This place is truly a mixed bag. The good: Old building renovated to contemporary standards with modern conveniences. Feels European. Smaller hotel which many folks prefer. Great beds, good room decor, individual temp controls, nice bathroom, great bed and linens, other amenities.
Bad news: Sketchy neighborhood, but much of Houston is sketchy. The staff is out to lunch much the time. I asked 4 times for a deposit receipt...could not get. My colleague walked in room, no towels. Other colleague: Room all spiffed up but pile of dirty towels in room. Keurig coffee maker but no coffee pods. Other issue is rooms and halls have deferred maintenance like broken glass on picture in room, or light fixtures in common areas need replacing. One thing I did not like was mandatory valet park at $28 per night. There is no other alternative. My new car was delivered to me with a 3' scrape on driver door. No way to prove it but..................
So, if you want comfy small Europe style hotel and don't have a car : recommendable. Just be ready for a few quirky things. (There is a courtesy car that can drive you anyplace in the area for
- Also Known As:
- Alden-Houston Hotel
- Alden-Houston Hotel Houston
- Houston Alden Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sam Houston Hotel, first opened in 1924, has completed a complete renovation in the Spring of 2013. A perfect mixture of contemporary design and Texas culture, The Sam meets all of your business or leisure needs. Each of The Sam's spacious rooms come equipped with the latest conveniences, such as LED TVs, WiFi with up to 20mb of bandwidth, and Keurig coffee makers. Our hotel is ideally located downtown in the central business district, walking distance to all major event venues, restaurants/bars, and the Metro light rail. A truly Houston boutique hotel, the new Sam Houston Hotel is one-of-a-kind. ... more less
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