Excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very old, but still good"
I like how it's close to the beach so I can walk there whenever I want, the people are very nice, and the facilities are very clean, I liked the large pool. The room is okay but it is pretty old.Genuine Expedia guest review
"God, I love this place!"
The Galvez Hotel was wonderful. It made our Thanksgiving a beautiful memory. The Thanksgiving buffet was superb and our waiter went out of his way to make sure we were treated like royalty. The service was always above and beyond expectations. We loved the well maintained grounds and hotel structure. The ocean view rooms were comfortable. The history […] behind the Galvez was interesting to learn. Thank you, Galvez. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"VERY SMALL ROOMS"
The room was quite a bit smaller than I had expected. Seriously, very small! Also, the business center does not have a scanner. They said they could scan my documents and email them but the documents I needed to scan were for work and I didn't want them to be able to be viewed by others. A scanner with capability to scan to USB is ideal. The beds were […] comfortable. Oh, and I did not like that you have to cross the street to self park if you come in after the valet closes. It was an okay experience, but not what I had hoped for, especially considering the cost. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and amenities!"
The location of the hotel was excellent-across from the beach, and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The hotel itself had charm and character. It was well staffed, clean, and relaxing, with many amenities including a restaurant, lounge, pool and spa. I would stay in this hotel again, without a doubt!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a wonderful hotel to say at. Very beautiful. Favorite part was the rain shower. It was nice. Location was right on the Sea Wall. The neigoboor hood was ok behind the hotel but it is Galveston after all so there is one block that's nice next to a not so nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"An historic must stay"
One of the few opportunities to to stay in a landmark place and true treasure. Food and service are all excellent. Hard to fault the staff or facilities anywhere.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Allie's Wedding weekend"
Every part of our stay was excellent. The wedding was beautiful. The entire place is as well and the food scrumptious. Have stayed here many times with years between and it never disappoints.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel with a great deal of character"
We had our dog with us so were not able to take advantage of the amenities - which was a pity as there was a beautiful pool area and all the common areas were very attractive - our bad! One drawback was that the room, although clean and attractively furnished, was a bit cramped and overlooked the roof area which had the air conditioning unites - no […] isy! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Booked on the "haunted hallway""
They put us in room 507. I wished they would have told us that this hallway was the most haunted in the hotel. Once we discovered that, we were very uneasy and did not sleep well. Would have liked the hotel to fully disclose prior to giving us that room. We had two unusual incidents occur as we discussed whether the ghost of Audra - on of the hotel's […] legendary ghosts was real. As soon as my friend dismissed it, her cell phone started playing Nora Jones' "Come Away with Me" for about 10 seconds and then it went off. It did the same thing - same song - when we approached our room. Her phone had never done this before. We would have had a more restful stay on another floor, I believe. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel"
Great hotel, so close to everything on seawall. Walking distance to pleasure pier.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, close to the beach, historic w museum downst"
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay plus Bobby Hilton's tour of the museum.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I recommend this hotel"
I loved this hotel. It had an old time elegance reminded me of the titanic (before the sinking). My husband and I went for our anniversary and it was special. I loved Paulina at the spa. There relaxation room was very nice. Nice staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Be prepared to do it yourself"
we arrived after a 5 hour drive. The valet/bellman help my daughter unload the car (lots of stuff for 4 people). We went up to the room and after about 15 minutes, my daughter asked how long does it take for them to bring our stuff up? She went down stairs to find the valet/bellman chatting away with the desk clerk. She asked where our bags were and […] he pointed outside. The cart with my laptop, 35mm SLR Cannon camera, medication, etc. was sitting outside, unattended. When my daughter asked about it, he said he'd get fired if he left his station! It was 9:30 or 10PM. She ended up bring the whole thing up herself while they watched on. It did get better. Excellent service at breakfast, room service. The beds were comfy. Lovely hotel. Be sure to visit the basement if you're into history. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel, close to the beach, nice pool/hot tub. Awesome Sunday brunch. I would have given the hotel a 5, but dinner at the hotel was not that great. For 2 adults, we spent $90 and the food was at best average, very salty and not what you expect for $90. Eat the brunch and go somewhere else for dinner.Genuine Expedia guest review
I took my Son for the day and it was awesome to finally stay there, I have worked on the Hotel in 1983 and have been there multiple times for various other things, but never stayed there. I am glad we did and it was well worth what we paid.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful historic, across from the gulf"
I adored this place. Based on some reviews I was nervous but it far exceeded my expectations. Loved the history, the beauty, the view, the spa, the pool and the staff. Highly recommend!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel across from the beach"
A nice place to stay during the Lone Star Rally. It was close to the seawall action and lots of motorcycles to see. Motorcycles could be parked in the front for a cost. Nice view!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Staff needs better management."
