Moody Gardens Hotel
Seaside serenity amid three glass pyramids featuring an aquarium, a rainforest and interactive exhibits.
The Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is considered the centerpiece of a 242-acre tourist attraction (and convention draw) known as Moody Gardens, located on Galveston Island southeast of Houston. Surrounded by tropical gardens, the property's three pyramids house an aquarium, rainforest and scientific discoveries. The hotel itself mirrors its unique surroundings, starting with the impressive two-story lobby, featuring one wall made entirely of glass and a staircase that lazily spirals along three walls. Neither parents nor kids will run out of things to do, from the pyramids to the Ridefilm Theater to the six-story IMAX 3D Theater. Guest rooms measure in at a spacious, 500 square feet. Panoramic views, bathrobes and three telephones, including one in the bathroom, are just a few of the amenities that put this hotel on par with above-the-line establishments. Business extras include desks with PC modem connections. VIP rooms offer mini-bars, and King Jacuzzi Suites feature four-seat Jacuzzi areas separated from the rest of the room by glass walls. Converted from a municipal course, the Moody Gardens golf course was enhanced with a $16 million renovation.