All rooms are spacious and have microwaves, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs
Suites with kitchenettes are available
Free hot breakfast and free parking
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
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.
On Main Street right by the Medical Center and Rice University
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.
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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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