Hotel Indigo Houston at the Galleria Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Houston, Texas, United States

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Pros

  • Within walking distance of the Houston Galleria
  • Rooms are fun and upbeat, with bright hues and nautical decor
  • Oversized beds feature comfy pillows and printed duvets
  • Small fitness center has modern equipment
  • All rooms feature small kitchenettes; suites have microwaves
  • Modern bathrooms have walk-in showers
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Free parking -- a rarity in the Houston area

Cons

  • No pool
  • Showers don't have doors
  • Free weights in the fitness center are beat up
  • Air-conditioning units are noisy

Bottom Line

From the outside, the 131-room Hotel Indigo resembles the Embassy Suites chain across the way, but its interior is considerably more stylish. Cool cobalt blue walls, striped chairs, and beachy murals make it feel like a beach resort in the center of Houston. The rooms are fresh and bright, with tall ceilings and nautical-themed furnishings. Small kitchenettes feature sinks, tiny coffeemakers, and mini-fridges; microwaves are featured in all suites as well, and in standard rooms upon request. Modern bathrooms have walk-in showers, half enclosed with glass (there's no door). Crossroads Bistro & Bar serves casual fare for breakfast and dinner, and the small fitness center has modern equipment (though the free weights are beat up). Business travelers will likely appreciate the business center and meeting rooms, as shopping-minded visitors will appreciate the proximity to the Houston Galleria.

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 Location

Within a half hour's drive of three major airports, and within walking distance of restaurants, bars, and shopping

The Hotel Indigo is a 15-minute drive from Downtown Houston, near the Galleria Shopping Center, Winsor Plaza Shopping Center, and a bus stop (though most visitors will choose to drive).

They say everything's bigger in Texas, and Houston definitely lives up to that. Characterized by steamy summer days and mild winter nights, the thriving metropolis sprawls over a flat landscape punctuated by tall, stately buildings and winding roadways. Major areas include East End, Montrose, Downtown, and the Kirby districts, but shopping, restaurants, and other attractions can be found off most major highways.

As the country's fourth biggest city, Houston is home to several major sports franchises, including the Astros, Rockets, and Texans, as well as the Johnson Space Center, where visitors can hear the infamous line, "Houston, we have a problem" from Apollo 13.

  • 24-minute drive to William P. Hobby Airport
  • 37-minute drive to George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • 1- to 7-minute walk to the nearest bus stops
  • 2- to 7-minute walk to bars and restaurants
  • 5-minute walk to Williams Waterwall
  • 9-minute walk to Windsor Plaza Shopping Center
  • 12-minute walk to Houston Galleria Shopping Center
  • 11-minute drive to Memorial Park
  • 11-minute drive to River Oaks Country Club
  • 13-minute drive to Hermann Park and Rice University
  • 14-minute drive to the Toyota Center
  • 15-minute drive to Minute Maid Park
  • 16-minute drive to Downtown Houston
  • 16-minute drive to the Houston Ballet
  • 16-minute drive to Discovery Green Park
  • 16-minute drive to Verizon Wireless Theater
  • 44-minute drive to Johnson Space Center
  • 48-minute drive to Kemah Boardwalk
  • 1-hour-and-10-minute drive to Galveston Island

 Bottom Line

From the outside, the 131-room Hotel Indigo resembles the Embassy Suites chain across the way, but its interior is considerably more stylish. Cool cobalt blue walls, striped chairs, and beachy murals make it feel like a beach resort in the center of Houston. The rooms are fresh and bright, with tall ceilings and nautical-themed furnishings. Small kitchenettes feature sinks, tiny coffeemakers, and mini-fridges; microwaves are featured in all suites as well, and in standard rooms upon request. Modern bathrooms have walk-in showers, half enclosed with glass (there's no door). Crossroads Bistro & Bar serves casual fare for breakfast and dinner, and the small fitness center has modern equipment (though the free weights are beat up). Business travelers will likely appreciate the business center and meeting rooms, as shopping-minded visitors will appreciate the proximity to the Houston Galleria.

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Address

  • 5160 Hidalgo St Houston, 77056 United States of America

Room Types

  • Accessible King Room
  • Accessible Two Queen Room
  • Accessible Two Queen Suite
  • Executive King Suite
  • King Leisure Room
  • King Suite
  • Presidential Suite
  • Standard Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 131
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Houston, Texas
Address: 5160 Hidalgo St Houston, 77056 United States of America
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