A Home Away from Home Posted Nov 3, 2010 on Hotels.com
The web-site pictures do not do this property enough justice! The grounds were very clean and spacious. The tennis court and outdoor swimming pool/hot tub were clean and well-kept and not too busy during our Halloween weekend stay. It is a 3-story building; and getting from the free parking lot to the secured entrance doors was a breeze. A luggage carrier was was available at the elevators. The 1-bedroom suite was huge with a full kitchen (large fridge, stove, microwave, large coffeemaker, glass plates/coffee mugs/wine glasses, silverware, pots/pans, cooking utensils, cutting board, dish towels, dishwasher/detergent. The only thing missing was the dish-washing liquid. Bedroom and bathroom (shower/ tub) were separated by a privacy door from the rest of the suite. Queen bed was comfy and cozy with Egyptian sheets and warm comforter. Large flat-screen tv in BOTH the living area and the bedroom! Sofa bed was very spacious and comfortable for 2 people (or maybe for 1 larger adult) and came with extra bedding/blanket. Large windows in both rooms with windows that open for fresh air and blackout curtains for a peaceful night's sleep! And their free breakfast...amazingly good! Texas-shaped waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, potato wedges, bagels, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, juices, tea, coffee...the works! Served from 6-930am and plenty of food available for all patrons. My teens loved having their privacy and own tv to play their dvd's and Xbox. We couldn't hear any neighbors, and there were no security/safety issues to our cars or room the entire stay this weekend. Many restaurants near the hotel. Kroger Grocery Store is within walking distance with a gas station on the corner. The Galleria is about 15 minutes away straight down Westheimer. Sam Houston tollway (which will take you just about anywhere in Houston) is only a few minutes from the hotel. The staff...excellent! From check-in, to breakfast, to cleaning, to check-out...very professional, friendly, and courteous. I hope this lengthy review was helpful because I could not find enough details on this Residence Inn when trying to choose a convention-stay location. We are so thrilled that we avoided the actual convention hotel's crowds, long elevator lines, and crowded parking lots. If only they would upgrade the free internet to a faster wifi speed...it would be perfect! This will be the first of many, many stays for us at the Residence Inn Marriott Westchase!