Relax poolside at The Laura Hotel.

Take your hotel experience to the next level and relax with a luxury hotel staycation. From beautiful interior designs and architecture to the exceptional services, dining experiences and amenities, you can be sure to have all of your needs fulfilled. Staying in a luxury hotel is a wonderful experience that’s packed with plenty of benefits. Here’s a look at some of the best hotels in Houston that are worth the stay.

The Laura Hotel, once known as the Alessandra Hotel is located downtown.

Chill poolside at The Laura Hotel.

The Laura Hotel
Boasting itself as a “new dimension of luxury,” the Laura Hotel, once known as the Alessandra Hotel, is full of renovation and artistic expression. Choose a room from seven different layouts — Classic King, Classic Two Queens, Corner Panoramic View King, Junior Balcony Suite, Deluxe King, Executive King and the Ambassador Suite. Dine in at the Laura Restaurant & Bar for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and taste a bit of Texas with Southern-inspired dishes. Feel the grandeur of it all while at the Spa at the Laura, and treat yourself to a facial and manicure. 1070 Dallas St., Downtown.

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
Located in Uptown, Houston Galleria is a more modern and casual style of luxury. Book a stay in one of 485 guest rooms and suites for some R&R before heading out for a little shopping. Sip cocktails at Axis Lounge, make a dinner reservation at the chic ARA Restaurant and, for special occasions, reserve a spot at TableOne for a more private chef’s table experience. From the laid-back atmosphere to the fine dining and proximity to the Galleria, this hotel can be your next restful haven. 2222 W. Loop South.

Sleep in style at Post Oak Hotel.

Post Oak Hotel
The award-winning 38-story tower has 250 modern rooms and suites, 20 executive residences and a 35,000-square-foot conference space. Be greeted upon arrival by the hotel’s crystal chandelier that is valued at $1 million. Bask in all of the art, including paintings by Frank Stella. Affluent guests can even opt for helicopter service. While staying at the Post Oak Hotel, take advantage of its award-winning spa and restaurant, Bloom & Bee. The newest addition to the hotel is the swanky all-star sommelier-led wine bar, with a $5 million wine inventory. 1600 W. Loop South.


Taste-test a selection of bourbon at Bayou & Bottle located in the lobby of The Four Seasons Hotel.

Image: Don Riddle

The Four Seasons Hotel
Indulge yourself at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston by choosing from a variety of services and activities. From the spa and rooftop pool oasis to the Topgolf Swing Suites and virtual sports games, there’s plenty of entertainment without having to leave the hotel. Eat a savory dish made by Chef Richard Sandavol at Toro Toro or taste-test a selection of bourbon at Bayou & Bottle located in the lobby. Then treat your skin to  a body scrub at The Spa. 1300 Lamar St.

The Houstonian Hotel is a staycationer’s dream, this 18-acre property includes a 125,000-square-foot private health and fitness center, and a spa with soaking pools and garden area. 

The Houstonian Hotel
A staycationer’s dream, this 18-acre property includes 294 rooms, a 125,000-square-foot private health and fitness center, and a spa with soaking pools and garden area. Choose from two dining experiences: Tribute, which pays homage to all sides of Texas cuisine, and The Manor House Estate, former home of President George H.W. and Mrs. Bush. The Bar, located in the hotel lobby, also has some light food choices and a full bar. The health club makes up the difference for the lack of a golf course. 111 N. Post Oak Lane.

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