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Hotel Galvez and Spa

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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

95%
"Right on the Gulf, just exploding with history, yet updated and lively. We loved that they actually had a history room in the basement. We learned departure day was the annual Splash Day celebration for opening of beach season; vintage cars and vintage swim suits on local bathing beauties were a part of the event, with music and food on the adjoining property!"
paula
May 19, 2019 - Austin, TX, USA
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Overview

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 free bike rentals and a courtesy shuttle to the Strand Historic District and Pier 21.

Amenities

General

  • 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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • 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

Policies

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: $20 plus tax, per night.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $100 plus tax per pet per stay.
Maximum weight: 25 pounds.

Maximum 2 pets per room.

Fees: Car park fee: $10 plus tax per day.
Valet service fee: $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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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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(170 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Galvez, A Wyndham Grand Hotel (TX) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Right on the Gulf, just exploding with history, yet updated and lively. We loved that they actually had a history room in the basement. We learned departure day was the annual Splash Day celebration for opening of beach season; vintage cars and vintage swim suits on local bathing beauties were a part of the event, with music and food on the adjoining property!
paula May 19, 2019 Austin, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Price was great.
Louis May 18, 2019 Plano, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is beautiful clean and comfortable. Valet service was amazing and the front desk people were polit, friendly and helpful. I will stay there again.
Other Comments
My only complaints and they aren't really complaints just observations, are that the room is really small and there were no drawers anywhere for unpacking.
Betty May 14, 2019 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Incredible time staying at the Hotel Galvez! Clean, beautiful Historic hotel. Entire Staff was helpful and friendly. Excellent restaurant and bar. Top Rating!
Other Comments
I will go back to the Hotel Galvez and I recommend it to everyone!
Lainie May 07, 2019 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
We always love our stays at the Galvez. We love the historic nature of the hotel and the wonderful pool!
Other Comments
If he is there, you must visit with Bobby Hilton, the concierge. He was born on the island and has a wealth of knowledge going back decades!
Shari May 07, 2019 Shoreacres, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beauty, ambiance, and the history.
Other Comments
She is still "Queen of the Gulf".
Karen May 04, 2019 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
accommodation and friendliness of staff.
Troy May 02, 2019 Baytown, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Happy hour, beautiful location, comfortable bed and room, friendly staff
William May 02, 2019 Buda, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
On our last day, we took the ghost tour through the Galvez app. We talked to Melissa at the concierge desk and learned so much about the ghosts in the hotel. We wish that we had taken more time during our 2 night stay to explore the ghost stories of the hotel.
Marsha May 02, 2019 Prosper, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The ambiance. Pool area very nice. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Edith May 01, 2019 Houston, TX, USA

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