Houstons’ best hotels offer much more than just eye-catching décor, unique amenities, and fabulous views. They open windows onto vibrant neighborhoods, boast superb dining and drinking options, and — most importantly — offer truly one-of-a-kind experiences, whether it's a texas sized lazy pool or rainforest showers in bathrooms.
In no particular order, check out the best hotels Houston has to offer! Whether you're vacationing, handling business or thinks staycation, each hotel below has something for you!
As the newest addition to the scenic Houston skyline, Marriott Marquis Houston captures the bold spirit of Texas while embracing the best of Southern hospitality. Enjoy quick access to George R. Brown Convention Center, make memories at nearby attractions including Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center and BBVA Compass Stadium. Float around the Texas-shaped lazy river, enjoy a cocktail at High Dive bar, or make a splash in the heated infinity pool - all on a rooftop overlooking Discovery Green Park. The hotel also features a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, two-story Biggio's Sports Bar, Walker Street Kitchen, Xochi by Chef Hugo Ortega, Cueva wine bar and Texas T cafe. When it's time to call it a night, make yourself at home in contemporary guest rooms and suites boasting luxurious bedding, ergonomic workspaces, modern technologies and stunning views of Downtown Houston.
The luxury Hotel Granduca brings a dose of Italian charm to Uptown Houston, situated in a convenient location close to high-end shops, bars, and dining accessible via the hotel’s shuttle or on foot. The hotel has a chic Italian restaurant as well as a piano bar, and its lovely grounds include an outdoor pool and hot tub skirted by flowers and greenery. The small fitness room is open 24-hours and there are several elegant meeting rooms available as well as a business center. This hotel is reminiscent of a private Italian villa including the collection of 122 rooms and suites designed to reflect the comfort of home while featuring luxurious amenities combined with Italian accents.
The 404-room luxury high-rise Four Seasons Hotel Houston caters to both business and leisure travelers. Located in downtown Houston’s business district, the hotel is within walking distance of the convention center, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, and such top restaurants as The Grove and Vic & Anthony's. Rooms come in a variety of sizes, including one- and two-bedroom residential-style suites. The hotel has a beautiful rooftop pool and whirlpool, a 24-hour fitness center with a wide array of cardio- and weight-training equipment, a business center with translation and interpretation services available, and a full-service spa.
The 378-room Omni Houston Hotel is big on both style and substance. Well-appointed, modern, and comfortable, the hotel sits in a lovely residential area just outside Memorial Park. The huge, white exterior may be a bit commanding and cold, but inside the hotel attempts to sooth with a Zen-like lobby with calming water features and delicate white orchids. Beautiful, updated guest rooms have flat-screen TVs and alarm clocks with MP3 hookups, while damask-printed accents provide a sophisticated touch. In the bathrooms, oversize mirrors and wallpaper add a designer look. Perks of the property include two geometric pools with a bar and private cabanas, two restaurants (one for dinner, one for all three meals) and a bar, a spacious fitness center, and a full-service spa.
The 266-room Hotel Sorella is a trendy, slightly upscale hotel in CITYCENTRE, a mixed-use development of shops, restaurants, and hotels in West Houston. In a quieter part of town, the modern, eclectic property is geared toward guests looking to enjoy shopping and fine dining more than the city’s main attractions, which are a 20-minute drive away. The guest rooms are simply and sparsely designed, but sizable enough at roughly 400 square feet for standard units. The outdoor pool has a fun vibe, especially at night while an on-site cafe, bistro-style restaurant, and full bar keep the party going.
The funky boutique Hotel ZaZa Houston (with a sister property in Dallas) is stylishly designed, with an excess of quirky artwork, patterned pillows and lampshades, and various adornments. Sometimes over-the-top, but often fun, the hotel establishes itself as a unique option for upscale travelers. Even the most basic rooms have a flair for color and design while offering spaciousness and rainforest showers in bathrooms. Located in Houston’s museum district, the ZaZa is near a number of important cultural attractions and dining options. The European-style pool and on-site restaurant, Monarch, keeps things convenient for those who are less interested in exploring.
