The Westin Houston Downtown
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So my adventure began today in Houston. After effectively two sleepless nights in a row, there was no time for jet lag with my ride picking me up at 7:30am this morning. Joe Eck - Completions Global Account Manager - picked me up, driving 1.5 hours to the hotel, and drove me out to SRC (Schlumberger Rosharon Campus), to talk sand control and reservoir monitoring. Mark Teek was my tour guide (SRC Client Relations Manager), and gave me the run down in the SRC facility. ...
... and great weather. We are here doing an overnight and back on the bus in the morning. Tomorrow will be lots of scenery from the bus. It's funny how things work out!!!
I will work on the pictures. You will love the pictures from a little town called "Old Mesilla." Plenty of great pictures and lots of history. Billy the Kid hung there and allegedly haunts the courthouse where he was ...
... 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 ...
... as I entered the gift shop, I got a text from Kristin asking if I was ready. She had perfect timing! I had just enough time to satisfy my curiosity, and confirm that everything I wanted to purchase was out of my price range, before finding my way to the exit.
I stood at the corner continuing to take pictures, like a total tourist! Natasha and Kristin drove up and I hopped in. We decided to go to Rudy's BBQ for dinner. We were super ...
... will need to rebook with a different airline or get a refund back.” I said okay great, well they are giving me the option to change days if I want, so why not leave earlier (the only reason I was leaving on that Wednesday is because it was cheaper in the middle of the week compared to a weekend) so I decided to leave May 31st and that way I can arrive in Spain on a Wednesday which would be easier on the family.
My visa was approved ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Houston Downtown
Great location, horrible customer service
The hotel is nice and the location is great, but the customer service is far from acceptable. We paid 250.00/night for an executive level room and there was a dirty towel left in the shower. The service at the restaurant was extremely slow and we were basically told at check in to not bother with room service because it would be well over an hour for the food to arrive. My impression is that they feel that since the hotel location is so good they do not need to worry about customer service. I will not be returning to this hotel.
From the moment we drove up to the front door, the service was incredible. The bellmen, the valet men, the front desk people were all very helpful and attentive to every detail. They have a courtesy van that will take you anywhere downtown. They took us to the Rockets/Mavs playoff game. They took me to CVS to get milk for my 2 year old. They picked us up from the basketball game. The hotel is directly across from the Minute Maid Ballpark. It's great to be able to walk back after a game to the comfort of your room within minutes. They offer Vic and Anthony's Steakhouse for in room dining from 5pm-10pm. Their food is awesome! Having a 2 year old, it's a lot easier to eat in the room. We love fine dining and we were able to get both at The Inn at the Ballpark. You can also order from the cafe on the first floor for fantastic sandwiches, salads, soups and entrees. All I can say is we had a first class experience at a great price from Expedia.com. If you are an Astros Fan and want a weekend full of Astro Excitement then this is the place to stay. Also, make sure you get club seats (200 level) in Minute Maid Park. Their club is second to none when it comes to baseball parks. Have Fun and Go Astros!
I had a great stay
I stayed at the Inn at the Ballpark to see the Astros and the Cubs with my wife.We have not stayed at a nicer hotel in the Houston area.The staff was great and the location could not have been bettter.
The place to stay to see a game!
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Inn at the Ballpark for one night in August of 2004, ($99 for a Sunday night stay). The only reason we were in Houston that night was to see the Astros play that day. If you are in town to see a game, this is a great place to stay. It is right across the street from Minute Maid Park, a 30 second walk. The room was very nice, and the bed was very comfortable. We also ate at Vic & Anthonys which is a steakhouse affiliated and right next door to the hotel. The food was very good, but expensive. The only problem we encountered, was that we couldn't get an early check-in, I would expect this to be the case whenever the Astros have a home game.
This hotel is beautiful, rich decor and great rooms. I am not a baseball fan and was very pleased with the appearance of the hotel.
Really liked this hotel. I am not so into baseball but was with a client who was and although it was baseball-themed, it was not over the top or too masculine. The room was spacious and there was not a lot of noise from outside the hotel or from the bar.
I reserved a room in this hotel in June 2004 for a conference that I was attending in September 2004. After my calling the hotel on several occasions thereafter comfirming my reservations, less than a week prior to my visit to Houston, the hotel calls to tell me that the hotel is overbooked and they can no longer accomodate my previous reservations. The management team was very rude and unprofessional in explaining to me my limited number of options. This whole ordeal was managed very poorly and it is a horrible reflection on the hotel for them to just give my previously arranged reservations to someone else. That shows me that they do not value me as a customer! If I am ever to return to the Houston area, I will never make plans to stay at the Inn at the Ballpark due to the unprofessionalism of the staff!
Loved this hotel - it's beautiful
My 10 year old son and I stayed here when we went to see an Astros game. Very beautiful hotel, extremely "baseball-themed", but in a classy way. Everyone was very nice, room service was quick. We didn't want to leave!
We stayed at the inn during the Cubs and Astros series. The rooms were super and so was the service along with the food and the atmosphere. I have stayed at quite a few 5 star hotels and this was up there with the best of them! We will stay there for now on!
We stayed at Inn at the Ballpark after an Astros' game. It couldn't be more convenient to Minute Maid Park (right across the street) or a more inviting place to stay. Nice, warm colors and comfortable furniture in the lobby/bar area. Smoking is only allowed at the bar itself, so non-smokers can enjoy a drink in the relaxing park-like setting away from any offending smoke. The room itself was also quite nice and comfortable. The ceiling fan is a nice touch. The entrance and bathroom flooring looked like hardwood. Double sinks in the bathroom; there was both a glass shower and a shower/tub combo. The only problems were (1) the shower head was too low for most average sized persons and (2) the air conditioner made noises that our sound soother couldn't drown out, so we were awakened during the night. If we had stayed more than one night, we would have requested something try to be done about the A/C noise. Overall a great hotel experience!