Lodgeur Guide: Comicpalooza

Comicpalooza attracts tens of thousands of travelers to Houston.

Are you a fan of comic books, sci-fi movies, and fantasy? Then Comicpalooza is the event for you! The event brings together some of the best creators and celebrities in comics, gaming, cosplay and more. (William Shatner!!) Expect hundreds of exhibitors from around the globe selling their merchandise on the exhibition floor. Tens of thousands of travelers come to Houston for Comicpalooza’s celebrity guest panels and costume contests.

Comicpalooza 2024

This year’s edition of Comicpalooza is taking place on Memorial Day weekend, from May 24th-26th, 2024. More than 50,000 people travel from around the world to pack the George R. Brown Convention Center in celebration of comics, anime, gaming and cosplay.

Comicpalooza Passes and Prices

If you are buying more than one ticket, there is a BYOB (bring your own buddies) discount of 20%.

Finding a Nearby Hotel for Comicpalooza

Hotels for Comicpalooza

The hotels closest to the action (Hilton Americas-Houston, Marriott Marquis-Downtown and Hampton Downtown) tend to fill up quickly. Parking can run as high as $50 per night at hotels near the GRB.

Hotels Alternatives for Comicpalooza

Midtown is a destination of its own, known for its local arts and culture scene. If you’re looking to go beyond the typical hotel search and experience a new kind of lodging, be sure to check out Lodgeur in Midtown. Lodgeur is Midtown’s largest provider of short term rentals.

With Lodgeur, you can book a furnished apartment like you would book a hotel. Lodgeur has lower nightly rates, complimentary parking and plenty of reasonably-priced restaurants on site. (Learn more about staying in Midtown for downtown events.)

Features of Staying in a Midtown Furnished Apartment Over a Downtown Hotel

Each property is designed to give you more space and privacy than a typical hotel, without sacrificing the convenience of a central location. 

Here is what you can expect from your luxury accommodations with Lodgeur:

Convenient Transportation Options

Free garage parking for Lodgeur guests

If you’re driving to Houston, skip the $50 nightly parking fees charged by nearby hotels. While there is no valet parking, Lodgeur offers free parking in the attached parking garage. There is also a dedicated pickup spot for Uber and Lyft rides. (Your average nightly price is always lower with Lodgeur’s complimentary parking!)

Midtown’s Ensemble Station takes you to Houston’s best destinations

Map of METRORail Red Line destinations
Map of Houston’s best rail line. The Red Line will take you directly to the Toyota Center, George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park, Theater District and UH-Downtown, as well as the Museum District, NRG and TMC.

Don’t miss a thing. Instead of wasting time searching for parking, you can hop on the light rail to zip downtown past the traffic.

Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts in Midtown is located directly on the METRORail Red Line to downtown Houston, including The George R. Brown Convention Center. No connection needed. One-way tickets cost $1.25.

METRORail direct to Downtown: George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park

Lodgeur guests use the Red Line of the METRORail for easy access to NRG Stadium and Reliant Park. The Ensemble Station is directly next to Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts.

Using the METRORail to explore Houston

You can use the Red Line of the METRORail to visit nearby attractions like the Houston Zoo, Downtown Aquarium, or Houston’s many great museums and special attractions.

Check out our blog post about using the METRORail to get around the city without a car. You won’t need a car after that Uber ride from the airport.

Pro tip: Bring your college ID to ride the METRORail free in the summer.

Choose the Best Location in Houston

If you’re planning a trip to Houston, location matters! The Midtown neighborhood is Houston’s most walkable location (WalkScore of 91!). You will be just 1 mile from downtown.

Houston’s Best Food is in the Midtown Neighborhood

You won’t need to eat breakfast at the same place twice with Midtown’s huge choice of restaurants. While you won’t be able to order a soggy burger from room service or get free breakfast, Home Slice Pizza is right next door and has a takeaway window serving up the city’s best pizza. You’ll be able to order a great breakfast downstairs at The Brass Tap. For an authentic Houston experience, order the traditional or viet-cajun crawfish at Winnie’s.

You’ll find several places to eat or drink downstairs and next door, but you can walk to dozens more. Midtown’s affordable restaurants beat any special offers or discounts you’ll find downtown.

Remote self check-in beats an “express check in” line

You can skip waiting in line for the hotel staff at the front desk to help you check in (during the busiest events of the year for Houston hotels). Instead of having a front desk, Lodgeur offers 24/7 remote check in. The leasing office at Mid Main Lofts provides luggage storage for Lodgeur guests. All Lodgeur units are non-smoking rooms.

Your Comicpalooza trip is their vacation, too

group of Lodgeur guests
Choose a great stay for the whole crew.

Visiting Houston for Comicpalooza with someone who isn’t attending the event? We have a guide for a perfect weekend in Midtown. We know the best places to eat, drink and explore Houston without needing a car.

Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool to keep your crew happy while you’re off having fun. If they aren’t interested in soaking up the Texas sun, Midtown is filled with unique shops, restaurants, and nightlife within walking distance to explore.  

Midtown’s interesting, independent shops feature handmade clothing, vintage and handmade jewelry, vintage records and other unique finds. Need a last-minute item for your costume? Try My Flaming Heart or High Fashion Fabric for a quick fix.

Tour Lodgeur’s Beautiful, Flexible Apartments in Midtown Houston TX

If you’re looking for a comfortable and convenient accommodation in a good location, browse 3D virtual tours of Lodgeur’s beautiful apartments. You can also check out virtual tours of the amenities at Mid Main Lofts and each apartment type you can rent from Lodgeur. We have also floor plans for each apartment type.

Booking your stay in Midtown for Comicpalooza

Make your reservations now at Lodgeur’s Mid Main Lofts! You may be visiting Houston for Comicpalooza, but your whole stay should feel like a vacation.

For more Houston events in May, check out this list.

Learn about Lodgeur’s trip insurance.

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