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Andrew6 05-15-2009 01:42 AM

Houston Hotel question
 
Alrighty so being as I live in the Houston area I've never actually stayed at a Hotel here, that being said we are planning a lil trip this weekend to go see museums in Houston. We are planning to stay at a hotel and preferablly something nice and with a view. Anyone know of a nice hotel with a nice view around the museum district?

Dean 74 05-15-2009 08:47 AM

Re: Houston Hotel question
 
hotel magnolia downtown and take the train.
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gtexan02 05-15-2009 08:57 AM

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I stayed at the icon one time, its right downtown, and I found it really nice

Drew_Smoke 05-15-2009 08:58 AM

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Ma stayed at the Magnolia recently and loved it. She said it was purty sweet. I think I just went to Hotels.com to book it.

Texan_Bill 05-15-2009 10:12 AM

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Right in the district, Hotel Zaza:

5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 526-1991


http://www.hotelzazahouston.com/

http://www.hotelzazahouston.com/imag...to-gallery.jpg



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Close to the District, La Colombe D'Or‎:

3410 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, Texas
(713) 526-1991

http://www.lacolombedor.com/

http://www.lacolombedor.com/images/suites/05.jpg

Yankee_In_TX 05-15-2009 10:24 AM

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Hotel Zaza is 'the spot' right now - I think has a brand new pool. I'm going to a party there Saturday, I'll let you know :)

Texan_Bill 05-15-2009 10:50 AM

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It was nice when it was the Warwick, too.

Texecutioner 05-15-2009 11:55 AM

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Za Za has been the spot for a long while now. It's expensive, but you can't go wrong there.

I've always loved Hotel Derrick as well in the Galleria area.

Spike 05-15-2009 01:02 PM

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I haven't been there, but I hear Hotel Za Za is supposed to be very nice.

Texan_Bill 05-15-2009 01:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Texan_Bill (Post 1183620)
Right in the district, Hotel Zaza:

5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 526-1991


http://www.hotelzazahouston.com/

http://www.hotelzazahouston.com/imag...to-gallery.jpg



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Close to the District, La Colombe D'Or‎:

3410 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, Texas
(713) 526-1991

http://www.lacolombedor.com/

http://www.lacolombedor.com/images/suites/05.jpg

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Originally Posted by Yankee_In_TX (Post 1183626)
Hotel Zaza is 'the spot' right now - I think has a brand new pool. I'm going to a party there Saturday, I'll let you know :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Texecutioner (Post 1183691)
Za Za has been the spot for a long while now. It's expensive, but you can't go wrong there.

I've always loved Hotel Derrick as well in the Galleria area.

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Originally Posted by Spike (Post 1183720)
I haven't been there, but I hear Hotel Za Za is supposed to be very nice.

Andrew, it seems that Zaza was voted 4 to 2 over the Magnolia.

Texecutioner 05-15-2009 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Texan_Bill (Post 1183722)
Andrew, it seems that Zaza was voted 4 to 2 over the Magnolia.

I've been to quite a few fashion shows and events over at the Za Za. They're always great. The pool parties over there are always nice as well. Never dined at their restaurant but I hear it is very good.

I;m not sure what kind of loot Andrew wants to spend, but they've got like 4 or 5 luxury suites that all have different themes. My friend stayed at one of them and said it was all an Austin Powers type of theme to it. He loved it.

Andrew6 05-15-2009 02:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Texan_Bill (Post 1183722)
Andrew, it seems that Zaza was voted 4 to 2 over the Magnolia.


I called them last night and they said they have rooms for tonight but not on saturday so kind of rules them out. Looking at the pictures of Hotel ICON, they look quite nice and watched the video on The Magnolia as well and it looked decent as well. Anyone know anything about the Lancaster?

gtexan02 05-15-2009 02:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew6 (Post 1183749)
I called them last night and they said they have rooms for tonight but not on saturday so kind of rules them out. Looking at the pictures of Hotel ICON, they look quite nice and watched the video on The Magnolia as well and it looked decent as well. Anyone know anything about the Lancaster?

One of my wife's relatives stayed at the Lancaster after her wedding, and loved it. They go back every year on their anniversary now I think. Never been there myself.

Someone also mentioned the hotel derrick, which is neat, but much more modern than the others. I've only been to the bar there though

You may want to look at trip advisor too. Don't go totally on the reviews (not everyone has the same taste) but you can get good general ideas:

Zaza
Icon
Lancaster
Derek
Magnolia

Again, don't take tripadvisor too seriously. Sometimes people get weird ideas on there. And since costs/expectations are included in the rating, you get some bizzaro rankings--like the drury inn and suites being rated the #4 hotel in the entire city?? No idea why some are rated so low/high...

Ole Miss Texan 05-15-2009 02:52 PM

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I always see "Tweetys Motel" on Almeda when I got to play golf at Wildcat... but I'd probably advise staying away from there. :)

Andrew6 05-15-2009 03:27 PM

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Going to stay at the Hotel Icon tonight.

gtexan02 05-15-2009 04:19 PM

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I hope you guys like it! Let us know

Ole Miss Texan 05-15-2009 04:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gtexan02 (Post 1183811)
I hope you guys like it! Let us know

Wait a minute... is there something I'm missing!? LOL

Andrew6 05-16-2009 06:29 PM

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The wife and I loved it. great room, great view. They even dropped us off where ever we wanted downtown. I think we'll stay at ZaZa next time just b/c of the location to the museums and parks etc... Either way Icon is a very cool; nice hotel.


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