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Sara's Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #1 of 55 Houston B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 28, 2006

I stayed at Sara's B&B (in the Tyler Room) for a long weekend in June (6/4/04 - 6/6/04). I've traveled a lot, throughout the U.S. and internationally, and have stayed at a variety of places. Sara's was the most disappointing place that I have stayed.

When we arrived, the check-in was disorganized and unhelpful (so much for southern hospitality!). The room was warm and muggy -- yes this was Houston in June, but I would assume that air-conditioning should be able to take care of that. The private roof access was very disappointing. Once we got up to the roof, we found a deteriorating, dirty widow's walk covered with dead leaves and branches, without any chairs (not that it would have been an enjoyable place to sit in that state.) The breakfast on Sunday was wholly un-impressive.

Maybe we caught them on an off-weekend -- there was a wedding that was going on in the B&B that same weekend (on June 5) and the B&B owners may have been spending all their time and attention readying the place for that.

However, that still wouldn't explain the poorly-kept widow's walk and the hot and muggy room.

I would never recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2004
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9  Thank LoveToTravelAround
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Management response:Responded April 11, 2006

In response to this guests' review we find it hard to response to a complaint almost two years after the fact. While we are not perfect our main objective is to accommodate each and every guest who stays here, and had we known this guest was uncomfortable we would have made every possible arrangement to accomodate them.

We are having our 20th anniversary in business this year, not without incident, but because we address issues head on and always try to ensure the guests comfort and happiness. It is impossible to make everyone happy, but we sure try.

The room this guest stayed in, the Tyler Suite, can be warmer in the summer because of the spiral staircase leading to the 3rd level walk around balcony inside the room. Improvements have been made to the Widow's walk (walk around balcony area)in question since 2004.

In almost all cases guests are informed ahead of time that a wedding is taking place on the date of their stay, and feel sure this guest was made aware.

We pride ourselves on operating an honest and reputable business, with clean and tastefully decorated rooms, reasonable prices, and a safe place to stay, and it is why we have been in business for 20 years this August.

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Reviewed January 12, 2006

Such a delightful stay! The Houston Heights neighborhood location is a bit eclectic, but proprietors Bob and Connie go out of their way to make sure that you feel welcome and at home. The B&B is quiet and the rooms tastefully decorated - not exceptionally fluffy or frilly as some B&Bs can be - and the self-serve "continental plus" (my terminology) breakfast was excellent for my business trip. The wireless worked pretty well also, which was another bonus. The bed was very comfortable, the baths tastefully appointed and sparkling clean, and I found myself smiling as I walked around the house. I would definitely recommend this B&B for a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: January 2006, traveled on business
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5  Thank 3dvizwiz
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Reviewed September 28, 2015
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  • Stayed: February 2015, traveled with family
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Thank Emiliano A
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Jihye_Deveau, Owner at Sara's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2015
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Reviewed July 27, 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank Phillios
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Reviewed April 1, 2013
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  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank duo_en_vadrouille
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Connie M, Owner at Sara's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

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Reviewed April 19, 2012
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank DJ-Mex
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Reviewed August 3, 2010
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  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SALVA-TINA
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Additional Information about Sara's Bed & Breakfast Inn

Address: 941 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-6911
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Houston
Price Range: $173 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sara's Bed & Breakfast Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Urban Bed & Breakfast Inn in the Houston Heights located 4 miles from Downtown Houston inside the loop. 11 Rooms and suites all with private en suite bathrooms (except for Paris room), Flat Screen LCD TV's, High Speed Internet, on-site parking, on bus route, jogging trail, free breakfast. Anytime Fitness is 3 blocks away and offers a special rate for guests. Close to everything. Owners live in separate cottage behind Inn. 24/7 Coffee and Tea and brownies. Book your next stay at Sara's! ... more   less 
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