Even after a renovation last year, this landmark downtown hotel is a bit dated, but services and amenities are top-notch and it has a great location close to the convention center, Downtown businesses, and major sports facilities, including Minute Maid Park (home of the Astros) and Toyota Center (home of the NBA Rockets and the AHL Aeros). The hotel's restaurant, Quattro, which serves Italian-accented cuisine, is a glamorous outpost for business-lunchers and nighttime
event-goers. The lobby bar is always a lively scene. The fitness center and completely renovated pool area are awesome.