The Mermaid & The Dolphin Resort
A Boutique Hotel & Spa Resort
1103 Thirty-Third Street
Galveston Island, Texas 77550

For Reservations
9:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. Daily
Call Toll Free: (800) 930-1866

For General Inquiries,
Weddings and Events

9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Daily
Phone: (409)762-1561
Toll Free: (888) 922-1866

Circa 1866 Texas Governor's
Summer Mansion

One of Galveston's finest Resort Boutique Hotels
offering Bed and Breakfast Lodging Accommodations


Galveston's only luxury resort...
Featuring all suites with private "Jacuzzi-For-Two AquaSpas"!

Credit goes to the ancient Greeks for being the first to avow the magic of Thalassa, The Sea...for rejuvenating body, mind and spirit! Water...It's the essence of life.

So naturally, it's one of the greatest sources of relaxation. Refreshing, swirling waters & jet massage float tension away. Relax your body, rejuvenate your mind and re-discover yourself at Galveston's Tropical Romantic Getaway...located just 10 blocks from Galveston's Seawall beaches. The luxury resort with a comfortable laid-back Island attitude! Intimate, private and exceptionally elegant! Experience the magic & romance of the Mermaid & Dolphin!

How about a Romantic Getaway!

Gift Certificates available.
Toll Free: (888) 922-1866
Make Reservations Now Online Here!

Some choices in life are perfectly clear...

The Mermaid & Dolphin is extraordinary. The luxurious resort, once the Texas Governor's Summer Mansion is a breathtaking paradise offering Island visitors an exquisite sanctuary of seclusion, romance and adventure. When you enter the Mermaid & Dolphin, you'll know immediately that it is a place far away from the everyday and ordinary: elegant, European, tropical, Caribbean, quaint, romantic, artistic, private, relaxing. It is a one-of-a-kind Island resort... warm Gulf breezes, swaying palms, sun-drenched days and romantic moonlit nights, all in a setting of historic enchantment.

Check out the Tropical Garden Rainforest, featured on HGTV's "Secret Gardens of Galveston!"

Sultry and Seductive.
Intoxicating and Inviting.
A feast for the senses.
The Mermaid and Dolphin
will surround you with magnificent
architecture and tropical splendor...

Sway with the palms.
Feel the Island breeze.
Let the sea soothe your soul.
Fall in love.
Write a poem.
Dream a little more...

Come visit us on beautiful Galveston Island,
and indulge yourself in the easy elegance
and amenities of our first class resort!

Published Features

Established, March 1997
*Newly Renovated and Lavishly furnished, the Inn was featured on the
Galveston Historical Foundation's 25th Anniversary Tour, May 1999
*Featured by Travel Editor, Syd Kearny, The Houston Chronicle, May 1999
*Featured by Travel Editor, Jean Simmons, The Dallas Morning News, November 1999
*As seen on FOX TV, May 1999
*Featured In Texas Monthly Guidebook
*Featured in Romantic Getaways, June 1999
*Featured in Houston Lifestyles & Homes, May 2000
*Featured on Galveston's Garden Tour, June 2000
*Featured by Travel Writer, June Naylor-Rodriquez, Fort Worth Star Telegram, August 2000
*Featured by Contributing Writer Jan Johnson, "An Island Sanctuary", Where Houston Magazine, August 2000
*Featured in Houston Lifestyles & Homes, November 2000
*Featured in Best Fares Magazine, December 2000
*Featured in "Great Escapes", Victorian Magazine, Spring 2001
*Featured in "Destination Texas", Southwest Airlines, Spirit Magazine, April 2001
*Featured in "Great Getaways in Texas", Gourmet Magazine, June 2001
*Featured by Travel Editor Syd Kearney, The Houston Chronicle, Sunday, October 28th, 2001
*Voted as one of "Top 15 Inns Nationally" by inn-goers in Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal, 2001
Featured by Travel Writer, Gayle Forman, Travel & Leisure Magazine, January, 2002
*Featured in The Toronto Star, February 14th, 2002
HGTV, "The Secret Gardens of Galveston" April 14th, 2002, 2:30PM, CST
Coastal Living Magazine, Spring 2002
GulfScapes Magazine, March/April, 2002
Galveston's Port-of-Call Magazine, March 2002
Atlanta Goodlife Magazine, July 2002
Member Galveston Chamber of Commerce
Member Galveston's Association of Historic Bed & Breakfast Boutique Inns

The symbol and concept of THE COURTESY OF CHOICE represents the business philosophy of The Mermaid & Dolphin. It reflects the centuries old philosophy that acknowledges differences while allowing them to exist in harmony. The philosophy accommodates the preferences of individuals in a spirit of conviviality and mutual respect.

The Mermaid & Dolphin is a haven where hurried souls escape worldly concerns in surroundings of exquisite beauty & natural wonder. The luxurious Boutique Hotel & Spa Resort provides the perfect relaxing getaway!

"Once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song,
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres
To hear the sea-maid's music."

- William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Galveston's only tropical bed and breakfast hotel, The Mermaid and Dolphin Resort, offers a lodging accommodation alternative to traditional bed and breakfasts or hotels. Exceptional accommodations for business or leisure! Island visitors gravitate to The Mermaid & Dolphin Resort for its richer experience, yet comparable pricing...

More service, more amenities, style and flair! Here you will find all the privacy, luxury and ambiance afforded by the spaciousness of the mid-nineteenth century mansion, plus lavish in-room amenities, hospitable guest services, recreation and leisure activities and always a comfortable laid-back Island attitude! Check out the Fabulous Guest Suites!"

The Mermaid & Dolphin Resort
A Boutique Hotel & Spa Resort

1103 Thirty-Third Street
Galveston Island, Texas 77550

For Reservations 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. Daily

Call Toll Free: (800) 930-1866

(After 10 p.m. CST, please send a voice or email message for Reservation Inquiries)

General Inquiries, Weddings and Events 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Daily
Phone: (409)762-1561  Toll Free: (888) 922-1866
FAX: (409)762-2077

Copyright © 1998-2012 The Mermaid & Dolphin Resort: A Boutique Hotel & Spa Resort. All Rights Reserved.
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