In the News for Hotel Galvez & Spa
Back when Bobby Lee Hilton started working at the Hotel Galvez, a cup of coffee cost about a nickel and Harry Truman lived in the White House. Things have changed at the grand old hotel since then. Hilton, now 80, no longer makes his money as a coffee boy. He’s now the hotel’s guest ambassador and revels in giving visitors a glimpse of the building’s storied past.
Few places in Texas capture a child’s imagination quite like Galveston. Maybe it’s because of the Island’s rich history. Advice on What to See & Do; Eat & Drink; Stay; Before you go; and Souvenirs.
One of the city’s gems that we have not visited until recently is what C. Grant Mitchell, President of Mitchell Historic Properties and producer of the documentary “The Great Storm,” calls “a great symbol for Galveston. It is a symbol of strength and resilience.”
Pageantry, frolic and fancy frocks were hallmarks of the Knights of Momus Coronation Ball that kicked off Mardi Gras festivities in a two-tiered evening that began in the Grand 1894 Opera House and concluded at the Hotel Galvez.
For a number of year-round travellers, the Texas Coastline is the secret they don’t want you to know about. With tall, tumbling dunes, flecked with mossy beach grass, miles of latte-coloured sand and pounding dove-grey waves that some surfing gurus claim can compete with the world’s best, the Texas beach scene is home to turtles, crabs, frogs, fish galore and about 380 species of migrating birds.
American Indian massacres, cut-throat pirates and a Great Storm that killed more than 6,000 people - it would be weird if Galveston didn't have ghosts. The island embraces its unearthly side in October with ghost stories, cemetery tours, a witches ball and more. Here is your guide to spirited Galveston.
Hotel Galvez #1 on List for Ghost Package.
Liven up your autumn vacation by hanging out with the undead during a stay in one of these historic haunted hotels. Hotel Galvez Makes #3.
You don’t have to dig deep to find a good Galveston ghost story. With a past that reads like an adventure tale, the city was home – and graveyard – to the Karankawa Indians and was later settled in turns by shipwrecked Spaniards and European pirates. And when 6,000-8,000 people lost their lives in the 1900 Storm, the little island 51 miles southeast of Houston became the site of the most deadly natural disaster in American history.
Getting married in Houston can be an exercise in stress and overspending. Here are a few venues we suggest for upcoming wedding ceremonies and, more importantly, receptions. Hotel Galvez & Spa is #2.
Galveston Hotels on YouTube
This channel takes a close look at Galveston Island in Texas featuring activities at Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House and The Harbor House Hotel & Marina.You are invited to step inside these historic properties and meet our staff and guests.
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