Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast
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Built in 1905, the elegant Grace Manor features exquisite stained glass, exotic woodwork and striking antiques. Luxurious amenities are seamlessly blended with Victorian grace. Located in Galveston's East End Historic District, Grace Manor is considered one of the top architectural structures on the Island and is the perfect setting for that special event, social function, or romantic getaway!
Gorgeous stained glass is a hallmark of the house. The entry doors and transom feature an oleander motif, while the dining room presents a gorgeous grape arbor design. Distinctive crown moldings and crystal chandeliers add to the richness of the rooms. The spectacular staircase of Philippine mahogany leads to the guest room level and is dominated by two double hung, breathtaking stained glass windows on the interior walls. The doors are all of long leaf pine, and there are old-fashioned push button light switches in many of the rooms. The four guest rooms are elegantly appointed, all with king beds and beautiful antiques.
Breakfast is a scrumptious feast! Served in the luxurious dining room with candlelight and soft music, guests are delighted with a full gourmet fare of seasonal fresh fruits, homemade breads, casseroles and quiche, breakfast meats, and vegetables. Fresh juices and special coffees are a wonderful complement to the pastries and dessert.
Awaken each morning to aromatic coffee and fresh juice awaiting you in the Hospitality Suite convenient to your room. The suite also offers a refrigerator stocked with complimentary sodas and bottled water, as well as a microwave. Cookies, warm from the oven, are an afternoon treat, and chocolates always appear just before bedtime.
Magnificent Canary Island Date Palms welcome guests to a garden filled with colorful Hibiscus, exotic Bird of Paradise, and glorious Orchid Trees. Inhale the sweet, sultry smell of Night Jasmine. Meditate under the sprawling Pecan Tree or admire the colorful Bougainvillea . Enjoy the soft breeze and the view of the horse-drawn carriages on Post Office Street as you revel in the tranquility of the wraparound porch .
“There are few retreats in the world that immediately welcome you into alcoves of warmth, niches of subtle light, and soft chairs set amongst antiqued opulence. Such is Grace Manor. This old home, still proud after a century, will continue to welcome visitors for a night or weekend with modern comfort and Victorian charm. A special thanks to you, Barb, for going the extra mile – you have defined quality service. We can’t wait to see you and Gracie again!”
- Steve and Jen, The Woodlands, Texas
“Mansions have always appealed to me. Now I’ve finally seen the inside of one. It is just beautiful! The historic beauty, the antiques, and all the extra touches are an added plus. I really enjoyed the spaciousness of the Island Palm room. I love the attention to detail – from the monogrammed towels and embossed napkins to the gourmet coffees, cookies and chocolate kisses. We especially enjoyed the veranda and the heady fragrance of your blooming jasmine.”
- Stephanie & Larry, Humble, Texas
“Our measure of a good time is wishing we could stay longer. Suffice to say, we definitely do not want to leave. We have thoroughly enjoyed being here at Grace Manor. You have treated us royally. Breakfasts were great – for a confirmed “chocoholic”, nothing is better than chocolate whiskey cake for breakfast! Your help and guidance in our sightseeing was priceless. In more than 15 years of travel, staying mostly in B&B’s, Grace Manor rates Five Stars!”
- Mark & Eileen, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Thank you for your gracious hospitality. You are the consummate hostess! It seems you have thought of every detail – from fresh flowers to extra towels to chocolates! The breakfasts were scrumptious. Galveston is lucky to have two specials “gems” – you and Grace Manor.”
- Sarita, Montgomery, Texas
“It has been a unique experience for us to share this wonderful house. After walking around these lovely neighborhoods and being so curious about the interiors of these mansions, it’s such a pleasure and privilege to actually spend the night inside! The Garden Lace room is perfect, such attention to detail!”
- Val & Claudia, Bakersfield, California
“Wow! What a beautiful experience! This home is just a treasure. You’ve created such a peaceful haven from the rat-race. The birthday treat you prepared was a wonderful surprise, and breakfast was just delicious! Much admiration for what you have restored here – truly a jewel on the Island.”
- Stacy & Steve, Deer Park, Texas
Things To Do
Located in Galveston's East End Historic District, Grace Manor is within walking distance of:
- The Downtown/Strand shopping area
- The Grand 1894 Opera House
- Pier 21 & Bay Harbor restaurants
- Antique and art galleries
- East End Historic District homes
- Fine dining and entertainment
The Broadway Beauties:
1859 Ashton Villa,
1892 Bishop's Palace,
1895 Moody Mansion
which portray early 20th century family life among Galveston's elite;
The Grand 1894 Opera House ranked among the nation's finest historical theaters;
the Texas Seaport Museum & 1877 Tall Ship Elissa
The Great Storm documentary detailing the 1900 hurricane which killed 6,000 and changed the Island's history; Pier 21 Theater
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum,
the Railroad Museum
in the restored Union Depot;
Harbor Tours offering dolphin watching;
the Lone Star Flight Museum & Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, housing one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation;
Moody Gardens featuring a 1.5 million-gallon aquarium pyramid, a 3-D IMAX theater, tropical rainforest pyramid, and a Ridefilm Theater;
and the new year-round Schlitterbahn Galveston Island - the first facility of its kind, and a wonderful family destination.
Market on the Strand is a free monthly event held the third Saturday of each month at Saengerfest Park. The Market is sponsored and organized by the Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership, a non-profit organization, and an all Volunteer Committee.
The Market offers a variety of hand-crafted items by local artisans. Relax a bit as you stroll down The Strand, and visit with our vendors about their items and their individual craft. Browse and shop items ranging from whimsical aprons to photographs of historic Galveston, bath salts, jewelry, plants, and much more.
Shop on "Island Time" in Downtown Galveston
The best shopping in Galveston is to be found downtown. The Strand district is home to shop after shop of unique and specialty items. Don't forget to grab food at one of the many restaurants downtown. You'll need your strength for carrying those shopping bags filled with island treasures.
An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history.
Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts.
Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country.
Also Happening on the Isle...
Celebrate the Arts During ArtWalk
Every six weeks, the art galleries welcome Island visitors and Galvestonians alike into their galleries for ArtWalk; an event that provides visitors with wine and cheese while leading them through the historic streets and into boutiques and galleries.
Visit www.Galveston.com for more Island Information
How To Find Us
Take I-45 South, which becomes Broadway after crossing the Causeway, into Galveston. Continue on Broadway to 17th Street. Turn left on 17th Street and travel 5 blocks to Postoffice Street. At the stop sign, you will be facing Grace Manor, which is located on the corner of 17th Street and Postoffice Street.
From Boliver Ferry:
Take Ferry Road to Harborside Drive, turn right on Harborside and continue to 18th Street. Turn left on 18th Street, travel 4 blocks to Postoffice Street and turn left. Grace Manor is located on the corner of 17th and Postoffice on the left side of the street.