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Best Houston Hotels, Restaurants & Attractions

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A July 2004 trip to Houston by beach_lvr

Quote: As a 15-year resident of Houston, I will include details on the best hotels, restaurants, day spas, shopping, and nightlife; the areas, like west Houston, southwest and northwest Houston, the Galleria Area, the Museum District, Montrose (gay- and lesbian-friendly), Katy, and Pasedena. I will also include the Texas Medical Center and the most lavish hotels to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Best Houston Hotels, Restaurants & Attractions

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Overview

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Whether you're coming to Houston for business or pleasure, you won't run out of things to do here! The best things here are: shopping; an abundance of excellent restaurants; the Houston Museum District; many excellent day spas to choose from; the NASA Johnson Space Center; Six Flags Astroworld/Waterworld; Ima Hogg's (yes, it's pronounced I'm a Hogg) former estate near the prestigous River Oaks area; the fabulous New Year's Bash at the Hyatt Regency Downtown; the Houston Ballet; touring the Astrodome or the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory in nearby Brenham, Texas; the ritzy Houstonian, Westin Galleria, or Adamsmark hotels; the many nightclubs on the Richmond strip; interesting displays at...Read More

Courtyard Hou-West University

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Hotel | "Courtyard by Marriott Houston West University"

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August, 2004 - This appears to be a brand-new hotel, which is conveniently located within 5 to 10 minutes of the Texas Medical Center. We have seen people from all over the world fly into Houston in order to receive treatment somewhere within the world-renowned Texas Medical Center (which includes the famed MD Anderson Cancer Center). Additionally, this hotel is located very close to the large gay community in the Rice University area. After a particularly long day down in the Texas Medical Center with a relative, my husband decided it would be nice for us to stay the night in a nearby hotel and make the one-hour drive home the following day. We quickly found out that h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 10, 2004

Courtyard Hou-West University
2929 WESTPARK DR
Houston, Texas 77005
713-661-5669

Houstons

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Restaurant

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Located on the west side of Houston at the corner of Westheimer and Wilcrest, you'll find high-quality meals, excellent service, and surroundings somewhat reminiscent of the old Cheers series. Houstons has additional locations throughout the U.S. in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Arizona, Florida, Denver, New Orleans, New York, Boston, Tennessee, Washington, and Atlanta. Houstons delivers consistently high-quality food and excellent service in a romantic setting. What are the best items to order on the menu here? First of all, their specialty salads are so large here that you don't need a meal to go with them. The salads are the best I have ever had anywhere. The fr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 15, 2004

Houstons
11103 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas

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So you find yourself in need of a day of beauty, after all, you've earned it! If you're looking for an upscale day spa that will provide the ultimate in pampering, this is the place! After having lived in Houston for the past 15 years and testing out many day spas, I have found this one to be quite a cut above the rest. What makes it a cut above? For one thing, the inside of this spa is brand new, beautifully decorated in fine and comfortable furnishings, and it provides top-notch services, the ultimate in pampering. The staff here will take those extra steps to ensure that your experience here will be the best you have ever encountered. I find that many visitors to the Houston a...Read More
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While spending the past 15 years in Houston, we have attended many New Year's celebrations at various large hotels. In all that time, I was never dazzled by any hotel party more than I was at the Hyatt Regency in downtown. This New Years party is by far the absolute best of the best. The regular per night rate here is about $180. We paid approximately $399 for the New Year's party at the Hyatt Regency which included one night in a standard king room, a lavish New Year's dinner buffet for two, entrance into the New Year's bash in the lobby (for both), and four alcoholic beverages each at the party. The entrance to the hotel sneaks up on you, so keep your eyes peeled and focused on the le...Read More