I travel to Houston a lot, and I make a point of staying in $50-and-under hotels. Independently-owned America's Inn is better than most in that range, especially compared to some in the southwest part of town. I am a repeat customer so that should tell you something. The lobby is attractive, the rooms are clean though nothing fancy, and the staff is friendly.
The complimentary breakfast is coffee, juice, cereal, and muffins, which is about par for the course at this price range. If you want more, Denny's is right next door. The pillows were kind of flat and lumpy. I happen to like rough washcloths, so that was fine for me. The AC worked fine. My toilet leaked all night and flooded the bathroom floor, but that kind of thing can happen anywhere, and they were quick to fix it when I reported it. The TV is the old tube style.
The hotel is on the northbound Southwest 59 feeder, and if you understand how Houston feeders work you shouldn't have a problem getting to it. Despite its proximity to the freeway, I didn't notice road noise. At one time, the neighborhood was a little dodgy, but it seems to have cleaned up its act since my first stay. The hotel has a night guard on duty.
My only complaint is the WiFi. As a network engineer I depend on decent WiFi, but theirs seems to be a bunch of Linksys routers daisy-chained together, connected to a Cbeyond T-1 which means you're sharing 1.5 Mbps with all the other guests plus whatever voice bandwidth their phone system demands. Months ago they told me they were upgrading to Comcast but that never happened. I've offered them free network consultation but I never hear back from the manager. I guess it's not a priority for them.
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