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ChrisG
07-22-2009, 12:37 PM
Im most likely headed to houston for the MNF game against Tenn. I came 2 years ago and stayed at the Marriott Springhill Suites which was very nice. However the price has gone up significantly. I am now looking at the Holiday Inn Houston South Loop hotel. It is the holiday inn right next to Reliant Stadium.

Anyone have an experience or relative staying there? I have seen some mixed reviews. Some saying it was good, others saying it smelled and was dirty. I think I would be getting the executive room (to hopefully avoid any problems) but was wondering what ppl in the area know about this hotel.

I recently had a very bad experience at a Super8 so im a little worried. LOL

Joe Texan
07-22-2009, 12:40 PM
I have had several fans stay there and they enjoyed the stay or Sleep. Most time was not in the hotel although we did attend a browns backer meeting there

Kaiser Toro
07-22-2009, 12:44 PM
I always priceline my stays. Usually get the Hotel Derek at $109 and the Intercontinental or Hilton at $89. These are in the Galleria area.

Drew_Smoke
07-22-2009, 01:15 PM
What about hitting Pricline or such for a downtown stay?

You could take the rail to the game and back.

Showtime100
07-22-2009, 01:18 PM
I'm at Quality Inn right next to Reliant for the SF game. It's a crap shoot, but the pics looked acceptable. I got it a while back and I believe it was $70 per night.

Khari
07-22-2009, 01:19 PM
i've stayed at the holiday inn astrodome at Kirby and La Concha before.....it was fine when I was there. Walked to the game the next morning.......

Hardcore Texan
07-22-2009, 01:39 PM
i've stayed at the holiday inn astrodome at Kirby and La Concha before.....it was fine when I was there. Walked to the game the next morning.......

I stayed there to for that Sunday Night game against the Packers a few years ago. It was fine, no problems, decent for the price. I would stay there again. In fact I probably will for the MNF game this year.

I also stayed right down Kirby of the feeder road of 610, right around the corner from the Platinum lot. Can't remember the name of the place but it was okay, I prefer the Holiday Inn over that one though.

ChrisG
07-23-2009, 03:10 PM
thx for the help guys. I think im gonna go with the Holiday Inn South Loop (Astrodome). My backup choice seems to be the Hotel Derek.

Hardcore Texan
07-23-2009, 03:25 PM
thx for the help guys. I think im gonna go with the Holiday Inn South Loop (Astrodome). My backup choice seems to be the Hotel Derek.

If that's the one right there on Kirby within walking distance, I will probably be there also.

ChrisG
07-23-2009, 03:32 PM
yea its like 8110 or something Kirby. It used to be called Holiday Inn Astrodome, they changed the name to Holiday Inn South Loop. Im gonna book it in about 2-3 weeks (waiting on some buddies to get the money together).

Maybe we will meet up and get a drink or something

Hardcore Texan
07-23-2009, 03:48 PM
yea its like 8110 or something Kirby. It used to be called Holiday Inn Astrodome, they changed the name to Holiday Inn South Loop. Im gonna book it in about 2-3 weeks (waiting on some buddies to get the money together).

Maybe we will meet up and get a drink or something

Sure, where are you tailgating, do you know?

imatexan
07-23-2009, 06:51 PM
thx for the help guys. I think im gonna go with the Holiday Inn South Loop (Astrodome). My backup choice seems to be the Hotel Derek.

Hotel D would be way cooler but more expensive.

ChrisG
07-23-2009, 09:11 PM
Sure, where are you tailgating, do you know?

not sure yet...last time i came i didn't really tailgate. I firgured i'll make a post sometime in oct and c which tailgaters are open to an out-of-towner joining them.


Hotel D would be way cooler but more expensive.

its not much more but it is farther away. I figure i'll try and save as much money as possible and wont have to worry about getting on the metro rail. I dont think i'll be spending alot of time in the room anyways.

Showtime100
07-23-2009, 09:30 PM
I'll be at Quality Inn Reliant for the 49'er game. Any insight about this location is appreciated. I love it, the board is crackling with specifics about the games at hand. We're getting closer. :texflag:

Yankee_In_TX
07-23-2009, 09:34 PM
Both your hotels are walking distance easy to Reliant. Both your hotels are in the ghetto - so don't go out walking alone at night not on game night. Take a cab to go to another area if you want to go out.

As for tailgating, Blue Crew tailgates right at Kirby and West Ridge, is comprised of a lot of the posters on here, and always welcomes out of towners.

http://www.txdavid.com/tailgate.html

texanmojo
07-23-2009, 09:46 PM
not sure yet...last time i came i didn't really tailgate. I firgured i'll make a post sometime in oct and c which tailgaters are open to an out-of-towner joining them.

How in the hell could you come all the way from New York and NOT tailgate? Game day is more than just a game...it's an EXPERIENCE.

Seriously...there are plenty of great tailgate parties you can go to. Don't short change your experience.

ChrisG
07-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Both your hotels are walking distance easy to Reliant. Both your hotels are in the ghetto - so don't go out walking alone at night not on game night. Take a cab to go to another area if you want to go out.

