Houston, Texas, is the sixth-most populous city in North America. It’s known as a dynamic and diverse Southern destination cultivating numerous business industries — including outer space exploration. There are a myriad of arts and cultural activities to explore in “The Bayou City,” which is home to the Houston Astros baseball team and the Houston Texans football team, as well as attractions like the Museum of Fine Arts and the Houston Zoo. These Houston hotels are the best place to spend the night while visiting.
The Top Houston Hotels In and Around the City Center
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Post Oak Hotel at Uptown
- Address: 1600 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027
- Rates from: $500
The Post Oak Hotel is located by Memorial Park, feeling like an opulent Texas dream, boasting 250 ultra-modern guestrooms and suites, 20 executive residences, and a recently unveiled over-the-top 2-story, 20,000-plus square foot Penthouse Suite with a half basketball court, private steam room, interactive golf course, movie theater, bar, and more.
It’s no surprise it’s the choice hotel in town for hosting celebs, dignitaries, and royals (including “Queen” Bey herself. This hotel has its own rooftop helipad) because little details like 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets on the beds, marble-clad bathrooms, and handmade chocolates at turndown make it more than just a regular luxurious stay. In fact, it’s the only Forbes Five-Star hotel and spa in Texas and Houston’s only AAA Five-Diamond destination.
Guests will immediately notice the myriad of striking museum-worthy artwork upon walking into the lobby. Try the celebrity-favorite Texas’ first Mastro’s Steakhouse, the Bloom and Bee and Stella’s Wine Bar — and don’t miss the $5 million wine cellar. There’s also a 20,000-square-foot Post Oak Spa, a Technogym-clad fitness center.
- 5701 Main Street, Museum Park, Houston, TX, 77005
- Rates from: $324
Art aficionados will love the spirited Hotel ZaZa Museum District, which is not only in close proximity to the Houston Museum of Fine Art, it boasts its own extensive collection of artwork from around the world displayed in the lobby, public spaces, restaurants and each guestroom.
This property features one of the brand’s signature concept suites, called the “One-of-a-Kind Magnificent Seven Suites” — a collection of seven uniquely themed rooms. This property’s suite is called the “Black Label” suite — a 2,204 square foot room that feels modern and upscale with signature black ceilings, sparkling crystal chandeliers, gorgeous city views from its extra-large balcony and even an outdoor soaking tub.
Dine at the on-site restaurant called Monarch hosts breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or dine poolside, where there’s an extensive menu of all-day bites and beverages. Visit the spa, which offers a range of treatments from massages, body wraps and exfoliation services — as well as Infrared Saunas for relaxation and detoxification. It’s bound to be an unforgettable stay in a welcoming and eclectic atmosphere.
C. Baldwin Hotel
- Address: 400 Dallas St.
- Rates from: $247
This independent property is located in the “Skyline District,” named and inspired by Charlotte Baldwin Allen — the Bayou City’s unsung hero nicknamed the “ ‘mother of Houston,’ who used her inheritance to finance the City of Houston back in the day.
It’s an upscale and very local property featuring modern guest rooms, a 24-hour fitness facility, a stylish lobby space with a bustling bar, and an impressive signature restaurant named Rosalie, serving old-school Italian soul food.
The guest rooms are bright and contemporary, with marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows letting in plenty of light during the day and showcasing the city sights at night. The guest suites are equally chic but offer more space to relax, including a sitting area with a large couch.
Blossom Hotel Houston
- Address: 7118 Bertner Avenue
- Rates from: $158 per night
This luxurious, 267-guestroom property feels boutiquey and approachable, featuring lunar-inspired accents and design inspiration from its proximity to the local healthcare and aerospace businesses (which are two of Houston’s pillar industries). Peaceful, modern guest rooms feature large windows with lots of light, marble bathrooms, and an In-room Nespresso Coffee Maker and mini fridge.
Guests will be treated with access to delicious restaurants like Hibiscus — the 13th-floor restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with skyline views. There’s also a lobby lounge and social spot, rendezVu, which serves a selection of specialty cocktails. Other on-site amenities include the rooftop pool, which boasts impressive city sights, and the Peloton studio, which gives guests the chance to stay fit while traveling. Those who want to explore off-site can use the complimentary shuttle service, which travels within a 3-mile radius of the property.
La Colombe D’Or
- Address: 3410 Montrose Boulevard
- Rates from: $553 per night
The historic, 32-suite high-end boutique hotel property, La Colombe d’Or on Montrose Boulevard, was originally built in 1923 — and has since hosted guests in one of the city’s most diverse districts.
