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
What an amazingly, welcoming and perfect hotel. This is everyone's dream hotel. Everything from check-in to check-out was absolutely perfect. The staff took such good care of me in the hotel, the amazing restaurant and the bar. The room was amazing and very quiet which is so rare. I loved the homey touches like the books and makeup mirror. I did not want to leave!
Visited this property for a short trip last week. The pool is to die for and it was perfect for the warm weather. The team also recommended a preferred spa close by which was wonderful. We hosted an evening event there and the food and team was amazing. Super warm and accommodating. The rooms are very spacious and charming and most of them are suites! Will definitely be back.
Such a great hotel at a great price. The service is impeccable, it's like one big family. For what you get in a suite I can't believe the rooms are under $300 a night. I feel fully relaxed when I come to stay at the Granduca. Great drinks and yummy pizza are a bonus.
I will agree that the valet parking is a little ridiculous. Regardless of the $30 a day, I find it silly to have to ask someone to get my car when I can see it sitting in the parking space up right up front. As far as the restaurant goes, the food is good, not great and the service is EXTREMELY slow. 3 hour dinner slow. I guess that can be expected when you do fine dining.
Regardless, I stand by a 5 star review. I have yet to stay at a hotel who treats their customers like the Granduca does at such a great price and find myself constantly wishing we were at the Granduca when we stay elsewhere!