Hotel Galvez & Spa a Wyndham Grand Hotel, Galveston, Texas
Built in the early 1900’s and designated the Queen of the Gulf, a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the historic Hotel Galvez & Spa strikes a commanding presence with its romantic blend of Mission and Spanish Revival architecture and surrounding manicured lawn and lush gardens along the picturesque Seawall Boulevard. The AAA Four Diamond property amenities include gracious and attentive service, 224 quaint guestrooms and five suites all boasting sweeping gulf views, an inviting saline pool and swim-up bar with a comfortable pool surround and private cabanas, convivial restaurant and lobby bar featuring occasional live jazz, a full-service restorative spa with signature treatments, a well-equipped fitness center, complimentary bikes to further explore the island and a courtesy shuttle service to the popular Strand Historic District and sister property, The Tremont House.
Hotel Galvez & Spa was also once referred to as the Playground of the Southwest, hosting three presidents plus a notable list of A-list celebrities, socialites and dignitaries. Many of the seventh and eighth floors are named after the famous and infamous personalities who have frequented the hotel.
Big Day Details
Indoor options include the: Music Hall, Terrace Ballroom and East & West Parlors all featuring old-world charm with modern amenities.
Outdoor options include:
Center Lawn, Oleander Garden, Centennial Green and Veranda – dramatic settings for ceremonies and intimate receptions with options for majestic gulf views or the serenity of a lush garden and water fountain near the Hotel Galvez’s stunning architecture.
By Suzanne Scharff