Grand Galvez


Located on Galveston Island and the sun-kissed shores of the Texas Gulf Coast, Grand Galvez, Autograph Collection – a stunning 219-guest room hotel that envelopes visitors with grand experiences and captivating, gracious services – is part of Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott Bonvoy’s diverse and dynamic portfolio of independent hotels championing individuality. The hotel and resort have welcomed guests worldwide for more than 110 years. The AAA 4-Diamond property is the finest and only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast is renowned as the “Queen of the Gulf,” and is the most haunted hotel in Texas.

Grand Galvez is the preeminent destination in south Texas and has a long and storied history as a treasured vacation, wedding, and event destination for visitors from Texas, the surrounding states and beyond. Guests enjoy first-class resort amenities, including multiple ballroom and wedding venues, dining and drinking experiences at Monarch restaurant, The Founders Bar, verdant garden event spaces, and poolside with menus developed by the talented culinary team highlighting its commitment to culinary excellence and exceptional guest experiences. Grand Galvez embraces its longstanding, rich mark as an iconic and revered social destination.

The newly renovated Grand Galvez offers a feeling of luxury and sophistication with an emphasis on stylish changes, focusing on an interpretation of modernism blended with the energy of the Gatsby era. The hotel’s refreshing renovations and creative design touches will intuitively meet the needs of every guest.

Client Testimonials

"We had my daughter's wedding and reception at The Grand Galvez. Simply, it was a Grand Event. Your staff, from the management department to the department, bartenders, servers, and helpers, made my daughter's once-in-a-lifetime event a great time to be remembered forever. The event happened without a hiccup, an issue, and most importantly, without stress. If you asked me for a recommendation to improve the experience, my only comment would be, "Don't change a thing." Observations that made a great day at The Grand Galvez; "professional (and full) staff, great food and plenty of it, now, that is an open bar, first-class accommodations," and all at the Queen of the Gulf. In the words of the late baseball Hall of Famer Casey Stengal, "Amazing!" I'm not sure if we were the first, but we had a great Conga line through the lobby. My daughter and her husband, my wife and I, and all our guests thank you for a well-done job.”

“We celebrated our daughter’s wedding at the Grand Galvez on Saturday night. Everything was perfect, from the planning process with the catering team to the venue to the delicious food served. We had the wedding outdoors at night in the Oleander Garden and the reception in the Terrace Ballroom. I had guests give me rave reviews all night about the entire event. On Sunday, we had guests stay for the Grand Galvez wonderful Sunday brunch. What a great wedding weekend and wonderful wedding experience.”

“There aren’t enough words to describe how thankful we are for Angie and the rest of the team at the Galvez. Our wedding weekend was absolutely perfect! Every detail was absolutely perfect, the food was amazing, and all of our guests said they had an amazing time. It was truly a fairytale, and we loved every minute of it!"

"Everything was PERFECT, even with the weather not cooperating. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being involved in this special time and providing so much guidance. All of the staff at Grand Galvez are top-notch. And the food is AMAZING. We had the best time, and the memories are priceless. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!"

"Thank you so so much for everything this past weekend, especially Saturday! We had an amazing time, and everyone was super nice. We felt so special!! All our guests kept telling us how beautiful the hotel was and how great their stay was. Thank you again."