Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel

★★★★☆
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  • 2024 Seawall Boulevard

    Galveston, TX 77550

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I cut my toe on the pool gate swinging open. I was intoxicated so management treated me badly, and we checked out. Shoddy management.

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★★★★★

I cut my toe on the pool gate swinging open. I was intoxicated so management treated me badly, and we checked out. Shoddy management.

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Very nice. I would go back to Galvez but if I could change those big beautiful windows into ones that opened that would be great. Also rooms are just okay for the money; not spectacular. Pool area, lounge and staff are all great.

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★★★★☆

Very nice. I would go back to Galvez but if I could change those big beautiful windows into ones that opened that would be great. Also rooms are just okay for the money; not spectacular. Pool area, lounge and staff are all great.

Pros: Location, pool area, staff

Cons: Nothing special rooms, windows do not open

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Extraordinary lodgings in a beautiful building, right on the Seawall. This is a gorgeous hotel, but you do pay for the priviledge of staying here. Even in the off-season, rooms could easily be at least $150/night. But if you want to splurge, this is the place!

5
★★★★★

Extraordinary lodgings in a beautiful building, right on the Seawall. This is a gorgeous hotel, but you do pay for the priviledge of staying here. Even in the off-season, rooms could easily be at least $150/night. But if you want to splurge, this is the place!

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I loved this hotel! Galveston is one of my favorite getaway spots, and the Hotel Galvez is one of the nicest hotels in the area. I would definitely come back to this hotel- the spa was incredible! My room was clean, and it was nice to have wireless internet access. The pool area was where I spent most of my time though. The bartender?s were friendly and it was nice to have a swim-up bar. I will be going back to the Hotel Galvez soon!

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★★★★★

I loved this hotel! Galveston is one of my favorite getaway spots, and the Hotel Galvez is one of the nicest hotels in the area. I would definitely come back to this hotel- the spa was incredible! My room was clean, and it was nice to have wireless internet access. The pool area was where I spent most of my time though. The bartender?s were friendly and it was nice to have a swim-up bar. I will be going back to the Hotel Galvez soon!

Pros: Beautiful, clean, great location in Galveston

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My boyfriend and I just got back from a weekend at Hotel Galvez, and it is truly the best place to stay in Galveston. It is directly on the beach with the best pool I've ever seen, including a swim up bar!. It is such a romantic & charming hotel. The staff was helpful and friendly, they seemed to really take pride in the hotel, which is hard to find these days. The grounds are beautiful, very tropical. All in all it was a great getaway.

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I just got back from a weekend at Hotel Galvez, and it is truly the best place to stay in Galveston. It is directly on the beach with the best pool I've ever seen, including a swim up bar!. It is such a romantic & charming hotel. The staff was helpful and friendly, they seemed to really take pride in the hotel, which is hard to find these days. The grounds are beautiful, very tropical. All in all it was a great getaway.

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My stay at the Hotel Galvez was great! It?s charming and well kept with a beautiful view of the water from our room. The pool area is probably the best part of the hotel and had a great swim up style bar. I would definitely recommend eating at Bernardo?s while you?re there, the food was great. The staff was extremely accommodating and had that true Southern hospitality feel. I really loved this hotel, and would stay again.

2
★★★★★

My stay at the Hotel Galvez was great! It?s charming and well kept with a beautiful view of the water from our room. The pool area is probably the best part of the hotel and had a great swim up style bar. I would definitely recommend eating at Bernardo?s while you?re there, the food was great. The staff was extremely accommodating and had that true Southern hospitality feel. I really loved this hotel, and would stay again.

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My first stay at The Galvez, expected a lot more. The room size was OK; furnishings were nice; TV not of current model, had limited channels; nice touch with the coffee maker and water; expected a mini-fridge in the room..not there; had only ONE bathrobe hanging in the closet; appreciated the safe in the room.

On to the bathroom. Only two sets of towels; linen was of nice quality; lighting in bathroom was very poor and extremely dim; fixtures were mid-seventies and not clean; brass and marble between the tub and vanity had extreme calcium build up and looked DIRTY; marble floor was dull and dirty looking.

Non-smoking property was very attractive, but we found the pool to be smoking area. We tried to enjoy the pool area, but it was overtaken by smokers (mainly teenagers and early twenties). Not relaxing, a loud younger crowd, and families with kids running and shouting, expecting more of a quiet mature crowd based on the hotel?s ambience, style, and price.

