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Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
New Mexico
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54 reviews
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“Great start for our cruise”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Upon arriving in the evening, we were blown away by the beauty of the hotel. It is gorgeous! The staff was inviting, friendly, and efficient. Our room was surprisingly small. As a family of five, we had a room with double queen beds. With the beds spaced less than 3 feet apart, there was only 6 inches to the wall on either side. We have really become spoiled to the split baths you typically find in newer hotels, and were disappointed by the single, very small bathroom. There is a vanity/desk in the entry area of the room and we were able to use this area to get ready. You would not want to use the bathroom mirrors as the lighting is horrible. That said, the valet employees were exceptional. Arranging transport to the port was very simple and they were able to accommodate our schedule. When we arrived back in Galveston, we were picked up after only a 5 minute wait. The driver requested our valet tickets prior to leaving and our vehicles were pulled in front of the hotel with the trunks open. We appreciated this special touch!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for taking time to post a positive review on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We are pleased to read that we made your transfer to the cruise terminal easy and convenient. Our apologies regarding the room size but, as you can imagine, room size can be a challenge with historic hotels. When the hotel opened in 1911, it had 275 rooms and not all included bathrooms. Hotel Galvez now offers 224 rooms and, thankfully, all with bathrooms. We hope that you will stay with us again soon.
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This lovely old hotel is in need of updating with a few things. The rooms are comfortable but in need of a bit of polish with the decor. We had pictures of spider webs in our room that weren't in keeping with the decor. Although I am sure the history of the hotel keeps some from exploring, I lived in a haunted inn for most of 40 years of my life. I love this kind of history with a hotel. The staff were exceptional and the first floor was beautiful.
The strongest recommendation I can make is directions for the spa and other areas are well marked, as well as being sure that the rooms have menus and all information regarding the hotel.
WE loved our stay there and would happily return on our next visit to Galveston.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We appreciate your insight and will share your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you stay with us again soon.
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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 Spa Hotel in Galveston
#2 Top resorts 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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