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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 #269 of 451 hotels in Houston
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  • 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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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived late - very odd chap at desk - talked to himself couldn't find reservation - then wanted my credit card if though I had pre paid because hotel.com who I booked through sometimes ripped them off?!? He wanted to make sure I had paid the right price - you would think if I had already paid then they would... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved the staff, very friendly! Cheap prices and the hotel is at a very good location in downtown! Good memories are always calling me back! We will be back real soon I'm sure! Wifi was strong as well! Toyota center just next corner if you going for a concert or an NBA game!

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San Francisco, California
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62 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night on a cross country road trip and was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The place is a fraction of the price of the surrounding hotels and we had a spacious room with full kitchen. The backseat of our car was full of luggage and the owner moved his company van out of the secured parking... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed there only because a friend would also be staying there' we checked in and no one was in the front, called the hotel lobby, no one would answer. It was only until a guest came down and got a housekeeper to come check us in, they gave us a key and said once the owner or front desk... More

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New Jersey
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6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's hard to imagine this hotel in Downtown Houston, but it exists, it's real!..I stayed for a few hours 'cause I wanted to catch and Astros game so I tried to save bucks in Downtown...Once I got there i found a big sign " For lease" so I thought the Hotel was closed but it is open, what happens is... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Do not stay here unless you have had a very recent tetanus shot or you are a biologist collecting samples! I booked 2 nights for a traveling employee after talking to the manager and being reassured that the rooms would be clean - as I was nervous after reading the previous reviews. After (1) night, where he had to sleep... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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

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16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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Address: 1308 Clay St, Houston, TX 77002 (Formerly Rainbow Inn)
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Athens Hotel Suites 2.5*
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