Hotel Galvez and Spa

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Dating back to 1911, this iconic hotel is known as "Queen of the Gulf"
  • Galvez Bar & Grill's Sunday brunch is listed among the best in the country
  • The large heated pool is a retreat with vine-covered columns and a swim-up bar
  • Complimentary shuttles and courtesy bicycle are available for island exploration

"Grande dame on a Texas beach" -- Travel + Leisure
Enjoyed This
(93 Member Ratings)
"We always enjoy the service and eating at the restaurant."
Joy C
Apr 19, 2018
Friendswood, TX, USA

Map & Directions

Hotel Galvez is approximately an hour drive from downtown Houston and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Valet parking with unlimited in/out access is available for $17 per night. Additionally, complimentary self-parking is available in the adjacent parking garage.

Rooms & Rates

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Known as "Queen of the Gulf," Hotel Galvez & Spa is an iconic property gracing the Texas coastline for over 100 years. Attracting both couples and families, this AAA 4-Diamond hotel is across the street from the beach where "there’s no sign of the area’s rowdy spring-break scene" (Travel + Leisure).

Celebrating the building's original architecture, guestrooms are on the smaller side, but their amenities "are as modern as they come" (U.S. News) and include complimentary Wi-Fi, docking stations and Simmons Smart Beds.

Named one of the Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America by OpenTable diners, Galvez Bar & Grill is the go-to for local seafood and a renowned Sunday Champagne Brunch. Guests can enjoy poolside cocktails and Texas-style bites at the seasonal swim-up bar and grill.

A full menu of services is available at the tranquil day spa, but the true hub of relaxation is the expansive saline pool with a whirlpool and plenty of recliners.

To explore off-site attractions, the hotel offers bicycle rentals and a courtesy shuttle to the Strand Historic District and Pier 21.

From the press:
  • "The real star of the hotel is the staff, who provide friendly and accommodating southern hospitality" --
  • "[Hotel Galvez] celebrated its 100th anniversary ... yet it's hardly showing its age" -- U.S. News



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age of 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Pack and Play available on request (and based on availability), free of charge. Extra bed available on request (and based on availability), for one child or one adult in the City View King Room only: $20.00 per day (subject to tax).Charges will be applied by hotel.

Pets: Pets (25 lbs. or less) are allowed on request and will be charged a $100.00 (subject to tax) cleaning fee per stay. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $17.00 (subject to tax) and a Self-Parking fee of $8.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. There is an additional cost for oversize vehicles. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(93 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Galvez, A Wyndham Grand Hotel (TX) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We always enjoy the service and eating at the restaurant.
Joy C Apr 19, 2018 Friendswood, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room, spa, bikes provided at no charge to guests, privileges at The Tremont House
Other Comments
Pool bar was not open during the week, and this was a bit of disappointment. Instead, we had afternoon drinks on the rooftop at The Tremont House.
Deborah Oct 15, 2017 Fort Worth, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
very nice Hotel, great location on sea wall, staff was excellent, very helpful and nice,
sylvia Jun 30, 2017 Hearne, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff, the room, and amenities were awesome!
Elena Jun 30, 2017 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very poor customer service
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed the pool & the number of amenities near the hotel - including free the trolley to The Strand.
Other Comments
The Galvez staff are extremely service oriented, knowledgeable and friendly. This is a wonderful thing for those of us who are on vacation. Must have great leadership & be a great place to work - satisfied employees perform well & demonstrate the brand well!
BENNETT Jun 28, 2017 Richmond, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
availability of spa services and attentive staff, especially at the pool...many hotels advertise service for drinks and food at the pool, but do not deliver or are only open very limited times
kristy May 25, 2017 Little Elm, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, ambiance
Ralph Jun 03, 2017 SpringThe Woodlands, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had an amazing Wyndham Associate help us out. After spending our first night, I experienced some difficulties due to the moisture in the room from the damp air off the Gulf. Kathryn, the Wyndham Assoicate, promptly took care of the situation by moving us to a hypo-allergenic room on the sixth floor. It made a huge difference! Thank you, Kathryn, for making our stay so much more enjoyable, comfortable and relaxing!
Nancy May 28, 2017 Vanleer, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel lobby bar . The night bartender was so attentive it was constantly busy.
Other Comments
Pillows and bedding were the best.
ricky May 31, 2017 Spring, TX, USA

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