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  • Free shuttle service to nearby hospitals
  • All rooms are spacious and have microwaves, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs
  • Suites with kitchenettes are available
  • Free hot breakfast and free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in public spaces and free wired Internet in rooms


  • No full restaurant
  • Fitness center is small with only a few cardio machines
  • No Wi-Fi available in rooms

Bottom Line

The 150-room Best Western is a budget hotel within a medical center, just a few blocks from Rice University. It largely caters to business travelers in the area and often those visiting the hospitals; the hotel provides a free shuttle to the nearby facilities. The hotel features an indoor pool and a fitness center but both are mediocre -- the pool area is a bit drab and the fitness center is very small, with only a few cardio machines. Nonetheless, the hotel is a solid value: Rooms are spacious and offer free wired Internet access (though no Wi-Fi), hot breakfast and parking are free, and inexpensive suites are available with kitchenettes. The hotel does not have a full-service restaurant.

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On Main Street right by the Medical Center and Rice University

Map of Best Western Plaza Hotel & Suites at Medical Center

The Best Western at Medical Center is aptly named; it is situated right by the Medical Center, as well as Rice University and the Houston Zoo.

They say everything's bigger in Texas, and Houston definitely lives up to that. Characterized by steamy summer days and mild winter nights, the thriving metropolis sprawls over a flat landscape punctuated by tall, stately buildings and winding roadways. Major areas include East End, Montrose, Downtown, and the Kirby districts, but shopping, restaurants, and other attractions can be found off most major highways.

As the country's fourth biggest city, Houston is home to several major sports franchises, including the Astros, Rockets, and Texans, as well as the Johnson Space Center, where visitors can hear the infamous line, "Houston, we have a problem" from Apollo 13.

  • 21-minute drive to William P. Hobby Airport
  • 36-minute drive to George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • 5-minute walk to the Medical Center
  • 12-minute walk to Rice University
  • 5-minute drive to the Houston Zoo and Hermann Park
  • 12-minute drive to Downtown Houston
  • 12-minute drive to Minute Maid Park
  • 12-minute drive to Discovery Green Park
  • 13-minute drive to Verizon Wireless Theater
  • 13-minute drive to the Houston Ballet
  • 14-minute drive to River Oaks Country Club
  • 16-minute drive to Houston Galleria shopping center
  • 17-minute drive to Memorial Park
  • 40-minute drive to Johnson Space Center
  • 44-minute drive to Kemah Boardwalk

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Free Breakfast
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Tennis Court
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Full Kitchen
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
6700 South Main Street, Houston, Texas Gulf Coast 77030, United States
Phone (713) 522-2811
Room Types
  • Double
  • Single
  • Suite

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