Well located for after-work activity (Galleria Mall within sight of the hotel), lots of all sorts of retail (restaurants, CVS and Walgreens nearby), Freeway access right outside.
You are welcomed by an auto-emit fragrance (non-stop), lobby got all sorts of weird chairs, couches. Bar/restaurant nothing special ... friendly staff.
Check-in was quick ... housekeeping did not get to my room till 2:30pm both saturday and sunday.
The bed mattress is situated in a wood box set-up -- took one inch of skin off my shin ! Dangerous corners on this box thing.
Bathroom -- nothing special.
Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to any location within a 3-mile radius (which is adequate to get to the Galleria, and a freestanding Starbucks). Driver requests a tip by displaying a $5 bill on the dashboard !! (it is still cheaper than UBER or a taxi).
Free wi-fi too.
So all in all -- it's got all you need for a business trip -- but with all the other branded hotels nearby, somehow I feel not to come back here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- EXPERIENCE A NEW KIND OF SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY - ONE WHERE UNPARALLELED SERVICE AND DESIGNER AMENITIES ALLOW YOU TO APPRECIATE BEING IN THE MOMENT AND IN THE LOOP. Named for Houston's black gold roots, a play on the "derrick" drilling rig, Hotel Derek's bold styled guestrooms and suites are overflowing with modern details and stylish comforts inspired by fashionably chic Texas decor. Photography by world-renowned Arthur Meyerson adorns our public areas and guestrooms, capturing the spirit of Texas wildcatters; while everything from our black granite lobby floors to bold textiles and colors pays homage to our city's rich heritage in the oil industry. ... more less
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