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"Queen of the Gulf" - our galveston hotel

Queen of the Gulf at Hotel Galvez and Spa, Texas
The only historic beachfront hotel on the Gulf Coast of Texas, our fully restored property bears the name of Bernardo de Galvez, who surveyed the area in 1786. In 1900, a hurricane devastated the city as the worst national disaster in history, claiming and estimated 6,000 to 8,000 lives. Central to the courageous rebuilding that followed was the construction of a 17-foot Seawall, Causeway to the mainland, and with the 1911 opening of Hotel Galvez, Galveston, Texas was reborn as a treasured vacation destination.

Hall of History & Free Audio Tour Apps

In celebration of our rich story, you'll find a Hall of History on our lower level, with informative panels, antique plates, and precious collectibles. We also offer free smartphone apps with a 25-minute audio history tour, and 20-minute ghost tour.  Listen here:

Our Very own Ghost Story

Like much of Galveston, there's more to Hotel Galvez than meets the eye. Legend has it a seaman's fiancé was staying in room 501 when she heard his ship had sunk, and took her own life. Now she haunts our halls, especially during Ghost Tours.

Notable Historic Facts

  • Built with a $1 Million after1900 Storm
  • Known as "Queen of the Gulf"
  • Opened on June 10th, 1911, at 6pm
  • Rooms were $2 per night in 1911
  • Temporary White House for FDR
  • Served as WWII Coast Guard Facility
  • Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin Stayed Here
  • Headquarters for "Pageants of Pulchritude"
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