I gave Robin's Nest B&B a try after it showed up several times as an option on my corporate travel reservations site. Normally I stay at your typical business travel properties but thought I'd try something different. The B&B itself is in a cool older neighborhood, 15 minutes from downtown, and the property itself is quaintly "weathered" - lots of old wood, garden path, trees. The room I got was pretty nice - Robin's Nest, in fact - a full kitchen, large bedroom with a king bed, small side room with a twin bed and bathroom. Definitely room to spread out. The room was attached to one other, and faced out to a small garden. BUT - here's the thing. I arrived at about 3:45 to check in, and there was no one there. The property has a fence with combo locks so you can't get in unless you have the passcode. I called the number on the B&B sign, got no answer, but the recording said I'd be called back. No callback. After about an hour and a half of sitting in my car across the street, I called again and this time got someone, who gave me the passcode that let me into the property, and then when I got to my room, the key was in the door - so I could have gotten right in had someone contacted me ahead of time to let me know the passcode. So, I get in, and needed to get connected to wifi. The note with my key had instructions for wifi, so no problem, right? Wrong, none of the information was correct, and even though there appeared to be 4 separate wifi access points associated to the property, I couldn't connect to any of them. Well, I have my own hotspot so rather than hassle with trying to reach mystery lady on the phone again, I just used that. B&B, one of those B's stands for Breakfast, so I was looking forward to that. I could see the tables set up on the main patio for breakfast. But no, breakfast is only 8-9:30, and I needed to be downtown for a meeting at 8:30, so needed to leave by around 7:45 to be there I'd miss breakfast. But the note said continental/serve yourself was available starting at 7, so I figured I'd grab coffee and whatever was out, then head to my meeting. But at 7:30, no one was around, the main building was all locked up. So at this point I just grab my stuff and leave - I have no time to deal with this. So - maybe this B&B isn't intended for business travelers, maybe it's more for people who are just sort of hanging around, don't need wifi, can take a late breakfast, sure fine. But for business travelers, probably not a good choice. Sorry Robin, I won't be back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Robin`s Nest Hotel Houston
- Robin`s Nest b&b Inn