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garyhaupt

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Posted: 02/09/14 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are flying in on Wednesday evening, beginning of our 14 day Blues and Gumbo Tour. I am asking for recommendations for a hotel that would meet 'normal' specs. We'll be going east Thursday morning..towards Lafayette. Any input would be appreciated.


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Gary, looking forward to seeing you next weekend. I don't know any hotels specifically, but look toward the southeast side. Clear Lake City/NASA area is more upscale, but not snooty upscale, than some of the other towns, and puts you close to I-10 and away from some Houston congestion.

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If you don't want to pay a lot of money and want breakfast included, take a look at Hampton Inn or Embassy Suites. I can't help you with an exact hotel, but to get ratings and reviews go to www.tripadvisor.com, type in the hotel and look at the feedback. I've found them to be very accurate.


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Houston is a big, spread out place. Where do you need to be in Houston?

Visiting our office on West Loop South, I liked the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza a little further north on the West Loop, but sometimes stayed at the Hilton in the Galleria. When the company got cheap they started putting us in a La Quinta on the SW Freeway, which was adequate for a night.

Texas Medical Center, Reliant Park area, I've liked the Courtyard by Marriott, but you can go way upscale from that, or down slightly in cost to level of Crowne Plaza or even Quality Inn levels. Cost tends to be proportional to proximity of the Medical Center.

Downtown has a great selection of luxury hotels, but there is no reason to go there unless you have business there. Same for the West Memorial area where all the big oil companies are now located, or the Woodlands north of Houston.

If you are just staying for the night after flying in, book something near whichever airport you will come into (Bush or Hobby) because the hotels provide ground transportation free (and taxis come dear). Choice range from an adequate for a night Ramada at about $70 to a Sheraton or Hilton for twice that.

Anything nicer ($200-400 a night) and you will be going downtown or out around the west side, either West Loop, West Memorial, or Westheimer beyond the Tollway. Those locations are all really bad for wanting to head for Lafayette in the morning.

There are a collection of hotels out toward Pasadena (head start on getting out of town) to serve visitors to the chemical plants and refineries along the channel to the Gulf, but what I've seen of the area, I would rather stay around Bush Intercontinental.


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LaQuinta Inn on Beltway 8 in Pasadena in a nice clean and not expensive motel. It is close to the freeway and not too many miles from I10. Have stayed there many times while visiting children in Pasadena


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