Hotel Galvez and Spa

Anika Maiberger
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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 heated pool is a retreat with vine-covered columns and a swim-up bar
  • Complimentary shuttles and courtesy bicycle are available for island exploration

"We enjoyed the old tradition of the hotel and a book in the room about the hotel's history. We were happy that hotel still gives morning newspapers."
Dec 28, 2018 - Montgomery, TX, USA
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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.



  • 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 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).
Extra person charge is $20 per person, per night for the 3rd/4th guest in the room.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets (25 pounds 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 $18.00 (subject to tax) and a Self-Parking fee of $10.00 (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 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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(125 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
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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The walls are very thin between rooms. My husband and i booked this room for a weekend getaway to relax. We had a family next door and we had to listen to kids scream and play for hours until we finally called the front desk. They had no other rooms available. The hotel is very nice, the staff awesome, and the ambience fantastic. However, it was not a good fit for us.
Elizabeth Jan 01, 2019 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the old tradition of the hotel and a book in the room about the hotel's history. We were happy that hotel still gives morning newspapers.
Linda Dec 28, 2018 Montgomery, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was just beautiful.
Shauna Dec 24, 2018 Cypress, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location, it's history- the basement where they have history of Hotel Galvez, and Galveston. The christmas lights - beautifully done
Other Comments
I just wanted to stay in a historic hotel, other than that, nothing spectacular about it.
Laarni Dec 12, 2018 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
hotel well maintained -- cleanliness pleasant staff -
Arene Chuska Nov 24, 2018 Montgomery, TX, USA
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Other Comments
Complimentary bikes, valet and spa personnel were great!
Glenn Nov 22, 2018 Houston, TX, USA
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Anne Nov 22, 2018 Hallettsville, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was in a good location which is right on the beach. The hotel is well kept for a 100+ year old hotel. It was a good value for Galveston.
Charles Nov 17, 2018 Spring, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere; all of the staff everywhere was friendly and helpful; so much history in a beautiful place!
Pam Oct 31, 2018 Lake Charles, LA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location for views and ease of walking to things. Staff was great and pool was small but usuable for the kids. Will go back for sure with the price we paid.
Stacy Oct 28, 2018 Willis, TX, USA

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