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Old November 28th, 2005, 03:54 PM
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? for Houston area people

My wife and I are flying into IAH Dec 17th and need to be at the following address the morning of Dec 18th.

820 North L Street
La Porte, TX 77571

Any recommendations of where we should stay?

What is the best way to get from the airport to the hotel / hotel to the dock? Cab, shuttle or rental car?

Thanks!
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Old November 28th, 2005, 06:55 PM
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Good lord what are you doing in La Porte?

Depends on what kind of stay you want. Are you looking for a resort or a no-tel motel

Do you want to be close to La Porte or not? La Porte is about 1/2 an hour east of downtown.

I'm from that area originally so let me know what type of place you want and I'll let you know.
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Old November 28th, 2005, 11:31 PM
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So I take it La Porte is a less that desirable area

My wife and I are going on a cruise for our 10th anniversary and that is where the ship departs from. Pretty much any place between the airport and the dock is fine by us as long as it is safe and clean.

Thanks for the info so far
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Old November 29th, 2005, 12:54 AM
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La Porte isn't bad. It's an old town surrounded by the port and all that goes with it

Depending on how long your cruise is it might be best to just rent a car. IAH is about 35-40 minutes away. Cabs in Houston are rather high. A town car should be about $50-75 if you want to go that route. I'd recommend Action Limo at 713.781.5466.

Since it looks like you're not spending a lot of time in Houston itself you might just want to spend the night in La Porte. The nicest place will be the Comfort Suites at 902 S. 8th Street, La Porte 77571 - 877.424.6423. They might even have a shuttle to the port. It will only be about 3 miles away. If you stay in La Porte have dinner at El Toro at 616 W. Main (walking distance from the hotel).

If you want to stay close but in a little more fun area try the Hilton NASA Clear Lake at 3000 NASA Rd. 1, Houston 77058 - 281.333.9300. It's directly across from Johnson Space Center and on Clear Lake. Will have good views of the lake and marinas or NASA from the rooms. Will be about 15-20 minutes from the port via NASA Rd. 1 and HWY 146. Plenty of cool night life on the waterfront as well as restaurants. For something nice try Perry's Italian Grille at 1001 Pineloch, Houston 77062 - 281.488.2626 (make a reservation). You'll want a rental car if you go this route for sure.

About the same distance away as the Hilton you can stay at the Kemah Boardwalk on HWY 146. There is a small hotel, tons of restaurants, bars, shops and carnies. One of the best tourist attractions in Houston. If you go here have dinner at The Flying Dutchman (reservation shouldn't be necessary). Visit the website here Kemah Boardwalk

Give me a call if you want to grab a beer while you're here. I'll buy the first round
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Old November 29th, 2005, 07:04 PM
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Hi Kevin,

I will check out the places that you mentioned.

Thanks for the great information!
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Happy Anniversary to you and Tammy!!!

Ours is 12/31.
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