Magnolia Hotel Houston, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Freebies include Wi-Fi, shoe shine, breakfast, evening reception and bedtime milk and cookies
  • This historic downtown landmark offers up funky, modern decor, attracting both couples and families
  • Home to the only rooftop pool in the city
  • A 24-hour fitness center has lots of up-to-date equipment 

Map & Directions

This hotel is 30 minutes from the airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $40-$45 one way.

Rooms & Rates

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Housed in what was originally the corporate headquarters for Shell Oil Company, the landmark Magnolia Hotel Houston has history to spare. With an awesome downtown location, guests will find themselves within 10 minutes' walking distance to Minute Maid Park, the Houston Ballet, Verizon Wireless Theater and tons of restaurants, bars and boutiques. 

Rooms are big, stylish and super comfortable, with chic marble bathrooms equipped with soaker tubs and huge showers. Freebies abound: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, shoe shines, evening reception, and bedtime milk and cookies, which kids get a kick out of. 

It's the kind of property at which some guests will expect a spa and be disappointed when there isn't one; however, the rooftop pool is beautiful, with amazing views of the city, and a 24-hour fitness center has modern equipment.  

From the press:
  • "A modern boutique hotel in an excellent downtown location" -- Rough Guide
  • "Bedding and linens are amazing, some of the best we've experienced" -- Fodor's



  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 33 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 25 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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