Houston is the largest city in Texas and fourth largest city in the United States. Due to its sprawling layout and unconventional city planning, it's not considered a major tourist destination. However, guests of Houston hotels will find the city has plenty to offer - a revitalized downtown area with new light rail transportation, professional athletics clubs, a stellar performing arts scene and no shortage of family friendly activities.
Houston is one of five cities with resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines (opera, ballet, music and theater), and guests staying in our downtown Houston hotels will enjoy our proximity to the Houston Theatre District. A short walk or Metro ride away is the Houston Museum District. Here, you'll find the Houston Zoo, Contemporary Arts Museum, Holocaust Museum and famed Menil Collection. If you only have time for one museum during your Houston hotel stay, we recommend the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. This airy and modern complex boasts great Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Renaissance pieces and an outdoor sculpture garden by famed Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi.
If you prefer major sports to masterpieces, head to Reliant Park, Houston's premier sports, entertainment and convention complex. Depending on the season, you can watch the Astros play on their home turf or catch your favorite band in concert.
Houston also offers a wide variety of attractions the whole family can enjoy, including the downtown Aquarium, Houston Zoo and Six Flags Splashdown. The Houston Space Center is collaboration between NASA and Disney's Imagineering team and well worth the 30-minute drive from the city center. Tour the world's best collection of spacesuits in Astronaut Gallery, experience life aboard a space station, or head to Blast Off Theatre to simulate a NASA rocket launch.
Who said Houston wasn't much of a tourist town? With all these great attractions and entertainment venues, the hardest part might be deciding where you want to be and which of our great Holiday Inn Express hotels in Houston to choose.
Bed was awesome, room temperature and smell were great. It was so clean and pretty. I loved that it had a fridge (used to store my breast milk) and microwave and my favorite part was the ceiling fan[More] that worked and I was able to control![Less]
We booked last minute due to a family emergency and we were very pleased with our rooms and the hotel staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The 2 sisters who work in the bar were great and[More] the lady who did housekeeping for our floor was awesome. We love staying at IHG properties and have yet to be disappointed with one.[Less]
Great Holiday Inn with all necessities for business travel . Location is perfect for easy access. About 20-25 mins from HOB.[Less]
Great and friendly place to stay
Great comfortable beds sleep like a baby friendly people to help you when you need it and Wednesdays free dinners[Less]
New favorite hotel
Excellent hotel of this class nice property and kept extremely clean. Front desk staff is very friendly and welcoming. The suite which was very nice and spacious with Full kitchen. I'll be back to[More] this place and highly recommend to others when in the area.[Less]
Great place nice people
The hotel was clean the staff was friendly I guarantee when you leave from your stay you probably will make a new friend it's a home away from home[Less]
Crowne Plaza Hotel Houston River Oaks
By JT Kid
Great Hotel for this Business traveler.
Easy check-in and check-out with a clean and comfortable room to stay in. Secure parking and expressway convenience for getting to and exiting the[More] Hotel.
I recommend this Hotel for both Business and leisure and will come back the next time I am in the area on Business.[Less]
A great night's relaxation
By David T
This is the placer to stay for quality, service, good food, and great rest.[Less]
Friendly staff, great rooms. Nice concierge service. Food was great too. I would definitely recommend staying here if you have the opportunity.[Less]