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Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center

0.46 mi / 0.74 km from Rice University


Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
 
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Guest Score: 8.4 / 10

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Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District

0.46 mi / 0.75 km from Rice University


Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District
 
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Guest Score: 8.9 / 10

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Wyndham Houston Hotel & Suites Medical Center

0.57 mi / 0.92 km from Rice University


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Guest Score: 8.2 / 10

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Rice University

Address: 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, United States


Phone: +1 713-348-0000


Website: www.rice.edu


Stadium: Rice Stadium




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If you're visiting Rice University, there are plenty of nearby accommodations. All hotels listed below are within an easy drive off the campus:
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InTown Suites Clearlake Hobby Airport

13.01 mi from Rice University


from $34 Book Now

12485 Gulf Freeway,Houston,TX

 

Hotel with Accessible

Guest Score: 6.1 / 10

The extended-stay Sun Suites of Houston-Hobby Airport offers our guests a fully equipped kitchen in each room, free high-speed internet access and complimentary parking. Exterior corridors lead to the 135 rooms (some non-smoking) of this three-story hotel. Each room has a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, stovetop, coffeemaker, dishes and utensils. The seating and sleeping areas have traditional decor, and a remote-control TV with cable is provided. Surf the web and check emails with the free high-speed internet access. There is also a guest laundromat on-site. Pets are permitted, and parking is on the house. The Sun Suites of Houston-Hobby Airport is located on I-45 about 15 minutes from NASA`s Johnson Space Center. Enjoy a round of golf at the Pasadena Municipal Golf Course 10 minutes away. The hotel is 20 minutes from downtown Houston, and Reliant Park is 25 minutes. Guests are 36 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. more...

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InTown Suites Houston Galleria

10.41 mi from Rice University


from $34 Book Now

12925 Northwest Freeway,Houston,TX

 

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Guest Score: 6.5 / 10

Spacious suites, free Wi-Fi and a convenient location are three of the perks of staying at Crestwood Suites Houston 290 Galleria. This pet-friendly hotel has two stories and 146 apartment-size suites along interior corridors. Suites have separate living areas and include cushy queen-size beds and work desks. The kitchens are stocked with stovetop ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, cookware and tableware. Get an early morning caffeine jolt at the hotel lobby`s coffee bar. Another homey feature is the free parking. Crestwood Suites is a 20-minute drive from the Galleria, Houston`s massive shopping complex. Guests can drive it home at Memorial Park`s golf course, 15 minutes from the hotel. Soak up some culture in the Museum District, comprising 18 museums, a 22-minute drive. The hotel is 24 miles from William P. Hobby Airport and 24 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport. You can opt for a shuttle from the airport for a fee. more...

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InTown Suites Sugarland Stafford

11.88 mi from Rice University


from $37 Book Now

11620 Lebon Lane,Stafford,TX

 

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Guest Score: 6.2 / 10

Spacious rooms with apartment-style kitchens make Sun Suites Of Sugarland (Stafford) a budget-minded choice for our guests. Specially designed for extended stays, the three-story Sun Suites has 147 suites with separate sleeping and living areas, so you have plenty of elbow room. The kitchens have full-size refrigerators and microwaves, and even have two-burner stoves so you can make your favorite dishes. There are plates and silverware for serving your creations at the table for two. TVs with cable channels offer some in-room entertainment. A guest laundry, open 24 hours, is a bonus for families who have been on the road for a while. Parking is free. Just off the Southwest Freeway, Sun Suites has direct access to the Houston area. George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the area`s main gateway, is 36 miles northeast. The Fountains Shopping Center is less than a mile from the hotel, and other malls are a short drive away. There are plenty of family-style eateries nearby. more...

