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Boasting a shared lounge and views of quiet street, The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus is a bed and breakfast set in a historic building in Galveston, 1.6 km from Seawall Urban Park. The bed and breakfast, set in a building dating from 19th century, is 2.5 km from Pleasure Pier and 9.3 km from Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark. The accommodation features a housekeeping service and private check-in and check-out for guests. All units feature air conditioning and a satellite flat-screen TV. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and bathrobes, units at the bed and breakfast also boast free WiFi, while some rooms include a terrace. At the bed and breakfast, each unit has bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the bed and breakfast include Porretto Beach, Stewart Beach and Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal. The nearest airport is William P. Hobby Airport, 66 km from The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
9.1
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.3
Value for money
9.2
Location
9.7
Free WiFi
9.4
High score for Galveston
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  • K
    Kimberly
    United States United States
    Tammy is amazing. She made us feel comfortable and I loved 🥰 her attitude in facts I wanted to take her back home with us. Tammy gave us so much history on The Mansion and Galveston. Breakfast also was very good. Also very nice to be able to leave...
  • Caren
    United States United States
    Perfect location. Wonderful staff. Breakfast was delicious. The home is just gorgeous, a beautiful Victorian mansion.
  • Judy
    United States United States
    We enjoy staying in historic homes. The staff was friendly, gracious and accommodating
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by The Mansion on 17th

Company review score: 9.6Based on 627 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property information

Welcome to The Mansion on 17th, where luxury meets history. Our beautiful 1890 mansion has been meticulously restored to its original glory, transporting you to a bygone era of elegance and refinement. Nestled in the heart of Galveston's historic East End, our six rooms and suites offer a uniquely intimate and exclusive experience. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by our friendly staff and welcomed to your luxurious accommodations. Each morning, wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and indulge in our deluxe breakfast, expertly prepared by our in-house chef. Our Social Hour, held daily at 4pm, offers complimentary beer, wine, and cocktails. It is the perfect way to relax after a day of exploring. ​ Our property boasts a range of luxurious amenities, including in-room coffee service delivered to your door every morning. At breakfast, enjoy French Press coffee made with organic Kona beans flown in from Hawaii. We offer turn-down service each night and you can choose to indulge in an optional nightcap before retiring to your plush bedding. ​ Immerse yourself in history as you take in our antique furnishings and artwork from the late 1800s, seamlessly blending modern comfort with vintage elegance. Explore Galveston in style with our vintage Model T golf cart available for rent, or take advantage of our optional rides to the port. And for those embarking on a cruise, rest easy knowing that you can park your car with us for free while you're away. Choose from our optional romance, anniversary, and birthday packages, complete with flowers, chocolates, truffles, or champagne, waiting in your room or suite upon arrival. At The Mansion on 17th, we invite you to experience a one-of-a-kind getaway, where luxury, history, and personalized service come together to create an unforgettable stay. ​ (Note: The Mansion on 17th has been a premiere bed and breakfast destination in Galveston for over 50 years. It was formally called the Victorian Inn

Neighbourhood information

Located in the East End Historic District of Galveston in an area commonly called 'The Strand'. The area is filled with turn of the century mansions, restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and more. The Cruise Terminal is only 3 blocks away.

Language spoken

English

Property surroundings

Facilities of The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Alarm clock
View
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Happy hour
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 to 18:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

From 06:00 to 12:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed upon request
Free

The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no cots available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 08:00.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 08:00:00.

FAQs about The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus

  • Room options at The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus include:

    • Double

  • The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus is 950 yards from the centre of Galveston. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The nearest beach is just 950 yards from The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Water park
    • Happy hour

  • The prices at The Mansion on 17th, formerly Schaefer Haus may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.