My family of 4 travels quite often and always stays in the same room together. We prefer 'suite' types of rooms for the added space and convenience of refrigerators and microwaves for the kids snacks. Everything about this hotel and stay was, by far, better than all others of this same type and quality.
The lobby has a sort of mini-mart with sweet and salty snacks, a nice variety of drinks including alcohol, and a decent selection of microwavable pasta and noodle meals. There was even a small selection of ice cream and cookies for those late night treats for the kids.
The lobby is quiet and welcoming. We sat here a few times while waiting for my husband to finish up work issues, and it was lovely each time. Their use of the curtains gives a sense of privacy.
There is a sports bar in the lobby that is open from 4:30-10 and the prices were incredibly reasonable. A nice perk for sure.
The breakfast bar was always perfectly clean and well stocked with tons of selections. Waffles, pastries, breads, bagels, variety of cereals, variety of yogurts, oatmeal with a variety of toppings, juices, and a well stocked coffee bar. Would have liked for the breakfast to go until at least 9:30...it ends at 9:00.
The pool was a blast. There is a mini splash park that the kids can simply turn the knob to start on their own. The hot tub was incredibly large and the pool was a great size. Plenty of room for the kids to play and still have space for other adults to relax. The bar would even fix you a 'grown-up' drink in a plastic cup so you could go out to the pool area and relax while the kids played. Kids happily playing in the pool and splash zone - free...Parents getting to relax at the same time - Priceless! The pool area is right next to the interstate, but after 5 or so minutes, we didn't notice the wooshing of the cars so much.
We had a suite on the 4th (and top) floor away from the interstate and couldn't hear anything. Incredibly peaceful and saw some beautiful sunsets from our vantage point.
There is a large step in closet with a large shelf along the top. We simply asked for more hangers and our family of 4 had plenty of storage space for all our things in the drawers and closet.
If there is something to complain about, it would be the bathroom. The hotel needs to install towel racks in the bathroom. There was only a small round hook which didn't allow for our family of 4 to hang our towels to dry each day. Can't do eco-friendly very well with wet towels in a humid environment without a place to dry them. We simply asked for dry towels each day and the staff was quick to respond and happy to do so. Also, the lighting in the bathroom is pretty low. I simply stepped out of the bathroom and used the natural light from the window to get dressed each day, which worked well anyway so someone else could use the shower. One last item...it would be nice to have some sort of ability to lock the sliding doors that close off the shower area and the toilet area. With 2 boys and a husband also in the room, a little more ability for privacy would have been a nice detail.
There is a Walmart in the same shopping area and several restaurants. Hint to getting to the hotel...take Hwy. 242 heading west from I-45 and immediately turn north into the Walmart parking lot. Keep going north, driving through the various parking lots, as far as you can and you will end up at the hotel.
We were always greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. Lovely week and we will stay here again.