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“Historic Hotel with a Modern Spa” 4 of 5 stars
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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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“Historic Hotel with a Modern Spa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My husband and I have stayed in the Hotel Galvez for both a weekend away and as a starting point for a cruise. Both stays we're fantastic, topped off with amazing spa days. The rooms are smaller, as in many historic hotels, but have been modernized and are clean. The lobby is stunning and the pool is luxurious. But all of this is paled by the amazing experience in the spa. Trust me, treat yourself to a treatment and fully enjoy the relaxation room, sauna, and waterfall showers in the locker room. That was the perfect start to our cruise vacation. Make sure if you are going to stay here before your cruise, book the deal they have which includes free garage parking for the duration of your cruise and a shuttle to and from the port. It can't be beat!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, March 21, 2013
Thank you for the positive review on your stay at Hotel Galvez and your experience at The Spa. The hotel offers the rain showers that you mentioned on the sixth floor in our spa rooms. We hope that you will stay with us again soon. Happy Travels.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Just returned from our stay at the Galvez and I can't wait to return again!! It's a grand old hotel that is absolutely gorgeous from the outside with well-maintained grounds. The rooms might need a little TLC, but they are quite modern and kept up for a hotel that is over 100 years old.

The location cannot be beat. The stretch of beach directly across seems quieter than the rest of the seawall with a bit of exclusivity to it. The pool was gorgeous and heated. The only drawback we encountered was the pool staff. The have a swim-up bar and when we swam up for a drink we were ignored repeatedly by the bar staff. We even said. "hello, excuse me" and the girls working there turned around, looked at us and continued to ignore us. They turned their backs on us! We said hello again and they wouldn't even turn around, so we swam away.

This was quite unexpected since the rest of the hotel staff were so nice and helpful. Nonetheless, we won't let it deter us from staying at the Galvez again. Everything else was just right.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We appreciate your insight on the pool staff and will make sure that the appropriate staff is aware. We look forward to your next visit
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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
#5 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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Also Known As:
Hotel Galvez And Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel
Hotel Galvez Wyndham Historic
Wyndham Galveston
Galveston Wyndham
Galvez Hotel Galveston

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