Upon arrival at the hotel the parking staff aggressively asked for direct cash payment for parking in front of the hotel, before we could even check in. When asked to please wait until we completed parking and unloading, they continued to aggressively ask for payment, to the point of being a safety hazard. We were on a motorcycle and were trying to […] roll it backward into a parking spot as they were standing beside us demanding payment. We paid the $10 for the parking sticker, tipped the attendant, and reported the incident to the front desk since we were not sure if cash payment was the policy if we hotel guests. We didn't want to be charged twice. When we came back to our room at 1:30 a.m. our key did not work. When we went to the front desk and they said our key had been suspended for non-payment of parking fees. We showed them the sticker and they agreed to reset the key. As this was happening, some of the parking attendants and staff were laughing at the situation. It became clear this was a vindictive act by the parking attendant and staff for reporting their aggressive behavior earlier in the evening. We wonder how a hotel of this quality can allow their staff to lock a paying guest from their room for non-payment of any service, especially since the room was paid on a credit card. Wouldn't the fee in question just be added to the account? We reported the situation to the manager the next morning. I'm not sure if we were taken seriously. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"lovely hotel, needs to be cared for better"
We loved this grand old lady of a hotel. We go it upgraded to a sea view room and cherished the views from both windows. On the down side, the room wasn't clean and the room service breakfast was dreadful. Such a shame this beautiful place is not cared for as she should be.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We used this hotel while we were on our honeymoon and it was wonderful!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful as always!"
My wife and I stay here several times per year. It is our favorite hotel and we enjoy its historical elegance and island pace.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No kids jaunt"
Nice stop for a simple romantic weekend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel and location"
We really liked the Hotel Galvez. It was clean and quiet. The food was good and the service was good. The location is great with an excellent view.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Galvez weekend getaway"
Great weekend getaway. Close to Galveston activities and a beautiful view of the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Galveston trip October 2014"
Staff really did not go out of their way to accommodate needs.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"away from kids"
Finally got away from my kids and had a great time a nice view of the beach in the morning perfect for my wife and meGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Weekeend in Galveston"
Beautiful hotel across the street from the beach. The rooms a rather small but the hotel is really nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Loved our first stay at the Hotel Galvez."
We enjoyed everything. We arrived early for the Sunday Brunch. It was great, the best I have had in decades. I sat in the lobby Sunday afternoon and listened to Joyce play the piano so well. She played my request for Claire de Lune. I enjoyed a tour of their museum by the 76-year-old doorman, who has worked here for most of his life. Monday, we left […] our car parked and the hotel van took us to the pier to board our cruise ship - only required a one-night valet fee of $18. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Went for a wedding. Beautiful venue and comfy rooms. The staff were very welcoming and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect Hotel for Couples"
Only here for one night but we will definitely be back! Wyndam Hotel so of course it is beautiful! We didn't check out the pool or other amenities as we were excited to get out and about. Directly across the street from the beach, and just a short walk to the Pleasure Pier, which looks fun (if we had kids or rode rides). The hotel offers bikes if you […] would like to bike the seawall. Sunday brunch looked like a feast fit for a king! Packed with people who come here just for the food! Everything you could possibly want was on the table!! Lisa the bartender at night was such a personable person. She has a great smile and a friendly attitude. She has a great smile and friendly attitude. She makes you feel like you are the most important person in the room. TIP: Get the cheesecake to top off your night! But share as it is huge!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right by the Beach plus a Great Saltwater Pool"
Hotel Galvez is a wonderful place for a romantic weekend getaway or for whenever you want to treat yourself to a beach vacation. While Galveston's beach itself may not be the most appealing at times -- it can be daunting to some who are accustomed to white sand beaches with clear blue water -- the Hotel Galvez has good views of both sunrise and sunset, […] and the saltwater pool feels SO much better on your skin than any chlorinated pool. The hotel also provides bikes if you'd like to cruise the beach or neighborhood, and has a small lawn out front for a nice picnic. The guest service is good, although the restaurant service was terrible. (It may have been just our waiter, but it took a full 45 minutes before she took our order and another full hour before we actually received our food...and we were one of just 8 tables occupied in the entire restaurant, with at least 6 people on staff walking around.) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"where to stay the night before you go on a cruise"
