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Very Good 632 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 632 Reviews
Great boutique hotel in downtown Houston.
Reviewed 1 day ago

We were quite pleased with this beautiful boutique hotel. It was wonderful to have access to the hotel shuttle for downtown destinations. I would recommend The Sam Houston for business or pleasure travelers.

Beautiful Historic Hotel, Amazing Staff
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently travelled to Houston for business and stayed here. It was great. My toilet was running and it annoyed me and the satellite gave me access to only a few channels. I never called to have them corrected so it wasn't too bad. Even still I enjoyed the bath minerals and took a nice bubble bath. The staff were amazing by being helpful and friendly. The location was great as well, located only a few short blocks from plenty of places to eat and meet. It was also 2 short blocks from public transportation. I would have also appreciated a mini fridge, but I only had a single night stay so it wasn't necessary.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to Houston to Pink concert and stayed at this gem! Great staff, very clean, extremely nice shuttle(Suburban), very quaint! Will stay here again and definitely recommend this hotel to all Hilton rewards members!

Cyberdoc visits
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read a few negative reviews before visiting this hotel. After staying at TheSam Houston Hilton Curio, I can only ascertain that the negative review folks stayed at a different venue!
We found the hotel excellent in all categories.

Perfect location to enjoy Houston Ballet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was in the perfect location to enjoy the ballet. The staff were perfect. The hotel was very clean. The shower had amazing water pressure. The lighting was a bit too dim. Stronger light bulbs would solve