Beautiful hotel in a great location on the Seawall. Had a great get away for the weekend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved the atmosphere and ambiance."
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay at the hotel. It is much character and history. Be sure to go the lowest floor to view the history of the hotel, fascinating! The only negative was the maid service did just an ok job on the room. Just not what we expected. Other than that, a do over for sure!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonder bike rides in the morning down the seawall!"
The stay was fantastic! My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much. The hotel offered bicyles to accommodate the guest who wanted to bike ride; fantastic!!! The one and only thing that was bothersome, was the hot water in the shower. No cold water ever came out of the shower only hot water...it was tolerable but the maintanance man could never get […] it right. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great girlfriend getaway"
Such a beautiful hotel with lots of history.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A romantic birthday which was enjoyed ."
The room was very quiet and very enjoyable. We could see the ocean view from our room and that was very beautiful. We would recommend anyone to stay. The hotel is very clean all over. The location is handy to the strand and any other things you plan in the city. All the employees are very kind and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect Birthday Getaway"
I had not been to the historic Galvez for 40 years and was very pleasantly surprised that the 1980 renovations were extremely well done and have obviously been maintained very well since then. The hotel was beautiful, our room was nice and quiet as well as comfortable, the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. My only issue was that our dinner in […] the hotel on Saturday night was a little slower slervice than we had hoped but I may have been feeling pressured to get to a theater show after dinner. This was a birthday weekend for my wife and she loved every minute of it. Johnny, at the concierge desk, helped with flowers delivered to the room when we arrived so the rest of the weekend went well. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was our first weekend getaway and we had an amazing weekend at galvez hotel the service is amazing, everything about this hotel and it's location is awsome. We even had our his and hers spa day here and that was a great first time experience. We will be planning another weekend here and possibly our wedding day we saw many brides check in. 100% […] recommended. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent and a great location"
Everything was wonderful, and the spa treatment was excellent. Everything on time. Location right across the street from the hotel makes it so easy to take walks on the beach. The side street takes the traveler straight to the Strand shopping area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful and helpful staff."
We stayed 2 nights and had fun watching the flow of people. Piano man was great. We had a lovely view which was excellent because my mom can't walk on the shore line like she used too. But each day was an excellent view to wake up to.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Galvez excels again"
My wife and I frequently stay at the Galvez. It is our favorite hotel. Peaceful, elegant, historical, and tropical. The food is really good in the restaurant and they have the best breakfast buffet! My wife left her bathing suit in the room and they mailed it to us the same day. We stay in hotels frequently but the Galvez remains our favorite.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not quite updated..."
The hotel common areas were nice and well maintained. The rooms were quite small and also we'll maintained and comfortable for their size. The barrooms, however, we're not what I expected. The tub/shower combo was very old with a shower head attached at about 6' and the spray coming out at around 5'9"... Not what you expect or want when you're 6'3". […] I think all they did in the bathrooms to update in the past 20 years was to put in a new drop down accoustic tile ceiling and a new countertop/sink/faucet. The room would have been a nice, albeit small, room and a reasonable value if the bathrooms were't so poorly renovated. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed for two nights. The hotel had bicycles we used every morning to ride the seawall. They were in great shape and we had a great time. Only needed a drivers license to rent. The staff was very accommodating. Beautiful pool area with sun and shade. Hotel is old, but well maintained. The parking garage was fenced, but the walk-thru gate remained open […] our entire stay. We've had problems in the past with things being stolen out of the back of our truck, but this time we had no problems. We will definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband and I were very excited about staying at the Hotel Galvez because it was our honeymoon. I tried calling two times prior to our visit to find out if there was anything special that we could do in regards to this and got no response. Upon check in we were given a room that the A/C did not work. When we asked to move, we were told that a engineer […] would be sent to our room for research the problem. My husband and I proceeded to the pool for about 4 hours. When we returned to our room the A/C still did not work. We called the front desk again and they told us the same thing. They would get an engineer to our room. At this point our room temp was 85 degrees. We proceeded to get ready for our dinner reservations and a night out. However when we returned at about 1am the issue still had not been resolved. THIS time we were offered another room. So we had to gather all our belongings and move at 1am! This could have all been avoided had we been offered another room earlier that day. After moving to another room and showering, it was apparent that the drain in the bathtub was clogged. Once again I called the front desk and was informed that "an engineer" would be called to look at the problem. Needless to say I had to call two more time and this issue was not resolved until late Saturday night and we checked out on Sunday. This was supposed to be a peaceful and relaxing trip but it just was not due to the problems we encountered. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Back in time"
Very friendly staff. Enjoyed the feel of going back in time and learning about the history of galveston. Historic enjoyment Great location with lots of walking distance enjoyment.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful old hotel"
The hotel is beautiful, and all the staff was very nice and helpful. The room was a bit small, but considering the hotel was built a hundred years ago,I'm not surprised. However, it was still very nice and clean, the bed was wonderfully comfortable. The pool is my favorite ever,not too big but never crowded feeling, it has a secluded feel. I also took […] advantage of the spa services, which were very nice, and included complimentary and unlimited use of the steam room and relaxation room, and a complimentary glass of champagne. Overall, the hotel is historic and a lovely place to stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel close to beach"
This is a beautiful hotel that I'd recommend anyone to stay at. The presidential suite was amazing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"REFRESHING WEEKEND RETREAT"
I was very thankful the hotel made my poodle welcome. The staff was very friendly and the historic beauty breathtaking. The pool and poolside bar are one of the hidden secrets of this hotel. I was very impressed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"My stay at hotel galvez"
The floor I was staying on was under construction , wet paint signs .paint smell , exhaust fan in bathroom was really loud .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Majestic hotel with rich history and design."
