Room is smallGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Rooms are small but nice...great bed. Clean and comfortable. Will go back again.Genuine Hotels.com 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
"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
"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
"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
During the whole stay the staff was really nice and the whole hotel was really clean and smelled nice. It is an elegant hotel and has a beautiful pool area. I would definitely return to this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely setting in a wonderful location"
The Hotel Galvez is just lovely. My husband and toddler thoroughly enjoyed our quick stay. The staff were helpful and friendly, the room was clean and comfortable, the location was just perfect, and the historic hotel is gorgeous. We look forward to returning soon!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I like it"
It was the best day of vacation to me and family at your hotel. ThanksGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great anniversary get-away"
The rooms are smaller, but that is expected, I think, for an older, historic building such as the Galvez. The building was kept in very good shape and I felt it was exceptionally clean. Excellent service. It was right down the road from a romantic restaurant (Rudy and Pacos -- http://www.rudyandpaco.com/) and across the street from the sea wall. We […] enjoyed checking out the bikes and going up and down the sea wall after a late morning brunch. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, luxury hotel on seawall"
Rooms clean but extremely small. Hotel 103 yrs old and very unique and interesting. Staff very attentive, LOVED the pool with swim up bar, plenty of seating and cabanas and attentive wait staff. Would definately stay here again, would get 2 room for 4 people next time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great view of the Gulf, well furnished lobby/public areas, nice grounds & pool, friendly helpful staff, very relaxing stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very nice hotel"
The hotel was very nice. The room & bathroom were very small. The beds were uncomfortable & bothered our backs. The pool was nice. The hotel is in a great location; close to beach & really good restaurants. The staff was amazing; very helpful & friendly. Overall we really enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was very clean and everyone was super friendly! Bar was fun and full of energy. We had breakfast buffet each morning--the good was good. (kids under 12 ate the buffet free) Pool was fun. Beach was seaweed free! We will always stay at the Galvez when in Galveston.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful hotel, outstanding location"
We visit Galveston annually, but had never stayed at Hotel Galvez previously. It was an amazing hotel! The lobby, the pool, the grounds, and the rooms were all beautiful. There were little touches in the rooms that were out of the norm (double headed shower, lights that slowly dimmed when you turned them off, etc.). We were also pleased to discover […] a mini-fridge in our room which came in handy for having cool drinks to take to the beach. The hotel provided a covered, gated parking garage as well as a free shuttle that ran from Hotel Galvez to The Strand. One of the best things about the hotel was its proximity to the beach and some of the popular Galveston attractions (almost directly across from Murdoch's and a block or two from the Pleasure Pier/Fish Tales). It was so nice just to be able to grab our beach gear from our car and walk across the street as opposed to trying to navigate the traffic on Seawall Blvd. and parallel park! I would highly recommend the hotel...can't wait to come back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel itself was very nice and it's in a good location in regards to the "things to do" in Galveston. The pool is very nice and spacious and the bar service was good. The beach across the street from the hotel wasn't that great. Lots of seaweed. Overall it was a very good experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband and I had an gulf front view for our anniversary. It was wonderful. I love the ambiance of this hotel. Staff was very courteous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Hotel Steeped in History; however..."
The hotel was beautiful, accommodations were nice, the location was perfect. We were unfortunately disappointed with the hotel pool. The water could have been cleaner, and an incident occurred at the pool that should have warranted them shutting the pool down, but it was kept open. We had planned on spending some time enjoying the pool but did not feel […] comfortable revisiting this amenity. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Classic Luxury in Galveston"
This was my third stay at the Galvez, my first with a dog. The grounds are lovely, with a fun pool atmosphere and lawns for sitting around to watch the waves roll in. The location is great for access to all Sea Wall locations, as well as The Strand. If you're on the fence between here and the San Luis, STAY AT THE GALVEZ. You can easily drive or bike […] to the San Luis to go to their restaurants, as the Galvez only has one. But this is by far the better hotel. Book now! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Night at the Galvez"
Our initial room was really not very good since their was a leak coming from the bathroom ceiling and the room itself was quite small. When I called the front desk to notify them of the leak, I asked for a different room. They immediately got us a new room with a great view of the Gulf and Pleasure Pier. Fantastic customer service. Next time we're in […] Galveston, we'll definitely go back to the Galvez. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best in Galveston"
The Hotel Galvez experience was the best that myself and my wife have ever had. Wonderful staff, and a beautiful hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Needs severe updates!!!!"
I think it is time for the Galvez to update their 1982 style rooms. The price you pay for a room here is way too high for what kind of room you get. The lighting in the bathroom was almost nonexistent, the fixtures, etc. are horrible. Great location, but pool is definitely way too small as well. Not again........Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Service was terrible!!!"
