Hotel Galvez and Spa

Travelzoo Staff

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

"Great location, great people, exceptional value!"
Oct 16, 2019 - Leander, 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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(306 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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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
Enjoyed Most
We always love our stays at the Galvez! Such a beautiful hotel with a great pool!
Shari Oct 01, 2019 Shoreacres, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Check in was easy. The room was small, but lovely. The front desk was friendly and helpful. We were traveling with another couple and had only 1 car, but were each charged for 2 nites parking. They realized their mistake and readily corrected the bill. The concierge was helpful in making a dinner reservation for us.
Other Comments
Lovely hotel and well maintained. Beautiful pool.
Kay Sep 29, 2019 San Antonio, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, ambience, staff other than front desk
Other Comments
Because tropical storm Imelda was due to make landfall on Wednesday, I felt for safety in driving through Houston to get to my home in Richardson, we should depart on Tuesday. I am 77 years old and was traveling with my 74 year old cousin who was visiting from California. Hotel Galvez said the storm did not warrant my not being charged an early departure fee — $130+. I assume they must not watch the local and national news. Interstate 10 was later closed in both directions. Heavy rain began falli
norena Sep 20, 2019 Richardson, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful Anniversary Trip.
Other Comments
Beautiful pool and hot tub. Drinks at pool bar was on point.
Sandra Sep 13, 2019 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great Hotel & Spa. We went for my wife's birthday. Went to the Sunday buffet (fabulous!) and stayed 3 nights. Wife went to the Spa and had a great spa treatment. We had a corner room with both a city & partial Gulf view - very comfortable and quiet.
Other Comments
Wonderful Hotel with a great location, professional staff, and excellent food! The room was very comfortable and the partial Gulf view was amazing. We highly recommend the Galvez for a getaway destination!
Dennis Sep 12, 2019 Spring, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfy bed. Enjoyed the pool.
Other Comments
I think morning coffee service downstairs should be included.
Glenn Sep 07, 2019 Cypress, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
A great for our anniversary
Jerry Sep 07, 2019 Houston, TX, USA

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