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Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Everything about the Galvez is excellent, especially the Spa, swimming pool, fitness center, and valet service. But if you are booking a room with a full ocean view, be sure to ask if it is a corner room because although it is advertised as full ocean view, it is not, and you will need to relocate after check in.

We took our nieces from Chicago to Galveston for a few days Decided to stay at the Galvez. We all enjoyed the hotel. The pool area was especially relaxing with a swim up bar. The staff was exceptionally nice and helpful. Would highly recommend this hotel.

Very small bathrooms and pets everywhere. Excellent pool. This was a very expensive stay so I expected perfection, which was not the case.

It definitely has its charm being over 100 years old. But the accommodations were anywhere but comfortable. Small tight rooms and a tight bathroom. Double beds were so small. Family of four was packed in the room. Poll was not kid friendly either. Stayed on the 4 th floor heard foot step of a person running across the hall But again could of been housekeeping

My husband and I stayed there in a recent trip . We enjoyed our stay and the staff was very professional and pleasant. The only thing was the two weddings going on made it feel chaotic in the lobby, but certainly a beautiful place to get married.

Hotel felt like a resort. Very clean and well maintained. Restaurant food was delicious. Hotel had complementary bikes. Very friendly staff.

Best vacation we ever had, partly due to this amazing hotel and the terrific staff. I wish I could remember everyone's names: Jasmine in housekeeping kept our room spotless and supplied; Danielle, Keisha, and Lois provided lubricants and conversation at the bar; the front desk and the valet could answer any question...all of them with a smile. I'll be back.

We arrived 2 hours early for our reservation. We were greeted and offered to have our luggage stored while we either accessed the pool or went sight seeing. We opted to keep our luggage in the car and go ahead and park in the parking across the street - very close. We did get a call at 3:00 or so that our room was ready, so we were able to get in a little early. We were thankful.

The hotel was just beautiful.. very historic but updated. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The pier is within walking distance of the hotel. Unfortunately they were doing construction on the part of the beach that was Infront of the hotel but over all great experience. The pool and hottub were very nice after a long day of sight seeing.

We stayed in a handicap suite. The sofa was so broken down that it was difficult to sit on much less try to get up from it. Needs to be replaced! Horrible.

The customer service was excellent and the location was great. The room was too small and dated. Cleanliness come have been better. The cost was extremely high compared to what their competitors offer for a lower price.

We were in town to dedicate a memorial bench for my wife who had passed away the prior December. This was the third or fourth time that we had stayed at The Galvez. We chose to stay here because it was significant to my wife who grew up two blocks behind the hotel. All-in-all, our stay was really nice! The room was clean and always well maintained. The building is simply gorgeous! The staff was friendly and mostly helpful! We had two incidents where we could not get into the parking garage because all of our keys demagnetized...?! I understand that the hotel is not responsible for your car if you self park...even though...you are parking in the very garage where the valet is parking cars. When we went to put our suitcases into our car after checking out, we made the sad and disgusting discovery that one of the previous nights revelers from the hotel had used our car as a backstop/leaning post from which and on which to "blow-his-cookies"!...Twice! Once on each of my rear quarter panels! I pointed this out to a hotel security guy in a suit who's only reply was "Wow, I heard there was quite a party here last night; that sucks"! Perhaps next trip we will give the Holiday Inn a try?!

Dickens on the Strand is always a great festival. However the 2016 event on the 1st weekend in December saw record rain fall totals for the entire weekend. Event organizers waived entrance fees to the event. And the Galvez made my family and grandkids feel like they were at home. The staff went out of their way to see that all guest that weekend had a great time.

My husband and I paid 365 for a night here, plus an additional 115 to have our 8 lb dog with us. Throughout the evening, we ordered room service to which I had told the staff five times that I would be paying cash. To my dismay, we were locked out of our room, in our bath robes (we had gone to get ice) and our puppy inside, because the card they tried to charge for the food didn't work. ABOVE and beyond put out at the service I received. And all I got was a small apology; when they phoned security to let us back in they said "the lock wasn't working". Um no, you locked me out. NEVER recommend staying here.

We had a great time. Everyone is so nice. The food was good. We also went to the roof bar at the Tremont house which was also fun

We came in for my birthday weekend and had a wonderful stay. We had a corner room overlooking the gulf. The staff was friendly and efficient. The hotel was beautiful and clean.

I think after 4pm is way too late for being able to check in. Being as you have to be out by noon next day. Makes you feel like you're not getting to fully experience the amount of money you're spending.

I took my daughter and granddaughter and we all loved it. The hotel was beautiful and clean, the pool was resort quality. The staff were friendly and accommodating. This was my second stay at Hotel Galvez, I will be back.

A very nice and historic hotel. The staff was very friendly.

