Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District
What We Love
- Sexy, festive pool bar for Houston PYTs
- Plush rooms, ranging from cheeky concept suites to “petites”
- Prime location within Houston’s Museum District
What To Know
- Pets are welcome, but at a fee of $150 at check-in
- ZaSpa features an oxygen lounge, private oxygen dens and poolside treatments
- The hotel is completely non-smoking
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Not for the faint of heart, Hotel Zaza’s Houston outpost (a follow-up to its flagship in Dallas) screams Texas attitude in a big way. Despite its prime Museum District location, Zaza doesn’t take itself too seriously, from the posh suites boasting full-service stainless-steel kitchens and kitschy themes like “Houston We Have a Problem” to the far-from-subtle decor in the mirrored-out suite called “For Your Eyes Only.” Houstonites and hotel guests hit the pool and poolside bar on a nightly basis dressed to the nines — in keeping with the vibe throughout the 315-room boutique property.
In the Area
The Houston Museum District boasts 18 museums within a 1.5-mile radius of Hermann Park, making them all easily accessible. Besides the Museum of Fine Arts, John and Dominique de Menil’s Menil Collection anchors the area, housing a Renzo Piano-designed museum with a Cy Twombly gallery and the spectacular Rothko Chapel with 14 collages inside. Area shopping at Highland Village and Uptown Park keeps the crowd at Zaza sufficiently well-heeled, and if they can tear themselves away from the scene, Houston’s best restaurant, Oxheart, as well as favorite Japanese spot Uchi and premium cocktail bar Anvil are all within a 10-minute drive.
How to Get There
What a great experience. We landed in Houston from Australia and arrived to the warmest welcome at this unique hotel. The decor and ambiance are chic and intriguing. Everywhere you turn there is a treat for the eye. Breakfast was fantastic and the location perfect.
I stayed here at the end of April for an industry conference.
Welcome at reception was considerably than most hotels I've stayed in while visiting the US which was nice.
The room was okay - pretty small, quirkily decorated (as was the whole hotel really).
Bathroom was nice. Bed was comfy, view was nice (out over the pool area).
Service in the bar/restaurant was excellent, prices were high but food quality was excellent.
Buffet food during the conference was fine.
In summary, better than many more business orientated hotels in Houston.
I saw this hotel for 50+years as the famous Warwick but never stayed here. For some years it has been reborn as the Hotel ZaZa and is the same old famous hotel with new décor and fame. It is quite eclectic, with Picasso-like murals, Chinese-themed headsteads over the beds and shuttle vehicles with complete longhorn bull skulls mounted to the front grilles. Nothing seems to fit - like a hotel that cannot decide its identity, but is very interesting to see. The accommodations are excellent and surprisingly reasonably priced for an upscale centrally located major hotel. It is convenient to everything Hermann Park, the medical center and countless museums. The only problem is the parking demand, which the valet guys really try to meet, but it gets very congested at times.