MD Anderson Hotel Alternative: Stay with Lodgeur

Comfortable living room in Lodgeur furnished apartment at Elan Med Center. Offered as an alternative to hotels near MD Anderson.
Lodgeur offers alternatives to hotels near MD Anderson Houston. Guests can enjoy a spacious and comfortable living room in their Lodgeur apartment, providing them with the comfort and relaxation they need during their stay in Houston.

Looking for MD Anderson hotels in the Texas Medical Center? We can help.

“Anderson” and the Texas (Houston) Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is home to several world-renowned hospitals and research institutions, including the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and attracts patients from all over the world who are seeking specialized medical treatment. In the TMC, they call it “Anderson”.

For patients and their families, finding a good hotel for an extended stay can be a challenge. In this blog post, we will provide you with valuable information on the best MD Anderson hotel options in Houston, as well as the largest competitors in the area.

Housing Options for MD Anderson Cancer Center Patients

When it comes to finding patient housing options near MD Anderson Cancer Center, there are several options available, including hotels, apartments, and short-term rentals. However, it can be challenging to find affordable, convenient, and comfortable accommodations that meet the unique needs of patients and their families. 

Why Stay Near MD Anderson Cancer Center? 

Lodgeur's convenient location across from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston TX
Enjoy city views from the private balcony.

Staying close to MD Anderson Cancer Center is important to patients and their families during a challenging time.

Traditional Hotels Near MD Anderson Houston 

For patients and their families who prefer staying in a hotel, there are several MD Anderson Houston hotels near the Medical Center. These hotels include the Westin Houston Medical Center, Blossom Hotel Houston, Hilton Houston Plaza Medical Center, Best Western Houston Medical Center, Hyatt House Houston Medical Center, Intercontinental Houston, Doubletree by Hilton Houston, and Hilton Garden Inn.

Choosing the Right MD Anderson Hotel 

Choosing the right MD Anderson hotel can be challenging, but helps make your stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Anderson patients usually focus on proximity to the hospital and total price per night.

Proximity to MD Anderson Cancer Center 

When choosing an MD Anderson hotel, proximity to the hospital is critical. Patients and their families want to be as close to the hospital as possible to reduce travel time and stress. Sometimes they realize that staying in a walkable neighborhood – where they can eat something different and escape from a tight hotel room – works better for an extended stay.

Medical Center Hotel Prices 

Another important factor to consider when choosing an MD Anderson hotel is the price. The cost of accommodations can add up quickly, especially for extended stays. The prices of the hotels mentioned above vary, with the Westin Houston Medical Center being the most expensive, followed by the Hilton Houston Medical Center and Blossom Hotel Houston.

Parking Prices for a Houston Medical Center Hotel

Parking rates at hotels in the Houston Medical Center area can range from $15 to $50 per night, depending on the hotel and whether you choose self parking or valet parking. 

Alternative Accommodations Near MD Anderson Cancer Center 

If the hotels mentioned above are outside of your budget, there are several alternative accommodations available close to MD Anderson Cancer Center. These include Airbnb rentals, extended-stay hotels, and serviced apartments. 

Lodgeur is the top provider for furnished apartments Houston Medical Center

Bedroom in Lodgeur apartment in Midtown Houston TX
Lodgeur’s apartments offer guests a comfortable and private space to rest and recharge during their stay in Houston TX.

We have hosted more than 7,000 guests, and we are the largest furnished apartment provider in Midtown and the Medical Center area. We’ve been added to the Joe’s House List for approved furnished housing providers for Anderson patients.

When you book a Lodgeur apartment, you can expect a professionally designed space that’s fully-equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We’ve thought of it all- from our cozy, memory foam mattress and high speed internet to an organized kitchen and lounge-ready living room.

Even better, our extended stays are flexible. When your treatment plan changes, you can terminate your extended stay on just 14 days’ notice. Airbnb and VRBO rentals won’t let you do that.

If you’re staying for several months, you can just pay the first month now and see the payment schedule on the booking page.

Now here’s come the hard part, deciding which great location best fits your needs: Mid Main Lofts or Elan Med Center.

Living at Mid Main Lofts in Midtown Houston (2.6 miles from MD Anderson Main Building)

At Mid Main Lofts, we have fully-furnished apartments ready to rent for healthcare travelers, including studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. Take a 3D virtual tour of Lodgeur’s furnished apartments in Midtown and see floorpans for the unit types. You will also find tours of the expansive gym, outdoor pool and other amenities.

It’s conveniently located between downtown and the TMC with its own stop on the METRORail line right outside the building. Driving to TMC can be a headache (especially during rush hour), so oftentimes patients and traveling medical professionals opt for the METRORail instead. (If you’re new to this kind of public transportation, don’t worry, we have a fool-proof guide to help you get around the city like a local!)

