For more than 100 years, Hotel Galvez & Spa has been pleasing guests from around the world with elegant décor, luxurious service, scenic Gulf Coast event space, and a majestic location across from the water. Old world style and grace embody every detail, with upscale modern amenities to please today's most discerning travelers. In fact, our AAA 4-Diamond property is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast and renowned as one of the finest Galveston hotels on the beach.
Comfortable rooms with inspiring views, a tranquil saline pool, swim-up bar, onsite day spa, and restaurant also earned the "Queen of the Gulf" a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Spend a day swimming and sipping cocktails, enjoy a massage, then savor a fresh seafood dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill. When it's time to explore, hop aboard our courtesy shuttle to The Strand Historic District and Pier 21, or take a courtesy bicycle to chart your own course across the island.
Galvston is now in the midst of festival season, so plan early and book ahead for Dickens on The Strand (Dec. 5-7). And, Mardi Gras! Galveston comes early this year so mark your calendar for Feb. 6-17, 2015.
If you are planning to get away this holiday season, see our special offers section for details on our Thanksgiving and Holiday packages. Thanksgiving Weekend makes an ideal holiday getaway as Hotel Galvez is host to the Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday, Nov. 28. Performances from The Nutcracker, a hand bell choir, and area carolers will entertain guests. This is one of the more than 1,000 holiday events making Galveston the "Winter Wonder Island" of Texas. The Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration is an annual, free family event and marks the start of the official holiday season in Galveston. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the hotel's 35-foot Christmas tree.