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USA Texas Houston Houston House Listing #17654

The Buffalo Suite - Houston, TX

24 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
1617 Fannin St #2816, Houston, TX 77002

High-rise apartment w/ shared pool, basketball, fitness room - downtown views!

This high-rise apartment in Houston is the perfect spot for your next Texas getaway. With shared amenities like a rooftop pool overlooking the skyline, an indoor basketball court, and a game room with a pool table, you'll never run out of things to do. Cook a meal in the full kitchen, soak in the natural light, or watch your favorite Netflix show on the flatscreen TV.

What's nearby:

Downtown Houston is right outside your door, with restaurants, shops, and entertainment mere minutes away. Houston's famous Theater District is just one mile away, where you can enjoy performances or visit the renowned Houston Grand Opera. There are a handful of beautiful parks along the Buffalo Bayou, and across it you'll find the Downtown Aquarium. The Toyota Center is visible from the balcony and within walking distance, so head there or Minute Maid Park to catch a game.

Things to know:

Free WiFi

24-hour concierge

One provided parking pass

AMENITIES

Activities

Basketball court : Shared

Board games

Children's games

Gym/fitness room

Ping-pong table

Pool table : Shared

Features

Heated pool

Rooftop pool

Washer/dryer : Shared

Central AC

Elevator

Indoor pool

Pool : Shared

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

Cable

Netflix streaming

TV

Wireless router

Miscellaneous

Iron

Outdoor

Gas grill : Shared

Balcony

Firepit

Patio

24 reviews

Brian H. Oct 2019
great condo
Manager response:
We are so happy you enjoyed the condo! We are sorry that the lockbox was confusing. We do have a 24/7 guest service line that is available to help at any time to make sure our guests have no trouble during their vacation! Thank you for your feedback, we hope to host you again soon!
Camille D. Aug 2019
Cleanliness, provisions are adequate in the home, location!
Stephanie M. Aug 2019
The pool area at night is pretty cool.
Cedric D. Jun 2019
This place is my favorite in Houston. That says alor. The bed........the bed........the bed. The bed will make you late for whatever your doing. Gonna be a frequent flyer.
Dee M. Jun 2019
The 9th floor with the pool and grilling area is a nice touch. I'm not sure the ping pong table outside is a good idea. I wonder how many balls go over the wall.
Savannah W. May 2019
The stay was good! I decided that my stay in Houston needed to be cost effective with having all the amenities of a hotel with a better price and full kitchen to cook my own foods. I walked 4 blocks to my 7 day event everyday with business people and homeless,but beautiful scenery of the city. Room was beautiful, home and conveniently put together. Smells weird like all places in the hall and elevators. Hard time with knowing/remembering the pin to get the keys. Overall fun times!
Kim B. Apr 2019
Excellent
James R. Apr 2019
Convienent and economic place to stay in downtown Houston. Room was very clean
Johnny G. Feb 2019
Everything was perfect
Geoffrey W. Feb 2019
This place was great. I was in town to watch the Rockets game and it was a very short walk to the stadium. And the view from the balcony was amazing
Ecaterina G. Feb 2019
The place is very nice, clean and looks newly remodeled. It looks exactly like in the pictures. The kitchen has a microwave, a toaster, lots cooking-ware, even a blender if you feel like doing your own smoothies. There's also two Netflix accounts, which was quite nice. You have access to the gym, heated swimming pool and other recreational facilities. It was a bit confusing how parking works just by following the instructions provided in the email, so we called customer support to ask for more details. They were very friendly and helpful. Overall was a good experience. Would definitely go there again.
Kc C. Oct 2018
I really enjoyed our stay. The home is clean and looks just like the pictures. Perfect location and great views. Our keys for the parking didn’t work and the manager wasn’t any help at all. We had to rely on cars driving in to park our car or the concierge to help us. Would stay there again. Hopefully y’all fix the parking issue.
Manager response:
We appreciate the guests feedback. Unfortunately, parking passes have to be reactivated by the front desk. The reason it gets deactivated is that guests try to take more cars in the parking area and the pass deactivates when there are two entries and no exits of a vehicle; it signals more cars entering than allowed by the pass.
Chassidy W. Sep 2018
Conveniently located to everything. Clean and comfortable. Parking garage signage is tricky. Make sure you go to the right up the incline versus down.
Geoffrey W. Aug 2018
Really comfortable apartment with amazing views of the city from the balcony. It was great just sitting on the balcony watching the buzz of the city below (the balcony is huge!)
Paula B. Aug 2018
The apartment had a great view, clean and very friendly concierge staff.
Peter S. Aug 2018
Nice place. It looks like Vacasa went to Ikea and spend a couple grand on furniture and a kitchen kit. This place must of been newly renovated as I had to hook up the icemaker and a couple of the kitchen fittings were loose. I didn't get to the disposer which was non-functional but appeared new as well. There is no Microwave which is somewhat strange although there is a fully functional stove. This is also an older complex like many have said and the walls are thin, or at least uninsulated so you are going to hear your neighbors. I was there for a week and I think the guy next door came home my last day because I heard someone yawn the next morning and I was convinced they were in the room with me.

I met a crowd of teenagers in the elevator that were looking like they were about to trash their AirBnB and I heard them partying that night and witnessed a few things being thrown off the balcony a few floors up. Also one morning there was a homeless dude going berserk outside and throwing (his?) bicycle against the building. Everyone stayed in the lobby until he wandered off.

Parking seemed to work occasionally but you are not going to park your F250 in the garage. Early on I parked in the $3-all-day lot next door and space 3 never had the stuck bills removed from the pay slot so I suspect that you could still park in space 3 now and not have to worry about paying. I ended up parking in the bottom garage as they left the exit door open and you can drive down the ramp and not have to bother with the erratic parking pass. It's a bit shady but someone had a Bentley parked down there so I figured my 2006 Toyota would be OK (and it was).

The lobby staff were very nice and tried to help although they had no idea who/what Vacasa was or where the key machine was. Note that you need to retain your key code as you need it to redeposit the key when you leave. I did have a problem with the parking pass and the local Vacasa rep sourced me a new one and communicated well.

So, if you can handle the above this is a great value.
Manager response:
Houston House is a downtown apartment building, so it will have the same big city issues with transients walking by as any other city. The Houston House has a 24/7 concierge desk that has to buzz someone in. People cannot walk in to the building without a key fob. The concierge will contact police if someone is disruptive or acting in a manner needing attention by authorities. We want to assure our guests they are safe and secure here. We have added a Vacasa label to the key box, and we have detailed instructions on where it is located and how to use it provided in the guest email. The parking passes are for one car only. We do have the passes checked out as often as possible to avoid any issues accessing the garage. The parking garage is a tight squeeze so it is true that large vehicles should use the street parking or park in a larger lot across the street. While Vacasa has no authority of who is in the unit next to our guests, they can report anything to the concierge, such as the kids in the elevator being disruptive. Thank you!