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3 reasons to stay at Westin Houston, Memorial City

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As a family of 5 with growing children, the realization that it’s not always affordable to room all 5 of us comfortably in one space has just hit me. This has thus driven me to make a list of hotels that can fall under the category of “Can Stays” for our family.

When we were invited to stay at the Westin Houston, Memorial City as part of this year’s #GoHouston 4th of July weekend celebration organized by New Creative Writing and Social Media Marketing, several reasons pushed this property onto that list!

3 reasons to stay at Westin Houston, Memorial City, Texas- Mommy Snippets

3 reasons to stay at Westin Houston, Memorial City

1. Spacious, clean, affordable rooms.

Most often than not, when we book a room in a property it’s just a place our family can rest out a bit in between the day’s adventures and sleep at night. But with a 5 year old and 17 month old, the need to have a little space to run around is important.

The double rooms with queen sized beds in the Westin is generously spaced and on an average run at approximately $129 a night.

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I love that there was enough space for the kids to play even after placing the baby crib in the room.

A certain someone thought it was more fun to peek-a-boo than sleep when it was time though!

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As a Mom with a little one who wants to use the shower but is scared with the overwhelming gush of water from the shower head, finding the inclusion of a hand shower in the bathroom was a big deal, especially for Baby Girl. She was finally able to enjoy a shower, on her terms!!

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2. Fantastic location!

For the price and location, this property is a winner. If you have the Mall on your mind, just use the walkway connecting the hotel to the Memorial City Mall.

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The Houston City Center (Great place to watch the 4th of July fireworks and the hub for some good restaurants) is also less than 1.5 miles away.

Mommy Snippets Travel Tip: Make use of the complimentary shuttle service offered by the Westin to visit areas within a 3 mile radius from the hotel. Saves the headache of finding parking, getting lost etc.

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The hotel is also connected to the Memorial Hermann Medical Hospital with a direct accessway to the same. We met a guest whose husband was admitted in the hospital. She found staying at the Westin such a convenience especially as she had the rest of their family with her.

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Mommy Snippets Travel Tip: Ask the Westin about one of their 18 extended stay suites (available for 7 days-3 months) if you have/know of someone who will undergo a procedure or get admitted for other medical reasons at the Memorial Hermann.

3. The pool Great guest offerings

Okay. So I was being honest. The 18th floor infinity pool, overlooking Houston’s skyline really is lovely!

Mommy Snippets Travel Tip: The pool is a hot favorite with the hotel’s guests and the place can get quite crowded in the evenings. Yes, you may be on vacation, but make the effort to wake up early and get to the pool when it opens. Most often than not, you will get to enjoy the pool, the hot tub and the deck area to yourself!

The property also offers a New Balance Gear Lending program if you really want to use their state of the art gym but just forgot to pack your workout gear.

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And if you’re like me with a weakness for freshly baked croissants and pastries, you really should eat breakfast at the 024 Grille. (You can choose to go a la carte or if with kids (especially if they have good appetites), attack the full spread continental buffet.

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And the cherry on the top if you have a  daughter/granddaughter who loves American Girl, ask the Westin about their Very Important Girl package. (This would make a great birthday gift instead of a birthday party, don’t you think?)

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The hotel also offers other great packages, that include one for Texas residents only. (Woot!)

On an overall this property does offer great value for the buck spent.

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For more information on rooms available, hotel packages etc, visit the Westin Houston, Memorial City site.

Hotel Location:

945 Gessner Road, Houston,

Texas, 77024 , United States

Phone: +1 (281) 501-4300



  1. OHH I especially love the pool, but that place looks awes one all together! Next time you go I wanna go too! 😉 I love all the stuff that is right there and easy to get to!

  2. I will keep this in mind if I am ever in the area! Looks like a great place to stay.

  3. That pool. Wow. I would totally be there my entire stay! I love hotels that are right where the action is – easy to get around.

  4. I love to see Westin is a family friendly hotel chain. I think the Infinity pool is just breathtaking.

  5. I love how big that room is! I mean, the crib fits in there without it feeling crowded! That is amazing! As a family that would need a crib that is a must!

  6. I love that infinity pool! My daughter would have gone nuts over the American Girl package when she was younger.

  7. This sounds like a wonderful place. The pool is absolutely amazing and I would find it difficult to leave there. I like how convenient it is for those that have a loved one in the hospital. That is so nice!

  8. This is such a gorgeous hotel! I love that they have REAL cribs for little ones instead of pack n plays. That makes a big difference when traveling with a little one.

  9. This would be an awesome place to stay at when we visit friends who live in Texas. Love the rooms and continental buffet!

  10. This sounds like an amazing place to stay. I love that this hotel gives you direct access to the mall!

  11. Wow!! Beautiful hotel! The room is huge, the food is stunning and that pool … Oh my gosh!!

  12. Such a gorg hotel! I love the Westin- every time I stay in one, it is a great experience!

  13. I love that it has an infinity pool overlooking the city! That’s such a cool feature!

  14. Looks like an awesome place, especially the pool! I would definitely consider staying there.

  15. The kids love the experience of staying in a hotel. They would definitely love this one, especially the pool 🙂

  16. Ohhh awesome! That pool looks really great. We haven’t visited Houston but will definitely check out the Westin when we do.

  17. I’m heading to Houston in two weeks and have yet to book a hotel, this post came just in time. I love the location and the pool looks so inviting.

  18. This sounds like a great place to stay whether you have kids or not! I would probably want to stay in that pool ll dy long. If I ever get to Houston you know where I will be staying.

  19. What an overall good review of a delightful hotel! This looks to be the type of accommodation I would choose to enjoy!

  20. I love Westin hotels and this particular one looks absolutely fabulous. I love how the infinity pool on the 18th floor overlooks the city.

  21. That pool is freaking awesome!!! My husband and I are BIG fans of Westin and when in Houston I would love to give that one a try!

  22. This sounds like a wonderful place to stay. I love that the rooms are big. I love the infinity pool as well.

  23. The pool! It is so neat, and I know my family would have a blast swimming in it. The Westin looks like a gorgeous and a relaxing home away from home.

  24. What a beautiful hotel! Everything looks clean and new with great amenities.

  25. What a great hotel! That pool looks amazing with such a great view. I love that the mall and hospital were connected. How cool is that?! Next time I visit Texas, I’ll have to check out the Westin.

  26. That is nice that the Houstin City Center was right there and I’d love the shuttle service! I also like that they gave you lots of towels!! I too have to look for spacious rooms with our family.

  27. I’ve always loved the Westin and this one looks like it would not disappoint! It’s so pretty and the food looks delicious!

  28. I’ve never had a freshly baked croissant. You have me thinking I’m missing out! 🙂 Everything looks amazing.

  29. OMG, I love that infinity pool!! Amazing and I love staying at Westin hotels 🙂

  30. This can be a place for staycation for a family of four! We hope we can do a staycation there someday.

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