A mechanical failure delayed the arrival of the Continental plane required to take me to Houston and connect to Denver. Continental flew me to Houston and put me up in the Hotel Marquis, which used to be a Quality Inn. There seems to be no corporate web site. The hotel’s address is 6115 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble.
I didn’t get to check out any external amenities such as a fitness room or a pool. I had arrived around 11pm and checked out at 6am.
The hotel assigned me a room with two double beds. The bed was soft and surprisingly comfortable for such an inexpensive hotel, but my feet hung off the end. The pillows were of average firmness.
The room had no desk, no refrigerator, and no microwave. The television had 15 channels with HBO. A set of outlets near each bed facilitated the use of a laptop. Internet was free with no login page necessary; they had a 802.11b and a 802.11g access point.
The bathroom was free of dirt, but pieces of old caulk lay near the walls and tub. The shower had old imprecise controls but functioned properly. Water from the sink’s tap tasted ok, but the water from the shower felt chemically softened rather than free of contaminants; the soap did not lather very well.
Access to the room was a pain; with no elevator in sight I had to drag my 50-lb suitcase up a flight of stairs.
In the morning, the hotel had free coffee, but it was too early for them to have the restaurant open. Shuttle service to and from the hotel was quick and professional.
The hotel charges Continental Airlines $43 a night, which seems about right given the area and the age of the hotel. I don’t plan on staying there again; I would prefer the Hilton Garden Inn or the Holiday Inn down the road.
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