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.
This hotel is a bit outdated, but it met our needs. Enjoyed the bar as well as the nice restaurant. Don't skip the breakfast buffet.[Less]
great place to stay, if in town for work. people very friendly clean hotel close to everything.[Less]
We only stayed for one night, but found the hotel to be an excellent choice. The rooms were big and comfortable, the hotel staff was extremely accommodating, the fitness center was top-notch, and the[More] shuttle service was a great help..[Less]
Home away from home
The staff at this hotel makes the stay so much more enjoyable. It is a great place to stay while in the Kingwood area.[Less]
My trip was great the staff made me feel like a returning, family member. Some even greeting me by name. Being there for medical reason they help soothe part of the pain.[Less]
The staff is outstanding, very polite. The room was very clean. The high ceiling on the first floor minimize noise from above which was great.[Less]
Could not be any better .. had an enjoyable stay. Would use again without question.[Less]
Friendly staff, clean hotel
By The traveler
This hotel was really nice, the pictures online don't do it justice. The staff is extremely friendly and went out of their way to assist us. The hotel room is nice and new looking. My only complaint[More] was that there was no refrigerator in the room but for the price compared to other hotels in the area couldn't be beat.[Less]
Located in a great spot, easy access to the city and transit. Overall a great experience, though it's only flaw was the smell of the lobby. It had a bit of an odor.[Less]