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" --
Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
"One of my favorite places to stay in Galveston. Clean and fun hotel with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Lots of stuff to do."
29. Oct 2018
Amarillo, TX, USA


Map & Directions

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

Rooms & Rates

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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



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • 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
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM
  • Complimentary shoe shine service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Extra bed available upon request: free of charge.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Children 12 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

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: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $20.00 (subject to tax), per day with in and out privileges. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center, Galveston (TX) (part of Gal-Tex Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
One of my favorite places to stay in Galveston. Clean and fun hotel with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Lots of stuff to do.
Other Comments
My only complaint was that I had to check out early (5am) on Sunday and needed to change my form of payment. I had to wait at the desk for 20 minutes and there was not a staff member to help me. I was almost late getting to my flight in Houston. Otherwise great place to stay!
Amber 29. Oct 2018 Amarillo, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful room.
Other Comments
They charge too much for the pyramids and other attractions on property.
Hyman 28. Sep 2018 Clermont, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location to Palm Beach and other attractions; pool; Kids Crew activities
Mingma 29. May 2018 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful room with an unparalleled view and the expansive swimming pool.
Other Comments
We were treated very graciously by a very polite young man named Beau at check-in. He allowed us to check in early and even upgraded our room!
Kay 27. Apr 2018 Boerne, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel and wonderful service!
Melissa 24. Apr 2018 Huntsville, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The 9th floor bar has a great view of the facility and, during good weather, the sunset. The Pyramids had lots to offer the children to keep them interested for hours.
Other Comments
As grandparents trying to make a memory for a 5 year old, this was a great choice for getting out of our home in Houston. We rode the paddlewheel boat, went to all 3 pyramid exhibits and saw 2 3 D movies on our package through TravelZoo. Including our $40 "get away" for an hour at the bar while baths were taken, $350 for room and 2 day passes for 4 was a great deal !
Linda 06. Apr 2018 Pasadena, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was amazing, the rooms were spotless and comfortable, the rainforest pyramid was incredible!
Stacy 03. Apr 2018 Round Rock, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The attractions at the Garden.
Other Comments
Our room was perfect.
kenneth 28. Mar 2018 San Antonio, TX, USA
Other Comments
Reasonably priced food
Lucretia 09. Mar 2018 Sugar Land, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Ticket package
Other Comments
Nice family visit
Joe 27. Feb 2018 Spring, TX, USA

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