The Modern Texas: Upscale Stays in Houston

Known mostly for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston represents the modern Texas. Downtown is easily walkable, which is not a given in the U.S., and the city features a number of superior boutique hotels that help you get a good night’s sleep after a busy day about town. Houston has a thriving entertainment and cultural scene that is worth checking out.


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Hilton Houston Post Oak

The Hilton Houston Post Oak is situated on the Post Oak Boulevard not far from the Houston Galleria Shopping Center. The hotel offers a superior, modern interior and features a 24-hour gym for those who are fitness conscious while traveling. You’ll also enjoy the rooftop pool and free Wi-Fi. For your convenience, a restaurant and bar are on-site; an airport shuttle is complimentary. After a long day, relax at the spa. Rooms are spacious with high-quality bedding.

Hilton America - Houston

The Hilton Americas Houston is for those traveling in style, as the hotel is upscale with a traditional touch. Situated in downtown Houston, the hotel is near many museums, as well as Memorial Park. Get around with the light rail outside of the hotel; stay active and go for a dip in the indoor pool, work out at the fitness center, or relax with a spa treatment. Take advantage of the 24-hour room service or enjoy a Tex-Mex feast at Pappasito’s Cantina. Some of the contemporarily designed rooms allow a view on the skyline.

Hotel ICON Autograph Collection

When visiting Houston, Hotel ICON Autograph Collection will be the cherry on top. The hotel is luxurious, combining traditional and contemporary elements with Texan hospitality, making this a unique place to stay. Rates start around $290 per night. Rooms enable you to unwind; they come with a rain-forest shower, as well as a mini-fridge for your convenience. One of the many perks of staying here is free parking, a fitness center, a full-service spa, and a restaurant serving fine Tex-Mex meals from breakfast to dinner. Close by are the Cockrell Butterfly Center and the Museum of Natural Science.  

Hyatt Regency Houston

The Hyatt Regency Houston makes for a memorable stay. Situated in the heart of downtown, this modern hotel is within easy reach of shopping and dining facilities, as well as popular attractions such as the zoo or theater district, while also being a place to truly unwind. You can take the METRO bus or light rail, or you can even walk. The hotel also features a nightclub, bar and restaurant. Grant yourself a spa treatment, breathe freely with the hypoallergenic room option, or go for a dip in the pool after having hit the treadmill. Also, why not bring your four-legged friend?

The St. Regis Houston

This luxury hotel offers everything your heart desires. Between the upscale River Oaks neighborhood and the shopping paradise Galleria Houston, The St. Regis Houston is conveniently located. Expect no less than top rooms, bath products, luxury bedding and spa facilities. Staff are committed to making this a stay to remember. Rates start around $210. Wine and dine at the on-site restaurant and bar, relax in the heated outdoor pool, or get comfy in your room, watching the skyline through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

This was written in collaboration with Hipmunk, in the course of the Hipmunk Boutique Hotels Campaign to bring you selected hotels for any budget, all around the U.S.