This Westin Houston Memorial City review was graciously compensated by the client. As always, all opinions and experiences are my own. #WestinMemorialCity
Back in April we went on our first family staycation in Fort Worth and couldn't have been more thrilled with how our trip turned out! After that, I couldn't wait to go on another one but with our busy summer it took until August before we were able to squeeze one in.
Staycations are the perfect way to explore a new city in your home state affordably and with little time. Although with all the options to see and do, along with the posh accommodations out of towners could definitely spend a week here and not see it all.
This time we ventured again about three hours away from Austin, but this time to Houston. Aside from staying at a friend's house as a stopover point before carrying on to Florida on our annual family trek, we haven't had the opportunity of spending much time in the city.
The Westin Houston Memorial City is having a special American Girl Experience and with two girls, invited our family to take part. Our girls would drive us nuts leading up to an experience like this so we waited to tell them till we were on our way. They couldn't have been more excited at the prospect of staying at a hotel and shopping for dolls!
One of the highlights of any trip for the girls is a visit to the pool. With triple digit temps during the summer, there's better spot to cool off than the 18th floor infinity pool. Unfortunately for us they were closed while we were there but this amazingly unique feature is not to be missed! If working out is more your thing, there is a well equipped fitness studio in the hotel as well as a program called run Westin where you can run through the city led by a guide with a group of other runners from the hotel.
The American Girl Experience Package includes:
- American Girl Travel Doll Bed (your girls' to keep!)
- V.I.G. Card & Welcome Letter
- In-room Amenity for your girl
- In-room Family Movie
- Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle
- One hot chocolate in Ingredients Cafe
- Breakfast for one adult and one child in 024 Grille, plus a surprise for your girl.
Rates for the American Girl Experience packages start at $199 and can be booked directly through the Westin Houston Memorial City's website. Birthday packages are also available for two adults and up to four girls and start at $785.
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One restaurant I was especially eager to try but wasn't able to make it to is the newly opened Vallone's. Vallone's is adjacent to the hotel and services cuisine and specializes in steak, seafood, and pasta. On our next visit, I'll be trying out the Salt Crusted Gulf Red Snapper for sure.
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