Houston Marriott Westchase is a Great Hotel: Bring Your Bathing Suit A review of Houston Marriott Westchase
I am completing my third stay at this hotel in a month for a total of 11 nights. This hotel was previously an Adam's Mark that converted to a Marriot in July 2004. There is a previous posting on this website from 2002, I believe, that complains of a bad experience. Since the Marriott take over, everything has been excellent during my three stays.
The standard rooms are a little small, but very nice with every ammenity. They are tastefully decorated in blues, and maize with butter-colored walls and granite countertops. If you can get a larger room, the extra square footage is nice to have. The hotel has ample complimentary parking.
This hotel also has a great indoor/outdoor pool and very nice outdoor lounge chairs. I was here in December and one day it was almost 80 degrees and sunny. The pool was fabulous. I recommend you bring your swimming trunks in case you are here on such a day.
Service is very polite, prompt, and professional. The location of the hotel is excellent - - right near the intersection of the Sam Houston Tollway and the West Park Tollway 1 block south of the intersection of Westheimer and Briar Park. This is critical for Houston because these toll roads make access to almost everypart of the city very easy. You will need to buy an eztag at the Harris County Toll Road Authority but it's well worth it if you're going to be in Houston for any amount of time and will be driving around. Go to eztagstore for information. Otherwise, you'll have to take the regular interstates and roads which are very crowded most of the day.
This hotel also has a business center with free computer access. I believe you can print out up to 20 sheets at no charge. This was very nice.
The restaurant is average, but there are so many restaurants right in the area that it's not a big deal. The hotel is located right off Westheimer which is a main east-west thoroughfare with tons of restaurants, shopping, etc. etc. right near the hotel.
Possible warning: The only possible warning is that the rooms do not have a fan control for the air conditioning/ heat. There is a thermostat for each room, but you cannot raise or lower the fan speed. Air circulates continuously at one speed. I was here during very mild weather so the system kept all three of the rooms I stayed in very comfortable. I would wonder about the summer when Houston is very hot and humid. Tip: If you stay here during hot weather, I would request a room with an eastern exposure to avoid the blistering afternoon sun baking your windows.
Other than this caveat, I can heartily recommend this hotel. I plan on staying her for at least two more trips to Houston in January.
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