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

"Wonderful Anniversary Trip."
13 Sep, 2019 - Houston, 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 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bed available upon request: US$20 plus tax, per night.
Cot 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 kg.

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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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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(289 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
Wonderful Anniversary Trip.
Other Comments
Beautiful pool and hot tub. Drinks at pool bar was on point.
Sandra 13 Sep, 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 12 Sep, 2019 Spring, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfy bed. Enjoyed the pool.
Other Comments
I think morning coffee service downstairs should be included.
Glenn 07 Sep, 2019 Cypress, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
A great for our anniversary
Jerry 07 Sep, 2019 Houston, TX, USA
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We enjoyed the stay. We had found a great deal on Travelzoo. Location was good. Room was nice. Just a great getaway to celebrate 51 years of marriage.
Other Comments
Nothing more, just a gret time.
John 06 Sep, 2019 Atlanta, TX, USA
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Other Comments
Valet service Told to close bar tab at pool because they were “slow” and sending wait staff home, but I was “welcome to go to bar myself”
Madalyn 01 Sep, 2019 Edna, TX, USA
Other Comments
The champagne Sunday brunch is always a winner. Have stayed there many times before & we already have October & December reservations booked for both brunch & overnight stays.
L. D. 30 Aug, 2019 Willis, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing getaway
nancy 29 Aug, 2019 alvin, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice place and well kept.
Other Comments
Pool area very nice.
Sherry 29 Aug, 2019 CORP CHRISTI, TX, USA
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Beautiful hotel and the staff was super friendly. We had a fun time.
Sandie 28 Aug, 2019 Aubrey, TX, USA

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