"Good Hotel With Great Value"
I wish one of the criteria used to judge the Budget Host Hempstead Inn was value; in that category, they'd receive a "5." The fact of the matter is that this motel is in a bit of an out-of-the-way location (about a 10 mile, 20 minute drive from most of Houston's attractions) -- but it's a NICE location (i.e., totally safe). Furthermore, it's a convenient location in certain respects; there's a Burger King next door and a little convenience store within easy walking distance. The place is run in a sensible, considerate manner. They have (but don't advertise) a typical, modest, "continental breakfast" for their guests (orange juice, milk, coffee, cold cereal, and packaged pastries) available for free in the lobby each morning -- and they end its availability at a ridiculously early hour (as certain other motel chains do). The beds are extremely comfortable, the rooms are well maintained, there are TV's, microwaves, refrigerators, blow dryers, iron & ironing boards, complimentary soap (bath and facial), shampoo, and even body lotion. If you're still in your room around the sensible 11 am checkout time on an extended stay, the front desk may call you to ask if you need room service; you don't have to worry about a maid using her key to barge in at an inopportune moment.
Traveller from Connecticut