Hotel Galvez is the perfect place to stay for a night before you go on a cruise! The room we had was small but for one night was just fine for the 4 of us and the bathroom was beautiful. The Hotel offers complimentary bicycles and we explored the island on them, rode along the ocean, across the island to The Strand and even to dinner at Nick's and back. […] Fun, healthy, convenient, and even for people who are not athletes. The people at the hotel are all very friendly and helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We enjoyed our stay. We were there celebrating my daughter's birthday. The desk staff were fantastic with putting us on the floor we requested. They were great answering questions for my daughter. Only complaint we had were the down pillows (I am allergic to down) thankfully I travel with my own. And for what we spent on the room, I would have thought […] the rooms would be bigger. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice, quick visit to the historic Hotel Galvez"
I stayed at this property because I was coming from out of town for a wedding. The wedding was held at the hotel, so I just thought it would be convenient. It's about a 20 minute walk to the beautiful Strand Historic District, and the Pleasure Pier is across the street, but other than that, it's pretty remote. Check-in, and for that matter, all my […] dealings with the staff, were very pleasant. The room was smaller than the hotel rooms I'm used to, but that's pretty par for the course on "historic" hotels. The room size wasn't so much challenging, though as the bathroom size was. This was definitely a one person bathroom. It was small enough to make it a challenge to change clothes. I will also note that despite the fairly "modern" remodel of the room (tv, phone and decor), the bathroom looked like it hadn't been updated since the 90's with very plain fixtures. While nothing can really be done about the size of the bathroom, I hope their next renovation includes a remodel of the bathroom. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel for Weekend Getaway"
Overall it was a really great trip and hotel. Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful rooms and grounds. Also, the shuttle to and from the Strand was a nice/helpful benefit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hard to tell this hotel is over 100 years old. Absolutely beautiful, rooms were very clean, service was excellent. If you want rooms with an ocean-side view but the partial view is what's available, skip it and go with the city view. Partial view really leaves a lot to be desired... Didn't see any ghosts.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very comfortable and quiet hotel"
Loved it. Coffee came 30 minutes earlier than requested. Floor was dusty around walls. Hotel was quiet and very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our stay was Awesome. Great service, food in restaurant was great. We really enjoyed sitting on the lawn, your landscape was Amazing. We really enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was on the small side but perfect me and my two kids. We wanted a one night get away with friends. The pool was a bit chilly but the kids got in anyway. They had alot of fun. Very friendly staff and valet. My room key stopped working and they fixed it immediately. I would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The pool was amazing! We had a great time but be sure to pack nice clothes because it's a nice hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best hotel in Galveston"
What a wonderful hotel to spend your vacation. Can't wait to come back!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great weekend get-away for Wedding Anniversary!"
This was the first time at any hotel in Galveston. We chose it due to the reviews and reputation for customer service. It is directly across from the beach! We had a Full Gulf view so that was nice! The staff was very courteous and professional. If you can stay on the weekdays the rates are cheaper. WiFi worked great! We walked to the Pleasure Pier […] which is past Murdoch's gift shops. We did not eat or swim there as we were only staying one night. We plan on coming back with our kids soon! The room temp was perfect. we enjoyed the history of this hotel including the Ghost stories. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
What I love most about the Galvez is the personal service. From the welcome call to the wake up call - everything is a real person!! In this day of automation it was very pleasant to actually speak to someone!Genuine Expedia guest review
Had a wonderful time. Room comfort would of been improved but the room was damp and musty when we moved in. Maybe they had shampooed carpet? Lighting could of been brighter. Hard to put on makeup in the dim room. If hotels want you to "save your towels" and be "green" then why don't they install more towel rods?? Other than that we had a wonderful time. […] Great pool, great breakfast, great get-a-way! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old people need chairs!!!!"
We loved the Galvez, but would have enjoyed a chair in our room. The only place to sit was the bed. Otherwise, it was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel room was very small; not the pictures shown on expedia. Got a 2nd floor room so we heard car noise in the am. Other than than, very nice hotel, literally across from the beach. Free bicycles to use during the daytime. Saltwater pool. Seemed like a very lively bar in the lobby for a Thursday night. Did not get to try the room service/restauran […] t. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Have stayed at the Galvez before and will again! Enjoyed the overall experience; lovely setting just on the beach; everything was first class.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel w lots of history"
Had a great stay. Amazing view. Close to many attractions. Pleasant staff. Will return.Genuine Expedia guest review
Perfect day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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