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
- 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 brought back memories of fine service and accommodations in the best European style. The staff, food and accommodations are superb. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the Bar/ Lounge after dinner as well as superb lunch and dinner in the main restaurant.
Beautiful hotel, great location, comfy rooms. Only complaint was our thermostat was non-fuctioning which made our room warm. Door staff and bar staff was friendly, check-in staff could have been a little more gracious in my opinion. Hotel food was sub-par and pricey.
Nice boutique old world feel at the Granduca in a central Houston Galleria area location. This was our second visit in a year on a Sunday night for a business/pleasure event in Houston.
Friendly, efficient staff.
My only negative is that the lighting could be better in the room-especially the bathroom. Even the makeup mirror was not bright enough.
We had an issue with our shower and Granduca was so quick to solve our issue! They put us in a villa suite and more than exceeded our expectations! We were so grateful! Everything was beautiful and top of the line. We were extremely pleased!
This is our 3rd year to celebrate Valentine's with a "staycation" at the Granduca. We live all of about 3 miles from the Granduca but just love the elegant and romantic atmosphere. I requested roses and champagne for the room prior to our visit. Not only was that done, and the roses beautiful, but upon arrival we were informed that we had been upgraded to a presidential suite. 5 stars as always!