This hotel made us so happy! The Houstonian is definitely a luxury hotel, although it stands out as unique and incomparable to anyplace else centered in a metropolitan area. For being in the middle of the city, the grounds are so quiet and woodsy - we felt we were tucked away out of town honestly - and there are only 4 quiet floors. We stayed on the Concierge level, mostly because we wanted to have a Continental breakfast available, but the amenities did not stop there. They also offered twice daily housekeeping, evening drinks and fresh snacks, and 2 hours later of decadent sweets to freakin' die for. Very high quality foods & liqueurs. We did nothing but binge & indulge! Our room was so elegantly decorated with a wall of tinted glass looking out into the swaying trees - very dreamy. The bed and pillows felt like puffs of clouds, & i couldn't believe my neck wasn't sore from the squishy pillows. Bath tub was nice & deep, & they offer L'Occitane products.
The big attraction here was definitely the Grande stone fireplace down in the lobby. So warm and oppulent - i found myself just wanting to sit in there just because it is so damn cozy.
The club facilities are fabulous and so expansive. Something for any kind of person. And plenty for kids too...There is also a great jogging/walking path around the hotel that is cushioned and shaded, my 2 favorite things. :) We ate at the Olivette, which of course was uh-mazing eating. The steak was superb.
Everything here is high-end, so bring your high expectations. The staff will not disappoint either. They want to please and do a great job. This is officially my all-time favorite hotel.