On a recent visit to Houston we'd thought we'd take a detour the first night and look for a spa/hotel for some R&R. After much searching we discounted anything in Houston and settled on The Woodlands only 30 mi north of Houston and short drive from IAH (Bush airport). Driving in we marveled at the truly "wooded" setting, lush like a park. The hotel is older but very nice, more like a golf resort and conference center but perfect for our needs. The spa was delightful with an attentive staff, hotel staff the same. We had a wonderful Sunday brunch, delicious and excellent value. It exceeded our expectations. Although the buildings were built in '70's lack some styling the room was large and nicely appointed. No complaints at all. There were many pools, we can see it is a great place for a family stay as well. We will definitely come back for a "quiet" stay. Nearby is the Woodlands Waterway in the town that is also worth visiting. That was an amazing surprise, very impressed with this hotel and community.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in 28,000 acres of forest north of Houston, the newly renovated Woodlands Resort is a destination of fun and relaxation. Just steps from 406 deluxe guest rooms are two championship golf courses and the Forest Oasis Waterscape™ with 1,000 foot lazy river. Guests enjoy seasonal poolside dining, dive-in movies and family-friendly entertainment. Other resort amenities include a full-service spa and fitness facility, 190 miles of trails, and tennis courts. Explore the property's three restaurants or lounge, plus nearby shopping and entertainment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Woodlands Hotel The Woodlands
- The Woodlands Resort And Conference Center