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The Houstonian
Ranked #13 of 517 Hotels in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights last week in a 4th floor room. The price was very low for what you get. The concierge room afternoon snacks and drinks, evening desert and cognac and morning breakfast were just lovely. The room was spacious and quiet. Room service was always so fast and generous, especially for the cost. We used the pool 3 times and my 6 year old loved it. I enjoyed the waterfall water slide a few times myself. I loved the attentive poolside snack bar service. Don't bother with self parking as it is only $5 cheaper than valet and you wind up carrying your own bags up 2 flights of stairs. I had my wedding reception here years ago and they have not slipped at all in their high quality of service and facilities. I was surprised that staying as a hotel guest here would be such a great experience for not much money when my wedding reception experience was a great experience with a not-surprising high price tag. Every single employee I encountered was very helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: Staying on the 4th floor is worth it.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

When you turn into the lush green forest and gardens of the Houstonian property you leave the concrete and traffic jams behind and enter a mini-resort haven. The hotel staff are exceptionally friendly adding to the traditional old-world atmosphere you would except at a top-level private country club. And that is an extra most hotels can't or don't offer: a health club and spa that is one of the best anywhere in the country. From the three swimming pools (including a pristine lap pool) to the indoor basketball and rock climbing, to the massive gym and tranquil spa, the place has it all. And if you like yoga classes, or other fitness classes, they go on all day and offer something for all levels. So being in Houston on business, you can drain away any stress the second you return to the hotel, and then enjoy cocktails in the bar, or a wonderful meal in Olivette, the main restaurant. Houston offers a lot of fun nightlife and great restaurants, but when you're staying at the Houstonian, its hard to leave.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The hotel was really nice and once you enter the grounds you wonder if your really still in Houston. We took advantage of the spa and workout facility and was not disappointed. The restaurant, Olivette, was very good and our waiter Eduardo was exceptional. The live music at "the bar" was also very good. We look forward to returning very soon as this Hotel quickly became on of our favorites. The location to the Galleria is perfect and everything else is very accessible.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This was definitely the best U.S. city hotel experience I've had. The service, the rooms, the grounds, and the facilities were all superb. The use of the club is a tremendous benefit -- you can take fitness classes, use the enormous gym, pools, and locker rooms. All the details are taken care of and everyone on the staff at every level was friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and they aren't chincy with the towels. I will return! My only suggestion for improvement would be to have better coffee.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Stayed a weekend for Relax and Shopping, The Houstonian is one of a kind Hotel, right in the middle of everything in Houston (Galleria area), a forest within the big City; the hotel are well maintained with a real complementary Wi-Fi High Speed Internet , great pools, restaurant, huge fitness center and Spa,the hotel is a blend of elegance and casual resort, despite is a 1980's hotel looks renovated and updated (flat screens, furniture, baths renovated), great service I definitely recommend this hotel,

By the way, the best part it was not as pricey as other Texan Resorts

Room Tip: Room facing to the woods are quiet, 200s rooms are at lobby level, 100s below, I would request 300...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

I stayed at the Houstonian for 4 nights in August 2012 for a company meeting and loved it. The service was wonderful, the rooms are very nice, the on-site athletic facilities are spectacular and the food was excellent. If they sold condos I'd probably buy one.

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1. The hotel has 3 pools, one for laps, one for adults and one for families. The family pool has a slide that our 12 month-old son loved.
2. The athletic facilities (part of the associated health club) are second to none. They have all kinds of classes, tennis, weights, a jogging track (indoor & outdoor), a climbing wall and even a kids' jungle gym.
3. The location is about 5-10 minutes from the Galleria and all the restaurants and activities nearby. Unless there's a hotel shuttle that I missed you will need a car as you can't really walk anywhere off the hotel's grounds.

My only complaint is that the grounds are so sprawling that it can be difficult for new arrivals to know exactly where to go. Once you get your bearings, however, it's an absolutely wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for two nights to attend a wedding. Could not say enough about the service, staff, cleanliness, pools, running trails, etc. Every member of the staff seemed so genuinely friendly and attentive to guest needs. An extra touch came as I finished a run and was greeted by the doorman with a towel and cold bottle of water. I will definitely recommend this hotel and hope to return for another stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Houstonian

Address: 111 N Post Oak Ln, Houston, TX 77024-7703
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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Houston
#8 Luxury Hotel in Houston
#11 Family Hotel in Houston
#12 Romantic Hotel in Houston
#21 Business Hotel in Houston
Price Range: $191 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Houstonian 4.5*
Number of rooms: 291
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Houston’s historic gems, this property is known for its grace, comfort and unparalleled guest experience. Located in the heart of Houston, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star, 18-acre retreat that defines authentic Texas luxury. The floor-to-ceiling wooded views envelop guests in a natural environment while offering the modern amenities and luxuries of home. Local areas of interest such as Downtown Houston, Memorial Park and The Galleria are just minutes away, offering guests the opportunity to escape into the city – not from it. ... more   less 
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Houstonian Hotel Houston
Houstonian Resort Houston

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