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This family-friendly property is located in Galveston, close to Moody Gardens, Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and Lone Star Flight Museum. Area attractions include Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Grand 1894 Opera House.
Moody Gardens has an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a steam room. This 4-star property offers a full-service spa with massage and beauty services as well as tours/ticket assistance. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary high-speed Internet access in public areas, meeting rooms for small groups and business services. 24-hour room service is available. Event facilities consist of a ballroom, exhibit space, conference center, banquet facilities, and audiovisual equipment. Complimentary self-parking is available for guests. For a fee, the hotel also provides valet parking and cruise terminal shuttle service.
Amenities featured in guestrooms include air conditioning, coffee/tea makers, and 32-inch LCD televisions with satellite service and HBO/ESPN. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding and extra towels/bedding. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary wired (high-speed) Internet access, desks, and direct-dial phones with voice mail, and free local calls. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, bathroom phones, and bathrobes on request. Guestroom services include a turndown service on request, housekeeping, and wake-up calls. Rollaway beds are available on request.
"plenty to keep you busy and occupied here"
fun and fulldaysGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for leaving your review. We hope to welcome you back to Moody Gardens soon. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"nice hotel close to beach and other amusement"
we enjoy the palm beach, 4D movie, big fish tank and the hotel pool. A lot of kid's activities. Nice restaurant and beautiful view. We certainly will go back again with our kids.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for leaving feedback on your recent stay at Moody Gardens. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your stay as well as the Moody Gardens attractions. Your comments are appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
Great time, great fireworks, plenty to doGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for leaving your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at Moody Gardens as well as our Bands on the Sand fireworks show. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"Moody Gardens Hotel"
We took our 21/2 year old granddaughter and she had the best time. The facility is very child orientated. I would highly recommend it for a family wih young children who are under the age of 10.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for leaving comments about your recent stay at Moody Gardens. I was pleased to read that you all enjoyed your stay and your granddaughter had the best time. Our Kid’s Crew Activities and passes to Palm Beach are included in your stay and are a guest favorite. Keep us in mind this fall when the Festival of Lights transforms Moody Gardens into a magical winter wonderland. Your feedback and recommendations are appreciated. We hope to welcome you and your family back soon. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"Nice family hotel"
This hotel is great for families. Lots of things to do at Moody Gardens and you get a free pass to their pleasure island with your stay. They also have a nice pool (but there is no shade unless you rent one of the 3 cabanas). My husband and I stayed for a weekend and even without kids, we had fun and the hotel is close to the Seawall. Great hotel for […] the price (compared to some of the other hotels right along the Seawall). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for leaving feedback on your recent stay at Moody Gardens. I was pleased to read that you and your husband enjoyed your stay and the passes to Palm Beach that are included with your reservation. Moody Gardens has plenty to do for families and couples, from Palm Beach to Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Garvin O’Neil General Manager
Frig had not been emptied out, there were no wash clothes. I thought I was getting a room with a sofa bed and I didn't. Didn't think guest services was that friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for staying at Moody Gardens during your recent trip to Galveston. I am disappointed to read that your stay was not up to our usual standard. I apologize for the confusion on the sofa bed. Not all rooms with King beds have sofa beds in them. The hotel is currently undergoing renovations, a part of the renovations is adding sofa beds to our King rooms. Guest satisfaction is our number one priority, and the situations you describe are unacceptable. Thank you for making me aware of these issues, your feedback will be sent to the appropriate departments. We hope to welcome you back in the future so we can provide you with the great service we strive for. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"Not What It Used To Be"
The hotel staff was friendly, informative and helpful. They turned down our room every night and left us fresh towels for the next day. The room had a frig and complimentary Keurig coffee and tea. The staff is what made this hotel, otherwise it was not really worth the price we paid. I think they are beginning a remodel which would help. Close to Schlitterbaun […] and Palm Beach water parks. Complimentary shuttle to the moody garden's attractions. Unlimited access to Palm Beach water park is included in the hotel fee and towel cards are provided so no need to bring your own towel (though they are very thin and regular bath towel size). The hotel swimming pool has a lot to be desired. The water was cloudy and there was a foul odor nearby both times I went to the pool. There is also a strong sulfur odor at the Palm Beach water park. It smelled like raw sewage gases, but someone said it was sulfur. Could stand some improvement in the swimming pool area. It just looked rundown and unkept. Stinky. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for your recent feedback regarding your stay with us this summer and I am so pleased you enjoyed the guest room and the friendliness of our associates here. I was, however concerned over the condition of the pool and Palm Beach and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience regarding these areas. We did have a two day period at Palm Beach where our filtration systems were not 100% but at no time was the water not at proper chlorine levels. Regarding the hotel pool, please know I walk the pool several times a day and have, on only the rarest occasions, observed the water not to be in excellent condition. Regarding the foul odors, there was a Galveston sewer line break that occurred close to Moody Gardens earlier this summer, where we did experience sewer-type odors impacting our properties. It was repaired and we have not experienced anything like that since. We are in the middle of our 20 million dollar renovation of all guest rooms and public areas to be completed next May. We look forward to welcoming you back next summer. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"Love the hotel for a family friendly environment!"
