The Mermaid & The Dolphin A Boutique Inn & Tropical Garden Spa Resort

1103 Thirty-Third Street, Galveston, Texas 77550
Innkeeper(s): Jeffrey Reilly
 

Celtic Twilight King Garden Jacuzzi Suite

$139.00 / $229.00 night

Romantic upper-level suite with secluded garden-level private terrace and private Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa. Celtic Twilight features a king-sized hand-carved mahogany, half-tester bed, canopied and curtained for the hopeless romantic or lover of Victorian elegance. Bed steps provide easy access to the tall bed frame. Firm, plush, pillow-top mattresses & luxurious Egyptian cotton sateen sheets provide for a restful night's sleep. Set in the upstairs bay, the room enjoys a spectacular view of St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Celtic Cross atop its bell tower.

At twilight, the stained glass of the bell tower is illuminated, providing a soft glow of amber light. The room's private bath features a sensuous, in-room, clawfoot tub & shower partitioned behind an antique dressing screen of Victorian lace. Just add bubbles for an evening of silhouettes behind the lace dressing screen. The room's private sitting area with fireplace is furnished with comfortable, overstuffed tapestry chairs. Enjoy luxuriating in your exclusive, private garden whirlpool AquaSpa! Garden paths lead to the secluded whirlpool spa, arbored with cascading Wisteria, fragrant Jasmine and Passion Flower. Gated and private the garden terrace is in a world of its own. Designed by a massage therapist, the refreshing whirlpool spa is the perfect place for relaxation. Luxurious monogrammed robes are provided for your comfort in walking from the suite to the garden terrace. Secluded, Intimate & Private!



Suite has Private Bath, Private Garden Terrace with "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa", Mini-Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and in-room coffee/tea service. Amenities include color Cable TV/VCR, CD Player, Radio Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Telephone, Free High Speed DSL Internet Port, Fireplace.

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Tropical Tapestry Queen Jacuzzi Suite

$149.00 / $239.00 night

Tropical Tapestry features a queen-sized four-poster bed. Bed steps provide easy access to the tall bed frame. Firm, plush, pillow-top mattresses & luxurious Egyptian cotton sateen sheets provide for a restful night's sleep. The room's private sitting area with fireplace is furnished with Mission Oak chairs for lounging comfort. The room is decorated with romantic, turn-of-the-century art of John William Waterhouse and Maxfield Parrish.

For the business traveler, an executive desk, phone with free local calls, and free high speed DSL Internet port are provided. The room's private bath with a brass footed antique tub & shower provides a sensuous bathing experience for guests. Arts & Crafts Era, floor-length French windows adorn both the room and the bath. The French windows open onto a private verandah with a private "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa".

Suite has Private Bath, Private Balcony with "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa", Mini-Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and in-room coffee/tea service. Amenities include color Cable TV/VCR, CD Player, Radio Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Executive Desk, Telephone, High Speed DSL Internet Port, Fireplace.

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Muirmaid's Rendezvous VIP Queen Jacuzzi Suite

$159.00 / $249.00 night

Ireland and the British Isles have had numerous historical accounts & sightings of mermaids. Sailors adrift on endless journeys dreamed longingly of mermaids – mystical, magical creatures of the sea. Artists and poets throughout the ages have captured their sensuousness and regal grace.

The room features a queen-sized, hand-carved mahogany bed, canopied in romantic Victorian lace. Bed steps provide easy access to the tall bed frame. Firm, plush, pillow-top mattresses and luxurious Egyptian cotton sateen sheets provide for a restful night's sleep. A private sitting area with Edwardian fireplace and over-stuffed tapestry chairs provide lounging comfort. For the business traveler, an executive desk, phone with free local calls, and free high-speed DSL Internet are provided. A private bath with antique clawfoot tub & shower awaits guests seeking a rendezvous of bubbles or a leisurely, relaxing soak. The room is decorated with mermaid art and lore and has circa 1866 "walk through" floor-length windows which open onto the rear verandah overlooking the tropical gardens, fountain & spa. The room's private verandah has a private "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa" .



