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
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Houston West - Westway Park
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston East - Beltway 8
My stay was excellent, I enjoyed the room and like that the pillows were soft.[Less]
Great experience at this IHG
Staff very professional and courteous. Will defiantly return. Very clean and up to date. Loved it.[Less]
Even though I checked in after midnight, I was greeted by a happy smiling face and made to fill at home.
Very relaxing, friendly and an excellent night of sleep.[Less]
Inviting large room
The room was very clean and comfortable. It was very relaxing. Would highly recommend staying at this business.[Less]
Great Front Desk Clerk!
By Navy Mom33
The hotel was still under some construction so it was not at its 100% glory yet. The front desk lady was very helpful and pleasant from the phone call I had before making reservation to the time we[More] said bye! It really makes a difference when you are greeted in a welcoming way. Thank you for having us![Less]
Felt like I was at home. Very happy stay. .. .. . Will stay again when I come to Houston[Less]
The hotel seemed brand new it was so clean. The staff was very professional. I would definitely go back again[Less]
Houston - George Bush Airport
Hotel location is very convenient to airport. Several restaurants within a few miles. Restaurant within the hotel.[Less]
Great tournament hotel
By Reynolds family
Our stay was great, the rooms were well decorated and clean. The staff was helpful and friendly. The large free space downstairs in the lobby was perfect for our soccer team to get together.[Less]