The service at the Galvez was the worst we have had on vacation. I understand that Galveston is an island, but it does not excuse them from being on "island time."Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, beautiful pool and lobby"
My husband and I went to Galveston for a long weekend. We had always wanted to stay at the Galvez. The public areas are beautiful. The lobby is old-time Galveston with spectacular ceilings and the pool area is really beautiful. The exterior is well maintained and the view around the hotel is great. The location is right in the middle of everything. […] You can valet your car and never move it and have full access to restaurants and the hotel is right across from the beach. The negatives of this hotel are the price and the room itself. The rooms are very small and the poor AC could never get cool enough. But a real positive is the comfortable Wyndham bedding. I'm going to order some of the pillows. The Wyndham really is the nicest place to stay in the Galveston area, but spend lots of time outside because that's what you're paying for. Be sure to make a reservation on Open Table for Guido's. It's the best seafood in the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Food in hotel"
I order a gumbo soup They gave me a gumbo with rice not cookedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"We love Hotel Galvez"
My family vacations each year in Galveston and always stay at the Galvez. The best staff around - very gracious and professional.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stay here once a year for 2 or 3 nights. The accommodations are always excellent. The room is small, but we don't stay in the room except for sleeping and showers!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Cut Above The The Usual Beach Hotel"
This is a charming old hotel with a lot of history and delivers four star treatment for it 'a guests. The rooms are small but well appointed, the staff is kind and helpful, the pool area is just perfect with great beverage and food service and their beach was the only one I could see that was cleaned every day during the seaweed crisis. Bus service […] to and from town is offered every hour going and coming. You can't go wrong staying at The Galvez. The only thing that I would suggest is that they should offer a free self service coffee in early morning and a drying bar unit in bathrooms instead of the large wall mirrors. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"always a nice experience at the Galvez"
Very nice, not thrilled with an expensive place jacking up rates during the holiday times, as the room is not worth that, but I like the Galvez and Galveston so I deal with it. This was he 3rd yr in a row to do this, I won't do it again to save money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
No complains. This our second time there. We really like this place. The swimming pool is open until 11 pm and the hot tub! They have an outside bar and small restaurant which is very convenient.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful room right in the middle of everything to do in Galveston. Very clean rooms, the hotel was actually. The staff went above and beyond when we had some auto problems. I would highly rate this hotel for a family stay. Right across from the beach. Lots of kids around and they allow pets.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent facility. Only minor issue for me was being charged for the stay prior to the stay. Not a fan of being charged before check in.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A small concern"
The Galvez is OLD, but well kept. The only REAL concern or problem is that the hotel allows people who are not guests to use the very nice swimming pool. This could be easily corrected if the management wanted to. There was only one restaurant and it was super casual, not what I would expect in an expensive grand hotel. The food was good, not gourmet. […] All service, from the valet parking to service in the restaurant was excellent. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
AWESOME costumer service & very clean for Hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"well kept and nice pool"
clean room, large pool, and friendly staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel staff were really nice. The location is great. However, the rooms are very small. the restrooms were small as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
For the cost I would have expected the room to be larger. Very small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best in Galveston"
The stay was great. The staff was personable. Food was good. The main place to be is in the pool. Had the best time there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great pool, staff ok, good location"
My family enjoyed the pool its very nice. The bell staff out front wouldnt let us use a cart to take our own luggage to the room!!! I was shocked and really put off by this, hotel mgmt should rethink that policy. Rooms were very small but nice and clean. Galveston beaches are full of dead seaweed this summer so if you can wait a month or so it might […] be better later in the summer. It was 2-3ft thick in places and smelled bad. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Historical Hotel - Fantastic!"
Hotel Galvez is an old historic hotel right across the street from the Galveston beach. It's beautifully maintained. The food is good and the ambiance is wonderful. We enjoyed the pool as well - it's outside and has a swim-up bar open each day at 11:00 am. We even rented a cabana for the day and enjoyed lunch poolside. My only issue is with the humidity […] - but it's due to being right next to the ocean! We return here time and time again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful time. Room was smaller than expected. Beautiful hotel. Excellent service!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
great time. beautiful hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Rooms are quite small, hotel service was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed a Saturday night, checking out Sunday. Though short lived, very enjoyable. The rooms are terribly small and the "view" is a joke. The windows are small, double paned tiles that gather condensation and completely distort any chance of a view. Save the money and get the city view. With that being said, everything else was superb. Though small […] in size, they certainly did not spare the luxury in the rooms. Comfortable bed. Big shower. Clean. Cozy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food selection is huge and it is quality food. The pool area is awesome! Lots of seating. Fans for airflow. Nice surrounding area. Swim up bar and waitress service poolside for food and drinks. It's located in walking distance of pleasure pier, lots of restaurant choices, and gift shops. Granted, I won't be staying again soon at $300 + a night for 2, I'm still pleased that I did. Totally worth it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
If you are looking for an old world hotel with a great staff, outstanding rooms, and great food - this is it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
fabulous!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wished there was a balcony. Probably will not stay there again because of that. Overall room size was very small. Windows were bolted shut. ability to shop in hotel store was limited. Unable to buy. Directions to nearest coke and ice vend unclear. valet parking rate seemed excessive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Historic Hotel"
It was everything I expected and more. This is a beautiful historic hotel. Yes, the rooms are not that big and they took about 15 extra minutes to have our room ready. We wait in the lobby, which is astonishing. Room is clean. All the other hotel areas are very well take care of. I hightly recommend you book this hotel for its pool and if you have the […] chance enjoy the breakfast buffet at the hotel restaurant, not that expensive and really yummy. Service was also great. Everything was worthy!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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