We come every year and the kids love the pool and the activities around he hotel grounds! We always eat at the buffet for breakfast and the kids eat for a penny. We have even started our oldest sons glass collection from the Moody Gardens gift shop.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for your feedback. I was pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay. It is exciting to hear that Moody Gardens is an annual family trip and that you have started a tradition for your son as a result of your stay with us. Thank you for making Moody Gardens a yearly family vacation. We look forward to seeing you next year! Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"We went down for cheer camp."
Hotel was great. Restaurants had an odor. Not a good food odor.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for your comments on your recent stay with us. I was pleased to read you enjoyed the hotel. I was concerned to read the restaurants had an odor. I have forwarded your comments to the managers so they can take measures to prevent this from occurring in the future. Your feedback is appreciated and we hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"close to all attractions"
Everything was perfect!! From our arrival to our room to all the amenities we could need or want. The room was clean and beautiful. The location was perfect everything was within walking distance. Pleasant stay and pleasant people! I would recommend this hotel to anyone!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for leaving feedback about your recent stay at Moody Gardens. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, found our location to be perfect and our associates pleasant. Your recommendations to others are appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"Wedding anniversary #53"
Next to a huge water park. It was fascinating to watch the lazy river with kids and adults floating on clear plastic innertubes, and see folks on a high wire chair sailing above the entire park. The hotel has recently remodeled the rooms and was most comfortable and lovely. The fine dining restaurant served a most delicious fish dish with lots of lump […] crab meat and a variety of vegetables. Our view from the room was the water park and all the way out to the Gulf of Mexico. Got to see some animals up close in the rainforest pyramid, but didn't have time to visit other pyramids on site. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for providing feedback on your recent stay. Congratulations on your 53rd Anniversary, thank you for celebrating such a wonderful milestone at Moody Gardens. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, Shearn’s Seafood and Fine Dining and our newly renovated rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
We had our reservations for awhile and it rained during our stay.So many things to do at the Moody Center really saved the day. The day we were leaving was beautiful and we stayed in the pool and at Palm Beach as long as we could. Palm Beach was a lot of fun !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay at Moody Gardens. I am pleased to hear that even with the rain you were able to enjoy your stay and had the opportunity to visit our attractions and to take advantage of Palm Beach and our pool. Admission to Palm Beach is included with your hotel stay and is a guest favorite. We look forward welcoming you back soon!
The stay at Moody Gardens was excellent!! We enjoyed the Palm Beach and the Hotel Pool. The service staff was friendly and efficient.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for staying at Moody Gardens on your recent visit to Galveston Island. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed Palm Beach, the pool and found our staff to be friendly and efficient. Our overriding goal at Moody Gardens is to provide great customer service and fun, positive memories. Thank you for your kind words; we hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerly, Garvin O'Neil General Manager
I didn't know what to expect since this is the first time I had ever booked online. The hotel was really nice. I've already suggested it to friends and family! I will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear that you found Moody Gardens to be a nice surprise and that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your feedback and you spreading the word about Moody Gardens. Keep us in mind for the holidays when the Festival of Lights transforms Moody Gardens a Holiday Wonderland. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Garvin O'Neil General Manager
Came for dance showcase national enjoy the stay after the dance every thung was wonderful staff was very easy to work withGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at Moody Gardens. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be easy to work with. Your comments are appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to Moody Gardens in the future. SIncerely, Garvin O'Neil General Manager
Hotel amenities. We had to keep calling for things that should be placed on a daily basis in our room, such as coffee, coffee utensils, and complimentary turn down second night also we were there, just got it on the 1st night! Did not like the pool bar's rules on children, they were not strictly enforced. Had several children who splashed water in our […] drinks at the bar area. They're parents shouldn't be served if they don't follow the rules of the bar! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Moody Gardens. I’m sorry to hear that your stay was not up to our usual standard. Guest satisfaction is our number one priority. I have forwarded your comments to the appropriate department managers so we can work on solutions to avoid situations like this from occurring again. Thank you again for your comments. We hope to welcome you back to Moody Gardens in the future . Sincerely, Garvin O'Neil General Manager
"Great time excellent facility!"
