Royal Sonesta Houston

Houston, Texas

The hotel

If you love to shop you’ve come to the right hotel! The Royal Sonesta is only a few miles from downtown Houston and just a short walk from The Galleria shopping mall. What’s more, if you don’t fancy walking or driving there, simply hop on the complimentary shuttle bus to and from, it couldn’t be easier! Just a few miles from downtown, there’s plenty to see close by, if you can tear yourself away from the hotel that is. Very comfortable indeed with spacious rooms furnished in a cool and contemporary manner, you’ll also love the relaxed atmosphere that prevails. Grab a towel and head to the outdoor swimming pool on the 5th floor, perfect for unwinding by in-between bouts of sightseeing. The Restaurant is also a lovely place to linger awhile with its leather banquette seating and bold splashes of colour. Serving international favourites and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we’re sure you’ll become a frequent visitor during your time here. For evening cocktails, head to the Lobby Lounge, also the venue for a spot of live entertainment every now and again!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Uptown Houston, just a few blocks from The Galleria and the Museum and Theatre districts.

Hotel information

485 rooms and 13 suites on 23 floors. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, complimentary WiFi, coffee maker, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 1 double bed or 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 4 adults.

ARA Restaurant, Axis Lounge. Outdoor swimming pool. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour health club. 24-hour room service*. Concierge service. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary shuttle within a 3-mile radius. Self-parking $19 per day, valet parking $28, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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May 16, 2019 Kohkaine

Stayed at the Royal Sonesta hotel for 2 nights. Room is clean and nice. In the Executive Lounge, special mention to Mr. Milton for his excellent service. He is a extremely friendly and dedicated staff. Thank you my friend.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect for Business, Not so much for family

May 11, 2019 dodgerdave2018 Downey, California

I spent 3 nights at the Royal Sonesta in Houston this past May. I was there on business and the accommodations were very nice and comfortable for my stay. Now granted I have not seen every room in this hotel, but my room was set up comfortable with a great work desk for the business traveler. The desk also had a very useful charging station… Read more
I spent 3 nights at the Royal Sonesta in Houston this past May. I was there on business and the accommodations were very nice and comfortable for my stay. Now granted I have not seen every room in this hotel, but my room was set up comfortable with a great work desk for the business traveler. The desk also had a very useful charging station for power cords and USB receptacle’s for your phone. For me a good sign of a quality hotel is whether or not I can sleep well. The bed was comfortable and I was able to get some quality sleep which is not typical for me. Another nice feature is that the room had a huge flat screen TV with good picture quality. The air conditioning system worked well and more importantly was very quiet. The reason I say that this hotel is not really geared towards traveling family’s, at least with little kids is that there is not much really close that you can walk to. The hotel is sandwiched between a freeway (do you call them freeways in Texas?) and several large businesses. Overall I would say that the Royal Sonesta is a quality hotel, especially for business travelers. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No wifi in my (very expensive) room!!

May 9, 2019 SorenVase

Had a good time here, staying on the top floor which included access to a lounge with breakfast and afternoon drinks. Was disappointed to pay so much just to find out that the wifi did not reach my room. This is unforgivable on a floor that caters to business travellers. When I called the reception - who picked up after three or four tries - I was… Read more
Had a good time here, staying on the top floor which included access to a lounge with breakfast and afternoon drinks. Was disappointed to pay so much just to find out that the wifi did not reach my room. This is unforgivable on a floor that caters to business travellers. When I called the reception - who picked up after three or four tries - I was put through to some technical department elsewhere, who of course never solved the problem. Very strange to me to have the guests wait in a phone queue. I guess I was unlucky with my room. Fitness centre is OK, don’t expect too much of the pool which is something like 3 ft deep all over. Finally, I want to mention Milton, who works in the lounge on the 23rd floor. What a fantastic waiter, always smiling and courteous. I wish you all the best, Milton. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hotel is in a great location and garage parking is secured!

May 7, 2019 At526 Coppell

We picked this hotel for 3 reasons: location, security of parking and electric charging. The hotel rooms are a little bit dated but the room itself is clean. We love the location where it is close to everything. I like the fact the garage has a security guard at entry and exit point. The best part is there are several Tesla chargers for us to… Read more
We picked this hotel for 3 reasons: location, security of parking and electric charging. The hotel rooms are a little bit dated but the room itself is clean. We love the location where it is close to everything. I like the fact the garage has a security guard at entry and exit point. The best part is there are several Tesla chargers for us to charge our car. Will definitely stay there again next time! Read less
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May 6, 2019 Resort41586026699 Houston, Texas

My very first experience staying at this fine hotel. Nothing short of Perfect. The staff was great and the service was exceptional. We got dressed and enjoyed the beauty and ambiance of the hotel rather than going out. The area where drinks are served is absolutely beautiful and very intimate. Love it! Must visit again. You will not be… Read more
My very first experience staying at this fine hotel. Nothing short of Perfect. The staff was great and the service was exceptional. We got dressed and enjoyed the beauty and ambiance of the hotel rather than going out. The area where drinks are served is absolutely beautiful and very intimate. Love it! Must visit again. You will not be disappointed. Read less