$90 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 28, 2014

Magnolia Hotel Houston

4 stars
1100 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
18 reviews
Very Nice.

Every part of this hotel was quite nice. From rooms to employees. See full review

  • Mike804
  • Nov 1, 2014
Beautiful get a way in downtown Houston

I love old hotels and this building is impressive. Classic but still modern and clean and up to... See full review

  • Pushermania
  • Sep 8, 2014
Housed inside a tower built in 1926, which was formerly the Houston Post Dispatch newspaper building, the Magnolia Hotel was voted Best Boutique Hotel in Houston by the Houston Press in 2012. Retaining the grandeur of its glory days, renovations have not taken away the character of this building, and old-fashioned touches like velvet-draped windows collide amiably with contemporary fixtures, wireless Internet access, plush bedding, and bathtubs perfect for a long bubbly soak. Watch the sun cast orange hues over Houston as you take a dip in the rooftop pool at sunset, before dining inside The Lounge, where bookshelves line the walls, inviting you to sit and turn a few pages before bed.
Key facts
  • Billiards room with billiards table, 32-inch TV and special cocktails
  • Meeting space for events
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Rooftop pool
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast
  • 314 retro-modern guestrooms
  • Kitchenette with mini-bar and microwave in room
  • Restaurant: The Lounge
Neighborhood
Set in downtown Houston, the Magnolia is within walking distance of several major city attractions. The Majestic and Alley Theaters are a mere four blocks away for evening performances, while the George R. Brown Convention Center is only four blocks further on, where exhibitions take place regularly. Catch a game and soak in the atmosphere at The Minute Maid Park, home to the Astros baseball team, or check out other sporting events at the Toyota Center.
Hints and tips
  • If you are at the hotel bar at the right time of day, join other guests during the happy hour where guests receive two drinks, compliments of the house.
  • Don't bother calling a cab if you need to be somewhere in the downtown area, as the hotel's town car will be at your service.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Magnolia Hotel Houston Rooms

5 Free Studio Suite Upgrade
Non-Smoking Studio Suite - 1 King Bed - 550 sq.ft. - High-Speed Internet - Hot Brkfst - desk
Room Amenities
Description not provided
1 King Room
Non-Smoking 1 King Bed - 400 sq.ft. - High-Speed Internet -Hot Brkfst Buffet - Exec. Work desk
3 Double Queen Room
Non-Smoking 2 Queen Beds - 400 sq.ft. - High-Speed Internet - Hot Brkfst Buffet - Desk
6 Studio Suite
Non-Smoking Studio Suite - 1 King Bed - 550 sq.ft. - High-Speed Internet - Hot Brkfst - desk
7 Executive Studio Suite
Non-Smoking Executive Studio - 1 King Bed - 550 sq.ft. - High-Speed Int. - Hot Brkfst -desk
8 Signature Suite
Non-Smoking 1Bdrm Suite - 1 King Bed - 700 sq.ft. - High-Speed Internet - Hot Brkfst - desk
9 Ross Sterling Presidential Sui
9 Ross Sterling Presidential Suite
2 Accessible King Room
Non-Smoking 1 King Bed - 400 sq.ft. - High-Speed Internet -Hot Brkfst Buffet - Exec. Work desk
4 Accessible Double Queen Room
Non-Smoking 2 Queen Beds - 400 sq.ft. - High-Speed Internet - Hot Brkfst Buffet - Desk

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Heated pool
General
Air conditioned
Elevators
Executive level
FEMA approved
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness Center
Golf
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Video checkout
Audio visual equipment
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Satellite TV
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • Christ Church Cathedral: 0 mi
  • Jones Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Market Square Park: 0.3 mi
  • Alley Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Houston Grand Opera: 0.4 mi
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Toyota Center: 0.5 mi
  • Sam Houston Park: 0.6 mi
  • BBVA Compass Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • Hofheinz Pavilion: 2.5 mi
  • Robertson Stadium: 2.7 mi
  • The Menil Collection: 2.7 mi
  • Corbin J. Robertson Stadium: 2.7 mi
  • Holocaust Museum Houston: 2.8 mi
  • Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 2.8 mi
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 0 mi
  • Jones Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Market Square Park: 0.3 mi
  • Alley Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Houston Grand Opera: 0.4 mi
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Toyota Center: 0.5 mi
  • Sam Houston Park: 0.6 mi
  • BBVA Compass Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • Hofheinz Pavilion: 2.5 mi
  • Robertson Stadium: 2.7 mi
  • The Menil Collection: 2.7 mi
  • Corbin J. Robertson Stadium: 2.7 mi
  • Holocaust Museum Houston: 2.8 mi
  • Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 2.8 mi
  • The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 2.8 mi
  • Children's Museum of Houston: 2.9 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 2.9 mi
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science: 3.1 mi
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre: 3.2 mi
  • Houston Zoo: 3.4 mi
  • Hermann Park: 3.5 mi
  • Beer Can House: 3.5 mi
  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens: 3.5 mi
  • Rice University Trail: 3.9 mi
  • Rice Stadium: 4.2 mi
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center: 5.4 mi
  • Minute Maid Park: 5.6 mi
  • Reliant Stadium: 5.9 mi
  • Water Wall: 6.2 mi
  • Houston Symphony: 7.4 mi
  • Houston Chinatown: 12.9 mi
  • Cockrell Butterfly Garden: 13.2 mi
  • Discovery Garden: 17.8 mi
  • Wortham Center: 18.8 mi

