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Right now I don't know if it is the cold or the choices but for some reason I am feeling over come by the number of hotel choices for downtown Houston. I am really thinking of going down there in January (providing air fare and appointments) but I don't know the area and what is where. I was looking at downtown since I figure it is central and should be easy to get from a to b without too much trouble of accidentally running into c and t. Helpful suggestions would be very welcomed in the $150 max range. I was thinking of maybe using Price Line again since for Chicago it was good to me but usually like booking through the hotel directly. Blah make this darn cold go away :((

 

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I have made several trips to Houston, and really liked the Doubletree Hotel at the Allen Center. January would be a good time to go weatherwise. Houston is very spread out. The museum district is southeast of downtown, but is connected by the new light rail line to downtown.

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Don't stay in downtown in unless necesity requires it. There are alot more hotels at reasonable rates in the Galleria area. If you must stay downtown, I stayed at the Hilton that's attached to the convention center once when my flight was cancelled and it was a very nice one.

 

Also, it would be wise to rent a car in Houston in my opinion.

 

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>Right now I don't know if it is the cold or the choices but

>for some reason I am feeling over come by the number of hotel

>choices for downtown Houston. I am really thinking of going

>down there in January (providing air fare and appointments)

>but I don't know the area and what is where. I was looking at

>downtown since I figure it is central and should be easy to

>get from a to b without too much trouble of accidentally

>running into c and t. Helpful suggestions would be very

>welcomed in the $150 max range. I was thinking of maybe using

>Price Line again since for Chicago it was good to me but

>usually like booking through the hotel directly. Blah make

>this darn cold go away :((

>

>Hugs,

>Greg

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Unless things have changed--and I know they are starting to--but may not be there completely--I agree with Jason about not staying downtown--not unless you are also going to be doing something there like going to the theatre or symphony. While things may be improving, downtown Houston is no Chicago. The majority of people leave downtown at quitting time to go home.

 

I was going to suggest the Galleria area too. All your clients should know how to get there, there are probably a lot reasonably priced hotels there, and there are a lot of places in the area to eat. If you like Tex-Mex there used to be a place called Ninfa's in the area,, and is I think still there,--also good for Tex-Mex is Pappasito's ). Both are mui excelente. A good steakhouse on Westheimer is Pappa's Steakhouse--it took the place of my favorite all-American type restaurant Strawberry Patch (I still cry when I think of the teriyaki chicken, salads, and blueberry muffins that the steakhouse took the place of--sob, sorry, my emotions overcame me--but if you had tasted the blueberry muffins, you would understand why).

 

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Thanks guys! I'll check out the Galleria. As for a rental I'm still going to skip on it. I enjoy walking and I'm not above taking public transport. Plus the walking is decent excercise when I'm not at home near my gym. So yes for those that might be interested keep a look out in the travel section or feel free to shoot me an email for advance notice.

 

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>Thanks guys! I'll check out the Galleria. As for a rental I'm

>still going to skip on it. I enjoy walking and I'm not above

>taking public transport. Plus the walking is decent excercise

>when I'm not at home near my gym. So yes for those that might

>be interested keep a look out in the travel section or feel

>free to shoot me an email for advance notice.

>

>Hugs,

>Greg

>

>

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Houston has crappy public transportation--I wouldn't chance it. Just some advice.

 

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Houston isn't the most "walkable" city, and public transport is quite Soviet (Dallas isn't much better, granted.) I tried flying into Houston on a weekend once to get my last two rapid rewards credits and thought I'd skip the rental, since I just planned on partying in Montrose. Well...it took me forever to get a cab to pick me up at the Sheraton Suites and even longer to find an available cab in Montrose to take me home. Just some friendly advice for you :)

 

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>Thanks guys! I'll check out the Galleria. As for a rental I'm

>still going to skip on it. I enjoy walking and I'm not above

>taking public transport. Plus the walking is decent excercise

>when I'm not at home near my gym. So yes for those that might

>be interested keep a look out in the travel section or feel

>free to shoot me an email for advance notice.

>

>Hugs,

>Greg

>

>

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Thanks Jason. I don't think I should have any issues as far as getting back from going out to the bars since I pretty much practice what Nancy preaches just say no. Lately when I am traveling I am back to the hotel around 10pm at the very latest. G-d I sound old :(

 

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You have to be a mole to be happy in downtown Houston--the whole underground connection thing. Very ugly city and the downtown sidewalks role up around 5 p.m. If you go there be prepared to be VERY BORED.

 

For hotels, Priceline is a good bet. I was there on business, so wasn't using that but I think Priceline generally works well for every American city except New York.

 

Good luck!

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Greg, I'm not suggesting you'd want to go "economy class", but I was in Houston a couple years ago only to stay overnight and rent a car to drive north about 90 miles for a business meeting, and my hotel search landed me at the Baymont Suites on the north side of town. GAWD AWFUL place, so close to the freeway that you couldn't lay by the pool without getting sprayed by flying gravel from the trucks. x( I actually entertained an escort there (one of my most fave escort encounters but he wouldn't let me write a Review), and as we were playing in bed we both broke up laffin our asses off when the whole window fell out of its frame and came crashing down right next to the bed. x( x( To their credit, they comped me the room for my trouble. }(

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The Galleria itself has hotels, tons of restaurants and a skating rink; it's considered the #1 tourist attraction in Houston. Nearby are the usual big boxes. Both hotels are Westins, although they have different names. The one I stayed at was nothing special. It's a good highway location, despite the inevitable congestion and probably on the right side of town for an escort clientele. The downtown area is very unappealing for any purpose. Houston & Dallas are probably my least favorite business destinations and Houston seems to have even less character than Dallas.

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>Hmmm from what I am gathering Houston isn't a great place to visit for a weekend then I take it?

 

Greg,

on my first trip to Houston I stayed in downtown and I confirm that the area gets deserted after 6 pm every night. On

my last 5 visits I've always stayed in Galleria. I'm loyal to my favorite hotel there just a few steps from the Galleria itself.

I'd suggest also (as others mentioned above) renting a car, but if this isn't an option for you, there are quite a few cabs

waiting in front of the large hotels on Westheimer. If you're there on business I'd suggest a weekday stay, rather than a weekend.

 

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>Hmmm from what I am gathering Houston isn't a great place to

>visit for a weekend then I take it?

>

>Hugs,

>Greg

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Greg,

 

It all depends--I am not talking about escorting of course, but in general. Both Dallas and Houston had/have so much land area to expand that when cars became popular and affordable for the large majority of people, people moved out of the city center and into the suburbs--not an uncommon story I am sure.

 

Both of them are trying to rebuild up the city centers--but even though the rebuilding has been going on for years--it is very slow going. Both Dallas and Houston have very nice hotels downtown--and both have entertainment venues there. They also both have housing/apartment/condo developments down there--but the people concentration is still not there yet to make the downtowns a 24 hour vibrant entity.

 

Now back to escorting--obviously some people are able to make a go of it in both places or they would never return. Steven Draker for example routinely visits both cities--so he could tell you better how he does there. But if going to Dallas I would suggest staying in either the Oaklawn area or the Market Center area and not downtown, and for Houston the Galleria area. As for public transportation in either city, unless you desire long taxi cab waits, I'd get a car.

 

Now if you are looking for a Texas City with a more downtown feel, I would say San Antonio--but it still doesn't have crowds at all hours like NYC or Chicago (Ft Worth also has a nice downtown area--but it's pretty small and again people still only come down in great numbers mostly on the weekend--and again public transportation is not great).

 

 

Gman

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