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
My husband and I stayed here while apartment hunting before his move to Houston in Sept. We were in a large suite with great amenities , huge dining table, and sofa, large bath, great views and bedroom. We ate in the restaurant several times for breakfast and wonderful food and service. We enjoyed the pool , food and drinks pool side, We also had dinner at the hotel restaurant which is excellent. It is close to the train/metro line , the park where I ran each morning, the Museums , and Rice University.
Where do I start?? From the second we entered ZaZa excellence overflowed. Our front end liason Treyvelle went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. He is a great first impression of the establishment and continued to provide exceptional assistance during our 2 day stay. ZaZa's interior is an amazing testament to Houston's Museum District. If you aren't careful it's easy to believe that the hotel's decor was placed perfectly accidental. It speaks to a much deeper understanding of sophistication, elegance, and appreciation of culture. The onsite restaurant "The Monarch" was fantastic, our room was amazing, and the overall experience was like no other. I highly recommend ZaZa to any and everyone.
I stayed at this property because they have an amazing pool setup and a spa. The restaurant is luxurious and it’s so close to midtown Houston you won’t miss any of the downtown festivities. My most memorable interaction was with Michael the bellman. He made my check out experience smoother than silk and gave me tips on how to get a room to really stay with Zaza in the most delightful way. Everyone there was hospitable and accessible yet my experience with him made me want to come back as soon as I can.