My husband and I stayed in a kitchenette suite for 3 weeks in November while he was recovering from brain surgery. The hotel is owned by MD Anderson and managed by Marriott so it was a perfect blend of medical care and hospitality. The hotel is only for MD Anderson patients and their families, and the staff goes out of their way to try to make you feel at home. It is located across the street from the hospital/clinic and is connected by a skybridge so it doesn't get more convenient than that. And the price is comparable to (or less than) other hotels in the area.
The rooms furnishings are starting to look a little bit worn but I understand there is a renovation scheduled for the near future. However everything was impeccably clean. The hotel amenities include everything you would expect in a 4 or 5 star hotel (ie - pool, health club, business center, onsite restaurant, gift shop, etc.) but what sets this hotel apart is how it seamlessly interweaves with the MD Anderson complex. There is a guest relations office just off the lobby where you can get medical information, patient schedules, or even just movies to watch in your room. There is also an onsite lab for bloodwork so you don't have to go all the way to the hospital for a blood draw. And everything is handicapped-accessible from the rooms to the layout of the tables in the restaurant. And there are several quiet areas where you can go to just sit peacefully for a while. Or you can participate in the daily activities such as bingo or movie night if you want to be around people and socialize. They have truly thought of everything to make life easier for both the patients and the caregivers.
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who will be undergoing any kind of treatment at MD Anderson. Being able to stay here made our lives significantly easier during a very challenging time. And the fact that you can stay someplace where nobody gives you a second glance if you are in a wheelchair with a big scar on your head easily earns this hotel a 5th star.
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