Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 138
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KWSA Medical center gem
Anyone who needs medical care at MD Anderson should think about this hotel. It's attraction is in its simplicity. More for your money, free breakfast, cookies in the lobby, free paper, and free shuttle. Rooms are generous with large bathroom and TV has every channel you want. Not a smoker in site (compared to nearby hotels) and the smaller size lends itself to a quieter stay. No pool but a couple treadmills and of course close to all the great eats around Rice University. Finally, Houston can be a little sketchy, especially around the medical center but the small hotel and single entrance/exit made me feel safe.
10 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrrobinson Slept well and great breakfast
Granted my family and I were exhausted every night, we all slept well and had a great breakfast every morning. Great flat screen tv's in the rooms as well.
08 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rowlb Excellent service and convenient location
I tried to book at a Holiday Inn closer to the Medical Center Annex where I was working, but was unable to (probably due to the rodeo). Not only did I save money, but I had a whirlpool in my room. Also, the weather was nice, and I found it pleasant to walk home every night from work (about a mile, took about 20 minutes). All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Also, there is a Kroger and CVS within a block from the hotel.
06 March 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by medicalpatient disrespectful of privacy
My husband and I stayed for one night in order to keep a doctor's appt at MD Anderson. When making the reservation, we asked if a medical rate was available which we were subsequently given. Upon check-in, we were asked for "proof" of a medical reason for our stay in order to be given that rate. I had to show the desk clerk my appointment schedule at the medical center. I was so stunned at the request that I simply showed her my appointments. However, I consider that request to be the highest breach of privacy. Had I the opportunity to rethink my response, I would have refused and would have gone elsewhere. I will not choose to stay at this hotel again because of my experience. Nor will I recommend this hotel to anyone. I have had appointments at MD Anderson for the past 2 1/2 years and have stayed a couple of different area hotels. Never have I been asked for "proof".
04 March 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by benski Poor Service and unclean room
Staff was not that friendly our bathroom was not that clean toilet was very dirty with a slime ring around it. also they ran out of breakfast foods
03 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Juliebug80 Hotel is a Real Gem
This was our first experience with this hotel. We were "referred" because the larger hotel (of the same chain) was full. Boy, were we pleasantly surprised! The location is perfect for patients of MDAnderson. They provide a shuttle service, which we did not use, but the option is nice. The entire hotel is clean and lovely. The rooms are large and well kept. The rooms are truly "non-smoking" rooms with no residual odor! The furniture is modern, clean and comfortable. The bed was one of the best I've slept in in awhile, at a hotel. The lobby was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. They even provided copies of USA Today in the lobby for guests. I was pleased that my air conditioner worked and there was an additional heater provided. The semi-continental breakfast was nice. They even included pancakes and two other "hot" items in addition to the sweet rolls, cereal and fruit. I would highly recommend this hotel and we will be returning!
03 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BBQFOOL Great Location
I stayed at the hotel for 5 nights. It was my first time there. Upon check in, the staff was very nice and friendly. My room was very comfortable and mainly quiet. I didn't experience the food, as I was there for the World Champion BBQ Cook-off, so I didn't need to eat there. The location is great and very close to Reliant Park. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and hope to return next year.
01 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rumur22 Very comfortable, close to MD Anderson, Shuttle, great service
We stayed here twice while in Houston and were very pleased with the room and service. Fairly priced too.
12 February 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Melma Felt Safe
I am a patient at MD Anderson, and I have stayed at this Hotel once before and we liked it so decided to stay again. It is not to far from the Medical Area that I need to go to so it is convenient for me, and also there are stores and plenty of restaurants around the area. I know being away from home is hard, but this is a great Hotel to stay since everything around is close by. We felt safe, and what I really do like the most is that it is a small Hotel, 3 floors, not to much noise, mainly adults no kids around and a great location. I would highly recommend this Hotel for anyones stay, whether it is Business or Leisure, or for what I go for Medical Reasons.
11 February 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RaeD Comfortable bed
The staff were very helpful and friendly, the breakfast area was clean well stocked, the food was good with a nice variety. The shuttle was prompt. I didn't make it to the gym but it looked well equipped for a hotel. I had a king suite nonsmoking on the 3rd floor, it was clean, quiet, and didn't smell like smoke as some nonsmoking rooms do. The bed was very comfortable, the room was clean and well stocked, I used the iron and ironing board, they worked properly, my only dislike if you can call it that would be the bathroom was dim for makeup application. The ice machine was out of service on the 3rd floor but it wasn't a big deal to me. My overall experience was excellent I would recommend this hotel
11 February 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CarolL Great Hotel is just about every aspect
WE loved our stay here. Comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, very attentive staff and delicious free breakfasts!
The shuttle drivers were the best - just so considerate and helpful!