As for tailgating, Blue Crew tailgates right at Kirby and West Ridge, is comprised of a lot of the posters on here, and always welcomes out of towners.

http://www.txdavid.com/tailgate.html

yea im familar with the area as i stayed in the Marriot Springhill Suites a few years ago. I have seen alot worse neighborhoods but yea ik what you mean

i have seen alot of posting about the Blue Crew, i'll have to stop by when im in town



How in the hell could you come all the way from New York and NOT tailgate? Game day is more than just a game...it's an EXPERIENCE.

Seriously...there are plenty of great tailgate parties you can go to. Don't short change your experience.

yea ik..i was a little pissed at myself - came to the game talked with a few ppl before the game but didn't really tailgate. I am NOT missing out this year

Hardcore Texan
07-23-2009, 10:16 PM
Yeah, make sure you tailgate for sure! You won't regret it. I will probably be in the Yellow this game not sure yet. I am definetly going to hit Platinum this season I just don't think it will be for this game. We should swap PM's when it get closer, and if we don't hook up at a tailgate we can get a beer before heading over.

ChrisG
07-23-2009, 10:19 PM
Yeah, make sure you tailgate for sure! You won't regret it. I will probably be in the Yellow this game not sure yet. I am definetly going to hit Platinum this season I just don't think it will be for this game. We should swap PM's when it get closer, and if we don't hook up at a tailgate we can get a beer before heading over.

sounds good to me...i'll definetly be stopping by blue crew

i am either going with a few friends (one of them a titans game :gun:) , but if they cant get the money together in time ill make the trip with my dad (not a texans fan but a football fan)

we can defintely grab a beer before the game or something

Honoring Earl 34
07-23-2009, 10:24 PM
sounds good to me...i'll definetly be stopping by blue crew

i am either going with a few friends (one of them a titans game :gun:) , but if they cant get the money together in time ill make the trip with my dad (not a texans fan but a football fan)

we can defintely grab a beer before the game or something

You could make a deal . You'd be the host for the Bill's game in return for staying at someone's in Houston .

Showtime100
07-24-2009, 10:40 PM
Both your hotels are walking distance easy to Reliant. Both your hotels are in the ghetto - so don't go out walking alone at night not on game night. Take a cab to go to another area if you want to go out.

As for tailgating, Blue Crew tailgates right at Kirby and West Ridge, is comprised of a lot of the posters on here, and always welcomes out of towners.

http://www.txdavid.com/tailgate.html

So no worries, just don't be street-stupid? That sounds sarcastic, I don't at all mean it that way at all, just wondering if I made a bad choice.

ChrisG
07-24-2009, 10:58 PM
the area isn't that bad...i was there 2 years ago in that neighborhood and did go out at night (walked). I had 2 other ppl with me but we had zero problems.

Just use common sense

Yankee_In_TX
07-25-2009, 11:33 AM
So no worries, just don't be street-stupid?

Do that and you'll be fine. Didn't mean to alarm anyone. :fans:

Andrew6
07-25-2009, 06:59 PM
Hotel Icon was really nice and I've heard nothing but good things about hotel Zaza

Showtime100
07-25-2009, 07:25 PM
Do that and you'll be fine. Didn't mean to alarm anyone. :fans:

I wasn't alarmed or anything. It's just I've never been there and was trying to get a good idea of the place. The info is always appreciated. :)

I can't wait for the San Francisco game. :kingkong:

Hardcore Texan
07-25-2009, 07:31 PM
I wasn't alarmed or anything. It's just I've never been there and was trying to get a good idea of the place. The info is always appreciated. :)

I can't wait for the San Francisco game. :kingkong:

I will be at that game with my family, first time I am taking my kids to a game.

ChrisG
08-15-2009, 05:42 PM
JUST BOOKED!! :splits:

Cant wait. Staying at the Holiday Inn South Loop, got seats in Sec 521 almost front row. I also am using SuperShuttle or Blue Van to get from and back to the airport. Anyone ever use them?

Thanks for all the help

CANT WAIT MNF

texanmojo
08-15-2009, 07:12 PM
JUST BOOKED!! :splits:

Cant wait. Staying at the Holiday Inn South Loop, got seats in Sec 521 almost front row. I also am using SuperShuttle or Blue Van to get from and back to the airport. Anyone ever use them?

Thanks for all the help

CANT WAIT MNF

Supershuttle is fine. If you have more than 1 person, car servicce may be cheaper.

Mnf is gonna rock. Great choice in a game.

Oh...one more thing. You better tailgate this time. Or you might not ever live down.

ChrisG
08-15-2009, 07:17 PM
Supershuttle is fine. If you have more than 1 person, car servicce may be cheaper.

Mnf is gonna rock. Great choice in a game.

Oh...one more thing. You better tailgate this time. Or you might not ever live down.

its just me and one other person - came to 40 bucks round trip per person

hell yea im tailgating...gonna stop by the blue crew and probably a few others

just got my battle red texans jersey :)