Hotel Galvez and Spa

Karl Klockars
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% (291 Member Ratings)

"Great location, nice room."
May 26, 2017
Buda, 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) and a Self-Parking fee of $8.00 (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.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

95% Positive
(291 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
Great location, nice room.
William May 26, 2017 Buda, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
availability of spa services and attentive staff, especially at the pool...many hotels advertise service for drinks and food at the pool, but do not deliver or are only open very limited times
kristy May 25, 2017 Little Elm, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
I loved the entire hotel. Love the history, pool bar and lobby.
Sandra May 25, 2017 AustinAustin, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Awesome. Just a grand hotel and staff is exceptional.
Other Comments
Look forward to next time.
Cindy May 25, 2017 Pasadena, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
The historic nature of the hotel and the Sunday brunch.
Other Comments
Really liked the pool.
Martha May 24, 2017 Lake Charles, LA, United States
Enjoyed Most
I most enjoyed the friendly staff - from the guys who handle your car and luggage to the maid I encountered. The room was very small but well cared for. The towels were thicj and the sheets were soft. And, neither smelled of bleach! Wow! What a pleasure that was.
Jerry May 20, 2017 Conroe, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Mother's Day brunch was out of this world good, Hotel Staff & service were excellent & very accommodating.
Other Comments
Andrea A Blumberg and her staff made our stay memorable with their southern hospitality.
Nora May 18, 2017 Cypress, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Its location
Other Comments
Perfect trip to the beach! Staff and facilities are wonderful!
Wanda May 18, 2017 Dayton, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
The spa and pool area
Mirtala May 18, 2017 Houston, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
John May 17, 2017 Porter, TX, United States

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