This 314-room downtown hotel is housed in a 1926 building that was the original corporate headquarters of Shell Oil Company. But it's not all about historic appeal here -- guests are greeted by the fantastic modern lobby, which features high ceilings, curved suede sofas, soft lighting, and a cool fireplace. Each room is outfitted with premium bedding, thick velvet drapes, and flat-screen TVs. Gorgeous bathrooms feature marble and granite, and each has a separate walk-in shower and big soaking tub. There's no spa, but guests can access the 24-hour fitness center or hit up the rooftop pool and Jacuzzi for some sun and relaxation. The hotel also offers some great perks, including free shoe shines, free daily breakfast, and an evening reception with assorted beers and wines. Bedtime milk and cookies are also served -- a cute and comforting touch.
The upscale Hotel Derek Houston Galleria is a lively and hip Uptown property near high-end shopping. Trendy interiors include a modern restaurant and a bar serving tasty Texan fare as well as craft beer, and there's a small outdoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel also has several event and meeting rooms, including a large ballroom, as well as a business center. The 312 stylish rooms are outfitted with flat-screen TVs and minibars, while suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and some have balconies.
The Houstonian does luxury in big Texas fashion, with 289 rooms in an 18-acre wooded property beside Memorial Park plus a huge health club with an impressive variety of activities. The state-of-the-art health club is home to indoor and outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a spin studio, a huge fitness room, and rock climbing walls. There is also a full-service spa and three outdoor pools complete with a water slide and toddler pool. Classically decorated rooms have Keurig coffeemakers and floor-to-ceiling windows; suites offer fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. There are also two restaurants, a poolside grill, and a cozy bar on-site. A total of 26 meeting spaces make this a popular business destination, too.
The large 1,200-room Hilton Americas - Houston is a swanky, upper-middle-range hotel in the city’s convention district. With an on-site fitness center, spa, and pool, there are plenty of ways to exercise and relax at the hotel. The 91,500 square feet of meeting space and the property’s proximity to outside convention centers make the Hilton highly convenient for business travelers. Sizable rooms are clean and modernly designed. The hotel’s height gives many rooms and common spaces a generous view of the city.
The 93-room Lancaster is an upscale historic property with an ideal downtown Houston location that's within easy walking distance of restaurants and nightlife, as well as businesses and entertainment venues. Rooms are elegant and have all of the comforts of home plus large flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. The free gourmet continental breakfast is a fine start to the day, while the evening's free wine reception is a great nightcap, and there is an on-site restaurant that serves all meals. However, there is no fitness center or pool, and guests looking for those amenities should consider Magnolia Hotel Houston, a nearby historic property.
Located in the biggest mall in Texas, the 406-room Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria is an upscale property that has direct access to 400 shops and restaurants, but the price tag is on the expensive side. The hotel has many features, including an outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs, a market, a 24-hour gym, and a bar and restaurant in the lobby. A 24-hour computer center and 12 meeting rooms appeal to business travelers. Modern, spacious, if plain rooms have narrow balconies with city views, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers; some have cardio equipment. One- and two-bedroom suites have living rooms, but there’s no free Wi-Fi in any of the rooms (though guests can connect for free in the lobby).
From the outside, the 131-room Hotel Indigo resembles the Embassy Suites chain across the way, but its interior is considerably more stylish. Cool cobalt blue walls, striped chairs, and beachy murals make it feel like a beach resort in the center of Houston. The rooms are fresh and bright, with tall ceilings and nautical-themed furnishings. Small kitchenettes feature sinks, tiny coffeemakers, and mini-fridges; microwaves are featured in all suites as well, and in standard rooms upon request. Modern bathrooms have walk-in showers, half enclosed with glass (there's no door). Crossroads Bistro & Bar serves casual fare for breakfast and dinner, and the small fitness center has modern equipment. Business travelers will likely appreciate the business center and meeting rooms, as shopping-minded visitors will appreciate the proximity to the Houston Galleria.