A four-story atrium lobby, with ironwork balconies and full-size palm trees, showcases an 1872 hand-carved rosewood bar in what was once a busy dry-goods warehouse. This actually is a historic place: Republic of Texas president Sam Houston presented his last speech at this hotel, both Confederate and Union soldiers bunked here, and Great Storm victims took refuge under this roof. Rooms have high ceilings and 11-foot windows. Period reproduction furniture and Victorian-pattern
wallpapers add to the authenticity. It's the closest full-service lodging to the port, just a short walk from shopping on the Strand—and it's also a completely no-smoking environment.
Apr 19, 2005
My husband and I were very disappointed with Tremont House. It was very noisy in general due to the wood floors especially the following morning, as housekeepers vacuumed. Our room unfortunately, overlooked the dining room so we had the noise and clank of silverware morning, noon, and night. The window that faced the dining room had insufficient window coverings. We felt like we could be seen by those in the dining room and the light shone through
as well. It was difficult to find parking, unless you wanted to pay for valet service, which was pricey. The room itself was small with an equally tiny bed, and while beautifully furnished, too tiny for 2 people. We did not feel like it lived up to it's 4 star rating and would not recommend it to anyone.
Jan 26, 2003
I stayed at this hotel Saturday, May 11, 2002 after returning from my honeymoon cruise. They knew it was my honeymoon, and they gave me a free upgrade to the most incredible suite I could imagine. See my critique of the Galvez for a comparison on that basis. The only possible knocks on the place is that there is no view of the gulf and they lack a few amenities the Galvez offers, but this seems to me the nicest place to stay.
Jan 15, 2002
This is a great older hotel that is always just perfect. We love the interior rooms that overlook the lounge area. It is within walking distance of the busy Strand area and the trolley stops at the door. Parking is usually easy and the valet is quick. Their lounge area is a draw for the locals and has a wonderful piano player. Very close to the bay and restaurants that overlook the water.