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
"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
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