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Crossland Houston-Northwest

11.65 mi from Rice University


from $38 Book Now

5959 Guhn Road,Houston,TX

 

Hotel with Free Internet Available

Guest Score: 4 / 10

Offering complimentary parking, a convenient location and in-room kitchenettes, Crossland Houston - Northwest is just what our guests need. The three-floor Hometowne Studios offers 145 non-smoking studio suites that open to exterior corridors. Rooms feature kitchenettes complete with two-burner stovetop. The hotel hooks guests up with laundry facilities and free parking. The hotel is right off Highway 290 in Houston`s bustling northwest `burbs, directly across the road from a handy shopping center with plenty of stores and restaurants. Speaking of restaurants, the headquarters for Pappas Restaurants, Inc. is situated directly next door, too. Other high-profile companies include Hewlett-Packard, a 20-minute commute north. Pleasant diversions include Bear Creek Park/Bear Creek Golf World, one of the country`s best public courses, a 20-minute drive southwest. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 20 miles northeast. more...

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Red Carpet Inn

5.45 mi from Rice University


from $38 Book Now

6161 Gulf Freeway,Houston,TX

 

Hotel with Free Internet Available

Guest Score: 3.7 / 10

Featuring free Wi-Fi access, this Houston motel also has complimentary breakfast offerings. A cable TV, a microwave, and a refrigerator are provided in each guest room at Red Carpet Inn. A private bathroom with free toiletry items is also featured in each room. Guests can wash travel clothes with an on-site laundry facility. Outdoor BBQ facilities are available for preparing meals. The property offers free gated parking with security patrol for added comfort. The inn is 15.1 km from The Galleria, 8.5 km from Houston Medical Center and 10.1 km from Reliant Stadium. Hobby Airport is less than 15 minutes- drive away. more...

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Extended Stay America -Houston-Med Ctr-NRG Pk-Braeswood Blvd

1.02 mi from Rice University


from $90 Book Now

1301 S. Braeswood Blvd.,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 7.1 / 10

Full kitchens, free continental breakfast and a location near Texas Medical Center are some of the perks at the Extended Stay America-Houston-Med Ctr-NRG Pk-Braeswood Blvd. The three-story hotel has 130 rooms with comfy beds, work desks and ironing equipment. You can get cooking in the full kitchens equipped with refrigerators, stovetops and microwaves; cookware and tableware are also included. Wi-Fi is free. The hotel offers a free grab-and-go breakfast that includes a variety of breakfast bars and muffins, hot cereal, coffee, and tea, and you can work it off in the fitness center. Pets are permitted for a fee, and parking is free. This Extended Stay is a half-mile from Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the medical center area. The Houston Zoo and Hermann Pare are one-and-a-half miles from the hotel. You can catch professional football action with the NFL Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium, also one-and-a-half miles away. The hotel is located 14 miles from William P. Hobby Airport and 25 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport. more...

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Extended Stay America - Houston - Med. Ctr. - Greenway Plaza

1.26 mi from Rice University


from $58 Book Now

2330 Southwest Freeway,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 7 / 10

Full kitchens, free Wi-Fi and convenient highway access make Extended Stay America - Houston - Med. Ctr. - Greenway Plaza a good stop for guests. This non-smoking hotel has three floors and 122 rooms well-equipped with spacious work desks, free Wi-Fi and full kitchens with stovetops, microwaves, refrigerators, cookware and tableware. Jumpstart your day with a free grab-and-go breakfast that includes a variety of breakfast bars and muffins, hot cereal, coffee and tea. You can copy, fax or mail important documents at the front desk and freshen up your wardrobe at the guest laundry. Local calls and parking are free, and pets are allowed for a fee. Extended Stay America is on I-59 (Southwest Freeway) about three miles from Houston`s Museum District, which has 18 museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the largest in the nation. Guests can stroll leisurely through Hermann Park or walk on the wild side at Houston Zoo, both less than four miles from the hotel. Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, is three miles away. The hotel is 14 miles from William P. Hobby Airport and 26 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport. more...

