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Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014

An unforgettable spot filled with ambiance and romance! This gem is simply one of those places you can't just find someplace else. It is historical, opulent, and has top notch in service. Unless they removed all original walls, they couldn't add size etc to rooms, but they are ample and quality. So rooms are not a five.

Location is interesting. This isn't a review of Galveston, but the hotel is billed as a beachfront package so I'll speak to that. Don't look for white sand and clear water. Water is usually clean, but has a grainy soot-like (forgot name for it) feel off and on and usually there is a brown appearance to water. This happens because of sand kicking up and mixing, I think from Mississippi River flow or some crud like that. Depending on season and conditions, the water can feel chunky and not be very fun to dip toes into. So if you have a choice of when to go, ask hotel when water is expected to me more calm and clear.

Back to hotel itself, you need a car if you're staying here. Even though island is small, there are some areas to avoid that are near the hotel. You want to know where they are.

If you are going to Galveston anyway and can afford something special, I highly recommend it. Must see downtown and the Great Storm museum/presentations. Incredible American history!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you for the kind review on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We wanted to make sure that you are aware that the hotel offers a courtesy shuttle for guests to transport them downtown. Ask the front desk for details on your next visit. We also encourage you to try our courtesy bikes. Thanks for staying with us.
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Austin, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Have stayed at the Galvez several times over the years. Most recently over New Years. The rooms are small, but very nice. And you really need to be hanging out in the lobby anyway. Just a gorgeous piece of Texas history to stay in.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
We appreciate your kind review on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We love that you enjoy the historic ambiance of the hotel. Please note that we have a free audio tour app for smartphones. You can download a 25-minute history and 20-minute ghost tour for the hotel. We hope to see you again soon.
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Dauin, Philippines
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2014

This hotel, located on the beach side it on of the oldest monument of the area... i can see!
Room is ok, bathtub is not big enough to fit in though and shower temperature is hard to regulate... either burning hot, either ice cold...
The music in the lobby is ok, but after few days, it is annoying and too loud.
The laundry bag is not picked up in the rooms, you have to bring it to the desk counter in the lobby.
Personnel is either obsequious, either a bit rude.
Depending on your room it can be a bit noisy, due to the old AC system.
There is nothing around... you have to take you car to go anywhere nice...

In general, i would not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
We are so sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. Please know that we offer a courtesy shuttle to The Strand District and Pier 21. Also, we are just four blocks from the Pleasure Pier and several restaurants. We hope that you will give us another try.
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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Facing the sea, this beautiful historic hotel stands out from the crowd. Timeless elegance. You can almost feel the old times, laughter, clinking of glasses ....
A beautiful outdoor swimming pool to relax, perhaps the most beautiful and quietest in Galveston ...

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for the beautifully written review on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the historic ambiance of our hotel and we hope that you return soon.
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Pearland,Tx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is absolutely beautiful. There was no need to go to the beach because the pool is beautiful, has a swim up bar and the stuff is nice. Definitely 5 star quality. I recommend taking the tour and a hydrotherapy bath and massage is an absolute must. They give guest complimentary champagne in the relation room. I plan to go back every year with my husband

  • Stayed July 2014
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
We love that you had an amazing stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. And we are pleased to read that you enjoyed the pool and service as well as our spa. We look forward to seeing you and your husband again next year.
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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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