The Omni Houston Hotel was the perfect home base for our week long getaway to Houston, Texas.
Planning a summer getaway? Over Spring Break the boys and I ventured to Houston and had an absolute ball. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing some of the fun activities and outings we experienced. But first, I wanted to share all about the awesome place we called Home Base during our trip: The Omni Houston Hotel. Don’t miss it for a fun summer getaway!
We absolutely loved staying at The Omni Houston Hotel. The location is perfect: right across 610 from Memorial Park and about 5 minutes away from the Houston Galleria.. It’s tucked into a quiet complex away from 610. This was the perfect location for us and all the centrally located activities we had planned. We were never more than 20 minutes away from anything we wanted to do!
I know it seems weird to comment on how nice the lobby is but The Omni Houston Hotel lobby was really cool! They incorporated lots of natural elements. My favorite were these enormous glass planters. Don’t the look neat? I think I may try to recreate this myself possibly using succulents instead of the grasses and moss they used. The boys loved running around and “exploring” because it was almost like they brought the outside, inside!
The grounds were absolutely gorgeous. I mean look at all this lush green space in the middle of busy bustling Houston! Unfortunately we didn’t get to enjoy the pool. It was dreary weather during our stay and this was further complicated by the fact that my little one got some stitches on his forehead the day before we came. We did walk all around the pool and they ran and played in all that lush green grass.
Just beyond the pool is a little pond with ducks. The boys loved watching the ducks and we even fed them one of the mornings we were there. These ducks are a great distraction to allow mom a quiet cup of coffee. The boys were so busy running around looking at the ducks and feeding them that they didn’t bother me for nearly half an hour!
Little kid, big bed. The beds at The Omni Houston Hotel were so comfortable. I slept like a baby with the luxurious linens and a bed that wasn’t too firm and wasn’t too soft. It was perfection. I woke up feeling refreshed which is a must when traveling alone with two high energy boys!
The rooms themselves were so spacious. There was room for all of us to spread out and have our own space. This was wonderful since we spent every waking (and sleeping!) moment together for a solid week. Tensions were high at times and it was nice to be able to spread out. Here’s my 5 1/2 year old playing Minecraft one morning. Isn’t that chair awesome?
We didn’t have a chance to try the restaurant. Our schedule was just too packed. On our way out in the mornings we did see quite a few people at breakfast. And I’ve heard from family and friends that they have a nice weekend brunch. You might want to explore that option when you go.
Now the one disappointment with The Omni Houston Hotel was that we didn’t get to stay in their Kids Sensory Suite! It sounds absolutely fantastic! The kids have their own separate sleeping area off the parents room. The private kids room has no exterior door so you don’t have to worry about them escaping. Plus it decorated just for kids. So much fun! Since we were visiting during Spring Break, the hotel was pretty busy and the Kid Suite was unavailable. However, you can bet next time we go I will try to book this spot. If you want to see more pictures, my friend Rebecca from R We There Yet Mom, has a post all about it!
We had such a lovely stay at The Omni Houston Hotel. It was pretty near all the attractions we visited but I loved that it was easy to get to. It was quiet but still fun for the kids. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again – even if we didn’t get to stay in the Kids Sensory Suite! Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor and you’ll see I’m not the only one that loves this place!
And stay tuned for more about our trip to Houston!