Marriott Marquis Houston
For Mother’s day this year my husband out did himself and surprised me with a little staycation. He came home from work with the cutest little hand written letter and at the bottom it said pick a hand .. So I looked up and both hands were behind his back. . I picked the left one and this is where we ended up! (The sweetest) The Marriott Marquis Houston is Houston’s new summertime hangout spot mostly because they placed a 300 foot lazy river pool in the shape of Texas (everything really is bigger here) right on their roof overlooking discovery green park and parts of the city. We’ve all been dying to ce hang our here and needless to say Aaron was stoked. I taught him about Texas young and ever since thrnwhen ever he sees our states shape he has to yell it out for all to hear “TEXAS MOMMA TEXAS!!!!” He couldn’t wait to jump in that pool! We went up to our room on the 26th floor and had am amazing floor to ceiling view of the pool as well as some of the city’s skyscrapers. The room was incredible! Once we got down to the pool unloaded and relaxed the wait staff at the high dive bar quickly came around to take our orders and they were fantastic. Me and the kids sipped on some virgin pina coladas and some strawberry banana smoothies all weekend long and it felt like we were in the carribean. We took endless amounts of laps around the texas shaped lazy river and could have kept going til … forever I think! There is so much to do! Besides the lazy river, there is the infinity pool (18+ after 6pm), a hot tub, a splash pad for the kiddos to play in, and a grassy area with cornhole, and some life size janga pieces. We stayed for two days and still don’t feel like it was enough time! For dinner there are several great choices right inside the hotel so you dont even have to leave (and with two kids in tow I can’t explain how easy and convenient this is). If you need to get out and stretch your legs or if the kids somehow still have some energy to burn discovery green is right across the street with a playground and some hills for the little ones to run on. After dinner we changed back into our swimsuits to enjoy an evening swim before the pool closed for the night . The hotel is so close to so many downtown destinations. While we were there comicon was happening across the street at the George R. Brown and we got to see all sorts of charachters, Aarons favorite being a transformer. Also really close to the hotel is Minute Maid, Discovery Green, and The Toyota Center. There is basically no reason for you NOT to stay here.
If you’re looking for a close family friendly summer mini vacation spot or anything else for that matter the marquis really does have it all. It was the perfect mothers day and the Marriott marquis was the perfect choice.
Thank you hubby.