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Modern B & B

1.41 mi from Rice University


from $125 Book Now

4003 Hazard Street,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 8.9 / 10

Clean lines and an urban feel meet warmth and comfort in the outstanding Modern B & B, where the gourmet breakfast is made with organic ingredients, espresso is always available and the neighborhood is lively and fun. Choose from eight rooms, each with a personality of welcoming minimalism, iPod docks, cable TVs and Wi-Fi access. While some rooms share a bathroom, others have private baths with jetted tubs, kitchenettes, balconies and fantastic views. Use the espresso bar in the guest kitchen for a shot of espresso any time and absolutely don`t miss the complimentary breakfast, which often consists of fresh fruit, caramel pecan rolls, smoothies and local, organic eggs. Take a cappuccino to the shaded veranda and enjoy the view of the city. Ask about borrowing DVDs from the library, using the photocopier, wedding services, conference facilities and how to work the espresso machine. Off-street parking is available and free. Guests should note that the hosts have a cat that lives on the property. Almost exactly the midpoint between downtown Houston, four miles east, and the Galleria, four-and-a-half miles west, the Modern B & B enjoys a spectacular location. Walk to the Menil Collection, a free modern art gallery, six blocks away. Rice University is less than two miles south. The George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 24 miles away. more...

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Courtyard By Marriott Houston West University

1.47 mi from Rice University


from $76 Book Now

2929 Westpark Dr,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 8.8 / 10

Free Wi-Fi, easy freeway access and free parking equal happy guests at the non-smoking Courtyard by Marriott Houston West University. This hotel has three floors and 100 rooms that feature cushy king-size or double beds, microwaves, mini-fridges and work desks. You can Google away contentedly with free Wi-Fi in the room. Start and end your day at the on-site restaurant which serves yummy breakfast and delicious dinner fare. If you feel the need to stretch your arms, then head down to the on-site fitness center or the sports court to limber up. You can jump into the outdoor swimming pool or ease into the soothing hot tub. Free parking is also available. Located one block from a major freeway, the Courtyard by Marriott is two and a half miles from Rice University, a private research university in Houston. The hotel offers a free local shuttle to destinations within three miles. For outdoor fun, Hermann Park and the Houston Zoo are just three miles away. In a two-and-a-half-mile drive, you can visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science and come up close to fossils. The hotel is located 24 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport and 14 miles from William P. Hobby Airport. An airport shuttle service is available for a fee. more...

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Hampton Inn & Suites Houston Medical Center - Reliant Park

1.48 mi from Rice University


from $93 Book Now

1715 Old Spanish Trail,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 7.6 / 10

Free wired internet access, free hot breakfast, outdoor pool and free parking are a few reasons our guests dig Hampton Inn & Suites Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park. This five-story hotel has 120 rooms, all with plush signature bedding, microwaves, mini-fridges and cable TVs. Plug in with free wired internet access. Enjoy a hot breakfast of eggs, sausage, hash browns and more at the free hot breakfast or just grab a breakfast bag (water, fruit, muffin and cereal bar) to go. Guests can work in the business center or work out in the fitness center. Dive right into the seasonal outdoor pool. Free parking is available as well. Located on Old Spanish Trail near Reliant Park, the hotel is 25 minutes northwest of William P. Hobby Airport and 35 miles south of Bush Intercontinental Airport. Catch football action at Reliant Stadium, the home of the NFL Houston Texans (one mile to the south). The Museum District and its 11 different museums are a 20-minute ride north on the Metro Light Rail that runs through the center of Houston. more...

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The Harby House

3.99 mi from Rice University


from $131 Book Now

4309 Harby St,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 10 / 10

Boasting barbecue facilities, The Harby House offers accommodation in Houston, 1.5 km from University of Houston and 2.4 km from BBVA Compass Stadium - Houston Dynamo. Free WiFi is available in this holiday home, set 2.6 km from Texas Southern University and 2.8 km from George R. Brown Convention Center.The holiday home is equipped with 3 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dining area, and a bathroom. A flat-screen TV is offered.Toyota Center is 2.9 km from the holiday home. The nearest airport is William P. Hobby Airport, 11 km from the property. more...

