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Sycamore Heights
245 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77008 (Greater Heights)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 41 Houston B&B and Inns
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22 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Nice and quiet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here last week for one night sbd our stay was very nice and pleasant.

The room was nicely done and clean. The breakfast was fresh and good.

The house is tastefully decorated and its location is very convenient.

I do recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. The hosts were very accomodating and friendly, and the house was charming and comfortable. We stayed in the West Suite, and the only negative aspects for us were that our restroom was not connected to the room itself, and that there was no television in the bedroom, but instead in the sitting area of the suite. This room would be perfect for a family of four because the sitting room does not have couches, but has two twin sized beds. Some of the things that we especially enjoyed, however, were that there was a small fan in the room that provided white noise for sleeping and a breeze, and the bed was extremely comfortable. There were comfy robes for our use in the closet, and we sat out on the front balcony and shared a bottle of wine as we waited on our taxi (which never came, by the way, so I wouldn't recommend relying on yellow cab in that area). Breakfast was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed the company of the other guests. All in all, we had a great experience here and would certainly stay again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

The people that own the house are very nice. Rooms are large and very clean. Location is in Houston Heights with many shops and eaters. Great location to atay central. You can walk the neighborhood. Great place yo shop antiques because in historical area of Houston.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I tried to book a room at this inn for a holiday weekend. Only after making the reservation did they tell me they wouldn't be honoring their cancelation policy stated on their website. Then a month later, they asked me to cancel my reservation because they received a 'better offer' - another guest willing to stay additional nights vs my reservation. No where on their website was a minimum stay required. Now my husband and I are scrambling to find an alternative. The owners are very short in communications and use poor English or just don't take the time to explain their intentions - I would think twice before staying here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I love B&Bs and have stayed in many over the past 20+ years. My best friend and I stayed in the "Carriage House" of Sycamore Heights for a weekend in mid-July, 2012. I'll start with the positives: 1) The B&B is one short block from W. 19th St., with antique and other "fun" shopping and casual dining options. 2) The back courtyard (between the main house and the "Carriage House") is beautifully landscaped (and, for the most part, well-maintained) with fruit trees, flowering shrubs and vines, water features and towering mature shade trees. 3) The "Carriage House" provides privacy and plenty of room for two guests.

Unfortunately, the negatives outweigh the positives for this property: 1) The "Carriage House" looks like a poorly maintained garage apartment. The main door leading onto the courtyard has unfinished framing, as if the entryway was never completed. Ditto for door at top of stairs leading into the suite. 2) Bathroom has cheapest possible builder-grade fixtures and a cracked and dried out dollar store shower caddy to hold toiletries plus doorknob is about to fall off. 3) No central A/C and when we first arrived most of the interior was uncomfortably warm, esp. the bathroom. Also, A/C unit is in the dining area, not the bedroom. Bathroom was not adequately cool throughout our stay. 4) Much of the "antique" furniture was in desperate need of refinishing. 5) Interior of refrigerator and outside of kitchen trash can were dirty. 6) If you stay in the "Carriage House," you do not have access to the main house except at breakfast. 7) Breakfast, while tasty, was nothing special. 8) The property needs numerous minor and a few major repairs throughout and overall gives the impression of being unfinshed and slightly neglected (and I don't mean that in a romantic "shabby chic" historic house kind of way).

Other things to know: parking is on street and the iron is chained to the ironing board!

Overall, a disappointment and not recommended...

Room Tip: If you have to stay here, choose rooms in the main house and avoid the "Carriage House."
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

For this price you could probably stay in one of the many freeway-side suites, but then you wouldn't have a quiet, pleasant neighbourhood to wake up to, and a delicious breakfast served to your table.

The house itself also makes for a welcome change from the spartan interiors of many hotel rooms; grand old antique furniture everywhere, original wood panelling and big heavy doors. This does make it a little darker inside than your normal fluorescent-drenched interior. At the same time there is free Wifi and decent aircon.

The owners really made our stay, they were very friendly and helpful, and served up a great breakfast. I wish we our stay had been longer. We will certainly return when we are next in Houston.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wylie, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

We stayed for three nights in the apartment over the garage that looked over the garden and it was perfect for us. The furnishings in the apartment aren't antiques like the rooms in the house but everything was comfortable and cozy. The apartment included a kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom and the bed was very comfortable. I especially appreciated how clean everything was. The bathroom looked like it had recently been updated and the tub and floor were sparkling clean. The house itself was very impressive with beautiful bedrooms upstairs. Pat and Sergio were gracious hosts and supplied us with a delicious breakfast each day. Their home is located in the middle of the Heights area in Houston and we were in walking distance of charming shops and antique stores. We are in Houston several times a year and plan on staying here again.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 245 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77008
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston > Greater Heights
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Free Breakfast
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Ranked #8 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Houston
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