Best Boutique Hotels in Downtown Houston, Houston

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    Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection
    Houston, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1388 reviewsTripAdvisor (1388)
    Free WiFi

    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 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.) Soom rooms come with a private whirlpool, and all guests can indulge in the succulent dishes at Line & Lariat restaurant. Traveler hoping to explore the area surrounding the hotel had best keep in mind that parking is expensive here though. As a member of the Autograph Collection, Hotel ICON accepts and doles out rewards to members of the Marriott Bonvoy program.

    Houston, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1388 reviewsTripAdvisor (1388)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Magnolia Hotel Houston, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
    Houston, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2981 reviewsTripAdvisor (2981)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Just a few blocks west of Minute Maid Park, this hotel starts the day off with a complimentary breakfast buffet and ends the evening with a free happy hour reception and bedtime cookies. As well as these perks, recent guests rave about the Magnolia Hotel Houston's rooftop pool and Jacuzzi, describing the skyline views as fantastic. Visitors are just as complimentary of the guest rooms, which feature brightly colored decorative accents (which add a fun, quirky feel to the hotel's historic architecture), minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi. When it's time to eat, chow down on contemporary American fare in The Lounge or have it delivered to your room. Recent guests say that this Houston property is a great bargain given its location and long list of freebies, but some visitors say that the hotel needs to work on its customer service, citing disorganized staff as its only downside. Keep in mind that because this is a Tribute Portfolio hotel, members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Houston, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2981 reviewsTripAdvisor (2981)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    The Lancaster Hotel
    Houston, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1548 reviewsTripAdvisor (1548)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    The Lancaster Hotel occupies a prime spot in downtown Houston, amid numerous theater venues, including Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, the Revention Music Center, Alley Theatre and the Wortham Theater Center. So it goes without saying, fans of music and the arts often book a room here thanks to its proximity to these venues. Apart from its convenient downtown location, what keeps guests returning time and time again is The Lancaster's customer service staff. Previous visitors said the hotel's employees are charming and friendly. As for accommodations, travelers can choose from rooms or suites; all of which are outfitted with flat-screen TVs, minifridges, coffee makers and safes. Along with in-room amenities, guests can also take advantage of the hotel's daily hot breakfast buffet, which comes included in the $14.95 daily hotel fee. The fee also covers access to the business center and day passes to the nearby gym. Other meals can be enjoyed at Cultivate F+B or from the comfort of your room thanks to 24-hour room service. And according to past patrons, the on-site cuisine is tasty. When it's time to explore what Houston has to offer, The Lancaster offers a car service that will transport guests around town anywhere within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

    Houston, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1548 reviewsTripAdvisor (1548)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton
    Houston, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 616 reviewsTripAdvisor (616)
    Free WiFi

    Guests describe this Houston hotel, which sits just four blocks from Minute Maid Park, as modern yet relaxing. Guest rooms are simple and chic, with classic furnishings and trendy artwork, and the comfy beds, complimentary Wi-Fi and granite-walled bathrooms with glass showers receive a ton of praise. The in-house *17 restaurant also wins travelers over with its funky design and tasty American fare. Although some guests said they'd recommend a stay at this Curio Collection by Hilton property because of the reasonable price, others cite slow customer service, flimsy beds and housekeeping issues as reasons to pay more for another hotel in the area. And because of it's Hilton ties, travelers who choose to bed down at The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton and are members of the Hilton Honors rewards program can earn and redeem points during their stay.

    Houston, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 616 reviewsTripAdvisor (616)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi