Originally Posted by 76Texan
Less than $100 if possible on a week day.
A little of all the above.
I'm thinking downtown, but I don't know if there's anything in that price range near the rail line, is there?
Well I haven't stayed in many hotels here so I would just check your favorite travel sites for deals on hotels. But also check out Club Quarters in Houston which I hear is reasonable and downtown.
Downtown is going to offer more options in the evening. Some that are very centrally located and not for the youngsters are:
La Carafe - wine bar and live music - supposedly oldest building in Houston.
Sambucca - full restaurant and bar with live jazz.
The Mercury Room - laid back art deco bar/restaurant.
Just a couple blocks off the rail line near the south end of town are:
Mai's Vietnamese - always comes up in favorite restaurant conversations.
Breakfast Klub - famous for their chicken and waffles but overall great breakfast diner.