Suite has Private Bath, Private Balcony with "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa", Mini-Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and in-room coffee/tea service. Amenities include color Cable TV/VCR, CD Player, Radio Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Desk, Telephone, Free High Speed DSL Internet Port, Fireplace.

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Dolphin Dreamtime King Jacuzzi Suite

$159.00 / $249.00 night

Playful, carefree, joyous and exhilarating as the ocean itself, the room is decorated with the sensuous art of John William Waterhouse. The room is furnished with a king-sized, hand-carved mahogany bed, a reproduction of the bed in the Lincoln bedroom at the Whitehouse. Bed steps provide easy access to the tall bed frame. Firm, plush, pillow-top mattresses and luxurious Egyptian cotton sateen sheets provide for a restful night's sleep.

The bed is covered with an elegant Belgian tapestry coverlet. The room's private sitting area with fireplace is furnished with Mission Oak chairs for lounging comfort. For the business traveler, a desk, phone with free local calls, and free high speed DSL Internet port are provided. A private bath with antique clawfoot tub & shower surrounded in Victorian lace awaits guests seeking a leisurly relaxing soak, or a "Dreamtime" of bubbles. Relax, rejuvenate, re-energize! Spacious and airy, the room has circa 1866 "walk through" floor-length windows that open onto the Doric columned verandah overlooking the tropical gardens. The room's private verandah has a private "Jacuzzi-forTwo AquaSpa"



Suite has Private Bath, Private Balcony with "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa", Mini-Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and in-room coffee/tea service. Amenities include color Cable TV/VCR, CD Player, Radio Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Telephone, Desk, Free High Speed DSL Internet Port, Fireplace.

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Ocean Rhythms King Jacuzzi Suite

$159.00 / $249.00 night

Night falls on the windswept coast.
The breeze stirs and whispers through palm fronds.
Waves murmur on the shore...
The symphony and passion of Ocean Rhythms will envelope your stay at The Mermaid & The Dolphin.

Just as waves lap the moonlit shores, let Ocean Rhythms lull you to sleep...

Awaken refreshed, and greet the morning from the suite’s private verandah overlooking the waterfall fountain of this tropical garden paradise. The room has the original 1866 "walk-through" windows that open onto the private verandah. The suite’s private verandah with a refreshing "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa" is the perfect place to relax and explore the romance of the tropics. Intimate, private and exceptionally elegant...



If you ever long for breezy, sunwashed mornings...
For unstructured, unhurried afternoons.
If you ever imagine escaping to a quiet Island retreat,
Where simplicity is a style onto itself...
Where comfort is everything,
And everything is simply tropical...
Ocean Rhythms will charm & enchant you!

Suite has Private Bath, Private Balcony with "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa", Mini-Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and in-room coffee/tea service. Amenities include color Cable TV/VCR, CD Player, Radio Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Desk, Telephone, High Speed DSL Internet Port, Fireplace.

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Enchanted Nights VIP Queen Jacuzzi Suite

$159.00 / $249.00 night

Enchanted Nights features a queen-sized, hand-carved mahogany, canopy bed and bed steps set in the Inn's corner turret, reminiscent of medieval turrets and towers. Firm, plush pillow-top mattresses and Egyptian cotton sateen sheets provide for a restful night's sleep. A private bath with antique clawfoot tub & shower set between Corinthian columns and surrounded in lace awaits guests seeking an Enchanted Night of bubbles, or just a long awaited leisurely soak. The room is decorated with sensuous, turn-of-the-century art.

A private sitting area with fireplace is furnished with a daybed providing a special place for lounging or accommodations for an extra guest. The room has circa 1866 "walk through" floor-length windows that open onto the private verandah overlooking the tropical gardens. The room's private verandah has a private "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa"



Suite has Private Bath, Private Balcony with "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa", Mini-Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and in-room coffee/tea service. Amenities include color Cable TV/VCR, CD Player, Radio Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Telephone, Free High Speed DSL Internet Port, Fireplace.

