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Houston House Apartments

1617 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002
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City Average
05/28/14
Resident

If I could give this place a negative rating for management I would. I have never encountered ruder or less accommodating employees. This is the first time I've left an apartment review, and it was their treatment that urged me to… Full Review ▶

12/22/13
Resident

This place is a MESS is ghetto, old, poor inadequate staff, ac heating systems brakes constantly! Not worth your money, time and peace. The overall neighbors... Ghetto! Pot Smokers, and the apartments are so old even the floors are uneven. They… Full Review ▶

12/15/13
Resident

Overall, I have been happy at this apartment. I have been here for almost a year and have not had any major issues until recently with there being hot water being available on and off (more often not) to residents for… Full Review ▶

10/30/13
Prospective Resident

very ghetto and disrespectful neighbor. They throw beers and bottles on walkers and cars when passing the building. I myself was a victim as well. the bottle hit my bike and broke the light. I almost got killed. I will not… Full Review ▶

10/06/13
Resident

Trailer Park in the Sky... Houston House Parking - wait listed for a parking spot a few blocks away. Laundry - 12 washers for 300 units. View - Blocked by a new High Rise (problem or solution... you decide) Noise -… Full Review ▶

09/17/13
Resident

I have lived at some pretty awful places but this one takes the cake. I have only been here since this April and have typed two pages for this review. If you are really considering moving here please take the time… Full Review ▶

09/17/13
Resident

BEWARE! DO NO MOVE HERE! It's kind of a scam. I moved two months ago and it was the biggest mistake I made at last year . They show you a nice sophisticated high rise, but if you don't check you… Full Review ▶

08/05/13
Resident

Management is the worst. Criminal. Moved out after 6 years because of the 40% rent increase. Now a year later find out, through a collection agency, that I owe them several hundred dollars. I called HH and was told it was… Full Review ▶

07/15/13
Resident

Horrible! I have lived here for a year and cannot wait to move out! Nothing works properly and maintenance is slow to respond to anything. The people at the front desk are basically worthless, asides from Victor, they will allow anyone… Full Review ▶

06/05/13
Resident

I, as well, need to do HH a bit of justice. This high rise has been, by far, one of the best complexes I have lived. It is very well kept and managed. Monthly flyers go out, emails are sent to… Full Review ▶

05/21/13
Resident

very rude ugly lady works there her name is Allesha , poor communication, and if u call maintenance it takes them 3 days to fix the problem plus you have to keep calling.. cockroaches are everywhere, dont believe the positive reviews… Full Review ▶

05/10/13
Resident

WORST APARTMENT COMPLEX EVER! WARNING!!! Awful management, rude to tenants. Does not fix issues, rude security, poor quality. THEY WILL HYPE IT UP TO SOUND AMAZING, but it is terrible. Parking is a joke, if you're moving in, plan on walking… Full Review ▶

04/10/13
Resident

"Houston House Apartments is a fabulous place to live. The staff, on all levels, work hard everyday to try and make your daily living experiance heavenly. The renovations are breath taking and there are consistent improvements around the complex occurring for… Full Review ▶

03/18/13
Resident

We moved in here two months ago, and absolutely love the place. The staff are very friendly and helpful, especially the people on the front desk, and anything that needs fixing gets dealt with quickly (two requests were same day, and… Full Review ▶

02/20/13
Resident

For the price this is a big fat NO, I would never recommend this place to anyone I didn't dislike. I attend college and work downtown. Houston House looked like an amazing place to live- the staff seemed so nice and… Full Review ▶

02/20/13
Resident

Worst management ever. Period. Do not move-in here. Other than that - nice location, normal building, normal parking. It all doesn't count when management is rude and unhelpful. Full Review ▶

01/21/13
Resident

RUN IF YOU STILL CAN!!!! GO TO POST RICE LOFTS!!! Or anywhere else for that matter... Great location. OK apartment. and that is where the positive aspects stop. TERRIBLE staff. Really, it's just the "director" as she likes to call her… Full Review ▶

01/05/13
Resident

I lived in Houston House for 3.5 years. Moved around from apartment to apartment during the renovations. Overall, the management was good, the place was relatively nice, and the location and views were excellent. Then came the move-in to the newly… Full Review ▶

01/02/13
Resident

I am surprised to read some of these negative reviews. I guess a lot can be said for having the wrong neighbor. I'm on the 18th floor and love everyone on the floor. I've only been at Houston House for 6… Full Review ▶

12/02/12
Resident

Hh needs to do something abt the 1st floor diner/convenience store They serve only Mexican food when only one -------- lives here. I'm not racist just hungry! I want pancakes for breakfast. Not a breakfast burrito, I want a burger or… Full Review ▶

08/06/12
Resident

Love the building manger is the worst ever. Please see my post on rant and raves on craiglist if you have experienced any heath issues related to you living at the Houston House. Full Review ▶

