Hotels Near Houston International

by Matthew Knight

George Bush Intercontinental Airport or Houston International Airport, as it is often referred to, is the eighth busiest airport in the United Stated. The airport, located 20 miles north of the downtown area, features five terminals on more than 10,000 acres. Visitors will find a few hotels located at the entrance to the airport offering convenient access to the terminals as well as local attractions, including Jesse Jones Park, Old MacDonald’s Farm and Houston Police Museum.

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Marriott

Houston Airport Marriott sits adjacent to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport and connects to the terminals via an underground tram. The multi-story hotel offers standard guest rooms, parlor rooms with a spacious floor plan and concierge rooms with access to a private lounge. Guests have access to a gift shop, fitness facility and outdoor swimming pool with patio area. Within the lobby, there is a coffee shop, cocktail lounge and Allie’s American Grill serving breakfast and lunch. CK’s Revolving Restaurant located on the top floor features steaks, seafood and views of the Houston Skyline.

Ramada

Located a mile east of the airport terminal, Ramada Hotel offers a well-manicured property with fountains and a spacious outdoor pool area. The hotel provides a free shuttle to the airport and rooms include a complimentary breakfast. Guest rooms have modern decor and can accommodate cats for $25 or dogs for $100 nightly as of 2010. The hotel has an on-site full-service restaurant with room service and sports bar with pool tables and flat-screen TVs.

La Quinta

At just over a mile from the George Bush Airport, La Quinta offers budget-friendly accommodations with convenient access to the airport with free shuttle. The hotel features a lobby lounge area, business center and conference room. Basic guest rooms include a work desk and views of the airport. Guest will enjoy a large outdoor garden area with swimming pool and picnic areas.

Springhill Suites

Springhill Suites is the closest hotel from the south entrance to George Bush Intercontinental Airport and provides a free shuttle. The hotel offers extended stay rooms with a separate living area, kitchenette unit and sofa bed. Guests have access to an outside heated swimming pool with sundeck, outdoor patio area with waterfalls and an on-site fitness facility. Rooms include complimentary breakfast and the Escape Bar & Lounge, located off the lobby, features American cuisine for dinner service.

About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.