It was clean, but dated. The shuttle was nice and if going to the medical center, can save you on the parking garage fees. The breakfast is disappointing. Staff is friendlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Reliant Stadium & places to eat"
The room was small, but comfortable. The TV and furniture were outdated, but functional. The location of plug-ins (for recharging cell phones or computers) were either nonexistent or in awkward places. We had a coffee pot, but nowhere to plug it in at and no coffee was supplied for it. The shower had NO water pressure, so we were forced to take baths. […] The knobs for the hot/cold water did not work. We had to use a screw driver to turn them. On the plus side, the hot water was great and did not run out. We used this hotel to attend the Houston Rodeo. We walked from the hotel to Reliant Stadium, saving us $20 - $30 that they were charging for parking. Despite the few issues we had, we would stay here again as the price for the room was economical and the hotel was close to attractions and several fast food places. It’s a 2 star hotel, so don’t expect 5 star comforts. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close To The Houston Rodeo"
Great location! The only negative is the water temperature. It was either really hot or really cold.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I have used this hotel for the same week during the past 2 years. IT is not anything fancy, but it does the trick. The place could use a facelift, but I wasn't in town to stay in my room, so that wasn't a problem. They have a small breakfast are which is convenient. The area isn't great, but I still felt safe. If I could change anything, I would ask […] for a more comfortable bed, but it was only 2 nights and that wouldn't keep me from staying again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
old hotel not worth the price per night. will not use expedia again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Sir/ Madam, I would like to thank you for your review and we appreciate your feedback, we are working hard to update the hotel in all matters to make our guest feel welcomed.
Great clean place, noisy because near highway.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent, clean value hotel close to the med center"
The staff was very nice and helpful. It is an older hotel but was convenient for our stay to get to the medical center area. Getting out on Main Street can be hard depending on traffic flow and time of day. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom very clean! I was impressed. More expensive hotels aren't as clean as my room was here. It was a great […] stay for the price. I would stay again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review, we truly appreciate it. I am glad your stay at Carefree was to your liking and we hope to see you in the near future.
We would not recommend staying here. Our room had an odor. The room also did not have a working smoke detector. The air conditioner did not work. The bathroom was unacceptable. The toilet seat was too small for the toilet. The tub had cracks and mildew in it. We were not pleased with our room what do ever.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Do Not Spend One Night"
this place is horrible, looks like a motel in the ghetto and way way over priced.the "fitness room" is a total joke. i have spent half $$ on better hotels in the same area recently. first and last timeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Much older property, but a very good location. Clean and quiet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel if needing to go Cheap"
Kind and helpful staff is what made this stay bearable. Room wasn't truly uncomfortable but upkeep of room was not great. Lot of cheap "fixes" to room. Drywall issues, just very poor job of keeping things looking good. But they were good about cleaning the rooms so that helped too.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Zach, Thank you for your review, and I apologize for the minor and drywall issue, maintenance is working hard to update the hotel. Also, thank you for the compliment our staff works hard to provide top service to our guests.
"Best little inn around!"
OMG - great spot - reasonable and the owner a doll. Even the shower was strong! Try it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for Hospital Visits"
Yes, this is an older structure. BUT, the room was perfectly clean, the bathroom was spotless, the bed was clean and comfortable, and the air conditioner was cold. There was a tv, coffee maker, fridge, and microwave. Free wi-fi access. Best of all, it was five minutes from the hospital and half the cost of other hotels. If you are looking for vacation […] amenities, you might want to pay for it elsewhere. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, affordable, convenient place near the hospital, this is it! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Wasn't too bad u could tell it was an older hotel. It was hard to sleep for me BC there was constant knocking in the walls.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
No remote for tv and no coffee in the room. The free breakfast was very minimalGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Don't expect anything good for breakfast! Everything (almost) has to be made by yourself! Such a DIY service may not make you enjoy!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
terrible,woundnot sent anybodys dog there, there is nothing else to addGenuine Expedia guest review
"This was a dump of a hotel"
This was dump of a hotel. It only goes to prove, you only get what you pay for. The room was ugly. On one side of me, I had an African American couple that argued for two straight nights loud into the night. And on the other side, there was a dog. The people who stayed at the hotel looked sleazy. I don't know if they were staying long-term or what, […] but I would not recommend staying here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not bad for the price"
Pretty rustic, but not bad for the price. The only exit being on Main Street is a hassle in the morning. The continental breakfast also wasn't bad for the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Sir/ Madam, I appreciate your review, I am glad to hear you enjoyed the continental breakfast and that you were satisfied with our prices. Here at Carefree, we strive to provide great service for our guests. I do apologize for the Houston traffic, morning traffic is always a hassle here in the city. Again, I appreciate your review.
