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Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

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7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-8927
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#6 of 55 in Galveston
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.4
Value
4.0
Travelers' Choice

Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Galveston, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Moody Garden Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The motel features room service and a concierge. Plus, Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Galveston's most popular landmarks, such as Galveston Fishing Pier (1.5 mi) and Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier (1.7 mi), Moody Gardens Hotel Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

While in Galveston be sure to experience local ribs favorites at Rainforest Cafe, The Steakhouse, or Leon's World's Finest Barbeque.

Galveston is also home to Galveston Naval Museum, a popular military museum that is not too far from Moody Garden Hotel Galveston.

Enjoy your stay in Galveston!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Water park
Evening entertainment
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Mary G wrote a review Yesterday
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Had the best Swedish massage I have ever had! Great end to a wonderful mother/daughter weekend! Highly recommend Karen Franks for your next massage therapy session! 10 out of 10! We will be back next year!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Richard H wrote a review May 21
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This hotel is Galveston’s Best Kept Secret. Upon checking in and experiencing the property first hand it was literally mind blowing. I’ve always been a Walt Disney world fanatic and I’m not kidding when I say this hotel hands down blows any and all Disney on property hotels out the water. On two separate occasions we were stuck having to order room service because my spouse was too exhausted to leave the room. And even then the food was better than some 5 star restaurants we’ve eaten at. With three pyramids containing tropical rain forests, aquariums, 3Dmovie theater, 4D movie theater, an interactive movie theater, massive water park, zip line……. The list just keeps going on. This place has everything to the point where you have NO need to even leave the resort. Unbelievable!!!!!! 👍👍👍👍👍
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Dawn Griego, Guest Services / Front Office at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
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Dear W3211PErichardh, WOW! Thank you for such an amazing review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Moody Gardens. We appreciate your recommendation and would love to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Best regards, Dawn
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Thomas wrote a review May 21
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We've been to Galveston before, but this was our first time at the Moody Gardens Hotel. We liked everything about the hotel itself: the location is convenient for exploring greater Galveston, the room was very comfortable and usable, and most of all, the staff was super-helpful and pleasant. We also enjoyed the restaurants. We had breakfast at the first floor cafe at least twice (weekdays: a la carte, weekends: buffet), and tried the 9th floor restaurant once (we used the lounge, not the formal restaurant). We enjoyed both and the 9th floor is not to be missed! We also appreciated the coffee stand in the lobby. We were out and about in Galveston, and so didn't get to use the pool, but the pool area looked very fun. Why only 4 stars? We paid extra for the Moody Gardens attraction tickets as part of the room reservation, but it wasn't a good deal at all. We had to pay ahead at inflated prices (as far as I can tell), and then ended up not using a day. Don't buy tickets ahead of time! Just buy them on the day.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: I suspect there are good views from almost all rooms. We stayed in the North Tower and it was...
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Response from Dawn Griego, Guest Services / Front Office at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
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Dear tomva01234, Thank you for leaving a review about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay, but concerned about the value of your hotel and attraction package. The hotel / attraction package is designed to save guests money so I am no sure what happened with your package, if you feel the prices weren't correct please call our Front Desk and ask them to make sure you were charged appropriately. We appreciate you choosing to stay at Moody Gardens and look forward to welcome you back soon! Best Regards, Dawn
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MacPackMama wrote a review May 16
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This is a tough one to review. The rooms are very large and roomy-the view was lovely and the staff were polite. The pros: large, clean rooms. Great views. Great location, lots to do. I had the best salad! Cons: aging a bit; restaurant service was ok; the music exhibition was underwhelming. So this is why it’s tough: the room covers the location, really. The shower head was a bit scary looking and there was a smell of pot one afternoon. We visited the restaurant twice-the first I ordered the lobster bisque, but it didn’t arrive-my salad, which was amazing, came with prawns (which I didn’t order) but was wonderfully done. The second time, we waited a bit-probably should’ve just done buffet, but we wanted something simple. Bacon never came. Hubby went to get ice cream later in the day but a lady was returning hers due to larvae or something-so he came back empty handed. The Dino and music exhibitions could use some TLC. We do love the idea of it-beautiful venue with access to lots of family activities. We would love to return with the wee ones when the water park is open….just not sure if we would stay onsite-or somewhere nearby. I guess it would depend on if there were any rate deals on….definitely not, if it’s going to continue to be $300/nt just for the room. Pic is of the shower head.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Jeff Elkins, Guest Services / Front Office at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
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Dear MacPackMama, I would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our beautiful, clean rooms. Our housekeeping staff does a wonderful job throughout the property. We do have some amazing salads and are always a favorite with our guest. I do apologize for the service concerns you shared with us and will get with my Food and Beverage Manager immediately so that we get that resolved. I would also like to thank you for notifying us of the shower head and it will be replaced. We do have some great packages that include both hotel accommodations and entry into the attractions. Please keep an eye on our website for these great deals. We look forward to serving you in the future.
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Kendall K wrote a review May 16
