Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 190
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by txvm56 THE PLACE TO STAY DOWNTOWN HOUSTON FOR CONVENIENCE
WE HAVE STAYED AT THIS HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MANY TIMES IN THE LAST FEW YEARS AND AS RECENTLY AS LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. IT IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR TOYOTA CENTER, GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER, DISCOVERY GREEN, THE PAVILLIONS AND MANY RESTAURANTS. THE FRONT DESK PEOPLE ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. THE ROOMS ARE CLEAN AND GOOD SIZE. THE BREAKFAST INCLUDED IN THE PRICE IS WONDERFUL. NOT JUST DOUGHNUTS, BUT A HOT BREAKFAST AND LOTS OF CHOICES. THEY ALSO HAVE FREE PARKING WHICH IS A DEFINITE PLUS IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joseph44 Wonderful time over the Labor Day weekend!
Would stay there again in a heartbeat. Super location and walking distance to all the major events.
September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by J1983 Good, but warm
The complimentary breakfast was lovely and my children enjoyed the cookies and milk in the afternoon. The only problem we had was that the room was still too warm to sleep comfortably even with the a/c on high and the indoor pool was incredibly warm--too much like bath water temperature to comfortably swim in. We'd still choose to stay here again, the hotel was very nice.
September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sandra23yrs This was an awesome stay
My family of 8 stayed in the Jr. Executive stuite and we had plenty of room. The staff was great and helped with a lot of things. The pool closed at 11 and the guy left it open so my family could relax. The kitchen staff turned back on the juice machine so ky girls could get some juice. The coinserge at the front desk was so helpful and called immediately once the room was available and cleaned out. Rhe breakfast was plentiful, hot and had great variety.
My only complaint would be the noise from the upped floor which my come from how the previous floor was..
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 5150Jr Very clean and staff inviting.
No issues with the staff and cleanliness. Room and amenities were just right!
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Juicy1274 nice rooms
Went to a concert at toyota center and we could walk very close. Nice clean rooms and pool area. would stay again
August 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mallmania Clean and Staff are wonderful
I'm not sure if I would or would not recommend this location. The staff were top notch, but the room air conditioner did not seem to be working properly. It felt muggy and not as cool as I thought it should be. The mattress on the bed needs to be replaced. The facility is very, very clean though!
August 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ghost1 Not located near enough restuarants.
This is the only complaint that I have with this location is that you can't walk a block or two to a restuarant.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RBoog Great Hotel
Very happy with our stay .Was there for baseball game. Walking distance to minute maid stadium . The hotel staff was Super friendly and the hotel and room had so many amenities .We were impressed .We even got goodie bags when we checked in.Very nice touch !! We will definitely be back !!! Great value too compared to other downtown hotels . Thanks
August 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joanie13 Awesome service
I had excellent service at the hotel. My room was a king and it was very comfortable and clean. The personnel was very accomodating and what ever I needed they helped me with. I loved the indoor pool area and the office area had every thing I needed also. I will always book here if they have room for me, can't wait for my next visit.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by caescami Vacaciones Familiares!
Decidimos pasar una semana de vacaciones con la familia en Houston, fue sorprendente la amabilidad, calidez, servicio y limpieza de todo el hotel en general, el acceso al Downtown, cercania con el estadio de los Astros, el camión y metro hacen que sea una ubicación excelente, ademas de que esta en un sitio tranquilo, relajado y seguro para la familia. Gracias y definitivamente sera mi casa en Houston.
August 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bubbawells Not that great
Typically staying in a different Holiday Inn Express property each week. This one ranked right near the bottom of my list. For the cost of the room I would have expected more!
August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 5HappyGuests Great location, service, and price
I did some extensive searching for a downtown hotel and I'm glad I chose this one. It was in a great location, had very friendly staff, and the price was very reasonable compared to others in this area. My kids loved that they had a "milk & cookie" time. It was clean and comfortable. Parking was tuff when arriving late but staff was readily available to find a space for our vehicle. Would definitely stay there again.
August 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ladsone Could have been better
I changed my reservation to this hotel from another downdown hotel when I was told by the Central Reservation office that a shuttle was offered from the hotel to Minute Maid Park (distance of about 1/2 mile). It wasn't until I checked in that I learned there was no shuttle to the ballpark and I would either have to walk (not recommended in 100 degree temperatures) or take a cab ($6 fare each way). In speaking with other guests, they were told the same thing. The one good thing was that I did not have to pay to park at the property (most downtown hotels charge anywhere from $25 to $30/night to park). I had to run the A/C on its coldest setting just to keep the room comfortable.
