The Grocer

The Grocer was named for Herman Marwitz, a Galveston businessman who owned a successful ship chandler (providing supplies for ships and their crew) and grocer business for the Galveston area. Herman built “Marwitz Castle” for himself and his wife, which is no longer standing, and purchased the Carr Mansion property for his daughter & son-in-law (see The Newlyweds suite).

This bright, airy room has all the natural light magic. The original fireplace and beautiful golden seating area are perfect for lounging and sipping morning coffee. The queen-size bed is simple yet sophisticated, and the white clawfoot tub is located perfectly in a nook for soaking and relaxing. A side door reveals a private toilet and sink area off the bedroom. This suite has a clean, crisp vibe reminding guests to relax and enjoy all the island has to offer.



  • Every room newly renovated
  • Private Bath with upgraded fixtures
  • Certified natural luxury mattresses
  • Alarm Clock / Speaker with bluetooth linking
  • Wifi throughout property
  • Robes for every guest
  • TV, Direct TV Cable Smart TVs, guests can plug in their Netflix, etc info to enjoy their own shows
  • Private porch access


$279/night one night only

$379/night one night only



Everything we wanted and more.

“A lovely opportunity to step away from the rush of everyday life and step back in time. The calm and elegance and beauty of this room, this mansion have been everything we wanted and more.”

— J.D.


“This place is unforgettable and has captured our hearts and imagination as few others have, and someday we must return. The ambiance and amenities make their mark, but it is your kindness and hospitality that we will remember.”

— J.T.

Beautiful memories!

“Beautiful memories...laughter, warmth, friendship and an abundance of elegance & Southern Hospitality!”

— H.K.


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