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“Beautiful Historic Hotel, amazing shower, and tiny, crowded pool.”

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Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Ranked #6 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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“Beautiful Historic Hotel, amazing shower, and tiny, crowded pool.”
Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

If you're not a fan of swimming in Galveston's gulf waters, and are looking for an alternative place to swim, keep looking. The pool was tiny, crowded, and needed a good cleaning. If you enjoy Galveston's historic spaces, and don't mind a smallish room, Hotel Galvez is gorgeous. They upgraded us to a spa room with a double headed shower that made our entire stay worth it. Until the shower, we were scratching our heads, wondering why we were paying so much for this hotel stay.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Spent a Saturday night at the Galvez. Chose this hotel because of proximity to the Pleasure Pier. It was two traffic lights away. Not a bad walk on a nice day. Room service delivered someone else's amenities to our room. Good thing my husband read the card as a Wyndham Rewards member they usually send us something. They later sent us cheese and crackers and a bottle of wine which was nice.

Didn't have time to experience the spa or restaurants. However there was a wedding party there and for some reason these people always seem to think they are the only ones in the hotel. Loud talking in the halls, etc. Not the hotel's fault but typical of large groups.

I prefer staying at their sister hotel in Galveston.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Come being prepared to be pampered by a top notch staff from front desk to valet. Amenaties offered are those equivalent to a five star resourt. Location is convenient to many top attractions in Galveston and the views of the gulf are spectaculor. Rooms are plush, comforting, and well appointed. Liked least was there was not more time to spend. We plan future returns. Best was that regardless of whatever else was going on at the hotel, the staff treated us as if we were the only ones there. It was like having personal staff on call to meet any need or expectation. The food was incredible. The grounds were lovely. The experience overall was incredible.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

After a lifetime of seeing the Hotel Galvez but never venturing inside, we decided to stay here for a weekend getaway on a trip to nearby Houston. It was absolutely wonderful. The bed w/overfilled comforter couldn't have been more comfortable. Though the room was small (the hotel IS an antique) the view was HUGE. Couldn't stop staring at the oceanview. Bar area was great and pool w/swimup bar and hot tub was so enticing. Hotel is right on the seawall and close to all the great restaurants. Try the stuffed shrimp at Guidos!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We've stayed here last year and didn't have a good stay. The manager kindly gave us a free upgrade for our next visit. I didn't think I was going to be able to afford to go this year due to money, we come every year for the past 8 years, and my daughter was upset. Luckily, I received an email from Wyndham for a HUGE deal if we came during a specific time. We were able to go during to the designated times and signed up; we even got to use our free upgrade. What I thought was going to be our first year to not have our mother daughter trip turned out to be one of the best trips to Galveston we've ever had! I would guarantee staying at the Galvez EVERY year we go if I could get that deal!!!! I'm pretty picky when I stay at nice/expensive hotels and this time the only complaint I had was the STUPID picture on the wall!! lol It looked like a picture of hair! It wasn't but that's what it looked like and it was annoying.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

I grew up in Galveston and as a child I always wanted to stay at your hotel. I left many years ago and returned to show my wife where I grew up. I also was present for hurricane Carla.

You hotel and staff were wonderful and we hope to return soon. Also Joe at the piano in the lobby was great and played special songs for my wife and me. Please thank him for us and thank him for making our stay wonderful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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WILLIS
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This hotel is wonderful. Staff is efficient and friendly. The pool area is very relaxing and clean. Only problem are the lounge chairs at the pool are very hard and uncomfrotable. You can't lay on them. They need cushions.
Pool bar is great.
The new rooms are done very well. It is really a great place overall to stay.
I recommend this Hotel to anyone!

  • Stayed September 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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