Headquarter Hotel

Our headquarter hotel this year is the beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island. The Moody Gardens Hotel offers the finest in Galveston lodging accommodations on the island.  Tastefully appointed interior design combines style with a bright tropical ambiance as each room mirrors the botanical beauty of Moody Gardens.

All of the spacious 500 square foot guestrooms feature a variety of panoramic views of the Pyramids, Galveston Bay, marinas and the residential communities of Galveston.  Indulgent amenities like plush bathrobes, lighted vanities, full length mirrors, extra pillows and nightly turndown service compliment the hi-tech appointments which include two-line telephones, wireless internet, in-room safes.  Guestrooms are appointed with either one king size bed or two queen size beds.  Guestrooms have complimentary WiFi and mini refrigerators. The room rate also covers admission to Palm Beach at the Moody Garden entertainment complex.

Room Rates and Reservations

The conference guestroom rate is $134 for singles, doubles, triples and quads. These rates are good August 16 through August 26, based on availability.

  • The hotel is 100% non-smoking. No smoking is permitted except for designated outdoor smoking areas. Smoking in nonsmoking rooms can originate deep cleaning charges starting at $300.

  • A deposit equal to one night's stay is required to hold each room. Guarantee is by credit card.

  • If you need to cancel the room, you must do so no later than 48 hours prior to the reservation date in order to get a refund and/or to avoid having one room night charged to your card.

  • Check in is 4:00; checkout is noon.

  • Moody Gardens Hotel does not accommodate pets however, service animals are welcome; please contact hotel prior to your arrival if your service animal will be joining you. 

  • Cut-off date for the conference rate is July 26, 2018

For Reservations Made over the Telephone

Please call the toll free reservations number   888-388-8484 any time between 6am and 12am seven days a week.  In order to get the special $134.00 rate the caller must ask for the Tx Housing Assn.  Block. 

For Reservations Made Online  Code : TXHOUSING2018

Direct Link: Click link and Choose your dates you want to attend, and continue your booking process.


  • Free self parking is available in the adjacent outdoor hotel parking lots as well as the parking garage if you are staying in the hotel (you use your room key for entrance)
  • Hotel Valet Parking is $20/day for overnight guests

Returning Extra Rooms

Before you cancel unneeded rooms, please contact the THA office to see if another PHA needs extra rooms. 

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Overflow Hotels and Lodging Alternatives

If you are late and the block is full, here are your options

1.  We can put you on a waiting list for any canceled rooms at Moody Gardens.  HOWEVER, we recommend you reserve a backup somewhere else in case nothing frees up.

If you have a room at Moody and have to cancel it, please let us know so that we may assign it to someone on the wait list.

2.  We have courtesy overflow blocks at the following properties, which are from 1.7 to 2.4 miles from Moody Gardens (see map)

Courtyard by Marriott
9550 Seawall Blvd.
cutoff:  July 30

TownePlace Suites
9540 Seawall Boulevard
$129 (Incl. breakfast)
cutoff:  July 30

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
8628 Seawall Blvd
$119.75 (incl breakfast)
cutoff:  July 30

3.  If you need to keep your costs even lower, here are a couple of more economical properties that are near
(we cannot guarantee the quality)

Days Inn by Wyndham
8712 Seawall Blvd

Inn at the Water Park
2525 Jones Dr