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"
  • 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

96% (230 Member Ratings)

"The History was fascinating and elegant. The employees starting from the Valet Parking, the staff at check-in to the maids. They were all excellent and helpful. The restaurant was wonderful and the staff above average."
Apr 21, 2017
Fort Worth, TX, United States

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 check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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), 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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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96% Positive
(230 Member Reviews)
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
The History was fascinating and elegant. The employees starting from the Valet Parking, the staff at check-in to the maids. They were all excellent and helpful. The restaurant was wonderful and the staff above average.
Other Comments
I booked the city view. Probably should have booked the Ocean view. My room was rather small. No microwave and had to ask for a fridge. No desk, so using a laptop was very difficult. I expected more for the money. Holiday Inn's have more comfortable and larger rooms. The bed and pillows were great. Extremely comfy.
Robert Apr 21, 2017 Fort Worth, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
The pool area. Beautiful. Warm water.
Other Comments
Our room was small but that was OK with us as we are rarely in the room. Right across the street from the beautiful sandy beach. One mile walk to the main street with all the mansions and other beautifully restored homes.
Cathy Apr 21, 2017 Elgin, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Everything!!! Will definitely stay there again.
Other Comments
Beautiful historic hotel overlooking the Gulf of Mexico...loved it!!!!
Mary Apr 21, 2017 Sulphur, LA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Lovely historic building!
Kristin Apr 20, 2017 Beaumont, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Friendly, helpful staff
Stephen Apr 19, 2017 Cameron, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Pool, bicycles, sitting areas, entertainment, services, pet friendly, staff
Other Comments
Exceptional visit!
John Apr 17, 2017 Palmer, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Pleasant experience from the valet to checkout. We definitely plan to return.
Angela Apr 16, 2017 Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
The hotel check in and the kindness from staff.
Elizabeth Apr 15, 2017 Houston, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful iconic hotel right on the beach in Galveston, TX. The hotel is over 100 years old and has been masterfully updated to make the stay a memorable experience. The Sunday brunch is just unbelievable.
Lanny Apr 13, 2017 Kingwood, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was beautiful
Other Comments
Appreciated the upgraded room!
erika Apr 12, 2017 Sugar Land, TX, United States

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