Hotel Granduca Houston
What We Love
- The focus on wining and dining, with bonus meals like afternoon tea and Sunday brunch
- The artful, Tuscan-inspired suites, including villas for up to 7 guests
- The brunch at Ristorante Cavour includes prosecco and mimosas.
- Free transportation within 3 miles of the hotel
What To Know
- WiFi is free
- The fitness center is open 24 hours
- While it might recall an Italian country villa, the hotel is very much in the heart of the city
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Inspired by the 16th century Tuscan palazzo of Adalberto Malatesta, the Granduca of Monfallito, this 122-room urban retreat was conceived by owner Giorgio Borlenghi, whose vision included making sure every room had an elaborate kitchen like his nonna’s back in Italy. This attention to detail continues in the public spaces, which feature antique rugs, chandeliers, mosaics, fountains, and other Old World flourishes. Guests can dine on Northern Italian specialties, as well as partake in afternoon tea and hearty Mediterranean-style brunches, in one of many serene venues throughout the hotel.
In the Area
Take advantage of the hotel’s free local car service and hit the upscale stores at The Galleria (staff from the hotel can even retrieve your packages and return them to the hotel while you continue your retail spree.) The Houston Museum District, meanwhile, offers a more cerebral take on the city: 19 museums are showcased within a 1.5 mile radius, from the Holocaust Museum to the excellent Contemporary Arts Museum. Don’t miss the Rothko Chapel, a beautiful space welcoming all faiths, with interiors inspired by the American Modernist painter.
How to Get There
The Granduca is an oasis of peace, tranquility and beauty in the middle of this crazy city. I've stayed here many times and never been disappointed. The staff is 100% focused on customer satisfaction. The common areas are beautiful and expertly maintained. The rooms are large and comfortable - feels like a residence.
This is a great place to relax, entertain, conduct business meetings, have a great meal and enjoy the best pool area in Houston. The rooms are large suites in a European style that is tasteful and relaxing.
I stay at the Hotel Austin Granduca often for business purposes and continue to be very impressed with that property.
And while I live in the Houston area, I am out in the SW suburbs and had a very early meeting this week, so decided to stay in the city overnight. It gave me the perfect opportunity to try out the Hotel Granduca Houston.
While my stay was brief, it was terrific. All of the staff I encountered were extremely accommodating and very welcoming.
The grounds are beautifully maintained and the room was gorgeous. Being upgrade to a junior suite due to my Leading Hotels of the World membership was a nice touch as well. It had a well-stocked kitchenette, living area, extremely large bedroom, office area, large closet and a very large master bath. I can definitely see this being a great spot for a short staycation.
Room service was quick and the food was good, just not anything that particularly stood out as fantastic.
Check-out was quick and while the Valet outside had a decent line waiting, they were moving quickly and doing so with smiles and happy attitudes.
Overall, a successful mission to check the place out. I would definitely stay again and will be suggesting we add it to our list of hotels we use for corporate travel.
Nice location and amenities for a quick getaway weekend. Lovely property with attentive staff. Good drink and food selections. Spacious rooms, quiet as expected overnight and very comfortable bedding. Nice pool and outdoor seating areas.
We stay at Granduca twice a year since many years and we enyoy it.
Service is excellent and the people working here are always the same and they make you feel home.
The “Maserati service” is a plus and a touch of class.