BUT there were not nearly enough of them. Once we had to wait an hour and a half for a pickup. WE called the hotel three times but in the end we had to take a taxi after all that waiting. And it was at the OQuin tower bldg so it should have been an easy stop. They need at east another two drivers and shuttle cars in order to accomodate the guests who are there for appointments. Also their competition hotel nearby will take you to the Galleria and Rice Village and this hotel does not make stops there.
25 January 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mightyjoe great service
stay there three nights i was very relaxed no disturbance
09 January 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kerasun Nice rooms and friendly staff
We come to Houston 6-8 times a year for medical appointments at MD Anderson. This was our first time staying at this hotel. The first thing we noticed was the beautiful lobby area. The lady who checked us in was very personable and friendly. We were pleasantly surprised by the large size of the room and the many ammenities not normally provided in a hotel room. There was an iron, full size ironing board, mini refrigerator and a microwave in our room. Besides the normal shampoo, conditioner and soap in the bathroom, there was also a makeup remover cloth and a vanity kit including cotton swabs, q-tips, and a small emory board. The lady in the breakfast room was very friendly and kept everything well stocked. There was also a place in the lobby, just outside of the breakfast room, where in the afternoon you could get a cup of coffee and a mini muffin or pastry leftover from breakfast. The only thing that kept our stay from being perfect was the beds in our room. I know from reading the manager's response to other reviews that they are in the process of changing to pillow top mattresses. Unfortunately, the room we were in still had the old mattresses. We might as well have been sleeping on the floor. In fact, I'm not sure but the floor might have been more comfortable. Neither of us was able to sleep on those rock hard beds. Next trip I will request a room with a pillow top mattress. If they will honor that request, then this will be my new home away from home when I come to Houston.
08 January 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ginger99 Spacious and clean room with great service.
We had a wonderful experience while staying at the Holiday
Inn Express Houston Medical Center. The staff was very professional yet friendly. We were here on vacation for the
1st time and they were very helpful in giving us directions to
various locations around Houston.
The room was very clean and spacious. The only thing I would
change would be the pillows on the beds. I wish they had been
large pillows and firmer, but everything else was fine. We had a
nice size refrigerator in our room and a microwave, as well as
small kitchen-type sink.
I would recommend this Holiday Inn Express to family and friends
because of the cleaniness, the staff and the fact that it is centrally
08 January 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie1958 Mrs
We love staying at this hotel. It is always clean, the staff is always very friendly & accommodating..
The shuttle drivers never mind taking us or picking us up at MD Anderson or some where to eat.. They always are smiling & know how to make the customers feel comfortable!
Thank you Holiday Inn Medical Center for going that extra step for your customers!!
31 December 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by debke2 everything terrific
this was a very relaxing, terrific, stay, desk staff, breakfast staff, driver, housekeeping staff, were all terrific...we love staying here...
20 December 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by vividbutterfly777 EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING FRONT DESK STAFF
We had originally wanted to travel out of the country to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, but our son was having surgery, so our time to celebrate was shortened. We found the jacuzzi suite and decided to stay in it, because Holiday Inn doesn't normally let us down. That is most definitely now an understatement. We were EXTREMELY disappointed with the inattentiveness of the staff at the front desk from the time we arrived until the time we left. When we arrived at the hotel, we explained that I am a Priority Club member and wanted the free water and snacks we look forward to each time we stay at a Holiday Inn. He could not find our membership and did not want to look for it right then. We went to our room with no water and no snacks(we were also told that even if he could find our membership, they only give water, which was surprising to me since we usually get a small goody bag at other locations#. We had a problem with them running our credit card several times and we were paying with two separate cards, which got transposed and caused us not to be able to use 350.00 of our money for nearly the entire week after we left#it is solely the principle of the matter), though we had already paid. We were very happy with the housekeeper. She seemed to want to please us in ensuring we had plenty of towels, etc and asking us specifics about how we wanted things in our room. We were pleased with the discount I am able to use being that I am a Wells Fargo employee. All in all, I would not revisit and would not tell a friend to visit. Infact, I would more than likely discourage a friend from going to that location. I am hoping we can find another jacuzzi in Houston next time.
09 December 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by muchachona GREAT STAFF AND LOCATION
This hotel is located on Main Street about 3 miles from the Medical Center, next to a Super Target and a CVS Pharmacy and tons of restaurants. We decided to give it a try this time since it includes free breakfast and free parking and we did not need a kitchen on this trip. The staff is excellent. The guys at the front desk really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. We requested an upgrade since we are platinum ambassador members and were granted one. The room is standard hotel room size but it included a microwave, wet bar and small refrigerator. It also included a large size whirpool. Very comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding compared to other Holiday Inn Express properties we have stayed at, and the girls who work in the breakfast room are most helpful. They constantly go in and out of the breakfast room replenishing items and walk around the tables asking everybody if they need anything and offering help. First HI Express we see this service at breakfast. Also, we had ordered some packages to be delivered at the hotel by UPS and UPS made the mistake of dropping one of them at another HI property on Main Street. The front desk staff were jumping up the loops calling other HI properties around the area until they located it. They sent a driver to pick it up and gave it to us. Really good service. Overall, great value, staff and location. We'll be back.
