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Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

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Why We Love It

  • Hotel at the heart of huge resort with water park, zoo and 3D theater
  • Near the beach with big indoor and outdoor pools 
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking and shuttle bus
  • Multiple on-site dining options including AAA 4-Diamond steakhouse 

"Most guests can find everything they need on-site" -- Oyster.com

Map & Directions

The Scholes International Airport is only two minutes away by car, while Houston is an hour's drive away.

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The Moody Gardens Hotel is at the heart of a sprawling property including a water park, pyramids housing an aquarium and a living rain forest, golf course and 3D theater. In addition to an indoor pool, the hotel has a lagoon pool featuring a swim-up bar, Jacuzzi, adults-only lounge and cabanas. The winding water is surrounded by palm trees and guests can grab poolside snacks and tropical drinks at Blossom’s on the pool deck. Guests can choose between a AAA Four Diamond steakhouse and a café designed as an indoor park for meals, and the lobby bar serves cocktails in an oasis of waterfalls, lush gardens and exotic fish.

Rooms are splashed with bright pastels, mirroring the outside botanical gardens. Spacious rooms have panoramic views of the pyramids and Galveston Bay, one king or two queen size beds and three telephones, including one in the bathroom. Suites stretch up to 900 feet with amenities like gulf view balconies, dual pull-out sofas, Jacuzzis for four and connecting parlors. All accommodations include complimentary Wi-Fi and mini fridges.

The Spa At Moody Gardens offers skin and nail treatments, hair and makeup, and a variety of massages. In the fitness center, guests can utilize a jogging track as well as a lap pool. Free self-parking and shuttle making visiting every corner of the 242-acre resort easy. Located on the end of Galveston, Moody Gardens is close to the beach, Strand historic district, airstrip and cruise ship terminal. 

From the press:
  • "Neither parents nor kids will run out of things to do" -- Gayot
  • "A great choice if you're looking to turn a boring business trip into a quick family getaway" -- U.S. News & World Report



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing rooms. Guests are responsible for providing proof of marriage, if requested by the property.
  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for golf tee times. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15.95 and USD 17.95 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 100.00
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100.00

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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