Great location for Medical Center or Rice U
Posted Oct 26, 2016
The rooms were comfortable, missing some items I am used to, especially a coffee maker, but clean and very quite considering the traffic in the area.
If you are visiting in the Medical Center, or attending an event at Rice University as we were, then this is an excellent choice. The quality is what you would expect from a hotel of this caliber. A nice extra is a free shuttle to places within 2 miles or so. That includes Rice, the Village shopping center, and most of the Medical Center, and (I think) the Houston Zoo.
Parking is a bit tricky whether you select self park or valet. Although the address of the hotel is on Fannin, the entrance for vehicles is on Dryden, a cross street. We made the block once before we figured it out.
Free WiFi is available in the lobby and restaurant area. In the rooms, there is a small charge. Members of the Marriott loyalty club get free room WiFi, something that is not widely advertized.
The breakfast buffet was tasty, but a bit on the expensive side. The Starbucks shop in the lobby didn't open early enough when we were there, which was a bit curious.
The staff was knowledgeable and pleasant. Check-in was very fast and smooth.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 9, 2016 by RC, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing The Houston Marriott Medical Center. We appreciate your feedback from your recent stay with us. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. One of our key priorities is to provide the highest level of friendly and courteous service. Every process put in place is aimed at providing you with a memorable hotel experience. Thank you for choosing Houston Marriott Medical Center, we look forward to having you as our guest in the near future. Again, we appreciate your valued feedback.