Located about a 9-minute drive from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and a 2-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 69 on-ramp, the Super 8 Intercontinental Houston is suitable for road or air travellers who require an economical stopover hotel with a free breakfast, easy highway access and a free airport shuttle.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a desk. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, meeting space, a business centre, vending machines, guest laundry, a free breakfast and free parking. A free airport shuttle is also offered (please contact the hotel for details), and pets are not permitted.
Houston's city centre is a 20-minute drive away, while Humble Plaza Shopping Center and Humble Civic Center are both about a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Old MacDonald's Farm is roughly 11 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 8, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rates, airport shuttle, rooms and location.
Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's rates. They were described as reasonable, budget friendly, affordable and cheap.
The hotel's free airport shuttle was praised by many lodgers. It was found to be prompt, timely and quick, with kind and helpful shuttle drivers.
The hotel's accommodations were complimented by several reviewers. They were reported to be clean, quiet, well sized and well equipped, with comfortable beds and pillows and efficient air conditioning. It should be noted, however, that some lodgers had complaints about their rooms (see below).
Several travellers enjoyed the hotel's location. They described it as easily accessible and safe, as well as close to the airport, restaurants, a convenience store and highway access.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and the free breakfast.
Although several lodgers enjoyed their quiet and well-equipped rooms, some guests criticized their accommodations. They reported musty odours, dated decor, worn carpets, some cleaning issues and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms.
The hotel's free breakfast was disappointing to some reviewers. They described it as basic and limited, with no protein items.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with an 88% recommendation rate from 557 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 from 407 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #12 of 28 Humble hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 124 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 8, 2013 to verify some information.