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“Lovely, well-appointed hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel

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Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
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82 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Lovely, well-appointed hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Galvez...despite the fact that I arrived in cold, rainy winter weather. The staff was pleasant and the room was nice (on the small size as one would expect from an older hotel.) Great fitness center and good restaurant service.

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Thank you for the positive review on your recent stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. Sorry the weather wasn't better but we are glad that you enjoyed the hotel. We hope that you stay with us again when the weather warms up.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Older hotel with alot of ambiance. The rooms are small but adequate, and the decor fits the aged building. Located accross from the beach, and the waterfront rooms have great views. Near restaurants (walking distance) and some shopping.
The staff was pleasant but not over accomodating. Time share is part of this hotel as well.
The lounge and piano bar are nice and relaxing for an evening cocktail. After dark walking very from this hotel isnt recommended.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Thank you for the kind review on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. As you mentioned, the hotel is on the beachfront and within walking distance of several restaurants as well as the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. For your information, the hotel also offers a courtesy shuttle to the historic Strand District and Pier 21. We hope that you will take advantage of our shuttle or courtesy bicycles on your next visit.
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Temple, Texas
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed over valentines weekend and was pretty busy. Nice lobby area with a bar and piano music. Rooms are nice but pretty small for the price we paid. We had an issue with valet stealing cheap unimportant things from us, but I will credit the manager for comping a day of valet for us. I really wanted to report the guy responsible but the staff acted clueless and unconcerned when I asked his name. Other than that incident, staff was very courteous. Was a nice stay for a romantic weekend.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Thank you for sharing both the good and bad aspects of your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We appreciate the feedback. We are also pleased to read that you had a romantic stay during Valentine's Day Weekend. We hope that you will visit us again soon.
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Spring, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

Beautiful Hotel, all staff was pleasant and courteous. We had multiple problems. Very loud high pitched squealing noise all through the night (water pipes), in-house movies wouldn't work, key wouldn't work parking garage gate. Because we pre-paid the bill, through American Express travel, we were only offered a free-upgrade on return. So, spend more money and we will give you and upgrade. Complained to corporate and got the same apology and offer. They need to study Ritz-Carlton's customer satisfaction handling. Done with Wyndham!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
We are so sorry to hear about the issues that you experienced at the hotel. We hope that you will consider making a return visit and taking advantage of the offered upgrade. Again, please accept our apologies.
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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

Galveston isn't the most glamorous place, so the Hotel Galvez doesn't have too much competition nearby. The location is great for getting to the beach, the hotel itself is very pretty, and the service is great. We stayed here almost entirely because they had a pool bar (IN the pool!) and that was certainly nice, although the pool was almost always filled with just about everyone at the hotel. Our room was fairly small, which is to be expected of an older hotel, although it would have been nice to have something a little larger for the money spent. Overall, a nice stay, although nothing spectacular. Gym was alright, not the best.

Green Features: None that I could see. They had that 'we wash our towels only when you ask us to! we think about the environment' sign, which I think is severe greenwashing.
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will stay with us again soon. Next time, we hope that you take advantage of our complimentary bikes and our beautiful spa.
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San Diego, California
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63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

If you are looking for sleek and modern, this isn't your place. If you are looking for a historic hotel with character, Hotel Galvez is it! Yes, the rooms are on the smaller side...but they were probably considered large when the hotel was built over a hundred years ago!

I recently stayed for a week-long business conference, and that length of time can make an unpleasant hotel get old really fast. However, I have only good things to say after my time at Hotel Galvez. Be sure to take a trip through "History Hall" in the basement with Mr. Bobby Lee, a true delight!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
We are so pleased that you had a "great stay" at Hotel Galvez during your week-long conference. And, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour with our Guest Ambassador Bobby Hilton. By the way, we have a free audio tour app which is available for both Android and IPhones. Search your app store for the free download.
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Property: Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Address: 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-8029
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Galveston
#3 Spa Hotel in Galveston
#4 Family Hotel in Galveston
#4 Luxury Hotel in Galveston
#6 Business Hotel in Galveston
#8 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 224
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, century-old hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting space, a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar and pool with a swim-up bar. The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by Galveston preservationist George Mitchell as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. ... more   less 
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