The Best Hotels to Book in Houston, Texas, for Every Traveler

The Post Oak Hotel in Houston is nothing short of spectacular
The Post Oak Hotel in Houston is nothing short of spectacular | Courtesy of The Post Oak Hotel / Expedia
Nicholas Grantham

As the most populous city in Texas, bustling Houston has plenty going for it. There are the intergalactic wonders of the Space Center, endless learning in the Museum District and a collection of elite sports teams, including the Texans, Rockets and Astros. Combine that with an expansive dining scene and cultural hotspots such as the House of Blues and the Grand Opera, and you’ve got one exciting destination. But where to go in Houston for a place to stay? Try these hotels – there’s something for every budget and taste.

1. The Post Oak Hotel

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Massage area with two tables, two armchairs, a candlelit hot tub and dim lighting at the Post Oak Hotel
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A strong contender for the top hotel in Houston, the 250-room Post Oak towers into the skyline, serving as a model of luxury. Each room and suite comes in sultry, dark tones and includes luxurious extras such as Egyptian cotton linens and marble bathrooms with Acqua di Parma toiletries. There are also eight in-house bars and restaurants, with Mastro’s Steakhouse serving delectable Japanese wagyu and kobe beef, both of which rank in the top A5 category.

2. The St Regis Houston

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Dark-toned lounge with lit fireplace, patterned carpet, two sofas and two cushioned chairs by a table at the St Regis Houston
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In the heart of Houston, the upmarket St Regis is just a short walk from the Galleria, a shopping mall thick with luxury fashion houses. Return to your room and throw your purchases (carefully) onto your pillowtop bed before taking advantage of the 24-hour concierge and butler service. Finish the evening at the Wine Room, a private space serving California’s finest grapes and a chef’s selection menu. Planning something a little bigger? The hotel is also home to the grand Astor Ballroom, a premium event space perfect for a wedding.

3. Lancaster Hotel

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Lounge area at Lancaster Hotel, with long sofa, two cushioned chairs, TV, olive-painted walls, dining table and six chairs
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With a nearly 100-year history and a location in the middle of the Theater District, the Lancaster Hotel is an institution in Houston and features more than 200 original pieces by Texas artists throughout the building. The rooms are every bit as luxurious as the property, with Frette bedding, Bulgari toiletries and Nespresso coffee machines. A great choice for culture lovers, the hotel neighbors the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera.

5. The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa

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Opulent lounge at Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa in heavy wood with stone fireplace, plus classic sofas, furniture and chairs
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Spread over 27 acres (11ha) of picturesque woodland, the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa doesn’t feel like it’s in one of the most populated cities in the US. Each room features floor-to-ceiling windows, bringing an abundance of natural light, complimentary high-speed wifi, a flat-screen HDTV and terry cloth bathrobes. You can also access its extensive fitness center, proffering more than 300 pieces of workout equipment, 200-plus group classes and enough personal trainers to make sure you never slack.

6. Hotel ZaZa

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Outdoor pool at Hotel ZaZa, with many cushioned loungers and trees
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Offering a fresh take on the boutique hotel, Hotel ZaZa – one of several throughout Texas – is found in the Museum District. In addition to the guest rooms, it also has Concept Suites, each with an individual style, such as the Space Race-inspired Houston We Have a Problem (which comes with a full astronaut suit) and the Japanese-themed Geisha House. Dine at the Monarch, a classy yet fairly relaxed fine-dining restaurant, serving international dishes, craft beers and cocktails.

7. The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Lounge in lobby of the Sam Houston, with leather chairs and sofa, cushioned armchairs and chandelier
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Part of the Curio Collection – an upscale portfolio from Hilton – the Sam Houston opened in 1924, and today, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. This is where to go in Houston if you’re a business traveler – rooms include an ergonomically designed work area, complimentary superfast wifi and a Keurig coffee maker. For those wanting to work up a sweat, the hotel has a 24-hour gym. However, you may prefer to spend your time in the Pearl, a seashore-inspired restaurant and bar serving scrumptious surf and turf.

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