We had brunch Sunday morning, very pleased experience. Only disappointment on the buffet was the shrimp and ice cream. Shrimp were peeled and had been soaking in water, not firm or tasty. Crab claws were a nice addition. Desert bar had ice cream scoop sitting in a cup of dirty water.. no ice cream on my cobbler. Dining room was nice, the fabric in the chairs seats was worn and in need of replacement. Service was EXCELLENT, very accommodating and attentive.

In summary, our stay was nice, but nothing extraordinary. With a room price of $269.00, I expected a bit more. Last trip to Galveston, we stayed at the Hilton and I must say it was a better value and nicer room at the near the same price ($259.00).

Why do establishments reserve parking near the entrance for valet parking, and make the guest who prefer to park and lock their own car, walk a much further distance. You would think they would allow patrons to use the parking near the entrance and have valets make the walk?

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★★★☆☆

My first stay at The Galvez, expected a lot more. The room size was OK; furnishings were nice; TV not of current model, had limited channels; nice touch with the coffee maker and water; expected a mini-fridge in the room..not there; had only ONE bathrobe hanging in the closet; appreciated the safe in the room.

On to the bathroom. Only two sets of towels; linen was of nice quality; lighting in bathroom was very poor and extremely dim; fixtures were mid-seventies and not clean; brass and marble between the tub and vanity had extreme calcium build up and looked DIRTY; marble floor was dull and dirty looking.

Non-smoking property was very attractive, but we found the pool to be smoking area. We tried to enjoy the pool area, but it was overtaken by smokers (mainly teenagers and early twenties). Not relaxing, a loud younger crowd, and families with kids running and shouting, expecting more of a quiet mature crowd based on the hotel?s ambience, style, and price.

We had brunch Sunday morning, very pleased experience. Only disappointment on the buffet was the shrimp and ice cream. Shrimp were peeled and had been soaking in water, not firm or tasty. Crab claws were a nice addition. Desert bar had ice cream scoop sitting in a cup of dirty water.. no ice cream on my cobbler. Dining room was nice, the fabric in the chairs seats was worn and in need of replacement. Service was EXCELLENT, very accommodating and attentive.

In summary, our stay was nice, but nothing extraordinary. With a room price of $269.00, I expected a bit more. Last trip to Galveston, we stayed at the Hilton and I must say it was a better value and nicer room at the near the same price ($259.00).

Why do establishments reserve parking near the entrance for valet parking, and make the guest who prefer to park and lock their own car, walk a much further distance. You would think they would allow patrons to use the parking near the entrance and have valets make the walk?

Pros: Historical Hotel, Location, Dining

Cons: Smokers all over Pool Area; Cleanliness; Parking

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Our room, with taxes, came to $200 per night. It had a great view, but was otherwise ordinary and small. Restaurant is overpriced and has no kids menu - or at least we weren't offered one. Great pool and friendly staff. Sign up for a free Wyndham By Request Membership before you go. One of the perks is free Internet access, otherwise it will cost you $9.95 per day. On the beach in front of the hotel we found chairs and umbrellas with the hotel's logo, which we assumed belonged to the Galvez (they did) and were available gratis to its guests (they weren't). The man who came by to collect the rent ($20 for the day or $10 for one hour) told us to move our things "10 feet away" if we weren't going to pay up. Pretty cheeky, considering that it's a public beach.

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★★★★☆

Our room, with taxes, came to $200 per night. It had a great view, but was otherwise ordinary and small. Restaurant is overpriced and has no kids menu - or at least we weren't offered one. Great pool and friendly staff. Sign up for a free Wyndham By Request Membership before you go. One of the perks is free Internet access, otherwise it will cost you $9.95 per day. On the beach in front of the hotel we found chairs and umbrellas with the hotel's logo, which we assumed belonged to the Galvez (they did) and were available gratis to its guests (they weren't). The man who came by to collect the rent ($20 for the day or $10 for one hour) told us to move our things "10 feet away" if we weren't going to pay up. Pretty cheeky, considering that it's a public beach.

Pros: Great Pool, Good Service, Wonderful Location

Cons: Very Costly, Small Rooms, Flat Pillows

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I concur with some of the other reviews posted so far. Not the worst hotel, but definitely not worth the $150/night paid to stay there. Walls are indeed thin. Service disappointing - no bellhops to unload luggage or open front door, not enough valets. I've stayed in nicer, more elegant historic hotels in New Orleans for much less. Don't expect much - I did and was greatly disappointed. More $ needs to be spent to bring this hotel up to par with other fine hotels. THIS IS NOT A ROMANTIC HOTEL.

