This hotel plays a movie at their pool at night until 10pm. I was on the ninth floor and the sound blasted into my room as if it was being played next door. It is absolutely ridiculous that I was able to hear this movie so clearly. This hotel should stop trying to be trendy, or whatever the intention is, and focus on being comfortable.
The second night I was there, someone was smoking marijuana and the smoke filled the entire floor. It was not until the smoke alarm began going off incessantly that the hotel actually thought to investigate.
Parking is outrageous - $25 for self parking. And, the hotel adds a $14 'resort fee' every day.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 14, 2017 by Mark Noyes, General Manager of Hotel Derek, Hotel Management
Hey Jetsetter – thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts with us from your most recent stay. We do love to show Old-Western movies nightly on our movie wall outside the pool area, but I apologize that it seems to disturb rather than to relax, which was our intent. We also have a zero tolerance smoking policy for all of our guests, so when we found out someone was possibly breaking this policy our security team sprang into action. It seems that we got off on the wrong foot and I would love the opportunity at a second chance to show you that we are not only the cool, hip property that Houston knows and love, but that we can provide that Southern comfort and charm you’re looking for. Please let me know the next time your travels bring you to Houston, and I will be sure to arrange a very VIP return.