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Hotel Derek Houston Galleria
Ranked #115 of 510 Hotels in Houston
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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
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“Very nice boutique hotel!”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

The rooms are very nicely appointed & the bedding was superb! I had a combination of a hard pillow and a soft pillow and loved this. With soft pillows I just sink in w/o support so this set up was great. The bed was supportive and had a soft top that made it very comfortable. We also liked that window seat in the room. It offered a great space to visit or to place your suitcase. Much better than a sofa and chair found in most conventional hotels.
Buffet breakfast was excellent! Quality and variety of the food was impressive!
Will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: We had a view of the Westheimer & Post Oak area that was very nice from our 11th floor room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for an amazing feedback on your recent stay with us at Hotel Derek. So thrilled to hear that you had a convenient and comfortable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

I stayed here on a business trip for 3 days and upon arrival i was impressed until getting to the room.
the room was OK but face a open lot of a new target that is being built and is very noisy.
The bed ..the bed ...the bed OMG the sheets were scratchy and the pillows were so hard i felt i was sleeping on concrete .
I guess I'm use to starwood hotels were the beds are donned with soft quality sheets .
I didn't find the room comfy at all.
The TV was outdated and plastered on the wall in a way that wasn't stylish.OK here is the good...the restaurant in the lobby had really good food.
The pork belly with brusseel sprouts were to die for .
I don't think I will be back to this hotel

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
We appreciate you sharing the feedback from your recent stay. The Briased Pork Belly is amazing – we’re pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for highlighting the areas of the hotel that you likes and those that you feel can be improved upon – we are constantly striving to improve and implement things that will further distinguish Hotel Derek from the other hotels within H-Town. Hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great staff, great room, great bed, great food. Highly recommended for a boutique experience. I had not stayed in Houston, outside of downtown, in quite awhile. I saw the Groupon and, since I was going to be in town, made the purchase. Not a mistake! There wasn't anything bad about this. Definitely will be back to stay when in Houston and not on business.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
We loved reading your feedback, so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Derek. Galleria is a fabulous place to be when you are in H-town; there is absolutely no shortage of great entertainment in the Galleria area.

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

I have stayed at Hotel Derek for a business trip. Although I asked for a quiet room, I was facing a back yard with a very noisy engine continuous back sound. My bed sheet were old and had many stains. The hotel service is fair. Not a preferred choice for Galleria Area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this feedback on your recent stay with us. We always strive to be the best for all our guests, however it seems we stumbled during your stay. Please accept our apology. Please contact me directly next time your travel brings you back to town, we would love to roll a red carpet to wow you.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

First time staying at Hotel Derek for the Patriots/Texans game. We arrived Saturday afternoon and had an easy time checking in & our room was clean, modern, and welcoming. We sat and had drinks at the bar before heading out for dinner. The next morning, I checked out the gym to get a quick workout in then we utilized the football package and indulged in the breakfast buffet which was quite tasty. We also picked up our complementary snacks & pre-game drink at the bar. The transportation to the game was wonderful, the driver was knowledgeable and friendly! All in all, a great weekend package for any football fan.

Pros: Location was easy to find, modern, trendy, reasonable prices
Cons: Elevator needs room key to get to floors, not a lot of seating for breakfast, gym is small, self-parking spaces are tight

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Go Texans! So glad you enjoyed our Football Kick-Off Package. We also appreciate your feedback in regards to the items you feel could be improved upon – thank you. The exclusive floor access via our elevators is a measure that we recently invested in to ensure our guests security and privacy goes un-breached. Look forward to having you back again soon.

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San Antonio, TX
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Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on a Groupon. It seemed like a good deal, and we liked the location. The only thing that makes this hotel rise to an average score is the staff. They are friendly and helpful and deserve recognition. The bar was great, and we enjoyed watching game highlights and sipping really good drinks. The staff here was also exceptional. However, this place is really just a dressed up cardboard box. When other reviewers say the walls are thin, believe them. If you are going to stay here, earplugs are an absolute necessity. You will hear every door on your floor slam, every toilet flush, and every TV that is on. All that is assuming the other guests are well-behaved. Unfortunately, this place seems to attract some creepers. If you choose to stay for breakfast, please skip the buffet (so nasty)and ask for a menu. It may take a while, so bring patience. This seems to be the only area of the hotel that service is slooooow. Still friendly, but very slow. The other thing to note is that the chauffeur service really is limited to a 3 mile radius. If they plug your location into Google maps, and it says 3.1 miles, you're on your own. All in all, I'm sad to rate so low. Really, the only thing that needs major attention is the construction of the place, but that's the one thing you just can't fix. We'll go back to staying at the Magnolia when we're in town.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shawn G, General Manager at Hotel Derek Houston Galleria, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share feedback from your recent stay. Hotel Derek is located in a very hip part of H-town, and as such, we are a popular gathering spot to celebrate with family and friends, shop and enjoy the cities sports and entertainment attractions. We pride ourselves in creating a cool, lively vibe that people will enjoy, although not to the determent of someone coming for a quiet escape. We do hope that you’ll return to enjoy some additional enhancements and services that are coming soon – completion to Splash Pool and a new movie wall, plus the Sweat Gym and techie amped business center.

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Very good hotel. Clean. Very well located near the Galleria in Houston. Easy to be found. Not much choices for TV programs.
Shower gels and shampoos are not added on a regular basis.
Room clean and staff really nice. They gave me all the information to find some shops for babies, etc.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Derek Houston Galleria
Address: 2525 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77027-4501
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Houston
#34 Luxury Hotel in Houston
#62 Romantic Hotel in Houston
#89 Business Hotel in Houston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Derek Houston Galleria 4*
Number of rooms: 312
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
EXPERIENCE A NEW KIND OF SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY - ONE WHERE UNPARALLELED SERVICE AND DESIGNER AMENITIES ALLOW YOU TO APPRECIATE BEING IN THE MOMENT AND IN THE LOOP. Named for Houston's black gold roots, a play on the "derrick" drilling rig, Hotel Derek's bold styled guestrooms and suites are overflowing with modern details and stylish comforts inspired by fashionably chic Texas decor. Photography by world-renowned Arthur Meyerson adorns our public areas and guestrooms, capturing the spirit of Texas wildcatters; while everything from our black granite lobby floors to bold textiles and colors pays homage to our city's rich heritage in the oil industry. ... more   less 
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