07/28/12
Resident

I think I should do HH a little justice here. Honestly, I did all of my research online. Was looking for a place downtown, within walking distance to work. I picked 3 places that were downtown and visited. By far, HH… Full Review ▶

07/15/12
Resident

First of all, I will start with the pros. The location is great, and the views in some of the units are amazing. I also find the staff at the front desk to very helpful, especially the lady that works the… Full Review ▶

06/18/12
Resident

I have been here for a few months. I will start by saying what I love most: -the location is great for me. I dont ever need to drive because there is a huge amount of public transportation options. -my neighbors… Full Review ▶

06/16/12
Resident

I lived here in a newly renovated apartment. Generally speaking the renovation is quickly and cheaply done and aesthetically mediocre. Sheetrock lines are very visible covered by section 8 special paint. Laminate floors heave and buckle in the humidity whenever the… Full Review ▶

06/01/12
Resident

I have lived in Houston for 48 yrs and the worst place I have had to call home for $1150.00. I never was told all the remodeling demands I have experienced and electricity is controlled by Houston House, which is being… Full Review ▶

05/25/12
Resident

If you are thinking of moving to Houston House, be prepared for all of the below to happen a LOT!!!! This came from the Management. If you engage in these kinds of activities on a daily basis then Houston House is… Full Review ▶

05/22/12
Resident

Dear Prospective Tenants, Please keep in mind when reading the negative reviews that this building is filled with queens, princesses and kings that cannot be satisfied with anything and only live to be miserable people who complain about everything in life.… Full Review ▶

05/19/12
Resident

I spent almost 2 months looking at apartments, with Houston House being one of the first. After looking at many properties, I decided on Houston House and would like to talk about some of the negative things I've read on here:… Full Review ▶

04/24/12
Resident

I have lived at Houston House before, during, and after a very major renovation of the building. Old comments on the property prior to 2011 can be disregarded because it is a different building now. The first 8 floors of the… Full Review ▶

04/16/12
Prospective Resident

I have not moved in yet, but I do want to comment on the application and approval process. I have to agree with the locator, that Houston House is picky about who they let in, which is awesome. Even though my… Full Review ▶

04/16/12
Resident

If you see a review about fun you know it is a manager!!! Yes there are roaches, broken elevators, worn garage, and a nasty manager here. There are good things about the place and with a 6 month lease it could… Full Review ▶

04/16/12
Resident

I have been at Houston House for 6 months now and have had no issues and LOVE the home and amenities!! I have read what other people (or one Person) has said about the place but I have not experienced anything… Full Review ▶

04/11/12
Resident

My husband and I lived at Houston House for 6 months and got out as quickly as possible. It is impossible to NOT get approved at this property, as the only check that they do is income requirement. They don't do… Full Review ▶

04/04/12
Resident

Good reviews come from Houston House management team!!! I just moved here a couple months ago and can't wait to move out. The management team just wants you to sign the lease, they overpromise. I've been without AC for a week,… Full Review ▶

04/02/12
Resident

I have had a great Experience living here and enjoying the new renovations and new units! The People are fun and the building is very modern and cool. I have had nothing but good experiences with the management and front desk… Full Review ▶

03/31/12
Resident

To everyone that has moved out of houston house and have been mistreated by houston house staff,pleas email me at the email above and tell me about your treatment/mistreatment and experience at houston house thank you Full Review ▶

03/28/12
Resident

This place is not suitable for modern living. The electric wiring cannot handle much power. No microwaves and toaster ovens on at the same time. The paint splattered windows will rattle in their 25 year old frames from wind buffeting on… Full Review ▶

02/27/12
Resident

Parking: good - reserved spaces bad: zero guest parking (not even on the street), garage door contantly broken, falling apart - potholes and falling concrete, garage houses the homeless. Noise: horrible. Some street noise can be expected as it is downtown… Full Review ▶

02/26/12
Resident

After living in this HELL HOLE for only 3 months, we had enough. The laundry list of problems that we have encountered here are MORE than all other places I have been renting for the past 20 years. It's actually quite… Full Review ▶

02/06/12
Resident

GREAT views, and really convenient to the light rail or STCL. The appliances are not shoddy, but not great. That is where the good ends. I really like everyone who "works" here, which is definitely includes the maintenance people here, but… Full Review ▶

02/05/12
Resident

Ok you have to give up something to live in such a great location. The building is being renovated and yes while the furnishings and the job is cheap it looks good and for the next few years it will continue… Full Review ▶

01/24/12
Resident

I am just about fed up with ------------- and her high handed ways. She seems to think she is running the Trump Plaza instead of the lipsticked covered old hag known as Houston House. I mean, the kitchens have the cheapest… Full Review ▶

