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If you’re looking for a beach vacation paired with the world-class attractions and culturally diverse setting of Houston, staying in Galveston may be the best solution. A short thirty-minute drive from the heart of Houston and situated on the Gulf Coast, Galveston Island is a favorite family vacation destination.
The Hotel Galvez & Spa is a historic, upscale hotel built in 1911 on Galveston Island, and is part of the Wyndham hotel family. Tropical gardens and a lavish swimming pool area make the Hotel Galvez an exciting and luxurious choice for vacationing families.
The Hotel Galvez & Spa is located at 2024 Seawall Boulevard in Galveston, TX 77550. The hotel staff can be reached for reservation assistance and to answer any questions you may have by phone at (409) 765-7721, through their official website, Twitter account or Facebook page.
The Hotel Galvez & Spa is a four-star property, and has achieved a Four-Diamond rating from AAA.
Average stays at the Hotel Galvez & Spa tend to run between $129 and $450 per night, but can fluctuate during off-peak seasons, in the event of special events and as a result of special promotional pricing or marketing packages.
The heated outdoor swimming pool at Hotel Galvez features a swim-up bar, while fitness buffs can take advantage of the on-site Fitness Center. If you simply can’t escape from work completely, Hotel Galvez also features a full-service business center. The on-site spa is highly regarded in the area as well. Bernardo’s Restaurant provides breakfast, lunch and dinner options, while the Lobby Bar offers cocktails throughout the day.
Each room features an alarm clock with an iPod docking station, a bathrobe, Gilchrist and Soames personal care products, coffee and tea maker, a 42-inch flat-screen television with premium cable channels, a hairdryer, in-room safes, irons and ironing boards, modem/data ports, room service, voice mail capabilities, wake-up services and, in some rooms, work stations with a desk and lamp. On-site services include an ATM, valet parking, A/V rental service, a shuttle to local attractions within three miles of the hotel, beach umbrella service, local calls, bellhop services, laundry service, handicap parking, copy service, garage parking, dry cleaning and fax service. Accessibility features include Brailled elevators, close proximity to elevator from all ADA-accessible rooms, wheelchair-accessible entrance, ramp access, service animal acceptance, handrails on all steps and staircases, vibrating pillows, bathroom doors that open outwards, bathroom rails, handicap closets, telephones with amplifiers or TDD, knock lights, walk-in showers with safety bars, raised toilet seats with grab bars, and a roll-in shower area with bathroom seats.
Body and facial treatments, along with massage and a full complement of spa menu offerings are offered at The Spa, along with a full-service salon, Vichy shower room, a spa meditation garden, hydrotherapy room, couple’s massage room and a shower room. Within the relaxation room is a fully-equipped beverage bar, along with full-sized men’s and women’s locker rooms equipped with steam rooms.
If you consider the rumored occasional ghost to be an added amenity, you’re also in luck. Legend has it that the Hotel Galvez & Spa is haunted!
If the lavish pool area doesn’t keep the attention of your brood, there are a variety of family-friendly entertainment options on Galveston Island. The Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast attraction is a surefire hit with pirate-loving youngsters, while those with an affinity for the macabre will love the Haunted Mayfield Manor attraction, which is built around the fictional legend of the Dr. Mayfield character. A plethora of beach-themed activities are available, including boating, fishing, harbor excursions and the amusement park at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. The Rainforest, Discovery and Aquarium Pyramids exhibits at Moody Gardens Galveston Island are also popular choices, as is the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park.
Theater buffs will love catching a show at The Grand 1894 Opera House, which offers a year-round performance schedule featuring well-known stars, comedy productions, live music and Broadway productions. The Strand Historic District and Pier 21 Theater are also located nearby.
We understand that traveling with your children on a family vacation makes for a memorable experience, but that you’ll also want to have the opportunity to experience Galveston Island without taking picky palates and short attention spans into consideration. If you’re aching for a stress-melting day at The Spa or a dinner that doesn’t appeal to finicky little ones, we’re proud to offer our private, in-room childcare services to guests of The Hotel Galvez & Spa. All of our nannies have been subjected to an exhaustive screening process that includes background checks for criminal history, examination of driving records, verification of past employment and checking against the National Sex Offender Registry. Whether you’ll need a nanny for the afternoon or the whole of your trip, we can ensure your peace of mind by providing a fully screened, experienced and competent childcare provider to look after your little ones in any manner that best suits your needs.