The Best Spa Hotels in Galveston, Texas

Enjoy blissful views across the sand onto the ocean
Enjoy blissful views across the sand onto the ocean | Courtesy of Pointe West Resort / Expedia
Frank Lopez

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Whether you want to leave the stresses of everyday life behind or simply unwind in style, the Texan barrier island of Galveston has the means to reach new levels of healthy escapism. From spas and sports opportunities to tranquil gardens and beauty treatments, the hotels here really place an emphasis on wellbeing. We’ve filtered through the extensive roster to bring you the very best spa hotels in Galveston, Texas.

1. Hotel Galvez and Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel

Spa Hotel, Hotel

A small courtyard with a swimming pool at Hotel Galvez and Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel
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A local historic landmark in itself, this 100-year-old wellness hotel in Galveston with an iconic Spanish Colonial facade has a spa in the most sophisticated of settings. To relax your body and mind, massages, replenishing facials and body treatments using local ingredients are all delivered with a caring touch. Retiring for some peace in the Meditation Garden after a session in the Eucalyptus Steam Room will leave you feeling squeaky clean.

2. The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center

Resort, Spa Hotel

A double bedroom at the San Luis Resort with striped carpet and a balcony overlooking the ocean
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The San Luis Resort offers luxury, romance and some of the best personal service in Galveston. With the gentle sounds of the ocean seducing the beach below, plus the choice of aromatic facials, deep massages and rejuvenating body treatments, you’ll know you’ve come to the right place to unwind. The HydraFacial treatment is the height of modern skin revitalization and will leave everything feeling smooth.

3. Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A two-bed guest room with shades of yellow and blue at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
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The Moody Gardens Hotel has more attractions and dedicated theme park activities than anywhere else on the island, and it’s no surprise that it also houses a spa – the perfect way to relax after all the fun on offer. Promising a sensual and romantic experience, this spa in Galveston channels the energy of the ocean into the treatments. The Swedish Couples option includes a mud and hot-stone massage, and a couples bath with champagne.

4. Hilton Galveston Island Resort

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A sleek king room with water views at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort
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High-end resorts with ocean views know exactly how to set the tone for their guests. Delivering an uplifting stay on the Gulf of Mexico is what this hotel is all about, and the facilities do not disappoint. You will most likely see the heated pool from your balcony as you stare into the gulf and beyond. The on-site gym is also well equipped for anyone wanting a decent workout.

5. Holiday Inn Resort: Galveston – On The Beach

Resort, Chain Hotel, Hotel

The outdoor pool with sun loungers and a water feature at the Holiday Inn Resort: Galveston – On The Beach
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Most of the rooms at this Holiday Inn Resort are facing the beach, with the ocean providing an idyllic soundtrack to your stay. The well-maintained heated pool and hot tub area is the main focal point of the hotel, where you can soak up vitamin D, relax and swim. This spa in Galveston combines Asian and European techniques, using hydrotherapy, steam baths and a range of beauty treatments to get you feeling invigorated and brand new.

6. Pointe West Resort

Hotel

The yellow-and-white exterior of the Pointe West Resort, surrounded by palm trees
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Pointe West is a 1,000-acre (405ha) resort that even has private condos and cottages on the beach for maximum privacy. There is a state-of-the-art infinity pool with views across the sand onto the ocean. There is also a jogging path running around the hotel and adjoining golf course. The fitness center is equipped enough for a good workout, but maybe this is the one time you can let yourself skip leg day.

7. The Galvestonian

Resort, Apartment

A living and dining area leading to a balcony with gulf views at the Galvestonian
Courtesy of The Galvestonian / Expedia

The Galvestonian is a resort that offers beachfront condos on the quieter end of the beach, perfect in the summer. You can choose to dip into the pool or outdoor spa tub or even play a few rounds of tennis on the courts. Failing that, you have the choice of a croquet lawn or beach volleyball. This is a resort where you can find something to do at every turn or just simply sink into the sand. Bliss.

8. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort

Hotel, Chain Hotel

An inviting guest room with sky-blue and chartreuse accents at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort
Courtesy of Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort / Expedia

With an outdoor pool and spa tub and easy access to the beach, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations makes it easy for guests to have a laid-back trip to remember. Being on the beach means you can walk over the dunes and run into the ocean. With one- or two-bedroom villas on offer, you also get a jacuzzi tub and whirlpool for that extra opportunity to go wrinkly with a big smile on your face.

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