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Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
Ranked #1 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Wonderful Labor Day 2013 getaway for our family.
Great customer service within many areas of the hotel and very nice accomodations.
Lots to do within walking distance from the hotel - The Aquarium pyramid, The Rainforest pyramid, 3D and 4D movies were amazing.
Will definately be back again!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Kim W
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Dear Kim W,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Moody Gardens for Labor Day weekend and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. I was pleased to read you found the accommodations nice and that you enjoyed The Aquarium pyramid, Rainforest pyramid and the 3D and 4D movies. It is always our intention to exceed guests’ expectations while here at the hotel and I was very pleased your stay was everything you would expect and more. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,
Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Hotel, its management, its staff - all wonderful. Food in restaurant, where we ate several times and with 4 children in tow, was excellent. Enjoyed many of the attractions and of course the pools. The rooms and pyramid view with nightly fireworks (Fri/Sat) made even going to bed enjoyable. The grounds and landscaping are beautiful and so well-kept. We were in Galveston for a wedding and Moody proved to be a perfect parking space for our family over several days.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank dorothy t
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Dear dorothy t,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Moody Gardens while in Galveston and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. I was very happy to read you and your family enjoyed our pool and the Moody Gardens attractions. I am thrilled to hear you were able to enjoy the fireworks from your pyramid view room. Thank you for the compliments on the grounds and landscaping, our staff strives to make it a beautiful oasis. I am pleased to read you had a wonderful experience staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,
Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

All staff was extremely helpful and friendly in a very genuine way. There is so much to do...for all ages. There are many attractions on and off the resort. The hotel rooms were very nice and seemed newly renovated. The pyramids were fun and had many unexpected things. The 3-D movies were sooooo realistic. In the butterfly movie it seemed like the butterfly landed in my leg....I've never been to a 3-D movie like that. When you first see everything you think wow but when u actually explore everything...your in shock. It's a great place. It also feels really safe.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Kelsie T
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Dear Kelsie T,

Thank you for staying at Moody Gardens and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. I was pleased to read you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms and found our staff extremely helpful and friendly. It is exciting to hear that you enjoyed our Rainforest, Aquarium and Discovery Pyramids as well as our 3-D movies. For a fun, memorable holiday event, please come visit us between November 16 and January 4, and experience how our annual Festival of Lights transforms Moody Gardens into a winter wonderland. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,
Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

For the past several years we have held our conference in the Moody Garden's ballroom. The staff is very accommodating and the food is excellent. There is a variety of fun things to do for all members of the family–Schlitterbahm, the pyramids with a butterfly exhibit and IMAX theater, a beach and pool.

Room Tip: A view of the pool area is nice.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank mfgmaam
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Dear mfgmaam,

Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff, convention services, location and the Moody Gardens attractions. We look forward to hosting you and your guests each year and are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience once again.

Sincerely,
Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We've always seen the pyramids from afar and wondered how the hotel was, so we decided to try out the resort on a surprise birthday trip to Galveston. The hotel is surprisingly small, but we enjoyed that it was not a mega resort. We had some strange problems at check-in, not caused by the property, and Vlada and LaDonna Lee resolved them quickly and professionally.

The rooms are a decent size and the beds are comfortable. The bathrooms are large, nicely equipped and modern. There is ample storage space for all of your beach clothes and gear between the drawers and the closet. So, overall a comfortable room. The rooms are also fairly quiet, with minimal hallway noise.

The pool are is small, but the included passes to the beach area more than make up for that if you're looking to spend most of the day in the water. Walking around this area and the grounds is a treat in itself. From the beach area, you can see the bay and docks quite well, and it's both fun and relaxing at the same time. Even though it was busy, you could still relatively enjoy the lazy river, wave pool and slides.

The activities for the kids are also nice-character at breakfast, crafts, s'mores, bounce house, etc. The restaurant food is OK and the price was very reasonable. Overall, with the amenities, location and comfort level, we were satisfied with our stay and the value of the resort.

Room Tip: We stayed near the pool and by an exit, which was very convenient to get to the recreation areas and...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Dear Shari S,

I am pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Moody Gardens and that you all especially enjoyed our location, amenities, Kids Crew activities and the quality of your room. Please keep us in mind for the holidays when Moody Gardens is transformed into a winter wonderland with our annual Festival of Lights. Thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor and we look forward to welcoming your family back soon.

Sincerely,
Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

I arrived to a beautiful hotel, and friendly staff. The rooms were very clean and accommodating. The beds were very comfortable, and smelled so good. Upon check out the staff was very polite, and check-out was fast! The breakfast was hot, and fresh. I called later because I misplaced a ring, and I called about a million and one times, and each time the staff from the front desk, security, cleaning staff, and lost and found assisted in looking it over various times. No one seemed irritated, and completely understood. I would highly recommend a stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: 300 and above facing the pyramids had good view
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank clr138
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Dear clr138,

Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled to read that Moody Gardens and our staff were able to exceed your expectations. I am sorry to hear about your ring, I hope you were able to locate it once you unpacked. Thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Sincerely,
Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

This is definitely a family resort. There is a lot to do and all of the attractions were fun, interesting and family oriented. The grounds were clean and well kept and the service was great, but bring your walking shoes because everything is far apart and the shuttles don't seem to run on any kind of schedule. The on site restaurants were very good. I had the best lobster bisque since being in Maine. They are beginning a much needed renovation. Pricey in season.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank RMLipari
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2013

Dear RMLipari,

Thank you for leaving feedback about your recent stay at Moody Gardens. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and found our attractions to be fun, interesting and family oriented. Thank you for the kudos to our lobster bisque, it is a guest favorite. I apologize for the confusion about the shuttle schedule. On your next visit - please call or stop by the bell stand and they will arrange a complimentary shuttle to take you to the attractions. We do offer discount packages, one of our biggest selling packages is the Explore Moody Gardens package. If you would like more information or assistance booking a package please call our Reservations Department, they will be happy to assist you.

It is our overriding goal here at Moody Gardens to provide the best in service, hospitality and accommodations. I have passed along your feedback to our entire staff. We appreciate your review and look forward to serving you again soon.

SIncerely,
Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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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
#2 Best Value Hotel in Galveston
#3 Business Hotel in Galveston
#5 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#5 Family Hotel in Galveston
Price Range: £110 - £239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center 4*
Number of rooms: 418
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