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Rooms and Suites Offered at Moody Gardens Hotel

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

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If you’re looking for family-friendly hotels in Texas, then book your next vacation here at the Moody Gardens Hotel! Our hotel is one of the best places to stay in Galveston, and we have the finest rooms and suites in the area to accommodate our valued guests.

King and Queen Accommodations

Each room is a reflection of the botanical beauty of the Moody Gardens. The interior design of each hotel room combines both style and tropical ambiance to create the best guest room accommodations on the island. Each room provides 500 square feet of space, and a variety of views, such as the Pyramids, Galveston Bay, and marinas.  Choose from rooms with either a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. Expect unbeatable amenities, such as complimentary high-speed Internet, mini fridges, plush bathrobes, lighted vanities, full-length mirrors, extra pillows, and more.

King Jacuzzi Suites

All the great amenities from the king and queen accommodations are a part of the king Jacuzzi suites, but they offer even more. Located on the third floor, these luxury suites feature an expanded living area, a balcony overlooking the Pyramids and Galveston Bay, and of course, a separate Jacuzzi area.

One and Two Bedroom Suites

Looking for even more luxury? Stay in one of our sumptuous one- or two-bedroom suites individually designed with stunning views of Moody Gardens and Galveston. Expansive living and dining areas, wet bars, and complimentary wireless Internet connectivity are all a part of these suites. Choose from a one-bedroom with a king-sized bed and connection parlor, or a two-bedroom suite with a king-sized bed and a room with two queen beds.

Book your next vacation to Galveston with us! While you’re staying in the Moody Gardens Hotel, be sure to check out the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, and other surrounding attractions.

Why Moody Gardens Makes a Great Romantic Getaway

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

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Looking to get away with your significant other? Moody Gardens is the perfect place to visit if you want a memorable romantic getaway.

Moody Gardens Hotel Suites: Our king Jacuzzi suite features an expanded living area, green marble bathroom, balcony overhanging the Pyramids or Galveston Bay, and best of all, a separate Jacuzzi area! What’s more romantic than a luxurious private suite with a large Jacuzzi! Light the candles and enjoy your romantic space.

Shearn’s Restaurant: Shearn’s Restaurant is the most exquisite restaurant in Galveston. Locals come here for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Share a romantic dinner, with fine cuisine prepared by Galveston’s most celebrated chef, Executive Chef Urs Schmid. Dressy casual attire is required, so dress up and expect to have a wonderful evening together.

Spa at Moody Gardens: The Spa at Moody Gardens would love to accommodate your romantic getaway with a little pampering. Indulge in couple’s massages and find time to relax together.  The spa also offers hydrotherapy for couples. Enjoy our Belvedere Hydrotherapy tub with 147 jets designed to detoxify and massage your body.

Galveston Beaches: Galveston offers over thirty miles of beautiful sandy beaches for you and your loved one to enjoy. Spend a day (or more) soaking up the sun, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, and playing in the sand together. There are also plenty of shops and boutiques along the beach on the Seawall, or in Galveston’s famous historic district, The Strand.

Book your romantic getaway with Moody Gardens today! Click here to get started.

Don’t forget to also check out the other attractions at Moody Gardens, such as the Aquarium Pyramid and Rainforest Pyramid, while you’re here. We also provide stellar room service if you decide you want to spend most of your time together in your suite.

Why Special Events are Easy to Plan with Moody Gardens

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Screen Shot 2012-12-21 at 11.51.41 AM Moody Gardens is the perfect place for your upcoming special event because we make the planning convenient and easy! We are here every step of the way to make sure your plans run smoothly and your guests have a memorable experience for all the right reasons. Planning an event with Moody Gardens is easy because of our professional staff, hospitality, and available and versatile space.

 

Professional Staff: Our staff knows the ins and outs of Moody Gardens and has all the answers to your questions about planning an event with us. You will encounter nothing but complete professionalism when working with everyone from the catering department to the Convention Center Director. Our hospitality and client services have earned us a reputation as the premiere meeting, event, and recreational destination. Our staff will attend to your every need, all under one roof.

 

Services: For weddings, our professional staff can handle details such as floral design, entertainment options, and food and beverages! For large events we have state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, seating for over 5,000, and a large, covered parking garage.

