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
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
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
Perfect day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Getaway with the wife"
Everything was great except for a little mishap with room service. I ordered a decaf capaccino and it was cold by the time it made it to the room. They corrected it, however sent a regular coffee up instead. Oh well I probably didnt need it anyway.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Great mid-week getaway"
Delightfully romantic. Diamond rated for good reason, staff was outstanding and sincere. The hotel pool was among the nicest I've seen this side of Las Vegas.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved the Pool , Friendly staff :)"
had a wonderful stay, All Staff were very friendly and caring.....celebrated my sister and neice b.day, our main reason was the pool :) it was wonderful, we used it in the morning was clean non crowded and just what we expected.will come back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice but needs updates"
Enjoyed the hotel - we spent a lot of time there because the neighborhood is very, very roug - we did not feel safe driving at night. The room was fine, but there were major stains on the bathroom floor and the bathroom fixtures really need updating (shower head for example). The towels are really rough and stained - the towels were stacked up and every […] other one was beige compared to the white towels - gross. The one big disappointment was the pool which we planned to spend our time relaxing had a broken heater so we never got in. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a nice quiet room to get a good sleep ; this was great since I was there for work!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A fantastic and beautiful hotel."
Wonderful stay. We'll be back. Staff was all about its guests and always accommodating to each guest. Beautiful hotel with a history. I can only say positive words about this unique hotel. Had a fantastic stay!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was just awesome love it and planing on staying again. The only bad thing is that I wish I had stayed longer. All I can say is Thank You.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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 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
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
"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
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
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