Touted as the most diverse city in America, Houston also has a diversity of accommodations for those seeking to explore the Bayou City—from a room in a cozy manse to a suite in a historic skyscraper.

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111 North Post Oak Ln., Houston

This independent hotel sits on 27 acres of woodlands adjacent to Memorial Park and boasts its own jogging trails. Guests gain complimentary access to its upscale health club.

The Lancaster Hotel

701 Texas Ave., Houston

First opened in 1926, this recently renovated historic hotel features contemporary art and luxurious accommodations, right in the heart of the Theater District.


The Magnolia Hotel

Photo: Griffis J. Smith

Magnolia Houston

1100 Texas Ave., Houston

The Magnolia Houston occupies a 1926 building that was once home to the Houston Post and Shell Oil. Check out the stunning view of downtown from the rooftop lap pool.


Hotel Zaza

5701 Main St., Houston

Located in the Museum District, the Zaza is walking distance to a number of nearby cultural institutions. Its funky upscale décor reflects its artistic surroundings.


Hotel Zaza Memorial City

New Memorial City location: 9787 Katy Freeway

The Zaza’s new Memorial City location, which opened in 2018, offers the same stylish digs, but with midcentury touches and a resort-style pool.



The modern, serene lobby of the Sam Houston Hotel. Photo: Griffis J. Smith

The Sam Houston

1117 Prairie St., Houston

The 2013 renovation of the Sam Houston Hotel brought the 1924 property into the new millennium, melding historic charm with modern conveniences.


Inside the ICON hotel

Hotel ICON. Photo: J. Griffis Smith

Hotel ICON

220 Main St., Houston

The Neoclassical architecture of this 1912 former bank building gives the Hotel ICON an elegant setting. The lobby impresses with a soaring ceiling supported by 30-foot columns.


Houston Towers Inn

2309 Wichita St., Houston

This cozy inn looks like something from a fairy tale. Its whimsical architecture includes turrets and a widow’s walk that offer views of the downtown skyline.


La Colombe d’Or

3410 Montrose Blvd., Houston

Occupying a historic mansion, this charming hotel evokes the Belle Époque with rooms adorned with art and an onsite gallery where guests can purchase a souvenir of their stay.


Le Méridien

1121 Walker St., Houston

As Houston’s first International Style skyscraper, this 21-story edifice was built in 1952. It has recently found new life as a hotel with midcentury flair and a towering sundeck.


The Club Quarters Hotel

720 Fannin St., Houston

Formerly the Texas State Hotel, this landmark lodging still retains the ornate Spanish Renaissance façade of its original 1920s design. A total restoration has updated it for the 21st century.


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