We visited Bernardo's for the ""Mother's Day"" buffet, and found it to be ""over-the-top"" excellent. The variety of seafood, beef, turkey, vegetables, omelettes, pastas, and desserts was almost overwhelming. There are two things that do need improving; the boiled, peeled shrimp had no flavor, and were not cooked enough. They need to boil them with some crab boil seasoning and cook them a tad bit longer. However, I loved the snow crab claws and legs; they were fantastic. Also, ou...view morer table was very wobbly. The atmosphere was wonderful, but a few of the tables need to be replaced. (We sat at table #128, a round table.) But for the atmoshpere, service, and huge variety of food offerings, Bernardo's gains my vote for Best of the Best Sunday Brunches. Gazing at the Gulf while dining in a historic landmark with excellent food, is very hard to beat.view less
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Property Location With a stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel in Galveston (Seawall Boulevard), you'll be convenient to Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Bishop's Palace. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Ashton Villa and Rosenberg Library.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 224 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Dining Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. A cruise ship terminal shuttle is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
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- With a stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel in Galveston (Seawall Boulevard), you'll be convenient to Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Bishop's Palace. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Ashton Villa and Rosenberg Library.
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Parking: Street, Lot
Swimming Pool: Swim-up Bar, Outdoor, Poolside Bar
Check-In Time: 4 PM
Check-Out Time: Noon
Property Amenities: Express check-in, Elevator/lift, Breakfast available (surcharge), Safe-deposit box at front desk, 24-hour business center, Pool sun loungers, 24-hour front desk, Spa services on site, ATM/banking, Wedding services, Conference space, Multilingual staff, Express check-out, Spa tub, Hair salon, Full-service spa, Porter/bellhop, Bar/lounge, Pool cabanas (surcharge), Restaurant, Limo or Town Car service available, Gift shops or newsstand, 24-hour fitness facilities, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Luggage storage
Room Amenities: Daily housekeeping, Shower/tub combination, Private bathroom, Hair dryer, Pay movies, Premium bedding, Air conditioning, Designer toiletries, Refrigerator (on request), Hypo-allergenic bedding available, Bathrobes, Flat-panel TV, Pillowtop mattress, Iron/ironing board, In-room safe (laptop compatible), Coffee/tea maker, Free wired high-speed Internet, Premium TV channels
I loved this hotel! Galveston is one of my favorite getaway spots, and the Hotel Galvez is one of the nicest hotels in the area. I would definitely come back to this hotel- the spa was incredible! My room was clean, and it was nice to have wireless internet access. The pool area was where I spent most of my time though. The bartender?s were friendly and it was nice to have a swim-up bar. I will be going back to the Hotel Galvez soon!
The architectural splendors of the Galvez Hotel are fabulous. Unfortunately one can't eat the architecture. My waiter's appearance and demeanor almost made me mistake him for a busboy. Service was glacial even though there were only two tables occupied in the entire restaurant. The food was OK but not outstanding. Tea was served with a teacup but no saucer. I'm not talking about a mug here, but a teacup that usually comes with a saucer as standard equipment. I pressed my (used) ...view morebreadplate into service as a saucer. Note that this tea for one costs $4.50. For that one would expect a saucer. When the bill came I was overcharged $3.00 for my entree. Naturally the waiter had totally disappeared. Rather than track him down I deducted the $3.00 from his tip... not that he deserved one. Galveston has other 3-diamond restaurants. Bypass this one.view less
My boyfriend and I just got back from a weekend at Hotel Galvez, and it is truly the best place to stay in Galveston. It is directly on the beach with the best pool I've ever seen, including a swim up bar!. It is such a romantic & charming hotel. The staff was helpful and friendly, they seemed to really take pride in the hotel, which is hard to find these days. The grounds are beautiful, very tropical. All in all it was a great getaway.
My stay at the Hotel Galvez was great! It?s charming and well kept with a beautiful view of the water from our room. The pool area is probably the best part of the hotel and had a great swim up style bar. I would definitely recommend eating at Bernardo?s while you?re there, the food was great. The staff was extremely accommodating and had that true Southern hospitality feel. I really loved this hotel, and would stay again.
Our party of 7 decided to try Bernardo's for dinner. We're sorry about that decision.\r
The first disappointment was that the menu isn't the one they've posted online, at Galveston dotcom. The actual menu is abbreviated and less interesting. When asked why, they said, ""Oh, we're working to change that.""\r
With average entree prices of $25, diners have a right to expect a trained waitstaff, but here, too, they came up short. Intrusive, overly friendly and uninformed about s...view moreome menu items, she delivered the white wine at near room temperature.\r
Food was generally ok, but not worth a return visit.\r
2 stars is about right.view less
My first stay at The Galvez, expected a lot more. The room size was OK; furnishings were nice; TV not of current model, had limited channels; nice touch with the coffee maker and water; expected a mini-fridge in the room..not there; had only ONE bathrobe hanging in the closet; appreciated the safe in the room. \r
On to the bathroom. Only two sets of towels; linen was of nice quality; lighting in bathroom was very poor and extremely dim; fixtures were mid-seventies and not clean; ...view morebrass and marble between the tub and vanity had extreme calcium build up and looked DIRTY; marble floor was dull and dirty looking.\r
Non-smoking property was very attractive, but we found the pool to be smoking area. We tried to enjoy the pool area, but it was overtaken by smokers (mainly teenagers and early twenties). Not relaxing, a loud younger crowd, and families with kids running and shouting, expecting more of a quiet mature crowd based on the hotel?s ambience, style, and price.\r
We had brunch Sunday morning, very pleased experience. Only disappointment on the buffet was the shrimp and ice cream. Shrimp were peeled and had been soaking in water, not firm or tasty. Crab claws were a nice addition. Desert bar had ice cream scoop sitting in a cup of dirty water.. no ice cream on my cobbler. Dining room was nice, the fabric in the chairs seats was worn and in need of replacement. Service was EXCELLENT, very accommodating and attentive. \r
In summary, our stay was nice, but nothing extraordinary. With a room price of $269.00, I expected a bit more. Last trip to Galveston, we stayed at the Hilton and I must say it was a better value and nicer room at the near the same price ($259.00). \r
Why do establishments reserve parking near the entrance for valet parking, and make the guest who prefer to park and lock their own car, walk a much further distance. You would think they would allow patrons to use the parking near the entrance and have valets make the walk? \rview less
Our room, with taxes, came to $200 per night. It had a great view, but was otherwise ordinary and small. Restaurant is overpriced and has no kids menu - or at least we weren't offered one. Great pool and friendly staff. Sign up for a free Wyndham By Request Membership before you go. One of the perks is free Internet access, otherwise it will cost you $9.95 per day. On the beach in front of the hotel we found chairs and umbrellas with the hotel's logo, which we assumed belonged to ...view morethe Galvez (they did) and were available gratis to its guests (they weren't). The man who came by to collect the rent ($20 for the day or $10 for one hour) told us to move our things ""10 feet away"" if we weren't going to pay up. Pretty cheeky, considering that it's a public beach.view less
I concur with some of the other reviews posted so far. Not the worst hotel, but definitely not worth the $150/night paid to stay there. Walls are indeed thin. Service disappointing - no bellhops to unload luggage or open front door, not enough valets. I've stayed in nicer, more elegant historic hotels in New Orleans for much less. Don't expect much - I did and was greatly disappointed. More $ needs to be spent to bring this hotel up to par with other fine hotels. THIS IS NOT A R...view moreOMANTIC HOTEL.view less