As a former Disney cast member myself, I have a very high standard for quality of service from a resort experience. As a result, when I take my family on a vacation, we typically stay on property at one of the Disney resort locations. This year, with limited time and resources, we decided to stay a bit closer to home and book a few days on the Gulf Coast. A friend mentioned the Moody Gardens resort in passing, and after reviewing the attractions and amenities online, we decided to give it a try. We are quite happy that we did.
After a short drive down from the Austin area, we arrived at the lobby of the impressively grand hotel, where we were greeted at the front desk by two very helpful gentlemen, Brandon and Michael. They took great care in checking us into our room, providing information on the packages for the area attractions, and generally welcoming us to the resort. Even our 5 and 7 year-old children commented on how “nice” and “friendly” the two were with us. It was a great first impression, and both Brandon and Michael remained friendly and helpful throughout our stay.
As for the amenities… Our room was immaculate. The beds were great. And, the view of the surrounding area from our room was quite nice, as well. We spent the whole first day at the Schlitterbahn park, and enjoyed dinner at the Terrace Restaurant. Tony and the staff at the restaurant did a great job, and we really appreciated the “kids eat free” program. Over our three day stay, we visited the restaurant several times and found Tony to be both personable and professional in the highest degree.
In our remaining two days, we spent time exploring the Moody Gardens attractions and the greater Galveston area. All of the attractions were very clean, well designed and expertly executed. Of particular appeal was the Moody Gardens Aquarium. The kids loved it! We spent more than two hours going up and down the different levels, exploring all of the views of the undersea life. We also enjoyed a visit to the 3D IMAX, the white sands of the Palm Beach area, and the expansive hotel pool with swim up snack bar. All were very clean and very enjoyable.
Since our return home, we have recommended the resort to several of our friends and colleagues. We had a truly World-Class experience, and we plan to return to Moody Gardens time and again for future family vacations.
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