Dining

Complimentary Bed Time Cookie Buffet
Our traditional bed time cookies and milk buffet featuring fresh baked cookies and a variety of flavored milks are served in our comfortable club lounge. Relax in the club or retreat to the comforts of your room and indulge. 2000-2200 every night.
Complimentary Breakfast
Enjoy an American breakfast buffet featuring a daily signature hot egg dish; selection of breakfast meats and potatoes. Supplement your breakfast with a variety of bagels; muffins; a healthy variety of yogurts; and a selection of cereals and juices.
Complimentary Evening Reception
Guests enjoy complimentary domestic beer; house wine and soft drinks served in our club lounge. Relax and unwind with friends or just cozy up in our library and enjoy a good book. 1730-1830 every night.
Magnolia Bar
Cocktails and Light Fare
Magnolia Club
Swank and sophisticated; many guests admit our signature club lounge is cozier than their own living room. The Club is the gathering place where you can come to socialize and relax. The club features contemporary decor with plush seating arrangements.
Treebeards at the Cloister
Grab lunch in this unique setting of the social hall of Christ Church Cathedral directly across the street from Magnolia. To dine here is truly an experience worth the visit. The food is by Treebeards; who has been cooking mouth-watering fresh Southern.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Magnolia Hotel Houston

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Toni Tee
Business
Navasota,Texas
Jun 11, 2012

great couples getaway

I very much enjoyed my stay at the Magnolia Hotel and I'm am looking forward to going back again.My husband said he enjoyed there better than the St. REGIS hotel in Houston and its a 5 star hotel.The food was good.I had order the Nachoes with shredded beef off the dine in menu and it was enough for 2 people and the cost was very reasonable.The bed was comfy and the tub was oh my GOD...I could of stayed in there all night soaking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Sundance Cinema is a must if you are in town for a night.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
shoucheng
Business
searcy arkansas
Nov 25, 2012

very good hotel

I think the magnolia hotel is very good,the only thing that you should remember is that you should take the tooth brush with you~

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brooklynmanny
Business
Houston
May 12, 2014

Great Boutique Hotel

What a classic hotel!! Love this place. Rooms and staff were exceptional. Will defiantly stay at The Magnolia Hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Located close to great dining short walk or they have a shuttle to near by places.

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Review of Magnolia Hotel Houston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Super Aunt Shell
Business
Canyon Lake, TX
Jul 12, 2014

Relaxing Getaway

Very quick - easy commute while visiting family at the medical center. Our room was very clean, bed was comfortable, absolutely loved the roof top pool and breakfast was wonderful. The only thing I did not like was the required valet parking for $28. I would prefer self parking. Otherwise I would highly recommend this beautiful hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to the Medical Center

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pushermania
Business
Austin, TX
Sep 8, 2014

Beautiful get a way in downtown Houston

I love old hotels and this building is impressive. Classic but still modern and clean and up to date. The pool on the roof is one of the coolest in Houston. Small, but just perfect for lounging and looking out at the vastness of Houston. The breakfast is excellent. The cocktail hour is a nice bonus and the cookie buffet is out of this world. I also loved the oval tub, and the pillows on my king size bed were even nicer than the ones I sleep on at home. Which is all I ask. Was bummed that they took the RT channel off their TV's but whatever. I watched NHK. This is THE SPOT.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to La Carafe, the oldest bar in Houston and have a drink. It's beautiful and historic.

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Review of Magnolia Hotel Houston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mike804
Business
Viginia
Nov 1, 2014

Very Nice.

Every part of this hotel was quite nice. From rooms to employees.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Magnolia Hotel Houston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Corner
Business
Houston, TX
Apr 16, 2012

Location I needed

I have done business at the hotel before but this was the first time staying there. Great location, right in the middle of downtown. Near the Minute Maid baseball park, across the street from restaurants and casual bars to have drinks in with friends or clients. Great staff, very friendly and on the spot. I had a king suite with a mini fridge and a little extra room (550sqft). Very comfortable, very convenient, very clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The street the hotel is on, Texas Ave, has several kinds of restaurants. From sushi to high end steak, with sandwiches in between. Great spot to walk a block or two for all kinds of food/dining.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Philip77346
Business
Houston, TX
Jun 26, 2012

Perfect option

Everything was great...nice room with plenty of space, nice amenities, nice pool area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Magnolia Hotel Houston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
L123C123
Business
San Antonio, TX
Jul 9, 2012

Overall good experience except...

Everything was great at the hotel; however, there was an issue I had. There was only one high chair on the second floor and it seemed that a few families were irritated by that. Since there were three or four families with babies and no high chairs, my wife asked the staff , a woman who was busing the tables, and she kindly went to the manager to ask if there were more high chairs. My wife overheard the manager tell her he didn't have time to look for more and he had other things he had to do. My wife was upset. Put some more high chairs on the 2nd floor please!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Ninfas mexican restaurant can be accessed by complimentary shuttle

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Review of Magnolia Hotel Houston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Telperion
Business
Washington DC
Apr 2, 2013

Great business travel stay

The staff was great, hotel was beautiful and restaurant was fantastic. Extra touches like milk and cookies in the evening and breakfast in the morning added to value of stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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