Really good service, friendly staff, enjoyed watching the Stanley Cup final in the lounge (not bad in Texas!). A bit of a dodgy neighborhood at night, good lounges and restaurants nearby.
Room was nice, big, quiet and cool. Hotel was cool...historical decor, strong colors and patterns in carpet and wall treatment...it is definately not your local Super 8. Restaurant and lounge were good, not overpriced, and good service...my #1 complaint, no breakfast until after 730am. This is terrible for business travellers. If you think there is something nearby that is open...NO. Houston in the early morning is closed for business.
Parking is expensive (~$25/day).