We found this hotel by following a link from the Premium Outlet Mall website. It is listed as the closest hotel to the mall. We decided to take a chance and spend Valentines day weekend there. It was a great weekend. We had half of a cabin duplex. King size bed, comfy couch, easy chair, table with two chairs, smallish TV and a great fire place.
The shower had excellent water pressure although the shower head was too low for my 6 foot frame. And the water very HOT. But I like it that way. The towels were among the best ever, plush and absorbent.
The ceiling must have risen 30 feet or more with fragrant pine. The gas fireplace was a great romantic touch.
There was an on site Valentines Day dinner that we took advantage of. I wasn't expecting much due to the rustic setting but was surprised instead. There were waiters wandering around the bar before dinner with very tasty little treats. We were taken individually to our table for a fixed menu dinner. The treats kept coming along with champagne (lots of both). The wait staff were beyond fantastic. Attentive, courteous and accommodating. We had a special request due to a food allergy and they handled it without any fuss. When the dish was delivered they made sure to let us know that the chef took care of it personally. Nothing about the food was ordinary, presentation was picturesque and the portions were just right. Although there was another sitting we were never rushed. The DJ is also worth mentioning. The music was romantic and perfect for the age of the diners. The volume was such that I could hear my date with no need to shout but that I could not hear our nearest neighbors ( and they couldn't hear us).
As we left we got a small pink box with a pretty ribbon that had gourmet cookies and chocolate.
When we got back to the room there was a final treat in store for us. The maids were just leaving and we came up to the room. They had lit the fireplace and some tea-lights on the table. They were arranged around an ice bucket holding a bottle of champagne and a plate of chocolate dipped strawberries. A romantic touch that we both appreciated.
If you are looking for someplace that is different from the normal hotel. Someplace where the service is far above average and the small touches are taken care of this is the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Northwest Forest Conference Center is conveniently located, just 30 minutes from downtown Houston. Step back in time as you enter our Texas village located on 100 acres of beautifully wooded landscape and buildings straight from the old west - including our Alamo replica. We offer the perfect location for corporate meetings, retreats and weddings. Choose from 18 unique event rooms, the largest accommodating up to 500 guests. Complete your stay in one of our 76 guest rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Northwest Forest Hotel Cypress
- Northwest Forest Conference Center And Hotel