Temporary or short-term living in Houston is available either by renting a hotel room/suite or fully furnished apartment. Suites are often cheaper than a hotel and due to increasing business activities in Houston, many different corporate housing and fully-serviced apartments are offered for expats. These apartments, which provide kitchens in which to cook meals and laundry facilities in which to wash clothes, can feel more like a home than a hotel.
If you are seeking corporate, fully furnished and fully serviced apartments in Houston, you will find a large selection available for consideration. There are many 1-3 bedroom properties available that offer fully furnished rooms, all utilities, fitness centers, state of the art amenities and often, the community owner is able to offer a home office setup. All you will have to bring are clothes and groceries. Some fully serviced apartments may require a minimum stay of 30 days and some are pet friendly. For expats, an advantage of this type of apartment over standard apartments is that utilities are often included. This helps a newcomer bridge the time until they obtain a drivers license or social security card to establish services for electricity, water or phone.
Oakwood – 877-902-0832, http://www.oakwood.com/
For the area in and around downtown, Oakwood’s fully furnished apartments are a good choice. In Houston, a minimum stay of 30 days may be a requirement. For one person in a 1-bedroom apartment, the cost is around $100 per night for 30 days. The locations are:
- 2350 Bagby Street, Houston TX 77006
- 10 Oak Ct., Houston TX 77006
- 3210 Louisiana Street, Houston TX 77006
- 150 Sabine Street, Houston TX 77007 (just North of Downtown but still very close)
Inside the Loop, near West University area:
- 3800 Audley Street, Houston TX 77098
Windsor Corporate Suites – 866-804-8387, http://www.windsorcommunities.com
Windsor Corporate Suites has two properties just 5 minutes of downtown on the west side near Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway, which provide a great view of the Houston skyline and are near the Buffalo Bayou and its nice park.
Rates vary from $780-1300 per month depending upon the type of unit selected.
The two locations are:
- Allen House Apartments, 3433 W Dallas St., Houston, TX 77019
- Windsor at Siena, 600 Studemont, Houston, TX 77007 (including fitness center and swimming pool)
Avalon – 713-789-4442, http://www.avaloncorporatehousing.com
If you have to relocate to the far west side of Houston or prefer to live farther outside the Metro area, Avalon is a corporate apartment service company that will work for you and your family. It only has one location in Houston. Rates vary from $60-175 per night based upon a 30 day stay and the size of bedrooms.
Location: 603 Park Grove, Suite A, Katy, TX 77450 (west side of Houston, 40 min from downtown)
Premier Corporate Housing – 866-441-7710, http://www.premiercorporatehousing.com/
For a wide range of selection of areas from a single source, fully-furnished apartments from Premier Corporate Housing is an excellent option. They will also work with you for special home office furniture and high-speed Internet access. Rates vary with discounts for extended stays of 60 days and longer.
Locations: Apartments are available in all major areas such as Galleria, Inner Loop, Midtown, Downtown, Katy, Medical Center, Northwest Houston, The Woodlands, Sugarland and more.
ExecuStay Marriott – 888-340-2565, http://www.execustay.com/
If you are a member of the Marriott rewards system, this corporate housing offer may be for you. Marriott offers corporate apartments, condominiums, or single-family homes and extensive property service for individuals who are searching fully furnished properties. Marriott will also assist in establishing an home office if necessary. Rates vary based upon the property selected and as standard for Marriott, Promotions are often available, visit http://www.execustay.com/Promotions/index.php for the current offers.
Locations: All major business center with several to chose from, such as Downtown, Inner Loop including Midtown, west side including Galleria area and as far west as Katy, northwest (Tomball).