The Houston hotels below have been hand-picked by our guide author and grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over US$250)
Moderate (US$125 to US$250)
Cheap (up to US$125)
These Houston hotel prices are the standard starting prices for a double room per night, excluding occupancy tax and breakfast, unless otherwise stated.
Discounts may be available. An occupancy tax, which currently stands at 17%, is added to all room rates. This tax is usually added to the bill at the end, although it is worth checking when making a reservation.
Located in the heart of Downtown's financial and business district, the Four Seasons exudes cosmopolitan elegance. Rooms range from moderate rooms to sumptuous suites, many with stunning views over the city, and all with marble bathrooms. Sample Italian cuisine in the Quattro restaurant and enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Vinoteca Quattro wine bar. Additional facilities include a pool, fitness centre and spa.Address: , 1300 Lamar St, Houston, 77010
Telephone: (713) 650 1300.
After making a huge splash in Dallas, Hotel ZaZa is a fun addition to the Houston hotel scene. The 315-room, 12-storey property features a dynamic mix of rooms, bungalows and suites - including the city's largest and most decadent accommodations with contemporary chic and bold designs. Among concept suites are the 'Rock Star' and the 'Casablanca' and there's a fabulous spa and outdoor pool too.Address: , 5701 Main St, Houston, 77005
Telephone: 1 888 880 3244.
The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa
Set in eight hectares (18 acres) of parkland close to the Galleria, this award-winning hotel has an old world charm and oozes sophistication. The rooms are tastefully decorated and have floor-to-ceiling windows. The excellent facilities include a health club, three pools and a spa facility. There are four restaurants serving regional American dishes and lighter meals.Address: , 111 N Post Oak Ln, Houston, 77024
Telephone: (713) 680 2626.
Want a place to stay that is hip and edgy, then try the Aloft Hotel located, just a few blocks from the Galleria. Inspired by Starwood's chic W hotels (but in a cheaper price range), this urban, budget-friendly hotel has extra large windows and oversized walk-in showers and state-of-the-art entertainment centre. In addition there is a large bar and a self-service gourmet eatery.Address: , 5415 Westheimer Rd, Houston, 77056
Telephone: (713) 622 7010.
This impressive 1,200-room Houston hotel is connected to the George R Brown Convention Center. Hilton Americas' rooms have modern facilities including internet, a fitness room and pool and three restaurants serving American fare with The Skyline Grill on the 24th floor having panoramic views of the city.Address: , 1600 Lamar, Houston,
Telephone: (713) 739 8000.
La Colombe d'Or Hotel
This tiny luxury hotel is situated just a few minutes from downtown with just five luxury suites and nine villas with one- and two-bedroom suites, each with a private dining room and marble bathroom. Built in 1923, the elegant French furnishings in this hotel are complemented by original art and antiques. La Colombe d'Or has a stylish restaurant serving modern French cuisine with a Texan twist, a library and a bar.Address: , 3410 Montrose Blvd, Houston, 77006
Telephone: (713) 469 4750.
Best Western Plaza Hotel and Suites
One of a chain of extremely good-value hotels in the Houston area, this is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and two blocks from the Light Rail. There are 125 bright, clean and spacious rooms. Room features include high-speed internet access and cable TV. Facilities within the hotel include a pool, spa, fitness centre, laundry room and business centre.Address: , 6700 South Main Street, Houston,
Telephone: (713) 522 2811.
Comfort Inn Downtown
Part of a chain of budget hotels, this property is close to the Downtown Aquarium and just minutes from many major attractions. All rooms are comfortable, modern and spacious and some even have fridges and microwaves. There are limited facilities on site but there is a swimming pool. Breakfast is included.Address: , 5820 Katy Fwy, Houston, 77007
Telephone: (713) 869 9211
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Part of a chain of extremely good-value hotels, this one is in the upscale Galleria area. There are 173 bright, clean and spacious rooms featuring free high-speed internet access. The hotel also features a pool, spa and fitness centre. Breakfast is included in the rate. It is extremely good value for its location but far enough away to not be too noisy.Address: , 1625 W Loop S Fwy, Houston, 77027
Telephone: (713) 355 34340.
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