Search the best hotels in Houston
This city may be largely built on oil and gas wealth but it also has a relaxed, laidback, fun attitude to life. Barbecues, rodeos, jeans and pick-up trucks are as much what it's about as flashy cars and skyscrapers. There's a great food scene, a nationally renowned arts scene and an amazing number of green spaces for a metropolis that is also America's fourth-largest city. And it's big: it covers a larger area than New Jersey. The whole city is renowned for its wealth of eating-out choices, plus cutting-edge chefs and even culinary tours that take in taco trucks and ethinc markets. As for nightlife, head to Washington Avenue; very cool, very where it's at. Our choice of the best places to stay in Houston allow you to make the most of the city's attractions.
What Not To Miss
- A good place to get a sense of the city is from the Chase Tower's 'sky lobby', the highest tower in Texas.
- Then you could explore the Museum District where around 18 different attractions vie for your attention. From the Museum of Fine Arts and the Holocaust Museum to the avant-garde Art Car Museum.
- The Downtown area is arts central, home to nationally recognised ballet, opera, theatre and symphony companies.
- Other unique attractions include the Rothko Chapel with huge paintings by the American abstract expressionist and an Underground tunnel tour in the Downtown area. Some of the finest buildings are in the historic Heights area while the Montrose district has some cute and quirky shops and eateries.
- Don't forget that two of the city's most famous attractions – NASA's Space Center Houston in Clear Lake and Galveston Island – are a 45-minute drive outside the city.
- When you want to chill out the city has over 650 green spaces including Memorial Park whose 1500 acres include a pool, hiking trails and tennis courts as well as a farmers' market.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Houston is ideally located downtown, so perfect for sightseeing, shopping, bars and restaurants.
The best places to stay in Houston
For Downtown Houston
- With a pool, spa, rooftop bar and Italian restaurant, plus bikes to rent, the Hotel Sorella ticks plenty of boxes and is close to shops and the sights. Rooms are sleek, modern and airy with great city views.
For an apartment
- If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday - don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a great selection of centrally-located properties, ideal for exploring all the city has to offer.
- Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Airport located 32km (20 miles) from Houston with a wide selection of flights across both the U.S and Internationally.
- Alternatively, Houston is on the Sunset Limited line Amtrak rail route.
- If you want to rent a car to visit all of Houston's sights and beyond - for prices visit our online partner,Rentalcars
- Best time to visit - the Autumn from September to November provides pleasant temperatures for exploring the city.
Still not sure?
Best Hotels in Houston
Sara's Inn Houston (Texas) 15 rooms from £69Local exploring - Historically, the area is known for its diverse turn-of-the-century architecture with Colonial Revival and Queen Anne influencesValue chic - Beautifully decorated rooms at a great priceSights nearby - Only 4 miles from downtown Houston but more locally, explore the historic 19th street which has an eclectic collection of shopsGreat walks - Stroll around the area and soak in the historic architecture
An affordable, themed boutique B&B situated in the heart of the historic area of Houston Heights. Eclectic, victorian and western-style rooms with traditional wooden beds and fantastically bold wallpapers. Delicious breakfast range from pancakes to fresh fruit. A truly unforgettable stay! See More
The Sam Houston by Hilton Houston 100 rooms from £121Local exploring - Ideally located in downtown Houston near the city's Theater District and Minute Maid ParkFamilies - Family packages are offered making this a great option for those travelling with children
Lancaster Hotel Downtown Houston 93 rooms from £162Local exploring - Perfect for theatre goers - within walking distince to award-winning threatres such as Jones Hall and the Alley Theater
The only luxury hotel located in the famous Theatre district of Houston. Rooms are elegant with Carrera tiled marble bathrooms and Bulgari bath products. There is a super modern art collection and the restaurant serves delicious contemporary dishes. The perfect stay for arts and culture fanatics. See More
Hotel ZaZa Houston Memorial City Houston (Memorial City) 159 rooms from £163Romantic Break - Ideal for a romantic getaway, with sultry room decor, plush Egyptian cotton linens and couples services in the spaCity Style - Stylish and trendy with a bold aesthetic and original artworks throughoutSights nearby - A short journey from Houston Zoo and the Downtown Aquarium, or the Bear Creek Pioneers ParkSpa - ZaSpa offers a range of skin treatments and holistic massage services
Hotel Zaza Museum District Houston (Texas) 314 rooms from £187Families - Spacious rooms and great access to sights such as the Houston Zoo, Houston Aquarium, and the Bayou Bend Collection and GardensLocal exploring - The hotel is perfectly located in the Museum District which has 19 museumsSights nearby - Visit the NGR- Americas largest and most versatile complex, able to host large exhibitions, concerts and sporting eventsViews - Rooms have delightful views of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Mecom Fountain