12/18/11
Resident

Pluses:nice view/central location/nice lobby and gym/doorman Minuses:roaches/garage in really bad shape/slow maintenance/non responsive management Full Review ▶

12/07/11
Resident

I moved in less than one month ago and there are roaches! its a tossup if new residents get a new tub in their remodeled apartment. Construction workers hog the elevator all day and makes me late! Management? Where? Will be… Full Review ▶

11/09/11
Resident

I do not understand all the negative reviews about Houston House. Some people would complain, even if they were living in the White House. The Staff is very very nice, the building looks great after remodel and the views are not… Full Review ▶

10/14/11
Resident

It is 7:25 AM and there is construction noise. There are jackhammer noises, banging noises, buzz saws, and drills. We were notified that there will be no hot water in the laundry room for a few days, and then there will… Full Review ▶

01/07/11
Resident

I moved into the Houston House in April 2010. I used Jason (the guy that works the weekends) for the leasing procedures. He did a great job lessening to what I wanted, and finding the right apartment for me. I could… Full Review ▶

01/07/11
Resident

It's a decent place, as the cliche goes "You get what you pay for"... Positives: Central location in Houston, easy access to freeways, metro rail, metro transit center, has a deli and convenience store in the lobby area, free electricity, assigned… Full Review ▶

12/30/10
Resident

I have lived at The Houston House for 3 years. It sits central to all city transportation services, if that is your primary reason for living downtown.The air condition was not working for 10 days this summer.I have a neighbor upstairs… Full Review ▶

10/16/10
Resident

We have not had AC for 5 days straight. I canot sleep due to the extreme heat. Everyone is going out of town. Even the roaches that infest this building are delirious. One just crawled across my leg as I am… Full Review ▶

07/23/09
Resident

i just moved in at the houston house, and everything is alright for the most part, although the reviews i read makes me wish i checked this website before i signed the lease. i think the views are awesome though, especially… Full Review ▶

04/06/09
Resident

By dream I mean: NIGHTMARE! (Do not be misled by management's reviews-that give a high rating) ;THE FOLLOWING IS A SERIES OF FACTS. The Apartment ***** The worst thing about this apartment is the AIR Quality from AC/Heat DUCTS; PLUMBING(freshwater AND… Full Review ▶

12/05/08
Resident

If I could live anywhere in the city, I would move back to Houston House. My apartment was clean (no roaches like another reviewer stated...you might be nasty). My rent was reasonable. I had a great parking spot. I loved the… Full Review ▶

08/28/08
Resident

Well well, where can I start? There is just such a long list of things to talk about and unfortunately the aren't great. 1- The so-called gym room has equipment that was probably used by Napoleon's soldiers and there is absolutely… Full Review ▶

08/27/08
Resident

The Houston House used to be such a great place to live. However, shortly after I moved in it was clear that the building was on a steady decline. We no longer have a heated swimming pool, air-conditioned workout room, secure… Full Review ▶

08/08/08
Resident

I am a current tenant, and for 1150.00 bucks a month all bills paid it was the best deal I found Downtown. Or so I thought... Great location and patio. That s the only pros when it comes to living at… Full Review ▶

11/28/07
Resident

The view is awesome and the price is great for down town but I don t think I can stay here much longer. I have complained 3 times about roaches not only in my kitchen and bedroom that crawl on you… Full Review ▶

10/29/07
Resident

The 'make ready' crew is CHEAP, unprofessional, and seemingly in a rush. They didn't sweep, used spray paint (LOTS OF SPRAY RUN OVERS.. especially in the bathroom), and didn't fix the painted areas on the floor were all the glass doors… Full Review ▶

09/28/07
Resident

I lived there around 2003-4, the 16th floor caught on fire it was down hill then, but i did like the place, yes it is old, it was built in 1967, but it needs some upgrades! New elevators would be nice,… Full Review ▶

08/29/07
Prospective Resident

this place has the rudest staff ever and the worst customer service i have ever seen! will be sticking to other places! Full Review ▶

06/19/07
Resident

I moved into this building because I was told it was a nice place (although older) and I wanted an apartment downtown. Unfortunately, I live out of town and relied upon the recommendation of a corporate apt company. Oh, this was… Full Review ▶

04/25/07
Resident

I am very concerned about the people who are running this complex. There is such an air of apathy by the entire staff that it is disheartening. Mike the "hot shot" maintenance man talks out of both sides of his face.… Full Review ▶

01/19/07
Resident

I lived at 2016 Main for 21 yrs. I love the Housotn House much better. First it is in downtown not midtown which is a much safer area. It is walking distance to the Toyato center. It has a great view.… Full Review ▶

08/30/06
Resident

I lived there 3 years in 3 different units and moved closer to work -now doing the same in reverse...new job in Med Ctr and look forward to using MetroRail. Yes the place has some age, with age comes character, a… Full Review ▶