I would stay there again but go somewhere else for bar service. The pool and grounds were lovely, the rooms cozy and the lobby very grand.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing spa and hospitality"
It was the great getaway for celebrating retirement from 30 years in child careGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice histórico close to beach"
Love it all the attention atmosphere food everythingGenuine Expedia guest review
"stay away from Hotel Galvez"
Take your money somewhere else, like the San Luis. I will never stay at the Galvez property again or let any of my friends or family stay there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, but not 400 dollars nice."
The hotel is beautiful, the amenities are wonderful, the service is top notch. Our room was teeny-tiny, and I guess for over $400 I expected a balcony with my "ocean view." Maybe that is par for the course on Galbeston on a Saturday night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"end of summer weekend getaway"
from the moment we arrived until departure, every hotel encounter was pleasant - all staff members were courteous and eager to help us enjoy our stay - car valet, bell hop, reception desk, housekeeping, house engineer (our TV remote was missing and promptly replaced and checked), pool side servers, dining room servers. our room was comfortable and well […] equipped we look forward to another visit! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Front desk was eager to collect more money than what I paid, more than providing service. They seemed to be unhappy we had it through Expedia!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Historic Beach Hotel"
What a beautiful Majestic Hotel. First class service! We love the open bar area complete with pianist. It is in the perfect location. We will be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved staying at the Galvez!!"
We opted to stay at the Galvez instead of Moody Gardens, and we are so glad we did!! loved the older, rich history of this hotel. Loved being far from the madding crowds!!! loved the piano playing in the beautiful bar. Loved the deliciously fresh and yummy breakfast buffet! what can I say, I just loved it!! did not use, but hotel offers shuttle to the […] Strand, and use of bicycles. Great workout facility. wonderful pool. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"I found paradise in Texas!!"
I have wanted to stay at this hotel for many years. It did not disappoint!! From the minute we walked through the door to the day we left, everything and everyone was wonderful !! It is truly an oasis to escape the stress and cares of life. Well done, Hotel Galvez!! I will be back as soon as I can!!Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel lost our expensive pillows and gave us a credit of 40.00 on valet. One of my pillows cost over 100.00. My parents stayed in another room also and their Bathensuits were gone the day after they checked out. No one claimed them. Very upset!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"2 nights at the galvez hotel"
very friendly staff. good service, the rooms are way too small though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach, spa was excellent."
we had a wonderful experience. The pool and spa was great, we stayed mostly in the hotel and spa instead of spending time on the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice but expensive"
The room was nice, but for the price we payed it was a little small. It looks it is a nice hotel for a couples gateway, but for kids ( mine 6 and 7 years old) there is not much to do. The pool area is nice but it's like a grown up area, there is not a kids pool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Paid 480 dollars for two nights; not worth this much. Rooms were very small. The bathrooms tub was extremely small making hard to bend in shower. AC stopped working first night. What ticked me off was when we called the front desk and asked how much there breakfast buffet was the lady at the front desk told us 15.95 when we went down to the restaurant […] when is literally 10 feet away it turns our to be 16.99. Have the prices correct. Food wasn't bad it was good they have variety. Went to pay bill at restaurant and used a debit card. Total was 73 and we put tip cash. I then look at account and they took 88 from my account and 15 dollars tip. We asked why and the first manager said they take 10-15 extra for some reason and then it goes back? This is the first time I hear this. Anyway come to just swim at the pool & they have a swim up bar and listen to music. Don't bother ordering food from the bar outside unless you carry salt in pocket. 6 little coconut shrimps were $12. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Room is smallGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Was very comfortable however we did get ignored by valet when we arrived. Maybe because I drive a moderate vehicle older 2009 Suburban. We told the front desk and we had no problem after that. The pool is excellent however I do not dress fancy and I do show we have money so when I was at the pool bar I waited for at least 20 minutes to get served. I […] explained to the waitress that I am a very good tipper when I get good service. So the rest of my stay we were treated like kings. I am a firm believer of do not judge a book by its cover and obviously they did but won them over. Great stay Great people who love money!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Rooms are small but nice...great bed. Clean and comfortable. Will go back again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very historic hotel overlooking the beach"
very nice experience..staff recognized our 61st anniversary and upgraded our room and sent comp. champagne and chocolate covered strawberrys to our roomGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not Beverly hills"
We usually vacation out of the state not this time. This place is great. Valet ignored us when we drove up told the front desk and she took care of it. After that its was like home. People were awesome!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No better place to stay in Galveston!"
