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
- 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
I stayed at the Zaza in museum district while visiting the museum and zoo near by. All of the staff was amazing. The valet was very prompt and welcoming. The bellboy was extremely helpful with our bags. We had a few extra requests from housekeeping and needed an extra flat sheet. It was to our room in no time. The view was looking over the courtyard and pool area. I slept so well on the comfy bed and breakfast the next morning was wonderful. I had no complaints and this was my second time here. So close to the museums you could walk.
My husband and I had a wonderful time. We arrived early. Went to the lounge and drinks and appetizers. They called my phone and told us to come and check in. They upgraded our balcony to a suite that had a living room,dining room and bedroom. The bath was the largest I’ve ever seen. It was quite and breakfast room service was excellent.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone
I've stayed at this location several times before, but on a trip last week we splurged for the first time on one of their concept suites (the Soho Loft). The main purpose of the trip was a conference, but it also happened to be my husband's birthday while we were there. Check-in was quick and painless, and the hotel lobby had been decorated especially for Valentine's Day. We were surprised and thrilled to discover a complimentary bottle of champagne and small birthday cake in our room upon arrival - I'd completely forgotten that I'd even listed my husband's birthday as part of my ZIP rewards profile. The suite was fantastic - very spacious with excellent decor that made it feel like a posh home away from home. The only downside was that it has numerous very large windows that face the metro line, so you in the morning we could hear the metro whistle/buzzer when it was arriving. It wasn't too bad though, and after popping in earplugs we slept through it fine. The second day brought another fun surprise in the form of chocolate-covered strawberries and two mini bottles of champagne for Valentine's Day. The staff was very courteous and helpful throughout, and I had no trouble using the hotel's shuttle (actually a very nice SUV) to get to my conference. Check-out was a breeze as well, with an emailed option of just clicking on a link to accept listed charges and check out. Zaza consistently goes above and beyond. Even though the location was less convenient to my conference than several other options, it was well worth it, and I'll definitely continue to stay there on my future Houston trips.
Accommodations are very good, rooms are quite. We had a larger conference. Everything perfect. Have your Board meeting in the 11th floor; “room with a view” is a change from the usual no-window no-view Hotel Board rooms. Or a hospitality on the same floor. Your guests will remember. But the best about ZaZa Museum District is the area. Nobody ever walks in Houston, I recommend visiting the all the museums, Hermann park, even as far as the Rothko Chapel & Menil Collection (30’ distance) by foot. A new Houston experience. Okay, not in July-August...
Stayed here bc I had a procedure in the Med Center and didn’t want to fight traffic 2 days in a row getting to the Doc early from Brookshire. The room is not huge, but roomy enough. Decor is sophisticated. Bed is comfortable and all personnel have been as helpful and kind as can be. Room service for lunch was excellent. Bathroom and glass shower is very nice, with towels of good weight. This was the perfect place to recuperate and we enjoyed our stay.