Change your search

Lost Bayou Guesthouse

1607 Ave. L. , Galveston, TX 77550-6021 USA (Show map)
122 Reviews
$100 - $175
per night

Visit Website


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.



Write A Review

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

Score Breakdown based on
122 Reviews

Write A Review

Excellent stay at a perfect location with gracious hosts!

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!

1st B&B, stay before our Cruise

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!

The BEST place to start 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.

A Gem!

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

Relaxing Get Away

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Wonderful stay!

5 on August 15, 2014

We had a wonderful time - great hosts, comfortable room, good food. We will definitely stay again!

Innkeeper Response
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.

25th Anniversary Vacation

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Lost Bayou

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Wonderful time! Thank you, Dave and Maria!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Gracious hospitality

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!

View More Reviews


Location Type



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, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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

Visit Website


  • 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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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.



Maria and Dave Dunn

Languages spoken

Chinese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Entertaining, movies, beach, opera, and running.

Visit Website




  • 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 Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $50 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase