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Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel

2024 Seawall Blvd. | Galveston, TX 77550-8029  [SEE MAP]Galveston, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Friendly staff and top-notch spa
Rooms are on the smaller side
This historic hotel in central Galveston (52 miles southeast of Houston) celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001, yet it's hardly showing its age. Though they are fairly small, Hotel Galvez's guest rooms all feature contemporary luxuries like iPod docking stations and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi. And on-site amenities – like the spa and the heated outdoor pool (which the Hotel Galvez shares with its sister Wyndham property, The Tremont House) – are as modern as they come. Recent guests were impressed by the Galvez Bar & Grill, which serves traditional southern Texas food with ingredients like cilantro and roasted corn. And the restaurant's Sunday Champagne brunch is a hit. But according to previous travelers, the real star of the hotel is the staff, who provide friendly and accommodating Southern hospitality. Some visitors, though, do warn to drive or opt for a cab because the area around the hotel can get sketchy after dark. And for those who are Wyndham Rewards members, you can earn and redeem rewards points during your stay thanks to the property's Wyndham affiliation.
Galveston, TX
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 224 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Opulent, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



This renovated six-story Spanish colonial hotel, built in 1911, was once called 'Queen of the Gulf.' Teddy Roosevelt and Howard Hughes are just two of the many well-known guests who have stayed here.

Travel + Leisure


There's no sign of the area's rowdy spring-break scene at the Hotel Galvez and Spa, decked out with chandeliers, crown molding, and massive windows.

Miami Herald


Today it's fun to sit at the lobby bar, with a polished wooden backdrop salvaged from an old Galveston speakeasy, and daydream about the glory days.


The standout here is the pool. Surrounded by vine-covered columns, it has a whirlpool and swim-up bar, or guests can opt for poolside drink service from attendants.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 5091 have reviewed the Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: 

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5091 reviews 4.0 (based on 5091 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The rooms at the Hotel Galvez are small but stately. Muted colors and sepia-toned photos lend the hotel a soothing feel while comfortable Simmons Smart Beds and plush robes ensure a comfortable stay. Each room also features an iPod docking station and a 42-inch flat-screen TV.
  • Upgraded rooms offer views of the Gulf

Standard room size240 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The hotel is located across the busy Seawall Boulevard from Galveston's beach and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel is within easy walking distance of numerous restaurants, cafes and bars, and the property also offers a free shuttle to The Strand and Pier 21.
  • The Hotel Galvez is 5 miles northeast of Scholes International Airport at Galveston; 42 miles southeast of Houston's William P. Hobby Airport; 71 miles southeast of George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • The hotel is around 54 miles southeast of downtown Houston
  • 24-hour valet parking ($17)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Galvez Bar & Grill serves up Texas classics, Mexican dishes and fresh seafood. The latter is especially tasty, as most of the fish come straight from Galveston's piers. There is also a seasonal poolside grill.
  • Children younger than 12 can eat free with each paying adult at the Galvez Bar & Grill

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Hotel Galvez houses a large, heated, saltwater pool. Towering palm trees provide shade to the lounge chairs surrounding the pool, and lush vines cover the Spanish-style archways.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The spa is a point of pride at the Hotel Galvez. Spread out across 10,000 square feet, the spa features the full range of usual treatments, plus some unique features. The spa offers a eucalyptus shower, a meditation garden and a body scrub made of Champagne grapes. The fitness center, men's and women's locker rooms and relaxation areas can be found in the spa as well.

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna


      Although the hotel does not offer a kids club, kids are welcome to use the hotel pool. The hotel is also near the aquarium, water park and pier.
        • Kids Club
        • Free Kids Club
        • Fee for Kids Club
        • Cribs
        • High Chairs


        The 24-hour fitness center is a modern facility located in the hotel spa. The gym is equipped with cardio machines, free weights and strength-training equipment. The hotel can help arrange boat rentals and ocean excursions.
          • Weight equipment
          • Cardio equipment
          • Yoga mats
          • Free fitness classes
          • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


          The Hotel Galvez has nine meeting rooms spanning 14,000 square feet. The hotel can host events both indoor and outdoor. The hotel may be a classic, but it has modern audiovisual equipment, plus Wi-Fi throughout the facility.
          • Catering options on- and off-site

          Number of meeting rooms9

          • Business center
          • Meeting rooms
          • Meeting and event planners available


          Pets weighing up to 25 pounds are allowed at the hotel for a one-time nonrefundable $100 cleaning fee.
            • Pets allowed (with fee)
            • Dog walking
            • Pet-sitting


            With its century of history, Old World charm and postcard Gulf views, the Hotel Galvez is a favorite wedding destination for Texans. Spaces range from sweeping greens to intimate gardens or lavish ballrooms. The hotel is a full-service provider and wedding planners can help arrange and organize any wedding needs.

              Maximum wedding guest capacity1000

              • Hotel hosts weddings
              • Outdoor space for weddings
              • Wedding planners available

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