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Athens Hotel Suites

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1308 Clay St, Houston, TX 77002 (Formerly Rainbow Inn) (Downtown)
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Ranked #253 of 447 hotels in Houston
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
RichardMarkel Sacramento, California
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the excellent rates I was at first concerned. But that went away soon after I checked in. I arrived late and was concerned my room would have been given away. It was not, was well greeted. Asked if I needed anything. The lobby, hallway and room were fresh smelling and clean. The kitchenette was well great. The connection to... More

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rainbow23, Front Office Manager at Athens Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Hi Mr. Markel, First of all, thank you for your business! I'm glad we met and exceeded your expectations on your stay here. I hope you will keep us in mind the next time you come our way. If there is anything we can be of assistance with, please do not hesitate to ask. Best Regards, Bill Anderson Assistant GM... More

Sierra Vista, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel should be put of limits to humans. The hotel had the smell of urine. The pictures online of the hotel looks nothing like the inside of the hotel. I tried to take pictures and was asked to leave the hotel.

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rainbow23, Manager at Athens Hotel Suites, responded to this review

This customer came in and from the beginning was not happy about the hotel. She was mad that the parking was too far away, that we didn't have and elevator, etc. etc. etc. She also had a reservation booked through a booking company that had a non cancellation policy. When we told her that we could not refund the money... More

Delhi
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights during the CERAWEEK 2014. Clean rooms, very friendly front desk staff. In the middle of downtown, next to Toyota center. Fairly nondescript, not easily traceable. My friend had to drive around 3 times before calling them and being guided. Room has a kichenette with cutleries. However the hotel has a dingy feeling with dirty carpets... More

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rainbow23, Manager at Athens Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Hi regular_trav, Thank you for your review. First of all thank you for your business and let me apologize for the carpets in the hall. We try to deep clean the carpets frequently to keep everything fresh but sometimes the weather plays havoc with that. After even a light rain, mud on shoes tends to be a problem and though... More

Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

have stayed here several nights and it has a real family feel to it. the front desk folks treat you like family and are very accommodating. the rooms are clean and the price is good for being right down town.

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rainbow23, Owner at Athens Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad we made you feel at home. We want every guest to feel that way and we work really hard to provide the comforts of home. Our guests are part of our family and we always want to respond to any concerns with a sense of urgency and compassion. Thanks again for... More

Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I LOVE this place! Been here on an extended stay and it's perfect for me. The price is great, it's pet friendly (which my bird loves!) and has a convenient breakfast (but you'll have to heat it yourself if you want it hot). Rooms include kitchenettes with a small set of cook/bakeware. The views on Clay street are beautiful. All... More

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rainbow23, Manager at Athens Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your response. Although I am open to listening to comments good or bad, it always is a pleasure to hear when we do something right. We have a tiny staff compared to "the big boys" but we work extra hard to provide a clean safe environment for a reasonable price near to most of the major... More

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

I am a native Houstonian. I love my city and the many, many great things it has to offer. I booked a stay to celebrate my anniversary and got a nightmare. Room was smelly, damp and very small. There is no elevator. The ice machine was a set of trays in fridge. Cable television list was misrepresented. The "continental" breakfast... More

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rainbow23, Manager at Athens Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Hello, First of all, thank you for your response. I'm sorry your stay wasn't up to your expectations. As the assistant general manager, It always upsets me personally if we fail to satisfy our customers as an unhappy customer leads to a lost customer. I hope you will give us another chance in the future and if you would ever... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We were traveling through Houston when my husband required emergency services and was in ICU for 2 weeks. The hospital discharged him earlier than expect with just $8 in his pocket in a city he had never been in before. I made the arrangements over the phone not knowing what to expect. Athen's Hotel picked him from the hospital and... More

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rainbow23, Manager at Athens Hotel Suites, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for the kind review. I was the person who picked up your husband from the hospital and got him to his room and to the train station the next day and it was an honor to help you out in your time of need. I believe it's personal touches like that which separate us from... More

Turin, Italy
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I spent a lot of time before leaving to Houston searching for a good hotel. I was looking for something which was close to shops and restaurants and not so expensive. When I found Athens Hotel Suites , I thought it was my lucky day! Of course, I knew that for that price I couldn’t expect something luxurious, but the... More

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rainbow23, Front Office Manager at Athens Hotel Suites, responded to this review

First of all I'm sorry your stay didn't meet your expectations but frankly your review is unfair. You claim that room service was hit and miss but most of the misses was attributed to the fact you didn't want to be disturbed. When that occurs, housekeeping is instructed to do just that. We always tried to service when you were... More

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Made reservations for 2 rooms and then cancelled them after we stopped by the hotel 1 month before our trip just to check it out due to other bad reviews - the prostitute in lobby asked if I was her date for the night - UM NO! We cancelled our rooms well in advance and got charged for 1 room... More

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rainbow23, Manager at Athens Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for the review. I'm sorry we didn't live up to your standards but to accuse us of being crooks is misleading. Yes there was a discrepancy, and a mistake on our end with the billing but we did take care of it immediately and everything has been rectified to that end. The bottom line is we're... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I came to Houston to see some old friends I hadn't seen in years and after researching hotels, decided to stay here based on proximity to downtown attractions and the rates. First of all the building is an older building, possibly 40's or 50's but the interior looks completely new and well kept. The room was spacious and the full... More

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rainbow23, Manager at Athens Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Hi sir thank you for the great review. We very happy to hear we made your stay here comfortable and look forward to seeing you again soon. Go Manchester! Best Regards, Bill Anderson Assistant General Manager Athens Hotel & Suites 713-739-1960 bill@athenshotelsuites.com More

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Also Known As:
Athens Hotel
Athens Hotel Houston
Address: 1308 Clay St, Houston, TX 77002 (Formerly Rainbow Inn)
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston > Downtown
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #253 of 447 hotels in Houston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Athens Hotel Suites 2.5*
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