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27-JUN-2009 LynnH

Galvez Hotel Has Finished All the Repairs

Galveston Island, TX

From the 1920s until the 1940s, the hotel was known as the "Playground of the Southwest," attracting celebrities like
Jimmy Stewart, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Duke Ellington, and Frank Sinatra. The National Register-listed
hotel even served as a temporary White House for President Teddy Roosevelt.

The Galveston seawall, a 10-mile-long structure, protected the Hotel Galvez and many other historic properties
on the island. The hotel lost clay tiles from the roof and sustained two feet of floodwater on the lower level,
where the spa, fitness center, offices, and laundry facilities are located.

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larose forest photos16-Jun-2011 19:12
It does have the air of a grand hotel. And can't you just imagine all the film stars of the 30's and 40's staying there? It has the hollywood look to it :-) V
Guest 10-Aug-2009 13:36
Amazing place... To be there just now ... Mmmmm. Vote
Guest 02-Jul-2009 12:35
Nice to see how well it looks.... this is the place we stayed last time we stayed over in Galveston. Jv V!