by Eileen Ogintz
In the heart of the Museum District and downtown, near shopping and restaurants, Hotel ZaZa Houston is designed to give guests more than a place to sleep with its themed suites, Monarch Bistro and outdoor pool with views of the skyline and a veritable retreat. The hotel has 315 rooms, concept suites and “Magnificent Seven” suites. All guests receive free Wi-Fi, daily coffee service, plush robes and more. Some of the suites include a gourmet kitchenette with flatware and glassware, a washer and dryer in the suite and large soaking tub. Rooms feature one king or two full sized beds, espresso machines, iPod players, down pillows and rain forest showers. The Magnificent Seven Suites are themed. The two-bedroom Rock Star Suite, for example, features mirrored walls, rock star prints, two bedrooms, two and a half baths, a study and kitchenette. The Concept Suites include a Soho Loft and Houston We Have a Problem complete with space suit. The hotel is pet-friendly and there is complimentary shuttle service within 4 miles.
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- Concept suites
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I have stayed at Hotel ZaZa many times and love returning. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the location cannot be beat for museum and downtown access. The rooms are very nice and each one has a balcony which is a bonus. The restaurant downstairs is perfect to grab a nice lunch or dinner. My only complaint for this particular visit was the noise from the bar. We stayed on the third floor right above the restaurant/bar and they had a band playing for a private event until midnight. We were there on a week night and had a vey early meeting the next day. We placed several phone calls to the reception desk to no avail. However, the service the next day made up for the inconvenience. Upon checkout the front desk receptionist apologized and waived our valet charges. I received a personal email and phone call after our stay from the manager further apologizing and offering an upgrade for our next visit. Although inconvenienced, the staff and management handled it in a very professional way and I thank them for that. They informed me that will have some policy changes in the future. I will definitely return and appreciate their friendliness and top notch staff. Would definitely recommend.
Hotel ZaZa was the perfect place to help my daughter heal after serious arm surgery, and celebrate Mother's Day. Not only is the hotel welcoming, well appointed, the staff was amazing at making sure she was comfortable and had what we needed to have the best weekend under challenging conditions.
The food, spa, and location are wonderful! Will absolutely be staying there whenever I am in Houston!