2024 Seawall Blvd Galveston TX

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Ashton Villa and Bishop's Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Ashton Villa and Bishop's Palace. This 224-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. On the beach, it's also near Grand 1894 Opera House and Texas Seaport Museum.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All 224 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Parking is available for USD 8 per day (USD 18.00 per day for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Partial Gulf View)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Full Gulf View)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View (Partial Gulf View)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Galvez & Spa

Everyone (23) Couples (55) Business (7) Family (24) Other (4) Friends (7)
4

hotel galvez a great place to stay

Everyone

Everything about the Galvez is excellent, especially the Spa, swimming pool, fitness center, and valet service. But if you are booking a room with a full ocean view, be sure to ask if it is a corner room because although it is advertised as full ocean view, it is not, and you will need to relocate after check in.

By , from Dallas, TX on Jul 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 31, 2017

Dear Catherine, We appreciate this feedback so much. Thank you for the wonderful compliment. It thrills us to read about how much you enjoyed the pool and other amenities in the Hotel Galvez & Spa. Anytime you make a reservation you are welcome to specify whether you would like a corner room or not. We will always work hard to accommodate our guests as best we can. Come back soon!

5

quick get away

Everyone

We took our nieces from Chicago to Galveston for a few days Decided to stay at the Galvez. We all enjoyed the hotel. The pool area was especially relaxing with a swim up bar. The staff was exceptionally nice and helpful. Would highly recommend this hotel.

By on Jul 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 25, 2017

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Galvez & Spa and for taking your time to share your five-star review with us! We are thrilled that you and your nieces were able to enjoy a wonderful family vacation with us and enjoy our outdoor saline swimming pool and swim up bar. Please note that the pool is heated so that our guests can enjoy it year round! It is fantastic to read that you found our team welcoming and accommodating and look forward to you joining us again soon!

5

classy hotel

Everyone

Very small bathrooms and pets everywhere. Excellent pool. This was a very expensive stay so I expected perfection, which was not the case.

By on Jul 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2017

Your input is valuable, and we are glad you enjoyed your recent stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. Our luxurious hotel is well appointed with beautiful decor and features, but due to the historic status, the accommodations are typically cozier than many buildings of today. It is our hope that you were able to relax and enjoy the peaceful environment. The establishment is pet-friendly, and there are certain policies in place for guests that bring along their furry friends. Premium amenities are offered, and it's delightful that you found time to take a dip in the pool. The next time you visit Galveston, please keep us in mind for your hotel needs.

3

old hotel with charm

Everyone

It definitely has its charm being over 100 years old. But the accommodations were anywhere but comfortable. Small tight rooms and a tight bathroom. Double beds were so small. Family of four was packed in the room. Poll was not kid friendly either. Stayed on the 4 th floor heard foot step of a person running across the hall But again could of been housekeeping

By , from houston on Jul 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 12, 2017

Thank you for visiting our property. We are happy that you appreciate our historical charm but are sorry to hear that the size of our accommodations did not match the preferences of you and your family. We also apologize that the pool did not feel kid friendly to you. Our pool has a number of interesting water features and varying water depths including 2.5 feet and 3.5 feet that our youngest guests really enjoy. Additionally, numerous shade plants and beautiful greenery make sure that everyone is comfortable. Should your travels bring you back to the area, please consider us for another visit.

4

beautiful surroundings

Everyone

My husband and I stayed there in a recent trip . We enjoyed our stay and the staff was very professional and pleasant. The only thing was the two weddings going on made it feel chaotic in the lobby, but certainly a beautiful place to get married.

By , from Missouri on Jun 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 12, 2017

We are pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your recent stay with us at Hotel Galvez & Spa. As you noticed during your stay, the hotel is a popular spot for weddings and we hope the wedding guests didn't disrupt your stay. We would love for you to come back at a less busy time and allow us to provide you and your husband with a truly exceptional experience.

5
Everyone

Hotel felt like a resort. Very clean and well maintained. Restaurant food was delicious. Hotel had complementary bikes. Very friendly staff.

By on May 10, 2017

5

beautiful historic hotel; perfect location

Everyone

Best vacation we ever had, partly due to this amazing hotel and the terrific staff. I wish I could remember everyone's names: Jasmine in housekeeping kept our room spotless and supplied; Danielle, Keisha, and Lois provided lubricants and conversation at the bar; the front desk and the valet could answer any question...all of them with a smile. I'll be back.

By , from Madison Wisconsin on Apr 4, 2017

5
Everyone

We arrived 2 hours early for our reservation. We were greeted and offered to have our luggage stored while we either accessed the pool or went sight seeing. We opted to keep our luggage in the car and go ahead and park in the parking across the street - very close. We did get a call at 3:00 or so that our room was ready, so we were able to get in a little early. We were thankful.

By on Mar 21, 2017

4

great vacation

Everyone

The hotel was just beautiful.. very historic but updated. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The pier is within walking distance of the hotel. Unfortunately they were doing construction on the part of the beach that was Infront of the hotel but over all great experience. The pool and hottub were very nice after a long day of sight seeing.

By , from wausau WI on Feb 13, 2017

5

best spa ever!

Everyone

We stayed in a handicap suite. The sofa was so broken down that it was difficult to sit on much less try to get up from it. Needs to be replaced! Horrible.

By , from bedford, tx on Feb 1, 2017