Houston, TX

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

Alice Wu
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond hotel near upscale shopping
  • Past guests include Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige and former President George W. Bush
  • Complimentary shuttle within a three-mile radius
  • Features an outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center

"For guests that don’t need to stay in the downtown area, Royal Sonesta offers a good value" -- Oyster.com


Map & Directions

The hotel is a 30-minute drive from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and visitors can expect to pay approximately $75 in cab fare to reach the destination. 

Rooms & Rates

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Formerly the Intercontinental, Texas’ first Royal Sonesta property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation project to earn its regal title. Located in the swanky Uptown Galleria district, the hotel is just 15 minutes from downtown Houston.

Rooms feature custom-designed furnishings, contemporary art, crisp white bedding and oversized windows with views of downtown, the Galleria or Memorial Park. Suites accommodate larger groups and families with sofa beds and dining areas. Upgrading to the Concierge Level gains access for guests to a private lounge for a complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails. All accommodations feature free Wi-Fi.

Globally inspired cuisine is paired with selections from the generous wine cellar at ARA restaurant against a backdrop of hardwood floors and banquette leather booths. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For after-dinner drinks, visitors can gather at Axis Lounge or come early for happy-hour specials starting at 5pm Sunday-Thursday. 

To accommodate even the busiest travelers, the hotel offers 24-hour in-room dining and a fitness center open around the clock. Those looking to soak up the Texas sunshine can head to the fifth-floor outdoor pool, and a complimentary shuttle transports guests within a three-mile radius of the hotel.

From the press:
  • "Execs consider the 485-room, 23-story tower one of the best choices in town" -- Gayot.com
  • "An upscale, chain hotel located near one of Houston's high-end shopping areas" -- Oyster.com



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


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

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Video games on request


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


  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Pets: Pets allowed

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: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • 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.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 14 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 22.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 32.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per day
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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 50 per night

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.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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