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Magnolia Hotel

1100 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX, 77002, United States
TEL: (713) 221-0011
TEL: (888) 915-1110

Opened in 2004, the 23-story Magnolia is the least designed of the downtown boutique hotels, with spacious and sunny guest rooms but a lobby with chartreuse velvet sofas and oversize floor lamps that look a bit out of date. Erected in 1923, the grand Corinthian-pilastered limestone building faces the gorgeous 1893-era Christ Church Cathedral and began as the headquarters of the Post-Dispatch (when Houston, like many other booming cities, was home to several daily newspapers). The only evidence of its original function is a curiosity in the lobby: a wooden letterpress, converted into a wheatgrass planter. The overall feeling here is very urban, partly because of all the skyline and freeway views, and partly because of the preponderance of serious-seeming business travelers.

Room to Book:

 Rooms ending in 09 have wonderful views of Christ Church Cathedral.

Insider Tip:

The penthouse-level health club on the 23rd floor is worth the elevator ride for the open-air roof deck's panorama of Houston and the surrounding flat South Texas terrain.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Historic
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 330

Number of Suites: 129

Year Opened: 2003

Other: Extended Stay hotel


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