Very Good10 Reviews
1.82km from La King's ConfectioneryMy husband and I stayed here before we went on a cruise that departed from Galveston. This was our first time to Galveston and we really liked it and all the many things there were to do. My husband likes to research the area before we go and tries to find unique but luxury hotels. This one was a jackpot. This hotel is exactly as beautiful as it looks in the photos and on their website. The architecture is amazing and they just don't build them like this anymore. The landscaping is lush and gorgeous. At night, the lighting highlights all the building features and it is so welcoming. We enjoyed the Adirondack Chairs on the front lawn - a great place to sit with a cocktail! The hotel has a ghost and learning about her history and sightings was so much fun. I'm not sure what I believe but I have to say I felt her presence several times in the elevator, when I was alone...or was I? The staff at Hotel Galvez are simply amazing! They provide first class service with a friendly smile. We sat at the bar each night and really enjoyed talking with the bartenders, as they provided a lot of good information about places to visit and also some great stories about the ghost. We had to mail something very important that came up after we arrived but the local post office was closed on Saturday. One of the front desk staff was so kind and helpful to my husband and her customer service was extraordinary, as she actually took the letter to another post office on her off-hours. That act of kindness was so very much appreciated and started our vacation off on such a positive note. The hotel accommodations are wonderful. The room was kept very clean, the bed was comfortable and the TV was large. Everything we wanted! The hotel provides a free shuttle to downtown Galveston to their sister hotel, The Trent House. From there you can walk The Strand, where everything is located. The food at Hotel Galvez was excellent and we had the breakfast buffet on our last morning and everything was delicious! The hotel location is right on the sea wall with a short walk across the street to get to the beach. A few blocks up is Pleasure Pier, a fun spot for kids. It was chilly when we were there but we enjoyed our walks on the beach and exploring the area. The pool is enclosed by a curving rock wall and wrought iron fencing. The detailing was stunning. The lush plantings and tall palm trees gives it that Hollywood feel. It was a good size pool with plenty of loungers around the entire pool area. There is a swim-up bar and a hot tub. We absolutely loved our stay at Hotel Galvez and highly recommend it.