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Island Aires VIP King Jacuzzi Suite

$199.00 / $279.00 night

Island Aires our captivating, three room, VIP King Jacuzzi Suite occupies the rear wing of the mansion, overlooking the tropical gardens, fountain and spa. It is the essence of everything tropical; light and airy, enjoying the Gulf breezes from the upstairs verandah. The room provides the perfect vista to watch the moonrise or enjoy the stars. The hand-carved mahogany Rococo bed with massive lion's claw feet and bed steps is draped with a canopy of lace mosquito netting. The firm, plush, pillow-top mattress and luxurious Egyptian cotton sateen bedding provides for a restful night's sleep.

The suite is decorated with romantic turn-of-the-century art of Waterhouse, Bouguereau, and Chabas. For the business traveler, a desk, phone with free local calls, and free high speed DSL Internet port are provided. The suite has a large private bath with Jacuzzi bath tub and a separate sitting room adjoined with French doors. The "sitting room" is furnished with a fireplace. The suite’s private verandah with a refreshing "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa" is the perfect place to relax and explore the romance of the tropics.

Suite has Private Jacuzzi Bath, Private "Jacuzzi-for-Two AquaSpa", Balcony overlooking Tropical Gardens, Mini-Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and in-room coffee/tea service. Amenities include color Cable TV/VCR, CD Player, Radio Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Desk, Telephone, High Speed DSL Internet Port, Fireplace.

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Secret Gardens Exclusive Queen Jacuzzi Suite

$199.00 / $279.00 night

What could be more romantic than warm tropical breezes, and stars glimmering like diamonds in the night sky? For a truly romantic escape "Secret Gardens" will charm and enchant you! The exclusive, private garden suite will surround you with simple pleasures and lush tropical foliage and flowers.
Elegant, secluded, intimate & private. A world of its own!

From the suite’s private garden patio, enjoy star-gazing on clear moonlit evenings from your private secluded Jacuzzi AquaSpa. Exclusive to the Secret Gardens Suite, the Jacuzzi is large and can accommodate up to eight people, with four captain's seats & four bench seats. Enjoy the Jacuzzi’s cascading waterfall; the reflections of stars ripple and dance upon the waters like magic. When the breeze is still, the fragrance of the Night-Blooming Jasmine and Frangipani perfume the night air...the scent of romance!

Let the warm glow of "Secret Gardens" fireplace add warmth to your most intimate moments. Sleep blissfully in the queen-sized hand carved mahogany bed. Awaken refreshed, as the morning sunlight cascades through the Tiffany stained glass window.



A land of imagination, love, wonderment...
an enchanted garden where nothing is impossible,
where dreams come true.
Make a Wish, Dream a Dream.
Let your imagination wander!

"Secret Gardens", Exclusive Private Garden Jacuzzi Suite...where dreams become memories! Suite has Private Bath and Mini-Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, coffee service and wet bar. Amenities include color Cable TV/VCR, CD Player, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Fireplace. Private garden patio with large Private Jacuzzi AquaSpa! Intimate, private and exceptionally elegant!

*The large garden terrace and spa make this suite a favorite for guests reserving multiple rooms, but desiring a common entertaining area.

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  • Policies:

