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What We Love

  • A beautifully renovated boutique hotel in downtown Houston, with a poolStaying in Houston’s downtown, just a short way from museums and the Galleria
  • The low-key rooms, with Sotherly's Private Label Signature Beautyrest mattresses
  • The sips and light bites at Edgar's Hermano

What To Know

  • The hotel is popular with business crowds and hosts a lot of conferences
  • Renovated guestrooms are spacious and have hardwood floors
  • Free WiFi is fast
  • Valet parking is available
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An iconic boutique hotel in the central business district, with a complimentary shuttle to downtown sights

The Lowdown

Looking for a quiet corner in Houston? The Whitehall may be in the heart of the fourth-largest American city’s bustling business district, but it doesn’t feel that way in your peaceful guest room. Expect a Sotherly’s Private Label Signature Beautyrest mattress, to help you unwind. When it’s snack time, get a taste of Tex-Mex and Southern flavors at Edgar’s Hermano, one of three property eateries; you can also take advantage of the fitness center with PRECOR equipment, or page through some light reading by the pool.
And when you’re ready to explore, taking on the big city is as effortless as lounging on the hotel’s sun deck, since some of the top local sights are a short walk or drive from The Whitehall’s front door. Catch a ball game at Minute Maid Park, or admire masterpieces at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Splash cash at the Galleria, too, newly home to a Saks Fifth Avenue outpost, less than 15 minutes by car. Everything may be bigger in Texas, but true to its laid-back approach, The Whitehall puts this sprawling metropolis’ greatest hits at your fingertips.


 The Whitehall accommodations are set up to keep you connected to goings-on in the world outside, each with a flat-screen cable HDTV, as well as complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. But they’re also peaceful retreats, with sweet little details to make you feel at home – literally so, in the case of the complimentary Southern Delights cookies.


 Along with room-service options, the Whitehall dining scene includes three eating or drinking spots. The main restaurant is Edgar’s Hermano, where Tex-Mex fare meets that of the south in dishes like pork chicharrón and cotija cheese, as well as drinks like the signature Edgar’s Truth bourbon. This eatery opens for three meals a day, but you can change it up with a cup of JAVA PURA coffee and a light bite at Buffalo Bayou, open early morning till early evening, or a creative sip at Part & Parcel.


 The fourth largest city in the nation, Houston offers up shopping, dining, museums, theater and sports the only way Texas knows how – in the spirit of “go big or go home.” It’s second only to New York City in theater seats, so the arts-and-culture scene is a must. And the dining and nightlife? Exceptional. Your only difficult decision will be what to do first, because the Whitehall puts you in the middle of it all.Don’t forget to check out iconic attractions like the Johnson Space Center, the Galleria, with its 375 stores and ice rink, the famous Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Williams Tower Water Wall – all within easy reach of your accommodations.

How to Get There

The Whitehall Houston
1700 Smith St
Houston, TX 77002-7317 United States


4.5 Very Good 662 Reviews
Top Notch!
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved this hotel. It was difficult to find the way into the parking garage the first time considering Google maps thinks the main entrance is on the other side and there are many one way streets in the area. Once we found it though, we loved the parking valets. They were super friendly and kept our car nearby when we said that we would be going out again shortly. I really can't say enough about how impressed I was with them.

Check in was quick and easy. Everyone from the staff to other hotel guests were very friendly.

Our room was huge! We had two bathrooms! Crazy! Loved that we had a large soaking tube in one. After traveling for so many days, it was to sit and soak. The beds were super comfy and loved the turn down service!

Gorgeous Hotel and Great Staff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here for business and loved everything about the stay! The staff were all great and accommodating, it's always nice when you see smiles coming from everyone that is there. The rooms were modern and very welcoming. Will definitely come back for my next trip to Houston!

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Boule
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel staff was awesome. They greeted us daily and made smoothing cucumber water and juice for us.The manager even researched our organization to understand our purpose and to be able to have conversation with us about our conference. This is going beyond the call of duty- job well done. True and genuine Hospitality. Rhonda was also exceptional. The hotel was clean and accomodating. The restaurant was quick and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this hotel to family, friends, and others.
A phenomenal experience.

Great Stay and True Southern Hospitality
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to travel to Houston for business and stayed at the Whitehall Houston for 2 weeknights. The staff was so kind, friendly and gracious in every way possible. Our Southerly Host John was the BEST!! He really made the stay fabulous! The restaurants at the hotel have wonderful drinks and delicious food for breakfast and dinner. They make the best pamplemousse cocktail's in Edgars Hermano. I look forward to returning to The Whitehall Houston.

A Beautiful Boutique Hotel In the Heart of Houston
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is such a sight to see, from the beautiful blue lights that dazzle the downtown Houston area to the gorgeously decorated rooms it is simply a must visit hotel. We hosted our daughters 7th birthday slumber party here and she was beyond excited. Like most children, staying at hotels is on the top of her of list. She was in awe as we entered the reception area, the modern decor and grand staircase was a huge hit. The staff greeted us warmly and welcomed our children with complimentary drinks and candy. Let's just say they had our kids and "hello".

Once we entered the double bed room she was was simply speechless. The hardwood floors, the modern chairs, and view of downtown was more then she expected. The pool was our most treasured spot, it was quiet and a perfect place to cool off. We had 3 friends stay the night, while a few visited for a swim. The entire crew simply could not get over how awesome everything was. We enjoyed our stay beyond words, it was such a relaxing experience. As we often have family and friends visiting we have recommended this boutique hotel often, I'm so glad we finally were able to enjoy it ourselves. Its a perfect destination spot!!