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Modern, sleek, four-pearl hotel with stylish dining and lounging areas
Palm trees, flowers, and a water fountain decorate the entrance to the 23-story Royal Sonesta Hotel. Inside, the lobby is sleek with a modern front desk and a chic, artsy ceiling light installation. The lounge has stylish seating areas with gold room dividers, patterned carpeting, and velvety chairs and plush couches in purple hues. The restaurant on-site has wooden floors, a recessed ceiling, and a small wine cellar. Guests can also reserve a private dining experience at the Chef’s Table with a prix fixe dinner and interaction with the chef in a country kitchen inspired area with a wooden table under a pretty chandelier. For guests staying in the Concierge Level floors, free breakfast and evening refreshments are served in a private lounge with TVs and magazines.
Off the interstate near The Galleria shopping mall
The Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston is located along the West Loop Freeway near other hotels, restaurants, and shops. It’s a five-minute drive to The Galleria, Texas’ largest shopping center with over 400 stores and restaurants and two hotels. Downtown Houston is about a 15-minute drive away, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport is a little over a half hour drive. This property offers good value for guests that don't need to be in the heart of downtown Houston.
Modern rooms with chic furnishings
Rooms at the hotel are particularly posh with stylish accent pillows, modern geometric carpeting, and classy, black headboards. Modern chaise lounge chairs or corner couches offer additional seating, and business travelers will likely appreciate the wooden desks. Rooms have 42-inch flat-screen TVs, iPhone clock radios, laptop size electronic safes, Keurig coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms in Deluxe Rooms have shower/tub combos and Bulgari bath products, and suites are available with whirlpool tubs and separate showers. Concierge Level Rooms have fresh orchids, loofah sponges, slippers and bathrobes, and come with two free bottles of water.
Restaurant and lounge, coffee shop, pool, and fitness center
The Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston has a stylish restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a cozy lounge with happy hour specials. A chef’s table is available with a reservation. There’s also a coffee shop with pastries and snacks available for purchase. The hotel has a large fitness center with elliptical and treadmill machines with personal LCD screens, resistance machines, and hand weights. There’s also a small rooftop pool and whirlpool open in warm weather. Free shuttle service is available to The Galleria shopping center and other locations within a two-mile radius. The hotel has 23 meeting and breakout rooms including a ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Wi-Fi throughout is free.
The 485-room Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston is an upscale, chain hotel located near one of Houston's high-end shopping areas. Popular with business travelers, this property has chic rooms with stylish furnishings, geometric carpets, and Bulgari bath products. There are a fitness center with a variety of equipment, a rooftop pool, and a restaurant and lounge on-site. There’s a small coffee shop at the hotel where guests can purchase snacks, but it’s not open 24 hours a day. Additional perks like free breakfast and afternoon cocktails come with Concierge Level Rooms. For guests that don’t need to stay in the downtown area, Royal Sonesta offers a good value. Wi-Fi is free throughout.