Hotel Derek was very nice, wish I had more time to stay. Booked it for 1 night and after getting there booked for another. The distance from Galleria was literally across the street (under bridge). visited sharpstown mall also in which was driving distance; however very easy to get to and return. Their food was a little pricey; however portion was huge and it was delicious, so money well spent. I plan to use Hotel Derek again upon return to Houston. :^)
Me and my wife stayed one night. To me the hotel was average nothing special. I see it as a step above Holiday Inn or something similar. For the price you pay per night, you expect more, but in reality you are really paying for the location and not hotel itself. It's located in the Galleria area so that is really what you are paying for. Its kind of noisy as it is very close to the highway and the walls are not thick so you can hear running in the hallways and freeway noise at the same time.
The hotel and staff are wonderful. The rooms are beautiful, big and comfortable. Fine dining upscale hotel. The only things that I could say need work would be the fact that the bathroom is teeny tiny( and I am a tiny person) , There is no coffee maker in your room and Edna club level breakfast eggs are watery the hashbrowns are cold and the coffee comes out of the pushbutton machine no real brewed coffee.
My family and I have stayed at the Houstonian twice in the past 3 years. It is one of our favorite hotels. The staff is professional yet friendly and helpful; the rooms are large and comfortable; and the common areas are Texas old-school elegant. The real selling point for us is the health and fitness club right next door. Hotel guests have free access to the pools; fitness room; racquetball and basketball; and yoga classes. This club is simply fantastic and makes a fine property even better.
If you can’t buy it at The Galleria, it’s not made. One of America’s largest shopping centers, The Galleria has roughly 400 stores. Its lowest level features an ice-skating rink, a welcome spot during Houston’s torrid summers. Next door, the beacon of the 64-story Williams Tower serves as compass point for the sprawling city. Nearby, partygoers head for the Richmond Strip’s bars and clubs.