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The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton
Ranked #63 of 511 Hotels in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Wonderful hotel downtown Houston”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Terrific hotel just 2 blocks from Minute Maid Park but they will shuttle you by car to/from the games as well as downtown area. The driver was prompt, never waited more than 10 minutes during our 3 day, 2 night stay. Martin, the director of rooms and all the staff went above and beyond to make our 3day/2 night stay special. Every person we meet was attentive to our needs, courteous and took extra care. Great atmosphere, clean, quite and both mornings our breakfast was terrific. It felt good to be treated like a wanted guest instead of just another hotel reservation. Hotel is near great restaurants/shopping, easy access, wonderful packages for different occasions. This is the hotel I look forward to staying at when I'm back in Houston. Ask for Martin and Eric thanks for being accessible, you're the best at what you do.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

I travelled and stayed for SBC Convention. The manager, Martin, made my stay one of perfection. It's nice to see a downtown have a caring and personal touch. I will stay here again. Bruce Barber, Ft Worth TX

  • Stayed June 2013
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Cool. Modern. Friendly. Everything that is good about Houston! Two blocks from the Main Street entertainment district. Highly recommended. The staff has been very friendly. The Sam Bar looks like a great place for a drink. We'll be trying that out tonight!











  • Stayed June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stayed last night at this hotel, nice chic boutique hotel - clean rooms and located downtown Houston. Easy to get taxi, friendly staff and affordable room. Nice to know there are options in Houston to stay in these sort of establishments.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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London
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

The hotel was clean, the staff friendly, patient and helpful, the were rooms plenty big enough for me. I think I'd stay there again if I was on a budget. The bar is OK too. Downside? Not much really. One of the local churches has an outreach centre for the homeless which is great for people who need help. I made a small contribution to their fund. The sad thing is these people are sleeping rough on the pavements on the other side of the street to the hotel.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Marshall, Texas
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

The hotel is an old hotel which has been updated to a botique hotel. The room was wonderful - a big, comfortable bed, lovely view of downtown Houston, and a superb European-syle bathroom. The only drawback at all was a noisy wedding celebration that didn't end until 11 pm. The hotel appears to be a favorite wedding venue. Other than that, it was restful and quite convenient to the downtown arts venues. They have a courtesy car that took us to and from the concert which was greatly appreciated. They have valet parking and it's pricey, but they waived the total valet charge when we complained about the late night party noise. I highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nick M, General Manager at The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
JonesvilleBag, so glad that you enjoyed your recent stay. We recently made the many of the room improvements that you mentioned, and are very proud that you liked them so much! I personally apologize for the noise disturbance you experienced - we are a favorite for wedding and other social celebrations, but we could have taken better care to prevent you from being disturbed. If you feel the matter needs further attention please contact me directly. Should your plans bring you back to downtown Houston, I would be happy to personally assist and ensure an even better experience than you had recently. Thank you again!

Nick Massad
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nick.massad@thesamhoustonhotel.com
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is nicely located near downtown and walking distance to a good selection of restaurants

The rooms were a bit small, but very clean and with very comfortable bedding.

The valet parking is very pricey. The regular room rates are very pricey too. But we had travelzoo vouchers which afforded us a good discount along with breakfast vouchers.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Nick M, General Manager at The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Omar, thanks for staying at The Sam earlier this month! I'm glad you enjoyed our hotel, but I'm also glad you were able to experience some of the great restaurants downtown has to offer. Would love to share notes! Regarding parking, valet parking is our only option, but I trust the service was friendly and quick. Check out our website the next time you're staying downtown, we almost always have great package rates and other discounts for which you may qualify.

Thanks again!
Nick Massad
General Manager
nick.massad@thesamhoustonhotel.com
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Property: The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton
Address: 1117 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002-3118 (Formerly Alden Houston)
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Luxury Hotel in Houston
#56 Romantic Hotel in Houston
#78 Family Hotel in Houston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sam Houston Hotel, first opened in 1924, has completed a complete renovation in the Spring of 2013. A perfect mixture of contemporary design and Texas culture, The Sam meets all of your business or leisure needs. Each of The Sam's spacious rooms come equipped with the latest conveniences, such as LED TVs, WiFi with up to 20mb of bandwidth, and Keurig coffee makers. Our hotel is ideally located downtown in the central business district, walking distance to all major event venues, restaurants/bars, and the Metro light rail. A truly Houston boutique hotel, the new Sam Houston Hotel is one-of-a-kind. ... more   less 
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