by Eileen Ogintz
One of the AAA-rated Four Diamond hotels in Houston, the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria has a casual vibe that should make families comfortable, though it is known as a business hotel. The location is convenient to shopping, museums, restaurants and other attractions, including the Houston Zoo. There are 485 freshly revamped guestrooms and suites. There is free Wi-Fi, a free shuttle within 3 miles of the hotel, outdoor pool on the fifth floor and a laundry room. Suites feature a separate living area and access to the Club Lounge. The Parlor Suites include a sofa bed, dining area for four and mini-refrigerator. All rooms feature a coffeemaker. The ARA Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features a menu highlighting locally sourced cuisine. Discover Axis has a small plates menu and there is an onsite shop for coffee and snacks, as well as 24-7 room service. Dogs up to 40 pounds are permitted.
Check-in time is 3 p.m.; check-out is noon.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Complimentary shuttle
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I have not stayed at a Sonesta before so was not sure what to expect , but the location and price where right. I was pleasantly surprised . nice lounge (Bar) also has a good restaurant. rooms were very clean .. and customer service was excellent. rooms could use an update. but nothing you couldn't deal with for a long weekend.
I always feel welcomed in the Club Lounge due to Milton. It's because of my interactions with Milton that I continue to stay at the Royal Sonesta every time I commute to Houston for work. Thank you Milton for the best customer service experience!