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Houston, known for its multiplicity, doesn’t fall short on places to stay offering travelers a wide range of luxury boutiques, high-rise hotels, and affordable budget motel chains. Whether it’s business or pleasure, ocean view or skyline scenery or simply, a comfortable bed, Houston delivers rooms to fit any budget.


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Downtown’s tallest hotel, the Hyatt Regency Hotel offers convenience to Houston’s most popular attractions, or choose to stay in a cozy bed & breakfast like the popular Robin’s Nest Bed and Breakfast Inn near Montrose’s Museum District. If hearing the ocean first thing in the morning is your cup of tea, the reasonable Best Western Plus Seawall Inn & Suites by the Beach might wet your whistle. Older, historic hotels, like the Lancaster Hotel built in 1926, offer guests a luxurious look back at the days of old.

Houston’s rich history is prevalent at The Magnolia Hotel, which was originally the home for the Houston Post Dispatch newspaper in 1926 and later became the corporate office for Shell Oil Company. In 2003, after extensive renovations, this luxury boutique hotel located downtown is acknowledged as one of the most impressive buildings in Houston. Combining classic architecture and modern design elements, the Alden Hotel is another luxury boutique option. Both hotels are in the heart of downtown Houston and near many popular tourist attractions.  Hip and trendier establishments like Hotel ZaZa Houston hits a sensual hot spot for travelers. Nightlife, great food, popular tourist attractions and of course, a decent thread count, puts Houston’s diverse destination scene at the top of the list.


If you prefer an elegant room located in a quiet haven in Houston, head to the Katy Freeway and visit Omni Hotel & Resort at Westside. A peaceful water fountain greets visitors in the atrium of the lobby upon arrival and the welcoming staff is eager to please. They hotel features 400 recently renovated modern rooms, glass elevators, stylish furnishings, workout room and an outdoor heated swimming pool. You'll never go hungry at the Omni Westside since the food and beverage options are plentiful! The hotel offers Caf-- on the Lake for breakfast, lunch and dinner; a champagne Sunday Brunch, High Tea from 3pm-5pm, and the Black Gold Bar, which feels like an old fashioned saloon. Little things like, a choice of feather or foam pillows, optional turndown service and the company's mission to provide "The Power of One" (believing a single event can make or break an experience) service to all guests makes the Omni a top choice for R&R.

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Upper Kirby District

Within walking distance, guests of the Weston Galleria have shops, restaurants, and nightclubs at their fingertips. On site at the Weston hotel, guests can enjoy a restaurant, bar, rooftop pool, and a state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT-- Gym. The 24-hour business center is available for late night deadlines and a helpful concierge is on hand to suggest a savvy hot spot for dinner & dancing or reserve a tee time for an afternoon of golf. Unwind-- time is offered to guests from 5-7pm in Shucker's Bar, where guests are encouraged to taste a complimentary assortment of Texas beers and wines. The rooms are decorated in cherry wood and bright colors allowing guests to feel relaxed and refreshed.

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The Icon Hotel is definitely on the list of Houston's finest downtown historic hotels. The Icon is a contemporary, luxury hotel and exclusive member to Marriot's Autograph Collection. It was originally built in 1911 when it served as the Union National Bank Building. Today Houstonians and tourists continue to preserve its rich reputation of the landmark property, making it one of Houston's most affluent social scenes. The L&L bar crafts first-rate cocktails and offers "bar bites" for a hip crowd and the dining room serves modern Texas cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The accommodations reflect European luxury in the d--cor and simple furnishings. They take bath time seriously at the Icon, offering guests several bathtub selections and Bath Butler Service, which provides the guest a "bath expert" to draw your bubble bath. Spa services are also available in the privacy of your own room.

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Museum District

Hotel ZaZa is a premiere boutique hotel located in the Museum District and is known for its "Magnificent Seven Suites." With catchy names like, "Rock Star," "Black Label," and "Fatal Charms," Hotel ZaZa out performs a standard suite by elevating its top of the line rooms with chic and trendy decorating schemes. Utilizing bold prints, lush colors, velvet fabrics and dazzling furnishings; each suite has its own personae and theme. The guest rooms offer the same alluring flare with stylish interior design and spacious rooms. Sitting poolside feels like you are on a star-studded movie set with its plush palm trees, breathtaking views, and crystal blue pool.

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The Four Seasons in Houston doesn't quite compare to its Beverly Hills property, but fans of the Four will definitely feel the professional and sophisticated vibe that it is known for in the hospitality industry. Located near the George Brown Convention Center and accessible to popular downtown or midtown bars and restaurants, the Four Seasons offers guests an intimate feeling of luxury, with its warm d--cor, smaller common areas and quaint deluxe rooms with cityscape views. For an upgrade, choose one of the two-room suites enhanced with frosted French doors leading into each area furnished with a full size marble bathroom. If you care to go for a swim, the Four Seasons has a beautiful, tropical 65-foot pool with Brazilian ip-- wood decking, hot tub, and calming water wall. The hotel offers two restaurants for dining called the Quattro, serving breakfast lunch and dinner; and the Vinoteca for dinner and drinks. The lobby lounge is cozy with friendly staff ready to take care of your every need. On Thursdays, they offer live music. If you love sushi, visit the Lounge on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Wasabi in the Lobby from 6pm-10pm.

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The downtown Houston Magnolia Hotel building has had several important tenants since 1926, including the original Houston Post Dispatch newspaper. As one of the leading landmark hotels in Houston, the Magnolia opened in 2003 and featured over 300 rooms including a luxury Presidential suite and extended room stay options. The rooftop is equipped with a lap pool and soothing Jacuzzi and the hotel offers a 24-hour fitness facility, grand ballroom, billiards room and lounge. Everyone can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and during the evening reception, take advantage of the gratis beer, wine and soft drinks. Conveniences like an ATM machine, library and business center are available on-site for guests. For those who love to sleep in penthouse-style accommodations, the Ross Sterling Presidential Suite offers visitors a majestic dining room, lounge, kitchen and bedroom.

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