Hotel & Amenities

About Grand Galvez

Elegantly restored and tastefully modernized to welcome guests with the utmost in Gulf Coast luxury, Grand Galvez 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.

Resort-Style Onsite Luxuries

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Heated Saline Outdoor Pool
  • Seasonal Swim-Up Bar
  • Courtesy Bicycles & Helmets
  • Across the Street from the Beach
  • Full Day Cabana Rental
  • Fully Equipped Fitness Center
  • 25,000 sq ft of Combined Indoor & Outdoor Event Space
  • Hall of History & Free Audio Tour Apps
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Onsite Dining at Galvez Bar & Grill
  • Onsite Catering & Event Planning
  • Onsite Day Spa 
  • Conference Facilities

The Spa at Grand Galvez

The Spa at Grand Galvez

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

Grand Galvez History

Grand 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 Grand Galvez, Galveston, Texas, was reborn as a treasured vacation destination.

Notable Grand 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 Grand Galvez was built in 2008
  • $11 million centennial renovations in 2011
  • Once housed a barbershop and tailor
  • Room 501 is haunted!
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.