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Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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11 reviews
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“Memorial Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Checked in Saturday May 26th without a problem. Bell hop Scott was GREAT! Had a Moody Garden family pass so received a nice discount on the total hotel bill. They have a wonderful golf cart that will run you around the property for free. We rode it back and forth between the hotel and pyramids. The pool was wonderful as always. I like the idea of the towel cards. I bet it has really saved the hotel money. The second day they updated our pillows. The maid said it is part of their summer upgrade. They are in the process of upgrading the rooms and it is about time. The matteres were less than a month old and very comfortable. My family had a wonderful time! Only thing I would of liked to of seen was pay per view movies. In the evening after all the great Moody activities I like to sit in my room and order room service and watch a movie. Other than that everything was great!!! We are heading back SOON!!!

Room Tip: We were in the North Tower and was a bit of a walk to get from there to the front of the hotel but t...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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PatrickRoomsManager, Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this review, 12 June 2012
I was happy to read Scott was "great"! He has been with us for numerous years and he is truly and asset to our team. Please be assured I did pass your comments on to him. We have completed our summer upgrade and are excited about our full renovation begining in August to the guest rooms. You will be pleased to know we will have pay per view movies back in the rooms in less than a month! We have listened to our loyal guests and know this is important. Your comments have been very helpful and are greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Moody Gardens in the future.
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Crosby, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

I've stayed at Moody Gardens a few times. Great time for the family, within walking distance from the attractions. If you stay here before you leave on a Cruise you can park your car for free and they will transport you to and from the ship. Service is great and it's very well mantained. Nice balcony with an excellent view.

Room Tip: Request a balcony room. I haven't stay here during the summer, so I don't know how sound pro...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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PatrickRoomsManager, Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this review, 12 June 2012
It is our overriding goal here at Moody Gardens to provide the finest in hospitality here in Galveston. I was pleased to read you enjoyed one of our balcony rooms, they are one of our most popular. We are always happy to assist guests to the cruise terminal to begin their relaxing vacation. I look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

Beds were comfortable, big mini fridge, safe, comfortable beds, great view of the courtyard below on the 6th floor. Clean room, a little outdated... but overall very nice.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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PatrickRoomsManager, Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this review, 29 May 2012
Thank you for posting ~ we appreciate your feedback. Moody Gardens is in the process of renovating and making significant upgrades to our guest rooms and I am pleased to say we have started by putting in new Sealy Eurotop mattresses. We like reading how comfy and clean our rooms are.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

The room was great and very clean. The size of the roon was fine for three grown women. lot's of room to move around when we were there. Service was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed three days and never a problem. Pool was wonderful and was a great way to relax and unwind. We went during the week day in order to miss the week end crowds. Wonderful time and well worth the money. The spa was wonderful also.

Room Tip: We stayed on the second floor during the week day. Almost had the place to ourselves.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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PatrickRoomsManager, Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this review, 29 May 2012
What a nice way to spend Three Sister's Get Away ~ with us at Moody Gardens. Thank you for sharing with our TripAdvisor readers. Your comfort and relaxation is paramount to us ~ your feedback helps us fine tune everything we offer. Awwwww. . . .the Spa! This really could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship!!
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

Great staff at this facility make up for some small deficits. My friends and I were staying at the marina, which is a bit neglected. But beyond that things were top shelf. Check in staff were excellent and anticipated our needs, including detergent for the laundry. Happy hour in the bar and pool were very good. Dinner at Sherns was amazing. Best place in Galveston for a sunset. Grounds were clean and beautiful. Did breakfast in the Terrace, which was a la carte. Some errors in the order weren't handled gracefully, but eventually corrected. Can't speak to the claims of family friendly as no children were with us, but they seem to have everything you could ask for. Will certainly visit again.

Room Tip: rooms have a gulf or bayou view. I prefer the bayou. And higher up doesn't necessarily mean be...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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PatrickRoomsManager, Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this review, 29 May 2012
Thank you for your comments. Shearn's Restaurant 9th floor ~ best dining experience on the island and best view with the magnificent sunsets. We offer endless summer adventures at Moody Gardens Hotel. Ya'll come back and visit !
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

A friend and I stayed a night at Moody Gardens to relax and enjoy some mommy downtime.

Self parking was non-existent on the weekends, so I strongly recommend using valet parking. $18 (a little pricey) will allow you to come and go as many times as you like and great service from the valet guys who were quick and very friendly. Check in was a breeze. The room decor and bed spread was a little dated, but clean.

We changed into our swimsuits and headed for Palm Beach. After a short walk thru lovely landscaping we arrived. We didn't stay long because there were kids everywhere, which was great for the kids and the parents of those kids, but we wanted a semi-kid free weekend so we walked back to the hotel pool. The service at the bar was great, but the waitress in our area had to be flagged down to place an order. Later, she asked if we could please close out our tab because she was leaving for the day; according to her we could not add the drink she brought us to our bar tab.

Check out was a breeze: signed the receipt that was slid under the door and left it with our room cards and pool cards at the lobby counter.

All and all a really nice weekend! It would have been nice to have walked around to see more of the property, but we were having such a nice time at the pool relaxing. I guess we will have to go back! Maybe I will take the kids. Between the pool, the splash pad and Palm Beach who needs to go to a pricey waterpark?

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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PatrickRoomsManager, Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this review, 29 May 2012
We like to suggest to hotel guest ~ sit back and relax in style! And it sounds like you did just that. We are pleased to read pool service was great. . . . is it possible your beverages were served poolside or at the swim-up bar? You mentioned kids everywhere at Palm Beach ~ during the summer kids love to splash in cool freshwater lagoons and enjoy white sandy beach adorned with palm trees. We offer lots of summer entertainment for adults and children so add Moody Gardens to your 2012 summer itinerary.
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

My husband and I stayed here in April while he was participating in a convention that was being held at the hotel. His company actually paid for the room, so I can't speak to price for the average person. However, I have gone with him to convention hotels before and this was one of the best we have stayed in. The hotel is across the parking lot from the Moody Gardens pyramids, but nothing in Galveston is very far to get to. The pool was very nice with a large hot tub, a swim-up bar and lots of poolside seating and even a separate visiting area with cushioned seating. There is also an indoor lap pool. The decor is very pretty and the service was excellent. There is a paved walking/jogging trail available that is about 3/4 mile in length. They have a small Vietnam memorial that lists all the Galveston soldiers who were killed. The room was large with a separate makeup table in the room so two people can get ready at the same time. The king bed was comfortable with ample pillows. My only complaint was the the lighted makeup mirror in our room did not work. Not a biggie. I didn't use any of the spa facilities, but I did go by and check out the workout room which had locker rooms for men and women. If you're looking to stay in a spa hotel and money is not a problem, I would definitely recommend this one.

Room Tip: If you want a view of the Gulf, you will need to ask for that. Our room overlooked Moody Gardens.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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PatrickRoomsManager, Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Thank you for posting. You gave us a pleasant stroll around Moody Gardens - we are glad you enjoyed your stay! For families and groups alike we are a great destination and have it all at your finger tips. We look forward to your return.
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Property: Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
Address: 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-8927
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Galveston
#1 Luxury Hotel in Galveston
#3 Business Hotel in Galveston
#5 Family Hotel in Galveston
#5 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center 4*
Number of rooms: 418
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