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Hotel Derek Houston Galleria
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

I travel to Houston at least 3-4 times a month and love it when my stay is at the Derek. The greeting is pleasant, rooms are comfortable and the overall vibe from the staff is great. My preferred hotel in the Galleria district. Even the valet personnel make you feel at home. Best bet.

Room Tip: An -01 room is at the end of the hall and generous spacewise.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Music to our ears at Hotel Derek – thank you for the rave review from your recent stay! We are happy that you enjoyed the neighborhood which the Hotel Derek resides and that we were able to make you feel at home. Looking forward to your next visit with us at the Hotel Derek.

Live Well,

Shawn Gracey

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

From an interior design perspective this hotel is a contemporary, eclectic jumble of furniture and finishes, enigmatic backlit transparencies in the corridors, mirrors at odd angles and funky accent lighting. Think of Philippe Starke on a budget. There isn't a big unifying idea that holds the design together, but the end result is more interesting and fun than you will find in the average bland, undifferentiated hotel chain. The restaurant is acceptable, if rather noisy. The rooms are comfortable once you get used to the rather eccentric colours and finishes. The location is good if you need to be near the Galleria, but who walks in Houston anyway? Recommended.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

We are pleased to hear that you found Hotel Derek to be interesting and fun in design – that is certainly our intent! I am excited to share news of Hotel Derek’s forthcoming design enhancements beginning in December, so you’ll have a few new surprises awaiting you on your next visit.

Live Well,

Shawn Gracey

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

My husband and I had the opportunity to visit Houston this weekend for a short get away and stayed at Hotel Derek, Galleria. The hotel was very nice, great location and the staff were amazing and exceeded our expectations. They were friendly, attentive and very professional. We'll definitely be staying again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2012

Thank you for sharing such a kind review from your recent stay with us at Hotel Derek. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and found our location to be ideal and our staff to be amazing! It is always our intention to exceed your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back each time your travels bring you to Houston.

Live well,

Shawn Gracey,

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

I stayed at the Derek for a getaway and to meet up with friends in Houston. I was pleased to see that the hotel is dog friendly and wanted to check it out since I have a small dog I'd like to consider bringing with me on future trips. The lobby and restaraunt are very clean which is always important. The rooms however have a long cushioned bench that takes up a good amount of space and is basically only appealing to a dog. The cushions are dark and look like something out of the 70's. Also the lighting in the room isn't great in the evenings when you can't take advantage of the daylight and large windows. In addition, when the airconditioning shuts off you can hear some of the traffic outside during the day. If the pool is an important feature to you as a traveler be aware that the Derek pool is small and situated between two buildings thus it doesn't get full sunlight which doesn't allow sunworshippers to fully indulge. Lastly, the backs of the chaise lounges at the pool do not recline which means you have to lay with your head at the foot of the chaise and your feet propped up if you want to lie down on your stomach. Still, it is a comfortable hotel overall and my lunch from room service (chicken, mozzarella, tomatoe sandwhich) was delicious. Again, be aware of a 20% service charge!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2012

We are pleased to have welcomed you and your pup to Hotel Derek during your recent visit to Houston. We very much appreciate your feedback on the guestrooms, swimming pool, room service and location. I am delighted to share news of our forthcoming renovations – we will be making some very stylish enhancements to our interior designs and we believe these will be enticing given your astute comments below. Please let us know when your travels have you coming back in our direction.

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Shawn Gracey,

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I stayed here for a summit which was also held at the hotel and the staff was accommodating and friendly from the moment I arrived. The hotel is clean and located very close to the Galleria and a CVS is across the street for your convenience. I loved the room I stayed in the furniture was modern and the king size room was spacious.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2012

We are so pleased to hear that you loved the furniture and modern touches found within your guestroom during your recent stay with us at Hotel Derek. Thank you for highlighting our staff in regards to their service delivery – we delight in knowing we’ve made you feel welcome and content. Hotel Derek will be receiving some additional design enhancements during the coming months so you’ll have a few surprises awaiting you on your next visit.

Live well,

Shawn Gracey,

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