Loved loved this hotel! Great hotel and great location. Loved the bicycles onsite to rent compliments of hotel. Fantastic pool!Genuine Expedia guest review
Terrible service at the bar. The pool looked cloudy and dirty. We got NO housekeeping service and had to call down twice to finally get someone to come clean it. We also had to call to get the AC fixed in our room. Manager on duty was of no help to us at all. Will never return or recommend this hotel at all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Four Seasons prices, Two Seasons service"
Hotel is beautiful and in a good location, but staff appear untrained in the rudiments of customer service. Since the folks we interacted with were uniformly nice, we place the blame on weak/clueless management. Some tips include: answer the phone before the phone company disconnects your call--again (12 rings btw). Have your concierge return messages--that's […] his job. Don't let your waiters hang out chatting while restaurant customers are waiting for seating, and *definitely* don't let your manager walk by, look at the customers, and keep going (we did not see him talk to . Instruct your waiters on the need to bring a wine list to the table. Don't let the waiter bring out cold food. Instruct your maids not to have lengthy, loud phone calls outside your rooms. Instruct your maids not to leave the pillows and bedding on the floor when they tidy up, or to leave the lamp leaning up against the wall. And when you ask a departing guest how their stay was, and they say "tolerable," the correct response is NOT "okay, bye." That was your last chance to fix things, and you blew it. This is basic stuff that Holiday Inn and La Quinta consistently get right, and if the rooms were $50-100/night we'd suck it up. It's completely unacceptable in a "luxury" hotel however. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, but tiny rooms"
This is a beautiful, historic hotel. The breakfast buffet was great and very reasonable pricewise. The transportation service to the cruise dock was nice and convenient. My only problem was the room and bathroom size. They were so small and uncomfortable for the price. I could not stay here more that one night. Splurge for the suite for longer stay […] s. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel, across the street from the beach."
The hotel has lots of history (built in 1911). It even has a ghost story! We enjoyed the architecture. The pool area is beautiful and much nicer than the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great besides the ghost"
We just happened to be put in the haunted room 501. The room was nice, the view was great, but we couldn't handle the ghostly feeling. After being freaked out, the front desk immediately got us a different room. Our overall stay was great though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was ok. Expected a lot more in terms of having fun. The bar area was boring & "dead" along w/ the pool area. The bartenders looked & acted so unprofessional, they could @ least dress really nice & sharp. I think some of them had their friends hanging out getting free drinks. The bar area needs some updating, rusty old Margarita machine, yuk! I think […] this Historic Hotel should cater to senior citizens. Sad! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Spent a few days in Galveston and having a nice hotel was one of the best parts - being able to come back "home" to a nice room was definitely a good thing a long day outdoors. The pool was pleasant and clean. We really appreciated the gym equipment options as well since it's usually very difficult to find a good hotel gym facilities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Elegant historic hotel."
Many of the reviews for this hotel complain of the small room size. The rooms are small, but that is to be expected in older buildings such as the Galvez. The decor of the hotel is lovely. The pool area was beautiful and the prices consistent with what you would expect to pay at any pool bar for drinks and appetizers. The staff was very nice and accommodating. […] Parking is valet or self park at a garage across the side street from the hotel. The view of the gulf is the best on the Seawall. I would love to stay again, and was able to get a very good price on Expedia. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel by the beach but service not pleasant"
Pull up and the valet staff does not help me unload bags. One person behind the counter at check in time (345 pm). We waited in line for 30 minutes. The next day I get my car from valet and it is covered in bird poop. The day I leave valet stops my car and I walk over to load it and then he pulls forward without me knowing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I've stayed at 3 star hotels that were better."
The 2 rooms we got had dirty carpet. I'm not talking about vacuumed... I'm talking about leaving your feet black. It was soiled dirty. We had to was our feet before we went to bed. We opted to pay $219 for ocean view, and we got rooms with foggy windows (they were double pane, with moisture in between, and could not be cleaned or washed clear). We asked […] to be moved, but there were no rooms available. They did give us 2 $80 vouchers for breakfast to compensate. This hotel could be so much nicer. Needs new lobby furniture, interior paint on walls, doors, and trim. I would redo the floors also. I would have paid more $ if it was nicer. Hope someone from Wyndham looks at this review. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very disappointing... I will not stay there again. We had ants in our room the first night... when we called, I had to go down to e change the keys and was not offered any help. The woman at the front desk, said they were "checking into it". I stopped by later and asked if I would be offered any compensation. She said that I had prepaid through hotels.com, […] so of course not. Changing rooms because of ants and no offer of any help??? I would have been happy with an apology and an offer of helping us move... I will NEVER stay there again. Great location - the valet people were the BEST - management should train the rest of their staff based on them! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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