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Old 09-17-2012, 02:44 PM   #1  
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How is this hotel? I was sort of looking forward to the Doubletree. I heard there was a good dive bar nearby. How does the Hyatt compare? Google Maps didn't show too many dining options in the area.
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How is this hotel? I was sort of looking forward to the Doubletree. I heard there was a good dive bar nearby. How does the Hyatt compare? Google Maps didn't show too many dining options in the area.
Not a United guy, but the Hyatt is up by Greenspoint. There isn't all that much up that way and the neighborhood isn't too great. I haven't explored it recently, though. XJT stays near there for our unscheduled layovers. There's supposedly a good cajun place right next door, but I can't remember the name.

As far as the dive bar near the Doubletree, that's Hoot County. I can tell you right now, you're lucky that you're going there. I'll never be back. I was just down there for training with XJT and it's a total ripoff. I went after a sim with my partner. We each had 4 or so cocktails (over a several hour period). $73 was the bill for each of us! I don't know if she over charged or double charged or what, but I can tell you, I'll never give them my business again.
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You must have been over charged. It is cheap cheap cheap compared to the hotel bars in the area. Of course, I rarely order mixed drinks there. Beer is cheap.
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How is this hotel? I was sort of looking forward to the Doubletree. I heard there was a good dive bar nearby. How does the Hyatt compare? Google Maps didn't show too many dining options in the area.
Your right down the street from "Guns-Point Mall" (Greenspoint Mall), and you have a club name "Rick's Cabaret" that's got a popular buffet right across the hwy.

Seriously, unless you have a set of wheels, there's not an abundant amount of choices in the immediate area/walking distance. If you venture out on foot, I'd be careful walking solo after dark, there's a reason they call that Mall by it's surrogate name.

If they're putting your entire class up there, good chance someone's got a car. With that being the case, lots of choices North/South off I-45 for food/watering.

BTW....Not sure if your a Sushi fan, if so, there's a place with a good "happy hour"/Sushi called Ichiban. It's on the same side of Loop 8 as the Hotel, down towards the mall in a strip-shopping center.
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Just stayed there for a night last week , as most of the above posts stated, not much around there to eat. If your going to be staying there def need a car
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Well, sounds like I'll be staying there starting Oct 23rd. I'd bring my car, but I can't afford the gas. I got a Suburban, so hoping someone will have a car then.
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Pilotgolfer,
The only person I would let roam around the Greenspoint mall area is Smalsak. It's pretty rough around that area.
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I'll join the chorus and say don't go out after dark. It's a BAD neighborhood. Probably reasonably okay during the daytime, but I wouldn't dare leave the hotel on foot after the sun goes down.
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Well, sounds like I'll be staying there starting Oct 23rd. I'd bring my car, but I can't afford the gas. I got a Suburban, so hoping someone will have a car then.
Which class dates are staying at the Hyatt?
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Thank you for the replies. I will try not to get shot until my insurance is in place. I wonder if the hotels on JFK were full or is this place a dollar cheaper per night? 8 weeks is a long time to be dodging bullets.
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