Hotel Granduca, Houston

1080 Uptown Park Blvd | Houston, TX 77056  [SEE MAP]Houston, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Italian decor and charm
No on-site spa
Inspired by Old World Italy, the Hotel Granduca treats Houston visitors to a taste of Europe. From the gourmet cuisine at Ristorante Cavour to afternoon tea, this property knows how to help guests slow down and unwind. You can pick from a number of room types, the most luxurious being the Residenza Imperatore, which has its own separate entrance and 2,100 square feet of space. No matter which room you choose, you'll enjoy plush beds with Italian linens surrounded by antique furnishings and artwork. Most guests say the customer service is excellent, too (perhaps reminiscent of the famous Italian hospitality). Visitors enjoy spending time by the pool and in Bar Malatesta, where drinks are often accompanied by live music. To top it all off, Hotel Granduca gladly welcomes pets, pampering them with treats and special pillows. What's more, Leaders Club members get perks like room upgrades and complimentary breakfast at this hotel.
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Location
Houston, TX
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 122 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families, Solo travelers

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Scorecard
  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Frommer's

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With an air of old Italian aristocracy, the Hotel Granduca offers guest a luxurious retreat from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Fodor's

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The super-luxurious all-suites property is just steps away from the Uptown Park shopping and dining village. A multilingual staff anticipates your every need.

Lonely Planet

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Expect Italian elegance with a warm Texan welcome. Graduca was modeled after a Duke's palazzo, so rooms are suitably rich and the pool area is a garden oasis.

Forbes

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Hotel Granduca may feel like a secluded resort thanks to its quiet sophistication, yet this hotel has a prime location in Houston's Uptown neighborhood. The services, from chauffeur service and personal trainers to a lovely heated outdoor pool, are impressive.

Condé Nast Traveler

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Deemed a veritable 'Euro-style palace' in Uptown's The Galleria, here's a hotel that brings more than a taste of old world Italy to the Longhorn State.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1045 have reviewed the Hotel Granduca, Houston, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: 

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1045 reviews 4.5 (based on 1045 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Reminiscent of an Italian villa, standard guest suites at the all-suite Hotel Granduca offer Italian bed linens, feather pillows, flat-screen TVs, fully equipped kitchens and minibars. The bathrooms feature bathrobes and makeup/shaving mirrors.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Luggage packing and unpacking services available
  • Housekeeping offered twice daily
  • Windows open

Standard room size425 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Hotel Granduca is located in the Uptown/Galleria district across the street from the Uptown Park Shopping Center, which features a variety of boutiques, restaurants and spas. Located less than 2 miles from the Galleria Shopping Mall and a short drive from the Texas Medical Center, as well as the city’s museums and theaters, the hotel is set in a convenient location for exploring the area.
  • Hotel is 7 miles west of downtown Houston
  • Valet and self-parking available
  • Complimentary transportation within 3-mile radius of the property
  • Chauffeured transportation offered by request
  • Located 26 miles southwest of George Bush Intercontinental Airport; about 18 miles northwest of William P. Hobby Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($28)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The property’s Ristorante Cavour offers fine Italian dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as daily afternoon tea and Sunday brunch, with views of the hotel’s Italian gardens. Il Giardino overlooks the pool and gardens and offers an outdoor setting for dining, cocktails and coffee. Bar Malatesta serves aperitivos, and features live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday evenings. ?
  • 24-hour in-suite dining
  • Daily afternoon tea from 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Prosecco Sunday brunch offered at Ristorante Cavour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesItalian

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

Pool

The Hotel Granduca has an outdoor pool, set within a Tuscan-inspired courtyard. Surrounded by orange and white lounge chairs, cabanas and palm trees, the pool offers a quiet escape from the busy shopping areas nearby.
  • Complimentary towels
  • Heated saltwater pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Kids

The Hotel Granduca offers kid-friendly in-room amenities like crayons and coloring books, upon request. The hotel also offers cookies and milk delivered to the room.
  • Concierge can arrange off-site family-friendly activities
  • Pool available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center with cardio machines as well as strength-training equipment.
  • Cardio machines have built-in TV screens
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The Hotel Granduca has 5,000 square feet of Italian-inspired meeting space available for corporate meetings and retreats. The property has six meeting rooms; there’s also an on-site business center with personal computers, a printer and a copier.
  • Multilingual staff speaks 18 languages
  • Notary, translation and secretarial services available
  • Complimentary fax services

Number of meeting rooms6

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

Pets

The hotel is a pet-friendly property and welcomes cats and dogs that weigh up to 60 pounds. Treats and bowls for pets will be provided at check-in, as well as recommended walking trails and pet-friendly park locations.
  • $150 nonrefundable pet deposit required (a portion of which is donated to a local no-kill shelter)
  • Maximum of two pets per room
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

The hotel is equipped to host wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as pre- and post-event luncheons and brunches. The property’s Tuscan-inspired Salone Rialto ballroom, with handpainted ceilings and chandeliers, offers an indoor setting overlooking the pool and garden area for up to 150 guests.
  • Customizable Italian-inspired catering
  • Outdoor spaces available
  • Room blocks for wedding guests

Maximum wedding guest capacity150

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

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