This Residence Inn was formerly an apartment complex, which explains its residential location behind several office towers. Within a half-block of the Galleria, the Inn recently added 99 rooms via an additional wing. In its core, Residence's suite doors open to interior hallways, while the doors in the new wing open to the outside, giving the property a "motel-ish" appearance. Free internet greets guests, which is always a nice perk for business travelers on a budget.
The floor plans are typical for this Marriott-owned chain with separate living and sleeping areas, spacious bathrooms, and fully equipped kitchenettes. While you may want to cook lunch or dinner, don't worry about breakfast; Residence covers that meal pro bono with its hearty breakfast buffet.