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Very Good 609 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 609 Reviews
Fun, Funky Getaway
Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked and stayed in a King Deluxe; a little small, but bathroom quite large (loved the large shower with no tub). Got free breakfast with Diamond status; full cooked to order breakfast with multiple options. Very good. Had snacks and drinks in bar, but didn't eat in full service restaurant for dinner. Valet parking very prompt and polite (and they had no problem with my manual transmission).

Great place to stay and explore Houston
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a unique place, fully updated, clean and modern but maintains the feel of the old Sam Houston Hotel. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable of the area. We enjoyed dining at the bar/restaurant downstairs and will definitely be back!

Texan Get Away
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first time at this hotel. We won this plus 2 Texan tickets at a silent action. The location was great to many local restaurants within walking distance and we took metro to the game. Metro was just two blocks from the hotel. We would stay at this hotel again.

Beautiful boutique, historic hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sam is a lovely hotel residing in a historical building in downtown Houston. The lobby, common areas, and rooms are generous and very comfortable. The only downside is the hotel's location, which is not in a very safe or walkable section of the city.

Hidden Gem in Houston...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel over 100K/miles annually with well in excess of 100 hotel nights per year. Rarely do I find a hotel team as cohesive and incredibly, passionately professional as the staff at the Sam Houston. Recommend without reservation, which is something I would only say about a rare handful of hotels in the US.