Sleep Well in Midtown: Alternatives to Downtown Houston Hotels

Pool at Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts in Midtown

Are you visiting Downtown or the Midtown area of Houston and looking for a comfortable place to stay? Is your search for a Midtown hotel turning up empty?

Check out Lodgeur, a Midtown hotel alternative! Our modern, fully furnished apartments provide more space and privacy than a hotel room without sacrificing the convenience of a central location. With amenities such as free parking in the gated parking garage, easy light rail access to downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center, fully-equipped kitchens with full-size washers & dryers, and flexible rates – you won’t find better value anywhere else! Tour our beautiful apartments today for an unforgettable stay near Midtown Houston.

Hotels in Midtown Houston vs. Downtown Houston

The main hotels in Downtown Houston cater to guests who are attending events at the George R. Brown Convention Center or traveling for business to downtown offices. However, the Four Seasons hotel, JW Marriott, Laura Hotel, and Marriott Marquis have low guest ratings compared to their high prices. Additionally, expect to pay $50 per night for valet-only parking.

Midtown Houston is a popular choice among knowledgeable visitors. It boasts numerous restaurants, shops, and bars located in a small, pedestrian-friendly area, making it the preferred place to stay for those visiting downtown.

While there are no Midtown hotels or resorts, there are a couple of options for accommodations. If you prefer a traditional experience, you can stay at La Maison, which is a small bed and breakfast. Alternatively, if you prefer a more modern experience, Lodgeur offers fully furnished apartments that operate similarly to hotels.

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

They say everything is bigger in Texas; your lodging is no exception. If you’re looking for a hotel alternative near Downtown Houston or looking for Midtown hotels, consider staying in a furnished Midtown furnished apartment instead. Enjoy the comfort of a great hotel with all the amenities of home. 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 downtown hotels. While there is no valet parking, Lodgeur offers free parking in the attached parking garage on Main Street. There is also a dedicated pickup spot for Uber and Lyft rides. (Your average nightly price is always lower with Lodgeur’s free parking!)

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

The Red Line will take you directly to the Toyota Center, GRB, Minute Maid Park, Theater District and UH-Downtown, as well as the Museum District, NRG and TMC.

Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts in Midtown is located directly on the METRORail Red Line to the two main venues for Houston events: the NRG area and downtown Houston/Toyota Center/Minute Maid Park. If you’re staying in the Midtown area, you can easily get to either venue on the METRORail without making any line changes. The one-way price is $1.25.

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

Houston METRORail

The Ensemble station on the METRORail Red Line will take you north to Houston’s downtown events. If your event is at the Toyota Center, Minute Main Park, a road race from Discovery Green, or a parade – you can easily avoid the hassle of event traffic and parking by riding a few stops on the Red Line from Ensemble Station in Midtown.

METRORail direct to NRG Stadium and Reliant Park

The METRORail is the fastest way in or out of events as massive as the ones at NRG and Reliant. Just take the Red Line south from the Ensemble Station to NRG Stadium and Reliant Park.

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. You can even access the Texas Medical Center. Check out our blog post about using the METRORail to get around the city without a car.

Pro tip: the Red Line will take you directly to Midtown, downtown, NRG/Reliant, the Museum District, and the Texas Medical Center.

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!), so you can easily explore all that the city has to offer at the best price. And the distance to downtown? Just 1 mile.

Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts has an unbeatable location at 3550 Main Street, Houston TX 77002. It’s right next to its own METRORail station for fast and cheap access to the main Houston event venues: Downtown Houston and NRG Stadium/Reliant Park.

A better choice than the small rooms at the hotels near Midtown, Lodgeur’s furnished apartments offer easy access to downtown Houston and offers luxury amenities like outdoor pools and fitness centers that rival those of Houston’s best hotels.

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. You’ll find several places to eat or drink downstairs and next door, but you can walk to dozens more.

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 business trip is their vacation

Visiting Houston for an event with your plus one? 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.

Children in your party? We also know that being able to close the door on the kids’ bedroom is priceless (so their bedtime doesn’t become everyone’s bedtime). A spacious property (with a proper fridge for kids’ snacks) can be a much better choice for families and friends than sharing hotel room “suites” for a weekend. And they’re going to love the revolving sushi restaurant downstairs.

Like resorts, Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool to keep your crew happy while you’re off at your event. If they aren’t into soaking up the Texas sun, Midtown is filled with unique shops, restaurants, and nightlife within walking distance to explore. FYHA beats any hotel gift shop for cool souvenirs, but Midtown has more fun shops to explore.

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

If you’re looking for a comfortable and convenient accommodation in a good location, take a 3D virtual tour 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 included a floor plan for each apartment type.

Book your stay in Midtown for Houston events

Book your event accommodations at Lodgeur’s Mid Main Lofts today and experience the most convenient suites in Houston! You may be visiting Houston for a business trip or event, but your whole stay should feel like a vacation.

If you’re searching for lodging in Houston that’s not like most conference hotels, Lodgeur is the perfect option. You’re right in the middle of a walkable neighborhood with dozens of restaurants and bars, and there’s even a pizza place next door. And if you’re attending a conference, you don’t have to eat the food there – you can just walk to one of the many great restaurants nearby. I highly recommend Lodgeur if you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay in Houston.

Patrick, 2023 conference attendee

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