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“Nice hotel in an excellent location.” 5 of 5 stars
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Magnolia Hotel Houston
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1100 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 457 Hotels in Houston
Houston, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice hotel in an excellent location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I had a one night stay at the Magnolia while on business in Houston. Overall, it was a nice stay. The hotel location is superb, the breakfast was tasty, and the service was first class. I will stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan E, Public Relations Manager at Magnolia Hotel Houston, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Hey LonelyCruiser,

We're so glad you chose to stay with us, and that you wrote a review! We hope to see you again soon - till then -

Cheers,
Ryan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I am a Marriott guy through and through, but when I couldn't get into one this past trip to Houston I stayed at the Magnolia. WHAT A WONDERFUL HOTEL. The people that were there are every bit as nice; the rooms are actually somewhat bigger than a traditional Marriott; you could practically do cartwheels in the bathroom of my standard room; they have a free cocktail hour from 5-7 which is great compared to an honor bar at a Marriott; it was close to everything that I needed within a short walking distance; and the gym is on the top floor and the pool is on the roof! I was leery of this place because it didn't have the Marriott name, but boy was this a solid hotel.

Room Tip: The elevators tend to get very busy in the mornings, so the lower you are, the fast you can get down...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan E, Public Relations Manager at Magnolia Hotel Houston, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Hey Dave,

We know all about customer loyalty. And Marriott was lucky to have you. We're elated you found everything you were looking for and we're proud to be a part of your standard hotel regimen. We won't let you down! We look forward to the next stay -

Cheers,
Ryan
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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I recently stayed at the Magnolia for a business trip and would highly recommend staying here, the staff was friendly and professional, the rooms were well appointed, clean and a nice size. The breakfast was great so was the reception in the lounge. Will definitely stay here again, and look forward to trying their other locations.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan E, Public Relations Manager at Magnolia Hotel Houston, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Dear Jayne F,

Thank you for staying with us and for noticing all of our awesomeness. We noticed how awesome you are. We look forward to your next stay, where the awesomeness will be overwhelming. Til then -

Cheers,
Ryan
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Tyler, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We were in Houston to celebrate a wedding at the co-cathedral followed by a reception at Minute Maid Park. This hotel and it's staff made a wonderful day, even better. All the other little perks, like the free shuttle, breakfast, happy hour and cookies and milk made our stay in Houston all the more carefree and fun. If you need to be downtown Houston...this is the place to stay!

Room Tip: stay on one of the lower floors. with 20 plus floors, the elevator can be a little slow if you are i...
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Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Ryan E, Public Relations Manager at Magnolia Hotel Houston, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Hey donna b,

We are beyond happy that you were happy and we thank you for staying with us, and for writing such a glowing review. We look forward to repeating this entire process, soon. Till then -

Cheers,
Ryan
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San Antonio, TX
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My family and I stayed at the Magnolia for one night on a quick leisure trip to Houston. I have stayed many times at the Dallas Magnolia, and wanted to give this historic boutique hotel a try.

Due to a wedding event, we did not experience the lounge. We did not work out, but there is a rooftop pool deck and workout room. We missed all of the food and beverage at the hotel, so I'll leave those to be covered by other reviewers.

Pros
Nicely appointed rooms with comfy beds. My kids did not want to get out of them!
Quiet-no disruptions from other guests; little noise from street (high up)
Good location, particularly if you want to try metro rail to other areas
Wi-Fi for general purposes was free and easy to use.

Cons
Valet parking is pricey, and at check-out times is overwhelmed by demand.
Wi-Fi for heavier use requires $6 per device. (Dallas is free)

I liked it, and would definitely be willing to stay here during my next trip to Houston.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan E, Public Relations Manager at Magnolia Hotel Houston, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Hey treyleah,

Thanks for staying with us and thanks for the balanced review - besides the valet and WIFi fees it seems you dug it. Well thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we look forward to the next, soon.

Cheers,
Ryan
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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Magnolia Hotel is such a lovely hotel with a great location. We were able to get around easily and take cabs for little cost because of the central location.The staff and service were exceptional and very accommodating to such a large group of girls. The little extras they provide for their hotel guests is what really makes them stand out. Their breakfast was delicious and who doesn't like free milk and cookies as a bed time treat. Will definitely be returning for some more of those goodies! I would highly recommend this hotel for any type of occasion.

Room Tip: Whether you are traveling with one companion or a larger group, I would highly recommend getting the...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan E, Public Relations Manager at Magnolia Hotel Houston, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Hey Leslie H,

Thank you for staying with us and for writing such a great review. Anytime you want to come back, we'll be here -

Cheers,
Ryan
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Sugar Land, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My daughter's wedding and reception were recently held at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston. The hotel is beautifully decorated with great ambiance. The accommodation was very comfortable with many great amenities. The hotel staff was very polite, helpful and personable. The settings for the ceremony and the reception areas were nicely prepared and the timelines were perfectly executed. The food was delicious. The whole hotel experience largely contributed to my daughter's dream wedding. The setting was perfect. The service was excellent, beyond my family's expectation. I would highly recommend the hotel to people I know. Thank you, Magnolia Hotel (Houston) for the great experience!

Room Tip: Located in downtown Houston near Minute Park, George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center and o...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan E, Public Relations Manager at Magnolia Hotel Houston, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Dear Journeyland,

Thank you so much for choosing us as the destination for your daughter's wedding and anytime we hear we contributed to a dream, we're beyond happy! It was an awesome celebration and we thank you kindly for staying with us, and for reviewing your experience. We hope to have you again soon -

Cheers,
Ryan
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Address: 1100 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Houston
#8 Romantic Hotel in Houston
#11 Business Hotel in Houston
#24 Family Hotel in Houston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Magnolia Hotel Houston 4*
Number of rooms: 314
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique hotel in downtown Houston, Texas offers accommodations for leisure travel and extended stay guests, as well as space for meetings, wedding receptions, conferences, and special events. ... more   less 
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