Close to Houston’s iconic NASA headquarters, the Microtel Inn & Suites along NASA Road 1 is anything but a problem. Home to free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast, plus simple studios that come with mini fridges, microwaves, and ergonomically desks, the stay makes sleeping in extra easy. Upgrade to a suite to gain small kitchenettes that divide a roomy living space and bedroom, looking forward to extended stays sure to get the job done. Unwind by the outdoor pool as well, afterward looking forward to nearby attractions with a private lift of your own, whether it’s a rental from Houston’s Hobby Airport, located 15 miles north on Gulf Freeway, or a quick taxi lift.
Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, the area offers plenty of ways to flex your brain muscle. Start with Space Center Houston across the street, taking a closer look at the NASA space program, enjoying a series of optical illusions and exhibits that explore the history of the STS missions. Cross Saturn Lane afterward to check out Rocket Park, a museum on the history of space travel located next-door to Johnson Space Center’s infamous research institute. For something easier to wrap your head around, go on a long walk through one of the nearby wildlife recreation areas, choosing between the dozens of acres of trails at Nassau Bay Peninsula Wildlife Park, or explore the Challenger Seven Memorial Park for an even larger oasis dedicated to the victims of NASA’s fatal rocket launch of 1986.
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston
1620 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058