Stayed here for a Rockets game since it is a block away from the Toyota Center. Location is great since it is within walking distance to the convention center, Minute Maid Park, and across the street from Discovery Green. Modern decor throughout is great making it feel like a boutique hotel. Lots of room with two comfy queen beds, wet bar with fridge, and living room with table and pull out couch. Value is amazing with free buffet breakfast that had everything you would want from cooked to order pancakes and omelettes to oatmeal and fresh fruit. Free happy hour with open bar, egg rolls, cheese, crackers, etc. plus free in-room wifi (strong), all terrific.
Please note that the nearby shopping is closed on Sundays, but we found the Grove restaurant overlooking Discovery Green serving a lovely brunch. Guadalajara behind the House of Blues was good for dinner and seemed to be open most times. As a previous reviewer wrote, downtown seems quiet no matter what day it is. Similar to other downtowns in a warmer climate, a few homeless wandering around the area.
Guests for Saturday night were some families and younger people dressed for a night out. Concerned about impending noise but was relieved when there wasn't any. Mainly business travelers during the week (glad to be at happy hour from what I can see).
Suggestions include adding at least two towel bars to the bathrooms. Right now there is only one hook and you cannot air towels after use for them to be reused in support of the green concept encouraged by the hotel. I ended up draping towels over the little drawers that were in the vanity and the shower rod to air them out. Sliding bathroom door would not close all the way and had to use towel to keep it shut. Not great for privacy. Housekeeping seems to come late in the day even after I called to request service (and I leave tips), so it would be good to help them prioritize the rooms for cleaning. Elevators had a musky, wet dog smell at times (the pool? but not sure). Probably should investigate the source.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We're an all-suite, urban high-rise hotel overlooking Discovery Green and adjacent to the Houston Rockets' Toyota Center. The hotel is conveniently just steps away from the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston Astros’ Minute Maid Park and the Houston Pavilions shopping and entertainment complex.We offer free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi and free evening cocktails at our nightly reception with your stay. ... more less
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