Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

AAA Four-Diamond Houston Hotel

This elegant hotel has recently undergone a stylish renovation and offers an upmarket stay in the Galleria area of Houston. Enjoy chic and sophisticated styling with distinctive artworks and grand sweeping staircases as well as a great range of facilities to explore. If you’re looking for a place to relax away from the excitement of the shops then head to the outdoor 5th floor pool for a quiet dip and then finish with an internationally-inspired meal at the ARA dining room. Set just a walk away from the Galleria shopping centre, this hotel provides a stylish haven in the midst of the city.

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Hotel highlights

  • Recent $25 million renovation
  • Get there fast with the complimentary 3-mile shuttle service
  • Walk to Uptown Plaza and Galleria Mall
  • Soak in the tranquil 5th floor outdoor pool
  • Stay active at the fitness centre
  • Admire the grand and elegant styling
  • Enjoy several high-quality dining options

Hotel Features

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  • 498 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

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Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

1647 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1063
  • Very Good 397
  • Average 112
  • Poor 45
  • Terrible 30

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Mar 19, 2020

Excellent Temporary Home Base When I Needed It

Nacogdoches, Texas

I was on my way to the Houston airport when I realized that I was going to need emergency eye surgery, which left me stranded in Houston for more than a week while I recuperated and returned to the doctor frequently (all went well medically). So this became my home-away-from-home for a while, and it worked out great. The room was very nice, my reservations got me free full breakfasts (very good buffet in their high-end restaurant), and the location worked out great for me as I could walk to many nearby bars and restaurants (could've shopped 'til I dropped, too, but I restrained myself). The whole property is attractive and perfectly maintained. It was not inexpensive on the weekdays--this seems to be mostly a business hotel--but I got great deals on the weekends. The highlight, though, was the staff. I tended to be in the room at the times that they do most of the housekeeping, but when I would leave the property for a couple of hours in the afternoons I always came back to a perfectly made-up room (without even calling to ask for service). For some reason the bar didn't have an ideal ambiance for my taste, but everyone I encountered there and in the dining room was friendly, professional, and eager to ensure that I was happy with everything. I ordered room service once and my dinner came unusually quickly and it was delicious. The valet guys were super-helpful. The front desk was the best of all. When I arrived early they let me check in and apologized that they didn't have a high floor for me (which wasn't a problem). I extended my stay twice, using each time, and they seamlessly and cheerfully kept me in the same room--in fact they offered me a room upgrade but it was easier just to stay where I was. I left my key and my ID in my room one time and both the front desk and the security person took care of me promptly and warmly. I requested a late check-out and they seemed happy to offer me two extra hours. When I did check out I realized I had left something crucial in the safe and they were great about re-making my key and letting me go get what I had forgotten. In other words, everyone there was just as nice and helpful as they could possibly have been. I really didn't know the Sonesta brand but based on this experience I would happily try it again.
Mar 11, 2020

Sonesta Houston Galeria

Special thanks to the Vusal from front desk. He was extremly kind, friendly and helpful. Many thanks to all other employees. Hotel location and rooms was perfect. It is also very attractive to be close to the Galleria.
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