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Houston is one of the largest cities in America, with a sprawling footprint and so many things to see and do. Travelers to Houston also have many options available to them for accommodations ranging from high-end luxury hotels to budget options to local Airbnb properties. For example, there are many Marriott hotels around the city to help you feel welcome and accommodated while gaining special perks for your loyalty. Here’s our list of the best Marriott hotels in Houston to choose from.
Travelers can stay at the Magnolia Hotel Houston and enjoy Marriott Bonvoy benefits and a boutique hotel vibe. It has chic rooms and suites, a 24-hour fitness center, and a rooftop lap pool. When you stay here, you’ll be near lots of local attractions, including Minute Maid Ballpark, the George R. Brown Convention Center, and numerous corporate headquarters. You’ll enjoy the expanded happy hour, while business travelers can use the business center with computer access and high-speed Wi-Fi. This is also a top pet-friendly hotel in Houston that requires no deposit and welcomes all sizes and breeds of dogs. Extended stay options are available for longer trips in Houston.
This hotel is in downtown Houston and connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center. It has a famous Texas-shaped lazy river, as well as a full-service spa, modern fitness center, and numerous dining options. For business travelers and for events, there are 150,000 square feet of event space, meeting rooms, a ballroom, and outdoor terrace and pavilion. Biggio’s Sports Bar is a great place to be on game day, while the Walker Street Kitchen serves unique flavors and Cueva offers wine and tapas.
The St. Regis Houston is a luxury hotel in Uptown with a spa, excellent on-site dining, and just moments from the Museum District and the Galleria. Remington Restaurant serves unique American cuisine, while the bar makes great cocktails and features live music. There’s the Astor Ballroom that’s popular for weddings and conferences, as well as a 24-hour concierge and butler service offered. Up to one pet per room is welcome with a $200 fee. Guests can enjoy a hot breakfast for a fee, while a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour room service, and salon services for men and women are available.
Hotel ICON is a Houston Marriott hotel that has modern rooms, including spacious suites. It is in the heart of the city’s entertainment, sports, legal, and business districts. The hotel offers a complimentary downtown shuttle service, a fitness center, covered parking, and the award-winning Line & Lariat Restaurant and Lounge. It’s the only hotel on the 7.5-mile Metro Lightrail line to get you to Reliant Stadium and Arena and the Texas Medical Center. You can walk to many restaurants and venues from here and enjoy whirlpool tubs and rain showers in the rooms. The modern hotel welcomes up to two pets per room, one dog 70 pounds max or two dogs 35 pounds max, with a $100 cleaning fee. Beauty & Beyond Skin Care & Spa is the on-site spa that takes appointments during guest stays.
Stay at the Westin Houston Downtown to be close to Minute Maid Park and the George R. Brown Convention Center, as well as to keep yourself healthy while traveling. There’s a fitness center, New Balance athletic gear to borrow, and on-site dining options. The rooms are modern and pet-friendly with up to one pet per room allowed for a $100 fee. When hunger strikes, head to Vic & Anthony’s Houston for steak, Ballpark Café for casual dining, and Bean & Bread for coffee and pastries.
Aloft is also a Marriott-brand hotel, and this one is stylish, creative, and fun. It’s near the Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. You’ll enjoy playing a game a pool in the lounge, listening to live music in the bar, and staying in shape at the on-site fitness center. Wi-Fi is complimentary at the hotel, which also has a pool and a lovely terrace with cityscape views. Pets are welcome here, and grab-and-go breakfast options are available.
JW Marriott Houston Downtown is another top Marriott pick in Houston and in the historic Samuel F. Carter skyscraper. It has 16,000 square feet of event space, making it a top pick among business travelers. There’s also a spa here, Houston-themed restaurant, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Pets are welcome here for a $125 fee. A hot breakfast is available for a fee, while other perks are the onsite fitness center, valet dry-cleaning, limo service, and 24-hour room service.
The Westin Galleria puts you in modern accommodations in the heart of Houston and with easy access to the Galleria mall. NRG Stadium and Rice University are also close by. There’s a nutritious restaurant on site, as well as a lobby bar, 24-hour fitness studio, and rooftop pool with city views. Perks include complimentary parking and 24-hour room service, while a full American breakfast is available for a fee. Up to two dogs that are up to 40 pounds are welcome here.
You can also stay at Westin Houston, Memorial City when you’re in Houston if you want direct access to Memorial City Mall and Gateway Memorial City. The Museum of Fine Arts and Houston Zoo are close by too. Guest perks at the Westin Houston, Memorial City include a 24-hour business center, over 32,000 square feet of venue space, fitness studio, and rooftop infinity pool. You can bring your dog up to 40 pounds here for a $100 fee. Guests can dine at the American restaurant on site or order 24-hour room service.
JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria is another Galleria-area hotel that lets you stay true to your loyalty to Marriott. It is across the street from the Galleria and also near the zoo and aquarium. There’s a rooftop pool, as well as 40,000 square feet of event space, while the on-site restaurant Stray Horse serves classic dishes for all meals. A full American breakfast is available for a fee.
Consider staying at Courtyard by Marriott Houston Downtown/Convention Center to enjoy its ergonomic workspaces and free Wi-Fi. It is easy to access the House of Blues Houston and Toyota Center from here, while the on-site bistro serves a menu of casual fare. If you’re getting ready for a big night out, there is a barber and a beauty shop on site, as well as valet dry-cleaning and coin-operated laundry machines.
Aloft Houston by the Galleria is another great Aloft hotel in Houston in the Galleria area, just blocks away from the mall. This hotel has a bar, 24/7 pantry, lounge, and complimentary Wi-Fi. It also offers guests an indoor pool and fitness center to stay active. Aloft Houston by the Galleria has a collection of spacious rooms, some of which are pet-friendly. Grab-and-go breakfast is available for a fee, and coin-operated laundry and valet dry-cleaning are offered.
SpringHill Suites is a Marriott brand hotel with a branch in the downtown area of Houston. Stay at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Houston Downtown/Convention Center to be in an all-suite hotel near the convention center and to enjoy the free breakfast buffet each morning. This is one of the few Marriott hotels in the city that offers free breakfast. There’s a 24/7 fitness center, free high-speed Wi-Fi, and business services.
The AC Hotel by Marriott Houston Downtown is in the Midtown area and has a modern and creative vibe you’ll love. The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, tapas lounge, and business center. It also has one of the most affordable pet fees in the city at just $50 for one dog or cat per room. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast for a fee or stop by the sundry/convenience store for snacks. Valet dry-cleaning and car rental are available at the hotel for guests.