"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
"Comfortable, great location, but pricey"
You couldn't ask for a better location in Galveston, right by the beach and near the Pleasure Pier, a short drive to The Strand shopping area. Rooms were a little small, I guess due to the age of the hotel, but the beds and pillows were extremely comfortable. Due to the size of the property, it's a (relatively) long walk from the parking facility, so […] the hotel offers valet service -- at a whopping $17 per day! Anyone should factor that in when considering the cost of this hotel, which is already relatively pricey. Hotel staff was very responsive and helpful, on a 24-hour basis. We arrived at 1 a.m. and they couldn't have been more accommodating. We decided to stay in Galveston an extra day and switched to a newer hotel that was about $100 a night cheaper, with fewer services, and were ALMOST as comfortable, so you just have to decide if the extra money is worth it for a little more comfort and convenience. My big pet peeve was that they did not seem to have thought about how people use bathrooms -- no towel rack by the sink, for example. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful, right across from the beach!"
The hotel was so beautiful! The staff members were friendly and accommodating! We just did an overnight stay with the kids and hung out at the pool a lot. The pool is beautiful! We walked right across the street to the beach and the souvenir shops.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I have always liked staying at The Galvez over the years.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small rooms and costly"
I reserved a king size full view room 2 days before. When I checked in I received a very small room with worn carpet and a shower. Desk service switched my room for a bigger room with partial view and a tiny and old tub. I was still charged for full view with desk stating the position of room is still considered full view even though I could only see […] half of ocean water. Then that night I was charged $100 for a hold on service and was not informed at check in. It was refunded after calling desk and telling them I was paying for hotel services with my card at time of purchase. There is no complimentary breakfast for this $300 room. And everything is already expensive with an included 20% gratuity. And there is no area for easy parking. I was very upset that I paid so much for a half decent room with a very tiny bathroom. No breakfast included. Never going there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were celebrating my husband'a birthday. Corner room looking out on Gulf...great view. I had ordered champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to be in room. I mentioned that at checkin. Hadn't arrived at 4:30. Called. At 6:00 as we left for dinner I stopped at front desk. Young lady remembered my call. They were in the room when we returned. Was […] not charged. Shuttle to pier was supposed to leave st 6:00. No driver. At 6:15 my husband asked at front desk our dinner reservations were for 6:30. Driver came. Will stay at Galvez again inspite of these problems. It's a beautiful old hotel on the sea wall. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The rooms were very small. The food had no taste. The swim up bar pool was boring, no music. Just didn't meet up to my expectations........Very Disappointed. I will never stay at this hotel again, nor will I recommend it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Slimply: Well done service by the Hotel"
It was our wedding anniversary. Everything went extremely well from checking in to departure. All employees were very helpful and friendly. Any question was answered immediately. The hotel met all of our expectations. One minor blip caught my attention. Went down to the lobby and no coffee was available except for a price. Yes, we had coffee in the […] room but I simply wanted to get a cup and set in the lobby and observe. Most Hotels and Motels provide that minor item. No big thing. Just a surprise. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
By far the best place I ever stayed. Everything about it we loved. Never experienced somewhere so elegant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good but not great"
Location great. Overall condition good but not great. Views largely compromised by very small windows in the buildings original fascade. Lobby redo ok but not a stunner it could be.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is lovely and the historic building is very interesting, I have been there before but I made a reservation for 1 adult & 2 teens, our room was ridiculously small. A frig. In room was great but there were no draws at all.We had to live out of suitcases for 5 days. There was hanging space for one.pool was nice, staff was nice, great location […] for pleasure pier. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"old world charm"
The hotel was special after a day of beach & water park. Nice to come to a beautiful & relaxing atmosphereGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Was the best. We plan on returning in the fall.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location with amazing view of the gulf"
We would definitely consider coming back to this hotel. Great pool and only a short walk across Seawall Blvd to the beach. Hotel guest services were also super friendly and professional.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very Clean hotel, Great Staff, Also had one of the best steaks ever.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great atmosphere for a conservative couple"
Enjoyed it. Have stayed at the Gavez multiple times--our favorite hotel in Galveston. More reserved and elegant than party-scene. Walking distance to the Strand or the beach--directly on the seawall.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My 7 year old daughter and I went on vacation and the hotel was amazing. The service, location and cleanliness of the hotel was great. I would not stay at any other hotel when I return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful! Reminded me of "Somewhere In Time." Then I heard the theme song played. Incredible! Stayed there w/ my late husband over 25 years ago. Wonderful memories. Loved the message about any needs from Hotel, Taylor!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I had stayed at Galvez twice prior to this stay for Memorial Day. Previously I did not book thru Hotels.com I booked direct. Had a GREAT room. The room I got with Hotels.com was terrible!! It was so small I could hardly turn around in the bathroom and the bed was very hard and not comfortable. I am extremely disappointed to say the least.....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great getaway for our 33rd anniversary! The room was a little smaller than expected and the pool was not heated but the service was great. We especially enjoyed the free shuttle service to the two other sister hotels on other areas of the island near Pier 21 and The Historic Strand District.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Grand Dame of Galveston"
I had never been to Galveston before. A business trip to Houston encouraged me to spend the prior weekend in Galveston. The hotel is a remarkable building from the outside. I like vintage buildings and the exterior does not disappoint. My room itself was much smaller than I expected but as it was just me it was sufficient. I really did not eat or drink […] at the hotel so I can't comment there but the bar looked lively enough. Interior of the hotel like the hallways was a bit tired but the workout facility although smallish was well equipped. The pool is quite nice and it has a large hot tub and swim up bar. The weather was cloudy for me so the pool was not crowded. The neighborhood was within a reasonable walk to a few restaurants, the rip-off pier and a bit of nightlife. But downtown Galveston and the harbor is a much better dining, nightlife shopping area. Hotel staff were okay although the valet and the bellhop were indifferent to put it kindly. I'm low maintenance so okay for me. All in all a good spot for a weekend at the beach. For longer period, I'd look toward renting a house or condo. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the price of admission"
It would of been nice if were were told when we called to confirm our reservations a month ago and when we checked in that there was going to be 2 weddings and a high school prom. The walls are paper thin and we could hear the guests on both sides of us all night. We had to call the front desk @ 3:00 am due to noise and people running and screaming […] down the hallway. You would figure for $575 for two nights that our stay would have been nicer. No one spoke or greeted us beyond the front desk and we really didn't feel welcomed. This will be the last time we stay and we will recommend to friends and family to stay elsewhere. The only positive of the stay was the quick and prompt service from the valet team and the excellent staff at the Spa. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent hotel, enjoyable stay"
Nothing bad to say. The entire staff has one main function - to make certain the guests have a pleasant and memorable experience. Every one smiles and says "Hello." They stopped what they were doing to answer questions or to show you to your hotel destination, not merely pointing and giving directions. Requested a sea view room - was put in room closest […] to the beach! Fantastic! We can't wait to go back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best hotel stay on the island"
Treated like a king - we arrived after our daughter's wedding reception, tired, happy, and ready for some pampering. From the bartender's expertise to the fantastic seafood, this has been the best hotel stay on Galveston. I lived here 29 years and my wife is BOI so we are well acquainted with the hotels and restaurants.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"a nice hotel"
This was a really nice hotel. That said, I would probably stay somewhere not quite as expensive next time. I'm not sure it was worth the extra money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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