Had a great stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. That is all I have to say.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for leaving feedback on your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"Close to all must-see sights."
Clean, coutteous, and great amenities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for leaving your review. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"estay for 3 day two nigths exelet place"
we enjoy the place with everything in it the view the gardens very good experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for leaving feedback about your stay with us. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your stay at Moody Gardens. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
"leisure and business"
I will visit very soonGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was an overnight stay after a full day with the grandkids at Moody Gardens. The location is perfect, as you can literally walk to the hotel from the park. There was no one meeting our car at the hotel entrance, which was not a problem for us, but others were looking for a cart to take their bags to rooms. Check-in was routine, but when we got to […] our room, the door was not locked, and someone had obviously sat on one of the beds and used the bathroom. We called the desk, and they assured us no one had been in the room since it was cleaned, but offered to re-clean it. We were tired and decided to let it go. However, about 15 minutes later a woman opened our door with a key card. She told us she had looked at our room, didn't like it and requested another room, which she also didn't like, so she decided to come back to our room, which the hotel had subsequently given to us, even though they had never gotten the key card back from the woman looking to change rooms. The front desk profusely apologized, of course. Breakfast buffet next morning was a pleasant surprise. Kids get the buffet for $1 if adult pays regular price. All in all, a mixed bag. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for your honest review. I was pleased to read you and your grandkids enjoyed your stay. I was concerned to read what occurred with your room. Please accept my sincere apologies; this is no way our standard of service. I have passed your comments on to our Front Desk Manager to insure this type of incident does not occur in the future. Your feedback is valuable and appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Garvin O'Neil General Manager
"I was charged for drinks that I did not order"
We were staying at Moody Gardens for a friends birthday. All of us were haning by the pool close to the hotel. We were all drinking and I specifically asked for the waitress to put me on my own seperate tab. My pregnant wife was not drinking so the only alcoholic beverages on my tab were mine. When I received my tab it was $180. I was obviously shocked […] and checked my itemized copy. I was charged for 12 beers and 10 shots plus food. I did order some food and shots and total had about 3-4 beers. I informed the waitress that there was a mistake on my tab and she realized that the food belonged to someone else. she adjusted the food and informed me that she could not refund the beer that was on my tab. I didn't want to make a big deal about it since we were with a group of friends. However I did not think it was fair that i had to pay for something I didn't order. And the waitress obviously made mistakes since everybodies tab had a discrepency. I didn't think it was right to pay for something I didn't order. I called the hotel the following Monday and spoke with someone with the last name of Lee (I think.) She said she would pass this along to the food and beverage manager. Its been 8 days and still no word. Hotel was nice, but waitress aparently cannot organize her tabs correctly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Expensive for room. Not up to date.. asked for connecting two rooms I book for family.. wouldn't do it.... so paid over 720 for two rooms for one night. Sucks service front desk.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about your recent stay with us. I sincerely apologize for our inability to put you in adjoining rooms. After checking with our Front Office Managers, they informed me that there were no adjoining rooms available during your stay. We are indeed in the middle of a full renovation of all guest rooms. We have about 60% of our guestrooms completed. On a future visit, please note in the reservation the request for a newly renovated room and we will be happy to comply. We would love to welcome you back to Moody Gardens Hotel and provide you with the great service we are known for. Sincerely, Garvin O’Neil General Manager
You dont have to leave the hotel once there. Lots to do for the whole family.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very Nice hotel"
Hotel is almost perfect food is great ,staff is great hotel was spotless and we plan on going back several timesGenuine Expedia guest review
"We used the private beach which was wonderful"
We took a three year old and it was a great experience overall. We took him to the pyramids and the private lagoon and he enjoyed all of it. Staying on site was very helpful not having to get in and out of the vehicle with him was especially helpful. He loved the hotel swimming pool as well. The only time we got into the car was to take him to the Rainforest […] Cafe. I would reccommend this hotel to all of my friends and have. We stay here everytime we come to Galveston. The rooms are always clean and the staff are helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Our family really enjoyed our stay. Great amenities and close to all the action!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great family experience"
We loved the fact that we didn't have to go far to enjoy a great famil experience! We enjoyed the family passes to all the attractions that Moody Gardens has to offer, and our kids loved it! It is a bit expensive though.Genuine Expedia guest review
Everything was awesome!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Will book this hotel again in future!!"
