Hilton North Hotel

September 21, 2013 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Hilton North Hotel
12400 Greenspoint Drive
Houston 77060
Texas
United States Of America



http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-houston-north-HOUGPHF/index.html


Grand Interior And Good Convention Facilities, Poor Location And Limited Food Options


(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Sep-2013
Ambience & Setting: 9
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 7
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $1050 per person.
- $850 Accomodation 4D3N
- $200 Room Service



Nearby Attractions: Space Center, Downtown Aquarium, San Jacinto Monument, Houston Zoo, Kemah Boardwalk, Museum Of Fine Arts, Old Town Spring, SplashTown, Toyota Center, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Reliant Astrodome, Children's Museum Of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, The Health Museum, Holocaust Museum, Houston Center For Photography, Houston Museum Of African American Culture, Houston Arboretum And Nature Center, Bayou Place, Museum Of Natural Science, John C. Freeman Weather Museum, Jung Center Of Houston


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Executive Lounge, Swimming Pool, Free & Paid Wi-Fi, Conference Rooms, Gymnasium, Laundry Service, 2 Restaurants (The Cafe, Vino), Airport Shuttle Service, Show Shine Service, Postal Service, Babysitting Service, In-House Convienence Store, Car Rental Service, Currency Exchange Service


Hotel Activities: Swimming, Work Out, Internet Surfing, Squash, Basketball


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Hilton North Hotel


Introduction
Located about 15 - 20 minutes drive from Houston George Bush Intercontinental airport, Hilton North Hotel in Houston North is one of the many Hilton Hotels located in Texas. Despite the plain looking exterior, Hilton North Hotel looks pretty grand within. However, a closer look will reveal signs of aging. And while the place is great for conventions and meetings, it's rather far from most major tourist attractions.



Ambience
Ambience within Hilton North Hotel is contemporary, and the main foyer will impress you with its grandeur the minute you step in. Natural sunlight flows through the high ceilings onto the giant bells and classical girders, while the marble floor tiling and contemporary carpeting lend a touch of elegance. There isn't much decor used in Hilton North Hotel, but touches like an old postal box and retro shoe shine booth keep the foyer interesting. There is ample seating, which is great for using the free wi-fi in the lobby.



Room
I stayed in the King Room of Hilton North Hotel. Decor is minimal, but exudes 70s style. I like that it has a mini Living Room, and the bed and work desk is spacious. There is even 2 LCD televisions! The bathroom is clean, and properly equipped, though the bathtub takes up most of the space, and it's rather small. Furniture in the room shows signs of age, looks old, and is wearing down. I even had one lamp which couldn't be used! Overall, warm lighting is used in the rooms, which makes it look a little dark.



Food
Food at Hilton North Hotel is tasty, but very limited in terms of options. The Cafe is open normally during breakfast, but the spread is small. It's normally closed during dinner, during which time, Vino opens. Room service is good, with tasty and large portioned dishes, but again, the menu is very limited. You're better off dining around Hilton North Hotel, which actually has some pretty good restaurants within walking distance.



Service
Service at Hilton North Hotel is great. Staff are very friendly and helpful, and requests are carried out efficiently. I like that they were able to provide advice on their own initiative, such as dining or transportation options. Staff at Hilton North Hotel are also quite knowledgable on the surrounding area, and have good knowledge on the hotel facilities and amenities. During our business conference, they were accomodating, and helped ensure our meeting went well.



Facilities & Activities
The facilities at Hilton North Hotel are well maintained, but there isn't much to do besides swimming and working out. Entertainment options are very limited, as Hilton North Hotel doesn't cater to families, but to corporations. There is very little to do after dusk here, and you're advised to head out for entertainment or dinner. Major tourist attractions are rather far as well, despite being close to the highway, you'll still need to travel about 30 - 50 minutes or more by car / taxi to reach the city centre.



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Hilton North Hotel 01 - Exterior Facade


Hilton North Hotel 02 - Living Room


Hilton North Hotel 03 - Bedroom


Hilton North Hotel 04 - Bathroom


Hilton North Hotel 05 - Swimming Pool


Hilton North Hotel 06 - Gymnasium


Hilton North Hotel 07 - Main Foyer


Hilton North Hotel 08 - Conference Room Salon 10


Hilton North Hotel 09 - The Cafe


Hilton North Hotel 10 - Executive Lounge





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