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“Fabulous weekend, Great Service, Outstanding Spa” 5 of 5 stars
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The Houstonian
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024 (Great Uptown)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 455 Hotels in Houston
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“Fabulous weekend, Great Service, Outstanding Spa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

One of the best hotel experiences we have had in years, and we travel a LOT. Personalized attention to detail, a happy caring staff, nice grounds, and beautiful rooms made the weekend very memorable. We stayed on the Concierge Level June 1-3, 2012, where Brian took good care of us, nice open bar for drinks and after dinner drinks, desserts, h'ordeuvres, and a healthy breakfast. The reception staff, bell staff, houskeeping, everybody - everywhere in this hotel - is well trained, professional, and nice. They obviously like working here and it shows. The rooms are not huge, and the bathrooms are a bit small, but they are tasteful, modern yet not cold, and extremely comfortable. The bedding is marvelous.
The fitness center is huge and the outdoor swimming (lap) pool is fabulous, clean filtered water and plenty of lap lanes.
The Trellis Spa, run by Debbie the spa manager, is one of the nicest most caring and gentle place I've been in years. Good massages from Richard and Shawnee, excellent manicures and pedicures from Jill, a lovely steam room and plenty of relaxation nooks and crannies when you feel like a wet noodle. The only thing missing from the Spa is a Sauna, which is located in the adjacent Fitness Center, but it's mighty hot in Houston so it is really not essential.
The grounds of the hotel and all around this 18 acre oasis are wonderful for walking and jogging.
Not having spent much time in Houston before, and hearing the history of the place, I sort of expected it to be a bit high-brow and perhaps snooty but it was not like that at all. The Houstonian is one of the most friendly down to earth places every. Go ! Stay on the Concierge Level ! Enjoy the amenities, especially the Spa. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Jim M, General Manager at The Houstonian, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Dear tenglo,
We appreciate your very thorough and honest review of The Houstonian. We take particular pride in making guests feel welcome and relaxed. Thank you for taking the time to enjoy all the amenities that we have to offer. We hope to see you again soon.
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

The Houstonian is fabulous. Rooms are beautiful, hotel staff professional. Spa was over the top! Dined at Centre Court Cafe for breakfast which was terrific. The Bar is a great spot for a night cap. Concierge was wonderful in making dinner reservations. This place is a wonderful place to stay for a really relaxing time away.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim M, General Manager at The Houstonian, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Dear Guypicard,
Thank you for your comments. I am glad that we could help in making your trip a relaxing one. We hope to see you again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

The Houstonian remains a top Houston hotel and property. The concierge level is excellent. the rooms are comfortable, but not very large. The exercise area, pool, and spa are also excellent.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jim M, General Manager at The Houstonian, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Dear BobG87,
Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We only stayed a few days at The Houstonian but it was a good choice of hotels. The room we had was basic but very nice, clean and comfortable. All the staff were and very friendly, upbeat and nice to chat with. The grounds around the hotel are very nice and the fitness facility and outdoor running track are fantastic. Food quality and service in the restaurant and bar was on par for a hotel of this calibre. This was a nice place to take a little break, very luxurious and relaxing.

Room Tip: If you get a "preferred" room you get access to the concierge suite, a nice extra.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jim M, General Manager at The Houstonian, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Dear Brett C,
Thank you for sharing your experience. I am glad that we provided an atmosphere that made you feel comfortable and relaxed. We hope to see you back at The Houstonian soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We had a room on the concierge level which we enjoyed very much. It is quiet and offered a lot of comfort after a long haul intl. flight on the night we arrived. Very clean and friendly, nice staff. We had a great breakfast, although we had to adapt to the strong airconditioning we were not used to being Europeans. The pools were quite busy but clean and looked after.

Overall a very good experience which we would recommend to our friends.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Jim M, General Manager at The Houstonian, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Dear Aposonnar,
I am glad that you had a very good experience while staying with us and that you enjoyed the amenities of the concierge level. Thank you for your feedback and your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I stayed there for three days for a training course held by my company. There is a great deal of companies using this facility for the same purpose. The conference rooms are big, numerous, breakfast and lunch is served either in the empty rooms or in the corridors (breakfast only). The personnel is very attentive to provide always food and snacks just outside the meeting rooms. So the risk is you will eat too much, and too often. Food is good, and this is worth double because I am always difficult. Breakfast is a bit of a downside, because we did not have anything provided as part of the training, so we were forced to use the a la carte restaurant, and service was always slow, choices too elaborated, and prices very high (>25$). It would be much better to have a buffet, like any other hotel. Rooms were nice, generally not that big, but ok, the hotel is a long stretched property not tall, so I remember walking a lot to reach my room from the entrance. The hotel style (that it is not my favourite) is kind of antique but done in recent years (copies), so at the entrance there is the fireplace, all around lots of wood, and carpets to recreate the atmosphere. As every hotel in Houston, far away from the airport. I understand Galeria is not that far away. All around lots of vegetation. Very quiet and secluded area. All in all good value, more focused on the business clientele, not at all cheap. No reason for a tourist to be there. The thing that bothered me the most was breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jim M, General Manager at The Houstonian, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Dear latakia,
Thank you for your comments. I am pleased that you found our property to be an ideal location for companies to conduct meetings and that you found our personnel to be very attentive. As you mentioned, our facilities were recently remodeled and we realize the traditional décor does not suit everyone. As part of the training course, your company selected a meeting package that includes a continental breakfast instead of selecting the meeting package that includes a full breakfast buffet. I would recommend passing your dissatisfaction along to the appropriate supervisor within your organization. Regarding your comments about tourists, we offer a variety of amenities for guests, including three resort pools, a 125,000 square foot fitness club with many offerings and an array of service options at Trellis, the Spa at The Houstonian. It is unfortunate that you did not have the opportunity to enjoy all that The Houstonian has to offer. We look forward to serving you again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Relaxing, welcoming atmosphere. Good rates. Spa delivers on all levels.
Rooms are roomy and clean

Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Jim M, General Manager at The Houstonian, responded to this review, May 25, 2012
Dear committedfoodie,
I am pleased that you had a relaxing stay. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Houstonian soon.
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Additional Information about The Houstonian

Address: 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston > Great Uptown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Houston
#12 Luxury Hotel in Houston
#19 Romantic Hotel in Houston
#25 Business Hotel in Houston
#48 Family Hotel in Houston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Houstonian 4.5*
Number of rooms: 291
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