Hotel Galvez and Spa

Jessica Tilley
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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

"Awesome hotel, so much character and history! It's like walking around modern day museum! This hotel is top notch, you will appreciate staying in a real hotel! Staying here will change your future decisions staying in hotels, absolutely loved our stay! Definitely will be back!"
Aug 14, 2019 - Frisco, 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 pounds.

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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(259 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
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Awesome hotel, so much character and history! It's like walking around modern day museum! This hotel is top notch, you will appreciate staying in a real hotel! Staying here will change your future decisions staying in hotels, absolutely loved our stay! Definitely will be back!
bryant Aug 14, 2019 Frisco, TX, USA
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Having seen advertisements about Hotel Galvez in various Texas magazines, I was very excited to see that Travelzoo had a deal on rooms at the hotel. Other than our room on the north side being rather small, our stay was exceptional! (My understanding is that these rooms used to be the rooms of the staff and servants back in the day.) One is meeted with elegance as soon as you enter the hotel lobby. Music is playing at all times. There are places to sit and watch the ocean or to read quietly. Bicycles are provided by the hotel free of charge to the hotel guests. The pool is very nice and drinks and food are available poolside. Residences behind the hotel display the unique architecture of the city after it recovered from the Hurricane in 1900. Restaurants and an amusement park are within walking distance of the hotel, and the beach is just across the street. My only complaint is that we could not stay longer!
Ladonna Aug 09, 2019 Moran, TX, USA
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We love the Galvez! Without this travelzoo special, we would not of been able to afford to come here for three days. Thank you!
Dawn Aug 02, 2019 Houston, TX, USA
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We were there only full days but our stay was very nice. Hotel staff were very helpful and very prompt on responding to our needs.
Other Comments
Our family has stayed at Hotel Galvez since the early 1900's (grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren). Thank you Hotel Galvez for continued excellence. We will be back again soon.
Cissy Aug 01, 2019 Plano, TX, USA
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Everything was great!
Jul 30, 2019 Woodlands, TX, USA
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The pool area is beautiful! The breakfast buffet provided and excellent selection.
Other Comments
The desk staff were very helpful and friendly. The pool serving staff needed more training- a server spilled my drink on me and some of the pool staff were not very polite.
Stephanie Jul 27, 2019 Crozet, VA, USA
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Other Comments
Small room, bad room temp. could not get comfortable and sleep. air always blowing in face
Leonard Jul 26, 2019 San Antonio, TX, USA
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We had a great time! I've been to Galveston a number of times and we've visited the Hotel Galvez before, but this was the first time I've stayed there. It was great! Very easy to check-in, parking was convenient, and the location made it easy for us to wake up and head to the beach everyday!
Vanessa Jul 25, 2019 Austin, TX, USA
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Very friendly and helpful staff. The Grande Dame of the Gulf just gets better with age.
william Jul 25, 2019 Richmond, TX, USA
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I had a very pleasant stay at Hotel Galvez. The staff was courteous, and polite. I like the bar pool, in the pool.
Jon Jul 25, 2019 Alexander, AR, USA

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