This hotel is average in services, comfort and convenience.. Our family of three was on the 12th floor for a big tournament over the weekend. My first step was to figure out what restaurants were in the area, as it was close to dinner after a long drive. There wasn't a guide book or listing of area info in the room so I called to the desk to find out if they could bring one up, It never showed up. My husband went down to the front desk and got a list easily enough. We ordered locally and had it delivered as the hotel is not in walking distance to anything other than fast food. The beds were adequate, the pillows however were terrible, square and bulky or soft and mushy, not a full size pillow to be found. The next morning we had to leave by 6:30 am, there is a Starbucks on the location but it opens @ 7:00 as does any room service, so we were out of luck. That night after a long day, all I wanted was a hot shower and to go to bed. The water was hot alright, but the water pressure was so low, I felt like I couldn't rinse my hair or get all the soap off. Very unsatisfying shower. We settled in to check out a movie on TV only to find the whole TV viewing to be a true hassle because of the layout for options on the screen. You can't just browse channels, you have to go back each time to a main menu, scroll through all the options and pick a channel, every time you want to go to another channel. Want to watch a movie, well that will cost you extra, want to use the internet? Well that will cost you $12.95 a day. Everything that is normally a convenience of staying at a hotel was tacked on as an extra for this one. We ended up using my Samsung Galaxy 3 cell phone and watching a movie on Netflix. The next morning our wake up call for 5:45, came @ 5:30am, just saying, every minute counts that early in the morning. We did enjoy the pool later that afternoon, a nice sized, heated pool that was the most relaxing part of our hotel stay. We did not visit the bar on site, or the weight room as we were really in and out most of our two night three day visit. We loved Houston and after hanging out downtown at the Discovery Green Park right across from the Convention Center, we swore the next time we visit, to stay right downtown and enjoy all that Houston has to offer within walking distance. A city we will definitely be back to visit again, just not at the Renaissance Houston Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This luxury hotel in Houston, TX, offers spacious, club-style guest rooms, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and impressive views of downtown Houston and River Oaks. All of our rooms have modern amenities and feature plush furnishings, sumptuous bedding, WiFi, a walk-in closet and luxury bathrooms with a separate shower and granite vanities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Houston
- Houston Renaissance