Plane Spotting Houston Hobby

Holiday Inn Hobby Airport
Is situated on the North Eastern Side of the airport with great views of the action.Hotel is of a good standard with great swimming poolThere is a free car park outside the hotel and the wifi was free with a ticket given to you everyday with the new password. The bar restaurant was very good and breakfast was excellent too and the staff were lovely and friendly
Location: ** Located on NE perimeter of the field.
Spotting: ***

3rd floor room facing the airport will give great views of the action, especially Runway 22. Room 622 comes highly recommended. 

Following report from Derek Oldham

The hotel is a sort of flat V shape if that makes sense.  6 floors and I was pre-allocated room 620 (a king bed) which is the nearest to the centre of the hotel on the left hand side of the V as you look out.  This room had a completely unrestricted view across the whole airfield – lots could be read off with binoculars but an SBS needed for the furthest runway.  Even numbers from 620 up to 640 are on this side of the hotel – the lower the number the better.  Reasonable prices in the bar/lounge for food with beer $5 a bottle.

A report from Dean Mitchell :

There are six floors and floors five and six are ideal. After checking in I found the room at the wrong angle and so went to change the room which puzzled the receptionist as it meant a downgrade of room type. On investigating the top floor you need an even number room ending in 20 -44 as these are at a favourable angle for airplane fans. So she found it funny that someone was actually happy being downgraded in room type. The new room given was 520 and this provided a much better angle and looked straight down runway 04/22. They did not use it much that night but the next day it was the main runway so result. 

As it was a Sunday night bizjets started to move a reasonable amount but it was mainly airliners with Southwest very dominant. Saw about 80 different ones with all models present although the 500′s were the biggest movers. Saw 8 different new 800 models which helped me get to 16 new frames.
 
Monday morning was great until my check out time of 12.00 with a steady stream of bizjets and kingairs. Could see four different ones on approach at one stage.
Photos: * No reports available.
Value: ** Great value at just £61
Book:   This hotel can be booked through the official  Holiday Inn HOUSTON-HOBBY AIRPORT  or through Booking.com who occasionally offer better deals
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 Plane Spotting Hobby

Above : View of the bizz jet hanger from room 520. Credit Dean Mitchell

Houston Hobby Plane Spotting

Above : Room 520 offers great views over the runway and terminal areas.

Credit Dean Mitchell


 

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