 

Available and Versatile Space: We have over 100,000 square feet of available space for your special event. Not only is there tons of space, the space is so versatile you won’t have any problem finding the exact area to fit your needs. You can have a ballroom style expo center, or a more intimate setting for smaller get-togethers. For business events, we offer a fully equipped business center available 24 hours a day. Our staff will handle all the details of creating the perfect space for your special event, whether it’s an intimate dinner, social gathering, or a convention for a few thousand people.

 

Start planning your event online! Get started here.

 

While you’re here for your special event, stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel and check out our popular attractions, such as the Aquarium Pyramid and Rainforest Pyramid.

How Can You Use Moody Gardens Hotel?

Friday, December 21st, 2012

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The Moody Gardens Hotel is more than just a place to rest your head at night! You can use the Moody Gardens hotel for your next corporate meeting, banquet, vacation, party, or even a wedding!

 

Vacation: The Moody Gardens Hotel offers a variety of quality rooms and suites to stay in while on vacation in Galveston. We offer the finest accommodations on the island with each room designed to mirror the botanical beauty outside the window. Many of our 500-square-foot rooms offer extraordinary views of Galveston Bay. On the third floor, you can stay in one of Jacuzzi suites, which provide guests with an extended living area, marble bathroom, and a separate Jacuzzi area with a balcony overlooking the Galveston Bay and Pyramids.

 

Meeting Space: The Moody Gardens Hotel has over 100,000 square feet of available meeting space that can host anything from large banquets to smaller meetings. We have the space to provide you with an intimate dinner or a convention of up to 2,000 people.

 

Parties: If you’re looking to throw an incredible party or host a local event, we have the space and the catering capacity to take care of your party planning needs. With the help of our Catering Department, you can choose your menu and we can help take care of decorations, and even bring in entertainment.

 

Weddings: Let the talented team of Moody Gardens’ professionals take care of every small detail of your wedding, from catering to floral design, and even entertainment options! For outdoor weddings, you can have the beautiful backdrop of The Rooftop Terrace, Palm Beach, or the Botanical Gardens. We also have thousands of square feet of indoor space to create your perfect day.

 

Come take your family weekend getaway to Texas and stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel. While you’re here for a vacation, meeting, or in town for a wedding, don’t miss out on tee time at the Moody Gardens Golf Course, or a relaxing day at the Spa at Moody Gardens.

 

Moody Gardens Offers Fun For the Whole Family

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

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Moody Gardens is the perfect place for an entire family vacation, or even just a daylong adventure. Here at Moody Gardens, every member of your family will find something fun and interesting to entertain them.

 

The Moody Gardens Attractions, from the Aquarium Pyramid to the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, provide enough fun for everyone in the family. Kids will love getting up close with the penguins in the Penguin Encounter! For the adventurous family members, don’t miss out on catching a movie and a ride at the Ridefilm Theater. The technology of the Ridefilm Theater literally makes you feel like you are a part of the action!

 

Parents who are looking for a romantic evening on the water should book reservations for the dinner cruise on Colonel Paddlewheel Boat on the second Saturday of each month! Enjoy a delicious dinner and live entertainment while getting some time alone together. Please make your reservation by the Wednesday before the scheduled dinner cruise at 1-800-582-4673, ex. 4419.

 

The whole family will enjoy one of the most authentic rainforest recreations at the Rainforest Pyramid. The walk-in butterfly exhibit is one of Moody Gardens most beloved features, and enjoyable for family members from one to one hundred. Not only are the Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramids entertaining, they also provide educational opportunities by teaching visitors about the nature that lives within the habitats.

 

When the gang gets hungry, there are plenty of dining options here at Moody Gardens. Choose from The Gardens Restaurant, or in the Moody Gardens Hotel there is The Terrace Restaurant, Shearn’s Restaurant, Lobby Bar, Pool Bar, and Blossom. Don’t forget that your kids can eat free at The Terrace Restaurant when you’re staying at the Moody Gardens Hotel!

 

When Mom and Dad are ready to unwind, don’t miss out on our special deals for the Moody Gardens Golf Course and the Spa at Moody Gardens! We look forward to seeing you and the whole family soon!

 

Use Moody Gardens’ Website to Send a Postcard!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Sending a postcard has never been easier with Moody Gardens’ online postcard service! You can participate in the vacation tradition of sending everyone back home a postcard without the hassle of buying the postcard, writing it, finding a stamp, and then mailing it out! Also, they will instantly receive your message, so you won’t be sending a postcard that gets back home after you do!

