We stayed at the Linda Lee Townhouse which is a few buildings down the street from the main B&B. We didn't know what to expect but it was huge. The townhouse comprises of the lower floor of a walk up/walk down and has two spacious bedrooms (with plenty of closet and wardrobe space), one full bathroom with cabinets in which to put your things, a small but fully equipped kitchen, a dining room (a rectangular table with four non-matching chairs -- one was wobbly), a spacious living room area with TV (the TV is tiny but it has Direct TV so there are a lot of stations), and some outdoor space with a wrought iron table and chairs. There is also grass and a sidewalk out front so it's convenient for letting your dog go potty at night or first thing in the morning.
We didn't have breakfast the first two mornings because we had to leave early to get to where we were going but we did have it the last two mornings of our stay and it was savory. Everything is cooked to order and is fresh. We had scrambled eggs both times and the plate came with a sliced fruit (pineapple and strawberry). There is coffee, tea, water and orange juice as well and they have cereal and milk if someone didn't want the cooked breakfast (or if they wanted the Continental breakfast earlier in the morning). It's a nice atmosphere in which to sit, eat, enjoy a conversation with the other guests and admire everything in the main B&B. Robin also has two dogs herself so if you are a dog lover but couldn't bring your own dogs, you can stop by and say, "Hello!" to Robin's dogs.
The bed was comfortable and everything was very clean. The townhouse was cleaned daily and they did a great job. The bathroom has a very small hairdryer (it wasn't there when we first arrived but they put it in our room after we made a quick phone call), a large bottle of shampoo/conditioner in one and a large bottle of body wash, and a small bottle of hand soap by the sink. You'll have to bring the rest of your own toiletries (i.e. body lotion, Q-tips, etc). The bathroom has small washcloths, two hand towels and several large, fluffy bath towels. The bathroom is dated so the sink is very low which means you have to bend quite a bit to wash your face. The faucets are old as well but work well however a tip is to make sure you fully turn them to the right to turn them off otherwise the water will drip.
The location is close enough to Montrose Blvd to walk to but far enough away to not have to worry about anything. And of course Montrose has tons of restaurants in which to choose from and every cuisine you can think of. Nippon Japanese is my favorite. There are cars driving by late at night and early in the morning though so the corner location made it easy to hear not to mention the light from the cars came in through the window in the bedroom (at they did on my side of the bed). The unit even comes with a small washer/dryer however the dryer wasn't working well and didn't produce enough heat so we had to run it a few times.
There is a guest room above the townhouse and the floors are old (the house is old but lovely) and you can hear every step someone takes above you which can be annoying if that person is up late at night or early in the morning.
The refrigerator needs to be checked out by a technician though because it froze everything we put in there. There is a microwave so if you want to get food to go and eat it at the townhouse you can do that too.
The proprietor/owner, Robin, is as lovely as can be and is very welcoming of guests and their pets. One woman even had her ferrets with her! Our dog was welcome to join us and the other guests for breakfast which was so sweet of Robin and we really appreciated her accommodating us and our fur baby.
Robin is an artist (don't let her tell you she's not because she's a wonderful artist) and has many of her painting around the B&B and in the townhouse -- many of animals which is always nice to see if you're an animal lover like we are.
The neighborhood itself is pretty quiet despite being across the street from a school. There is parking on the street (for free) and the townhouse comes with a small garage (for one vehicle).
I would definitely recommend staying at Robin's Nest B&B instead of a hotel while in Houston.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Robin's Nest consists of three houses setting side by side (The Big Nest, an 1890 Victorian Farm house; The Little Nest, a 1920s Craftsman, and the Third Nest, a 1938 Southern Saltbox), in Houston's Museum and Arts District, also called Montrose; adjacent to downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center. We serve a full or continental breakfast. We were voted Audience Winner by Citisearch and best B & B in Houston by Houston Press. We welcome children and pets. The rules are the same: We ask that they be clean, groomed, pest free, and well behaved. Several suites are suitable for long term stays. Robin created Robin's Nest in 1990 after another Houston oil bust. There have been numerous articles on the Inn, among them The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Houston Post, Houston Chronicle, Texas Monthly, Southern Living, Houston Press. Come see us in the heart of Houston. You are welcome. ... more less
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