4.2 out of 5

"Hotel was very comfortable. Parking was simple. Easy beach access. ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 19 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

At Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel you'll be 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from Bishop's Palace and 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Grand 1894 Opera House. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 224 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and iPod docks. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers are also available.

A relaxing day at The Spa at Hotel Galvez can include massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and Ayurvedic treatments. The restaurant, Galvez Bar and Grill, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own poolside bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite fitness center, spa tub, and pool cabanas. 4550 square feet (423 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of a free cruise terminal shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Galveston hotel, you'll be 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Texas Seaport Museum and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Galveston Island Railroad Museum.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, City View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$126 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Partial Gulf View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Full Gulf View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View (Partial Gulf View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View (Full Gulf View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Galvez & Spa ratings based on 94 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Hotel was very comfortable. Parking was simple. Easy beach access.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018

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2 out of 5

Honeymoon on a budget !

Cons: room size
We got married on a Friday and booked our room for that following Saturday, when we arrived I was prepared for a wow feeling but I didn't get that, the only thing that is appealing to this hotel is the size due to the amount of rooms they have. The rooms are very small and the walls are paper thin, we could hear all the guest in our surroundings. No indoor pool or hot tub, it was cold outside and we didn't get to enjoy any amenities. It's safe to say I will not be returning to this hotel.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 9, 2018 by General Manager

Firstly, many congratulations on your wedding! We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We're saddened to hear that we were not able to provide the experience you were hoping for and that you were disappointed in some aspects of your stay. As we are a historic hotel our rooms are smaller than more modern buildings, and therefore retains more character. However, we do have a variety of sized rooms to choose from. We apologize if you experienced any noise disturbance during your stay, and any inconvenience this may have caused. It is our hope that you will choose to stay with us on another occasion, perhaps when the weather is warmer and you can take advantage of enjoying some outdoor activities.

5 out of 5

Thanksgiving trip to Hotel Galvez - Galveston TX.

Pros: Old world charm
It was an amazing stay at the Hotel Galvez. it is a beautiful hotel with lots of character and old world features. Beautiful grounds, pool area and sun porch where you can relax, have a drink and enjoy the beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. Spectacular service! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The Thanksgiving brunch was absolutely amazing. It definitely deserves an "excellent" rating in all categories.

Posted by , from Dallas, TX on Nov 27, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 29, 2017 by General Manager

Dear Kathy, We're honored you chose to spend your Thanksgiving holiday with us. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay at our historic hotel and that our Thanksgiving meal was satisfying. It's also nice to know that you had a good time relaxing by the pool and taking in the beautiful view. When you're next in the area, we invite you to stay with us again.

5 out of 5

Relaxing Thanksgiving

The staff was extremely courteous and helpful. The Thanksgiving feast was unbelievable my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The only thing negative was the barking dog and loud neighbors we had...but everything else was wonderful. The Christmas tree lighting was an added bonus.

Posted by , from Midlothian Tx on Nov 26, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 30, 2017 by General Manager

Dear Pamela, We're honored that you chose to spend your Thanksgiving holiday with us at the Hotel Galvez & Spa and pleased to know that our chef and kitchen staff prepared a fabulous feast; we'll definitely let them know! We're sorry to hear you experienced an elevated level of noise from your neighbors and hope this didn't cause too much of an inconvenience. How wonderful that you got to partake in our annual Holiday Lighting Celebration; always a guest favorite! We hope if you're in Galveston again, you'll choose to be our return guest.

2 out of 5


Pros: The exterior.
Cons: Basically everything else.
The Hotel Galvez was very disappointing, honestly I'm confused as to how so many people rated it as highly as they did. The best thing about it is the exterior and lobby, which are both quite nice. The room itself- totally mediocre. So, if you get a great deal it's ok, but nothing special, nothing great in terms of decor or architectural detailing. Bathroom was crummy with moldy grout, hair in the sink, etc. Also, the bathroom and the hallways have ceiling tiles (like in an office building, not cute pressed tin stuff, haha) which always grosses me out. If you like mid-market stuff this hotel will probably be fine, if you have more exacting taste, avoid.

Posted by , from Austin, TX on Aug 7, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 9, 2017 by General Manager

Dear Sarah, First, we would like to start by thanking you for providing your feedback. We're sorry your stay didn't meet your expectations. In particular, we apologize that your bathroom wasn't cleaned thoroughly. This is rarely an issue, but we will share your comment with our cleaning staff. As we are a historic hotel, some of the room sizes or interior features tend to reflect our age. However, we strive to maintain everything in excellent condition to continue providing a unique experience for our guests. It's good to hear that you felt the exterior and lobby spaces of the building were visually appealing. If you ever choose to stay with us again we hope to be able to correct some of these issues to make your stay as great as others have felt it is.

