Galveston, TX

Hotel Galvez and Spa

Megan Crawford
Deal Expert

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

95% (194 Member Ratings)

"The staff. They provided excellent service and were kind and friendly."
Oct 15, 2016
Hewitt, 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 16 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant’s cot/crib available on request free of charge. Rollaways available on request for children and adults in the King Rooms only: $20 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets (25lbs or less) are allowed on request and will be charged a $100 cleaning fee per stay.

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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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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194 Member Reviews
(95% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The staff. They provided excellent service and were kind and friendly.
John Oct 15, 2016 Hewitt, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location, complementary transportation and pool were fantastic!
John Oct 13, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Enjoyed Most: The hotel was very nice, and being right across from the beach was great. The staff at the hotel were all very nice.
Linda Oct 13, 2016 Midlothian, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: The Sunday brunch was very good. The service was awesome and we enjoyed everything about it.
Other Comments: All of the hotel employees were so nice and went out of their way to accommodate us.
Pamela Oct 12, 2016 Conroe, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: We LOVE the Galvez! It is our favorite hotel in Galveston, so when I saw the deal we just had to take advantage of it. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and the staff are wonderful!
Other Comments: We didn't go to the spa this time, but the spa is also fantastic!
Shari Oct 11, 2016 Shoreacres, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great location with friendly attentive staff
George Oct 10, 2016 Tomball, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great historic hotel that is centrally located. Very service oriented staff. Enjoyed the complimentary shuttle service!!
Brenda Oct 08, 2016 Seguin, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Personnel and cleanliness of room
Jerry Oct 07, 2016 Dallas, TX, United States
MOLLIE Oct 06, 2016 KATY, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: relaxed atmosphere
Other Comments: Everyone was super courteous
Bill Oct 05, 2016 Jersey Village, TX, United States

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