Discover a sophisticated retreat in Galveston Island, steps from where the shimmering Gulf of Mexico shores meet historic charm. Built in 1911 and named after Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish Colonial Governor who first chartered the Texas Gulf Coast and for whom the city of Galveston was named, the Hotel Galvez & Spa retains its historic splendor while providing guests the luxury of world class modern amenities. Known as the “Queen of the Gulf” this property's Four-Diamond AAA rating shines through in every detail. Staying at the Hotel Galvez & Spa means enjoying easy access to the area's best beaches, attractions, universities and historic sites.
The Hotel Galvez & Spa greets business and leisure travelers with a distinguished ambiance that make guests feel a world away. A world-class fitness center and modern spa services enhance any stay. The heated outdoor pool, complete with swim up bar, makes it easy to spend time in the Gulf surrounded by calm breezes and scenic beauty without having to lift a finger.
With stunning island or ocean views, each of the 224 well-appointed hotel rooms invites visitors to unwind with plush bedding, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TVs, alarm clock with iPod docking station and soothing Gilchrist and Soames bath products. Complimentary WiFi Internet is provided throughout the hotel.
Galveston, Where Sun and Surf Meet Victorian Charm
Endless seaside adventures wait in Galveston. The hotel is steps from the Gulf of Mexico, and right next to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement rides and attractions. The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier™ features 16 rides, including a vertical-lift steel coaster, a 100-foot-tall Ferris wheel and a 200-foot-tall swing tower, along with numerous attractions and food vendors.
Head to the Strand Historic District or Post Office Street and marvel at the quaint Victorian architecture, or enjoy boutique shopping, dining or attending one of the local events like ArtWalk or Movie Nite or citywide festivals like Mardi Gras. Don't miss a visit to the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, The Grand 1894 Opera House, or the Texas Seaport Museum. The William P. Hobby Airport is only 45 miles away, while the George Bush Intercontinental Airport is one hour by car.