 

The Moody Gardens postcard service is also completely FREE, which is way better than a real postcard. Simply click here and start filling out your postcard. All you need is a valid email address, and the receivers email address!

 

You can write a postcard from the whole family, or let each individual family member send their own postcard. There is no limit!

 

Choose from six postcard images that include the Moody Gardens Pyramids, a picture of a hotel room with the pyramids as the view, a picture of the Moody Gardens Hotel, the Spa at Moody Gardens, the Moody Gardens entrance, and the hotel pool! You can send a postcard with each image, talking about your experience at each place.

 

Each postcard allows you to write a brief message, and you don’t have to worry about messing up or running out of space like on regular postcards. Online postcards are the way to go.

 

If you’re looking for family friendly hotels with world-class service and incredible amenities, then look no further than Moody Gardens Hotel. We would love to accommodate you and your family on your next family weekend getaway to Texas, or for a weeklong vacation! You won’t run out of things to do with so many Moody Gardens Attractions to choose from, and with all the places to explore around Galveston. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Shop at Moody Gardens!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Once you’re done exploring all the beauty and entertainment that Moody Gardens has to offer, be sure to take home some great souvenirs. Moody Gardens’ souvenirs and paraphernalia also make fantastic gifts, which is important to keep in mind during the holiday season. Moody Gardens offers a few different shopping options for your retail fix!

 

The Shops at Moody Gardens: There are two different gift shops in Moody Gardens. One can be found in the Aquarium Pyramid and the other one is located in the Visitors’ Center. These shops offer unique and high-quality apparel and souvenirs for visitors to take home with them and remind them of the memories they created at Moody Gardens. Some of the popular items featured in the gift shops include:

  • T-Shirts
  • Souvenirs
  • Tropical plushies
  • Games
  • Educational toys
  • Scientific toys

 

Boutique Le Fluer: This high-quality Moody Gardens Hotel Gift Shop is the perfect place to shop for items that capture the memories of your stay. The shop is located next to the registration lobby and carries a variety of keepsakes for sale. Shop for: eclectic souvenirs; Moody Garden logo items such as sweaters or key chains, jewelry, swimwear, resort fashion apparel, and regional treasures.

 

Shopping Shuttle: Moody Gardens Hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to the Historic Shopping District in Galveston on the weekends. The Shops at Seawall and Strand are the best places to get in a little retail therapy while you stay in Galveston, which we wouldn’t want you to miss out on!

 

If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Texas, then look no further than the Moody Gardens Hotel! Moody Gardens is the perfect place for your next family getaway in Texas. Soak up the sun along the coast of the Gulf, and enjoy the educational entertainment of the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, or Discovery Museum.

Check out Moody Gardens Hotel and Property Amenities

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

At the Moody Gardens Hotel, we believe in providing our guests with a pleasant and memorable stay, which is why we’re the most popular resort in the Galveston area offering world-class service.

 

Hotel Amenities

  • Upscale full-service spa and salon
  • High-speed Internet in all guest rooms
  • Wireless Internet access in hotel Lobby, Shearn’s Lounge, and pool side
  • Indoor lap pool
  • Texas-size pool with swim-up bar
  • Hot tub
  • Sales and catering services
  • Mini-refrigerators
  • In-room safes
  • Plush bathrobes
  • 37” Televisions
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Outdoor jogging track
  • Complimentary business center with high-speed Internet access
  • Child-care services
  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Twice-daily maid service with evening turn-down
  • Complimentary shoe shine
  • Valet parking
  • Self parking
  • Weekday newspaper delivery
  • Voicemail
  • ATM
  • Check cashing
  • Audio/Visual services
  • Mail/Shipping services
  • Florist
  • Boutique Le Fleur hotel gift shop
  • Casablanca’s Apparel
  • Complimentary shuttle to historic strand district shopping (weekends)
  • Kids’ camp (summer)
  • Marina slips (seasonal)

 

Property Amenities

  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access for the business center, North Tower guestrooms, main lobby, and poolside terrace.
  • Business center with access to computers and laptop connectivity located in the lobby across from the Frances Anne Moody Ballroom. Printing, copying, faxing, secretarial services, and shipping services are also available in the business center.
  • Fitness center with a full circuit of Cybex machines, cardio equipment, free weights, and separate women’s and men’s changing rooms with showers, lockers, and saunas. Complimentary weekly yoga classes are available, and the Fitness Center is accessible 24-hours a day with your room key.
  • Jog around our 3/8-mile track with a scenic path along the marina and volleyball courts.
  • Complimentary courtesy shuttle service can take you to and from full service boat slips along the Offat’s Bayou at Palm Beach.
  • Access to our laundry room 24-hours a day on the garage level.
  • Complimentary shuttle service will take you around Moody Gardens, The Cruise Ship Terminal, The Strand Shopping District, and to and from Scholes International Airport.

