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Hotel Galvez and Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Dating back to 1911, this iconic hotel is known as "Queen of the Gulf"
  • The large outdoor pool and swim-up bar is surrounded by vine-covered columns and lounge chairs
  • Complimentary shuttle and courtesy bicycles are available for island exploration

"The hotel is lovely and all staff interactions were most pleasant."
Jan 4, 2020 - Baytown, TX, USA
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Known as "Queen of the Gulf," Hotel Galvez & Spa is an iconic property that has graced 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 outdoor area, boasting an expansive saltwater pool, whirlpool and plenty of lounge chairs.

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



  • 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


  • 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 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: US$20 plus tax, per night.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$100 plus tax per pet per stay.
Maximum weight: 10 kg.

Maximum 2 pets per room.

Fees: Car park fee: US$10 plus tax per day.
Valet service fee: US$18 plus tax per day.

There is an additional cost for oversize vehicles.

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

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(201 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Galvez, A Wyndham Grand Hotel (TX) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The hotel is lovely and all staff interactions were most pleasant.
Eileen Jan 04, 2020 Baytown, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
We booked as a Christmas getaway.
Other Comments
We love the old world charm.
Linda Dec 28, 2019 Montgomery, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable. Most courteous staff I have ever witnessed, from the bell men to the cleaning staff. A smile from every face, a hello and how are you. They make you feel welcome. I come from Houston just to refresh from the busy city and enjoy being in a happy, welcoming environment.
Edith Nov 21, 2019 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel itself is beautiful. As expected, you get the older rooms in a distant part of the hotel when you use a Travel Zoo voucher. The rooms are a little dated, but clean. Our sink and tub did not drain, so that was pretty gross. They did eventually drain, but it took a long time. When we told the management about it at the end or our two day stay, she took note, but did not offer to pay for our parking or breakfast as one would think they should have. The common areas of the hotel are beautiful. The fall is a good time to visit Galveston. Don't even consider going in the summer.
Candy Nov 08, 2019 Atascocita, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
This was a repeat girl’ Trip to Galveston and we LOVE the Galvez!! Rooms are wonderful and comfortable. Great place to relax. Can’t wait to return!!
Other Comments
Great place! Would suggest an additional towel rack in bathrooms. We tried to go “Green” and hang towels for second day, but little place to hang.....
LeAnne Oct 23, 2019 Lewisville, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
valet boys a bit mouthy
John B Oct 22, 2019 FAIR OAKS, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Spent two nights at this beautiful historic hotel. Great location across from the beach. Room was ready, even though we arrived earlier that the 4:00 PM checkin time. Restaurant was amazing!
Patricia Oct 20, 2019 Garden Ridge, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location, great people, exceptional value!
Karl Oct 16, 2019 Leander, TX, USA
Other Comments
Because the hotel is so old, the rooms are small, but the hotel is beautiful.
Linda Oct 04, 2019 Dallas, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel, location and everything else was fantastic. Breakfast was the only part of this hotel that let it down. The staff weren’t very pleasant and the food was nothing to write home about.
Laura Oct 04, 2019 Houston, TX, USA

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