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Review of Residence Inn Houston The Woodlands/Lake Front Circle

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Residence Inn Houston The Woodlands/Lake Front Circle
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in The Woodlands
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“They will bump you”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2011

Had reservations here 11 months in advance. Two weeks before the our reservation I called to confirm. I was told that I had been "bumped" because they had oversold the hotel and platinum members take presedence. Apparently I was not important enough. The customer service was ridiculous!! Tamera, the sales coordinator, was of absolutely no help. I will not be staying at Marriott hotels anymore.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank AnnFal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2011

My stay was great but I am use to more upgrades in the rooms. The beds were comfortable and I had a king bed and it was similar to european furniture (low to the ground). Pillows were fluffed and room size was average. Recommendation for the TV to be on a swivel to turn it while in bed. Had an awesome gym so my wife could work out. Lastly the kitchen in the room was benefical to have if needed. Overall it was a great stay

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wbush3579
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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2010

This hotel is not structured in the classical sense but built more like a residential agglommoration. One almost feels like this is a (vast) personal residence, till one enters and sees the obvious giveaways. It is quite comfortable, but not plush. Bathrooms are a tad small, but each room also has a kitchenette. Probably due to high employee costs it seems to be a little under staffed, but is fairly efficient. Good if you look to keep cost down (approx USD 170); those not keen on this could opt for the nearby Marriott Waterway.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank babagul
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Memphis, Tennessee
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107 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2010

Everything is right in it's place like every other one of these Residence. Five things;
Quietest shower I have ever been in, ever, period. I didn't know the water was on.
The eggs here on the included buffet were better than at other stops within this brand.
The cookies were hard. Fail

The signage is the issue here. The locals have a rule so it is low to the ground, and the trees have over grown it. You can not see the hotel or the sigen from the end of its block. Hint: look for the city water tower, the hotels are under it.

last there is a second Residence one block away. So punch the address into your phone or GPS device and save yourself the trouble of getting out in the wrong hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Fitzit
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Texas
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42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2009

This is a cozy and comfortable Residence Inn. It is a little older but fine. The room was very clean and spacious. The indoor pool and hot tub were nice, although the pool was too cold. My daughter and her friend also enjoyed the small tennis and basketball court. The complimentary hot breakfast was great, plenty to choose from. The large flatscreen TV in the eating area was nice. The staff members were pleasant and helpful. The location is convenient to the mall and shops at Market Street. The only negative I encountered was the computer in the lobby needs to be replaced. The screen is tiny and the computer was extremely slow and kept having problems. Overall, this is a nice, quiet hotel that we would stay at again.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank j'smomTexas
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Euless, Texas
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52 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2009

I Traveled to Houston on Business and brought my family with me. The Rooms at the Residence Inn are a great place for a family, but not this hotel. Located in the heart of the busy Woodlands, TX area, it's in a great location and literally 2 streets down the way on Six Pines, another Residence Inn exists. I have stayed at both and now I know, why most of the business goes to the one on Six Pines.

This hotel was the 1st Residence Inn in the Woodlands, and because of the influx of business, another Residence Inn was built. This hotel is priced about $30.00 lower than its competitor, but for $130.00 a night, it was NOT worth it.

The entire facility really needs to be renovated. The main lobby area is ok, the outside needs some landscaping. The rooms are old and are in need of minor repairs. Things are rusty, housekeeping is lazy and does not dust. Toilets drip and fans squeal.

The entire staff comes across as not caring, and they operate under a reactive environment, this is the managements fault.

The Residence Inn is known for their free breakfasts and dinners. Their breakfasts are ok, but their dinners are horribly managed. They claim that dinner is served from 6pm to 7:30pm but the main course runs out within 10-15 minutes and others are left eating salad and possibly the side dish. I recall other Residence Inn serving cans of soda and wine, this hotel serves cans of Lite Beer and and watered down lemonade and Koolaide.

Just the other night, 2 policemen entered the hotel and went up to a room. Being a cops kid, whenever I see a police officer, it means trouble, especially in Houston. I am not sure what happened, but that concerned me.

Most of the other travelers around me were families, and very little business travelers and that's because they were all at the Residence Inn on Six Pines.

If I were going to do this trip again with familly, I would try to book a room, at Residence Inn at Six Pines.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank GaryKlimeck
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Houston
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2008

First off, if you have never stayed at a residence inn, then this is a great hotel.

If you have, then you know the rooms are tiny, the staff is unfriendly, the food is fare.

The staff was completely useless. Hotels have high turn over rate, but when you talk to the most vetern employee of the facility and she had only been working there 5 months, there is something not right.

Inconsistant employee's and scary old woman working night audit makes for a "awesome" time.

There were 2 fire alarms that went off when I was there. I had my 6 week old baby there with me at the time. This made for an awesome time. No explanation from staff. It was sweltering hot. (not their fault, but does not make for fun times)

Worst residence inn Ive ever stayed in.

The food was the highlight. The kitchen was always cramped... Most residence inn's have a LOT bigger kitchen area for food. The location is great though. Walked to the woodlands pavillion with the heat being the only issue.

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank almghtybeanchild
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Houston The Woodlands/Lake Front Circle

Property: Residence Inn Houston The Woodlands/Lake Front Circle
Address: 1040 Lake Front Cir, The Woodlands, TX 77380-3235 (Formerly Residence Inn Houston The Woodlands I)
Region: United States > Texas > The Woodlands
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in The Woodlands
#8 Business Hotel in The Woodlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Houston The Woodlands/Lake Front Circle 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Woodlands Residence Inn Lake Front the premier extended-stay hotel in The Woodlands. We are conveniently located within minutes of the esteemed Market Street and Woodlands Mall adjacent to a multitude of restaurants and night-time entertainment. Each guest receives unparalleled service and upgraded amenities including a complimentary extended hot breakfast buffet daily, evening manager's social Mon-Wed, free high speed WiFi and Mon-Fri grocery shopping. With a new look and added amenities each of our rooms is equipped with a kitchen including full size refrigerators, stove top, microwave, sink, dishwasher and all the items you will need to feel at home. Our king size beds, large well-lit work desks and over-sized couches provide the perfect space for working and relaxing. With a state-of-the-art outdoor experience and sports court, indoor pool and whirlpool, fully equipped fitness center, you can maintain your health and wellness around your work schedule. ... more   less 
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