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Liberty March 2020 Shuttle & Hotel Questions

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I know there is information somewhere on this stuff but could not find it so...…..We will be sailing Liberty March 2020 and I was wondering what the best way to get from Hobby Airport to Galveston would be.  Also a decent hotel to stay in the night before in Galveston.  How long ahead of time should I make the reservations?  Don't like to wait until the last minute and want to try to get the ducks at least flying in the same direction.

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We always stay at Moody Gardens when we cruise out of Galveston.  If you decide to stay with them, go ahead and book it now.  Wonderful property!

 

https://www.moodygardenshotel.com/

 

Sorry I cannot help with the shuttle information as we always drive to the port -- we drive from Oklahoma and park directly across from where we board (so convenient)!

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Uber/Lyft.  About 40% cheaper than a shuttle service and it's per vehicle not per person.  Galveston previously had rather onerous restrictions for Uber/Lyft and they both pulled out but now ride shares are regulated at the state level so no longer a patch work of restrictions from city to city so they're both back.  I want to say it's about $65 on Lyft from Hobby.

 

I've recently been staying at Schaefer Haus.  It's very reasonable. Run by absolutely lovely people, and it does take a single night reservations (A few places require a 2 night stay peak season on weekends).  Also it's w/in walking distance (a few blocks) to the historic area of Galveston w/ lots of fun restaurants.

https://www.schaeferhausgalveston.com/about-us-old/

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1 hour ago, lovescats5 said:

I know there is information somewhere on this stuff but could not find it so...…..We will be sailing Liberty March 2020 and I was wondering what the best way to get from Hobby Airport to Galveston would be.  Also a decent hotel to stay in the night before in Galveston.  How long ahead of time should I make the reservations?  Don't like to wait until the last minute and want to try to get the ducks at least flying in the same direction.

 

See this forum:

 

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/316-gulf-coast-departures/

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We’ve stayed at HarborHouse at Pier 21 before and will be doing it again this September.  Right by cruise terminal and with lots around.  

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2 hours ago, fdthird said:

Yes. Texas now regulates it not the city. 

 

Thanks, but wondering how many Uber and Lyft drivers are available on the island during a slow (for Galveston) month like March.


Dan

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4 hours ago, The Fun Researcher said:

 

Thanks, but wondering how many Uber and Lyft drivers are available on the island during a slow (for Galveston) month like March.


Dan

 

You may get more input by posting this on the Gulf Coast Departures forum.

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4 hours ago, The Fun Researcher said:

 

Thanks, but wondering how many Uber and Lyft drivers are available on the island during a slow (for Galveston) month like March.


Dan

 

Or maybe not so slow ....depending on the week, March can be quite busy in Galveston.  Many area schools/universities are on Spring Break in March.  

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19 hours ago, fdthird said:

Yes. Texas now regulates it not the city. 

City never regulated Uber . Uber pulled out of Galveston voluntarily for a while . But they and Lift are active on the island . 

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Harbor House was our first choice but if you stay there a Saturday night they require 2 nights and we sail Sunday.  Thanks for all the information and help.

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Our last time in Galveston we got an Uber driver that only worked weekends specifically for shuttling cruise passengers. How many of those there are, I don’t know but we had no issue ordering an Uber. As for transportation to/from Hobby, I’ve used both Galveston Limo and Galveston Express.

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We did a one night (Saturday night) stay at Harbor House this past March.  Couldn’t reserve directly, but did it via Hotels.Com

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52 minutes ago, fdthird said:

We did a one night (Saturday night) stay at Harbor House this past March.  Couldn’t reserve directly, but did it via Hotels.Com

 

Thanks for the tip.  Do you mind sharing the cost?

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6 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

Thanks for the tip.  Do you mind sharing the cost?

$330. 

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