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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 #7 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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Augusta, GA
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808 reviews
141 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
“Good not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This a a grand old hotel. The grounds are well-manicured, the staff is gracious, and it's right across from the beach. Our room was nice, but we booked well in advance and didn't have a beach view, there was no desk for my husband to use to work on, and the shower felt like needles shooting into my body. We ate a small meal in the restaurant, and it was very good. The service was excellent, and we could hear the live piano from the bar. The lobby is beautiful and spacious. We didn't take advantage of the pool or spa, so I can't comment on those aspects. There was one robe in the room, not two, and there was no water or anything like that. When you travel as much as we do, you're always looking for the creature comforts that many hotels offer for free. We would probably try somewhere different next time we go to Galveston.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, September 3, 2013
Thank you choosing to stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. I'm very sorry that our bellman didn't point out the pull-out shelf on the credenza which serves as a desk. Sorry about that. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the hotel and the service and we hope that you'll give us another try in the future.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Popped down for a quick weekend getaway from Dallas... Room was great, restaurant and bar were excellent!

  • Stayed August 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, September 3, 2013
We appreciate your kind review on Hotel Galvez & Spa. Thank you for making the drive from Dallas. We look forward to your next visit.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I love old hotels. This one screams of another time when things on the Galveston gulf coast were slower and more sophisticated. The rooms are big and spacious. The lovely front guest attendant upgraded us to a sea side room. The view was wonderful. This is the second hotel that I have run into the no cooler policy. I'm not a fan! Especially since we drove. But overall, it is a classy, fun place to stay.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 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, August 29, 2013
Thank you for the positive feedback on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We are pleased that you enjoyed the historic ambiance of the hotel. You mentioned the coolers in your review. We don't allow large coolers in the rooms. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission code prohibits any customer or guest from bringing outside alcoholic beverages into the hotel. We do offer mini-refrigerators in most of our rooms. Thanks and please stay with us again.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a wonderful hotel with such character. Never dissapointing. The pool area is wonderful it has a swim up bar. The lobby breeze ways our nice to just sit and enjoy the view. The rooms are alittle smaller because this is a older hotel. The staff is always kind and and gracious. They have a wonderful sunday brunch to die for.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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We appreciate your glowing review on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We appreciate your comments and we hope that you will return soon.
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#3 Luxury Hotel in Galveston
#3 Family Hotel in Galveston
#4 Best Value Hotel in Galveston
#6 Business Hotel in Galveston
#9 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Hotel Galvez Wyndham Historic
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Galvez Hotel Galveston

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