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Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International
Ranked #82 of 504 Hotels in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Location...but......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

I recently accompanied a family member to their appointment at the MD Anderson Clinic. We stayed at the Rotary House, which is managed by Marriott. It is wonderful for location , as you do not have to leave the building to go to the clinics. Restaurants, shops, entertainment, and outdoor seating area's surround the hotel right in the middle of the medical center area.
We were however, very disappointed with the rooms. Beds were horrible, bedspreads were stained and torn, sheets were worn, paint peeling, bathrooms worn, etc. Everything was very clean, but very dated. You need to decide if being do close to the medical facilities is more important than staying in a room that makes you feel better and not worse, as this one did.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is a well maintained hotel situated in the heart of the hospital district. The staff is well accustomed to meeting patients of all kinds and their caretakers. They are never too impatient to answer a question, and they remain professional at all times. The lobby is cheerful, and there are often activities and singing, or little musical concerts there. There is a nice business center with ample computers and printers in an office setting. There is a large television room. The rooms are spacious, and if one needs a kitchenette, such is available. The restaurant serves the best breakfast buffet I've ever seen, and they accommodate special diets. There's a little pizza/deli type shop just before the walkway to MD Anderson. There's adequate parking. The walkways go to both the Main Building and Mays Clinic, and there's a shuttle bus to other hospitals. The bus will also take one to restaurants, shops, and pharmacies within a 2-mile radius of the hotel at no charge (It's polite to tip the driver). There is a charge for valet and self parking, but both the room rates and the parking rates are reasonable. I've staid here many times, and it is good for both patients and caretakers. The hotel gives one a printout of appointments at MD Anderson, and there's a nice patient information room including books and DVDs as well as medical information available there.

Room Tip: Have never heard noise here. I believe they are remodeling, so the cheerful atmosphere will be main...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank 1Strong1
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Denton, Texas
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Stayed at the Rotary House Hotel for 2 nights this week and we were so thankful for the conveniences, accommodating staff and lovely facilities. It was our first trip to MD Anderson and everything went so smoothly thanks to our stay at this hotel. Peaceful and beautifully appointed public areas made us feel like we were at a resort, except no pool. On the second floor we spent Sunday afternoon in the bar having a glass of wine and reading the paper while listening to live music from the lobby below. The food was very good, but a little on the pricey side at The Oaks Restaurant. We ordered room service one night and food was very prompt and fresh. The skyway from the hotel makes visiting the hospital a breeze, especially because it rained one day. Hospital concierge made sure we had everything we needed for our hospital visit, including a wheelchair, schedules, and maps and tips to make the tests and clinics the best experience they could be. I thought the rates were very reasonable and the rooms were extremely clean. Many people stay here are going through chemo and require very clean environments to prevent illnesses, and cleanliness was something the hotel takes very seriously since it is for patients only. Some guests were wearing masks, pulling IV poles and hooked up to infusion pumps, so you can feel right at home here no matter what.

Room Tip: We were in room 632 and over looked the parking garage. There may be rooms that overlook the gardens...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank NTexastraveler
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Huntsville, AL
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113 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

.... then this is the place to stay. It's not cheap, but to be in the midsts of the vast hospital campus, with folks that know the territory is VERY helpful. 1) The name of the game is CHEERFUL... all the staff wear a smile. 2) Knowledge of the operation is readily available... just show up and you will be taken care of. 3) Forget the car... unless you want to take long trips... let the shuttle take you wherever you need to go. 4) Language is no problem... the staff here is like the UN and there seems to be someone here from every nation about! And, most important, 5) THEY CARE AND UNDERSTAND.... so what more can I say???

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Talladega
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

My husband and I have stayed here twice now and it was wonderful both times. The reason we chose to stay here this time, is because my husband had tests scheduled early, before 7 am, on a Sunday morning. So we flew in Sat evening and with the convenience of being attached to the hospital, we were able to just walk over to the hospital. Staff is always helpful and the room is very nice!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Lisa J
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Very clean,QUIET & so convenient to MDAnderson. Trams are running to help you with the walk which is a bonus plus wheelchairs are available. After staying in hotels close by before we knew about Rotary House we now no longer deal with the added stress of "finding our way" & waiting for shuttles or the added expense of hiring cabs. Snack shops, gift shops, restaurants & the kindness of the employees makes the Rotary House welcoming haven during a difficult time. Be sure to call early as it fills up.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Childress, Texas, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

After an 8-hour drive from the Texas Panhandle to Houston, it is such a pleasure to check in to the comfort and security of Rotary House at MD Anderson! We've stayed twice in the past seven visits at other hotels and had to drive or take a shuttle to the medical center. Hopefully never again. It's worth every penny to be able to access Mays Clinic and the main hospital building via skybridges. It's SO nice to be able to return to the room between appointments; we don't have to go outdoors if we don't want to. Because it is available only to patients and their families, the attitude of every employee we've encountered in five stays compliments an MD Anderson atmosphere of kindness, compassion and hope.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Judy J
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Property: Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International
Address: 1600 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030-4012
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston > Medical Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Houston
#27 Romantic Hotel in Houston
#98 Business Hotel in Houston
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International 3.5*
Number of rooms: 322
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