Bargain of the Century! A review of Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
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.