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Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550   |  
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Ranked #6 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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“Relaxation station”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I have visited the Galvez 3 times in 2 years, and I am always sad when it is time to go. From the time you walk in to the grand lobby, you are treated like a prince. My wife loves the breakfast buffet which is pricey but has a full selection of everything. Sunday Brunch is legendary here, with a menu of everything you can think of topped off by mimosa and desserts to die for. It's also pricey, but it's an experience I won't forget. I love the history. The basement is like a museum of the islands past, don't miss it. You can find out stuff about Galveston you won't find anywhere else. On to the pool which is absolutely fantastic! It is 1st class with a swim-up bar, plenty of lounge chairs and eager wait staff who were prompt with pool side eats and drinks. The rooms can be a little smallish (this is a historic hotel) but are clean and comfortable. OR, you can pay a little more and get a 'spa' room which are huge. Also complementary with a room are bikes you can take for a ride up and down the seawall. Make sure you get out early or they will run out of bikes. I could go on and on. We travel from DFW and my wife doesn't like to fly, so this is mine and her's little slice of paradise. I can't wait to return.

Room Tip: A room facing the gulf is always a good choice
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thanks for taking the time to post a review on the Hotel Galvez. We are happy to read that you are a frequent guest at Hotel Galvez. You are definitely a guest that knows how to enjoy Galveston. We hope you visit us again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Well, what can I say that has not already been said.
This is a fine hotel but a little too pricey really. The pool is very, very nice.
The shuttle service from the cruise port was excellent and the driver did well loading and unloading some of those heavy siutcases.
The free limosine service was a nice plus except when we called for a return pickup the car had not shown up after more than half an hour and upon calling the hotel again to find out where the car was the girl that answered the phone was quite obnoxious but the car finally arrived after a further 10 minutes or so.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting a review. We are truly sorry to hear about the issues regarding the round-trip cruise transportation. We will share this review with the staff responsible for the shuttle. We hope you will stay with us again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Whenever I visit Galveston, Texas I stay at the historic Hotel Galvez (100 years old in 2011). This hotel is the classiest place in Galveston. The rates are reasonable, they have a heated pool with bar, hot tub, a hotel ghost, great restaurant, spa, and the Gulf is across the street.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for the positive feedback on your recent stay. We love that you appreciate the hotel and we look forward to your next visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

During Thanksgiving week Galveston was blessed with balmy weather, and I spent most of one day floating in the gorgeous salt-water pool. Then I played petanque outside on the clay-type walkway bordering a trellised area used for weddings. The double room overlooked the Gulf, and it reminded me of San Diego. The landscaping is remarkable. The room was flawless; the sheets were professionally laundered 240 thread-count percale, like the nice rooms in Europe ( but some unpressed sheets were used also.) There are many places to sit with entirely different moods. The lobby on Saturday night was electric with happy families enjoying overstuffed sofas in the grand lobby. I can't wait to return!

Room Tip: The view towards the Gulf is worth a request.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Make sure Mr Hilton takes you on a tour of this hotel. It was a real joy to spend several hours with this gentleman as he explained to us all about the owners before Wyndham - when Galveston was in it's heyday. Thank You Mr Hilton - a truly memorable experience.

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Address: 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#3 Luxury Hotel in Galveston
#4 Business Hotel in Galveston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#6 Family Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel 4*
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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Hotel Galvez And Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel
Hotel Galvez Wyndham Historic
Wyndham Galveston
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Galvez Hotel Galveston

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