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"The location is great" -- Frommer's

The Sam Houston Hotel

Houston, TX
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Extremely convenient downtown location
  • Complimentary shuttle service within three miles & Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • The bedrooms were renovated in 2013

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1117 Prairie Street
Houston, TX, 77002
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Just like its namesake, The Sam Houston Hotel offers historical significance and is a keystone in the downtown area. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and has stood in its current spot since the early 20th century. The interior is modern, yet retains a historic air, and is in an excellent location for exploring the city's landmarks -- Minute Maid Park (home to the local baseball team, Houston Astros), the aquarium, the theatre district, and University are all within a 10-minute walk. There is also a complimentary shuttle service within three miles. 

On-site, there's the *17 restaurant, where a continental breakfast is served each morning. Lunch and dinner is an all-American affair, with ribs, steak and 'honey lacquer' chicken. After dinner, pop into The Sam Bar for a cognac or cocktail. Bar snacks are also available. 

All of the guest rooms and suites were redesigned in 2013 and feature free Wi-Fi, a Keurig coffee maker and views of downtown. Upgrade to a Suite for more space and a pull-out sofa in the living room area.  

From the press:
  • “It's modern, yes, but it's also easily the most elegant, comfortable hotel lobby in town” -- Travel + Leisure
  • “The location is great, just 2 blocks from the ballpark and Main Street” -- Frommer’s
  • “The hotel's restaurant, 17, is just as modern and attracts a hip international crowd of epicures hungry for contemporary American food” -- Fodor’s


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Complimentary chauffeur service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Crib available on request, free of charge. Extra beds are not available.


  • Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $50 per stay on checkout.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

Guests flying into Houston Hobby Airport can expect approximately a 20-minute drive to the hotel. Cab fare is approximately $30 one way. The Sam Houston Hotel is approximately a 25-minute car ride from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Cab fare is approximately $50 one way. Valet parking at the hotel is $28 nightly.


  • 1117 Prairie Street
  • Houston, TX, 77002
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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