Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
I recently spent a couple nights at this hotel for a wedding. The hotel is beautiful and the staff & concierge very helpful. The rooms are great, modern/classic decor and have the most comfortable beds!! The hotel has one of the nicest gyms I've ever seen, located off the outdoor pool and hot tub. Hotel is located right off the highway and within walking to tons of great shopping and restaurants. Would stay there anytime!
Very good hotel!
This is a really comfortable hotel in a good location. The room was lovely and room service quick and efficient (I arrived very late and desperately needed food!). I would recommend this hotel and I will stay there again.
Great hotel great price
I had the opportunity to stay at this hotel while on a business trip, and this one ranks as one of my favorites. The staff was very helpful providing excellent room service, and anything I needed. The downstairs restaruant is excellently maintained - the same can be said for the conference/ball rooms, the business office, and bar. Great location - walking distance to the galleria, and excellent driving distance to downtown. I would definitely stay here again!
Stayed Oct 21 thru Oct 24. Staff extremely professional, helpful, and courteous. Rooms large, clean, well stocked. Loved the Aveda amenities in the room. Hospitality lounge nice. Bed and bedding comfortable. Will definitely stay there again.
Bargain of the Century!
The Intercontinental Houston is top notch in every way. I found the most incredible deal right on the hotel's own website. Friday and Saturday nights through the end of this year INCLUDING NEW YEAR'S EVE!, you can book this hotel for $54.50 for one person if you have an Entertainment Card. Just select Entertainment Card from the rate drop down menu. For two people, it's $74.50. The rate increases by $10 on 1/1/05. I've already booked it for New Year's Eve. I run BiddingForTravel.com which helps people bid on Priceline.com and even Priceline.com cannot beat this deal.
I stayed there last night and it was wonderful. My only complaint is that the ice bucket in the room is tiny so I had to make repeated trips to the ice machine. It wasn't a big deal since my room was only a few doors down from the ice machine.
High speed Internet access if $10.95/day plus tax and worked like a charm. There was a full complement of toiletries in the bathrooom which is becoming less common these days. Bath sheets rather than standard sized bath towels.
Self parking is $10/day plus tax with in and out privileges.
I had dinner in the bar, ordering from the restaurant menu. My meal was wonderful and very reasonably priced since it included a trip to the tapas bar in the restaurant which is priced at $12.95 if you order it alone.
I can't say enough nice things about this hotel and plan to take advantage of that Entertainment Card rate many more times even though I live only 2 miles from the hotel.
Exceptionally nice hotel with a friendly staff. In addition amenities mentioned in previous reviews, I'll add that my standard room had a VCR, 3 phones (one in the bathroom) and the TV had a VGA connection on the front for connecting a laptop. Greatest showerhead ever with powerful water flow. Highly recommended!
What a gem of a hotel
Stayed at the InterContinental Oct 8 - 19, 2004. We hosted an awards banquet with over 250 guests and even though there was a larger event going on with 700 guests, the staff made us feel very pampered and saw to our every need.
The rooms are fabulous and very beautiful with muted tones and leather chairs. A very large armoire shelved the TV, a mini bar, a fridge and several drawers. The bed was large and comfy with six pillows and crisp sheets. The turn down service laid out my robe (and spa slippers) every night and filled the ice bucket. The bathroom could be larger but had wonderful amenities, a great marble vanity with lighted makeup mirror, a shower/bath with excellent pressure and hot water, and a full size hair dryer. The hotel was quiet and there was no hallway noise. The carpets looked very fresh and everything was clean. I didn't particularly care for the smell of the cleaner they chose (too botanical) and it was very evident in the bath and elevator, but I wouldn't deduct points for that since I came in contact with it very little.
The cafe was very quiet and the waiter said that they are just about to redo it, although the food was quite good on our two visits. The bar had a pianist in the evenings and sports on the two TVs. I did see someone smoking a cigar in the bar, which is an open area of the lobby, so that was disturbing. Shopping options looked great. The hotel is just a few blocks from the Galleria, but the traffic in the area is pretty bad, so allow for extra time if you're trying to make an appointment. It is almost the same distance from both Hobby and Bush airports - approx $40 cab ride in traffic ($55 if you come in during rush hour). Parking was $7 per day. We received the phenomenal rate of $99/nt. I would have expected $179 or up. Did not visit the pool or gym, but I believe both were free for guests. Loved this hotel and would highly recommend it.
Loved the Intercontinental Houston
My husband and I stayed for 2 nights over Christmas and on new years eve. We stayed on the club level and received complimentary evening back massages as well as fantastic wine and good hors d'oevres. For new years we received a bottle of champagne and chocolate strawberries.This hotel is magnificent and the service is beyond excellent. The hotel and restaurant are so friendly and helpful.The gym is very new and has great equipment and individual tv's! Even though we live 45 min away we will be back for short and very relaxing stays. Location is great and comp. shuttle service is provided to Galleria area. Great place.
Great hotel. Great location.
We were assigned to this hotel when we asked Priceline for a 4 or 5 star hotel in Houston and we couldn't have been more pleased. Beautiful hotel. Large luxurious room. Big bathroom with all ammenities. Staff could not have been more courteous or more helpful. Concierge knew everything and when we got lost, we just called him on our cell phone and he talked us to our destination. Location is 2 blocks from Galeria, near many good restaurants and Cafe Annie (which was a major disappointment). Parking was a little pricy but I guess that's par for a 4.5 Star hotel in a big city. We'd give it 5 Stars and would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Great place to stay!
This hotel is 5 star!!!!!
We stayed there on New Year's eve. The rooms/bathrooms are very well decorated. The king size bed had 8 pillows. The shower curtain in the bathroom was bowed so that the curtain doesn't touch you like most hotels. They even had bathrobes for us to use as well as a full size Vidal Sasson hair dryer. We had a great view of the Galleria. I can't wait to stay there again. Only problem is that my husband is 6'7" and the celings in the parking garage were kinda low by the elevator as well as in the bathroom when he was trying to dry his hair.
Besides that I LOVED the hotel!!!
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... Houston is very bad on Saturday. I’d hate to see it during the week. Well, the Galleria Mall parking is all in parking decks with a maximum height of 8’6". We’re too big so we just got back on I-610 and came home. I guess people only drive their cars to the Galleria. Jim did a great job driving, but I was having a nervous breakdown. I just couldn’t live in a city this big with this much traffic. ...
... Control was rained out so we missed it.
We saw moon rocks, pictures of all the astronaut teams, space suits, rocket engines, etc. We watched 2 really good films. The first was about the history of the space program with lots of good film clips. The second was a new film about the future of space exploration. It was on the largest giant screen in Texas and was an excellent film about the future ...
... Finally the bus arrived on time, and we kissed goodbye to grandma and went started our 24 hour journey. The coach was remarkably...OK. the journey was OK too. Considering it had snowed, the lady bus driver decided that was no reason to drive slowly. We arrived at Heathrow terminal 4, and it was freezing! Checkin was amazing though, its almost all electronic. We checke entwo ...
The best thing I learned today was do not take your home for granted. It is great to be back and I have returned with a whole new perspective on life.
My most interesting observation was everyone was so excited to be back home that many of us did not even say a ...
... loaded the car and were on the road on schedule. Luckily, Houston traffic cooperated and we made it to the airport with some time to spare. With no one in line at the TSA pre-check, we were through security and in the club for some last minute emails. We headed to the plane and there was no one in the gate area…very weird. The gate agent said it was a light flight, so they had boarded early and were waiting only ...