Hotel Ylem, Ascend Hotel Collection

Museum District Hotel
Hotel Ylem, Ascend Hotel Collection #207 of 610 hotels in Houston #207 of 610 hotels in Houston
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8080 S Main St Houston, TX 77025

Why we like it

  • A wonderfully quirky boutique property with a great location
  • Decor is invigorating and original, with custom kitschy pieces in each room
  • The complimentary breakfast buffet has everything you need to start your day with a full belly
  • With an on-property bar and a guest library, there are plenty of ways to amuse yourself during your stay
  • Ample free parking is a nice extra in an area with so many paid lots

What you need to know

  • The hotel is dedicated to philanthropy, supporting local artists and worthwhile charities
  • Accessible suites are available with low countertops and roll-in showers
  • You can plug your electronics right into your headboard
  • The hotel runs a scent machine to give your stay a unique aroma profile
  • You can keep active thanks to an on-site fitness center

Popular Houston Features

COVID-19 Protocols Free Breakfast Free Parking Pet Friendly On-site Bar On-site Restaurant Swimming Pool Free WiFi Airport Shuttle Family Friendly


Sandwiched between the NRG complex and the sprawling Texas Medical Center, this convenient boutique is also close to a selection of chain eateries and a couple of shops. A property shuttle will convey you to the nearest attractions, and rail is located nearby.

  • Distance to NRG Stadium: 2 miles
  • Distance to Texas Medical Center: 1.9 miles
  • Within walking distance: Enough restaurants to keep you fed, a Target, and a few other shops
  • Transportation: A property shuttle is available. Free parking is provided, and you can get to METRORail fairly easily

Property Amenities


  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Fitness facilities (surcharge)
  • Shopping on site
  • Spa services on site
  • Tennis on site

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center
  • Meeting rooms
  • One meeting room

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Free bottled water
  • Free breakfast
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Microwave (surcharge)
  • Poolside bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Refrigerator (surcharge)
  • Swim-up bar
  • Wedding services


  • Free self parking

Property services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning (surcharge)
  • ATM/banking
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • In-room massage available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Television in common areas
  • Tours/ticket assistance

Shuttles and transportation

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cruise terminal shuttle

In-Room Amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Bedding and linens

  • Linens provided
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

Food and drink

  • Coffeemaker
  • Complimentary coffee
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge

Media and electronics

  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV service


  • Free newspaper


Hotel Ylem, Ascend Hotel Collection

205 Reviews #207 of 610 hotels in Houston

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Recent Reviews

sajedc wrote a review on December 28, 2021 Murphy, Texas
Trip Type: Family

Completely revitalized…almost

This hotel appears to be a chain hotel that’s been converted into a boutique hotel. Great to see staff wearing masks. Service was hassle free. Everything was clean and whimsical. It appeared...
Rkelly2014 wrote a review on November 21, 2021 Dallas, Texas
Trip Type:

Nice Choice (esp if needing to be close to MD Anderson)

Our priority was finding a hotel near MD Anderson for some tests that needed to be done.This was a nice choice.Clean and very conveniently located.They no longer operate a shuttle to MD Anderson but...
Michael F wrote a review on October 31, 2021
Trip Type: Business

Great people in a great place

It's pretty close to a perfect place to stay. The hotel is close to so much: restaurants, the Medical Center, NRG stadium, and more. What makes it excel is its staff. They're courteous and...


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