This is a very comfortable hotel with a wonderful staff amongst other new hotels on Houston’s west side energy corridor.
The way the hotel is laid out and constructed, you can tell space was a concern, however they did well with what little space they had. Although the rooms are somewhat smaller then the average room, they are quite comfortable and well appointed.
The pool/hot tub area as well as the fitness center is located towards the back of the hotel giving it a feeling of being almost separated from the hotel. Which I feel is very nice as this is primarily a business hotel. They have a wonderful little area with comfortable high end outdoor furniture with a fire pit just off the pool area for guest to relax and enjoy on a nice night. There is a phone nearby that calls directly into room service which is nice if you need to order drinks from the bar or dinner from the restaurant to be delivered outside as you relax.
The fitness center had top of the line equipment and most looked brand new. In fact, it had better equipment then the gym I pay to go to.
The staff is the bright spot here; everyone I came into contract with on my stay was very professional and friendly and made me feel comfortable during my stay.
The bar area was very nice and relaxing with a water fall just outside on the patio in which you can relax as you have a night cap. What surprised me is the bar was very busy on the nights of my visit, seemed like a lot was going on. This wasn’t your typical hotel bar where you may see a couple of people if the hotel is lucky., the bar is admittedly small, however, having 15 to 20 people on a weekend in a small hotel bar they must be doing something right. This is a very busy hotel on weeknights and sells out quite often, weekends tend to be less busy.
Only a few things come to mind as far as improvements that I hope the hotel will consider in the future,, the first is, they desperately need on demand movies, at this time, movies are not available at this hotel, they do have HBO however, but as far as watching a first run movie on demand, it’s not going happen here. I strongly urge the hotel to consider adding this feature. The other thing that came to my attention was the outside entrance to the hotel looks drab and very plain, a few large potted plants outside could go a long away in making it look more inviting. It’s a shame, since once you are inside the hotel, the lobby is very nice and well laid out. Does not match the outside front entrance at all.
Parking is free, and they do have wireless internet in the rooms as well as a business center and an area they sells chips/drinks in the lobby. Good quality soaps and hair products by Bath & Body Works is a nice touch The beds are very comfortable with excellent sheets…you just sink into them, now I know why they have a brochure in the room , that lets you know where you can purchase the mattress and sheets, its very tempting purchase to say the least.
There has been a few complaints from pervious reviews on the noise from the adjacent freeway, this was not a problem for me as I got a room towards the back of the hotel facing away from the freeway, if you are a light sleeper I would suggest you get a room towards the back of the hotel as not to disrupt your sleep. Although this is defiantly a business hotel first and foremost, and does a wonderful job in doing that, I would not hesitate to stay here for a weekend leisure trip as well. I found the hotel comfortable, relaxing, with a great bar/restaurant and friendly l staff…
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- Discover a vibrant place to stay and play when you reserve accommodations at Houston Marriott Energy Corridor, offering modern amenities that cater to the modern traveler. From powerful energy companies and expansive malls to lush parks and popular sports complexes, find it all around our Marriott hotel on I-10 Katy Freeway in West Houston. Treat the kids to a stop at the American Girl Store at Memorial City Mall, cheer on your favorite Little League baseball player at Queenston CFSA Baseball Complex or attend a social gathering in one of our elegant event rooms. After a rewarding day out, order some classic Texas fare at The Petroleum Grill, our popular restaurant, and grab a refreshing drink with friends or colleagues at The Derrick Bar. Take advantage of our state-of-the-art fitness center and relaxing outdoor pool before returning to your well-appointed guest room or suite to complete your stay in Houston's growing Energy Corridor! Feel the power of hospitality at Houston Marriott Energy Corridor. ... more less
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