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Economy Downtown Houston Apartments

3.18 mi from Rice University


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1617 Fannin Street,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 10 / 10

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Museum District 2001

1.19 mi from Rice University


from $83 Book Now

,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 10 / 10

Museum District 2001 is situated in the Houston Museum District district of Houston, 700 metres from Houston Museum of Natural Science and 1 km from Hermann Park/Rice U Station. Complimentary WiFi is offered throughout the property. This apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. A flat-screen TV is featured. Houston Zoo is 1.6 km from the apartment, while Rice University is 2 km from the property. The nearest airport is William P. Hobby Airport, 14 km from Museum District 2001. more...

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Comfort Suites Houston

2.08 mi from Rice University


from $86 Book Now

1055 Mcnee Road,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 10 / 10

Along with comforts including a free hot breakfast and extra-spacious accommodations, the non-smoking Comfort Suites Houston is a reliable choice and easy walk or short hop to many areas attractions. The four-floor hotel makes it easy for guests to settle in with 52 spacious rooms equipped with separate seating areas, microwaves, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, satellite TVs and free local calls. The hotel dishes out scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt and a choice of hot waffle flavors at the daily complimentary breakfast. Unwind under the waterfall in the outdoor pool or with a soak in the hot tub after visiting the business and fitness facilities. Parking is complimentary. Situated in quite a handy locale with some of the country`s most cherished restaurant chains and retail giants within a five-minute stroll, Comfort Suites is strategically positioned between Reliant Park, a 10-minute walk, and Texas Medical Center, about a five-minute ride. Rice University, Houston Zoo and the 18-hole municipal course at Hermann Park are a 10-minute drive away. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 25 miles north, and William P. Hobby Airport is 10 miles east. more...

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Holiday Inn Hotel Houston Westchase

9.49 mi from Rice University


from $76 Book Now

10609 Westpark Drive,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 10 / 10

All new and all cool with features such as an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi, Holiday Inn Hotel Houston Westchase is a holiday from the everyday for our guests headed to Space City. This new Holiday Inn, which opened in the spring of 2011, is a prime example of no-holds-barred contemporary decor. Given the affordable rates, the visual appeal of this hotel is all the more impressive. The five-floor, interior-corridor property offers 152 non-smoking accommodations, all equipped with free Wi-Fi. Streamlined style comes in the form of 32-inch, flat-panel TVs and super sleek furniture blended with luxe bedding and everyday conveniences, including microwaves and refrigerators. Hotels highlights include an indoor pool, on-site gym, sports bar/restaurant and full-service business center. Parking is complimentary. Part of Houston’s appealing Westchase area, only about a 20-minute ride west of downtown, Holiday Inn puts guests in the driver’s seat if they’re bound for Houston’s Energy Corridor, home to giants such as BP, Shell, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips, a 15-minute drive away. The world-famous Galleria Mall is also about a 10-minute drive. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is about 30 miles from the property. more...

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Hampton Inn & Suites Houston-Westchase, Tx

9.37 mi from Rice University


from $73 Book Now

6440 West Sam Houston Parkway South,Houston,TX

 

Guest Score: 10 / 10

Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast and a location near Houston`s Galleria have our guests saying "Giddyup" at the non-smoking Hampton Inn & Suites Houston –Westchase. The three-story hotel has 82 rooms, all with plush signature beds, work desks, mini-fridges and HDTVs. Boot up the laptop and get connected with free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast with a rotating menu of eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, muffins and more. Splash around in the outdoor pool or take a relaxing swim. Guests can park their cars for free at the hotel. This Hampton Inn is on the Sam Houston Parkway, seven miles from The Galleria, considered one of the best shopping malls in the world. Swing over to Minute Maid Park, 15 miles east, and watch the Houston Astros baseball team swing for the fences. It`s 26 miles to William P. Hobby Airport and 37 miles to George Bush Intercontinental Airport. more...

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Universities and Colleges in About Rice UniversityAbout Rice University

Rice University, offcially called William Marsh Rice University, is a private coeducational research university located in Houston, which is the seat of Harris County, situated in the US state of Texas, a city with a population estimated at a number of more than 2 200 000 inhabitants, during the 2010 census, fact which makes it the fourth-largest city in the country and the largest city in the state of Texas.