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★★★☆☆

I concur with some of the other reviews posted so far. Not the worst hotel, but definitely not worth the $150/night paid to stay there. Walls are indeed thin. Service disappointing - no bellhops to unload luggage or open front door, not enough valets. I've stayed in nicer, more elegant historic hotels in New Orleans for much less. Don't expect much - I did and was greatly disappointed. More $ needs to be spent to bring this hotel up to par with other fine hotels. THIS IS NOT A ROMANTIC HOTEL.

Pros: Sunday Brunch, Proximity to Beach

Cons: Service

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I stay at the Hotel Galvez a while back, and I must admit. It was one of the worst hotels I've ever een in. The walls were so thin we could not sleep. We constantly can hear the elevator door bell and we can hear the conversations of people in the hall clearly. The room itself was adequate. The view was horrible (when facing the opposite side of the beach), not a pretty site to see the ghetto of Galveston. Overly priced I think I spent like $120 a one night stay.

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★★☆☆☆

I stay at the Hotel Galvez a while back, and I must admit. It was one of the worst hotels I've ever een in. The walls were so thin we could not sleep. We constantly can hear the elevator door bell and we can hear the conversations of people in the hall clearly. The room itself was adequate. The view was horrible (when facing the opposite side of the beach), not a pretty site to see the ghetto of Galveston. Overly priced I think I spent like $120 a one night stay.

Pros: pool was nice, some elegant areas

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Mr. Mitchell has done a wonderful job renovating this historic hotel on Galveston Island. Mr. Mitchell has done so much for Galveston. The Sunday Brunch at the Galvez is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!! Great cuisine and all the champaine you can drink.

Made-to order omlets are out of this world.

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★★★★☆

Mr. Mitchell has done a wonderful job renovating this historic hotel on Galveston Island. Mr. Mitchell has done so much for Galveston. The Sunday Brunch at the Galvez is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!! Great cuisine and all the champaine you can drink.

Made-to order omlets are out of this world.

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Our stay over the weekend was probably nearing the end of the school holiday season, and the reservation folks would not budge off the $199 fare for a standard king. When considering the New Orleans Ritz-Carlton's standard king rate was $135 for the same weekend, you have to raise the value question. I don't pinch pennies, and I realize hotels have to make hay when they can. The hotel service and food at Bernardo's were excellent, but the small rooms and flat pillows just wouldn't let me forget about the rate ! Maybe I'm getting old.

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★★★★☆

Our stay over the weekend was probably nearing the end of the school holiday season, and the reservation folks would not budge off the $199 fare for a standard king. When considering the New Orleans Ritz-Carlton's standard king rate was $135 for the same weekend, you have to raise the value question. I don't pinch pennies, and I realize hotels have to make hay when they can. The hotel service and food at Bernardo's were excellent, but the small rooms and flat pillows just wouldn't let me forget about the rate ! Maybe I'm getting old.

Pros: Historic, Romantic, Great Service

Cons: Small rooms, average furnishings

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We loved historic Hotel Galvez!! It was built in 1911! The rooms are a bit small but are lovely. The pool is one of the best I've ever seen-gorgeously landscaped, kid-friendly baby pool with mushroom fountain and kiddie pool furniture, and a swim-up Pool Bar for Mom & Dad! Bernardo's Restaurant was excellent! Try the fresh shrimp & spinach omelettes for brunch! Hotel Galvez is close to everything on the island and the service was outstanding! I was impressed with all of the history in the hotel and Galveston Island in general- much more than just a beach destination! Our family would highly recommend Hotel Galvez!!!

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★★★★★

We loved historic Hotel Galvez!! It was built in 1911! The rooms are a bit small but are lovely. The pool is one of the best I've ever seen-gorgeously landscaped, kid-friendly baby pool with mushroom fountain and kiddie pool furniture, and a swim-up Pool Bar for Mom & Dad! Bernardo's Restaurant was excellent! Try the fresh shrimp & spinach omelettes for brunch! Hotel Galvez is close to everything on the island and the service was outstanding! I was impressed with all of the history in the hotel and Galveston Island in general- much more than just a beach destination! Our family would highly recommend Hotel Galvez!!!

Pros: Beauty, Restaurants, Location

Cons: small rooms

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One of the most spectacular structures on Galveston island since its makeover, the Galvez is the place to stay when you're visiting this Gulf Coast getaway.

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★★★★☆

One of the most spectacular structures on Galveston island since its makeover, the Galvez is the place to stay when you're visiting this Gulf Coast getaway.

 

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