$122 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jun 19, 2015 Check-out: Jun 22, 2015

The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

3 stars
View map of 1117 Prairie Street, Houston, TX 77002

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
41 reviews
Awsome

this was a last minute deal & it was awsome. Very nice staff & very comfortable beds! The... See full review

  • Chelle1975
  • Oct 31, 2011
Good times

Restaurants and bars within walking distance and the metro is only 1 block away. See full review

  • Mooremetal
  • Jun 29, 2011
Opened first in 1924 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Sam Houston Hotel underwent an extensive, locally-inspired renovation in 2013, making it a gem among venues and hotels in downtown Houston. At The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton, guests can enjoy authentic hospitality, personalized service and contemporary amenities, all within a historic setting. Boasting a prime location convenient to Houston’s Theater District, major companies, sports and entertainment venues, urban parks, and a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities; our downtown Houston hotel is an ideal choice whether your stay is for business, a celebration or simply to relax and unwind.Our premier event space, Veranda, opens up to downtown through a wide window, providing a unique indoor/outdoor ambience that makes for unforgettable weddings and conferences for up to 175 guests. A contemporary boardroom and conference room also provide wonderful settings for a variety of events.Enjoy fresh, regional dishes and an inspired wine list in the award-winning *17 restaurant, and unwind with guests and locals alike in The Sam Bar, where you can savor delicious small bites alongside the bar’s legendary cocktails. Maintain your exercise routine in the fitness center, which features state-of-the-art cardio, resistance and weights equipment.Relax in an inviting guest room or contemporary suite at this stylish downtown Houston hotel. All of our rooms feature complimentary WiFi, an ergonomic work area, a 40-inch LED HDTV, and a Keurig® . Luxuriate in the elegant, granite-walled bathroom, before sleeping soundly in the plush

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Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Exercise gym
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Christ Church Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Market Square Park: 0.2 mi
  • Jones Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Alley Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Houston Grand Opera: 0.4 mi
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Toyota Center: 0.6 mi
  • Sam Houston Park: 0.7 mi
  • BBVA Compass Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • Hofheinz Pavilion: 2.6 mi
  • Robertson Stadium: 2.7 mi
  • Corbin J. Robertson Stadium: 2.7 mi
  • The Menil Collection: 2.8 mi
  • Holocaust Museum Houston: 2.9 mi
  • Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 2.9 mi
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Market Square Park: 0.2 mi
  • Jones Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Alley Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Houston Grand Opera: 0.4 mi
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Toyota Center: 0.6 mi
  • Sam Houston Park: 0.7 mi
  • BBVA Compass Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • Hofheinz Pavilion: 2.6 mi
  • Robertson Stadium: 2.7 mi
  • Corbin J. Robertson Stadium: 2.7 mi
  • The Menil Collection: 2.8 mi
  • Holocaust Museum Houston: 2.9 mi
  • Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 2.9 mi
  • The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 2.9 mi
  • Children's Museum of Houston: 3 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 3 mi
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science: 3.2 mi
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre: 3.3 mi
  • Beer Can House: 3.5 mi
  • Houston Zoo: 3.6 mi
  • Hermann Park: 3.6 mi
  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens: 3.6 mi
  • Rice University Trail: 4 mi
  • Rice Stadium: 4.3 mi
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center: 5.5 mi
  • Minute Maid Park: 5.7 mi
  • Reliant Stadium: 6 mi
  • Water Wall: 6.3 mi
  • Houston Symphony: 7.5 mi
  • Houston Chinatown: 13 mi
  • Cockrell Butterfly Garden: 13.3 mi
  • Discovery Garden: 17.8 mi
  • Wortham Center: 18.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4
Value:
4

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SassyRed321
Business
Cypress, TX
Feb 24, 2014

Comfortable Stay

It was mostly fine but check in was weird. They had my name but an address, email and phone number for someone from Chicago. Valet price was crazy and they didn't always get your car to you the first time. Comfortable bed, great sheets, and a place to hook up and charge my iphone. I'd stay again but a little pricey.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mr Jeff
Business
Lake Charles, La
Jan 8, 2013

Alden, Houston Texas

When we arrived at the Alden we discovered that the lobby was under renovation and in disarray. The entire property seems as though it has been very heavily used. Had we known that we would have stayed at the two other properties we usually stay at. The only saving grace was the staff. They were very friendly and attentive. I am an exective in the casino industry. I felt bad for the staff because their property needs a lot of TLC and management that cares as much as they do.

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

Business

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Review of The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Team Beast
Business
Evanston, IL
Nov 11, 2012

Nice and Quiet

Close to some nice restaurants The chair at the desk was notably comfortable--I was happily surprised that they put in the money to get really nice chairs. The exercise room was not large: 3 treadmills, 1 elliptical, weights (maybe a stationary bike--I don't use them so I'm not sure) but it was surprisingly empty, so I didn't have trouble getting on a machine. They were in reasonably good shape. The internet was not great, which is the only thing I would change.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
allday
Business
Houston, TX, USA
Nov 16, 2011

The Alden in Houston

Nice hotel. Service is excellent. I would recommend this to anyone who like modern, clean and friendly places.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chelle1975
Business
Lufkin, TX, USA
Oct 31, 2011

Awsome

this was a last minute deal & it was awsome. Very nice staff & very comfortable beds! The atmosphere was nice & relaxing for a couple get away! I strongly recommend this hotel. They even have a driver that will drop u off to the bars and will pick u up when u are ready to return to your room. Very nice! Food was good also.

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

Business

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Review of The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
texano
Business
Houston, TX, USA
Oct 19, 2011

European charm

This hotel is trendy and rich with little details. The rooms are more like european style, just the right size. The only negative point was the windows were not double insulated and we could here the noise from the cars on the streets

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Swimmergirl
Business
Dallas Tx.
Sep 5, 2011

Quiet Contemporary hotel

Overall it was very pleasant-wished they had a hot tub or sauna or pool

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Swimmergirl
Business
Dallas Tx.
Sep 5, 2011

Quiet Contemporary hotel

Overall it was very pleasant-wished they had a hot tub or sauna or pool

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hotel enthusiast
Business
Lake Charles, LA
Aug 7, 2011

A hotel for rich people

This hotel is definitely arranged with the wealthy person in mind. If you are willing to pay for every amenity then this is the place for you. There was no refrigerator (other than the mini bar stocked with insanely high priced food/drinks), no microwave and no coffee maker. We wanted to order room service but the menu was limited to very few very expensive items and when we finally decided to just get a dessert instead -we paid $30 for a tiny lemon square and a miniature sized chocolate pastry. There is no complimentary breakfast of any kind - in fact there is a small coffee cart in the front of the hotel but you have to pay $3 per cup! The decor was very modern and posh and the room itself was very stylish with a really beautiful bathroom. However, along with the above issues with what the room provided, the rooms were very dimly lit and there was only basic cable - no pay per view.

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

Business

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Review of The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houston, TX
Jul 13, 2011

Alden-Houston

The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. It is a nice hotel to bring a pet. The room was very clean and tidy. I recommend this hotel, especially if you are planning on doing activities downtown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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