Located about a 2-minute drive from Highway 8 and a 10-minute drive from Houston's Energy Corridor District, the Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase is suitable for business or vacation travellers who require a hotel with on-site dining, easy highway access and an outdoor pool.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a sitting area and sofabed, a separate bedroom and a wet bar are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, fitness facilities, meeting/banquet space, laundry facilities, a 24-hour business centre, a gift shop, free parking and a free area shuttle within a 3-mile radius of the hotel. On-site dining is offered at The Bistro, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted.
Houston's city centre is about a 21-minute drive from the hotel, while Westchase Shopping Centre can be found 5 minutes away by car. Royal Oaks Country Club is roughly an 8-minute drive away and West Houston Airport (IWS) is a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 3 2014)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.
Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's staff, finding them helpful, attentive, personable and professional. One guest remarked, "This staff is outstanding and very personable. They are attentive to your needs and welcome you by name upon walking through the door. Both the Assistant General Manager and the General Manager are involved with the staff as well a their guests".
The hotel's location was convenient for many lodgers at the hotel. They found the hotel easily accessible, as well as close to shopping, restaurants, highway access, the Galleria, Krogers, the Energy Corridor and Reliant Stadium.
Several guests enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious and well equipped, with fast Wi-Fi and comfortable beds. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's lack of free breakfast and the rooms.
A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's lack of free breakfast. They felt that given the rates they paid, breakfast should have been included in the price.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few patrons had complaints. They reported loud and inefficient air conditioning as well as dated decor and worn carpets.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 98% recommendation rate from 293 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 from 238 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #111 of 443 Houston hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 64 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 3, 2014 to verify some information.