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.
Latest Houston Hotel Reviews
Candlewood Suites Houston-Westchase
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston NW - Tomball Area
Loved the stay, the staff was awesome. I would definitely recommend this property in the future.[Less]
I enjoyed everything about the stay except them not having a pool[Less]
Good interior and good service
Over all good hospitality. Very Co operative staff. Also good location.[Less]
Our stay was wonderful! Not a single complaint. We've stayed here before and we'll stay here again.[Less]
I love the hotel from outside in. The room was very clean. I love the shower version instead of the bathing. I love it and will use it again[Less]
Late check out
By Ray Lawson
Staff need to be a little more understanding of the clients needs and try to accommodate them. As a member of the Holiday Inn club, one would have thought they would be more willing to work with me.[More] But very cut and dry, NO!![Less]
Clean room and friendly staff
Nice clean room. The staff were all friendly and willing to assist with whatever was needed. The bed was not as comfortable as I wished it had been. King beds are needed. Pleasant stay, I will return.[Less]
The facility was very clean and staff very helpful
Hotel is located close enough to hospital to make for an easy commute over all great stay[Less]
From Check-in to Check-out the service was excellent.[Less]