A hip boutique hotel, right in the heart of the Museum District. Themed rooms range from Parisian extravagance to Rock Star and feature funky artwork and rain forest showers. Indulge in the spa or lounge by the pool. Spend evenings feasting on a signature lobster roll while sipping a cocktail. See More
Hotel Granduca Houston (Texas) 122 rooms from £199Local exploring - Located in the trendy area of Uptown District, the hotel is within walking distance to lovely parks, restaurants and museumsSights nearby - Memorial Park is less than a mile away with golf courses, tennis courts and 30 miles of hiking trailsSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
A luxury boutique hotel set in the hip area of Uptown District. The hotel is reminiscent of an Italian villa with the pool surrounded by Roman-sculptures and colonnades. Rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious and have high-ceiling with great city views. An elegant Texan stay. See More
The Houstonian Hotel Houston (Texas) 294 rooms from £210Active Holiday - From tennis and basketball to tri-athalon training this hotel offers an opportunities for an action-packed holidayFamilies - Spacious rooms and suites plus the Houstonian Club is the perfect place for families with a host of activitiesKids Club - Not a traditional kids club but there are lots of summer programs that kids can enjoy such as Triatholon trainingSights nearby - Located just by Houston's 1,500-acre Memorial Park, perfect for running and walking
A family-friendly luxury hotel, with a vast sports club, set in a 27-acre wooded oasis. Elegant and spacious rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning park views. Complete with three pools, great dining options and endless activities. Ideal for active families! See More
Four Seasons Houston Downtown Houston 404 rooms from £217Families - Spacious rooms and kid-friendly menus. Kids can enjoy pizza making and poolside games whilst parents can relax in the spaSights nearby - Sport lovers will enjoy being only minutes from Minute Maid Park, the Toyota Center and BBVA Compass StadiumSpa - Enjoy the hotel's signature hydrafacial or a specialised massage from skilled therapistsSwimming Pool - Poolside roof terrace with a café
A downtown hotel that offers the best of that famous Texan hospitality. Chic rooms with neutral palettes, amazing city views and spacious bathrooms. Try the signature luxury cocktail LX Huntsman and the world-class food of Richard Sandoval. Poolside cabanas are available to rent - a luxury stay. See More
Hotel ICON Houston 135 rooms from £241Local exploring - Set right in the heart of the city with many of the main attractions within walking distanceCity Style - A grand Neo-Classical building with period interiors to matchTraditionalSpaRecommended by - Kiwi Collection
Set in the heart of the city, this grand Neo-Classical building is the perfect choice for a touch of old-school glamour. Suites, so large you could get lost in them, are filled with period antiques and bathrooms feature roll-top baths. Sip cocktails in the Great Gatsby-esque bar. A luxurious stay. See More
Hotel Sorella Houston (Texas) 244 rooms from £273Sights nearby - Moody Gardens.Views - Great views from hotelLively - Hip and happening.Full of characterRecommended by - Tablet
This lively Westside Houston hotel has a pool and spa. Vast rooms with ceiling-to-floor windows, all the mod-cons and modern bathrooms. Radio Milano offers Italian dishes and crafted cocktails. By night a hotspot with in-house Monnalisa by the pool, and by day relax with a spa day or exploring. See More
Post oak Hotel Uptown Houston 250 rooms from £285Local exploring - Located in the Uptown area of Houston- with all the cities attractions, shopping experiences and theatre's very close byArtworks - Multimillion-dollar art collection including works by Alex Katz, Frank Stella and Robert MotherwellSights nearby - Visit the Houston Zoo, Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Kemah Boardwalk and Galveston Island Historic Pleasure PierSpa - The spa mixes a balance of healing, wellness and beauty using gorgeous essential oils from Aromatherapy Associates
A sleek and elegant luxury hotel in the Uptown District. Rooms are modern and sophisticated with marble bathrooms. Indulge at the spoiling spa and order cocktails from your own poolside cabana. Exquisite dining experiences with a huge range of options. The perfect city break. See More
St Regis Houston (River Oaks) 232 rooms from £343Local exploring - Ideally located to explore both the museums and cultural sites of the city centre and the sprawling parks of the outer districtsCity Style - A stylish hotel featuring classically elegant rooms, a short distance from fashionable downtown HoustonGreat walks - A short distance from some of Houston's excellent parks, such as Waterwall Park and the Houston Memorial ParkSights nearby - A short drive or walk from the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
The 12 floors and grounds boast an outdoor pool, a gym, a spa, and rooms designed with a soothing, neutral palette and air of classic elegance. A range of restaurants, lounges, and bars serve classic American cuisine with a gourmet twist, sophisticated high teas, and California's finest wines. See More