List of Downtown Houston Hotels

by Matthew Knight

Downtown Houston is made up largely of the business district shaped by the Eastex and Gulf freeways, which separate downtown from the rest of the city. Approximately a square mile in size, downtown Houston features a series of skywalks and tunnels connecting the skyscrapers. A few hotels are within downtown Houston, offering convenient access to the Old Market Square Park, downtown aquarium and Houston Space Center.

Courtyard Houston Downtown

Courtyard Houston Downtown is centrally located in the downtown district and offers moderately priced rooms. Guests receive complimentary breakfast and free shuttle service to nearby Minute Maid Park and the convention center. Accommodations include standard rooms with a lounge chair or sleeper sofa and suites with a separate living area. In the lobby, guests will find a Starbucks, cocktail lounge and Humble cafe serving American cuisine.

Hilton Americas

Hilton Americas offers luxurious accommodations just a short walk from the Toyota Center. Discovery Green Park is across the street and features walking trails and an amphitheater. The hotel has 1,200 rooms including standard rooms, one- and two-bedroom suites, all of which have contemporary furniture and pillow-top mattresses. Recreational amenities include a large indoor pool area with hot tub and fitness room. On-property dining includes Java Jive, The Cafe and Spencer’s, which serves upscale cuisine and offers an extensive wine list.

Doubletree Hotel

On the western edge of downtown Houston, the Doubletree Hotel features walking access to Houston Park, the Houston Public Library and skywalk access to the Allen Center and Heritage Plaza. Accommodations include spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and luxurious contemporary decor. The hotel has pet-friendly rooms available for pets under 75 lbs. with a non-refundable deposit. The on-site Lobby Lounge offers cocktails, lunch and dinner service, and the Trofi Restaurant features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Four Seasons Hotel

The Fours Season Hotel in the center of the financial district is within a block of many attractions and restaurants, including the South Texas College of Law, House of Blues and Discovery Green Park. This upscale hotel has spacious rooms with bay windows that overlook downtown. Suites include a separate living area and whirlpool tub. There are three on-site lounges, including a pool bar and lobby lounge. Quattro Restaurant features modern Italian cuisine and offers take-out for hotel guests.

Lancaster Hotel

the Lancaster Hotel on the northern edge of downtown Houston is a historic boutique hotel. Within walking distance, guests will find the Hard Rock Cafe, University of Houston and Houston Grand Opera. Rooms include luxurious down duvets and a living area. Suites are available with a dining room and walk-in shower. The hotel features a large lobby with lounge area and cafe serving American cuisine.

About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.