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Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

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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 International Airport and visitors can expect to pay approximately $75 in cab fare to reach the destination. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Formerly the Intercontinental, Texas’ first Royal Sonesta property underwent a multimillion dollar renovation project to the lobby, common spaces and 23-stories of guest rooms to earn its regal title. Located in the swanky Uptown Galleria district, the hotel is just 10 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 complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails. All accommodations feature free Wi-Fi.

Locally-sourced, 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

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • 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

Internet

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

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers

Parking

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • 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).

Fees

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 21 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 28 per person (one way)
  • 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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