1117 Prairie St., Houston, TX 77002 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
4 Star Downtown hotel
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 93 guest reviews

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  • The Avg. Group Discount is 12.4%!
  • Gym is available on property
  • 97 rooms in property
  • 10 floors in hotel
  • 9 suites in hotel
  • Check-out: 12:00PM
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 7.3/10
  • 3 conference rooms in property

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Local Attractions

The Sam Houston Hotel is located in the heart of the Central Business District within walking distance of the Theatre District, George R. Brown Convention Center, local courthouses, restaurants, nightlife, Minute Maid Park and the new Toyota Center.

Customer Reviews of The Sam Houston Hotel

4.0 out of 5.Based on 93 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Discover This Downtown Houston HotelHistoric. Authentic. Houston.Welcome to The Sam Houston Hotel, a Downtown Houston hotel where guests enjoy warm hospitality and personalized service. At The Sam, we cater to your individual preferences, whether your stay is for business, a celebration or simply to relax and unwind. The ideal choice among hotels in Downtown Houston, we’re located enviably close to the best attractions in the city and offer a distinct hospitality experience.While at The Sam, enjoy fine American cuisine and a well-rounded wine list at *17 Restaurant. Or, relax with a creative cocktail or a local beer at The Sam Bar.Our premier event space, Veranda by *17, looks out on the stunning Houston skyline and provides the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony, business meeting or reception. Our other meeting and event spaces include The Alden Room, adjacent to our intimate Board Room, and our Private Dining Room, located within*17 Restaurant.The Sam is conveniently located near Chase Tower, One and Two Shell Plaza, Bank of America Plaza, BG Group Place, Chevron, Houston Center, and many other major corporate offices. The Sam is also within walking distance of all downtown courthouses, the George R. Brown Convention Center and some of Houston's best restaurants and bars.For a true Houston experience, come to The Sam Houston Hotel.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00 PM
Check Out:12:00PM
Year of Last Renovation:2002
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:3 View Spaces
Meeting Space:3258 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 215 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:1.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:11 am-2 am (weekends); 11 am-12 am (weeknights)
Policies / Expenses
24 Hours prior to the day of arrival to avoid a one night's charge and tax.
Nightly Parking:25
Typical Group Deposit:25% of estimated charges
Total Taxes:17.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Small dogs are permitted.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

18 miles from IAH; 12 miles from Hobby

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
Alden Hotel, Alden Houston

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Sam Houston Hotel

Below are all the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Sam Houston Hotel.

Feel free to use the The Sam Houston Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Houston event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Veranda40 x 60 x 202400170/----1267060----/--200215--
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The Veranda is the Alden-Houston's largest space. It is enclosed and climate controlled with an indoor/outdoor feel.
Room Type:
Total Size:
2400 Sq. Feet
40 x 60 x 20 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
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Photo of Veranda

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