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The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

1117 Prairie St | Houston, TX 77002-3118  [SEE MAP]Houston, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]
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The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

1117 Prairie St | Houston, TX 77002-3118  [SEE MAP]Houston, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Tasty on-site dining and central location
Customer service received mixed reviews

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.

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Location
Houston, TX
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 100 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Fodor's

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The hotel's restaurant, 17, is just as modern and attracts a hip international crowd of epicures hungry for contemporary American food. Don't miss it.

Fodor's Choice

Frommer's

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Despite its reverence for the past, The Sam — as it likes to be called — sports a cool and contemporary vibe.

Frommer's Exceptional

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 525 have reviewed the The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 525 reviews 4.0 (based on 525 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms

The accommodations at The Sam are outfitted in a neutral color scheme and enhanced with contemporary design and comforts, including leather headboards, Keurig coffee makers and large work desks with Herman Miller ergonomic desk chairs.

    Standard room size334 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

    Location & Parking

    Location & Parking

    The Sam Houston enjoys a prime downtown Houston location, making it a popular choice for both business travelers and vacationers. Nearby attractions include the Buffalo Bayou and Minute Maid Park.
    • Located about 20 miles south of George Bush Intercontinental Airport and 10 miles northwest of William P. Hobby Airport
    • 24-hour valet parking ($32)
    • 24-hour self-parking
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

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

    Dining

    Dining

    The hotel has two spaces for dining and drinking. The Sam Bar offers cocktails and gourmet takes on bar food like crab beignets and rock shrimp tacos. *17 is the Sam Houston's signature restaurant, featuring all-day dining with a modern edge.
    • Private dining room available for special events
    • In-room dining is provided by *17
    • Complimentary coffee and muffins each morning in the lobby

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

    Kids

    Kids

    In addition to stocking cribs and rollaway beds, the hotel also offers a family-friendly package.
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      Fitness

      The hotel's 24-hour fitness center has cardio machines, free weights and weight-training equipment.
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
        • Bicycles
        • Tennis
        • Guided runs
        • Paddle boats
        • Motor boats

        Business

        Business

        The Sam Houston's location makes it an easy home base for business travelers to Houston and with four distinctive settings for meetings and events, business can be conducted right at the hotel. Venues available for use include a ballroom, a boardroom, the lobby area and a meeting room.
        • Catering is provided by the hotel's *17
        • 24-hour business center

        Number of meeting rooms4

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

        Pets

        Pets

        The Sam Houston allows guests to bring their dogs (up to two per room). There is a $100 nonrefundable fee and a 50-pound weight limit.
          • Pets allowed (with fee)
          • Dog walking
          • Pet-sitting

          Wedding

          Wedding

          The Veranda Ballroom is a climate-controlled rooftop venue popular for weddings and receptions.
          • Honeymoon suite on wedding night
          • Butler service during cocktail hour

          Maximum wedding guest capacity180

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

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