5 out of 5

Excellent hotel, very comfortable stay

Pros: Everything, not a bad word to say.
Cons: Very little, this place is always first class.
Location: Plenty of restaurants, the beach (when the weather is nice and sunny), great place to simply relax.
My wife and I have stayed here for many years each time we have visited Galveston,Texas. This hotel recently went through a massive room renovation. The Wyndham hotel chain "spared no expense" completing said renovation. The standard rooms are a bit small, but still very comfortable. It was pretty quiet near our room the night we stayed. Self Parking is easy, right around the corner from the hotel. All in all an excellent experience!

Posted by , from Houston,Texas on Jul 1, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 5, 2017 by GM

Dear Phil, Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback about your stay with us in Galveston. Our historic rooms boast the Victorian era style, and although they may have been a bit smaller than you hoped for, we are pleased that you still found them comfortable. We do our very best to keep this hotel up to the expectations of our guests and are very happy to hear that we have delivered on that promise. We are also very happy to provide our guests with a convenient Galveston location, with access to many restaurants and attractions, and accessible parking. We are proud to provide you with a relaxing home away from home experience and look forward to your next stay with us at Hotel Galvez & Spa.

5 out of 5

I pay for beach view. They argued I didn't

I Oder room service, they didn't bring anything I ordered

Posted by , from Houston Tx on Jun 7, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 12, 2017 by General Manager

Your feedback is greatly appreciated, especially as it will help us continually improve our services. We are thrilled you had an overall superb stay! However, we sincerely apologize for the level of service you experienced. Our team prides themselves on always delivering welcoming and helpful customer care. We hope you notified a staff member of any issue you had so we could correct it immediately. Once again, thank you for sharing your experience with us. It would be a privilege to host you again.

5 out of 5

Wonderful relaxing stay

The hotel was cozy full of history and charm. We enjoyed the restaurant, spa, workout room, pool and beach. The atmosphere is full of charm and makes you want to grab a book and cuddle pool side or under the shade overlooking the pool. Staff made our visit wonderful.

Posted by , from V on May 23, 2017

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1 out of 5


Cat and dog flea infested place won't stay there again. Room was not where we made reservations. A BIG DUMP

Posted by , from Grady on May 14, 2017

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5 out of 5

Galvez hotel in Galveston

Pros: Very comfortable bed.
Cons: Warmer food for breakfast meals.
Location: Very easy to drive within two miles of Strand area, or just drive along seawall in front of hotel.
Very courteous, professional staff and helpful valet personnel. Only thing that was a negative was the two mornings having breakfast. Food ordered, French toast was less than even warm, had to ask for syrup and butter, so this was only area of disappointment. Would rate place as excellent to stay at, with huge pool area, but eat somewhere else, like the Strand area.

Posted by , from Ft. Worth, Tx on May 10, 2017

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About the Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel

Location 2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550

Property Features

Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 4550 square feet (423 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, spa services, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Galveston hotel is smoke free.

  • 224 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 8 conference rooms
  • 4550 sq ft of conference space
  • 423 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1911
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby) (69.5 km / 43.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free cruise terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel offers 224 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Galvez Bar and Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The tropical pool at the Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel features a seasonal swim-up bar, poolside grill, and private cabanas. Just across the boulevard begins a 30-mile ribbon of sun-drenched beaches, ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and sunset strolls. Guests can rent bicycles or take a horseback ride. Nearby are golf, tennis, boating, fishing charters, water skiing, and personal-watercraft rentals. Guests enjoy membership privileges at the private Galveston Country Club's 18-hole championship golf course, 12 miles away. Hotel Galvez is just a trolley ride away from downtown Galveston, galleries, museums, shops, and the Strand Historic District. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Ayurvedic treatments


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

This hotel's policy is that pets may not be left unattended in guestrooms nor accompany guests in public areas of the hotel. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 8 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 18.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Galvez
  • Galvez Wyndham Grand
  • Galvez Wyndham Grand Galveston
  • Hotel Galvez Wyndham Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Galvez Wyndham Grand Hotel Galveston
  • Wyndham Galvez
  • Galvez Hotel Galveston
  • Hotel Galvez And Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Galvez Wyndham Historic
  • Wyndham Galveston

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.
  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.