 

If you’re looking for family friendly hotels in Texas, with great service and amenities, than you’ve found the right place! Moody Gardens and Moody Gardens Hotel is the perfect place for your next vacation destination.

 

Tee Off on the Tropical Golf Course

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Golf with us at Galveston’s premier golf course! The Moody Gardens Golf Course features a $16 million renovation by the renowned golf course architects of Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design. New turf grass, elevations, drainage, irrigation, green complexes, and cart paths were all included in the renovation. The clubhouse also had a full makeover!

 

The playing surfaces are kept in top condition with a new irrigation system and water treatment system. The high quality water makes for a high quality course. Along the 18 holes, golfers will experience lowland native areas, natural wetlands, and over 500 palm trees, creating the famous tropical feel.

 

This first-class public golf course is open seven days a week for local residents and visitors to the island. Not only are the course and clubhouse renovated but other new amenities include a larger driving range, a new golf cart fleet, and a remodeled pro shop. After a nice round of golf, guests can enjoy a meal on The Pelican Grille’s clubhouse patio.

 

The Moody Gardens Golf Course is a great way to spend your vacation by the water without having to worry about the hassles of getting to the beach. You won’t encounter crowded beaches, kids running around, or have to worry about the temperature of the water. Swing your club, feel the cool sea breeze, and enjoy the scenery of the Gulf Coast. Tee time at the Tropical Golf Course is the perfect addition to any vacation.

 

Don’t miss out on our special offer at the Moody Gardens Golf Course. For a limited time you can receive a free cart and bucket of range balls with the purchase of a round of golf! Make your next weekend trip to Moody Gardens, and enjoy a round of golf in Galveston. When you aren’t swinging clubs on the course, take advantage of our special deal at the Spa at Moody Gardens in the Moody Gardens Hotel. When you buy one Swedish massage, you’ll get one free!

Family Friendly Accommodations at Moody Gardens Hotel

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

 

While the Moody Gardens Hotel is known for its spectacular rooms and amenities such as the spa and convention center, it is actually a wonderful place for kids to stay. The Moody Gardens hotel has a ton of activities and perks for the kids. Read on to learn more about our family friendly accommodations.

 

Kids Eat Free: Yep, you read that correctly, free! Everyday, with the purchase of an adult entrée at the Terrace Restaurant, your little one, under the age of 12, gets a free meal! The free meal includes anything off the kid’s menu or buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll have a well-fed family and a well-fed wallet.

 

Pools: The swimming pools are a great time for kids of every age! While parents relax amongst the lush gardens and waterfalls, the children are jumping in the water or grabbing afternoon treats from the poolside snack bar. Summer and holiday time call for special poolside fun such as face-painting clowns or a tropical bounce house. The outdoor Jacuzzi is enjoyable for everyone year around, so no matter what season you visit Moody Gardens Hotel be sure to bring your bathing suit!

 

Kid’s Crew: Kid’s Crew activities will keep your children busy and entertained throughout their visit. The activities include arts and crafts, a bounce house, kite flying, scavenger hunts, karaoke, Wii competitions, movie nights, clown face painting, and more. Kids can also play on the outdoor playground or test their logic skill with the Giant Chess Game. The best part is, all the Kid’s Crew activities are free for hotel guests! Activities are seasonal and change daily, so the fun is always different.

 

The Moody Gardens Hotel is the perfect place if you’re looking for family friendly hotels in Texas. Our family friendly hotel is sure to please every member of your family. Don’t forget to check out the Moody Gardens Attractions, such as the Aquarium Pyramid and the Rainforest Pyramid, while you’re here for more entertainment! We’re also offering a special holiday deal at the spa! Take time to relax while your kids are out having a great time.