My first discovery for 2014 can be found in almost all those neighborhoods, but even more exciting is this particular hotel can be found in every Destination Network market.
Drum roll please.... Allow me to introduce you to Drury Inn & Suites.
These quaint hotels average 140 rooms, offer plenty of free parking, and have the friendliest staff members; from Front Desk, to Housekeeping, to Maintenance.
Remember the television show Cheers? ...and the theme song, "Sometimes you want to go WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME, AND THEYR'E ALWAYS GLAD YOU CAME." Drury Inn & Suites is just that kind of place. I've been to the property at the Airport, the one near Galleria, and the property in Gwinnett , and they have delivered that feeling 100% of the time!
The guest rooms are quiet, spacious and very comfortable and includes a refrigerator and microwave which is perfect for making that late-night snack as you're watching complimentary HBO on their beautiful Flat Panel LCD TV. It gets even better; free wireless that flies rather than drags.
They serve a complimentary breakfast that they call Hot QUICKSTART®. Hot means sausage and eggs, not bread and a toaster. Eggs, waffles, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, bagels, fresh bread; this list goes on. Quite the way to start your day.
Returning to the hotel after a busy day don't miss Drury's 5:30 Kickback. From 5:30PM to 7PM they serve complimentary hot food, snacks, and cold beverages, beer and wine included, and once again hotel employees and other hotel guests share good company, good food, and good conversation. Have to keep pinching myself to remind me that I'm not at Cheers!