If I could, I would give this a 4.5. 4 seems a little too low but 5 is overshooting it.
The pros: clean room, beautiful lobby, excellent shuttle service to/from Medical Center, friendly & caring staff. If I could isolate any things that made my trip great, one would be Magdalena - room service attendant and the various shuttle drivers who went out of their way to help loading & unloading passengers that had difficulty.
The cons: this may seem petty to some but gets under my skin. When checking in the two young women behind the desk were speaking Spanish back & forth to each other. When talking to me, English. It makes me wonder what had to be said in my presence so that I could not understand them. There are a few small signs of the hotels age here & there. It certainly is not enough to be concerned about but I was a little surprised this brand/chain let it show.
Other misc info: there is a pool, a spa that is a separate business but on the premises, fitness room looks well done. There is also a little gift shop that sells gifts but also some toiletries, snacks, etc. each morning a newspaper is waiting for you right outside your door. There is coffee maker, & supplies, microwave, mini-fridge, hair dryer, magnifying mirror & one of those curved shower curtain rod so you don't feel cramped in the shower.
All in all, it was a great place to stay. It's also very easy to get to. I would recommend it to any friends or family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and discover the best location in Houston! The Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks is centrally located in the center of it all! You are a short ride to the Galleria area, the Texas Medical Center, Reliant Park, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Central Business District. There are also dozens of restaurants and nightlife in walking distance or take the hotel shuttle anywhere in a 3 mile radius. Guest rooms are very spacious and well appointed with microwaves and micro-fridges in every room. Throughout our hotel, you will encounter eclectic yet elegant design. Comfortably relax in restyled conversation areas and let us take care of you with warm Texas hospitality. To enhance your stay please know that we are prepared to cater to your every need, and we are proud to offer the Sleep Advantage, Quiet Zone & Guaranteed Wake Up Call programs to help ensure you get the best sleep possible and start your day right. For your business needs you can count on complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet throughout the hotel, a full service business center, complimentary shuttle service to nearby offices and coffee in the lobby. The Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks is located near Greenway Plaza, Occidental, Koch Industries, Chevron, Fugro, University of Houston, Rice University, TSU, Houston Baptist University to name a few. We look forward to serving you. ... more less
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