Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District in Houston (Texas Medical Center), you’ll be convenient to MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Zoo. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Rice University and Houston Maritime Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 395 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Premium TV channels and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as complimentary weekday newspapers and coffee/tea makers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 2 mi.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Houston? This hotel has 9044 square feet (840 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
We found the perfect location to visit family at rice university and enjoy some of the city as well. The amenities were better than expected and the staff was more than helpful. At one point when we asked about additional breakfast possibilities, Genet asked what it was we wanted and ended up going to the kitchen of a different restaurant in the building that was open (I guess the griddle wasn’t on in the one where we were), and bringing them back to us. We’d definitly return!
My husband and I were so pleased that we had such easy access to Houston Memorial Hospital, located across the street, via two catwalks. That made it much easier and safer for us. The room was so nice and the bed was very comfortable. We could have not chosen a better place. We did use the shuttle service to go eat dinner, which was very convenient. Every staff member could not have been nicer and extremely accommodating. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone!
We visited this Marriott in late February and experienced temps in the 30's. Super cold for Houston! We were on a college tour to Rice and liked that this location was less than a mile away, had a concierge lounge (free since we're Lifetime Platinum members), and had a free shuttle.
This property is in the middle of 3 major medical centers. The only restaurants outside the hotel in walking distance were Starbucks and Chipotle. There was a nicer restaurant inside the hotel with good burgers, fish, and full American menu. They advertised a lunch buffet on weekday, that we did not try. They also have the usual limited Marriott room service--pizza, burgers, salads, and a few entrees. Definitely convenient if you need it. The concierge lounge was unusual, as most business-centric locations serve a vegetarian option and then something chicken or pasta based, but this location serves more "comfort-food"--pot roast, mashed potatoes, etc. which seemed to be appreciated by the guests who would go to the hospital for chemo or other treatments for the day and back to the hotel for dinner in the lounge. Usually the same people were still sitting there a couple of hours later when dessert was served. This concierge lounge is small for this size property and the choice and placement of seating is less than optimal...there's not a lot of good places to eat and only one big couch for relaxed seating. Beverages and snacks are available during the day. The concierge staff seemed to know some guests by name and were very warm and welcoming--they made margaritas on TexMex night.
The free shuttle is very busy in the mornings--especially on Mondays. We arrived an hour before we needed to leave and needed all of that time as the first shuttles were full. Our shuttle had several guests that needed wheel chairs obtained as they deboarded. The shuttle driver was super quick at running to get them. But traffic in and out of the hospital entrances was very congested, no matter the time of day, so it was slow going. It was better to pay the $6 Uber fare to Rice than take the long shuttle wait and then tip the driver. The drivers were very knowledgeable and always knew exactly where to drop us off at Rice. We saw many repeat hotel guests, there for medical treatment, who knew the drivers by name and hugged them. The van driver had a small fold-up stool to help them get in and out, but I heard the driver mention that the van had 140,000+ or so miles--it would be great if the next van has a ramp or other built-in mechanism to help these older and weakened guests to board and deboard more easily and safely. Often the care givers had their hands full of bags of things to eat, drink, and do during the medical visit and were often elderly themselves.
The room and beds were clean and comfortable (mattress was 7 out of 10), but nothing fancy. I did awake each night to some guests speaking in the hall. The bathroom was updated and functional. I noticed a suite next to us had a couch and small kitchen area, which would be nice for an extended medical stay.
We stayed on points and were impressed by the free water bottles and apples at check-in, the warmth of the staff, and the convenience to the tram and medical center. If you are going to the medical center, it would be a good home base.
Please call on OJ Coleman for he will serve you with great excellence.and he is such an access to the Marriott in his position of supervisor of foods,plus OJ has such a team interaction spirit that causes his team to do their very best with pleasure. Shondrikan, Otha, Yoland, Lauven ,Guillermo, JuJu are to be complimented for their excellent service and beautiful attitudes. Joy Poulose is to be complimented for having such a beautiful attitude and a love servant heart.
AT the front desk Robert and Cystral are to be complimented for their excellent service and beautiful attitudes.
Webster and Cynthia Williams had the honor of enjoying our wedding honeymoon at the Marriott and it was awesome for OJ Coleman made sure we had nothing but the best that the Marriott offers and the presidential suite was just that.We cant thank OJ enough for all the special congradulations we received. and the special treats we received from the staff at the Marriott.We will never forget our honeymoon nor the special loving treatment we received. Love and Blessings always Cynthia and Webster Williams
I hate to give a less than stellar review of this property because the staff was EXCELLENT... from valet, front desk, and lounge servers to housekeeping and restaurant staff... everyone was efficient, friendly, helpful, and so on. Very pleased with all of the staff. I wish I could remember who checked us in because he was FABULOUS. So knowledgeable about the area, helpful with directions and recommendations, pointed out all of the details he thought were pertinent, etc. He was great! The property itself, though, is a disappointment for the premium prices charged. I was unable to get a military discount (we were traveling on referral for medical treatment for my child) or the medical discount that was mentioned to me when I first booked our reservation. The main areas seem very clean (except for the bathroom on the 2nd floor, which definitely needed some care). The pool area was clean but could use some updating. The water temp in both the pool and the hot tub was great! As far as our accommodations, we had a tiny, bare bones room (no bathrobes or extras) with a terrible view, sticky and fraying carpet, and an outdated bathroom with wobbly features. It wasn’t “dirty” (aside from whatever was sticky on the floor) but it certainly wasn’t sparkling, either. Our server at Paladora was extremely attentive, friendly, and fast, but again, the food was mediocre for the prices charged and the wine markup was ridiculous. I’m glad we didn’t have to pay for breakfast (due to being good members), because it was pretty standard free breakfast food, although I will say it was presented much more nicely. We chose this location because A) we are loyal Marriott members, B) it was right where we needed to be location-wise, and C) the description says it’s “upscale”, so I figured it would be what I was used to with other Marriott properties. I guess my issue isn’t so much the hotel itself, although I think some things could be improved upon there, but the exorbitant prices for what you’re getting. I’m not quite a hotel snob but I’m hovering on the line... I will admit that I like generally more luxurious hotels (give me an Autograph Collection any day), but I’m also fine staying at a Category 1 when the area is what I need. I’m assuming the prices we paid are for location only, and next time I’ll just stay at Hotel ICON or something similar for the same price (or less!!!) and take an Uber to the hospital.