Coming to Houston - need hotel opinion

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  1. ChrisG

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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    What about hitting Pricline or such for a downtown stay?

    You could take the rail to the game and back.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.......
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     


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    If that's the one right there on Kirby within walking distance, I will probably be there also.
     
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    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
     
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    Sure, where are you tailgating, do you know?
     
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    Hotel D would be way cooler but more expensive.
     
  13. ChrisG

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    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.


    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
  17. ChrisG

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    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



    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
     
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    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.
     
  19. ChrisG

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

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