The hotel was stately, the bed was comfortable, but the room was tiny. The cost of the room was overpriced.More
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The hotel was stately, the bed was comfortable, but the room was tiny. The cost of the room was overpriced.MoreShow less
Thank you for the feedback on your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. And, we hope that you will stay with us again soon.
The hotel exterior and grounds is beautiful and it is located right across the street from the Gulf. It also has a really nice pool area with swim up bar. It has a history and a little "museum" on the lower level is worth perusing. The room---at least the one we stayed in---was not large, but it was cozy with extra seating and a very comfortable bed and bathroom. Our room offered a nice view of the Gulf. We did not eat there but did grab a drink at the bar. The disappointing thing, to us, was the fact that the hotel does not offer ANYTHING free---nothing is complimentary---not even your morning cup of coffee, unless you make it in your room; and those muffins at the bar we thought were complimentary, will cost you $4.00---coffee $2.50. A pleasant place to stay but a little overpriced for the lack of amenities it offers.
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. And, thank you for touring our Hall of History. By the way, the hotel offers courtesy bicycles for guests along with a shuttle to The Tremont House, which is located in the heart of The Strand Historic District, so no issue with parking. Thanks and please stay with us again.
The family and I had a business vacation in Texas and we spent the 1st weekend in Galveston. The Galvez is everything you expect in a seaside elegant high class hotel. We are treated like royalty! We had Sunday Brunch for Fathers day that was over the TOP!! There are lots of activities nearby, we walked to Pleasure Pier and took the shuttle buss to the Wyndham Hotel on the Strand. The hotels concierges will give you a tour of the hotels museum in the basement. This is rich in Galveston History. Bobby gave us our tour and he was wonderful!!
We are thrilled that you had an "awesome stay" at Hotel Galvez & Spa. And, we are glad to see that you took advantage of our courtesy shuttle and tour with our Guest Ambassador Bobby. Please know that the hotel offers a free history and ghost tour app for smartphones. Look for it in your app store and please stay with us again.
Before I start I must say the bartender in the pool, Le nay, was wonderful as were all the ladies in the spa.
My husband booked a two night stay at The Galvez for our anniversary. I was so excited because the hotel is beautiful. He decided to stay at The Galvez because the room rate was less than $100 more than the Hilton. Boy were we disappointed. The room was extremely small!!!! I mean pathetically small. it had a bed and one chair. There was no were to put your bags except on a small fold out table (1ft X1ft) and the chair. It was not well maintained. You could see daylight around the door so it was also extremely noisy, we could hear the elevator even though we were a room away, and the AC was horrible. There was complementary "NOTHING". At least at the Hampton or Hilton Inns you get a huge beautiful room with two beds, a table and chairs, a place to put your bags, and complimentary full breakfast. I was also embarrassed that we had to walk thru a wedding party on our way to the pool in flip flops. I will be back for the spa; but, never for the hotel!!
We are so sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. Please know that you can always request a room change and our staff will do their best to accommodate. Historic hotels typically do have smaller guest rooms and we feel that our public areas, service, location and historic ambiance make a stay worthwhile.
We stayed for 2 nights on the 5th floor. It was very quiet & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. They have an app that you can download & learn more about the history of the 100 year old hotel. Staff was very friendly & helpful. The pool was very nice too. When we come back, we'll stay again!
We love that you had an "enjoyable" stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. And, thank you for mentioning our app for smartphones. The free app offers a 25-minute history tour and 20-minute ghost tour. We look forward to your next visit.