Please help us congratulate our GHLA Manager of the Year, John Sinegal! We’re so honored to have him on our team.

We’re so excited to congratulate The Galveston Hotel & Lodging Association’s  Manager of the Year, our John Sinegal.
 
John has been with us for more than 30 years now.
 
He is a man of excellence and dedication, a wonderful leader.
“Big John has always been a good leader, and is always willing to get the job done,” says our General Manager Leon Garrison.
Please join us in congratulating him on this prestigious achievement!

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Let’s include the whole family this year!

When you think of New Year’s Eve, most people imagine ball gowns, champagne, and a countdown.

If you’re a family, the list usually includes a babysitter.

This year, we’re changing that.


New Year’s Eve is an important night. We’re giving families the opportunity to celebrate it together.

With games, amazing food, and activities for the whole family, it’s a NYE Palooza to remember.

From the time you arrive, we’ll have a full day of fun lined up for your family.

Ice Land, all the pyramid attractions, and even a firework show at Palm Beach!


And of course, it ends with an early countdown and hundreds of balloons falling from the ceiling.

It’ll be a night of celebrating 2018, and looking forward to 2019, together.

Looking for a beach near the resort when Palm Beach is out of season? We’ve got you covered! Here’s our Beachside Top Ten:

Beach vibes, anyone?
 
When Palm Beach isn’t open for the season, you need a second option.
 
That’s why we put together this list! These are a few of our favorite spots for a walk along the shore.
 
Don’t see your favorite on the list? Send it our way!
Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
East Beach 1923 Boddeker Drive Galveston, TX (409)797-5111 9.29
Porretto Beach Seawall Boulevard Galveston, TX 3.51
Beach Pocket Park 1 11102 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd, Galveston, TX 77554 (409)740-0390 3.74
Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550 (409)797-5189 6.08
Beach Pocket Park 2 11745 San Luis Pass Road, Galveston, TX (409)740-0390 4.93
Beach Pocket Park 3 San Luis Pass Road, Galveston, TX 15.62
Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005, Galveston, TX 77554 (409)737-1222 9.25
Dellanera RV Park 10901 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd Galveston, TX 77554 (409)797-5102 3.28
Seawall Urban Park Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX (409)797-5000 3.51

We followed our Executive Chef to Katie’s Seafood… Watch the video to hear the new announcement today!

We’re Partnering with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch®; Committing to Serve Only Ocean-Friendly Seafood Today

“The last thing we want to do is over-fish,” says Hotel General Manager Leon Garrison. “That’s why we’re making this important change.”

Posted by Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center on Monday, December 10, 2018

Moody Garden staff says goodbye to our long-time staff member who’s battling cancer. She inspires us all.

Hug, tears and sweet goodbyes.

That was the atmosphere at the goodbye party for Ms.  Joann Trahan.

Joann is battling stage-four cancer, and she’s decided it’s time to step down from her position.

The Viewfinders Terrace sparkled with pinks and golds as hotel staff gathered around.

“Make sure you don’t forget us,” said Hotel General Manager Leon Garrison. “Come back any time.”

Joann began her journey with Moody Gardens in 1997, starting as a banquet server. Now, she’s retiring in a management position.

“If it was up to me I would be here forever, walking out on a cane,” she said.

Joann told the story of how everything changed for her during Hurricane Ike.

“That was when I realized the Moody family’s commitment to their employees,” she said. “The people that worked here did not have to worry about a place to live. They put everyone up. I said then I would never leave this place of employment. I was going to stay here and retire here. They would come and sit and eat in the dark with us. We were one big family. They could’ve left us… not given a hoot. But they stayed here with us.”

She encouraged her co-workers to stay committed to the hospitality industry.

“It’s not easy. Long hours. Clients out of control. But don’t give up.”

Her friends and family stood by her side as she gave her goodbye speech.

“I’ve learned to accept whatever God puts in my path. For me, that’s leaving here. But my heart is full. I’m content.”

Joann’s presence and encouraging spirit will be dearly missed at our hotel.

Up for a world-class pool party? Our pool now ranks top 2% in the world!

Heated pool party, anyone?
 
We’re excited to announce that we now rank top 2% in the World for hotel pools by Travelmyth.
 
We actually have two pools on property. Here are some of their amenities:
 
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot tub
  • Pool bar
  • Swim up bar
  • Lifesaving equipment
  • Waterfall
Around the pool, we also offer:
  • Cabanas
  • Umbrellas
  • Towels
  • Shop selling swimsuits, goggles etc.
  • Spa facilities
  • Sauna
  • Restrooms
All our pools have accessibility for people with disabilities.
 
We also have a lazy river and water park access.
 
Here’s what one travel blogger had to say:
 
See for yourself! Book your stay today!