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Our entire experience was amazing. From the swimming pool, to the restaurant, to the Bar on the 9th floor overlooking the bay. We felt like Royalty the entire time. The food served at the bar on the 9th floor was very good. Our bartender was the most professional and polite person we have ever had serve us. His name was Micah Wise. He provided the perfect ending to our stay as we enjoyed the sunset over the bay. I feel like he should be given high praise by all of the people he works for and with. We will definitely be coming back. He is a big part of the reason.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Choose a room that faces the bay
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Response from Dawn Griego, Guest Services / Front Office at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
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Dear 412kendallk, Thank you for leaving a review about your recent stay at Moody Gardens Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Dawn
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Joseph S wrote a review May 15
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Michelle checked us in and pretty much made absolutely certain everything was perfect. She is incredible and made this the most amazing vacation experience either one of us have ever had. Michelle is a great asset to the hotel and our stay was made magical by her.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Dawn Griego, Guest Services / Front Office at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
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Dear G9163GFjosephs, We appreciate your review and the kind words about Michelle. It's rewarding to hear that Michelle made your stay magical! Please come back in visit soon! Warm Regards, Dawn
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KWALL6 wrote a review May 11
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We stayed at Moody Gardens for the first time in April of 2022! It was the absolute best experience! The customer service was phenomenal! Michele was great and spoke every time she saw us in the lobby! The pool and swim up bar were great too! We had a great time and will be back for another trip soon!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Dawn Griego, Guest Services / Front Office at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
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Dear 311kayw, We appreciate you leaving a review about your recent stay at Moody Gardens. It is rewarding to hear that you had the best experience and that Michele provided great guest service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Dawn
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Cruiser818859 wrote a review May 10
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I’m staying here for two nights for business. I experienced fantastic customer service from Michele and Eric, both of them helped tackle my reservation issue and got me checked in smoothly. They made my week. Michele demonstrated fantastic customer service.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Cruiser818859, Thank you for leaving a review about your stay at Moody Gardens. It is great to hear that Eric and Michele were able take care of your issue and get you checked in to your room. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Best regards, Dawn
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Raini A wrote a review May 9
Angleton, Texas1 contribution
Meagan was our wedding coordinator absolutely amazing and so easy to work with. Michelle at the front desk made checking such a Breeze , also smiling faces Greeted us . The whole staff at Moody Gardens helped us tremendously. Rooms were spotless very cozy. I could go on and on, but you’ll just have to book your stay to see how amazing Moody Gardens really is !
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear 46rainia, It is absolutely rewarding to hear that you had an amazing wedding experience and stay at Moody Gardens. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Dawn
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RachelR wrote a review May 4
Austin, Texas77 contributions69 helpful votes
We are not package resort people. We came here for a family event. We were surprised and delighted! The resort looks like an older property (built 1980s, but updated at least a few times since then) and it has clearly experience pretty heavy use. That said, everything was sparkling clean. The lobby/atrium is beautifully decorated. The staff were exceptionally friendly (it is Texas!) We had a 6th floor room overlooking the pool and pyramids - a stunning view. Our king-sized bed was comfy. Our Keurig had seen better days (not unusual in a hotel room, I've found), but we got it to work. The internet was open access but very fast. We were a bit concerned about noise - there were 3 proms happening on the Saturday night of our stay - but although we could hear through the walls early in the evening, noise did not disturb us while we were sleeping. Be aware that this hotel is not on the beach - it's a 5-10 minute drive away - but the property does abut the West Bay. The grounds were quasi-deserted (off season?) but well-groomed and lovely for walks. The pool was deliciously warm, and good for morning swims. In the evenings it tended to fill to the brim with boisterous families (which is great if that is your thing). There is a swim-up bar, and you can just charge drinks to your room :) We had a breakfast buffet in the Cafe that was great value for $25. Perhaps best of all, after a long and sunburnt day on the beach (not connected to the hotel), we had reservations at Shearn's, the restaurant on the top floor. This was a wonderful experience - great food, great service, gorgeous views. We did not do any of the pyramids, the spa, or the golf course....but what a great place to take kids! And, it might be because our family had negotiated an even deal, but our stay was an exceptional value - we paid less than one routinely pays for tiny cramped rooms in chain hotels in big cities. Long story short, even though we aren't package resort people, we are contemplating visiting again!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Ruth V, It is absolutely delightful to read your review and hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Moody Gardens. Thank you for your recommendation! We would love to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Warm regards, Dawn
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$174 - $456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesTexasTexas Gulf CoastGalveston IslandGalveston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
423
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Which popular attractions are close to Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center?
Nearby attractions include Grand 1894 Opera House (4.3 miles), The Bryan Museum (4.1 miles), and Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
What food & drink options are available at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gaido's, The Steakhouse, and Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center?
Many travelers enjoy visiting 1892 Bishop's Palace (4.7 miles), Moody Mansion (3.8 miles), and 1859 Ashton Villa (4.0 miles).