We were very disappointed ..the floors were very sticky...the door didnt lock ..the hotel is very old and needs alot of remodeling...it had that a dirty smell.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Best cheap hotel I ve stayed hands Down! Great staff an full kitchen or guest to use! Great breakfast and room comes with fridge and microwave, wester ambiance and little details made this a hotel a great place to stay, pleasantly surprised and definitively coming back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
AS SOON AS WE LEFT OUR ROOM THE MAID ROBBED US-- over 1000. Worth of valuablesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Medical Center, but not so nice"
First room smelled of smoke and one of the beds looked like it was just slept in. The hotel staff were nice and moved me to a different room. Second room didn't smell like smoke, but it was not very clean. Rooms are small. Bathroom was dirty . . . I put a towel down in the tub to shower because it didn't look clean enough to have my bare feet touching […] it. Hotel has not been very well kept up. Shuttle service was nice, but they told me it only ran on the hour, so I had to leave at 6am to make sure that I would be at the medical campus in time for my 7:10 appointment. Personally, I would not stay there again. I would rather cough up the extra cash to get a better room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Did not get any sleep"
Price wise very affordable. If a good night sleep is important to you spend the 30-40 bucks more, what sounded like moving furniture and banging pipes and the traffic kept me up all night. Staff was very nice and courteous. Breakfast was continetal, but satisfying.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This really old hotel gave me the creeps. The outside has had some facelift but the rooms are awful. Layer upon layer of old paint. Stingy with the towels. And bring your own clock because there is not one in that room full of tattered old furniture.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly, clean, practical and good value."
I stayed at Care Free Inn for three nights while seeing doctors in the medical center. I found the hotel basic but adequate for what I wanted, and good value for money. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. There are all the services one could want for a long stay, if necessary, including access to a full kitchen shared by all guests. This could […] save a lot of money all by itself. This hotel is not part of chain, and has a family-run feel to it. The room was dark, and the decor was simple and a bit rough. However the bed and bath were fine, and in-room wi-fi was excellent. The hotel was not that easy to find on the first pass, and getting out by car was tricky - especially at rush hour. Parking is adequate. There are a couple of fast-food and cheap buffet eating places one can walk to. Not too far away are supermarkets, pharmacies, and other restaurants. The neighborhood feels run down, but safe enough in the day. There is a big freeway nearby, but I was not bothered by noise. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Phil, I appreciate your review, and I am glad to hear we covered your needs and that you were very satisfied with our prices, service, and amenities. Thank you again for the review.
"Not bad for a motel"
I needed a bed to sleep in for my one day travel. There was free breakfast (small assortment of fruit, cereal, and 2 types of donuts, plus waffle batter and eggs were in the fridge and you would make them yourself). The hotel was quaint looking. The rooms have hardwood floors which was awesome because Houston humidity combined with a standard motel […] wall A/C unit that does not dehumidify equals nasty mildewy rugs. I gave the place 3 stars because the room maintenance could have been kept up a bit better (ex: rusting tub drain). Also, upon entering the room, there was a slight odor as if a previous tenant had a pet that piddled on the wood floor and it was not completely cleaned up. Not overpowering as it went away in a few minutes, but enough to downgrade a star. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Going to the hospital..."
