In the News for Hotel Galvez & Spa
Want to please everyone on your holiday shopping list with perfect-fit, happy-making gifts that last as long as your loved ones can remember? Try giving experiences.
Sam's not feeling neighborly about this year's halloween. Pam suggests he change his perspective, rather than dismiss a night of ghoulish fun.... How about booking a night at the most haunted hotel in the country: the Hotel Galvez in Galveston!
Looking for an adventure this Halloween? Travelocity can find you the ultimate experience in ghostly getaways, stay a night in one of America's many haunted hotels. Stories of hauntings, poltergeists, and spirits have been around for hundreds of years. The 10 hotels below are some of America's scariest places to stay.
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.
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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