I travel extensively for business and have never stayed at a B&B for work. My experiences with B&B's had always been with more of a classic victorian style place where it is quaint, etc and more for personal experience than anything. All of the hotels in Houston were booked for a tradeshow I attended last minute so this place looked pretty neat. When I arrived by cab, I was very confused. No sign out front to let me know I was at the right place and the cab driver was afraid to leave me. I wasn't sure where the entrance was so started knocking on doors which I found out to be the rooms of guests. I called the number I was given and Lisa was on site and met me within minutes and very nice and friendly and made me feel reassured. She gave me the Deluxe room as I wanted a quiet place where I could do work at night and wanted a private bath. Unlike the B&B's I'm used to, there was nothing overwhelming attractive about the rooms, but had everything I needed. Although it was quiet, my room was right near the entrance to this building so luckily I am up early, but when the other person in the building came and went, it would have woken me up. So take note of that. One thing I was really impressed with is I never bring a hair dryer and shampoos, etc when I travel because I utilize those at the hotels. They had everything here I needed. And big bottles of Biolage shampoo and conditioner ladies! Very nice! The only other downside of the room itself is no ability to adjust temperatures. So the first night I was chilly and could not adjust and in the morning was warm. There is a ceiling fan which helped. I also chose a downstairs room because I have a bad back and did not want to carry my luggage up the stairs. When Lisa gave me the rules of the place, there was a lot to remember but I don't think she mentioned there was wine, etc we could help ourselves to. Nice touch, would have taken advantage and just read that on someone else's review. Oh well. The shared areas were very nice and inviting, but I never had time to use them. The breakfast array looked awesome but I had to leave too early to eat. Grabbed some coffee (Lisa even offered to get me flavored cream which she had for me for the week), smoothies, fruit, granola, pastries, fresh cooked breakfast each morning too! Wish I could have indulged more. I think I wanted to find fault with this place because of its oddities, but it really was quite nice. It's not like being in a hotel so for some that's great and for others not so much. But I had a very nice stay and would recommend it, but not sure I would choose this type of stay for work next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This dramatic four-story bed and breakfast is a unique alternative with fab rooms, artists' works on walls, exercise equipment and shaded verandas that present panoramic views above the tree line. Come stay with us and experience a different kind of bed and breakfast! We also offer an intimate setting in the heart of Houston that is perfect for hosting meetings, dinner parties or wedding receptions! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Modern Bed And Breakfast
- Modern Hotel Houston