 

Rice University was established in 1891 and opened in 1912, first starting as he William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art, adopting its current name in 1960. Rice was founded several years after the murder of its namesake, the prominent Houston businessman William Marsh Rice, who made the founding possible, by leaving a $4.6 million ($111 million in current dollars) funding endowment in his will.

 

Since it first opened its doors to students, the university has constantly grown, offering today its students, which number approximately 3,500 undergraduate, 900 post-graduate, and 1,200 doctoral, 40 undergraduate degree programs, 51 masters programs, and 29 doctoral programs, through 8 schools, among which there are: The Rice University School of Architecture, The Rice University School of Humanities, The Rice University School of Social Sciences and The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

 

Athletics

Rice's athletic teams are known as the Rice Owls, who compete in in NCAA Division I, as part of Conference USA, in various sports, including in baseball, in which they won the 2003 College World Series, defeating Stanford, giving Rice its only national championship in a team sport, and football, in which they qualified for their first bowl game since 1961, in 2006, ending the second-longest bowl drought in the country at the time.

 

Notable Alumni

Among the most resonant names, on the list of notable alumni, there are: Howard Hughes - former aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer and director, Peggy Whitson - NASA astronaut, Candace Bushnell - author of Sex and the City, Steven Schafersman - President of Texas Citizens for Science, Robert Woodrow Wilson - co-discoverer of cosmic microwave background radiation and Nobel laureate, and James A. Kahle - IBM Fellow and chief architect of the POWER4 and Cell microprocessors, among many others.

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Area Hotels & Motels

Americas Best Value Inn - Platinum from 45 $ .Free internet access, complimentary parking, free breakfast and attractive rates are a handful of amenities at Americas Best Value Inn - Platinum that are right on point for our guests headed to the airport or Houston’s vibrant Greenspoint area. Light, bright and inviting, this two-floor hotel offers a mix of 35 smoking and non-smoking rooms complete with free high-speed internet access, refrigerators, microwaves, CD/DVD players and 32-inch LCD TVs. Guests can wake up ready to take a Texas-sized bite out of life at the complimentary breakfast served daily. There’s plenty of free parking, too. Inside the Texas 8 Beltway, Americas Best Value Inn is off I-45/North Freeway in the popular Greenspoint area of Houston, rich with business, dining and shopping options. For those who love to shop, they`ll want to make a point to visit Greenspoint Mall, a five-minute drive north. The renowned Redstone Golf Club, home of the Shell Houston Open, is a 15-minute drive away. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is nine miles from the property. more...

Americas Best Value Inn - Platinum is 14.38 mi from Rice University located on 11011 North Freeway Street in Houston Click for Directions

A number of hotels are within walking distance to campus with many others only short drives from the University.
The closest hotel near Rice University Campus is Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center - 0.46 mi located on 6633 Travis Street Street in Houston

A heated outdoor pool and private jogging track make it easy to stay in shape while visiting the non-smoking Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center in the heart of Houston`s medical corridor. Whether you choose one of the 42 rooms or 141 suites in this 19-story hotel, you can get a drink from the wet bar, grab a snack from the fridge, nestle into the overstuffed armchair and enjoy an HBO movie before crawling into your signature bed with pillowtop mattress and down duvet. You`ll also have a cordless speakerphone, mp3 clock radio, work desk, coffeemaker and Wi-Fi (for a fee). Staying fit on the road is no problem here, thanks to a state-of-the-art fitness center, year-round pool and outdoor jogging track. If you`re feeling more low-key, enjoy a drink at the garden terrace that overlooks the pool. A full meal is available any time of day at the restaurant, which includes heart-healthy options and serves a daily breakfast buffet. There`s also a business center with complimentary printing and valet parking for a fee. If you`re on medical business, you`re perfectly located within a 10-minute walk of all the major Houston hospitals. Rice University is two blocks away. The Houston Zoo is a mile away, the museum district a half-mile further and downtown three miles past that. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 24 miles from the hotel. more...
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