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Very Good 569 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A convenient location in Houston’s downtown historic district
  • The blueberry mojito at The Sam Bar
  • Aveda bath amenities
  • The honor coffee bar by the entrance
  • 17 Restaurant’s wine tastings

What To Know

  • The last renovation was in 2005; renovations are planned for the end of 2012
  • There’s a small gym on the second floor
  • Valet parking is available for $25 per night
  • There are both nonsmoking and smoking rooms
  • The hotel is a historic structure so there can be some daytime traffic noise in the rooms


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

With a stay at The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton, you’ll be centrally located in Houston, steps from Christ Church Cathedral and minutes from Market Square Park. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Houston JPMorgan Chase Tower and Jesse H. Jones Hall.

Make yourself at home in one of the 97 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. This hotel also features wedding services and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 1.5 mi.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room.

How to Get There

The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton
1117 Prairie St
Houston, TX 77002 United States


4.0 Very Good 569 Reviews
A Storied Hotel that’s Worth a Visit
Reviewed 1 day ago

I love a hotel that has some history. All too often, these types of hotels do not keep in step with the times. The Sam by Curio is an exception. Retaining the old Texas charm, the hotel has a modern style with all of the amenities you’d expect at a downtown hotel.

The staff was very accommodating and I appreciated the courtesy welcome drink for Hilton Diamond members. I’m not sure why all upper tier Hilton’s do not offer this. It was a nice touch.

I stayed in a Jr. Executive Suite and loved it. Two bathrooms, a sitting area and funky, modern furniture. And I appreciated how things were laid out for convenience. Good thought went into the design.

The breakfast menu has a good variety. The egg white frittata was a nice healthy option for me.

The workout facility was on the small side but no one was in there when I worked out so it made no difference to me.

I will definitely be back.

Bring earplugs
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was perfect except for the single pane windows. We had double white noise machines and we could still hear road noise like we were on the first floor. Our room was on 7 facing the ballpark so great view. Location was great for Minute Maid.

Nice Restored Property
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location in downtown Houston. Close to the light rail system. Rooms are all tastefully redone. Friendly staff. Easy check in and check out. Rooms are spacious enough with good amenities. Restaurant is basic, but the food and service are just fine.

It's basic.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like my title says - it's basic. Location is not so great and doesn't feel safe (especially if you are traveling and are not familiar with your surroundings). Even though the staff was friendly, they didn't complete their jobs well enough. I had two mistakes on my bill, where I was charged twice for restaurant items on my room. Additionally, I utilized the gym and was running on the treadmill when another guest came in and tried to use the treadmill near me. As soon as they turned on the treadmill, all the machines turned off in the room and my treadmill immediately stopped. Not only did my morning run get ruined, but I could have injured myself. I have a feeling this isn't the first time they've had issues with the power in the room as I saw a maintenance person the day before working on another piece of equipment. Overall, the hotel room was fine enough, but I don't think I would stay here again. There wasn't much around to walk to for food and dining and convenience stores. Good luck!

Family vacation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights and was not disappointed. Hotel was really nice & well located with some really nice staff who made my stay very comfortable
Would stay here again
There are bars & restaurants within couple of blocks of the hotel with plenty of choice