08/16/06
Resident

Management agreed verbally to a lease with a short-term lease but with a $50 upcharge. The actual contract submitted by management slipped in other terms regarding the term of the lease, and I made the mistake of not reading the contract… Full Review ▶

07/13/06
Resident

Look in case you can't tell by looking at your apartment building it is OLD!!!! Come on. You picked it out dip sh*ts. Why complain? Yes it's the apartments fault that you decided to live here. Why??? Cause you are cheap… Full Review ▶

06/24/06
Resident

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03/30/06
Resident

Hmm . . . where to start. Of course there is the water being off every wednesday. All of the greatest selling points are actually NOT in the building, they are the area around the building. The workout facility is not… Full Review ▶

03/29/06
Resident

I moved into a studio apartment here and found within 5 months I had outgrown my unit. Upon asking if I could transfer within the building, I was informed I COULD NOT until 60 days within the end of my lease.… Full Review ▶

03/28/06
Resident

I lived there for only 6 months in 2005 and I really did enjoy it quite a bit. I lived on the 15th floor facing the city and the view was awsome.........and only being 7 blocks from work was good too.… Full Review ▶

03/27/06
Resident

Do not move here if you are annoyed by hassles. Applicances are old, apt. always smell funky due to a/c, pipes bursting in units including mine...causing whole apt. to flood, although the maintenace response was prompt when my apt. was underwater.… Full Review ▶

03/26/06
Resident

This place is a joke no water on weds. no elevators any day, or perhaps you could ride in an elevator that falls two or three floors at a time and hope it stops some place to let you off to… Full Review ▶

01/31/06
Resident

My lease is almost up..(thank GOD) this place is horrible! all you are paying for is location! Pray if your days off they are not on Wednesdays, every and i mean EVERY Wednesday the water is shut off from 10am-4pm no… Full Review ▶

01/08/06
Resident

I've been at HH since Nov '04 as well. The staff (and the deli owners downstairs) all remember your name and ask how you and your family are, the maintenance guys are fast to respond and are courteous, and even the… Full Review ▶

11/14/05
Resident

wow. this place sucks! i've lived here for about 2 years and it keeps getting worse. there are 4 elevators and youre lucky if 2 work at the same time. this means you have to wait for ever for an elevator… Full Review ▶

10/03/05
Resident

I moved into Houston House on Nov. '04. I currently live in a 2B/1B downtown facing unit and am moderately pleased with my experience.

First, I will list my complaints:
-My apartment is fairly small.
-I wish the water repairs would… Full Review ▶

09/24/05
Resident

I would not recommend this apartment to my worst clients! It takes forever to get anything fixed, my a/c has been leaking water from the celing into my toilet since I moved in, it has flooded right outside of my apartment… Full Review ▶

08/29/05
Resident

I am not really sure what all of the fuss is about. Sure the gym equipment is old, yes the faucet water is gross, yes the air could work better in some parts of the building, yes the parking could be… Full Review ▶

08/23/05
Resident

I am a "long-timer" at this place...about 8 years. It is the worst it has ever been here now so don't rent here. Rude/Tactless General Manager, no a/c, tires stolen from cars in garage, maintenance never responds, can't drink water from… Full Review ▶

07/06/05
Resident

At first, I thought it was going to be ok. Two years later, it's not. The water still is shut off every wednesday, the elevators still break down, the cars still get broken into, there still is no parking for guests,… Full Review ▶

06/01/05
Resident

I lived there only 6 months, but it was a wonderful corner locations with a great view. I miss my apartment soooo much after a job transfer out of state...and I think about my old apartment all the time. Debbie in… Full Review ▶

05/31/05
Resident

I moved into Houston House in Novemeber 2004. They seemed ok, at first. I thought the building was a little old, but hey...you live downtown...so it's worth it? Right? No way! The problems start with water being turned off from 10am-5pm… Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

I lived in Houston House for three years and it was horrible. The elevators are always broken and the maintenance staff is a joke. They do a good job of reassuring you so you will leave them alone but nothing gets… Full Review ▶

07/26/04
Resident

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05/28/04
Resident

The cheery, glowing review looks like it was written by the office staff. The realities of living here are a little different. I've been here a year this month. My one bedroom is TINY, but I was attracted more to the… Full Review ▶

05/06/04
Resident

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02/19/04
Resident

Standard sized aparments are tiny. And I mean tiny. If you can afford some of the larger renovations they might not be too bad.

Elevators were slow, and constantly breaking down while i was there.

Very moldy, air conditioned… Full Review ▶

02/09/04
Resident

The Houston House High-rise is a great place for someone who likes to live and work downtown. With the completion of the Metro LightRail the ease of commuting to the Medical Center and to the University of Houston-Downtown is made much… Full Review ▶

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