The METRORail makes getting around a breeze, but on those days you don’t feel like traveling far to grab a bite to eat or order to-go, you have access to all kinds of restaurants and bars within a three-block radius. Midtown is known as one of the most bustling and walkable parts of town, so you’ll have plenty of places to explore right on your doorstep!

METROrail map - Houston light rail
Lodgeur’s apartments are located just minutes away from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, offering a convenient and accessible location for patients and their families during their stay in Houston Texas.

Living at Elan Med Center in TMC (0.6 miles from MD Anderson Main Building)

Situated in TMC directly across from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Elan Med Center is an extremely popular place for patients to stay. It’s within walking distance of TMC. (You can see MD Anderson from your window!) It’s just a short drive away from some southwest Houston’s most iconic locations: Hermann ParkHouston ZooRice Village, and the Museum District.

You can also take the METRORail from the TMC and be in Midtown or downtown in minutes. Some of our guests take our complimentary wheelchair across the street to MD Anderson for appointments, because it’s just that close.

A fully-appointed fitness center and infinity pool provide more opportunities to leave the hospital behind when you come home. Elan Med Center feels like a great hotel. The building has offices on each floor. Feel free to reserve one for work, conference calls or other quiet activities while your patient is resting. Amazon and Uber Eats deliver directly to your door.

Why patients rent furnished apartments with Lodgeur instead of hotels near MD Anderson Houston

a man sitting on the couch reading
Borrow a complimentary walker, wheelchair or shower chair during your stay, subject to availability.

Lodgeur offers apartment rentals for patients in convenient locations with an added bonus: it’s move-in ready the moment you get the keys! No boxes, movers or furniture assembly required.

The Best Apartment Communities Serving the Houston Medical Center 

Lodgeur offers fully furnished apartments located just minutes away from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, providing patients and their families with a convenient and affordable alternative to traditional hotels.

  • Two great locations with easy access to MD Anderson Cancer Center, Methodist Hospital, and NRG Park.
  • Resort-style outdoor swimming pool and 24/7 gym, so you and your party can relax after a long day of appointments.

All-Inclusive Pricing for our Services

  • The utilities and free wifi are already set up. Lodgeur will also come and clean the apartment every two weeks during extended stays.
  • Cleaning every two weeks in included in stays of 30+ nights.
  • Close to restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies and shopping.

Complimentary Parking Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars

  • Free parking in a gated parking garage. Not having to pay for parking can make a big difference for patients and their families who may need to stay for an extended period of time.

Your Furnished Apartment is Fully Furnished

  • Comfortable, king-sized memory foam beds. The bed is made. The towels are hanging up.
  • Large flat-screen TVs in all living rooms and bedrooms.
  • A chef-ready kitchen with all the essentials, form triple-ply cookware to a blender to make that smoothie.

Convenient Extras

  • Washer, dryer and iron in each unit.
  • Do you need to borrow a wheelchair, walker or shower chair during your stay? Just let us know and we can make that available at no extra charge (subject to availability).
  • The leasing office provides luggage storage for Lodgeur guests (Mid Main Lofts location).


  • No lease commitments- seriously. Just book a furnished apartment for as long as you’d like. And if you end up needing to shorten your stay, just give us 14 days’ notice before check out (30-night minimum for flexible stays).
  • Self checkin and checkout means no need to coordinate a time to meet a stranger to pick up your keys. Check in and check out on your schedule.

Learn more about safety features you should look for in your next furnished apartment

Check out our blog post and video if you’re interested in knowing more about our robust security features and what security features you should look for in your furnished apartment or Houston Medical Center hotel.

Learn more about our robust security features and what security features you should look for in your furnished TMC apartment.

Book your MD Anderson Cancer Center stay today

Lodgeur makes it easy for Med Center patients and their families to find accommodations in the Medical Center area so they can focus on their health and family. You don’t need to submit intrusive booking requests or have sales calls with our staff. 

Things are different at Lodgeur. We believe you deserve transparency. We believe your time matters. Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Take virtual tours of our properties online and review the floor plans. Unlike booking hotel “suites” based on 1-2 room photos, you will know if you’re booking the privacy you need.
  • Check availability for your dates. You will see the details and total price on the booking page. There are no additional fees unless you bring a pet.
  • Book our available properties online – just like you would book a hotel. You will get our lowest nightly price right on our website; there are no secret promo codes.
  • Complete the online check in to access your keys, on your own schedule. You don’t need to wait in line at the front desk, qualify for express check in, or meet a stranger in a parking lot to collect your keys. 
  • Have a problem? Reach out to our friendly staff by text, email or phone.

Get ready for your stay in the Texas Medical Center

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