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Houston, TX: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels & motels in Houston using the list below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Houston, TX for your upcoming personal or group trip. Discover the best Houston, Texas hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Houston area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Houston hotels. Need 5+ Rooms? Secure Houston Group Hotel Discounts or Book a Houston Meeting

The Houston center point is about the area of Christ Church Cathedral and the area of Houston JPMorgan Chase Tower.

As America's fourth largest city, there's always something exciting to see or do in Houston, Texas. This sprawling urban center features celebrated restaurants, exciting retail spaces, beautiful parklands, and first-rate attractions, as well as a variety of hotel options. No matter your tastes and budget, there's the perfect place for you to stay in Houston. More from this guide...

Houston Hotels & Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks 2712 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098 Website
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • Hotel has 11 meeting rooms
From$55
Very Good 4.5 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Sara's Bed & Breakfast Inn
+1-800-230-4134
941 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77008
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$165
Excellent 5.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Magnolia Hotel - Houston 1100 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • 23 floors in property
From$95
Very Good 4.5 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
JW Marriott Houston Downtown
+1-888-690-5247
806 Main, Houston, TX 77002
  • Luxury 5-star property
From$139
Very Good 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews Call
The Lancaster Hotel Houston 701 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5 Read Reviews Call
The Westin Houston Downtown - Houston
+1-800-881-1523
1520 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$139
Very Good 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews Call
Four Seasons Hotel Houston - Houston 1300 Lamar St., Houston, TX 77010
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$125
Very Good 4.5 /5 Recent Reviews Call
Embassy Suites Houston Downtown in Houston 1515 Dallas, Houston, TX 77010
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Free breakfast
From$149
Very Good 4.5 /5 Review Score Call
Hilton Americas Houston 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX 77010
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 27 meeting rooms in property
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5 Recent Reviews Call
The Whitehall Houston in Houston 1700 Smith St., Houston, TX 77002
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 12 floors in hotel
From$86
Very Good 4.5 /5 Review Score Call
Best Western Plus Downtown Houston in Houston 915 West Dallas, Houston, TX 77019
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$115
Very Good 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews Call
Hotel Icon 220 Main St., Houston, TX 77002
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 15 suites in hotel
From$103
Very Good 4.5 /5 Guest Reviews Call
Robin's Nest Bed & Breakfast Inn : 4104 Greeley St.
+1-800-881-1523
4104 Greeley St., Houston, TX 77006
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$195
Very Good 4.5 /5 Review Score Call
Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown Houston North in Houston 2475 North Freeway, Houston, TX 77007
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 4 suites in property
From$75
Very Good 4.5 /5 Recent Reviews Call
Hotel Zaza Houston 5701 Main St., Houston, TX 77005
  • High end Downtown property
  • Fitness center on property
From$169
Very Good 4.5 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Hampton Inn & Suites Houston I 10 / Central - Houston
+1-800-230-4134
5820 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77007
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 93 rooms in hotel
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5 Recent Reviews Call
St. Regis Hotel - Houston
+1-800-997-5148
1919 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, TX 77027
  • Luxury Five Star Suburban hotel
  • 53 suites in hotel
From$189
Very Good 4.5 /5 Review Score Call
Club Quarters Hotel Houston - Houston 720 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77002
  • High end property
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call
The Sam Houston Hotel Curio a Collection by Hilton 1117 Prairie St., Houston, TX 77002
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 9 suites in property
From$97
Very Good 4.0 /5 Hotel Reviews Call
Residence Inn Houston Downtown - Houston
+1-800-881-1523
904 Dallas St., Houston, TX 77002
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 171 suites
From$79
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call
Hyatt Regency Houston 1200 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$179
Very Good 4.0 /5 Read Reviews Call
Doubletree by Hilton Houston Downtown 400 Dallas St., Houston, TX 77002
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5 Read Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Houston Downtown in Houston 1616 Main St., Houston, TX 77002
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 213 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown
+1-800-997-5148
1810 Bell St., Houston, TX 77003
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
From$79
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call
Hilton University of Houston
+1-888-690-5247
4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX 77004
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 8 floors in hotel
From$91
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call
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When to Visit

Houston has a pleasant year-round climate, and the hotel prices don't fluctuate much season to season, so there isn't really a bad time to visit. That makes the choice of when to visit one that is likely to depend on your own interests.

