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“Beautiful historic hotel” 5 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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“Beautiful historic hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We were very lucky to find a room at the Hotel Galvez during the Wine Fest in April. We would have liked to stay 2 nights but they were sold out. The hotel clerk was extremely helpful in finding us a room at the sister hotel, The Tremont House. The Galvez is a beautiful property, fabulous location and has all the amenities of a fine hotel. The guestrooms are clean, nicely decorated and large enough for a comfortable stay. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, May 6, 2013
Thank you for your review on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We hope that you enjoyed the Galveston Food & Wine Festival and we hope that you make plans to return next year.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Your staff was really wonderful, and very helpful. The pool girl could have been a little nicer though.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We appreciate your comments and will share them as needed. Thanks again and we look forward to your next stay.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

What an absolutely enjoyable experience. Door personal greeted us with a smile, escorted us through open doors to the reception area, where we were efficiently recognized with a smile and directed to our comfortable guestroom with a clear view of the Seawall and the Gulf. Recent refurbishment indicates new guestroom package with the most comfortable bedding and duvet package, carefully prepared to our request. New large screen TV's cantilevered from the wall in front of the bed, with ample closet space (corner room) and efficient bath. Bath a little tight if two are grooming concurrently, but very nice appointments, a gushing shower head (maybe we should constrict the ample flow), and complimentary WiFi with plenty of bandwidth. The cabana area, was meticulously coifed for a busy afternoon of sun lovers and embibers and refreshments offered and delivered as soon as the concoctions could be prepared....on this afternoon..a bit slowly. Friendly valet staff and warm and attentive breakfast service with our party enjoying the buffet. Very good coffee...quite a bit better than the morning coffee offered in the lobby in the early AM. On this day, there were obvious signs of wedding attedants, planners and servers preparing for nupials on the lawn with the Gulf breeze providing the airco. I can't imagine a better venue for a wedding event. Although this island hotel has over a hundred years of history...I doubt it has ever been operated with a more focused set of associates. Little annoyances of small elevators competing with a steady stream of wedding goers and island vacationers made our decision to use the stairwell to the second floor and then up the stairwell a positive arobic experience. Although not used on this visit, a seasoned concierge was standing by prepared to expedite personal wishes upon request. Front desk personnel were warm, engaging and prepared for our arrival. Excellent team spirt made this very enjoyable. Good job.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Thank you for your glowing review on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. Your positive comments regarding our service are appreciated as well as your feedback on the service at the pool. We look forward to your next stay with us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We'd lived in nearby Houston for 22 years and had always wanted to stay at the Galvez or San Luis, but for various reasons never had. Finally, we went to Galveston for a quick getaway and the stars aligned. The Galvez remains an impressive property. We'd gotten an attractive rate on a travel website for a city view room and upon checkin they upgraded us to a Gulf view room. The bedding was high quality and comfortable and the room, and especially the bathroom, had been attractively renovated. The pool/pool bar area was down below street level, quite private, and well-furnished. The Lobby Bar area was being renovated during our visit (likely a reason for the nice rate). All in all, Wyndham seems committed to maintaining this property at a high level. The location right on the seawall is hard to beat. Of course, Galveston ain't Bali, but the people-watching is still pretty interesting, and we enjoyed a nice twilight walk on the beach as far as Gaido's.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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We are pleased that you finally had the opportunity to stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We are also happy that you enjoyed the hotel and all the Galveston people watching. It sounds like you also had the opportunity to walk off your dinner at Gaido's. A little trivia - Hotel Galvez and Gaido's both opened in 1911. We hope that you return for another visit after we complete our renovations so you can enjoy our new Galvez Bar & Grill. Thanks.
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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 ( WiFi ) 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 Family Hotel in Galveston
#4 Business Hotel in Galveston
#5 Romantic 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 Wyndham Historic
Wyndham Galveston
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Galvez Hotel Galveston

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