August 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Eduj Fire alarm tests
Overall this was a good place to stay. However, after my overnight sleepless flight from Hawaii, I got to the hotel and they tested the fire alarm I'm my room as soon as I fell asleep. That was probably not typical. Otherwise the folks were nice, and the accommodations were quite nice.
August 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Becca32 Overall Good
Some improvements could be made but our overall stay was good! We attended a concert at the Toyota Center so the location wsa perfect walking distance!
August 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kikalee excellent service
the customer service is excellent, with good information about city and locations to visit, only one thing...the water pool is very cold.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lfaith Great Stay!
We are a family of 5 and we found our suite to be perfect. The room had plenty of space and comfort. Having 2 TVs is a must when we travel and the set up of the suite allowed both to be on without disturbing each other. The room was clean and we felt welcomed by the staff and by the special treats and note in the room upon arrival. The business center was a life saver since I needed to print a confrimation I had left a home. The kids enjoyed the pool and I enjoyed not having to sit outside in the heat to watch them. Also, the kids(and dad)really enjoyed the 4pm cookies and milk.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smann51 Best Holiday Inn in US
The staff of the bell street Holiday Inn is second to none!
July 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MattS70 Great service
Great place to stay, with great access to downtown events
June 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Losingitagain Musty Smelling Hotel
The entire hotel, and especially the rooms, were very musty smelling and gave me a headache. I tried to stay in the hotel as little as possible. I had to go to a store and buy a room freshener spray to try to mask the smell. Even the hallways smelled very musty.
June 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lmelan Great Location and staff!
Great location in Downtown Houston. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They had a good variety for breakfast. We would not hesitate staying here again when we are in Houston.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kenny123 Nice Hotel
Everything is upscale in the lobby and guest rooms. The property is near to downtown, but not really within walking distance. Cab rides are a flat 6.00 for downtown locations. Cookies and milk every afternoon. A very nice place to spend the weekend.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hootenanny Good for Convention Center Location
This is a downtown, convention center or sports arena location. Typical HI Exp quality, with a few extras. Stayed during a convention with the hotel completely full. Families were also attending convention. Hotel was very quiet & very clean. Loved the milk & cookies in the afternoon/evening (also lemonade!). Small, but nice pool. Extremely helpful & friendly staff! All staff, even custodial, smiled & had a friendly greeting. Enjoyed the bottle of water each day in the room, which is very helpful for travelers. Nice touch with convention room rates. Room outfitted with mini-fridge & microwave, which helped with the lack of downtown eateries. Had a suite with a small table & upright chairs, as well as small sofabed, coffee table & the work desk & desk chair. Plenty space, except in bath area. Could use more space for shave-kits, etc. Not much parking, but it seemed safe with local city police patrolling regularly on bikes & in cruisers. Fresh fruit at breakfast was a delightful addition not found a other HI Exp recently. If you need to be downtown, it's a good stay.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gleather Would stay there again!
Great time in a Great place. Staff were wonderful and very helpful.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Johnt405 Fantastic experience!
Great staff and super nice accommodation. Highly recommend!
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dot4f This location sets the standard
This location sets the standard for the brand. You will be stuffed to the gills with food (cookies, snacks, etc) upon arrival. The property is very clean and well maintained. Everything is text book as it should be.
My last trip did have a few snags:
1) the AC unit in my room was very loud and needed some service - I was moved to another room.
2) the business center needs work. There are two computers, but neither could print -- I normally do not use a business center (bringing my own laptop) but I needed to print out some tickets -- and even after rebooting the machines had no luck. I would advise they need to clean up & lock down these machines so they are useful in the future.
Aside from my two small issues, the stay was great an I will stay again.
June 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeJimW Convenient, excellent value
I stay here every time I visit the Convention Center. Provides everything you need.
June 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by piloted22 Missing Hot Water
Hat water was missing..guess they had a problem. Manager outlined the problem and that was a good gesture.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sms918 great stay, try the cookies
2 blocks from convention center, only one closer . they have free parking, free internet, free breakfast with cereal eggs and bacon pancakes cinnamon rolls biscuits and gravy, free afternoon fresh baked cookies,hot tub and pool. other hotels in area charge for all these and are higher. rooms are very nice, hotel is small, but well maintained. my only complaint is i didn't get my morning paper friday or monday, location is behind toyota and convention center so just parking lots around, but i walked at night the 2 blocks and it wasn't bad
May 31, 2013