Top 3 Boutique Hotels in Houston

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Top 3 Boutique Hotels in Houston
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Houston has character and everywhere you turn you'll find a new restaurant, a cool hotel, or you'll hear a different language being spoken. Each of these boutique hotels in Houston have their own vibe, from boutique luxury to funky and fun. Enjoy immersing yourself in the city's rich culture!

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La Colombe d'Or Hotel and Restaurant

Simple, stone-walled hotel decorated with art from the 1920s and offers relaxing rooms and suites.

The WhiteHall - Houston, TX

Experience southern charm and elegance at The Whitehall. Located in the heart of historic Houston, Texas, this boutique hotel offers refined accommodations, upscale dining, and a blend of modern comforts with classic sophistication. Ideal for business travelers and those seeking a taste of Houston's rich history, it's the perfect destination for a stylish and convenient stay. Whether you're enjoying a meal at Edgar's Hermano or exploring nearby cultural attractions, The Whitehall promises a delightful and memorable visit to the Bayou City.

Hotel Granduca

Discover luxury and Italian-inspired elegance at Hotel Granduca. Located in the vibrant city of Houston, Texas, this boutique hotel offers lavish accommodations, gourmet dining, and a European-inspired atmosphere. Ideal for travelers seeking a sophisticated retreat, it's the perfect destination for indulgence and relaxation. Whether you're lounging by the pool, savoring Italian cuisine, or exploring Houston's cultural offerings, Hotel Granduca promises a sumptuous and memorable stay in the heart of the city.

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Hotel Granduca

This five-star Tuscan-inspired hotel will knock you off your feet. A perfect blend of European elegance and Texan hospitality, you won't want to leave!

As soon as you step into the lobby, you're transported to an Italian villa. The architecture, decor and timeless charm will make you glad you got to call this home for your stay in Houston. And the staff are absolutely amazing and will make you feel welcomed from the moment they see you.

The rooms at Hotel Granduca are spacious, comfortable and equipped with modern amenities. Whether you opt for a room with a city view or one overlooking the lush courtyard and pool, you're in for a treat.

Culinary enthusiasts will be delighted by Ristorante Cavour, the hotel's on-site dining gem. With a menu that pays homage to the flavors of Northern Italy, it's a culinary journey you won't want to miss. The attentive waitstaff and an extensive wine list complement the exquisite dishes, creating a dining experience that is simply unforgettable.

Hotel Granduca's central location puts you within easy reach of The Galleria, the Museum District and downtown, making it a perfect choice for both leisure and business travelers.

La Colombe d'Or

If you're seeking a boutique hotel in Houston that combines art, culture, and luxury, La Colombe d'Or is where you'll want to be. This hotel's unique character is evident in every corner, a testament to its history as a private residence turned art haven.

This is a true luxury boutique hotel with only 32 guest suites. From cozy, intimate spaces to expansive suites with stunning views of the city, La Colombe d'Or caters to a wide range of preferences.

During your stay, dining at La Colombe d'Or's restaurant, Tonight & Tomorrow, is an absolute must. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this French-inspired bistro is a perfect introduction into Houston's impeccable international foodie scene. Don't miss out on the craft cocktails or a glass of wine from their extensive international menu.

One of the hotel's most interesting features is its extensive art collection. With over 400 pieces in their collection, you'll encounter an array of paintings and sculptures from renowned artists just strolling the halls and sculpture garden.

Located in Houston's artsy Montrose neighborhood, you're just moments away from Houston's Museum District and a short drive from downtown. So, whether you're exploring the art and food scene or here for business, this boutique hotel in Houston offers a prime location.

The Whitehall Hotel

Looking for a boutique hotel in Houston located minutes from your business meetings downtown? The iconic Whitehall is what you want! This hotel really has a timeless feel about it from the moment you walk in with a mix of classic, beautiful architecture and modern decor.

The guest rooms at The Whitehall are a haven from the busy Houston streets. With one of the most spacious room layouts in the city, it will be easy to relax and unwind after a day of business meetings or exploring the city.

The Whitehall also has three great on-site dining options. From grab-and-go at Buffalo Bayou Coffee, happy hour cocktails at Part & Parcel, and a delicious sit-down Tex-Mex dinner at Edgar's Hermano, you don't even need to leave the hotel.

The rooftop pool offers views of the city and a great chance to cool off from the Houston heat. The hotel's central location places you within easy reach of Houston's top attractions, including the Theater District, Discovery Green Park, and Minute Maid Park. Whether you're here for business or leisure, you'll find everything you need close by.

Need to Know

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Texas. In need of further inspiration? Check out ‘s guide, A Local's Guide to Houston.

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