Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center

Galveston , , Seven Hope Boulevard (Show on Map)
8.4
Very Good


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Summary of reviewsMoody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center is a highly recommended hotel with great amenities and a convenient location near many activities. Guests have enjoyed beautiful views of the bay and have found the hotel to be family-friendly with plenty of activities for kids. The hotel's onsite activities provide plenty to do and the pool and facilities have been described as beautiful. The breakfast experience is great with regularly changing menus and impressive baked goods for sale on the premises. The quality of the food is excellent with no waiting time for great tasting breakfast. The staff is overall friendly and helpful with some exceptions of rudeness. The hotel offers clean, spacious and well-appointed rooms, but could do with some updates and improvements in certain areas. The cleanliness of the hotel is consistently praised with housekeeping services provided twice a day to ensure a beautiful and spotless environment. The parking has received mixed reviews, but the location of the hotel was praised and the walk from the parking area to the elevators was quick. Overall, Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center proved to be a great choice for those looking for a wonderful getaway.
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  Heated Pool    Indoor Pool    Pool Lap Lanes    Outdoor Pool  

Number of pools 2

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Location of the pool: Outdoor pool
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Room Types
King Room - Island View Offering an island view, this air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV, fridge and coffee maker. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

Standard Queen Room with Two Queen Beds This air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV, fridge and coffee maker. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

King Room - Bayou view Offering a bay view, this air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV, fridge and coffee maker. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

Standard King Room This air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV, fridge and coffee maker. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Bayou View Offering a bay view, this air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV, fridge and coffee maker. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Island View Offering an island view, this air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV, fridge and coffee maker. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Pyramid View Offering views of the Rainforest Pyramid, this air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV, fridge and coffee maker. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

King Pyramid View Offering views of the Rainforest Pyramid, this air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV, fridge and coffee maker. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Bayou View - Disability Access The spacious quadruple room offers air conditioning, a tea and coffee maker, as well as a private bathroom boasting a bath and a shower. The quadruple room has carpeted floors, a seating area with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a wardrobe, a safe deposit box, as well as heating. The unit has 2 beds.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Bayou View - Disability Access - W/Roll In Shower Offering free toiletries and bathrobes, this quadruple room includes a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. The spacious air-conditioned quadruple room offers a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, a seating area and a wardrobe. The unit offers 2 beds.

King Room - Island View - Disability Access Offering free toiletries and bathrobes, this double room includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. The spacious air-conditioned double room offers a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, a seating area, a wardrobe as well as city views. The unit has 1 bed.

King Room - Pyramid View - Disability Access Providing free toiletries and bathrobes, this double room includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. The spacious air-conditioned double room provides a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, a seating area, a wardrobe as well as pool views. The unit offers 1 bed.

King Room - Pyramid View - Disability Access W/Roll In Shower Featuring free toiletries and bathrobes, this double room includes a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. The spacious air-conditioned double room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, a seating area, a wardrobe as well as pool views. The unit has 1 bed.

Guest Reviews
8.4
Very Good
Location
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center is a highly recommended hotel due to its great location and amenities. Guests have enjoyed beautiful views of the bay and have found the hotel to be conveniently located near many activities, including Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn. The hotel's onsite activities also provide plenty to do and the pool and facilities have been described as beautiful. Despite limited options for excursions, the hotel offers everything needed for a relaxing stay. The walk from parking to elevators is quick and the location is near the main attraction. While there have been some mosquitoes, guests have still loved the convenience and proximity to nearby events and attractions.

Breakfast
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center offers a great breakfast experience with their regularly changing menu and impressive baked goods for sale on the premises. The quality of the food is excellent with no waiting time for great tasting breakfast. Although the only option for breakfast can have a long wait time, it is worth it for its impressively stellar quality. Unfortunately, breakfast is not included in the rate and can be overpriced at times. However, overall reviews for breakfast at the hotel are positive with guests highly recommending it for its good food and great experience.

Dinner
Guests who have experienced the dinner at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center had mixed reviews. Some commented that the on-site restaurant was exceptional and offered reasonably priced food. The ribeye was one of the standout dishes with guests raving about its fabulous taste. Others, however, found the food on the main floor restaurant to be lacking in quality. Despite the varying opinions, the general consensus was that delicious food was available with great selections and fresh salads being mentioned. Guests did note that the hotel doesn't have enough restaurants with only one on-site restaurant available and that some of the other food options were either not open or only open limited hours. Overall, guests enjoyed their dining experiences at Moody Gardens but wished for more restaurant options.

Rooms
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center is the perfect destination for those seeking a clean, comfortable and family-friendly environment. The hotel's tidy appearance and very high cleanliness standards impressed many guests. The rooms were spacious and comfortable with great views of the bay and the pyramids. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean and well-maintained. However, some guests noted that the hotel was old, showing its age and needed renovations. Some rooms had old and partially dysfunctional air conditioning, resulting in very high humidity and constant loud noise. Additionally, there were occasional reports of unpleasant smells, uncomfortable mattresses and pillows and issues with plumbing and appliances. Overall, Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center offers clean, spacious and well-appointed rooms, but could do with some updates and improvements in certain areas.

