Houston in late August can be, well, miserably hot. The Omni makes a 107 degree day more bearable. The property is centrally located (about 2 miles from the Galleria) and while it sits close to major roads, the surrounding trees and the fact the property sits back makes it very pleasant. The room I had (1110) was spacious, clean, with a comfy bed and a decent size bathroom.
The rooms and property are a little older, but tha is not a detraction. Self-parking is a 30 second walk to the front door of the hotel and it is covered, so no need to valet park. The staff is very helpful and check-in and out went smoothly. The hotel has a small gift shop which serves Starbucks drinks and a more formal dinner restaurant. One work about dining: the dinner memu was somewhat limited and if you do not plan to dine at the property you will need to drive. Other good restaurants are whinin a 2 mile radius - just be advised!
The hotel has a real outdoor pool (one you can actually swim in) and a three-year old spa. I had one treatment at the spa and found the price reasonable, the service relaxing and the staff very courteous. The spa is not that large and doesn't have all the bells and whisltles that you would find at a Ritz Cartlon or Four Seasons spa. This again is not really a negative, just an FYI.
The business center is small and charges a fee to use the internet - a pet peeve of mine. Comeon Omni join Hilton and Hyatt and start offering free internet!
In summary, this property is functional, quiet, with great staff and a decent location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover a luxurious oasis at the Omni Houston Hotel. Situated on impeccably manicured grounds, the Houston Galleria hotel features the finest in Houston accommodations with 378 spacious guest rooms, including 33 luxury suites, all with sensational views of the city or pool area. Enjoy the nightlife at Black Swan. The Omni Houston Hotel is centrally located in the prestigious Uptown Post Oak/Galleria area and is just minutes from all of the excitement that Houston, Texas has to offer. You are just 10 minutes by car from the central business district and 30 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport or 25 minutes from William P. Hobby Airport. Of course, our exceptional amenities and four-diamond service may make it hard to leave your room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omni Hotel Houston
- Omni Houston