Four of us spent an overnight here recently in a one bedroom unit. We chose it because it was close to family and a reasonable price given the area. It was an okay place to stay, but certainly not great.
On the plus side, the breakfast was excellent, the place was clean, furniture and decor were lovely and the people at the front desk were pleasant.
On the negative, we felt very cramped in our 1 bedroom unit. The bedroom was small and the living area seemed smaller. Even the common breakfast area in the lobby was cramped and crowded. (The hotel itself is HUGE. Walking to breakfast seemed to take 10 minutes.) The pool area was also crowded.
Also on the negative - no wireless internet and local phone calls cost $.50. (Why can't they give free local calls? This is such a small thing, but it irritated us.) Additionally, it is difficult to find. (It's the same driveway as the Courtyard, but in the back and you can't necessarily see it from the feeder.)
It does seem like the positives should outweigh the negatives I listed, but somehow, for our group, being in such close quarters was a huge negative.
If the price was right we might consider staying here again, but never for more than one night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Make yourself at home at the brand new Residence Inn by Marriott Houston West University. The hotel allows quick access to the world renowned Texas Medical Center, home to MD Anderson Cancer Center, where we offer complimentary shuttle service daily. The hotel is centrally located in the Greenway Plaza - West University area, minutes away from Lakewood Church, Reliant Park, Galleria, world class Museum district, Downtown Houston, Rice University and a variety of upscale restaurants and nightlife. On-site amenities include complimentary hot breakfast daily, Social Hour, outdoor pool/whirlpool, exercise room, library with books, Sportscourt and complimentary high speed internet access in all suites. The hotel is conveniently located 1 mile from the Metro light rail. You can count on Residence Inn by Marriott West University to exceed your expectations. ... more less
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