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Hotel Ylem

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Discover our boutique hotel near downtown Houston, where we are changing the world through hospitality. Expand your horizons when you stay at our contemporary boutique hotel in Houston, Texas, offering the ideal blend of art, philanthropy, and hospitality. Discover a new kind of hotel experience with our refreshing interior designs, along with a host of convenient amenities. Host your informal gathering at The Space or meet with colleagues at our on-site stylish bar Esperanto for an evening drink. There’s no other boutique hotel near downtown Houston that offers complimentary breakfast, shuttle service, and a complete dedication to contributing to our vibrant community.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Grade: 83 out of 100
47Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
26Room tips
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For our first visit we were taken care of very well. I highly recommend this hotel for those planning to go to MD Anderson. The shuttle works well.It’s approximately 10 minuet ride. The hotel is in a quite safe location. Several decent restaurants with in walking distant.
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This hotel feels like an upscale hostel vs. a hotel and is missing a lot of amenities a business traveler needs. If you’re on the road as much as I am, little things matter. I’ve stayed here twice and each time there have been problems with cleanliness of the rooms. During the
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We tried this one for proximit to cancer center and the free shuttle. Lovely big room and big bathroom. The directv service lacked local Houston channels and not all available channels were in remote: ie TCM and MSNBC were found with search function. Nice bar with plenty of
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I recently stayed here with some friends to take in a Texans game. Let me start with the positives. Hotel Ylem is located within walking distance to NRG stadium which was great, there was plenty of onsite parking as well. The hotel rate was not high considering its location to
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What a wonderful place to stay. It is within walking distance to shopping and many restaurants. The staff was beyond exceptional... Cameron,Gerry, and Holly the General Manager (including all the other staff) really understand the concept of excellent customer satisfaction.
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I’ve stayed here twice and each time there have been problems with cleanliness of the rooms. During the first stay, the microwave was really stained. This time, there was a huge stain on the floor.
Many of the decorations are worn and fading, probably because they weren’t the type that could handle such high traffic and use. The faucets are nice, but getting worn very quickly with mineral stains due to use. They also forgot simple things, like a hanger for the hand towel in the bathroom. And the rug on the bathroom floor is coming apart and not meant for the floor, I found myself almost slipping on it multiple times.
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We are right across the street from NRG, it's about a 15 minute walk. The shuttle does run to NRG, and we leave from the hotel every hour Monday through Friday, 7am-7pm.
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It is very close. Just blocks away.
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Yes they do. Each one makes a cup for that person.
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It's close by, but there are very busy highways that you would have to cross. I wouldn't walk.
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We are in the Medical/NRG Stadium neighborhood. There is construction next door. This does remove from our curb appeal. We do have security at night to ensure safety of our guests.
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"Choose away from the street."
"Very clean. Corner room was spacious."
"If you want the curtains open don't stay on the lobby side of the building, flood lamps are right outside on the 3rd floor."
"The top floor rooms have bigger windows and the hall' ceiling is super tall! ☻"
"Carry a lantern; you may need it."
US$117 - US$313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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8080 Main
United StatesTexasTexas Gulf CoastHouston
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