Hotel Derek Houston Galleria
What We Love
- Chauffeured stretch SUV to take you to attractions within a three-mile radius
- Seriously pet-friendly
- A hoppin' bar scene and first-rate American comfort food (think grilled beef tagliata and pistachio-crusted lamb chops) at the hotel restaurant
- Re-styled pool area features a three-story, western-themed movie wall on the side of the hotel's parking garage
What To Know
- A groovy-meets-cozy vibe, with burnt orange and wood accents and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and free WiFi
- Hotel is popular with business travelers
- Self-parking is $20 per day, valet parking is at $28 per day
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
At the Hotel Derek, decorative touches abound from the ground up — starting with the lobby’s gleaming black-granite floor, set in a herringbone pattern. It’s a handsome base for cowhide rugs (in case you forget you’re in Texas) and an imaginative mix of lounge paraphernalia. Thanks to a multi-million dollar renovation in 2013, all 312 guestrooms have a groovy-meets-cozy vibe, with bold a color scheme, exposed pipes and hardwood floors adding a modern spin. Platform beds are eminently comfortable, while bathrooms have wall-to-wall mirrors, rainwater showerheads and high-end toiletries. Back downstairs, Derek is enhanced with a hoppin’ bar scene and first-rate American comfort food at Revolve Kitchen + Bar, a striking restaurant with a glossy black-and-purple decor. Choose between delectable eats from Executive Chef Shannen Tune such as the hangover hamburger (cheddar, bacon, potato hash and a sunny-side-up egg) or order lamb meatballs with polenta, olives, feta, smoked tomatoes and pine nut gremolata. And perhaps one of the best features of this hip hotel is the re-styled pool area that has a three-story, western-themed movie wall on the side of the hotel’s parking garage.
In the Area
You can’t visit Texas without eating barbecue, and the place to do that in Houston is Goode Company, not far from the hotel. The brisket goes down easy, along with lip-smacking sides such as jalapeño cheese bread. Buy some sauce and the famous pecan pie to bring a bit of Texas home with you. Afterwards, walk it off with a quick stroll over to a three-acre open space that features the 64-foot Gerald D. Hines Waterwall. Designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the waterfall is a striking urban oasis, with water sliding down a curved wall of black obsidian. Then, take in some culture at the Menil Collection, where you can find artists ranging from Warhol to Matisse and Dali, or the serene nondenominational Rothko Chapel, where pieces by that master of understatement, Mark Rothko, invite you to sit, contemplate and reduce your blood pressure.
How to Get There
Booked the hotel to take a day off from life. Room was clean and the staff was friendly. Went to the bar later that night with my husband. Ordered food to go. The Derek Burger was really good. I would stay again.
The condition of the in room accommodations were below par. The bathroom tub was dirty and clogged while showering. The bathroom door handle was missing and the handle of the sink broken. The walls/surfaces were scuffed throughout the room and looked dirty. When I complained they offered to send an engineer to my room at 10PM as I was preparing f for bed. A $15 service fee was waived at checkout.
Great access to downtown Houston and lovely staff...the food was ok. We relax at splash pool and had drinks we could see the city lights. Despite being close to downtown it was still like a nice little retreat.
I first checked into the hotel on June 11, 2018 and was immediately smitten by the ambience of the hotel. The lobby has a number of sitting areas with beautiful settees. My room looked lovely and clean, just as shown on the Internet. I would definitely stay here again!
Great designer atmosphere with cool art and quirky furniture...
Unique hotel events like movies by the Splash pool and Lady Derek tasting...
A fun bar with pool tables...
Awesome breakfast spread including custom omlettes