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Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center
Ranked #336 of 517 Hotels in Houston
Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
“Pillows should not smell like cat urine!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you are not going to use the bed, this place might be adequate. The bed did not have a bed pad on it so there was nothing but a stained sheet between me and the lumpy, yet hard mattress. To top it off the pillows smelled like they had been urinated on by a cat. Unless someone is using cat urine as mousse, there has to have been a cat going to the bathroom on those pillows.

The shower had very low water pressure.

The fridge and the microwave were fine, but there were no supplies such as coffee or cups with the coffee maker.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Latehours, General Manager at Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us here. We know your time is valuable, and that you had other options in lodging in the area.
We sincerely apologize for the conditional issue you faced during your brief experience with us. If you wish to speak more about your experience, we would certainly like to hear from you, so we can better target the problem areas and rooms. Coffee and coffee filters are kept in the office for hygienic reason. If a guest requests them we will bring it to the room.

Sincerely,
Management
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

The Carefree Inn Medical Center is the best motel that I have ever stayed in bar none, and I have stayed in 5 star hotels with all the amenities. Their patient, caring, hardworking staff are people who truly understand the needs of those suffering from long term health problems and are undergoing medical treatment/s and they go out of their way to meet their needs. They have a large kitchen with full size appliances that can be used by those who are on special diets if necessary. They also offer a free continental breakfast. One of their most helpful services is a free shuttle to the hospitals and other medical institutions within the Texas Medical Center—a service that when you are sick & traveling you need the most. Additionally, their fees are probably the most reasonable to be found in the area. I can only hope that they will always have a room available when I need one.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Latehours, General Manager at Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Ruth,

First of all thank you for spending time in writing this informative review. Your review exemplifies how we specialize in caring for caregivers and their loved ones to ease their struggles in hard times. We look forward to be your first choice when lodging in Houston, TX.

Best regards,
Management
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Rooms have been remodeled to the point that they feel like home. Close to the Medical Center, they have a wonderful medical rate and to top it off, they have a shuttle to help you get back and forth. This is my second time staying here and will come here again when I need to come back to Houston. Love this place!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Nonya B
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Latehours, General Manager at Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Madam Nonya,

We are overjoyed to hear that you had a great stay at our facility! We work daily to try to improve overall customer satisfaction and appreciate the time you took to review us. We hope to see you soon!

At your service,

Marie P.
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Seguin, Texas, United States
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

If you are looking for high prices don't look here. Lots of comfort. Feels warm and inviting and is reasonably priced. It looks like someone took time to choose the furniture, pictures etc. I had to ask if it was family owned. It is a great place to go if you need a place to stay and don't want to spend a fortune.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Langford791
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Latehours, General Manager at Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Mr. Langford,

We very much appreciate the time you took to review us! We work daily to improve overall customer satisfaction so we are glad to hear you had a great stay, please come visit us again!

At your service,

Marie P.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

I think my title says it all. I was there for the 3rd time a few weeks ago and I guess the only thing I'm sad about was that due to medical appointment scheduling, I was unable to have breakfast at the kitchen this time. I was looking forward to those waffles! :-)

I was only there for a couple of nights this time, but it was as warm a place as ever. When you're sick and going through something hard, a friendly smile goes a long way. :-) Thank you, Sophia, again, for your hospitality, your smile and your willingness to accomodate us always.

The thing about "reviews" like this is...you have to make up your own mind about what suits your particular needs. If what you're looking for is total luxury, then that's what you should be shopping for. On the other hand, if you need a clean and pleasant stay close to your hospital, a friendly staff that will go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable and get to your appointments on time...then Carefree Inn may just be for you. :-)

I'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Sylvianne G
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Latehours, General Manager at Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Madam Sylvianne G,

We deeply appreciate the time you took to give us a review! We are overjoyed to hear you very much enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again!

At your service,

Marie P.
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Stayed here for ten days while having cancer surgery. Hotel is older with exterior room entrances. Two story building with no elevator.
Rooms are kept very clean!
Breakfast included is fresh cut fruit, cereal, donuts, waffles, etc. Nothing fancy but the price is right.
Staff is extremely accommodating!
Price was about 66.00 per night including the high Texas tax.
Located next to Whataburger (clean with great food - do not have them where I come from), Taco Bell/Pizza Hut, Golden Coral Restaurant.
They run a shuttle every hour to all of the medical places.
Simply, this place was perfect for my needs with a great price.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank Gregrenae
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Latehours, General Manager at Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Mr. Greg,

On behalf of our entire staff, we want to thank you for choosing Carefree Inn as your lodging choice for your stay in Houston, Tx! We deeply appreciate the time you took to review us and are working daily to improve overall customer satisfaction. We hope to see and serve you again!

At your service,

Marie P.
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San Antonio Texas
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Was on a business trip and had a pleasant stay at carefree inn it is perfect for when the texans are playing a home game for you can walk @ 15 minutes no need worry about traffic or parking. and rates are reasonable

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Latehours, Manager at Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam:

Thank you for taking the time to review us here. We know your time is valuable, and that you had other options in lodging in the area.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, as we strive to give each of our customers a superior experience. We hope to see you soon!

At Your Service,

Orpha P.
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Additional Information about Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center

Property: Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center
Address: 10015 Main St, 610 S. Loop and South Main, Houston, TX 77025-5209 (Formerly Carefree Inn Medical Center)
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #336 of 517 Hotels in Houston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Carefree Inn Houston Medical Center 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Houston Medical Center Lodging.CareFree Inn is the best kept secret in Houston, TX. Our staff and service is top of the line and we offer comfortable and affordable accommodations. Our hotel is uniquely designed to embody an exotic place with a magical concept that represents the State of Texas. CareFree Inn is one of the leading hotels near Reliant Stadium and offers a family rate, group booking rate, government rate, Corp rate, student rate, AAA rate, AARP rate and TMC Texas Medical Center rate.Medical Patient Rate Hotels.When seeking accommodations near the Houston Medical Center, CareFree Inn provides recovering guests with a number of valuable amenities and services not found at many hotels. In addition to comfortable accommodations featuring a full continental breakfast, our guests will find they have access to a number of shopping and recreational opportunities. CareFree Inn is central to Reliant Stadium, shopping, dining and entertainment in Houston, TX.Houston Medical Center Lodging.Whether traveling to Houston, TX for business, medical treatment or vacation, CareFree Inn offers a friendly team of employees who make certain our guests have an enjoyable visit. As one of the leading Houston Medical Center hotels, our pledge is to provide customers with comfortable and affordable lodging. ... more   less 
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