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Magnolia Hotel Houston
Ranked #31 of 510 Hotels in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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“Goodbye, Lancaster”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

My wife and I live north of Houston in The Woodlands and spend the weekend in downtown Houston occasionally to attend festivals, go to plays, attend concerts, or just hang out. For years we've stayed at the Lancaster and watched the quality and service of the hotel slide down a slippery slope. We decided last weekend to try the Magnolia and are wondering why we haven't done so before now. We liked everything about the hotel. The staff was friendly, breakfast excellent, the room was clean and comfortable, and the location cannot be beat.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Everyone is extra nice and helpful. Management is awesome! The beds are very comfy. Rooms are extra clean and the suites are more then suitable for entertaining. I live in Houston and I try to stay at the magnolia every chance I get. I feel like the prices are so reasonable for all of the hotels amenities. If you like to hang out and party the Magnolia is in the heart of downtown Houston where there are many options around in walking distance for food and fun. However, the hotel has great food and drinks located on the 2nd floor. I would recommend The Magnolia Hotel to anyone, I hope you enjoy The Magnolia as much as I do.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

It is a nice place to stay, if you want to be in Houston downtown. The room is small, but clean. The bathroom is very good, with clean and large tub.The only thing is that everything is slower than what you would prefer. Everyone is nice and friendly; however, it took a long time for me to have someone showing up at my table to get my order for lunch and then it took a long time to have it. The valet parking is very nice, but again slow. Nevertheless, it is a good place to stay for business, if you have don't mind the slow service.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Richmond, Texas, United States
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Attended a business function downtown and stayed the night at the Magnolia. My second stay in this hotel. Had a magnificent suite with fantastic views of downtown. The room was great including a full kitchen, dining and living areas. Bed was very comfortable and absolutely no outside noise during the night. Staff was very courteous and breakfast from room service was top notch. Highly recommend this hotel and already have to others. Additionally, location is extremely convenient to many venues in the downtown area.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We went to the Paul McCartney concert last night, and although we only live 30 miles away from downtown Houston, my husband didn't want to fight the traffic afterwards (or before), so booked us into the Magnolia for the night.

Boy, am I glad that he did.

It's in easy walking distance to Minute Maid Park, where Sir Paul was playing, and walking was MUCH quicker than driving in the hours preceding the concert, so we just valet parked our vehicle. When we checked in, and when we left, it was obvious that many, many of the clientele were concert attendees.

Afterwards, everyone had a huge buzz from such an outstanding event, and most of us were coming back to the hotel around midnight. Many others would be out partying afterwards. We were worried that things would be very noisy into the small hours, and that we wouldn't be able to sleep.

Not so! We realized that the hallways have been fitted with noise-muffling carpet, etc. We heard NOTHING all night from other guests - we could have been the only ones there.

Our room was beautifully decorated, with super comfy bed, and elegant bathroom. The quality of the bathroom products - shampoo/soaps/lotion, etc. is outstanding. We also loved the garden tubs in the bathroom.

In the morning, we enjoyed their breakfast buffet - truly outstanding. They had bacon, eggs, sausage, a huge variety of breads, including croissants, marble bread, a really tasty banana nut bread type thing, plus waffles, oatmeal, all kinds of cereal, many different varieties of fruit and juice, upscale yoghurt, and possibly other stuff I'm forgetting.

Everything was SPOTLESSLY clean, and the staff were outstanding.

When we left, were able to pick up the newspaper too!

LOVED it!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I was given a choice of two hotels to stay at as a guest at a wedding. I am really glad I chose the Magnolia. The service was incredible - they even drove us to the wedding and picked us up from the reception in their shuttle! The room was very (very!) clean and had everything we needed. They even delivered cookies to the room while we were at the reception. Everything about this hotel is first class. I would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This hotel is cool. It's in a historical building. Lobby is cool, rooms are nice- not wow. The thing I found odd is how dirty the place was. The halls had food crumbs on them. The bar are was the same. The hotel lobby was awesome but really smelled from the deli out front so the lobby smelled like burning pizza. The furniture in our room was scratched up and looked very worn. The nightstand had dried food on the side next to the chair and ottoman. Perhaps magnolia needs to spend more on housekeeping.

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Property: Magnolia Hotel Houston
Address: 1100 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-3114
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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 ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Houston
#13 Family Hotel in Houston
#16 Business Hotel in Houston
#17 Luxury 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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