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About the Site
The Hotel Galvez is located in Galveston, Texas just 40 miles south of Houston. At 32 miles long and two and a half miles wide the Island has seen its share of calamities, yet the worst natural disaster in U.S. history could not erase the tranquility of a Galveston sunset. From soft sandy beaches to famous 19th century architecture, the island is surrounded with incredible history and unique beauty.
Located on the Gulf of Mexico and a stretch from all of Galveston's year-round attractions, Hotel Galvez has hosted generations of families from around the world. Feel the historic ambiance from the moment you arrive via the newly completed grand circular drive. Just across the street, Galveston's beaches have been widened, making them bigger and better than ever.
Arrival and Check-In
It is expected that attendees will arrive/check-in for the Gordon Research Conferences on Sunday between 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm and for the Gordon Research Seminars on Saturday between 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm. The first science session for the Gordon Research Seminars begins on Saturday at 3:30 pm so please give yourself enough time to check in and get to the session on time.
The Meeting Room and Poster Area
The science sessions will be held in the air-conditioned Music Hall.
The poster sessions will be set up in the Terrace Ballroom. The socials will also take place in the Terrace Ballroom along with the poster sessions.
On-Site Housing and Facilities
The guest rooms at the Hotel Galvez are equipped with a phone, TV and air conditioning. Valet parking is available (surcharge) and self-parking is complimentary. Attendees have access to the on site outdoor tropical pool, hot tub and fitness center. Bicycles are available for guest check out with the valet team. The Hall of History, an on-site museum, is available for guests.
Just across the boulevard begins a 30-mile ribbon of sun-drenched beaches, ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and sunset strolls. Nearby are golf, tennis, boating, fishing charters, water skiing, and personal-watercraft rentals. Hotel Galvez is just a short ride away from downtown Galveston, galleries, museums, shops, Moody Gardens and the Strand Historic District.
There are 120 single rooms available for GRC attendees at the Hotel Galvez. Accepted applicants have an opportunity to register for a single room on a first come, first served basis. Once all available single rooms have been reserved, you will be required to register for a shared room.
Dining Area and Meals
All Meals will be served in the air-conditioned Veranda Room. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections are available and marked at every meal. Kosher meals (with two week advance notice) are available at the site.
Internet, Phone and Computer Access
Complimentary Wireless Internet access is available in all common areas and guest rooms.
The site is fully handicapped accessible.
GRC Activities Schedule (2017)
: A number of daily excursions and other activities in the Galveston area are available to GRC attendees. Click (or right-click and save
) the link above to download a PDF file containing more details. This information will also be available in the GRC office at the site.
All GRC facilities are smoke free.
Animals are not permitted on site.