There were absolutely now surprises. I checked in very late after a long day of traveling and my room was still available even though all of Houston was booked. The check in clerk greeted me with a smile and a much needed bottle of water. The process took only minutes. The room smelled of fresh linens, as always at Hampton. Everything was clean and worked as it should from the elevator to the TV to the plumbing. Ahhh, and the Hampton bedding! I checked out early in the morning after a quick complimentary hot breakfast and was on my way. I can always count on Hampton Inns to let me rest and refuel without any unnecessary drama.