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Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Ranked #6 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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Houston, Texas
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“Great spa-hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Although our room was quite small, it had everything we needed to spend Christmas weekend. The spa was an unexpected luxury! I went for a pedicure and found the pedi area to be unusually spacious with windows that let a lot of outdoor light in. Afterwards I spent time in the relaxation room which was out of this world (literally) - a quiet, dimly lit, peaceful room with very soft, inconspicuous music, ice water, and hot tea. The spa made the stay for me, but my husband enjoyed the enormous Sunday buffet. Before we left we looked at the suites, but found them to be wanting, considering the cost. They were not terribly large or luxurious, but if I were to receive a free upgrade I would love any of them. The Galvez offers old world charm and a spacious setting with beautiful grounds. Just don't expect a spacious bedroom.

Room Tip: If you want a decent sized room, ask for a BIG room (although I don't know if they come in a siz...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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WyndhamGalveston, General Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Thanks for your review and for staying with us. Yes, some of our rooms are on the smaller side but historic hotels like The Galvez tend to have smaller rooms so why not spend more time at the pool and spa like you did! Everyone should experience our spa's relaxation/medication room-it will make you forget about everything.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

we stayed here with our family. the pool and the bar at the pool was amazing. the kids had a great time as well as the adults. the guests were very friendly and nice. the staff was very accomodating. the pool area could have used mored help, but the help that was there worked happily non stop. the rooms were on the small side but it didn't matter. this was one place where we just used the room to sleep. the beach across the street was also very nice. you could rent chairs and umbrells to protect you from the sun. we had a great weekend there and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

We celebrated my brothers 50th birthday at the Galvez. It is a grand old hotel. Being old, the rooms are smaller than most modern hotels but they were furnished very tastefully. The bed was super comfy. We got seaview rooms but there is no balcony and the windows don't open so there is not much need to upgrade.

My mother got room 501 which is supposedly haunted but, apart from the room keys not working on several occasions, there was no discernible ghostly activity. However, it did make for some lively conversation.

We had breakfast, dinner and Sunday brunch. At each, we were impressed with the flavor. I would recommend the fresh local seafood for dinner. And for breakfast, the bagels and locks were delicious with more salmon than you could possibly wish for. The Sunday brunch was terrific, especially the shrimp and oysters.

Overall the service everywhere in the hotel was friendly. They really made us feel at home. I especially liked the live piano music played in the grand hall at night. It realy made for a memorable weekend and I would definitely return.

Room Tip: Not really necessary to get the ocean view because there is no balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Excellent location, parking, staff, nice overall ambiance. Very nice room amenities. Nuts, water, wine, and toiletries. Only thing the other guests were loud in the halls after 10 PM. Really enjoyed our stay. Will return again. Very good value for the price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Hotel Galvez is Tops on my list!! This upscale hotel is Classy in every way from the beautiful corner spacious rooms (regular rooms are a bit tight), the dining for breakfast and dinner, work-out facility, pool and outdoor grounds. The staff is pleasant and helpful, the entire hotel/rooms/bathrooms/cabana areas and pool are super clean. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this hotel! It would be ideal and romantic if it were more of an "adult only" hotel, but it's when the families and kids are running around and splashing in the pool that make it less personal and romantic (people take a hold of and control your youngsters)! The downtown Strand area is perfect for an early morning/evening night stroll with lots of resturants to choose from and not far from the hotel. I appreciate that the hotel offers complimentary parking in the garage located across the street and it's situated just steps from the beach. We will stay at this hotel for our couple get aways time and time again!

Room Tip: The corner rooms are more spacious, quiet, and out of the way of hall traffic.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Address: 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8029
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Galveston
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#3 Luxury Hotel in Galveston
#4 Family Hotel in Galveston
#6 Business Hotel in Galveston
#8 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
Price range (per night): $175 - $446
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 224
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, century-old hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting space, a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar and pool with a swim-up bar. The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by Galveston preservationist George Mitchell as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. ... more   less 
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Wyndham Galveston
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