Hotel & Amenities

About Hotel Galvez

Elegantly restored and tastefully modernized to welcome guests with the utmost in Gulf Coast luxury, Hotel Galvez & Spa marries over 100 years of history with prime resort conveniences.


We encourage you to take advantage of all there is to do at the hotel. And, feel free to ask our concierge and the front desk for recommendations.

Note: Guests must be 21 years of age to rent and occupy room.
View our pet policy and pet agreement.

Resort-Style Onsite Luxuries

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Heated Saline Outdoor Pool
  • Seasonal Swim-Up Bar & Hot Tub
  • Courtesy Bicycles & Helmets
  • Across the Street from the Beach
  • Full Day Cabana Rental
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms Available*
  • Fully Equipped Fitness Center
  • 25,000 sq ft of Combined Indoor & Outdoor Event Space
  • Hall of History & Free Audio Tour Apps
  • Weekly Guided History and Ghost Tours for Guests
  • Monthly Ghost Tour Dinners
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Onsite Dining at Galvez Bar & Grill
  • Electric / Hybrid Vehicle Charging Station
  • Onsite Catering & Event Planning
  • Onsite Day Spa
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tours

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tours

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. We offer a monthly ghost tour and a dinner tour. During the month of October, the hotel offers its popular ghost tour and dinner every Tuesday through Friday. The Tuesday through Thursday tour is open to the public, while Friday is reserved for overnight guests. Advance reservations are required and available by calling 409.515.2154. 


Additionally, Hotel Galvez offers abbreviated ghost tours every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2 p.m. (exclusive to hotel guests only) for $15/person fee. Reserve your spot at the front desk. 

The Spa at Hotel Galvez

The Spa at Hotel Galvez

The Spa at Hotel Galvez offers a variety of body treatments, massage, and facials along with a full-service salon. Call (409) 515-2100 to schedule your appointment.
Spa Menu

Complimentary Workout

Complimentary Workout

Join us for a complimentary workout in the morning. Featuring Morning Vinyasa Yoga Thursday, Friday & Saturday starting at 9 a.m. followed by High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) at 10:15 a.m. Both classes are weather permitting.
The hotel provides the workout mats and participants are encouraged to bring water. Fitness classes are complimentary to current in-house Hotel Galvez, The Tremont House, and Harbor House Hotel guests. Open to non-guests and locals for a $10 drop-in fee. All participants should arrive 10 minutes prior to their workout at The Spa at Hotel Galvez. For additional information, call 409.515.2100.

Live Music

Live Music

Enjoy live jazz every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at the Galvez Bar & Grill. Featuring live music by Pianist Bryan Guevin every Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and every Friday and Saturday by Jazz Duo Reg and Cary from 5 to 10 p.m.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch

Make a reservation with us to dine at one of the top 100 brunches in the United States! Hotel Galvez is widely known for its award-winning Sunday Brunch, come join in on the views and delectable variety of food. Brunch is served every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance reservations are recommended and available through Open Table or by calling 409.515.2145.

Note: Reservations for our holiday brunches (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Mother’s Day) are available, in advance, by calling 409.515.2028.

Hotel Galvez History

Hotel Galvez History

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, claiming 6,000 to 8,000 lives. Central to the city’s rebuilding was the construction of a 17-foot seawall and causeway to the mainland, With the 1911 opening of Hotel Galvez, Galveston, Texas, was reborn as a treasured vacation destination.


Notable Hotel Galvez Historic Facts

  • Hotel built with $1 million following the devastating 1900 hurricane
  • Known as “Queen of the Gulf"
  • Opened on June 10, 1911, at 6 pm
  • Rooms were $2 per night in 1911
  • Temporary White House for Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Served as WWII Coast Guard Facility
  • Former celebrity guests include Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin
  • Headquarters for "Pageants of Pulchritude," predecessor to the Miss Universe Pageant
  • The Spa at the Hotel Galvez was built in 2008
  • $11 million centennial renovations in 2011
  • Once housed a barbershop and tailor
  • Room 501 is haunted!
History Hall and Free Audio Tours

History Hall and Free Audio Tours

Step back in time and celebrate our rich story at our Hall of History. Located on our lower level, peruse informative panels, antique plates, and precious collectibles. Also enjoy free a 25-minute audio history tour and 20-minute ghost tour with our smartphone apps. 

Download the Free Audio Tour Below!

Google Play | Apple Store

Take a Bike Ride

Take a Bike Ride

Cruise around the famous Seawall on our courtesy bikes. Take advantage and explore Galveston on your own on two wheels. There’s a bike lane on 19th Street that will take you to downtown Galveston or enjoy a ride on the Seawall. Check out is available through the front desk.