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Very Good 663 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 663 Reviews
Comfort & Convenience
Reviewed 7 days ago

The Sam Houston is a nice hotel, in a great location. The bed and pillows were PERFECT. The shower and water pressure was ideal. The staff was lovely. The only problem minor problem was trying to valet on a busy street with nearby construction and congested traffic.

Astros Game
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hotel to stay in for going to Minute Maid Stadium. It is within walking distance or you can request a ride in the complimentary shuttle. We are older now and this was such a wonderful amenity for us. The driver was delightful and kind. Our room was beautiful as well as the cleanliness was impeccable. I loved the Art Deco look of this historic hotel. Paul at the front desk was so helpful with questions about getting around town and helpful tips on what to see and do. The manager was also on hand extremely accommodating.

Excellent hotel for an Astros game
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in April 2019 while in town for some Astros games. The hotel is located right near Minute Maid Park and it's easy to walk there. The hotel bar was lively and fun at night and the breakfast was quick and tasty. This is my go-to hotel when I'm in downtown Houston.

Great Location & Value
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attentive and friendly staff, rooms were nice, clean and well decorated. The only knock I have, but not worth removing a star is the window shade in the hotel room. Our main window had two solid shades and no blinds or curtain. This either let in too much light or completely blacked out the room. I recommend they put blinds and or a curtain in the room with the one pull down shade to customize the lighting in the room as needed.

Great Overnight Stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super modern and comfortable property; great staff attention from the doorman to the check-in or front desk to the bar. The hotel lobby is very comfortable and mod and enjoyed sitting there to take phone calls because it is so welcoming and relaxing.