We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express for a week this summer while visiting family in the Houston area. The hotel had a very convenient location. It was clean and the staff was friendly. The rooms were very large for a "standard" room and the beds were comfortable. The room had a microwave and refrigerator which is a must when traveling with small children. I could hear footsteps from the people above us, but nothing through the walls. The breakfast buffet was decent in the morning with eggs, meat, danishes, bagels, cereal, fruit and yogurt. The hot tub is indoors, but the pool is outdoors which could be frustrating if you're traveling during the winter.