• Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa

About Hotel Galvez & Spa

Located along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the Hotel Galvez and Spa holds the title of being the only historic beachfront hotel in Galveston, Texas. Known as the "Queen of the Gulf," the AAA Four Diamond-awarded property has hosted the likes of dignitaries and celebrity clientele since its inception in 1911 and is listed as a historic landmark by the National Register of Historic Places.

A circular-drive entrance lined with manicured foliage leads guests to the hotel, while interiors, with their mahogany ceilings, detailed stenciling, dramatic columns, and crown moldings, reflect the hotel's old-world charm while merging modern amenities to accommodate the contemporary traveler. Each of the 227 rooms and suites offers scenic water or island views, and business and event facilities include the grand Music Hall and Parlors. A full-service salon, fitness center, and outdoor meditation garden are just a few of the luxuries found at the Mediterranean-inspired spa, and there is an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar.

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2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 9am  -  5pm Tuesday: 9am  -  5pm Wednesday: 9am  -  7pm Thursday: 9am  -  7pm Friday: 9am  -  7pm Saturday: 9am  -  7pm Sunday: 9am  -  7pm
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Menu of Services

The Spa at the Hotel Galvez celebrates its oceanfront setting with a Mediterranean-style vibe and extensive menu of services showcasing the coast's indigenous ingredients. The 10,000-square-foot spa comprises eight treatment rooms, including hydrotherapy and Vichy shower areas and a couple's room, along with a salon, fitness center, boutique, and outdoor meditation garden with a reflection pond. Men's and women's locker rooms come complete with steam rooms, and a private lounge is available for small groups and parties. Before or after treatments, guests can take advantage of the relaxation room, sipping fruit-infused drinks from the beverage bar and enjoying individually adjusted lighting and music from their lounge chairs.

Sea-inspired offerings include the Sea of Calm and Island of Youth Facials, the Marine Mud Detoxifying Body Mask, and the Warm Seaweed Mud Wrap. Guests can also unwind with massage modalities including Swedish, deep-tissue, four hands, and hot stone; nail, hair, and waxing treatments are also available.

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Customer Reviews for Hotel Galvez & Spa (10)

