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
Beautiful modern looking hotel with spacious room and garden tub in large bathroom...even though it was loud outside due to Astros game it was quiet inside the room, the food from the bar was great. The location is a couple of blocks from minute maid park which was perfect for us. This was the view from our room.
I was truly impressed with my check-in experience. Mr. Deandre was very welcoming and personable. He started my Birthday stay off perfectly with his great personality, and he even gave me a complementary drink at the bar to celebrate! I had not been to the Magnolia hotel in almost 10 years and I love the renovations.
The line at checkin was very long but luckily for me the lovely associate Ms.Rachel went out her way to make sure I had personable experience. I want to commend the both management and Ms. Rachel on the level of professionalism.
The Magnolia was excellent in ever way. The rooftop pool overlooking the city was amazing. The staff was extremely friendly. The accommodations were very up to date. The location was absolutely perfect for convenience of enjoying the city.
Stayed here for six nights during a conference. It’s a half-mile from Convention Center and there’s no breakfast buffet now that it’s a Starwood. It’s a cute boutique hotel with quiet rooms. However, during myvstay, the roommwas never cleaned by my return at 4:30 pm and twice, I had to request it. I also poured water in a wine glass and noticed someone else’s lipstick on it as I raised it to drink. There are cookies and milk each night, but guests fill up to-go boxes and hoard them. I didn’t get any two nights and the front desk said they’d ensure I got some the rest of my stay, but everyone forgot when I asked. Starwood is a great brand but they are going to have to do better with housekeeping before I agree to stay again.