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Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Ranked #6 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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Pontiac, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews
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“Beautiful building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

Staff was very friendly and the hotel is beautiful. The pool area was gorgeous but they had the services (like pool bar) closed early. The museum downstairs is informative.

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Forney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

We had a great stay. I had a trailer with scooters on it and they were very accomodating by allowing us to use a seperate parking area. We rode their lowner bicycles down to the Strand for lunch, that was great. Our bartender George in the Lobby bar was very friendly and took great care of us. The pool was very nice and clean, bartenders super busy on a Saturday. It had great lounge areas. Our room was small but we didnt spend a lot of time in it so it was fine for us. I wanted to get a picture from our room window of the sea but the sea and sand had caused such a film on the window that it was very hazy, and you couldn't see out very well at all. Awesome place for a wedding or vacation. All of the staff was very friendly, well dressed, and professional.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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WyndhamGalveston, General Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2012
Thank you for your review and for mentioning George. I will be sure to recognize him. Sorry about the windows - usually the rain helps clean off the salt in between cleanings but the lack of rain is affecting us this year. Windows are washed several times a year and will be cleaned again before Memorial Day. Glad you enjoyed your stay and please come back.
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Baton Rouge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for the weekend. We had a wonderful time. With the spa, restaurant, and store just steps away; what more could you ask for? The pool area is awesome and provides lots of shade. My only complaint would be that the rooms are very small. However, they have been nicely remodeled.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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WyndhamGalveston, General Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2012
Glad you enjoyed your stay and our pool and spa. Our spa has been voted Best on the Island and our pool has recently been upgraded and is the perfect place to spend the day. Yes, the rooms are on the small side as is common in historic hotels but they have all been renovated. Please come back soon.
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

My husband & I spent the first night of a 10 day vacation at th Galvez. What a great introduction to the Gulf of Mexico. The staff were gracious, our room lovely and the pool inviting. We did the basement tour and Bobby provides detailed information. We loved our time there and plan to return soon

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

We spent 8 nights in the Hotel Galvez and we did not regret a minute. The hotel is beautiful and charming in great location. Rooms are very small, but we didn`t care as we spent most of the time by an awesome hotel pool. We really liked the outdoor furniture, very comfortable and seems new.
The breakfasts are delicious and buffet breakfast even better. Dinner is bit pricy for what you get, but the spinach salad is a must try - we had it 4 times. The staff is extremely attentive and friendly. They were all so excellent!! The only think we did not like was AC, there is sooo cold in the hotel lobby! No way you could wear dress for dinner.
Internet connection was incredibly fast. We would not change it for other place.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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WyndhamGalveston, General Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2012
Thanks for spending your vacation with us. Yes, the pool furniture is new and very comfortable and we have upgraded our offerings at the pool bar and grill so you can spend the entire day as you did. Thanks for complimenting our staff as they are the ones that made your stay memorable. Come back soon.
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San Antonio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

For my first trip to Galveston, this hotel made such a nice impression! Very beautiful hotel, the rooms were a little tight but for just the two of us it was fine. The location could not be beat! The bathroom was cool with the way the shower was set up. Nothing but good things. Might come back because it seemed to be the nicest hotel next to the beach!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Antonio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

We just spent a 3 day stay at the Galveston Hotel Galvez. It's almost 5 stars...

- Service was Excellent
- Personnel were Excellent...made us feel at home and appreciated
- Location is perfect
- Room was excellent in every way
- Grounds are wonderful, very clean and beautiful
- Pool is beautiful...we didn't use it, but sat by the pool and enjoyed the surroundings.
- Price was great compared to other hotels in the area...well worth every cent.
- Food was very good
- (here's the down-side) When you enter the dining room it looks like "get ready for a high-class dining experience". But when we sat down...the booth seats were terrible. You are pretty much sitting in a hole or on top of the wood frame with very little padding. The tables and chairs look like they are left over from Hurricane Ike. Lots of flies were buzzing around. The plaster on the wall beside our booth was falling off. When I pay good money for good food, I expect better ambiance that this. Yes, I mentioned these concerns to the management.

Staying at the Hotel Galvez was a wonderful experience and we will definitely go back. I wish I could give it 5 stars. Fix up the dining room and it will get the 5th star.

Special mention goes to Carol, their reservation expert. As we were driving from San Antonio to Galveston, she called to confirm our arrival. I told her we would be there soon and to get the party started. She said "be careful what you ask for." When we got to the room she had placed all sorts of chocolate covered fruits and a bottle of chilled champagne on the desk with a very nice hand written note welcoming us to the hotel and apologizing for not having enough time to organize the party. That was an excellent start to an excellent mini-vacation. Thank you Carol.

Gary and Judy Prendergast

Room Tip: The view of the Gulf of Mexico is worth the few extra dollars.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled 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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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
#2 Spa 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 (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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