01. Introduction: San Diego to Houston on Spirit Airlines
02. Spirit Airlines A319 Big Front Seat San Diego to Houston
03. Marriott hotel, Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport
04. Spirit Airlines A319 Big Front Seat Houston to Las Vegas
05. Spirit Airlines A319 Las Vegas to San Diego
So what’s the deal with the cheesy decor in airport Marriott hotels? I stayed at the airport Marriott at Tampa International Airport back in 2013, and one of the first things I thought was how ’70’s the whole vibe was, right down to the Orange and brown accents against the dull beige walls. It didn’t seem like that big of a deal to me back then, as I simply thought that particular hotel was just in dire need of an update. But I think my stay at the one at IAH airport in Houston has led me to believe that they are doing this on purpose. The decor was exactly the same, and I’m sorry, but everything just looked so dated.
Aesthetics aside, I enjoyed my stay here quite a bit. The location just can’t be beat if you’ve arrived on a late flight or you’re departing early in the morning. This hotel is located adjacent to the terminal buildings, and is easily accessible from any of them via an underground walkway and tram (very similar to ATL).
Every singe staff member I encountered was very welcoming and friendly – everyone seemed to put on a pretty good act that Led me to believe that they truly loved their jobs. Even the staff of the restaurant on the top floor was on thier best behavior – it was a very cheerful environment.
So let’s continue with the pics, shall we? For reference, my room was in the south tower – not the north (where the registration desk is located).
One of the best things about this hotel was how close it is to the terminals. For aviation geeks like me, it doesn’t get much better. This is a very good spotting and photography hotel, provided you get a top floor room in the south tower. I guess I just got lucky, because I didn’t even ask for a room with a view.
And no worries if you aren’t interested in airplanes – the windows are very well soundproofed, and aircraft noise was not an issue for this light sleeper.
Would I stay here again? Absolutely! But Marriott really needs to work on thier decor in a big way, IMHO.