I enjoyed my stay at carefree inn. I was not impressed by the continental breakfast... there was 2 powdered sugar donuts and a waffle maker at 8 in the morning. The beds were super comfortable. if you were to stay there longer than a night it would not be as comfortable, no chairs to sit in other than straightback table chairs. It was next door to a […] waterburger, tacobell and golden corral so it was easy to get supper without driving around. It was a straight shot to the hospital we were going to in the morning, only thing is the hwy in front of it was super hard to get out onto from their driveway because it is located half a block from 610 loop on-ramp and an over pass back the other way so very congested traffic. Everyone was super nice there and we will be staying there again shortly! Once you know where everything is, it is very nice and clean. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Pleasing Motel for the Price and Location"
This is definitely a 2 to 2+ star motel. Great if you just need a place to rest for the night - I don not recommend it for families with kids. Couples and students and single travelers will be please with the price, location, and amenities. Expedia's pictures are a good example of how the motel looks. The room was clean, bed linens were clean and in […] great shape. The ceiling over my tub/shower leaked for about 10 minutes one night of my stay. (Looks like they have had that problem before looking at patched ceiling in the bath. Guess they'd better revisit that leak fix.# I did not get any towels on the last day of my stay, but I could have asked for the front desk . . . just used a towel from the day before. I also could NEVER get the shower hot to cold water ratio adjusted to a comfortable level. It was either too hot or too cold . . . no in between. I got a ground floor room and really liked being able to park right in front of my room. There are timers on the lights for the bath area and for one outlet in the bedroom #weird#. The AC worked great. You will hear noise from your neighbors, but what do you expect for this low, low price? This motel is super convenient to the Houston Medical Centers hospitals #which was the reason for my trip to Houston). It is also walking distance to a WhatABurger, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell - always a PLUS in my book. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Donna, I appreciate you taking time to review our hotel. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the amenities, and the convenient location to the medical center as well as other establishments. Maintenance has fixed the leak and the water temperature, and continue to work hard to maintain the hotel. Thank you again for your feed back.
For my interview at MD Anderson, the Carefree Inn was a great deal in a convenient location. The hotels nearer to the hospital were both much more expensive and fully booked. It's a motel, so the rooms open to the outdoors (as pictured); however, I felt safe. There is both breakfast & a kitchen for guest use. I was pleasantly surprised to find out the […] Inn provides a free hourly shuttle to the medical center. This is a relief in a city with such expensive transportation (& very little public transportation)! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice spot to spend a night on a tripGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Kinda cool motelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Get what you pay for, maybe a little less"
Paid for a cheap hotel got a cheap hotel. The area has nothing good to it. Free wi-fi is a joke, I did not have internet access.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice, clean place to stay."
The hotel primarily serves people who are visiting patients at the Houston Medical Center. It's perfect for that, or for being a satisfactory home base if all you really want is a place to sleep and have a complimentary breakfast. It's not a resort or vacation destination, but it doesn't pretend to be.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear John, I appreciate your review, I am glad you liked the location of the hotel and satisfied with our services. We take pride in serving guest that are patients at the medical center, our main purpose is that and to provide great service to our guests.
Too close to the street, you could hear the traffic,would not recommend due to lack lf cleanness, it forced me to check out earlierGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"run down and in disrepair"
Don't be fooled by the award stickers on the lobby window. My room had four tiny windows at the top of each wall that only functioned to let some light in -- two even faced the narrow hallway between rooms. The carpet had so many large red stains of some kind that it did not look safe to walk around without shoes on. On the windowsills sat on dead cockroach […] and one unlit cigarette. The phone was completely disconnected. The bed was saggy and, just a glance at it inspired me to go get a sleeping bag from my car and my own pillow. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"waiting for hot water"
Last minute online reservation gave us the option for the size of bed we wanted. We opted for king. Checking in they only had twin available. (then is when we should have left). TV wires were disconnected, called front desk told us it should be working, once connected all we got was a blank screen. In the morning we attempted to take a hot or at least […] warm shower, wasn't gonna happen in that room until we let the water run for at least 30-40 minutes. This momo is anything but Carefree! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Enjoyed my stay. Thank you."
Very good location. Near medical center, Reliant Stadium, Rice University and Univeristy of Houston. Book online for better rates.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Sir/ Madam, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Carefree Inn, and that you like the location of the hotel. Thank you again.
There was a cricket in my room and when I called the front desk they immediately changed my room. The guy at the front was really helpful and sweet about the whole ordeal. He didn't charge me anything for the move, and I didn't have to turn in my key for the old room until tomorrow morning when I was turning in the new room key. The old room I stayed […] in, the bathroom looked a little worn down, but in all honesty they are good rooms. The motel is really close to the med center. I stayed there the night before a med school interview and I left 30 minutes before I had to check in and I got to the school 10 minutes early with time to spare. That's pretty awesome considering 8 AM traffic in downtown is awful! I also felt really safe. I was travelling alone so safety was a big concern for me. It's in a really safe part of main street and to add on, there are lots of restaurants close by. There is taqueria arandas, golden corral, a lot of fast food chains...etc. My point being, you're not isolated from food and you're not in a sketchy part of main street. Overall, I recommend this Inn for anyone who does not want to spend a lot of money and who just wants a decent clean bed and tub in a safe location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Really nice place, my family and me enjoyed our stay, everything was near of ours. I really liked eating waffles.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A clean simple hotel at a great price"
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Response by CareFree Inn Dear Sir/ Madam, Thank you for your review, I appreciate it. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Carefree Inn.
