03 June 2018

REVIEW: USA RV Resorts Houston

If you are ever unfortunate enough to be driving to/through Houston, USA RV Resorts-Houston isn't a bad place to spend the night.  Relatively easy on/off multiple highways and convenient to downtown Houston, Galveston Bay, and NASA.  It is essentially a huge flat concrete lot with back-in spaces around the perimeter and large pull-thru sites throughout the middle.

View from our site.

There is a very nice pool and hot tub, and a small fitness room with a few brand new cardio machines (treadmill, elliptical) and resistance training equipment.  There was a laundry room, but we didn't use it.  The park itself is brand new (as of May 2018), so everything is in great shape.  The staff were all super-friendly.  There was a very small fenced-in area for dogs, but nothing in it - not even a place for humans to sit.  There are no trees, which means you and your rig are exposed to the miserable hell-like Houston sun the whole time.  This really is a park of convenience - an easy place to sleep after a long day/night of driving, or a place of utility if you for some odd reason want to do things in downtown Houston or at NASA.  Or, I guess, if you're a student of highway flyovers, sleeping underneath several of them might do something for you.

Rates were high for what was there - $59/night and advance reservations were non-refundable.  No discounts at all (e.g., Good Sam, military, etc.), although the front desk lady said they were working with corporate on getting those set up.

An Uber to downtown Houston (Minute Maid Park) was $25 with tip in the afternoon, and $45 with surge pricing after the game.  There are two large grocery stores within a couple of miles (Kroger and H-E-B).  The drive to Kemah was an easy 25 minutes.

Finding the park is easy if you know what to look for.  Once you get off the highway, you are on a one-way access road with lots of merging traffic from all directions.  GoogleMaps will tell you to turn in the right place, but it looks like you are pulling in to a car dealership.  Turn exactly where Google tells you - it is actually a road (no road sign) and the car dealership is across from the RV park.  In other words, when your wife says "turn HERE" don't say "no, that's a car dealership" and keep going, because you'll just have to make a big complicated loop to get back to that turn!