The room was really nice and roomy. The beds were comfortable, bathrooms were clean. We were on a family trip with 2 small kids who also enjoyed the stay. Enjoyed Palm Beach!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Moody Gardens Hotel"
Beautiful place to stay. A bit pricey, but parking and internet is included.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was very nice. Loved the attractions, pool and food. My only problem was with the maid service. They came very late in the day and did not do a very good job. Just left clean towels and straightened the bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great family vacation!!"
We had the best time! Plenty for us to do as a family. We got a pass for palm beach- a splash zone type place included in our room rate. We had so much fun there and then came back to the hotel to play in the pool. Food was good and kids eat free! Will definitely be going back again!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great service, beautiful hotel"
We were so impressed with the service at Moody Gardens. All of the staff was exceptional. We spent most of our time in the pool with the swim up bar and our 6 year old daughter had a blast swimming and playing. Palm Beach was included with our stay so we were able to head over to ride the lazy river and do the two slides. We also ate at the terrace […] restaurant for dinner and it was not bad, not a 5 star restaurant, but great for when you don't want to leave the hotel. Don't miss the fireworks!!! You can see them really well from the elevator bank if you have a kiddo that doesn't like the loud sound and/or doesn't want to get out of her PJs :-) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location for family vacations"
Great location across from Schlitterbahn. Room was quiet and very clean. Staff very courteous. Will stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great service and very family oriented hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable stay in Galveston"
This hotel is right on the Moody Gardens premises. The rooms are big and nice and comfortable, as are the beds. Attention to comfort is excellent and the Keurig coffee maker was a nice touch too. Breakfast was not complementary in the base package, but the buffet breakfast at the restaurant on the lobby level is excellent. The hotel has a very nice […] swimming pool. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was there for only one night, but it was very enjoyable and my wife loved it. We plan to go back and stay longer, because we did not have time to take advantage of any of the amenities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Took the grand kids and they loved it! They already want to go back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Family Friendly Hotel at its Best"
If you are looking for a family friendly hotel, then the Moody Gardens Hotel & Spa is your place! The hotel remains clean even during the room renovations (the new rooms are very modern, sleek and relaxing) and provided top notch customer service from the time we checked-in until we departed. All hotel staff were very personable and truly made you feel […] welcome. The kiddos loved their backpacks filled with goodies. Too the food at the onsite restaurant is not your typical hotel food as it was delicious...the breakfast buffet is a great choice at a great price and the kids loved their kids meal (well balanced meal choices). And the best part is it a walk away from Moody Gardens! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The room was very nice. I chose to stay at Moody Gardens for Cheerleader Camp with my niece. I really enjoyed my room-had a great view. The water park was across from the hotel which was nice. The room was very clean, there was always plenty of towels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Adult Friendly too!"
had a great time, we just came for the night. it was exactly what we needed, and MORE! my only complaint was the temp control on the bath. it wouldn't stay hot. But easily overlooked!!! We loved that even though the Hotel and Attractions are more generated for kids, there was the swim up bar for us to feel comfortable at. Not hassled by the children […] at all, even though they were in pool with us. The wall was a great space for us to drink and still get sun. We had a greattttttt time! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great overall experience but super expensive. Room service is crazy expensive and not even that great. The room walls are very thin, making it very easy to hear everything and everyone in adjacent rooms. There was also no microwave in the room. Overall though, it was a good experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not worth the price"
I sat down on a lounge chair at 9PM to put on my sandals prior to leaving the pool. I was quickly approached as to whether I had rented the tent and chairs. I explained that I just sat here to put my sandals on. The hotel staff employee that stated that she had just rented it out. A complete BS story and she was very rude. Keep in mind the Galveston […] locals (not hotel guests) use the pool with certain knowledge by the hotel pool staff but do not do anything about this. I guess they support the pool bar. My estimate of the number of people in the pool at 30 and at minimum 10 were not hotel guests. I say this because they showed me how to get into the pool without my room card and the conversations overheard at the bar. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was very pleased with the hotel. It was very clean, and staff was great. My only dislike was that I requested a room service meal at two different times and never received anything. I waited for over 2 hours and received nothing. Besides that everything was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful hotel, loved our stay there, everyone was so nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved our stay at Moody Gardens and will return again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved Palm Beach and the Pyramids!! Can't wait to stay again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Family Hotel!"
Took kids (10 year old boys) and grandparents and we all had a great time. Hotel is very clean and close to attractions. Kids really enjoyed the hotel pool and water slides at Palm Beach. Hotel is right next to Schlitterbahn Waterpark.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for the family"
Enjoyed the hotel. Staff very friendly. Rooms clean. The kids enjoyed palm beach. I would recommend the hotel to anyoneGenuine Expedia guest review
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