Oct 2, 2023



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Fora’s Guide to Fabulous Hotels in Houston: 3 Top Choices

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Looking for great hotels in Houston? We have four solid recommendations for you, plus details on the awesome perks you can unlock at no extra charge when you book with us. 

Better yet: want tailored recommendations on everything from the best Houston hotels to exciting itinerary suggestions? Connect with Fora. We’ll hook you up with expert suggestions and tons of exciting extras to level up your vacation. 

The 3 best hotels in Houston, from The Post Oak to The Lancaster Hotel

Read on for a quick breakdown of three of our favorite hotels in Houston.

(Not sure what to do once you arrive? Check out our first timers’ guide to Houston.)

1. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston: a favorite Houston hotel among locals and travelers alike

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The Post Oak Hotel is a towering, five-star hotel neighboring The Galleria, Houston’s massive “shopping mecca.” This gorgeous hotel features lavish amenities and spacious rooms with sweeping views of the downtown skyline. The best rooms here look as if they’re furnished for royalty, but even standard rooms boast gorgeous chandeliers, tasteful art and opulent comforts.

The Post Oak Hotel also features Texas’ only Forbes five-star spa, a full-service salon and poolside cabanas. Oh, and how many hotels do you know of that allow you to arrive by helicopter?

Connect with Fora to level up your stay at The Post Oak Hotel.

Fora Perks at The Post Oak Hotel:

  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

2. Four Seasons Hotel Houston: high-class accommodations in Houston’s bustling Central Business District

Image courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Houston

As one of Houston’s best luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Houston delivers on the brand’s promise to provide guests with exceptional accommodations in the coolest places. By its own account, the hotel blends the best of “urban sophistication” with “bold Texas hospitality,” and we’re inclined to agree. The hotel has an urban chic vibe with occasional nods to more grandiose Texan styles, especially in common spaces. 

One thing you won’t find at other Downtown Houston hotels: the first-of-its-kind Topgolf Swing Suite, a lounge within Four Seasons Hotel Houston that features VR golf screens and bottle service.

(Visiting Texas’ capital, too? Check out the best hotels in Austin.)

Fora Perks at Four Seasons Hotel Houston:

  • When you book Four Seasons through Fora, you will enjoy exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Your advisor will be pleased to give you more details.

3. Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District: a cool boutique hotel in one of Houston’s coolest neighborhoods

Image courtesy of Hotel ZaZa Museum District

Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District is an excellent choice if you’re looking for upscale amenities and super-convenient access to the city’s top museums, such as the Houston Museum of Natural Science or the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (making this hotel in Houstin a great choice for art junkies).

Perhaps more acutely, travelers with an eye for art will especially appreciate this cool boutique hotel in Houston.

In sharp contrast with the chic and traditional styles of Four Seasons Hotel Houston and The Post Oak Hotel, Hotel ZaZa features a variety of bold and vibrant themes. For example, the hotel’s common areas blend muted vintage furniture and single-tone Renaissance-style statues with sudden pops of color for an effect that’s creative, unique and fun. 

Or take the “Houston We Have a Problem” suite, which honors Houston’s history as a NASA hub. The suite is furnished with mid-century modern decor, famous photos of early space exploration and other memorabilia. Not your thing? Maybe the “An Affair to Remember” or “Geisha House” suites — among others — are. 

Want more intel? Connect with Fora to level up your stay at Hotel ZaZa. (BTW: looking for more things to do around the city? Read our local’s guide to Houston.)

Fora Perks at Hotel ZaZa:

  • $25 food / beverage credit.

  • Welcome treat in room on arrival.

  • Upgrade & guaranteed late check-out.

Want to VIP your experience at the top hotels in Houston? Connect with Fora

By no means is this an exhaustive list of the best hotels in Houston. Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip, and we’ll help you narrow down all your options across the coolest neighborhoods in Houston. Even better, we’ll hook you up with complimentary travel perks and A+ itinerary recs to take your trip to a whole new level. 

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This article has been fact checked by Pro Fora Advisor Sara Wilcox, an expert on travel to Houston, Texas.

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