The humidity can take some getting used to in summer, but this makes it a great time for finding a hotel deal. This season also features festivals such as Carnival Houston in May, the Houston Beer Festival in June, and the Freedom Over Texas Festival in July.

Experts suggest visiting in spring or fall, when it's not too hot and not too cold. These weather conditions are ideal for enjoying the city's outdoor attractions, such as the Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Zoo.
Texas is famous for its barbecue, and you can sample some of the best at the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest every February. March brings the Livestock Show and Rodeo and an additional 16,000 guests to Houston. If you're a baseball fan, head to Minute Maid Park in April for the start of the season. Fall also has a number of great events, including Fiestas Patrias in September and Dia de los Muertos Festival in October.

Houston has mild winters, but make sure you pack a few warm clothes so you're prepared for the odd freeze. There are fewer festivals at this time of year, except for seasonal celebrations such as the Mayor's Official Downtown Houston Holiday Celebration and Chanukah Fest. This relatively bare event calendar can see some hotels discounting their prices.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Houston, TX:

seasonality of hotel rates in Houston

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Houston, TX. Analyze these illustrations to calculate the least expensive months to book in Houston for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Houston

4 Star Average Prices: $128.99

Houston's five-star hotels offer unsurpassed luxury to their guests. You'll feel like a valued visitor when you stay at one of these first-class establishments.

According to Condé Nast Traveler, Hotel ICON isn't just one of the best hotels in Houston; it's one of the top 100 new hotels in the world. Located in Houston's busy downtown area, Hotel ICON's well-appointed rooms are matched by the pampering of its BALANCE Day Spa and the gourmet meals served in its award-winning on-site restaurant, BANK.

The St. Regis Houston is conveniently located between the exclusive River Oaks neighborhood and the Galleria, Houston's most famous retail destination. Floor-to-ceiling windows in each room treat guests to views of Houston's parks and city skyline. While all rooms are generous, options such as the Junior Suites, Astor St. Regis Suites, Grand Luxe Rooms, and the opulent Presidential Suite give guests a little more space. The St. Regis's employees pride themselves on customized service that doesn't just meet, but exceeds, guest expectations. The Remington Restaurant on site is a favorite Houston dining spot.

Most luxury hotels in Houston have a classic luxury feel, but Hotel ZaZa breaks the mold. It's a quirkier, more boutique offering in the Museum District. Dramatic décor with dark woods, red furnishing, and leopard print carpets sets the scene. Little touches like down comforters and plasma televisions will help you feel at home. The Urban Oasis, with its pristine pool, outdoor bar, and private cabanas, is the perfect place to unwind.

For more space to spread out, book a room at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. This 18-acre resort is an oasis in the middle of downtown Houston, with three pools, eight tennis courts, and a rock climbing wall on site. If making use of those fitness facilities seems too much like hard work, make an appointment at Trellis, The Spa at The Houstonian. With an indoor float pool and more than 100 pampering treatments, time here will help you forget about all the stresses of day-to-day life.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Houston

Low Cost Hotel Options in Houston

3 Star Average Prices: $102.27

Most of Houston's cheap hotels are on the outskirts of the city. The Red Roof chain has affordable rooms at its Red Roof PLUS+ Houston - Energy Corridor, Red Roof Inn Houston – Westchase, Red Roof Inn Houston IAH Airport, and Red Roof Inn Houston East. Little perks like free Wi-Fi Internet and parking help your dollar go further.

Super 8 is another cheap and cheerful chain with various locations in the Houston area. Rooms at the Super 8 Willowbrook, Super 8 Houston North I-45, Super 8 Houston/I-10/Federal Road, Super 8 Houston/Brookhollow NW, and Super 8 Houston Hobby Airport South are typically available for less than $100 a night.

If you'd prefer to stay closer to the city center, Houston International Hostel is your most affordable option. Located in Houston's Museum District, Houston International Hostel has welcomed travelers from around the world for close to a century. Its Native American artifacts and spacious porch give it a unique character.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Houston

2 Star Average Prices: $56.52

2 Star Hotel Prices in Houston

Houston: Real Discounts

Many hotels across Houston offer special deals to qualifying guests. The following establishments offer some of the best discounts in the city.

