Champagne luxury on a beer budget
Posted Jan 9, 2017
We had one night in Houston before a flight home, and ICON looked so nice I couldn't pass it up. The experience FAR exceeded our expectations: huge room with a huge king bed, luxurious and not gauche finishings and decorations (miles above the usual hotel decor, including Fairmont etc.), friendly service, great-looking bar and restaurant in the lobby (although we didn’t use these), hot chocolate and spiced pecans when we arrived on a very cold winter night. It’s in a beautifully restored heritage building, and it’s part of the Marriott chain, which I hadn't realised, so great if you’re looking to accrue points. The room was just so comfortable and indulgent, especially at the end of a long vacation, and yet when we checked out the total due was remarkably reasonable considering the level of luxury and overall experience. Also, it’s extremely central if you want or need to be in the heart of downtown. Couldn't recommend this hotel enough!