Hotels in Houston
In their ambitious 2002 top-to-bottom redo, the owners of the Hotel Icon went for a dramatic baroque look, with velvety, tasseled interiors swirling with reds and black and gold in one place and silver, sky blue, and yellow in another.
It may be impossible to say the name with a straight face, but the Hotel ZaZa’s location is seriously good. It lies close to the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), the shimmering façade of the Contemporary Arts Museum (CAM), and the spouting jets of Mecom Fountain.
An understated counterpoint to its ravishing neighbor, Hotel Icon, the Alden is an exciting player in Houston's downtown revival.
Just down the street from the world-renowned Galleria shopping mall, this boutique hotel offers 314 guestrooms, including spacious suites, business studio rooms, and Lady Pink rooms, which are designed specifically for female travelers and benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Through a brass-and-beveled-glass door, you enter into more than just a small luxury hotel—you experience a bit of old New York, transported to Houston's theater district.
A bit of convincing English pretension snugly situated on a wooded lot near the Galleria mall, the St. Regis is the suburban answer to downtown's Four Seasons.
Spacious rooms at this Uptown district hotel are reminiscent of small beach cottage-style appointments, decorated in shades of blues and violets, with murals of flowers or seascapes and hardwood floors.
Houston's Four Seasons delivers all the sublime comfort, service, and dining that are trademarks of this hotel group.
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with spacious and sunny guest rooms but a lobby with chartreuse velvet sofas and oversize floor lamps that look a bit out of date.
Business travelers love Omni hotels. Rooms are typically spacious, amenities such as bedside lighting and complimentary WiFi are standard, and the service is friendly and efficient, whether you’re looking for overnight dry cleaning or a 5 AM coffee and newspaper.
This hunting lodge–style resort, set improbably in an 18-acre pine forest in Houston, is a secluded-yet-central low-rise property in the midst of a garden ringed by glass office towers.