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria extends a 10 percent discount on the best room rate to AAA and CAA card members and guests 55 and over. In addition, when AAA and CAA card members enjoy family vacations, kids under 12 can order a free children's meal at the hotel restaurant with every adult meal purchased.

All Hilton Worldwide hotels in Houston extend a 10 percent discount to military personnel and their families. Residence Inn Houston Intercontinental Airport at Greenspoint, Courtyard Houston Brookhollow, Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks, The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa, and Hilton Houston Post Oak are just some of the hotels that offer this discount.

Magnolia Hotel Houston, once named the best boutique hotel in the city by Houston Press, also offers a variety of discounts. If you work for the military or government, are an AAA or AARP cardholder, or you're traveling in a large group, ask about a discount when booking your room.

Best Value Options in Houston

Houston's bed and breakfasts are great value for visitors. Because they're small, family-run businesses, the owners tend to go the extra mile to entice travelers away from the big hotel chains.

The double rooms at Sara's Bed and Breakfast Inn all feature high-quality Serta Executive Suite mattresses fitted with down blankets and pillows, TV sets, minifridges, and private baths. The inn offers wireless DSL Internet and coffee on demand at any hour of the day or night. The complimentary breakfast includes made-to-order eggs, waffles, pancakes, grits, sausage, cereals, pastries, and specialty items on weekends including quiche and potato casserole.

Robin's Nest, a bed and breakfast in Houston's Museum District, also prides itself on its freshly cooked homemade breakfasts. This spacious inn has three buildings – Big Nest, Little Nest, and Third Nest – each with its own character. All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi access and high-quality furnishings.

Or you might choose CitySpaces, a centrally located bed and breakfast within walking distance of restaurants, stores, entertainment, and metro services. Guests can enjoy a free light breakfast each morning. With free Wi-Fi and movies, you're not likely to get bored when you're spending an evening in.

Free Attractions in Houston

While it's possible to spend a lot of money entertaining yourself in Houston, guests in the know can see plenty of the city for no cost at all.

Many local museums offer free admission between selected hours on Thursdays, including the Children's Museum of Houston, the Holocaust Museum Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Museum of Fine Arts. There are also many museums that are always free, such as the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Houston Center for Photography, the Menil Collection, and the Jung Center.

The Houston Zoo is one of the city's most popular attractions, but a family visit can be expensive. Save your pennies and visit for free from noon until closing time on the first Tuesday of the month.

It also won't cost you anything to take a 90-minute cruise around the Houston Ship Channel, courtesy of the Port of Houston Authority. Tours run Tuesdays to Sundays and are so popular that you'll need to reserve your place. Call 713-670-2416, or visit the Port of Houston Authority website to secure a spot.

You can also get a dose of culture for free in Houston. Pack a picnic blanket and visit the Miller Outdoor Theatre, inside Hermann Park, from March to November. Its productions are diverse, ranging from classical music, ballet dancing, and the works of Shakespeare. Best of all, every show is free. Market Square Park also has plenty of free events over summer, such as movie screenings and live music.

Houston is an exciting city with plenty of great attractions and events to keep tourists entertained. Whether you're on a tight budget or you're looking for a more lavish vacation, you'll find just what you're looking for in Houston.

Verified reviews of the city: Houston, TX

Below are reviews of the city of Houston, TX from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Lots of things to do"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lots of things to do, galveston beach is only a 45 min drive

, from 18-Jul-2016
"Would Definitely Recommend"
Score 4.0 / 5

Love old Heights area! Downtown looks revitalized and interesting. Staff was great and so was the hotel... Houston has a lot going on!

, from 22-Jun-2016
"Lots to See"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city has some nice places to visit and plenty of great restaurants.

, from 25-Apr-2016
"Enjoyed It"
Score 5.0 / 5

Very friendly city.

, from 08-Apr-2016
"Really Great Location"
Score 5.0 / 5

I loved Chuy's restaurant, along with The Grotto, and Pappadeuxs . Those were my favorite. Shopping was endless. Anything you wanted- Houston had it. I really enjoyed the Holocaust museum. I enjoyed listening to the Roula and Ryan show on the radio as I drove around Houston. I was the one driving while laughing all the time!

, from 27-Mar-2016
"Houston!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We love coming to the Stock Show.

, from 16-Mar-2016
"Cruise Terminal"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great cruise terminal, parking is right next to the building.

