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

"It was comfortable yet somewhat formal. Perfect combination. The staff made you feel welcome & taken care of. The beds & linens were excellent. The rooms are small yet so welcoming. I simply loved the whole hotel, Not an average hotel, upscale is a term that fits."
21 Jun, 2019 - Haslet, 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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(215 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
It was comfortable yet somewhat formal. Perfect combination. The staff made you feel welcome & taken care of. The beds & linens were excellent. The rooms are small yet so welcoming. I simply loved the whole hotel, Not an average hotel, upscale is a term that fits.
Other Comments
I only gave 4 stars because we encountered one staff member who was none of these things. A group of friends went to the pool, we were loud & cheerful, she was very unwelcoming, we left, went to dinner, came back & refused to serve us. We had possibly 3 drinks in about a 3-4 hour time frame. Not drunk, just having fun, I have never been refused service based on someone making a judgment without proof of over indulgence. I am not a child or even young. Eight ladies, ranging in age of 50-70 years old. That was my only negative about the Hotel, it is wonderful. I loved it!
Helen 21 Jun, 2019 Haslet, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, food and professional staff
Other Comments
It was a great experience and we would definitely go back again in the future
yue 20 Jun, 2019 Euless, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The pool area and the bar!!
Other Comments
I wish you guys had some live music! Someone playing the piano would have been perfect!!
Rochelle 20 Jun, 2019 Tomball, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Kristen 19 Jun, 2019 Austin, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful pool with bar and wait staff. Great location and beautiful building.
Tracey 14 Jun, 2019 KellerFort Worth, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
the pool area
Claudia 13 Jun, 2019 Richmond, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service, very attentive.
Other Comments
A/C in the room was not as expected.
John 13 Jun, 2019 Splendora, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and elegant setting
Frank 13 Jun, 2019 Austin, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, Great lobby, History
ann 12 Jun, 2019 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The ease of getting to the hotel and the parking was not over priced.
Other Comments
The pool was nice and very attentive.
Sylvia 12 Jun, 2019 Houston, TX, USA

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