by Eileen Ogintz
Enjoy contemporary style with a touch of luxury at the 259-room Whitehall in downtown Houston. The rooms are among the largest downtown and feature a blend of expected comforts with local touches. There is complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary cable and premium movie channels available on the large flat-screen TVs. There are complimentary “Southern Delights” cookies in the room to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea (there is a coffeemaker), complimentary bottled water and mattresses designed to conform to a guests’ shape for a more comfortable night’s sleep. Rooms have one king or two full-size beds. The deluxe king or double guestrooms have an extra half-bath. There is a rooftop swimming pool and sundeck with private cabanas and discounts at the nearby YMCA. The art & Parcel restaurant is outdoors with local bites while Edgar’s Hermano services authentic Mexican-Southern cuisine. There is also Buffalo Bayou Coffee.
Check-in is at noon; check-in is 3 p.m.
Our Editor Loves
- Rooftop pool
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We expected a lot based on the website and the reviews. Not all of it lives up to the reviews. It’s a bit battered and bruised and need a bit of a refresh- but if you need a base in Houston that’s 10-30 from most things. This is your spot.
The staff are very friendly and cannot help you enough. That is the only reason this is a 4 and not a 3
I stayed at the Whitehall while on business in houston. Not only was the room quiet and comfortable, but the staff made me feel at home. I ate several meals upstairs in the restaurant and had several apps at the fun outside bar; both were exceptional. I will continue to stay at the Whitehall anytime in houston.