Magnolia Hotel Houston, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
What We Love
- Free buffet breakfast, a wine reception, evening milk and cookies, WiFi and downtown car transportation
- Location in the former Post Dispatch building, a 22-story Houston landmark dating from 1926
- The lounger-lined rooftop pool is great for a post-work dip
What To Know
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in The Lounge; room service is available from 6 am to 11 pm
- The hotel is popular with the business crowd and families
- Valet parking is an extra $28 per night during the week and $24 per night on weekends
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Opened in 2003 in the former Post Dispatch building in downtown Houston, this 22-story style sleep is a favorite with the business crowd, families and seclusion-seeking staycationers. Interiors are done up in a polished modern-industrial style, from the circular multi-height lobby with huge metal-effect columns and frosted glass, to The Lounge with leather chairs and a vintage billiards table. Guestrooms, by contrast, are classically styled in mahogany, gold and coffee shades, with decorative gold frame headboards, heavy curtains and comfy armchairs, plus all the mod cons, including stocked mini fridges, tea and coffee making facilities and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms have single vanities, decorative mirrors and standalone showers stocked with own-brand toiletries. Like all Magnolia hotels, there are perks aplenty here, from the free hot breakfast buffet and daily wine and beer hour, to a nightly spread of milk and cookies and free downtown transportation. A menu of classic American fare is served in The Lounge, a multi-purpose space for dining, drinking, watching sports and playing pool on the vintage billiards table. There’s also a small seasonal rooftop pool for post-work dips or a quick dose of vitamin D before the searing Houston heat kicks in.
In the Area
There’s a wealth of quintessential Houston attractions throughout this bustling business hub. Many are quite close to the hotel, such as the Space Center and the House of Blues and Discovery Green. The hotel’s location also puts it within a roughly 10-minute drive of restaurants like tasting-menu-only Oxheart (considered the best in the city), Japanese eatery Uchi, casual and delicious The Pass & Provisions and perennial favorite Vietnamese spot Les Givral’s Kahve. For the best thoughtfully mixed cocktails in town, hit Anvil, a bar that is wildly popular among locals and national food editors alike.
How to Get There
We stayed at this hotel in Houston as the last city on a Gate1 Tour of Texas. The location is excellent - in the downtown area, near the light-rail and many restaurants. One day there was a buffet breakfast for our group, the other day we were allowed to order from the menu - good, but not outstanding. The hotel advertises a rooftop pool,which we could not use because of the wind (but the view was spectacular). However, there is also a small indoor pool which was very nice. The staff were all helpful and friendly. And don't forget the milk and cookies each night.
In town for a business meeting, wanted to stay downtown by the event. They take great care of you at this hotel. Nice second floor bar and eating area, and the staff is excellent. They also have car service within A 1.5 mile radius, which is awesome. They will even come pick you up.
The front desk staff was super accommodating and even sent up a lovely amenity for my second night. The rooftop view of Houston, especially at night, is impressive and my room was very clean and offered a nice view as well. Location is convenient; a lot of good restaurants nearby. A lot within walking distance. The only thing that needs some improvement is the dining area, as there is not enough seating for guests. Overall, great stay and would definitely stay here again!
Chose the hotel because of the location and because SPG and Marriott loyalty program. Staff were average friendly and helpful. My room was very spacious but a bit dated. Everything worked and there were enough outlets to charge electronic devices.
Breakfast was not worth the money.
I was here for a training meeting. I arrived a day later than expected and at the front desk staff was accommodating and super friendly.
The food was amazing. I ate lunch twice, in the same hour. THEN they served cookies and milk in the evening.
I worked out twice in my 24 hour stay (due to the super food I was eating) and made it to the hot tub both times. This was a great work vacay. I never left the hotel.
And this piece of art was just marvelous.