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.

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

Poolside Cabanas

Poolside Cabanas

Poolside cabanas are available for full-day rental exclusively to hotel guests. Cabanas include bottled water, a bottle of Sparkling Wine, and a fresh seasonal fruit platter. Cabanas offer a flat screen television, ceiling fan and seating both inside for shade and outside for sunning. For reservations, call 409.515.2154.

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. 

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. 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. History tours are scheduled every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are open to the public for $10/person fee. Hotel guests are complimentary. Lastly, a History Tour and Lunch with Bobby are scheduled every Thursday at 11 a.m. and is $34/person. Advance reservations are required by calling 409.515.2154.