My husband and I stayed here just for one night to celebrate his birthday in the city (we live out in the suburbs). The place feels like a New Orleans French Quarter boutique hotel, yet it is only a few years old and in a now trendy part of Houston, just south of downtown. It is clean and comfortable. Nice upscale touches in the room were a lint removal roller and cotton balls. The bed was very comfortable. The balcony is also nice for sitting out when the weather permits and giving a feeling of extra space to the room. The co-owner, Sharon was very friendly and saw to our every need. Chef Sergio cooked up an excellent breakfast (the peach croissant with mascarpone was wonderful!) - we were even offered seconds, despite a plentiful helping first time around. The evening we arrived we had "urban tea" which is actually wine and cheese and snacks, along with several of the other guests - sitting around the breakfast bar in the large kitchen was very convivial. We hadn't made dinner reservations but Sharon got us in at Ibiza, an excellent nouveau-mediterranean restaurant we could walk to - there are other restaurants also within walking distance, including top-rated Brennan's and Damian's. This place is so much nicer than a chain hotel. Perfect for a city break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to the city...escape to La Maison in Midtown, an urban bed and breakfast and a slice of European flavor in the heart of Houston, Texas. Enjoy your choice of seven luxurious guest rooms and convenient access to Houston's finest restaurants, Downtown, the Theatre District, Museums, the Texas Medical Center, colleges and universities, and professional sporting and entertainment venues. Whether traveling for business or leisure, discover this wonderful treasure in Houston, Texas. ... more less