Hotel Galvez and Spa

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • 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

"Grande dame on a Texas beach" -- Travel + Leisure
Enjoyed This
(74 Member Ratings)
"The "stately" historic atmosphere!"
13. Sep 2018
Fairview, TX, USA

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 $18 per night. Additionally, Self-parking is available in the adjacent parking garage at a charge of $10 per night.

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


  • 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

Enjoyed This
(74 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Galvez, A Wyndham Grand Hotel (TX) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The "stately" historic atmosphere!
Other Comments
The room is a tad small with not many places to put things.
Richard 13. Sep 2018 Fairview, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Sunday Brunch was outstanding - as usual!
Other Comments
Great hotel!
Dennis 12. Sep 2018 Spring, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere and Location
Lori 12. Sep 2018 Burkburnett, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice pool area and just across the street from the beach.
Other Comments
Hotel Galvez is truly a beautiful classic.
Brian 08. Sep 2018 Huffman, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great valet parking. Friendliness of the staff.
Lorraine 08. Sep 2018 San Antonio, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The edifice is elegant and much can be done to bring the quality of service equal to the building’s stature of elegance.
Other Comments
I was expecting it to be as grand as the San Luis in the rooms, but it felt like a small cell of a room with minimal furnishings. Also, staff was almost non-existent. I was expecting more of a presence from the staff to make the stay special. Plenty of valets that opened the door, but only 1 person as the receptionist that didn’t speak to guests and only 1 person at the checkout counter - even when the entire lobby is full trying to check out.
Misty 07. Sep 2018 Tomball, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
pool, spa
Tammie 07. Sep 2018 Austin, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Diverse and interesting guests; right on the Gulf for beach walks; free bikes; bar open until 12 pm. Walkable to good restaurants.
Other Comments
Staff is excellent. Lisa, one of the bartenders, is smart and oh, so much fun and good natured.
Trish 06. Sep 2018 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The pool area was very nice!
Joy 04. Sep 2018 KilleenKilleen, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Galvez is amazing! It’s like stepping back in time as you walk up to the hotel. The staff is friendly, there’s doormen always there for you, the bartenders make great drinks, the pool area is really nice, and we loved the spa too! We loved it all and only wish we could’ve gotten the Travelzoo deal for an additional night (they blocked out additional dates). It’s also really nice how we could rent their complementary bikes and ride over to the Strand. We never had to drive anywhere!
Other Comments
We had a king ocean view room. Our only complaint is that getting into the bathroom is very tight when you’re trying to close the door.
Amanda 03. Sep 2018 Houston, TX, USA

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