I recently spent two nights in a corner room on the 8th floor of the Hotel ZaZa. The view of Houston was as stunning as the room itself. Nice and big, clean, quiet and it had it's own patio. Perfect for breakfast and coffee, sitting in your ZaZa robe.
The staff is both polite and helpful, without being intrusive. While I didn't have time to frolic in the pool (on the 2nd floor) it looks like it be a great place to see and be seen at.
The restaurant and bar at the Monarch is very good. Good service and well prepared food. Some of the prices seem a tad high, but then again, you are eating in a hotel restaurant.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again when I'm in town.More