Guests can explore this upscale property’s on-site art gallery and sculpture garden, which features more than 400 pieces of art, or lounge on the sunset terrace. Additional amenities include a well-equipped fitness center and rooftop pool which offers impressive views of downtown Houston.
Dine at the on-site restaurant, Tonight & Tomorrow, which serves French Bistro-style cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. Or, stop into Bar No. 3, the hotel’s moody but cozy bar which serves classic and rotating seasonal craft cocktails paired with a menu of small plates.
Marriott Marquis Houston
- Address: 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010
- Rates from: $209
Marriott Marquis Houston may be best known for its 6th-floor Altitude Rooftop & Pool — which is home to the world’s largest Texas-shaped lazy river. Guests can reserve a private cabana and see the sweeping city sights while indulging in a signature cocktail from the pool bar, High Dive.
But there are plenty of reasons to stay here. The property is very centrally located. It’s just a 4-minute walk from Minute Maid Park (a great option for Houston Astros fans!), and features a lineup of spacious suites and a range of restaurants – including MLB legend-owned Biggio’s Sports Bar and Spanish-inspired Cueva Wine Bar.
The Westin Galleria Houston
- Address: 5060 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77056
- Rates from: $265 per night
This modern, upscale property is directly connected to the Houston Galleria shopping mall, which means easy access to fantastic offsite, local shopping and dining opportunities. It’s a great spot for leisure and business travelers to set as a home base for exploring Houston. Guestrooms are comfortable and spacious, some with nice views of the city — and feature amenities including coffeemakers and mini-refrigerators. Classic black and beige furnishings make the common spaces and rooms feel simple yet luxurious.
Guests can work out at the 24-hour fitness center or take a dip in the outdoor pool. There’s an on-site restaurant called Daily Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails and an on-site market for those who are seeking a quick snack.
Aloft Houston Downtown
- Address: 820 Fannin Street, Downtown Houston, Houston, TX 77002,
- Starting from: $247 per night
This pet-friendly property is located in downtown Houston in the skyline district, just a quick walk from Alley Theater and Discovery Green Park. Guests can go for a dip in the year-round outdoor pool with a view of the city, spend time on the spacious sun terrace, or enjoy a craft cocktail at the W XYZ® bar. There’s also the laid-back hangout spot, the Re:mix lounge, which has a pool table for those who feel like some friendly competition — and those seeking to stay active while traveling can get a workout in at the fitness center.
The colorful and comfortable guest rooms come with mini-refrigerators, TVs and walk-in showers. Each room is appointed with a loft-like design, meaning high ceilings and open floor plans — and some rooms feature large windows with views of the city.
Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection
- Address: 220 Main Street, Houston, TX, US
- Starting from: $445 per night
This upscale property is housed in what used to be the Union National Bank of Houston and has since been transformed into a luxurious hotel in a great location. With an air of Southern hospitality and Texas charm, this property is a great spot for business travelers, leisure travelers, and even locals who want to stop in for a drink. The designs and architecture of the bank’s original vault is still featured in the main lobby area, and you can sense a mood of traditional, Old World opulence in the hotel’s walls and neoclassical architecture.
Rooms are contemporary, featuring amenities like luxurious bath amenities and a spacious work area as well as turndown service upon request. The 24-Hour Fitness Center serves as a spot to blow off some steam no matter what hour of the day — and those who want to relax can book a service at the Beauty & Beyond Spa, which offers day packages in addition to signature treatments like massages, facials, and dedicated relaxation areas. At L&L Bar, which is situated in the scenic lobby area, sip a craft cocktail, regional draught beer, or fine wine. Dine at the modern Line & Lariat restaurant, which feels like a laid-back but luxurious place to dine with towering ceilings and enormous windows, marble pillars, and sparkling chandelier fixtures.
Hyatt Regency Houston
- Address: 1200 Louisiana Street, Downtown Houston, Houston, TX 77002
- Rates from: $259 per night
The Hyatt Regency Houston is centrally located downtown, within walking distance of the George R. Brown Convention Center and a mile from Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. Guest rooms and suites are bright, clean, comfortable and contemporary — furnished with a TV, a coffee maker and boutique toiletries. Some rooms even feature inspiring views of downtown Houston.
Start the morning with an Einstein Bros. Bagels® bite, and for dinner, stop into an on-site restaurant, Shula’s Steak House for a relaxing meal. Relax with a craft beer, glass of wine or cocktail in the sophisticated, open LobbiBar. Other on-site amenities include a heated outdoor pool and a well-equipped fitness center.
Is there a hotel in the Houston airport?
Yes, The Houston Airport Marriott is located on airport property. It’s located between Terminals B and C.