginning to our 38th anniversary, Sabrina and I enjoyed what time we had with our friendly hosts. We will definitely be back, this time with our luggage, for a more relaxed stay to explore more of Galveston. Good luck David and Maria.
5 on May 18, 2012
My husband and I went for our honeymoon recently and fell in love with the place. We felt right at home as soon as we arrived. Everyone was very courteous and made us feel welcome. Next year we are planning to go back for our anniversary. Thank you so much - Kimi and Alan McCloud
5 on May 05, 2012
My husband and I had a great time. We went for our honeymoon. Breakfast was great! Our rooms were clean and beatiful. We will be returning soon :)
5 on May 02, 2012
Had a great stay. Wonderful service. Loved the central location and being away from the crowds and traffic. Very comfortable stay. Thanks!
4.4 on April 15, 2012
This is an excellent place to stay if you are going on a cruise. Not only do hey let you stay for one night, most places in Galveston required two nights stay, you also get to park your car for free ($70.00 savings for a 7 day cruise). The guesthouse is less than 5 minutes from the ship terminal and the parking for the cruise, that they provided, was at the old railroad museum, about two blocks away from the cruise terminal. The owner was great and friendly, we talked to him for over an hour in the morning before our cruise over coffee and danish. All in all, I would recomend this bed and breakfast.......
3.6 on February 16, 2012
Lost Bayou lived up to the reviews I read before booking. It is in a great location if you want to walk to either the Strand or the Seawall. We stayed during the first weekend of Mardi Gras in February 2012, and the room was very quiet even with concerts going on near the Strand. Phil is a great host that makes the place feel like home. The house is very well maintained and even with other guests you have your own private room that feels private. There is also a common room where friends can be made over breakfast. The house has great electronic code door locks on all the doors so all guests can come and go and both the house and the rooms feel quite secure. We would definitely stay here again because we felt very well taken care of and the location is great for seeing much of what Galveston has to offer.
4.8 on December 21, 2011
It was such a shame that we only had the one night to enjoy the hospitality and service offered by this beautiful B&B. We would have liked to say a week and really explore the area, but we just didn't have the time. Highly recommended for exceptional service, the breakfast was amazing, and the house just beautiful. Well done Phil.
4.8 on November 20, 2011
Stayed two nights prior to departing for a cruise...Perfect way to start a vacation!
4.4 on October 26, 2011
We had a great time in Galveston at the Lost Bayou. The property is in a great central location. The old house is beautiful and well maintained. The breakfast was fantastic, and Phil is a wonderful host. We would love to return again to Lost Bayou.
5 on October 19, 2011
This was the place where we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. It was really quaint place for an overnight getaway! Very polite but unobtrusive owners. The continental breakfast was ideal for breakfast in bed.
4.0 on October 12, 2011
This is one of the few B&Bs in Galveston that will take a single-night reservation on a weekend. My husband volunteered all day aboard the Elissa tall ship, handling both maintenance and sail training. So he popped back to the Lost Bayou -- Elissa room, of course -- for a shower (water-saving shower heads are necessary, but frustrating!) before our night out. We came back later to a comfy bed and A/C we could adjust ourselves. Phil provided a tasty continental breakfast on Sunday morning based on our choices the night before, and he spent some time telling us about the house and things happening in the area.
4.4 on August 31, 2011
The "community room" was nicely stocked with sodas, juices, bottled water, fresh fruits, teas, chips, and chocolate cake! Sitting area was comfortable. We really appreciated this cozy room and snacks as a nice place to gather at the end of the day.
4.8 on August 26, 2011
We had a wonderful time. Phil DeMarco is the perfect host at this location.
4.8 on July 26, 2011
A quick overnight stay in a beautiful home with charming hospitality.
4.8 on July 23, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this guesthouse. The breakfast was superb (choice of hot breakfast option and fresh fruit / coffee). The staff were inviting and friendly. The guesthouse is a short walk to the seawall and literally across the road (diagonally) from a great little cafe. Our room was clean and spacious. We would stay again. A+++++ Thank you Phil and his cousin Andre
4.6 on July 20, 2011
Room and host (Phil) were very nice, we will be back. Although check in time wasn't till afternoon, Phil let me drop off our bag since we drove down on a motorcycle and were going to go to Moody Gardens and didn't want to have to drag our bag around.
