Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection

220 Main St | Houston, TX 77002-1706  [SEE MAP]Houston, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Elegant decor, friendly staff and tasty cuisine
Parking is expensive
Favored by guests for its sheer decadence, Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection caters to a trendy crowd. Occupying the former Union National Bank just north of downtown Houston, the Hotel ICON offers a highly ornamental, baroque design style. 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.) Some rooms come with a private whirlpool, and all guests can indulge in the succulent dishes at Line & Lariat restaurant. Travelers hoping to explore the area surrounding the hotel should keep in mind that on-site parking is expensive. As a member of the Autograph Collection, Hotel ICON accepts and doles out rewards to members of the Marriott Bonvoy program.
Houston, TX
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 135 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Opulent, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



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

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.

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. Take the antique elevator up to modern-chic rooms.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1444 have reviewed the Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1444 reviews 4.5 (based on 1444 reviews)

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 historical 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 size300 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

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 historical 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. Brown Convention Center, theaters, shops and restaurants.
  • Hotel offers complimentary car service in the downtown area
  • Located 20 miles south of George Bush Intercontinental Airport; 10 miles northwest of Houston's William P. Hobby Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($37)
  • 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


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 historical architecture.
  • Line & Lariat is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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


The hotel has a 915-square-foot fitness center with Cybex and Nautilus equipment. There are 17 machines available, many of which include built-in entertainment systems.
  • Open 24 hours
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The hotel has 8,000 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
  • Administrative services

Number of meeting rooms7

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


Hotel ICON is a pet-friendly property, and the hotel is one block from the Market Square Dog Park. Dogs must weigh 70 pounds or less.
  • $100 cleaning fee per stay
  • Maximum two dogs per room (35 pounds or less each)
  • 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, historical architectural elements and audiovisual 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 capacity250

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

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