CoTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2558 times:
There is a Airport Marriot Hotel between terminals A and B, and is connected to all terminals by an underground tram. It is pretty reasonable and is pretty nice. Also, I would request a room on the top floors so you can watch the ramp action below. Have a good time in the states.
Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 788 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
I would think that you could find something cheaper that's not too far from IAH. I'm not as familiar with the airport/area as the Houstonians are, but $200/night is pretty steep for my budget and I'd try to find something else around there.
If you want to drive from IAH to College Station I think it's a little over an hour - maybe 90-100 miles.
ScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6579 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2502 times:
My suggestion to you would be to just drive up to Bryan/College Station. It's under two hours and it would be cheaper to pay for a rental car than to stay at the IAH Marriott. If you drive it, the simplest way is to follow the exit signs for Interstate 45. This will take you to Sam Houston Parkway (Beltway 8) on which you want to travel west. Don't exit for Interstate 45; stay on the Parkway which turns into the Sam Houston Tollway. Stay on the Tollway until you reach U.S. 290 (under 10 miles from I-45); exit for U.S. 290 West towards Austin. Stay on U.S. 290 until just outside of Hempstead, where you exit to Texas 6 North to College Station. The speed limit is 65-70 MPH almost the entire way.
DTManiac From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 689 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2447 times:
First of all thank you for your helpful advice. Now I know all the alternatives I have
Thank you for your warm welcome. I really appreciate that as I will stay in the US for 5 months and I hope the most people are as kind as you are.
I will check the other hotel and compare the prices. However, I have already booked my flight to IAH with UA as a FF reward. So I just have to book the last flight from IAH to CLL.
Your description seems to be very detailed and I think I could really find it with your help. However, I have never driven a car on US highways and I am little bit afraid of getting lost in big Texas. On the other hand it is certainly cheaper than flying, but I love flying. Otherwise I wouldn't be member of A.net.
One question: Do I have to pay in order to use the highways?
Flyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
There are a few toll roads in the Houston Metro area as in other major US cities. However, the interstate highway system for the most part is free. There are also a few toll bridges on otherwise free highways but they are never very expensive. ...with the exception of th Golden Gate in San Francisco which is now up to $5.00 in bound to the city.
Tolls are really not a factor except on the east coast.