, from 01-Feb-2016
"Would Recommend For Any Age"
Score 4.0 / 5

It's a peaceful environment. Plenty of things to see and do. Enjoyed walking through the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

, from 21-Dec-2015
"Great Bargains"
Score 5.0 / 5

We had a great time in Houston going shopping at the Tanger Outlets and The Galleria Mall.

, from 03-Dec-2015
"Plan for Traffic"
Score 5.0 / 5

If you are in Houston, there is a lot of traffic. Most our group enjoyed the Houston Party Boat Tour and Waterwall.

, from 26-Oct-2015
"Great Clubs and Nightlife"
Score 4.0 / 5

The clubs on Almeda street were fantastic.

, from 19-Aug-2015
"Full of Life"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great restaurants, easy to get around (by car only), and lots of retail choices. Close to Galveston and the beach and nature walks are great.

, from 15-Aug-2015
"Meetings in Houston"
Score 5.0 / 5

Houston No Problem… The sprawling city of Houston has something for everyone. From revitalized downtown, The Galleria, Energy Corridor, Greenway Plaza, NASA and many other areas throughout the city your attendees will experience a taste of Houston. Home to some of the best Museums, Architecture, Shopping, Dining Filming, Sports and much more Houston is the place to be. We have the Space to fit your meeting needs and Welcome you!

, from 29-Jun-2015
"A Very Progressive City"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Houston Zoo was a nice experience, The Galleria has some great shopping, and the Space Center was interesting but a bit too expensive.

, from 17-May-2015
"Great Texas City"
Score 5.0 / 5

The metro rail and the museums were great and recommended.

, from 06-May-2015
"Above and Beyond"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Houston Space Center was an amazing experience. Perfect place to visit for groups!

, from 13-Apr-2015
"Great Place to do Business"
Score 4.0 / 5

In Houston on business. The city offers so much in the way of restaurants, nightlife, and attractions.

, from 10-Apr-2015
"A Perfect Spot"
Score 4.0 / 5

There are a lot of shops, regular and high end, and restaurants to visit in this city. If you're a fan of sweets, there is a cupcake shop on Westheimer called Sprinkles. They have wonderful, but kind of expensive, cupcakes.

, from 31-Jul-2014
"Should visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lots of things to do in Houston!

, from 29-Jul-2014
"Houston is a great city for sports fans."
Score 5.0 / 5

Catch an Astros game. Fun times and they have a great stadium. Tim K Carlisle Pa

, from 03-Jul-2014
"Attractive"
Score 4.0 / 5

Houston was pleasant and mostly attractive, at least the areas I was in (downtown, the gallery district area and surrounding residential spaces). I enjoyed humid, warmer weather, being from dry Colorado.

, from 27-May-2014
"Minute Maid Park et. al."
Score 5.0 / 5

We liked the options for the food choices. I liked Minute Maid Park, The Battleship Texas.

, from 21-May-2014
"Holocaust Museum Houston"
Score 4.0 / 5

The holocaust museum was memorable.

, from 30-Mar-2014
"Love this city"
Score 4.0 / 5

Love Houston, it offers so much in the lines of shopping and food.

, from 25-Mar-2014
"Different Highlights, Great City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Houston is a wonderful city, our usual visits to Houston are for fine dining. The Rodeo is an awsome event that all should enjoy.

, from 18-Mar-2014
"Good prices in town"
Score 4.0 / 5

I liked the prices of goods in houston.

, from 01-Dec-2013
"Great meal at the Olive Garden"
Score 4.0 / 5

We had a great meal within minutes of our hotel at the Olive Garden. Then got our oil changed in the morning and went to a scheduled medical procedure.

, from 12-Nov-2013
"Great"
Score 5.0 / 5

I always have a great time in Houston. The food is amazing and there is so much to do.

, from 31-Oct-2013
"I enjoyed a lot the Big H"
Score 4.0 / 5

Houston is a great city. I enjoyed a lot the Big H.

, from 30-Oct-2013
"A lot of cement and not enough green"
Score 4.0 / 5

Houston is busy, there is a lot of cement and not enough green. However, parts of Houston are lovely. Rice Village area is great. Gluten-free dining is limited. I'd like to see more awareness about gluten-free options in Houston.

, from 28-Oct-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Houston, TX shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews
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