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Residence Inn Houston Downtown/Convention Center
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

We got this room at a fraction of the weekday rates for our weekend stay. The room was very large and it was clear that the room was recently renovated. The room had a 42" flat screen television. The room had a full kitchen with dishes and silverware included. The bathroom and shower were seperate from the sink and counter so that you can get ready while another person is showering. The couch folds out into a bed. It was no where near as comfortable as the main bed, which was very nice. I do not believe the hotel offers any rooms with double beds.

The ful breakfast buffet was included with the room rate and was served from 6-9:30 a.m. It was wonderful. We ate the fruit and scrambled eggs. The coffee was delicious. Coffee is also available in the room at no cost and a bag of microwave popcorn was also complimentary and located in a welcome basket.

The parking was little steep. Valet parking was $19.00 plus tax. There is a Macy's right across the street for any shopping needs and a small convenience store around the corner for snacks. The staff was very friendly. We loved the hotel and would gladly stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank TexasLover
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

This Residence Inn is about to go through a room refurb, so keep that in mind when you read the review. Some of the minuses could go away when that is done

On the plus side:
- Room was clean and very spacious. Included kitchen area, desk, sitting area with a couch, queen bed, and bathroom.
- Coffee, tea and even a bag of microwave popcorn was in the room.
- TV had very good channel selection including multiple HBO’s (see minus for more TV info)
- Good location for a convention at the Convention Center. We walked everywhere and hotel was 5 blocks from convention center, a block or two from the Metro Rail and from Houston Pavilions (we had a good dinner at Mia Bella). Didn’t experience any issues with homeless or being bothered like previous posters when out walking.
- All the staff was very friendly and helpful
- Breakfast was typical hotel breakfast and fine for free, although it was pretty busy at times.
- Didn’t use the pool or exercise room, but both looked OK (Pool is shared with the attached Courtyard )
- Free high speed internet in room (but Wifi only in lobby)

On the minus side:
- Room was a little worn around the edges. Looks ready for the refurb.
- There was a big couch, but pretty uncomfortable.
- Shower is no good for tall people. The shower head was at chest level.
- Queen was the only bed type available and it was a bit lumpy.
- TV was a small tube TV. No flat screen, no HD.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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1  Thank germ
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

Stayed here for 2 nights when we popped in for an Astros game. Staff is first-rate, and our suite was clean and spacious. There were niggling little details though that were mildly irksome; not enough linens and an old TV were the ones off the top of my head.

Now here's the problem: the area. The hotel is right across the street from a police station, and the surrounding environment is somewhat shady. At night, it's loud because of the station, and in the morning, it's a ghost town with a few people shuffling to work or finding somewhere to come down from the night before. It's surrounded by boarded-up garages and buildings - be very careful when out and about at night.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank MKB1701
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

We booked a 2-bedroom suite. Each bedroom had its own bathroom making it easy in the morning to get ready on time. There is a free wired internet access (in 1 of the bedroom) and unfortunately no wifi in the room but only in the lobby (where there is also 1 computer and 1 printer). The living room is huge with a fully equipped kitchen. The hotel is near the shopping area of Houston and if you take the tram to the museum district you will pass a supermarket called “Fiesta” where you can buy all you need to prepare your own meals. The hotel as an outdoor pool on the 3rd level – we did not try it but had a look and it seemed quite big. The breakfast is free but does not offer a wide variety of food. We also had 3 TV in our suite (1 in each bedroom + 1 in the living room) but no LCD. The staff is really helpful. If you want to see the Water Wall, take the bus 53 which is stopping not far from the hotel and get out at Hidalgo @ McCue stop (about 30 minutes from the hotel). It is quite far from the center of Houston but worth a visit. You can then go shopping into the Galleria Mall just opposite the water wall.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Londinium
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Reviewed 20 August 2010

This hotel is centrally located in downtown houston. It is right next to houston pavilions, which has several eating options. There is no entrance to the tunnel from the hotel, but there is an entrance in the Macy's across the street. I don't normally stay in Residence Inn, but there is no Marriott or Renaissance downtown. I stayed here twice in two months, so it is not too bad. They have a free breakfast buffet in the mornings, and hor dourves with beer and wine 3 nights a week. There are two fitness centers (one in the RI and one in the adjoining courtyard) but even so they are a little small. The staff is friendly. I was slightly annoyed though one night when someone pulled the fire alarm and we had to go stand outside in the rain in the middle of the night for an hour. If I come back here, I will probably stay in one of the other nearby hotels that has a tunnel entrance so that I don't get accosted by homeless people on my way to work every morning (the Macy's doesn't open until 10am).

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled on business
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Thank keb1234
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