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Americas Best Value Inn - Medical Center North
Ranked #323 of 518 Hotels in Houston
Reviewed 22 March 2013

I recently spent three nights at the hotel. I had little interaction with the staff, but checking in and out of my room was quick and easy. I liked the location. The hotel has quick access to the South Freeway. I appreciated the room's amenities: mini fridge, microwave, and flat screen television. There was no iron, but I remembered from other guest reviews to bring my own. I did not like the cleanliness of the room. There were stains in the carpet and the microwave needed to be cleaned. However, I felt that this was the only setback about the hotel. Overall, I liked my stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Had to stay a couple of days for a visit to the M D Anderson Medical Center. Easy to find even though I've never been to Houston. Exterior a little the worse for wear (outside trash cans need attention, cigarette butts on sidewalk, etc.) but OK. Included mini-fridge and microwave came in very handy. Bath and shower enclosed with sink counter open to the room. Ice, glasses and all necessary's in evidence. Bed was not up to my standards for comfort and my back hurt. Television was enclosed in an entertainment center (includes DVD player if you want to bring your own movies) that was right at the foot of the bed for easy viewing and there was a nice selection of channels. Maybe I should have asked at the desk but there was no remote in my room and I had to manually change channels (took me right back to the '50's). It was a little noisy being right off of South Freeway (I live in a rural area) but not terrible; in fact the second night I didn't even notice it and slept well. Everyone was friendly. Even though I had maps and a Tom Tom for backup another guest gave me a more direct route to follow and it was amazingly easy to get to the treatment center. When I left, the desk man gave me good directions to follow to exit Houston rapidly. No complaints about cleanliness or maid service; all up to snuff. I did run the A/C. It worked well and I was surprised at how quietly it ran. I did not try the free breakfast on my stay so I can't comment on that but yes, the dining area is small. Manager was a nice guy and very accomodating.. I'll have surgery soon and need a weeks stay in the area. I was quoted less than $45/night (before taxes) for a 7 day stay. Very affordable, didn't see any bedbugs (and after reading the other review on this site, I looked) and pretty reasonable accomodations. Neighborhood is a little spotty so I took a 357 snubby with me for the evenings (this is Texas after all). I wouldn't worry about strolling the area in the daytime. Also very easy to get to and from the medical area so don't let the lack of a shuttle deter you. I can get lost everywhere and even I didn't have problems. You could do much worse and the value can't be beat.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank Skip H
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

This is a good hotel to stay in if you don't want to be too far from the downtown area, but at half the cost of a downtown hotel. It is near the museum district and lovely Hermann park. Public transport is possible, though the light rail stop is a good 20 minute walk, crossing the bridge over the 288 freeway.
The room has some signs of wear and tear but was fine and clean, which is important. Breakfast was self service and confined to a tiny corner of the entrance lobby, and there are only three tables, so you need to get there early. The manager was friendly and helpful, and did a few searches to look for information for me to make my visit more comfortable. One word of warning - this is a dodgy area at night, so avoid walking in the street or neighbouring streets especially in the evening. Driving back to the hotel at night I spotted quite a few dodgy individuals hanging about the streets, looking up to no good, so beware.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank levado656
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Staying here for several days while my mother see's specialists at MD Anderson. While it is only a short drive away this hotel leaves a bit to be desired. First let me start by saying that I have stayed at worse places. The motel is supposedly "newer" but is in a slightly rougher part of town than I would like to be in. Do I feel safe in my room? - Yes. Would I walk down the street in this area? - NO There doesn't seem to be any nice places to eat nearby but there are a couple pizza and sandwich shops that will deliver here. The rooms are average at best. Fairly clean except the carpet (but most motels have gross carpet). The beds are a mattress on a wooden platform - my back hurts in the morning .... Enough said. There is a small fridge and microwave which is nice. The TV is good and there are decent low level cable channels. The air is cold and the heat works (not that you would need it). The "continental" breakfast is NOTHING more than muffins, stale Cheerios, Raisin Bran and a pot of coffee - the gas station has a better selection. The guy at the front desk is friendly enough but is behind plexiglass (enough said?) The free WiFi is VERY spotty. All in all if I had to do it over I most likely wouldn't stay here again - but if this is the only thing in your price range it is completely survivable.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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3  Thank Nursemomtothree
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

One never knows what they will get for $50.00 but this motel is a jewel. Yes, they could provide tissues or?

The front desk was helpful and a pleasure to communicate with.

Back to Houston i will defintiely stay again.

Close to downtown and the sports stadium.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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3  Thank LeRoyGe
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

The bathroom and bedding were clean, but the carpet gave both my wife and I the "itchies".
The room was otherwise very nice, it's more of a mid level motel, than a Motel 6 competitor. Microwave and fridge, a large flatscreen TV with a good selection of channels, including a porno channel that we didn't order, but was active.
Breakfast was individually wrapped muffins and coffee.
Located in a transitioning neighborhood. There is a mix of large, well kept older houses and what looks to be low rent apartments. The property has rooms on three sides and a wall on the other, the only way in and out is past reception.
Reasonably easy to get to from either direction of Hwy 288, South Freeway. Exit the property very slowly and pick your angle carefully. The curb gutter is deep and steep, and the road surface is gouged by people who left too quickly like I've never seen before.
This was the cheapest room we could find in the area.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Donald E A
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Reviewed 2 May 2012 via mobile

Room was fine but I noticed 2 bed bugs. They tried showing me another room and when I checked the mattress for bugs a crack pipe literally fell out from under the mattress. I couldn't make this up if I tried. Leaving now!!!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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4  Thank Brendanmc7
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Address: 2419 Riverside Dr, Houston, TX 77004-7606
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #323 of 518 Hotels in Houston
Price Range: £59 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Medical Center North 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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