Hotel Ylem, Ascend Hotel Collection

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Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds

Overview of Hotel Ylem, Ascend Hotel Collection

Hotel Ylem, Ascend Hotel Collection

3 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
8080 S Main St, Houston, TX, 77025

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNRG Park8 min walk
  • Popular LocationNRG Stadium16 min walk
  • Popular LocationNRG Center7 min drive
  • AirportHouston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby)18 min drive

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About this area


Located in Houston, Hotel Ylem, Ascend Hotel Collection is in the city center and near a metro station. Don't miss out on a visit to Houston Zoo. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • NRG Park - 8 min walk
  • NRG Stadium - 16 min walk
  • Houston Maritime Museum - 3 min drive
  • Texas Children's Hospital - 3 min drive
  • NRG Center - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Houston Station - 11 min drive
  • Smith Lands Station - 18 min walk
  • Houston William Hobby Airport (HOU) - 18 min drive


  • Smashburger — 4 min walk
  • Taco Cabana — 5 min walk
  • Jollibee — 5 min walk
  • Sonic — 5 min walk
  • Capt. Benny's Seafood — 6 min walk

About this property

Hotel Ylem, Ascend Hotel Collection

3-star Houston hotel in Braeswood Place with free breakfast
A 24-hour fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center are available at this hotel. Free continental breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a meeting room, and concierge services are onsite. All 79 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free long-distance calls.
Hotel Ylem, Ascend Hotel Collection offers 79 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and complimentary bottled water. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Houston hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free area shuttle up to 3 mi

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space (750 square feet)
  • Meeting room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Express check-in


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Ylem, Ascend Collection
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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 502 out of 988 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 299 out of 988 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 114 out of 988 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 50 out of 988 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 23 out of 988 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was very unique and not the normal everyday hotel I loved that!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Ylem is the VIBE! A most stay hotel in Houston. The decor is chic and every of the hotel is perfect for an Instagram worthy pic. The rooms are cozy and adorable. The location is convenient and affordable for a quick getaway. The staff is absolutely AMAZING! They go above and beyond for every guest from sharing their recommendations on restaurants, shopping and things to do. I love their mission to impact the lives of others globally by providing clean water from the proceeds of every purchase at the property. Trust me the Ylem and their staff have perfected guest relations post COVID. Can’t wait to visit again and bring my friends.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel has to be a borderline health hazard. I saw the reviews that mentioned the musty/moldy smell but I thought that maybe it was just a one off experience. As soon as we walked into the room the dusty/damp/ancient smell was overwhelming. It felt and smelled like a 150 year old dungeon. I'm guessing that the building is very old and this hotel brand just threw some paint on the walls and installed some new flooring. But they opted to leave the original tub and toilets??? The design theme is...interesting. The bathroom floor was a modern design and fairly new, the bathtub drain was badly rusted with a drain that looked like it had been there since the 1840s - no kidding. They tried to throw some paint over the very old tub and it chipped and rusted in multiple spots. It was soo rusted that I was scared to take a shower. We requested a roll away bed and when they brought the bed up to the room, I honestly thought they pulled it out of some sort of underground dungeon. The frame was a heavy, rusted metal and the smell of the mattress was like they found it in the basement of somebody's great, great, great Granny. We decided not to use it and instead crowded into one bed. I can't make this stuff up. I have traveled alot to include internationally and I don't ever remember an experience that was quite this bad. My eyes were red, I had a massive headache and my chest was burning by the morning time and my poor mom coughed all night.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The rooms are really cute
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children, Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quit stay
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021