I stayed at Hotel ZaZa for a weekend trip with my son. It was our first trip to Houston and after driving through the downtown area on the road from the airport, I was very relieved to know I was not staying there (Texan downtowns tend to leave much to be desired). The hotel is located in an ideal spot for leisure travel, "walking distance" (no one walks) to the museums and to Hermann Park, which also has a zoo. We stayed at a room on the fourth floor with a balcony overlooking a side street. With the windows closed, there was no street noise and there wasn't much anyhow, since at 100° no one is out making noise. The lobby is nice and the hotel has artful corners, from a koi pond, to a scattering of postmodern photography in the elevators and hallways. The room was spacious with a fairly comfortable, firm mattress, and a glass/marble bathroom. The shower was fine. All and all, the amenities and decor of the room slightly exceeded the better major brand hotels, in a way that was appreciated. Hotel valet service was efficient. While we did not eat at the hotel, it was lively and people seemed to like it, and nearby (5-15 minute drive) are wonderful restaurants mostly concentrated around the Montrose section.
Hotel staff were very friendly !! But be cautious , these rooms are very old so the door kept resetting and I had to get a new key every day that I stayed and was locked out constantly .Also,cleanliness wasn't exactly to the tee....overall decent hotel stay and close to my desired location . Decent for three nights tops ,if that .
We wanted a place close to Houston's Medical Center and also one with a kitchen (so we didn't have to eat out every meal). Moody Manor is a 5 minute drive to the Doctor's office and offers free Wi-Fi and Free parking. Plus it offers a full kitchen.
The room seemed old, there were some stains or burns in the carpet but overall clean. We had to ask for a new clock (ours was broken) and the shower/tub didn't drain properly. But upon request, the office sent someone to fix it immediately! Overall, a nice place to stay!
Visible for miles amid Houston's flat terrain, the Texas Medical Center is the world's largest, with 49 institutions on 1,000 acres. Simply put: the best and brightest practice medicine here, and patient rosters often include heads of state and royalty. Also a cultural hub, the area's oak-shaded boulevards lead to the Museum District, Hermann Park, Houston Zoo, Reliant Stadium, and the Astrodome.