4.0 on July 04, 2011
Our hosts were so nice and made sure we had everything we needed. The breakfast will last you til your evening meal. Nice place.
4.8 on June 14, 2011
The Lost Bayou is a great value in a very quite area but a short trip to the beach and the main attractions. Excellent service, fantastic rooms and great breakfast! Outstanding in every aspect!
4.0 on June 08, 2011
We had been considering a weekend getaway to Galveston. I asked my fiancée to check a few things out. We have stayed at a variety of hotels but she wanted something different. She searched and came across this gem through her searching. As she was checking things out, she noticed one of the rooms was named Elissa (much like her name). We were set. She confirmed the booking and surprised me with this reservation. Out stay was wonderful. The property was incredible and the proprietor, Phil, was more than what we expected. He provided us with a very comfortable stay and we believe we now have a new friend. Absolutely, Lost Bayou Guesthouse will be the top of our list for upcoming visits.
3.2 on June 07, 2011
We enjoyed out stay and the conversation with Phil at the Lost Bayou. The house is close to the beach and a pleasurable walk. We enjoyed the neighborhood and the chance to get away from the hotel/motel atmosphere. It was an easy and uncomplicated drive to the Strand.
5 on June 01, 2011
Our stay was very very pleasant. The host is gracious, knowledgeable and kind. The rooms are very nice and homey and the location was great! We walked to the seawall daily and our host, Phil, shared information about history, restaurants, and local events to our delight. We have been twice and will go again!
4.4 on May 26, 2011
My husband and I were leaving on a cruise Sunday and decided to go to Galveston a day early and stay the night. I am so happy that I booked the Garden room at The Lost Bayou Guesthouse! It was a beautiful room that was exceptionally clean and comfortable. My husband and I drove from Dallas, so when we arrived the first thing we did was walk to the beach. We took a nice stroll up and down the boardwalk and when we returned we had worked up an appetite. Phil told us about several wonderful restaurants in the area and he even had menus available so that we could pick out exactly what we wanted and head out to that restaurant. After dinner, we returned to The Lost Bayou Guesthouse and had a relaxing night. We woke to a breakfast of fresh baked croissants and a spectacular display of fresh fruits. This was my husband's first B & B experience and he was pleasantly surprised. Phil was a wonderful host. We will definitely be back to The Lost Bayou Guesthouse.
4.0 on May 18, 2011
An interesting weekend in the city of Galveston. A sleepy city with lots of interesting houses. Different from the lively beacharea.
3.8 on May 01, 2011
My wife and I normally stay in Hotels, but decided that a Victorian B&B may be nice for a change. We were very pleasantly surprised by Lost Bayou which is in the historic distric of Galveston, close to the promenade but out of traffic, a well restored Victorian residence with lovely multi level decks that catch the sea breeze, perfect for the glass of wine as the sun sets. Phil De Marco was the perfect host we sat and talked for hours about Galveston, the Victorian homes and the hurricanes of note. Phil certainly knows a lot about the local history and he is so friendly. Looking forward to my next visit.........
3.6 on April 14, 2011
The breakfast and free snacks were great! I've been to several Bed and Breakfasts and this is the first one to provide so many additional goodies. I also appreciated the security with the key pads. Our room was very basic, but clean and comfortable. Parking was fine and the location was great. Phil was very helpful. I'd recommend it!
4.4 on April 14, 2011
Very relaxing atmosphere...Phil was a great host! We will definitely visit again!!!
4.8 on April 01, 2011
This was a wonderful place to stay. The Sante Fe room up on the top floor was very spacious and the beds were really comfy. Phil is a wonderful host -- very accommodating and helpful. Parking was great, location was convenient and easy to find. Common lounge area is comfortable, and the breakfast was unbeatable!! Highly recommend this B & B, and would definitely stay there again!!
4.6 on April 01, 2011
We got married this afternoon and our cruise doesn't leave until next weekend so we wanted to get away somewhere for out wedding night. We absolutely enjoyed Lost Bayou. The host was wonderful and we enjoyed a very relaxing night and morning... just the ticket after the stressful week getting ready for the wedding. Thanks again, Phil.
