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Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Stayed at Moody Gardens in August 2013 & went back in December 2013 & took my sister and her grandchildren. What a glorious time we all had. Hotel was elegantly decorated for the holiday season. Very clean rooms, common areas, grounds. Beautiful and spacious room. Children loved the breakfast and dinner buffets - "best mac & cheese, next to grandma's." There were so many fun things for the children, from just playing ring toss to their playground to the Festival of Lights, the Ice Slide, etc. It is a fun adventure all year round. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms offer wonderful views.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Martha2242013
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Dear Martha2242013,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Moody Gardens with your family and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. I was pleased to read you found the accommodations beautiful and spacious. It is a delight to hear that you enjoyed the Holiday decorations and activities. 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 3 December 2013

We visit here 2-3 times a year for Schitterbahn, festival of lights or just visiting the pyramids and enjoy the great service offered by the Moody Gardens hotel. The rooms are exceptionally clean, room service and the restaurant are also top class.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the pyramids and the bay.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Mark Z
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Dear Mark Z.,

Thank you for choosing Moody Gardens Hotel as your go to place to stay whenever you visit Galveston Island. I am pleased to read that you find the Moody Gardens service and accommodations exceptional. Your feedback and continued loyalty to Moody Gardens are greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,
Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

My family already knew we could not celebrate together over the Thanksgiving weekend.....so we committed to a reunion at Moody Gardens the weekend before! What a great treat to be greeted so warmly by the room manager, Mr. Nash. He showed us to our two rooms: one was a junior suite and an upgraded double for my daughter and me. We had a fantastic view of the pool area from the balconies of both rooms. The beds were super comfy with plenty of soft pillows and a warm duvet (all 3 nights were cold by Texas standards!).
The breakfast buffet was so delicious and hot! with Starbucks coffee that wouldn't quit. Our waitress, Tabitha, could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. Mrs. Schmid, the restaurant manager at the Terrace runs a tight ship and everything must be to your satisfaction or she will make it right!!! Her husband is the renowned head chef at Shearn's restaurant which is probably the finest restaurant on Galveston Island.
Our weekend was made even more spectacular by the Festival of Lights that has been a Moody Gardens signature tradition for many years---they even have ice skating, tube-sledding, and hot choclate available! We returned to our rooms late at night to find that the junior suite had several board games that we proceeded to play: Jenga, Candy-land, and Dominoes. We all had many laughs trying to best each other just like many years ago at home!!! What memories we created.
In all, we had the most relaxing time-of-our-lives. We reconnected with each other and remembered what is important at this time of the year---to be thankful to God and for having each other! We will be back. Thanks, Moody Gardens!!

Room Tip: speak to a manager before you arrive. Tell them your needs.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank hwichelhaus
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Dear hwichelhaus,

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at Moody Gardens on Tripadvisor. It is exciting to hear that Moody Gardens provided a wonderful reunion celebration and memories for your family. I am pleased to read you enjoyed The Terrace restaurant and the Festival of Lights activities. We truly appreciate you choosing Moody Gardens to celebrate your family’s Thanksgiving. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon.

Sincerely,
Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

I've been to Galveston a few times and have lived not far from here my entire life, but have never visited Moody Gardens. I was very surprised by how nice and updated everything was. The rooms were very clean and staff very nice and helpful!

Also went through all the pyramids and that was a lot of fun and very interesting! Worth a stay and/or visit!

Stayed: December 2013
2  Thank bradbatch
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Dear bradbatch ,

Thank you leaving feedback about your first stay at Moody Gardens on Tripadvisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your first stay with us, as well as the Moody Gardens Attractions.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We enjoyed our stay in a renovated room on a higher floor with a view of the pyramids. Room was very clean; hotel was nicely decorated for the holidays. Parking was easy and convenient. The only issue we had was with the wifi speed - it was terribly slow for the entire 4 days we stayed. Not a major complaint and we'd certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Would recommend a room with view of the pyramids in the main hotel.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank cadp52
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MoodyGardensHotel, General Manager at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Dear cadp52 ,

Thank you for leaving a review about your recent stay at Moody Gardens Hotel on Tripadvisor. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay in one of our newly renovated rooms and the views of the pyramids and Festival of Lights.

I appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,
Garvin O'Neil
General Manager

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