My friend and I felt confident about selecting this hotel for our trip, especially after reading all the TripAdvisor reviews. However, when we entered our room, we did not find the quality to match the glowing reviews. The bathroom desperately needed attention, the "wood" flooring between the bathroom and shower area suffered from perhaps a water leak (it lifted and bubbled from the sub-floor).
After spending a day on the road, we looked forward to a good, hot shower. The lack of decent water pressure from the shower made it next to impossible to get sufficiently clean. Worst was the awful stain I discovered on a bath towel only after I had used it. Needless to say, I felt no cleaner after the shower than before it.
Why didn't we inform the staff about our less-than-stellar stay? My friend and I were so road-weary from a long day of driving, we had no energy left. And, when we left the next morning, we went to the office to checkout only to find the door locked.
We did not feel this to be a safe area, contrary to other reviews. The hotel is located on a busy street with inadequate lighting in the parking lot. I almost fell in the parking lot in the pouring rain because I could not see the hole in the lot.
Yes, you get what you pay for, and had it not been for all the wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor, I would have had lower expectations and would have booked somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Houston Medical Center Lodging.CareFree Inn is the best kept secret in Houston, TX. Our staff and service is top of the line and we offer comfortable and affordable accommodations. Our hotel is uniquely designed to embody an exotic place with a magical concept that represents the State of Texas. CareFree Inn is one of the leading hotels near Reliant Stadium and offers a family rate, group booking rate, government rate, Corp rate, student rate, AAA rate, AARP rate and TMC Texas Medical Center rate.Medical Patient Rate Hotels.When seeking accommodations near the Houston Medical Center, CareFree Inn provides recovering guests with a number of valuable amenities and services not found at many hotels. In addition to comfortable accommodations featuring a full continental breakfast, our guests will find they have access to a number of shopping and recreational opportunities. CareFree Inn is central to Reliant Stadium, shopping, dining and entertainment in Houston, TX.Houston Medical Center Lodging.Whether traveling to Houston, TX for business, medical treatment or vacation, CareFree Inn offers a friendly team of employees who make certain our guests have an enjoyable visit. As one of the leading Houston Medical Center hotels, our pledge is to provide customers with comfortable and affordable lodging. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carefree Inn Medical Hotel Houston
- Carefree Hotel Houston