Beds
Guests at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center have generally positive opinions about the beds. Many guests describe the beds and pillows as comfortable with some even noting that they were above average. Guests compliment the clean bed sheets and the overall comfort of the room. While a few guests experienced uncomfortable mattresses, some described the beds as amazing. Some guests did note that the beds could be softer, but overall, the majority of guests found the beds to be comfy.

Cleanliness
Guests of Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center consistently praise the cleanliness of the hotel with housekeeping services provided twice a day to ensure a beautiful and spotless environment. The cleaning crew receives positive feedback and the property is kept very clean. However, some guests note that the facilities could use updating and better maintenance. While some guests report dirty carpets and rooms in need of a deep clean, most reviews highlight how clean and spacious the rooms are. The hotel offers plentiful amenities that are also kept very clean, including a well-equipped gym. The beautiful grounds and efficient and thorough housekeeping add to the overall positive experience of staying at this hotel.

Staff
The staff at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center were overall friendly and helpful with some exceptions of rudeness. Many guests especially appreciated the staff's transit assistance, attentiveness and accommodating attitude during tough times. Despite some management issues, the front desk staff and restaurant servers received high praise for their professionalism and friendliness. Some even mentioned outstanding service from specific individuals. However, a few negative reviews mentioned unhelpful or unknowledgeable staff and some complained about early closing times of the pool bar. Despite some areas of improvement, the friendliness and helpfulness of the majority of the staff contributed positively to guests' experiences at the hotel.

Pool
When it comes to the pool at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center, opinions seem to be mixed. Some guests rave about the "fantastic" indoor and outdoor swimming areas while others complain about the "small" size of both. Some also note that the hot tub is "decent size" while others mention that the "one" hot tub for the entire hotel is not enough. Additionally, a few guests report that the outdoor pool was "unreasonably cold" and that the indoor pool room smelled strongly of chlorine.

Despite these complaints, many guests seem to have had an "enjoyable" experience at the pool with several commenting on how much they "loved" it. Families in particular found the pool to be a hit, noting that it was "great for the kids" and that their children "enjoyed" it. Some even mention the presence of a "kid play area" and a "Palm Beach pool" that added to the fun.

The swim-up bar was also a popular feature, though some guests note that it was closed during their stay. Regardless, many appreciated the "bar staff" and the ability to enjoy a drink poolside. Some guests do express frustration at having to go down to the lobby to get pool towels with one guest likening the experience to "staying at some ghetto hotel."

Overall, it seems that the pool area at Moody Gardens hotel has its pros and cons. While some guests had issues with size, temperature and amenities, many appreciated the cleanliness, beauty and overall experience of the pools. It may be worth checking ahead of time to see if the swim-up bar is open and to confirm the temperature of the heated pool, but for the most part, guests seem to have enjoyed their time in the water.

Parking
The parking at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center has received mixed reviews from previous guests. While some found it convenient and easy to access, others had minor issues with the valet parking service or had to pay an added cost for garage access. However, many guests appreciated the option of free self-parking and found the staff to be helpful and friendly. Some minor inconveniences were noted, such as a lack of carts for check-in and check-out and a few complaints about confusing parking arrangements. Overall, the location of the hotel was praised and the walk from the parking area to the elevators was quick.

Family
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center is the perfect family-friendly location for an enjoyable family getaway. The hotel offers a variety of activities for the kids, including plush stuffed animals placed nicely on their bed upon arrival. It's a fabulous location with a beautiful ambience that caters to family and friends of all ages. Guests can spend Christmas at the hotel and enjoy great activities for the family. The hotel is phenomenal for young children, as it offers a range of amenities for them to enjoy. Guests would surely appreciate the great customer service provided by the hotel staff who are always kind and attentive. Although there have been instances when guests were not informed about the snack stands on the hotel premises, it doesn't diminish the overall family-friendly experience at the hotel. However, the hotel could improve their service by providing a microwave in the rooms. The big pool plus bar and outdoor activities for the kids make it an ideal place for families to spend time together. Despite some hiccups, guests love the family-oriented atmosphere at the hotel and plan to visit again.

4 Star
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center is a popular choice among travelers looking for superb accommodations with multiple reviews raving about its exceptional service and top-notch facilities. Guests loved the location, which had plenty of activities for families and everything they needed on site. The property was described as awesome and delightful, offering a great time for all visitors. However, the hotel seems to be on the pricier side and not everyone thought it was worth the cost. Despite that, most reviewers still valued their stay and wanted to come back for another visit with a few expressing their deep love for the property. Overall, Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center proved to be a great choice for those looking for a wonderful getaway.

Outdoor Pool
The outdoor pool at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center received mixed reviews from guests. Some mentioned that the pool was smaller than expected and that it was unheated despite being told otherwise during check-in. However, others raved about the fantastic outdoor pool, describing it as amazing and a highlight of their stay. Unfortunately, some were disappointed that the swim-up bar was closed during their visit. Despite these issues, guests also enjoyed the Palm Beach pool and outside activities for kids. While some guests found the heated pool to be cold, the outdoor pool was praised for its size and amenities.


Yes, Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Heated Pool, Indoor Pool, Pool Lap Lanes, Outdoor Pool. For more information, read the answers to the Pool questionnaire

Yes, a spa is available at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center.

Yes, Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center welcomes dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center.

Yes, Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center has a gym.

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