    • Elegant, Tropical Champagne Breakfast Buffets are served on Saturday & Sunday mornings.
    • Breakfast is not provided on Monday - Friday mornings.
    • $4.50 Energy surcharge/night
    • 15% Hotel Resort Taxes
    • Rates are based on double occupancy. Daybed, rollaway bed or extra person, $29/night additional.
    • Rates are subject to change and DO NOT reflect holidays, festivals and special event pricing.
    • Two-night minimum required holidays, festivals, special events and weekends.
    • Weekend stays and rates are Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun
    • Friday only stays are available if guaranteed at the time reservation is made, i.e. non-refundable, non-transferable.
    • One night Saturday stays are sometimes available, depending on reservation calendar. Please inquire if interested.
    • Adults Only: Accommodations not suitable for children.
    • Smoking Policy: The Inn and ALL guest suites are NON-SMOKING. Limited Smoking Policy-Verandahs Only. A cleaning  fee of $300 will be assessed on any room that does not adhere to the Inn's smoking policy.
    • Pets Not Allowed
    • Forms of Payment: Cash, Traveler's Checks, Cashier Checks, Money Orders and Credit Cards Accepted. Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express. No personal checks accepted.
    • Credit Cards: Confirmed by credit card authorization for total reservation plus hotel tax. Credit cards will be pre-authorized within 30 days of your reserved stay. Credit Card charges will be processed on arrival, or within the 7 day period prior to reserved stay. Reservations made with invallid or declined credit cards are subject to cancellation. Notification of cancellation must be received at least seven (7) days prior to stay, to avoid charges for the total reservation and hotel tax. No refunds will be issued if cancellation occurs within seven (7) days of your reserved stay. Please make reservation with the credit card you wish to have charged. 15% transaction fee on all credit card changes. Early departures are subject to the seven (7) day cancellation policy. 15% transaction fee assessed on all cancellation refunds.  Please note, if you will be using a credit/debit card, upon pre-authorization, funds will be secured in your checking account and not available for general checking.  Funds will not be charged through until arrival or within the 7 day period prior to reservation, but your bank will remove the funds from availability.
    • Other Payment Methods: If you prefer payment by traveler's check, cashier's check, postal or money orders, a deposit of half must be received within three (3) days of making your reservation to hold the room reservation for you, and full payment must be received seven (7) days prior to reservation to keep your reservation. Notification of cancellation must be received at least seven (7) days prior to stay, to avoid charges for the total reservation and hotel tax. No refunds will be issued if cancellation occurs within seven (7) days of your reserved stay. 15% transaction fee assessed on all cancellation refunds.  
    • Cash, cashier's check, postal or money order payments are acceptable at check-in, but full credit card authorization, or prepayment is necessary to confirm reservation. The Inn does not accept personal checks.
    • Holidays, Festivals & Special Event Reservations and Cancellation Policy
    • All holiday, special event and festival reservations (Dickens' On the Strand Festival, Mardi Gras, etc) must be paid in full, thirty (30) days in advance of event or festival. Thirty (30) day cancellation policy applies to all festivals and special events. No refund will be issued if cancellation occurs within thirty (30) days of the event or festival. A 15% transaction fee will apply to all festival & special event cancellations occuring prior to the thirty (30) day cancellation period.
    • Group Reservations and Cancellation Policy: All group reservations(weddings, meetings, conferences, etc.) will require deposit of 1/2 of total to confirm group reservation. Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Group Reservation will be confirmed and paid in full thirty (30) days prior to reservation. Thirty (30) day cancellation applies to all Group Reservations. No refund will be issued if cancellation occurs within thirty (30) days of group reservation unless rooms are rebooked.
    • Gift certificates are available and may be purchased for a specific dollar amount. Gift certificates are subject to availability. Guest must call to make an advanced reservation. Gift certificate must be presented at check-in. Gift certificates not redeemable on holidays, festivals, special package weekends or event weekends. All gift certificate reservations subject to the Inn's two night minimum on weekends. Gift certificates expire 6 months from date of purchase. Gift certificate purchases are final and are non-refundable. All gift certificates are subject to the Inn's seven (7) day cancellation policy: Once reservation is made, changes or cancellation must occur at least seven (7) days prior to reservation, or gift certificate will be forfeited.
    • Check-in: 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Standard Guest Check-in is 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Late Arrivals: The Inn does not have a 24 hour front desk. The front desk is only staffed from 4:00- 6:00p.m. If you will be arriving later than 6:00 p.m., please notify the Inn. Check-ins later than 6:00 p.m. are gladly accommodated, however, you must notify the Inn or request a late check-in when making your reservation.
    • Early Arrivals: Standard Guest Check-in Begins at 4:00 p.m.  Check-ins earlier than 4:00 p.m. will be accommodated if possible, 1/2 day additional room fee applies to all early check-ins. If you would like to request early check-in, please call on the day of arrival to see if your room will be available for early arrival.
    • Check-out: 11:00 a.m. Late check-out without prior arrangements will result in additional charges. Late departures will be charged for an additional day. Guest suites must be vacated according to reservations to allow cleaning and sanitation for new arrivals.
 
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