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Hotel Galvez and Spa

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Why We Love It

  • Dating back to 1911, this iconic hotel is known as "Queen of the Gulf"
  • 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
(110 Member Ratings)
"The atmosphere; all of the staff everywhere was friendly and helpful; so much history in a beautiful place!"
31. Oct 2018
Lake Charles, LA, 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 $18 per night. Additionally, Self-parking is available in the adjacent parking garage at a charge of $10 per night.

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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" -- Oyster.com
  • "[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 the hotel


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


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • 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


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).
Extra person charge is $20 per person, per night for the 3rd/4th guest in the room.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets (25 pounds 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 $18.00 (subject to tax) and a Self-Parking fee of $10.00 (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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(110 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Galvez, A Wyndham Grand Hotel (TX) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere; all of the staff everywhere was friendly and helpful; so much history in a beautiful place!
Pam 31. Oct 2018 Lake Charles, LA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location for views and ease of walking to things. Staff was great and pool was small but usuable for the kids. Will go back for sure with the price we paid.
Stacy 28. Oct 2018 Willis, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location of the hotel is right on the Seawall and across from the ocean. It is a beautiful hotel.
Amber 27. Oct 2018 Amarillo, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Carla 24. Oct 2018 Apache, OK, USA
Enjoyed Most
It’s a beautiful hotel and we enjoyed our stay. The only thing I found to be a little strange was the button on the nightstand turned off all of the lights, including the lights in the bathroom, which I discovered when my boyfriend was in the shower. I may have given a mild heart attack.
Maija 24. Oct 2018 Cypress, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendlyness of staff
Other Comments
Steven at front desk was awesome. Made us feel very welcome and acknowledged us whenever he saw us in the lobby. Acted truly interested in what we were doing to enjoy ourselves while in Galveston.
Edith 21. Oct 2018 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere at the hotel was wonderful and laid back. We used the complimentary bicycles to ride down the sea wall. The Sunday lunch buffet at the Galvez was awesome!! The staff was super polite and helpful. They also have a great pool and hot tub. We will definitely go back again!
Shannon 17. Oct 2018 Sealy, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Pool area very pretty and view of ocean sitting in front lobby area.
Other Comments
Complimentary shuttle to Strand & restaurants was very useful! Valet guys helpful and courteous, they were great!
Lorraine 13. Oct 2018 San Antonio, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful building, saline pool was gorgeous with swim up bar and great service. Rooms nice
Antoinette 13. Oct 2018 Livingston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable room
Ann 11. Oct 2018 Fort Worth, TX, USA

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