1777 Walker Street, Houston, Texas 77010, 713-654-1777, 1000 guest rooms
The Marriott Marquis awaits you with 1,000 rooms and an abundance of meeting space. A one-of-a-kind Texas-shaped lazy river, rooftop infinity pool, and special events pavilion overlooking Avenida Houston establish the hotel as a cosmopolitan oasis. The 29-story hotel offers 52 meeting rooms, a 39,000 square-foot ballroom and a junior ballroom, and 40 suites, including four vice-presidential suites and two presidential suites. Its iconic, 530-foot-long, Texas-shaped lazy river pool sits 110 feet in the air surrounded by the downtown skyline. Six food and beverage outlets, including two specialty restaurants (one helmed by acclaimed chef Hugo Ortega) and a two-story sports bar dubbed Biggio's, offer guests a myriad of culinary choices and experiences. It is connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center via skybridge.
1600 Lamar, Houston, Texas 77010, 713-739-8000, 1,200 guest rooms
With 1,200 rooms, the Hilton Americas is Houston’s largest hotel and, by many measures, its best. The 24-story, state-of-the-art hotel is connected via skybridge to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Members of Hilton honors program can check in with a state-of-the-art digital key that provides room access via their smart phones. The Hilton also offers a FedEx Office® Print & Ship Center, 1600 Bar + Grille, Pappasito's Cantina, and a Texas-sized Starbucks in the lobby. The hotel offers 91,500 square feet of meeting space, including a 40,000 square foot ballroom. Coming soon is the R24, an executive rooftop lounge on the 24th floor. The hotel completed an $11 million renovation in 2011 and was the first property in the state to receive Green Seal certification. In addition to low-energy fixtures and energy-saving lightbulbs, the Hilton has an extensive recycling program.
1515 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas, 77010, 713-739-9100 252 guest rooms
Embassy Suites was one of the first ventures to recognize the value of proximity to Discovery Green. Opened in 2011, the 252-suite hotel sits perched over the southwest corner of the park just two blocks from the George R. Brown Convention Center. The hotel features two-room suites with separate living areas, private bedrooms and wet bars, plus flexible meeting and event space, a rooftop pool and spa, 24-hour fitness center, the street-level Hearsay on the Green restaurant and two levels of underground valet parking. Of course, all Embassy Suites are known for their complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and manager’s reception each evening.
Hampton Inn Houston Downtown
710 Crawford Street, Houston, Texas 77010, 713-224-0011, 170 guest rooms
The downtown Hampton Inn is centrally located to everything and it’s easy to see why travelers choose it for easy access to the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center and BBVA Compass Stadium. This property has all the bases covered: a free hot breakfast daily, free Wi-Fi in every room, a roofscape pool on the fourth floor with park views, free shuttles within the downtown area, a 24-hour business center and additional amenities made possible by partnering with Homewood Suites under the same shared roof.
710 Crawford Street, Houston, Texas 77010, 713-224-0710, 130 guest rooms
Homewood Suites, located in the heart of Houston, is within easy walking distance of the George R. Brown Convention Center and attractions such as Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, BBVA Compass Stadium and Discovery Green. Hotel guests enjoy spacious one- or two-bedroom suites with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily. Other amenities feature enough space for work, study or entertaining, including a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, coffee-maker and microwave oven, two telephones with dataports and voice-mail.
1520 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas, 77002, 713-228-1520 200 guest rooms
Experience Houston like never before at The Westin Downtown, a refreshing and pet-friendly hotel located in the heart of the city’s bustling business and entertainment district. The Westin Downtown is positioned directly across from Minute Maid Park, and is only a short walking distance from the Toyota Center and BBVA Compass Stadium. The hotel is also conveniently close to the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green and the Houston METRORail for easy transportation throughout the downtown area.
Each room at The Westin Downtown is lavishly-outfitted with modern furnishings and accents; complimentary Wi-Fi and daily newspapers; and all of Westin’s signature services and amenities, including the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed—an oasis of lush sheets, a down duvet and a patented pillow-top mattress. Guests can unwind in the Heavenly® Bath or shower, stocked with White Tea Aloe bath amenities or take advantage of in-room spa services. Finish your relaxation wrapped in a Heavenly® Robe.