March 8, 2016
Oasis on the Island
My visit to the Hotel Galvez and Spa was sublime. The staff was extremely attentive. The facilities had every option needed to make a personalized experience to pamper and relax all guests. They offered a variety of relaxing beverages from champagne to water, and once your pampering session is done there is not need to let the moment end. You are invited to enjoy the relaxing room, steam room, exercising equipment, and shower room for the rest of the day. An amazing experience. I will be returning next week to enjoy more services.
August 4, 2013
It's a tradition!
The Galvez is the certainly the premier hotel on the island. And as a guest of the Spa, you are treated with kindness and respect. The staff is accommodating, warm and friendly. They are experts at what they do! Our treatments this time were the Hawaiian Embrace body treatment as well as pedicure and Galvez massage. Each one amazing. And the extras like the steam room, relaxation room and lavender champagne are icing on the cake!! Loved it!
July 24, 2013
Total Pampering & Lavender Champagne!
If you want to be treated like the rich and famous and be completely pampered...this is the place. I highly recommend the Vichy Shower-fantastic! The massage was top notch also. They don't rush you in and out; you're free to linger as long as you like. In the lounging area, they place a warmed lavender neck wrap-but you can ask for more than one-like for your back. There are fresh sliced cucumbers for your eyes, a warm blanket is placed on you and the robes are thick and luxurious. And the lavender scented champagne just hits the spot-you can also have more than one of these if you want. Worth every penny-LOVE!
March 26, 2013
race day heaven!
My sister, sister-in-law, and I all walked in the Mardi Gras Half Marathon in Galveston... 2 years in a row. This year (2013) we decided to treat ourselves with spa packages at the Hotel Galvez. It seemed a bit pricey, however, it was well worth it! I felt no pain the next day after the race, very different from my race the first year when I couldn't walk for 2 days. They must have performed miracles. We each had a Swedish massage and a muscle-soak. In addition, we received first-class treatment with the complimentary champagne and robes and steam room! This is going to become our Half Marathon tradition.
August 23, 2011
Great Experience!!
We had a great time at the Galvez. I can't say enough about the staff. They were all very helpful and kind. We will be back again soon!
July 24, 2011
Galveston Treasure
I went to this spa because my cousin said it was great. She was absolutely right. My facial and pedicure were tops and the spa itself was beautiful. Maria was the attendant and she was very sweet. I would recommend this spa to anyone.
February 11, 2011
Kelly provided outstanding customer service & VIP skin care treatment at Galvez Spa
On thursday February 10th, 2011, my wife, Monica recieved skin care treatment by Kelly at the Galvez Spa. Was a superbl experience & Kelly works wonders with skin care techniques, knows what she is doing & provided highest level of customer service. Many thanks to Kelly for making Monica's visit extra special . Well done ! Many thanks, Roland Dressler
September 23, 2010
Refreshing Experience
What an exilerating experience. I won a gift certicate to the hotel, which included a full spa day for my husband and I. We both absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was amazing and worked wonders on us. The next time I'm down in Galveston, I hope to visit this place again.
March 5, 2010
Amazing spot!!
This spa has a wide variety of services, a very professional staff, and amazing facilities. Their relaxation room is lovely, and they have heated neck wraps. Their locker area is clean, well-stocked with anything you could need, and has a steam room! Everything is clean. The selection of services has a wide range of price levels and lengths of time - suitable for every budget and every time frame. I would go back regularly if I lived there!
February 26, 2010
Hidden Treasure
My mom and I visited last week and had a blast! Everyone was so nice and the service was excellent. This was my mom's first spa visit and Georgia did an outstanding job walking her through the services and ensured her first experience was memorable. With a stressful job, Angela worked wonders on my aching muscles. Major kudos to Ruth and Pam for their hospitality. The prices are affordable and the services are to die for. This is a must stop on your visit to Galveston!
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

Steps from the historic hotel, guests can splash in the Gulf or sunbathe along the stretches of sand (umbrellas and beach chairs are available for guest use). On-site amenities include a fitness center and outdoor swimming pool with a swim-up bar and hot tub, open year-round, and complimentary bicycles for adult guests. There are more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space, with venues that include two ballrooms, a poolside veranda, music hall, boardrooms, and parlors.

Galveston offers a wealth of activity that combines the coastal city's rich history with modernism. There are six historic districts to explore, including the Strand National Historic Landmark District, lined with antique stores, restaurants, museums, and galleries housed in Victorian era-style buildings. Cultural buffs can take in a ballet or theater performance at the Grand 1894 Opera House, and sports enthusiasts can enjoy nearby golf or deep-sea fishing. Additional tourist destinations include Moody Gardens botanical park and the Port of Galveston, and Seawall Boulevard, home to several dining and nightlife establishments, is located down the street from the hotel.


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Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

Hotel Galvez's classically styled guest accommodations, scheduled to be complete renovation in 2011, combine comfortable luxuries like pillow-top mattresses and individual climate control with chic details such as crown molding, scalloped sinks with porcelain faucets, and rich draperies. The hotel features new spa-inspired rooms on the sixth floor, which offer rain showers, Janus et Cie furnishings, and Italian-made Anichini bedding. Standard room amenities include cable TV, in-room safes, minibars, and complimentary high-speed Internet. Suites also feature sitting areas and marble baths.

The hotel's signature Bernardo's restaurant, located off the lobby, overlooks picturesque ocean vistas and offers a menu of Spanish fare and seafood specialties sourced from the Gulf waters. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Bernardo's is a trendy spot for champagne brunch on Sundays. Guests can also enjoy in-room dining.

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