Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection

220 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002 [See Map]
#4 in Best Houston Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 561 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 135 rooms, 10 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Opulent, Historic
Best For Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Favored by guests for its sheer decadence, Hotel ICON caters to a trendier crowd. Occupying the former Union National Bank just north of downtown Houston, the Hotel ICON offers a highly ornamental baroque style of decoration. Rich colors, lush fabrics, ornate patterns and numerous objets d'art fill the lobby and the guest rooms, mingling with in-room amenities like soaking tubs and complimentary high-speed Internet access. (Guests highly recommend booking a corner room for more natural light.) If you didn't reserve a room with a private whirlpool, get your dose of R&R at BALANCE Urban Spa, or indulge in the succulent dishes at Line & Lariat restaurant. A member of the Autograph Collection, Hotel ICON accepts and doles out rewards to members of the Marriott Rewards program.

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Critic Reviews


“Easily Downtown's most glamorous hotel, Hotel ICON combines historic architecture with shabby Chinoiserie, contemporary finishes, overstuffed furniture, and attentive service.”
Award: Fodor's Choice


“The lobby is a grand affair featuring high ceilings and rows of 30-foot-high Doric columns; the space is enlivened by red leather seating, a classy bar ringed with cowhide stools, and a vintage bank vault, a remnant of the building's original purpose.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Condé Nast Traveler

“Equally busy is the surprisingly successful decor, which is right out of the movie Moulin Rouge: swag draperies on arched windows, velvet chairs and settees, artfully deteriorating statuary.”

Lonely Planet

“You can feel the history in this hotel's ornate red-and-gold lobby with a 1911 bank vault reception area, soaring marble columns and coffered ceilings.”
Award: Lonely Planet Recommended

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014

Guest Rooms

Hotel ICON’s guest rooms feature a color palette inspired by the Texas sunrise and combine modern design with vintage-style furnishings and historic details. Standard guest rooms have beds with down blankets, minifridges, Keurig coffee makers and work desks with leather chairs. The bathrooms feature rain showers, marble counters and bathrobes.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Laptop-sized safes and alarm clocks with docking stations
  • Same-day valet laundry available

Standard room size:

300 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 561 guests have reviewed the Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 561 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

Situated on Main Street, Hotel ICON is located in the historic Union National Bank building. Erected in 1911, the structure was completely transformed in 2004, although it still retains its Bedford limestone and brick exterior. The hotel’s interiors were refreshed in 2012 and offer a Texas-inspired blend of historic elements and modern design. Set right along Houston’s light rail line, the hotel is conveniently nearby public transportation and within walking distance of Minute Maid Park, the George R. Convention Center, theaters, shops and restaurants.

  • Hotel offers complimentary car service in the downtown area
  • Houston cabs offer a $6 flat fare rate within the downtown area
  • Located 20 miles south of George Bush Intercontinental Airport; 13 miles northwest of Houston's William P. Hobby Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking ($29)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


Hotel ICON's on-site restaurant, Line & Lariat, serves Texas cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients in a comfortable setting with tufted leather seating, modern chandeliers and historic architecture. There’s also the L&L Bar which offers handcrafted cocktails, regional draft beers and an extensive wine list.

  • Line & Lariat is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Private dining in the wine vault
  • In-room dining hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast



The hotel’s BALANCE Urban Spa offers massages, body wraps and facials. There are relaxation rooms and separate men’s and women’s locker rooms.

  • In-room services available
  • Day spa packages

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna



The hotel has a 915-square-foot fitness center with Cybex and Nautilus equipment. There are 17 machines available, many include built-in entertainment systems.

  • Open 24 hours

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The hotel has 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Legal War Rooms. There are multiple meeting rooms, along with a ballroom, an entertainment lounge and a rooftop terrace.

  • 24-hour business center
  • Customized catering
  • Secretarial services

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Hotel ICON is a pet-friendly property. The hotel is one block from the Market Square Dog Park, and there are no height or weight restrictions.

  • $20 cleaning fee per stay

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



Hotel ICON offers a historical setting infused with modern decor for wedding ceremonies, receptions and events. The hotel’s ballroom and event spaces feature crown molding, historic architectural elements and A/V technology.

  • On-site specialists manage event details from customized menus to venue set up
  • Complimentary car services
  • Discounted room rates for wedding guests
  • Rooftop Terrace offers an outdoor setting

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection

220 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002 [See Full Map]