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“Great for Business Travel in Houston” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Magnolia Hotel Houston

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Magnolia Hotel Houston
Ranked #20 of 501 Hotels in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“Great for Business Travel in Houston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

If you want a hotel that has the necessary amenities for business travel, but also has more character than your typical corporate hotel, this is the spot for you. Very comfortable room, great and friendly staff, and a very decent breakfast. The lounge area is large enough to entertain small, informal meetings and is a good place to go when you want to get out of your room.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

A bit pricey, but worth it!! I would definitely stay here again if I were traveling to downtown Houston.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

We did not see valet parking availability on the website; however, when we arrived, we opted not to utilize the valet parking because there were garages in close proximity. We were not told, nor were there signs that indicated the connected garage that we chose was NOT affiliated with the Magnolia. This caused an issue upon leaving Sunday morning. The front desk was little help, but more due to lack of information; although she was aware the problem we had, occurred regularly. She was friendly and directed us to the Bellman/Valet, whom was absolutely no help and acted as though my wife was intruding on his time. It made sense that there the bellman/valet might have a number to the garage next door for this repeated issue. (we could not get out of the garage Sunday morning because there was no attendant available) The bellman/valet appeared uninterested in helping us find a solution, but rather more interested in standing behind the desk. He asked if we tried calling the number posted. There was no number posted and we had already tried the number on the ticket. My concern if we had been made aware of our parking options prior to booking we may have had a smoother time or even if the Magnolia staff cannot help, pretend to be empathize with the customers plight. If feels more human and caring. Our initial set of keys did not work and we were asked by an employee that happen to be walking the floors (I believe to check the rooms and housemaids progress)if we were in the correct room. Strange question. The second set of keys only had one working keys. There was also a wedding reception the evening and no communication was happening, because when we checked in we were told happy hour and the evening snack was on level two when it had been changed to level three for the evening. We found this out because we entered the 2nd floor as the setup was going on for the wedding. Also, for such a nice hotel with great rooms and beds that offer a great nights sleep, walking distance to many things in downtown Houston, the ODOR was unbearable in the lobby. Surely there are air purifiers or odor eliminators that can be used repeatedly. Your traffic would definitely increase with a more welcoming aroma.

On Saturday evening we walked out the front door and asked the bellman/valet if he knew of any quick eateries and he said no, only the hotel room service. I get that making money for the hotel is important, but if more knowledge of the area would be appreciated. It appears the employees do not care if the guests enjoy their stay.
Overall detail are important. I would stay at the Magnolia again because it is a beautiful hotel, but I would like to know that some of these issues are addressed.

Room Tip: Higher floors don't smell like sewer.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Waco, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Great place to stay if in town for business or to attend downtown sporting events.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Close to Minute Maid and lots of other fun downtown venues.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

An awesome hotel experience for the price! The complimentary happy hour, late evening milk and cookie buffet, and hot buffet breakfast was unbeatable. We had a great "stay"cation and would highly recommend it to all couples needing just a quick getaway.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Corpus Christi, TX
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

I have always wanted to stay in a nice hotel where they treated everyone like royalty. This hotel did just that at a reasonable price. The service was amazing. Room Service was awesome and the free breakfast and milk and cookies at bed time was great. It was within walking distance of many restaurants and Minute Maid Park. The large soaking tub in the room was the perfect way to whind down from the day. The view from the roof top pool was spectacular. I would totally stay here again and again. And i would recommend it to anyone staying in Houston for anything.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Magnolia Hotel Houston
Address: 1100 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-3114
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Houston
#13 Luxury Hotel in Houston
#13 Family Hotel in Houston
#16 Business Hotel in Houston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Magnolia Hotel Houston 4*
Number of rooms: 314
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique hotel in downtown Houston, Texas offers accommodations for leisure travel and extended stay guests, as well as space for meetings, wedding receptions, conferences, and special events. ... more   less 
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