JW Marriott Houston
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Brian.day stayed here on Jun 7, 2013 during their trip titled: Boys First Rugby Tour.
... Screens and Flow Control Device Product Line Manager - briefed me on SLBs sand control division. Sand screens, ICDs - got to see what nozzles look like, including the ResCheck nozzles that have dissolvable balls (w cages) that seal the opening in the nozzles whilst running in hole, then are dissolved by acid when production is required. Also, a developing technology that includes a SSD to open and close the ICD. Then I got a bit of tour by Mark of the sand ...
... hang. Old Mesilla is actually my new fave place. Our cab driver told us to go, or we would not have made this incredible discovery. The restaurant we ate dinner at was amazing looking, and I took many pictures, but the food only so-so.
Can't wait for our next segment to this journey, and to be able to share more pics. You will notice I stay out of most of the pictures.
... where are they from, what do they do, children, hobbies, vacations, you name it. Today I didn't think Herb would get to interview anyone, but he got to talking to the man who owns the restaurant, founded by his grandfather and the folks sitting across from us, who turned out to be from Sweden. We've been watching cruise ships in the harbor outside our room, too. Tonight we placed bets on which ships would still be in port. It's been a great place to stay, the "Imperial ...
... not crazy though because she looks like a natural.
Finally, the lack of sleep caught up with me and I excused myself to go to bed. Tomorrow was going to be another early morning. I retired to the luxurious bed in the guest room and called my boo. I told him all about the Roman artifacts and the paintings that I'd seen. He told me about the dog park. I nearly passed out talking to him, so we said our "goodnights" and I slept quickly and soundly.
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Historical Traveler Reviews JW Marriott Houston
Very impersonal front desk clerk on afternoon shift. Lacked the warmth and welcome you feel in Marriott and Four Seasons.
Family spent two nights at New Years to go shopping at Galleria
I have been a business traveler for more than nine years and wanted to post an experience I had recently at the JW Marriott in Houston, Texas. Apparently, the JW Marriott does not consider personal privacy to be a priority. I had requested a wake up call, and in response someone broke into my room (past the security bolt I had engaged) and saw me completely naked. When I spoke to the General Manager, he explained that he had actually authorized the break-in because I had not picked up the phone for the wake up call. In my experience, the wake up call is typically automated; and even if not, it typically ceases to ring after 3 or 4 times. I was in the shower and busy getting ready for the day when someone broke into my room without even so much as announcing them self or their intention. For all I knew, someone off the street was breaking into my room. But when I learned from the General Manager that this break-in was actually authorized, I was (and continue to be) appalled beyond explanation. The General Manager provided a weak excuse that this was in my best interest as I may have suffered a seizure or some such thing. To me, the fact that someone does not pick up what is typically an automated wake up call is hardly reason to jump to the most outlandish conclusion that something drastic is occurring with the guest in the room. If the JW Marriott wishes to practice such an inappropriate policy, I believe other travelers should be aware.
Good location, excellent staff
The JW is conveniently located across from the Galleria in Houston, as well as 610-handy for excursions away from shopping. The staff in the entire property were attentive and pleasant, particularly in the restaurant.
The rooms are in need of a rehab, as noted by other contributors, which is currently in progress. The furniture and fixtures are dated...finding an electrical outlet to charge more than one cell phone and use the iron at the same time was a challenge! The room was extremely stuffy, and no amount of A/C helped. Look for packages like the 2 for breakfast.
Overall, a decent property with a some opportunities to improve, which is already underway.
I took my daughter on a cruise for her 21st b-day out of Galveston and we stayed at the JW the night before the cruise. Our stay was so awful I will only stay on a marriott if there is nothing else available.
Beautiful Hotel, Wonderful Service
The JW Marriott is conveniently located across the street from the Galleria Mall in Uptown Houston. It offers a free shuttle to and from the mall. The hotel is beautiful, the beds are comfortable, and it offers upscale amenties. There is even a second small tv and telephone for the bathrooms. The staff is so wonderful and makes you feel like royalty. It is definitely worth the money.
Great Location, But Desperately In Need Of Renovation!
After reading all the reviews of for the hotel on this website, I had high expectations, but unfortunately they were not met. The hotel is in a great location with the Galleria mall just across the street, but the hotel rooms are quite outdated and had extensive wear (dirty walls, air conditioner vents, carpet, etc.).
There are 2 Marriotts in the area. This one has a better location, but the other is in better shape overall. I travel a lot with business and it was always my understanding that the JW Marriott's are a step above the regular Marriott hotels, but unfortunately it's not true here.
Mt wife and I had a most enjoyable 4th of July vacation at this hotel. We were placed in the"Tower", 19th floor, with use of the spa, pool, and other amenities. The staff were receptive to our needs, extremely professional in their decorum and presentation, and always presented a aire of confidence. The room was large and elegently furnished. The king bed was super comfortable with large fluffy pillows. The towels were top quality and very soft. Absolutely no noise from the hallways and the view of the Galleria and the surrounding area from the window was awsome. Self-parking was only $14 and quite a bargin. The restaurant was extremely good. The waite-staff was always there to keep the glasses full. This is a big plus! We highly recommend this hotel to any and all. You will not be disappointed.
Kids loved the indoor/outdoor pool!
we enjoyed the rooms and the staff, but the best part was the pool and the price!
Great place to stay; terrible employees
The location is great; just walk across the street to the Galleria. Down the stret, great nightclubs for 30/45 somethings. The rooms are clean, fairly large. Nice health club w/ large weight room. Not much so far as dining and dancing in the hotel. The Concierge and the front desk help were terrible! At one point we stood at the Concierge desk for several minutes while the Concierge talked on the phone. It sounded like a personal call at that! Email me for more info.I'd say it's a 4.5 to 5.