07 December 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rod22 Needs some care
Floor was not cleaned. Had to ask housekeeping to reclean. Clothes tags, hairpins and cookie crumbs on floor... There was some remodeling done to the room and the touchup paint was not even the same color... Who inspects and ok'd this? Entrance is very tight and price is way to high.
28 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great stay in the Medical Center area
I live in one of the distant suburbs of Houston so when I have a medical procedure in the Medical Center. I stay at the Holiday Inn Express. The staff are great and everything is close.( ie Lubys, pharmacy)
26 November 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by blueeyes77 Beds were hard but
This Express was clean, staff very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good. But the room was small and the beds were very hard,
20 November 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by joley very accommodating to our needs
we had a whole day we hadnt counted on from the hospital
and the schuttle service was very nice taking us to rice villge
the driver (KINDLELL) was vvery helpful.
19 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tery Very friendly
The owner is on property quite a bit it appeared and was very friendly and approachable. We had a great experience at this location.
18 November 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by blueguy Nice hotel
Room was clean and well appointed, could have been a little quieter (could hear upstairs room) but not bad - fan was enough to cover other noises. Hotel was okay, not spectacular, but no complaints either. The best part of the hotel, however, was the staff - especially the ladies in the breakfast area. This being a 'medical center' hotel, with lots of folks staying here while visiting doctors, I was impressed to see how nice the ladies in the breakfast area were to folks who became 'regulars'. They went out of their way to say 'hi' and make sure we had everything we needed, and made sure to offer more. They deserver a pat on the back, just for being exceptionally nice people (I wasn't here for med center, but I can appreciate how nice it would be to see a friendly face while away from home)
13 November 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by grmj Excellant
Good check in service by Erica, room clean with great flat screen tv, room was quiet at night. Only minor issue for me was no soap holder in the bath/shower combination. Super Breakfast menu served by Amanda shwher service was on time at the opening of 6:30am, helpful and ready to help with any thing we requested. Overall excellant run property full marks for organization and personnel.
12 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JenK Convenience
It was conveniently located. I traveled alone and felt safe. Everything was very clean. The refridgerator came in very handy and was appreciated. The price was right and I was thrilled to know, since I was there for medical reasons, the company offered a discount.
In the stressful life, it's good to have a comfortable place to go & stay while I'm there.
23 October 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike11 Good Location for Sports events and MD Anderson
This property is tucked sideways into a smallish area on South Main St. Just south of Kirby and main. Access is easy coming from the north. And leaving the property is right turn (South) only.
We checked in after 5 pm and had a room on the second floor east hallway. The room smelled "earthy" and there was mildew on the sheer curtains above the air conditioner. Since I was in Houston for my 1 year check up for a transplant, we decided to go ask for a different room. The clerk "Andy" was very quick to give us a key to a different room also on the second floor but down the west hallway. No problems at all for this room.
Our room and the one that we vacated, the furniture could have been arranged better, the bed was about a foot from the air conditioner, and we had to have the unit either on or off, there was no controlling it by the knobs on the unit. All of the electrical plugs were behind a piece of furniture so not easily accessible.
The folks that were behind the check in counter pretty much ignored the guests but the lady in charge of the breakfast was friendly and did a good job of keeping things full and clean.
If you are a MD Anderson patient and concerned about cleanliness, the Rotary House is a better option for more money. This hotel is better than the Holiday Inn on Kirby, The access is good for the hospital if you are driving, and the hotel does use it's van for drop offs. I would consider staying here again but will use the Rotary House for my next short visit.
22 October 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EMC2 Great service.
Very clean. Wonderful staff. Busy location. Definitely would revisit when in the area.
19 October 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kstacey Convenient and comfortable
My husband and I have stayed at this property on two occasions during medical treatments at MD Anderson. It is very conveniently located, close to the medical center and various shopping and restaurants. The shuttle is very helpful and the driver Kindle was very courteous and kind. All the staff was helpful and accomodating. Parking is ample even when the hotel is very full. The room is clean, comfortable and large enough and the microwave and mini fridge makes longer stays much easier. There was no ice machine on the second floor near our room and there is a strange odor (not sure what it is) in the lobby but those are the only negatives I could really find.
18 October 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Eagle Hard beds; good service; clean
Beds were hard. Service was good and rooms were clean. Overall, fair experience, but pricey for hard beds. Fitness room was great!
14 October 2012