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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This hotel was outdated. Their room doors have about a 3 inch open space at the bottom so you can hear everything in the hallway. The bed wasn’t completely made and they never brought up the comforter. Nobody at the front desk answer the phone.
I stayed in the balcony room. Really nice Enjoyed myself Clean Disregard all negative reviews. You do pay to park and the $15 are the only extra fees I received but they tell you I live in Texas but in country this was a nice change of scenery I gave service a 1 because I didn’t use it so I didn’t want to lie . It was perfect I would definitely do it again
Disappointing stay. Poor customer service when had problems. Was given the "Managers" information which we tried calling almost daily for over a week with no call back to find out that he no longer worked there. Then took another 3 days for the manger to contact us
I booked my reservation online for$200. Get to the hotel they charge my card almost $600. I came in at 4am Saturday morning and checked out Sunday .. when I checked my account Monday they still had a $600 hold on my card. I had to call my bank to dispute the charges because the hotel told me that the fees were local and state taxes!! I ended up getting my money refunded after spending all day on the phone with my bank and the hotel. They still ended up charging me $277 for a day and a half of staying there. I will never come here again. I will continue to use the Royal Sonesta
Firstly our terrace suite room wasn’t ready until 530pm so we had to wait in the bar where the service was so slow because the bartender was busy texting. When we checked in they text an awesome message saying they will be at my beck and call! Well that never happened. They told us our shuttle will be there to pick us up in 10 mins- 35 mins later- no shuttle, called and text them-no response, I called an Uber and then they decided to call and apologize. Asked for tea and they kept bringing me decaf tea and coffee. Oh the pool is tiny! On a plus side the front desk girls were really friendly.