2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX | Directions 7755029.29254 -94.78499
Very Nice – Very nice. I would go back to Galvez but if I could change those big beautiful windows into ones that opened that would be great. Also rooms are just okay for the money; not spectacular. Pool area, lounge and staff are all great.
love this hotel! – I loved this hotel! Galveston is one of my favorite getaway spots, and the Hotel Galvez is one of the nicest hotels in the area. I would definitely come back to this hotel- the spa was incredible! My room was clean, and it was nice to have wireless internet access. The pool area was where I spent most of my time though. The bartender?s were friendly and it was nice to have a swim-up bar. I will be going back to the Hotel Galvez soon!
A must stay! – My boyfriend and I just got back from a weekend at Hotel Galvez, and it is truly the best place to stay in Galveston. It is directly on the beach with the best pool I've ever seen, including a swim up bar!. It is such a romantic & charming hotel. The staff was helpful and friendly, they seemed to really take pride in the hotel, which is hard to find these days. The grounds are beautiful, very tropical. All in all it was a great getaway.
Loved this hotel! – My stay at the Hotel Galvez was great! It?s charming and well kept with a beautiful view of the water from our room. The pool area is probably the best part of the hotel and had a great swim up style bar. I would definitely recommend eating at Bernardo?s while you?re there, the food was great. The staff was extremely accommodating and had that true Southern hospitality feel. I really loved this hotel, and would stay again.
Less than expected – My first stay at The Galvez, expected a lot more. The room size was OK; furnishings were nice; TV not of current model, had limited channels; nice touch with the coffee maker and water; expected a mini-fridge in the room..not there; had only ONE bathrobe hanging in the closet; appreciated the safe in the room.
On to the bathroom. Only two sets of towels; linen was of nice quality; lighting in bathroom was very poor and extremely dim; fixtures were mid-seventies and not clean; brass and marble between the tub and vanity had extreme calcium build up and looked DIRTY; marble floor was dull and dirty looking.
Non-smoking property was very attractive, but we found the pool to be smoking area. We tried to enjoy the pool area, but it was overtaken by smokers (mainly teenagers and early twenties). Not relaxing, a loud younger crowd, and families with kids running and shouting, expecting more of a quiet mature crowd based on the hotel?s ambience, style, and price.
We had brunch Sunday morning, very pleased experience. Only disappointment on the buffet was the shrimp and ice cream. Shrimp were peeled and had been soaking in water, not firm or tasty. Crab claws were a nice addition. Desert bar had ice cream scoop sitting in a cup of dirty water.. no ice cream on my cobbler. Dining room was nice, the fabric in the chairs seats was worn and in need of replacement. Service was EXCELLENT, very accommodating and attentive.
In summary, our stay was nice, but nothing extraordinary. With a room price of $269.00, I expected a bit more. Last trip to Galveston, we stayed at the Hilton and I must say it was a better value and nicer room at the near the same price ($259.00).
Why do establishments reserve parking near the entrance for valet parking, and make the guest who prefer to park and lock their own car, walk a much further distance. You would think they would allow patrons to use the parking near the entrance and have valets make the walk?
Historic architecture and cool ocean breezes at the Queen of the Gulf. – The Scene
Built in 1911, the Galvez had always been known for its Old-World charm, hence its nickname "Queen of the Gulf." But with multimillion-dollar renovations in 1998 and 2001, the old Queen has had a magnificent facelift that preserves its heritage, while adding the best of modern-day amenities. The breathtaking loggia inside the front door is lined with 12-foot-high window arches, carpeting and stenciling that matches the original 1911 style and color scheme.
The guest rooms combine efficiency with elegance. The seven rebuilt luxury suites are simply the best the island has to offer, each completely different in decor and style. All rooms have data ports, daily complimentary USA Today, irons and ironing boards. Guests in suites have access to a private lounge, pool table and boardroom. There's also an attractive outdoor pool with a swim-up bar and lounge.
Not Worth The Extra $$$ – Our room, with taxes, came to $200 per night. It had a great view, but was otherwise ordinary and small. Restaurant is overpriced and has no kids menu - or at least we weren't offered one. Great pool and friendly staff. Sign up for a free Wyndham By Request Membership before you go. One of the perks is free Internet access, otherwise it will cost you $9.95 per day. On the beach in front of the hotel we found chairs and umbrellas with the hotel's logo, which we assumed belonged to the Galvez (they did) and were available gratis to its guests (they weren't). The man who came by to collect the rent ($20 for the day or $10 for one hour) told us to move our things "10 feet away" if we weren't going to pay up. Pretty cheeky, considering that it's a public beach.
Overrated, Go to NOLA instead – I concur with some of the other reviews posted so far. Not the worst hotel, but definitely not worth the $150/night paid to stay there. Walls are indeed thin. Service disappointing - no bellhops to unload luggage or open front door, not enough valets. I've stayed in nicer, more elegant historic hotels in New Orleans for much less. Don't expect much - I did and was greatly disappointed. More $ needs to be spent to bring this hotel up to par with other fine hotels. THIS IS NOT A ROMANTIC HOTEL.
Way overrated – I stay at the Hotel Galvez a while back, and I must admit. It was one of the worst hotels I've ever een in. The walls were so thin we could not sleep. We constantly can hear the elevator door bell and we can hear the conversations of people in the hall clearly. The room itself was adequate. The view was horrible (when facing the opposite side of the beach), not a pretty site to see the ghetto of Galveston. Overly priced I think I spent like $120 a one night stay.
George Mitchell – Mr. Mitchell has done a wonderful job renovating this historic hotel on Galveston Island. Mr. Mitchell has done so much for Galveston. The Sunday Brunch at the Galvez is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!! Great cuisine and all the champaine you can drink.
Made-to order omlets are out of this world.
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