Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks Receives 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

Award-winning dining in Galveston’s fabulous resort

Visiting Galveston Island is a wonderful adventure in itself. To make it even better, visit Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks for an extraordinary dining experience that you won’t soon forget. Exquisite cuisine, upscale ambience, superlative service—Shearn’s offers all this and so much more. It’s why the restaurant has earned so many accolades, including its most recent award, the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Based on the ratings and reviews of travelers, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence makes it quite clear why diners return to Shearn’s again and again.

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The Shearn’s experience begins the moment you arrive. Step into this restaurant, elegantly ensconced on the ninth floor of Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, and you immediately understand why it’s considered the premier destination for Galveston diners. First, there’s the unparalleled service as you’re greeted, seated and served. Then the array of delectable fare is truly mouth-watering, including such hors d’ oeuvres as sesame-encrusted ahi tuna, grilled baby Portobello mushrooms and gruyere tart with micro herb salad, among other delicious selections. Meanwhile, with the variety of entrees, from incomparable steaks to daily fresh seafood to vegetarian plates that include grilled vegetables, baked potato gnocchi or Pappardelle pasta, it’s no wonder that Executive Chef Urs Schmid has gained such renown.

After all, when you find a restaurant that has equal appeal for locals and vacationers alike, you know you’ve found something out of the ordinary. That’s Shearn’s. Yet, with all its posh atmosphere, Shearn’s is as perfect a setting for a romantic dinner as for a family celebration.

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Whether you’re vacationing at Moody Gardens or just here for an evening of fine dining, it’s easy to see that Shearn’s fits perfectly in the overall setting of the resort. Tropically landscaped on 242 lush acres, Moody Gardens has something to offer every family member. Championship golf, a heated pool with a swim-up bar and Kids Crew are among the many activities. Add to them a ropes course, zip lining and Paddlewheel Boat to round out the outdoor fun. The indoor attractions include three pyramids—Aquarium, Discovery and Rainforest—of themed entertainment. There’s always something to do!

If you enjoy fine dining as part of a great family vacation, Shearn’s is the perfect place. When you’re heading to Galveston, give us a call for reservations or details. At Shearn’s, we look forward to serving you.

And the 2014 Pinnacle Award Goes to…Moody Gardens Hotel!

Galveston Resort Hotel is honored for being a top business meeting destination

Successful Meetings Magazine gives out Pinnacle Awards on an annual basis to hotels, meeting places and conference centers that showcase the very best in service and amenities. The 2014 award winners were recently announced, and the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center was honored with our fifth Pinnacle Award for providing a high-quality destination for events and meetings. We’re pleased to be recognized for our commitment to our business guests, and we’re looking forward to having the opportunity to compete for our sixth Pinnacle Award next year.

What Exactly Is a Pinnacle Award?

A wide variety of industries utilize a Pinnacle Award to honor people and organizations that have achieved the highest level of quality and success. For example, the Country Music Awards has handed out two Pinnacle Awards during the last nine years to artists who have made a long-lasting contribution to the musical genre. Although Successful Meetings Magazine gives out Pinnacle Awards every year, they’re still extremely limited in quantity, and this means that only the very best in each category will earn the right to call themselves a Pinnacle Award winner.

What Sets Moody Gardens Apart?

Moody Gardens caters to business meetings, events and non-business guests, and our attractive facility is located within 242 lush tropical acres. We’re well equipped to handle the needs of a wide variety of companies and industries due to our combined meeting and convention space of 103,000 square feet. Your attendees will be able to stay on-site for the duration of your meetings or convention due to our luxuriously appointed 428 guest rooms, and we have 18 hospitality and junior suites to help meet everyone’s needs. When you combine these factors with our dedicated customer service and top-notch amenities, it’s no wonder that Successful Business Magazine has selected our establishment for five Pinnacle Awards to date.

What Amenities Can I Expect?

Whether you choose to stay at Moody Gardens for business, pleasure or a combination of the two, you’ll have access to a heated tropical pool, multiple dining options, a full-service spa, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, 24-hour room service, an activity room with billiards, and the Moody Gardens Golf Course. Our property also contains several on-site attractions such as a zip-line, and we offer a complimentary shuttle service to make it easy to explore the Strand Historic District and the beach.

Are you interested in receiving more information about hosting a meeting or convention at a resort hotel in the Galveston area? Contact us today at (888) 388-8484 to discuss your options.

Join Us in the Garden Chatter Coming This Summer 2014

Summer fun in a garden resort

This summer, if you’re looking for a resort where every member of the family will have an equally great time, Galveston Island may well be the place for you. Gorgeously landscaped and peacefully situated, Moody Gardens offers everything to make your family vacation a spectacular one. You’ll have plenty to do and enjoy even if all you want to do is lie in the sun.

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Once you’ve experienced the dining, accommodations and entertainment at Moody Gardens Hotel, you’ll understand why it’s such a popular destination on Galveston Island. For outdoor enthusiasts, the myriad onsite activities are the draw. On 242 lushly landscaped acres, championship golf is a major attraction. If golf is not your idea of a good time, perhaps the exhilaration of a ropes course is. With two separate courses, one for adults and another for children, the whole family can enjoy this challenge to your endurance and agility. Or zip lining may be more your style, injecting an element of adventure into your vacation as you soar through the air and enjoy a panoramic view of the island. Of course, no summer vacation is complete without some time in the water. Whether it’s an excursion on the Paddlewheel Boat or a trip to the beach, the refreshing ambiance of the water beckons to everyone.

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Package deals can make your time at Moody Gardens extra special. If you want to experience all the attractions, try our Explore Moody Gardens package with two-day passes to all the onsite attractions, complimentary weekend yoga and valet parking for a night. Or, for couples, the Romantic Escape package includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries along with room service or a buffet breakfast amid the alfresco ambiance of the Café in the Park. Another great way to relax is to opt for the Spa package, which offers a full Swedish massage and hydrotherapy bath or sauna. If you’re looking for something a little more active, the Stay and Play package offers everything to augment your golfing, from a round of golf at the Moody Gardens to a golf cart and bucket of range balls. Naturally, each package includes a guest room that provides luxurious comfort along with wonderful coastal charm.

Spending carefree time together as a family is one of the best parts of summer. If you’re considering Galveston for your next vacation, let Moody Gardens be your choice. Making your family vacation exactly what you dreamed of is our specialty.