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
by Tony N
Room was clean, service was great, and price was unbeatable for the quality of the room. Location was good, but after arriving found out was not as convenient to the venue as expected. Location was near the Galleria, and good restaurants were in easy drive. Parking was easy, if a little expensive.
We had a few days in Houston late September early October, primarily to visit the Johnson Space Centre. This hotel was fabulous - the room was clean and comfortable, staff were friendly and helpful, and the small shop in the foyer was handy. Bar in the foyer was a great place to relax after a long day out and about. Well located to get to the Galleria for shopping, and the hotel shuttle extremely useful to get around locally in Houston's heat. If we return to Houston, this is where we will stay.