I've been lurking on Trip Advisor on and off for years, but really need some advice - I hope you can help me!
I'm taking my mom to the International Quilt Festival next month. She's ALWAYS wanted to go and I FINALLY can help make that happen.
I'm somewhat familiar w/ Houston in that I've visited a few times. I THINK that since the festival is at the convention center (near downtown) that a good area for us to stay might be the Galleria area (Sage, Post Oak, etc.) as I'd like to stay in the nicest hotel I can afford (hopefully less than $100 a night, but I can go higher if I need to) BUT comfort is important, too - I don't want a stuffy, too expensive hotel that doesn't have any "homey" comforts.
My mom actualy likes to sleep in a comfortable recliner at home and I'd LOVE to find a hotel w/ a comfy chair/recliner, but have no idea how to do that!
I like the idea of some of the things that come at the LESS fancy hotels sometimes - like a fridge and a microwave, or free continental breakfast. I hate paying a fortune for parking, too. But at the same time, I don't want to take her to a so-called bargain hotel that's full of bedbugs and is deep in the hood!
Admittedly I've been looking at hotels like the Hyatt Summerfield suites and Drury Inn because they are more "homey" and comfortable looking - but I wish I could know that they'd be SAFE, quiet, and clean. I don't know if I should just try and get something with a higher star rating so that I can make sure it's not a fleabag motel...
Does anyone have any advice or tips on a GOOD deal for the money? Did you pay more than $100 a night for Houston (but not too much more!) and feel it was TOTALLY worth it? Did you find something for less but wish you could tell everyone you know how awesome it was? Do you think the Galleria area is a GOOD idea or a BAD one (i.e. would you suggest ANOTHER area?)
I REALLY appreciate it - you've no idea!!