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Lost Bayou Guesthouse

1607 Ave. L. , Galveston, TX 77550-6021 USA (Show map)

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Built in 1890 this colonial-style B&B is centrally located to Galveston's city center, beaches, shopping, museums, cruise terminals, restaurants. The Lost Bayou Guesthouse stands as a symbol of elegance in design while giving a feeling of warmth and comfort. Our Amenities include: a full breakfast, air conditioning with remote control, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and snacks 24/7, wireless internet, keyless door entries, private parking, FREE CRUISE PARKING.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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134 Reviews

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Relaxing/Great Experience

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.


CharmingHosts

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.


Well situated B&B

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.

Innkeeper Response
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%.


Wonderful place to stay!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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.


Amazing little home away from home

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!

Innkeeper Response
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.


Beautiful and friendly

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!


Worth your while!

5 on December 21, 2014

Dave and Maria were extremely welcoming! We really enjoyed our experience and will return!

Innkeeper Response
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!


Kind and Caring

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.


Wonderful Experience

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.


Like Staying with Family

5 on November 10, 2014

Historic, comfy beds, like minded guests, superb homemade breakfasts, very attentive and accommodating. Highly recommended.


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Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

Houston, TX (HOU-Hobby) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From Houston Texas take I-45 south until you crossover Galveston bay bridge, for about 60 miles. I-45 becomes Broadway at the firs red light. Stay on Broadway until you see 17th street. Turn right on 17th and go 2 blocks to Ave. L. Turn left on Ave. L. and look for 1607 [on the right side of the street]. From I-10 East, coming from Beaumont Texas, take Beltway 8 West to I-45 South. Then follow the I-45 South directions noted above. From I-10 West, coming from San Antonia Texas, take Beltway 8 South to I-45 South. Then follow the I-45 Directions noted above.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Airplane Rides, Gulf Greyhound Park dog racing, Boat Rides and Cruises, IMAX® 3-D Theater, NASA, Grand 1894 Opera House, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Telephone , Secured Garden area, Access to Snacks and Drinks 24/7

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Aquarium Pyramid, Performing Arts, Boat Rides and Cruises, Airplane Rides, Island Museums, IMAX® 3-D Theater, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Parking area only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Registered guest at least 21, children under 10 call first.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days minimum special weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Guaranteed reservations by credit card, check, or cash in the amount of 50% of value the day booked.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made before 11:00 AM to be counted for that day. For a full refund cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to your arrival. For a 50% refund cancellations must be made no less then the 3 prior to your arrival. There are NO REFUNDS for cancellation less then 3 days.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Maria and Dave Dunn

Languages spoken

Chinese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Entertaining, movies, beach, opera, and running.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Hospitality Room, Balcony, or Garden, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Fresh Fruits, Hot and Cold Cereals


Details

1607 Ave. L. , Galveston, TX 77550-6021 USA (Show map)

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