Element Houston Vintage Park
An eco-friendly hotel that offers plenty of perks for budget travelers.
Travelers wanting to go green will appreciate this eco-friendly hotel brand. Natural light and open spaces abound at this 123-room property, where carpets incorporate up to 100 percent recycled content and wall art is mounted on bases made from recycled tires. Paints have low VOC (volatile organic compounds) for healthier air, and bathrooms have low-flow sinks. The hotel isn’t a top choice for business travelers; it has just three meeting spaces, the biggest being under 500 square feet. But it’s a smart choice for those who care about the environment and comfort. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, free Internet access and plenty of food options, including free breakfast and evening reception. Hewlett-Packard’s offices are just minutes away, and walking distance Vintage Park offers plenty of restaurants, shops, cafés and bars.