Beautiful lobby and great curb appeal. Pool area looks nice. Overnight front desk not the most friendly. It's a great location in the Gulf and a block from the Pleasure Pier.
When renovations are done this will be the place to be. Right now it's only great if you leave your room from 8am to 8pm while they're using jackhammers and drills to keep you alert. I spent 4 days in Houston and 4 days here expecting my houston portion would be fast paced and my Galvez portion would be relaxing. It was the opposite. Royal Sonesta in Houston (which was also under construction) insulated guests from the disruptions. At the Galvez it's front and center.
Try to get a high floor with Gulf view... Maybe that'll help a little.More