4.2 on March 10, 2011
Very impressed w accommodations. Perfect location to ride bikes to and from seawall and to and from Strand. Great weekend, great lodging, great innkeeper, great guests, great decks and porches. Loved how clean the house was kept.
4.0 on February 28, 2011
Two of us decided last minute to make a trip to Galveston for a weekend night. The lost bayou was happy to take us in for just one night (unlike some other b&b's). The place is very warm, very friendly, and very comfortable. We greatly enjoyed our stay!
4.0 on February 22, 2011
This was my first experience at a B & B, and it was very nice. Phil and Chito were both exceptional hosts and very kind and gracious. If I had to do it again, I would change only one thing...plan a longer stay.
5 on January 05, 2011
My husband and I are newlyweds, and wanted to go to a Bed and Breakfast. I chose the Lost Bayou, and I am so glad I did! When we got to the room that I had chosen for us, we both realized that it was too small for us. (I am very claustrophobic, and was not liking the room at all.) Luckily, my husband called Phil and Phil suggested that we go up to the 3rd floor, to the Sea Breeze room. We both loved it! Phil brought fresh croissants and fruit for breakfast both mornings of our stay, and they were delicious! We are definitely looking forward to planning another trip to the Lost Bayou!!
4.6 on November 14, 2010
My partner and I stayed only one night before taking a 5-day cruise. Our stay at Lost Bayou, however, was one of the highlights of our vacation. The room and bed were extremely comfortable, and the owner was very attentive and accommodating. In fact, we were already on the ship when we realized we had left behind some important medication. We called him and he graciously brought the medication to the ship and made sure it got to us, saving our vacation. That was above-and-beyond service. It's nice to know that a place like this exists so close to Houston. We'll definitely be back the next time we need a weekend getaway. Thanks!
5 on August 17, 2010
I had a wonderfuly weekend at Lost Bayou Guesthouse! Phil was very friendly, kind, informative and went above and beyond to make my stay great! The room I stayed in- Sea Breeze- was comfortable, beautiful and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend staying at Lost Bayou! Desa
4.0 on August 16, 2010
Phil, the owner was really nice and very accomadating. Next time i am in Galveston, I will definitely stay here.
3.2 on August 14, 2010
Lost Bayou is a great place. My partner and I were there for a few weekdays. We had the entire place to ourselves and loved it. However, even if the place was full, I know we would have enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.
4.6 on August 10, 2010
Great place to stay. Very friendly and hospitable host. Nice room. Lovely house. Good breakfast on the terrace.
4.6 on May 04, 2010
We, 5 adults from Spijkeisse,The Netherlands, arrived late afternoon from Houston for just one night in the Lost Bayou. The owner, Phil was very friendly and we could choose what we wanted to eat for breakfast. Fresh fruit was part of the breakfast. The rooms are very beautifully decorated as in the 19th and early 20th century, the furniture is well maintained and the beds are great. Close to the sea but far enough to ensure a quiet night.
4.6 on November 03, 2009
Lost Bayou Guesthouse proved to be a pleasant and peaceful retreat for us friends. Our proprietor was most gracious. We hope to stay there again.
4.8 on October 24, 2009
We have a standing reservation for two nights during the Lonestar Rally in October every year. We are so fond of Phil and Chito that right after Ike, we drove down to the Island to check on them and take some supplies. We even brought a cake just in case Phil wasn't able to have one in the "Breakfast room". Luckily, the water only came up to the front porch, but Phil was hard at work repairing all the damage. We love staying during the rally because we love the fact that we can be so close to all the mayhem during the day but at night it is quiet and peaceful. Now, if we can just get our foot in the door for Mardi Gras, life would be good. Danny of the DnD Duo 2003 Anniversary Edition Heritage Classic
5 on July 05, 2009
Sheri and I stayed 2 days over thre 4th. We found the Lost Bayou B&B on the internet and made resevation. The accomodations were wonderful. It is centrally located and within walking distance of the beach. Phil was a great host. It was like being home. The balcony and landscaped backyard were very nice. We will stay there again.
4.2 on June 24, 2009
This was our 6th anniversary, and The Lost Bayou was the perfect place. It was a last minute decision to stay in Galveston, but it turned out so well. The house is exceptional. We felt welcome, and at home. The room was comfortable, the bed was so comfortable, and theres chocolate candy in every room, what a plus! Phil is the perfect gentleman, and a wonderful and caring host. It will be our annual getaway. We will probably look for reasons to stay in Galveston because we have found our home away from home. Ya'll are a 10!!!!!
