Great Astros package A review of Alden-Houston
This newly renovated hotel had an attractive Astros package: room, Astros tickets, full breakfast, parking, and Astros goody bag (with a baseball and big foam finger) all for $190 for two. That sounds pretty good, but what made this truly exceptional was the superb quality of this hotel and its services. The concierge arranged an upgrade in our Astros tickets to the sixth row just in front of third base; such good seats were unavailable through the internet or Ticketmaster. From the warm and inviting sit-down registration to the luxurious rooms (in a sort of unusual '50s style with large flat screen TV with DVD-free movies included,free very high speed internet hook-up for your laptop, and a flashy granite and glass bathroom) to the large and delicious breakfast choices, our stay at the Sam Houston hotel was terrific. The hotel is about a three block walk to the ballpark. The only warning I would give is that this is an area of urban Houston that is in the process of renewal and there is a fleabag hotel across the street that had some unsavory types loitering outside when we walked back to the hotel at about 10 PM. The Sam Houston Hotel does offer complementary limo service around downtown and you might think about using that amenity.