Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Houston, Texas, United States

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Pros

  • Within walking distance to many restaurants and two major shopping centers
  • Outdoor pool in sunny courtyard
  • Lobby bar features a large selection of premium liquors
  • 24-hour fitness center has modern equipment
  • Classy on-site restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Classically styled rooms have big comfy beds with crisp white bedding and fluffy pillows
  • Suites feature small kitchenettes with microwaves
  • Free shuttle within 3 miles of the hotel
  • Gilchrist & Soames toiletries
  • Pet-friendly: Dogs up to 40 pounds allowed to stay for a fee
  • Quiet floors available

Cons

  • No spa, but in-room massage services are available
  • Fees for Wi-Fi and parking

Bottom Line

The 485-room, business-oriented chain hotel is located off the busy West Loop freeway, within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The big lobby has comfy seating areas, and a large curving staircase stationed next to a baby grand piano adds wow factor. The classic, chain-like rooms have big, comfortable beds with crisp bedding and fluffy pillows, and leather arm chairs. Suites feature small kitchenettes, while all rooms have flat-screen TVs and minibars. The bathrooms are simple and clean and feature high-end Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. The Royal Sonesta has no on-site spa, but the concierge can arrange in-room massage services. Amenities include a modern fitness center, a classy restaurant and bar, and an outdoor pool in a sunny courtyard.

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 Location

Close to three airports and within walking distance of area shopping and dining

Royal Sonesta Houston is located along West Loop freeway. It's a safe area near The Galleria shopping mall, which has tons of high-end stores and restaurants, as well as an ice-skating rink. Downtown Houston is about a 15-minute drive away, as are major sports arenas and theaters. The beaches of Galveston Island can be reached in a little more than an hour.

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.

  • 22-minute drive to William P. Hobby Airport
  • 33-minute drive to Ellington Airport
  • 34-minute drive to George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • 2- to 15-minute walk to local and chain restaurants
  • 10-minute walk to Soho Galleria Mall
  • 11-minute walk to Houston Galleria Shopping Center
  • 3-minute drive to the beaches of Galveston
  • 12-minute drive to Discovery Green Park, an LEED-certified park
  • 12-minute drive to the Toyota Center and Reliant Stadium
  • 12-minute drive to the Houston Zoo
  • 16-minute drive to Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • 42-minute drive to Johnson Space Center
  • 46-minute drive to Kemah Boardwalk

 Bottom Line

The 485-room, business-oriented chain hotel is located off the busy West Loop freeway, within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The big lobby has comfy seating areas, and a large curving staircase stationed next to a baby grand piano adds wow factor. The classic, chain-like rooms have big, comfortable beds with crisp bedding and fluffy pillows, and leather arm chairs. Suites feature small kitchenettes, while all rooms have flat-screen TVs and minibars. The bathrooms are simple and clean and feature high-end Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. The Royal Sonesta has no on-site spa, but the concierge can arrange in-room massage services. Amenities include a modern fitness center, a classy restaurant and bar, and an outdoor pool in a sunny courtyard.

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Address

  • 2222 West Loop South Houston, 77027 United States of America

Room Types

  • Baron's Suite
  • Club InterContinental Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Director's Parlor Suite
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 485
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Houston, Texas
Address: 2222 West Loop South Houston, 77027 United States of America
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