Nice hotel. Quiet, convienent to Reliant stadium and inexpensive. A quality stay for families. It would be all the better if the front desk clerk would introduce herself.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"no place for the anyone stay ,until it is fixed ."
i would never stay there again the place air went out right after we got there and the place was not the way it looked on the internet.not as clean as ot could be ,we had to go get towels, and supplies. the put use in another room it was really bad the bathroom was under construction the sealing was all a mess door would not close in the bathroom it […] was the worst place , i have ever seen . if we had more time in town we would have left .and got another place. thanks mrs.saunders Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Juanita, I appreciate your review, I assure you that our maintenance is working to maintain a clean facility as well as maintaining the air conditioner, bathrooms, and other matters in the rooms in good condition for our guests.
"Pick another hotel"
No internet connection as promised. No hot water in the am or pm. The a/c did not cool properly, took hours for the room to get cool. Ice machine was broke.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Sir/ Madam, I truly apologize for the inconvenience, I assure you that maintenance has fixed the air conditioner, and the ice machine. I appreciate your feed back and we are continuing our goal to provide great service to our guests.
"Good hotel for the price"
The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed several nights as we were back and forth to the hospital for our sons surgery. We were satisfied with our room for the rate that we paid. The only problem we had was lukewarm showers.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Sir/ Madam, I appreciate your feedback, and I am glad our staff were and continue to be helpful and friendly and that you enjoyed your stay here at Carefree Inn.
"ok buts needs work"
We stayed for an youth sports event. Only looking for bed and it was ok for that. We switched rooms due to water leaking thru floor in bath...guess a cracked drain pipe. Other than that the room was clean and service was quick to act. The beds were ok. Not bad and not great. Towels were very small and a bit worn more than I would think they should be. […] The ac in second room barely got room cool. The ice maker was broken. The breakfast was ok. It a place to sleep on budget but needs more work and the counter people were very nice and quick...it seems owner is not. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great deal for the price!"
We decided to go on a budget this time and I was overall very pleased! They were very helpful at the desk when I was in need of a rental car all of the sudden. Very polite and checkin and checkout. Would stay there again if needed to.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Thank you very much for your feedback. Our employees are our biggest asset and we are very happy that we were able to impress you. The Carefree Inn offers a fully equipped extended kitchen in the lobby area and we encourage our guests to make our hotel their home away from home.Do let us know the next time you plan to visit!
"Great place to sleep, not for vacation."
Very basic, barebones hotel room: Bed, bathroom, and TV. Not someplace I'd want to stay if it were to be someplace I'd spend all day on vacation. But it was excellent as a place to stay if I were spending the rest of the day someplace else.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Thank you very much for your review. The Carefree Inn has a location advantage due to its location and proximity to the Medical center and prime attractions. We have begun a phased refurbishments of our rooms and you will see a new product during your next stay with us. The Extended Kitchen and Front of the house has already been renovated and has been admired for its Texan theme and country look. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
"went for rustic look & ended at 3rd world country"
I cant believe they gave me a room that wasn't even finished being renovated. It smelled bad. Price was good but note worth it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by CareFree Inn thank you for your review. We would like to inform you that the renovation of rooms is underway and the new rooms are absolutely fantastic! Due to high demand we had no choice but to offer the rooms. As you know we are caregivers to the Medical Centre and try as far as possible to offer rooms even when we are heavily booked. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Carefree Inn .
"You get what you pay for."
Staff is extremely nice and helpful. Place is quite run down and repairations that have been made are sloppy. There are no handicap rooms nor parking spaces. They have rooms that they say are - but one cannot get a wheelchair into the bathroom. Shuttle service is hit and miss.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by CareFree Inn Dear Dave, I appreciate your review. I apologize for the inconvenience, maintenance continues to work hard to provide great service to our guest in both room accommodations and shuttle service. I am glad you were elated with our helpful staff and that we were able to make you feel welcomed.
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