4.8 on February 10, 2009
Phil and Chito, As I get ready to book my rooms for this years Mardi Gras I realized I have not written a review before. Every year we come you always make us feel so special. From Celebrating birthdays to just making us feel so welcome we always look forward to seeing you both. This year I will be bringin some new folks to add to our group and I just know they will be just as impressed and everyone else I have brought in years past. We just can't wait to see you both. Lynn and Jon Venissat
3.6 on January 13, 2009
Would and will recommend to family, friends, and any one else!
5 on August 01, 2008
This was an anniversary trip and we loved the quiet and relaxation. We stayed 2 weeknights and were the only guests. Phil was a wonderful host and took care of everything. The house is a beautiful historic building that has been nicely restored, and has a lovely garden area in back for coffee. The upstairs deck gives a neat view of the neighborhood. We stayed in the "Elissa" room and the bed was very comfortable. The area was quiet and within walking distance of the Seawall. If you like old houses, peace and quiet, and don't care for crowds, then this is a good place to stay.
5 on July 25, 2008
The stay was outstanding!
5 on June 20, 2008
the service and quality were exceptional. i was nicely surprised by the unexpected amenities and wonderful breakfast. i would definitely stay here again
4.6 on June 02, 2008
Loved the veranda, coffee, and bed.
5 on June 02, 2008
3.8 on June 02, 2008
Excellent place to stay. Rooms very comfortable and host extremely friendly.
3.8 on May 22, 2008
Enjoyed the history of the house and appreciated the beautiful garden in backyard. The beds were awesomely comfy and breakfast was delicious. Great host, great home.
5 on May 22, 2008
4.0 on May 22, 2008
It was my second visit. Phil is a great host. The decor of the house and garden is beautiful. I am looking forward to next visit.
3.8 on May 13, 2008
It was a great weekend! We all enjoyed staying at Lost Bayou!
5 on October 25, 2007
This is a beautiful B & B with a wonderful owner. My husband and I went for our anniversary and it has to be the best B & B we have stayed at. Phil is wonderful, the food is wonderful and the bed is the MOST comfy bed that you will ever sleep on! My husband can't sleep in beds away from home--but he slept like a baby at the Lost Bayou.
5 on October 24, 2007
We started going to the Lost Bayou several years ago while enjoying mardi Gras with friends. We wanted a place where we could all party and be close together. Phil and Chito made sure that we felt this was our home. They supported everything we wanted and made sure we had the best time ever. Now it is a tradition to go back each year as our group continues to grow. We would not consider another place and we have been to them all. Phil, Chito and Mardi Gras that is just how it will be. We love them and their home. They are even excited to listen when we try to bore them with our kid pictures. Now that is true friendship. We recommend Lost Bayou to anyone and never have been let down.
5 on October 22, 2007
Phil was so friendly and welcoming and made us feel like we were part of the family. The house is beautiful, homey and squeaky clean. And it sits in a nice, quiet neighborhood close to the Strand and the beach. Nice breakfast and great coffee!
4.6 on August 25, 2007
I highly recommend staying at the Lost Bayou Guesthouse. Hosts Phil and Chito could not be more gracious, and it is a cozy, welcoming, and very comfortable home away from home. I hope to go back soon.
4.6 on August 17, 2007
For the seasoned B&B guest, the service is exceptional! For the first time guest, it could spoil you for others... Great value!!
5 on February 25, 2007
Lost Bayou Guesthouse is amazing. It is a classy and charming yet welcoming guesthouse owned and run by the warmest of hosts. The living area provides a laid back atmosphere where guests can lounge, snack and socialise. Each room is unique in style and decoration yet every room provides comfort and relaxation. Whether you are vacationing alone, with your spouse or with your family, Lost Bayou Guesthouse is THE perfect escape.
5 on February 25, 2007
I really like this little guesthouse! It has a warm and friendly environment with great hosts! The rooms are all modestly decorated without too much fluff, so it feels comfortable and relaxing. My favorite part is how comfortable the beds are. Overall it is a great value--I think this is a true find for Galveston!