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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


Historic Downtown Hilton

The Sam Houston Curio Hilton is a good option for staying in downtown Houston. It is conveniently located near Minute Maid Baseball Park. With shuttle service to other downtown locations it is worth staying at this relatively new historic hotel. Staff was welcoming and helpful. Valet made sure that we were serviced by the shuttle with one easy call. Because it is a smaller Hilton than others in the downtown area it had a more intimate feel - less frantic - better service.

Front Desk and whole staff beyond compare / wonderful clean room
scott R

From the first day we were there, (the night of the world series at the Minute Maid stadium) to the last morning, the staff were out of this world. I actually asked the front desk person why that was and she said it was because they all loved working there. Paul was there with a smile every morning (4 days) and helpful manner. The property is in a bit of a tough area with the homeless sleeping on the street at night one block away, but it was very safe. Cops are everywhere and there was also great food one more block from there. Beds were also marvelous and super clean rooms. We did not get a car because we could walk everywhere and the shuttle was 15 minutes out at most from anywhere downtown. Just get yourself in the door and you will be glad you did.
We will be staying there again.

Hotels are hotels, but Staff makes the difference!

Hotels are hotels but what makes the difference really is the staff! The staff as a whole was great, but Fourest Mills, the front office manager, was above and beyond. He took great care and whatever I needed he did not hesitate to assist me. I needed a cord for my computer because I was involved in a meeting and forgot my cord. He ran all over the hotel to find me a cord. Who does that? Most people at hotels would just say "sorry we don't have one" but he did not give up. I will definitely stay again and recommend the hotel!!!