Downtown Houston, TX

Houston
Discovery Green which includes a city, central business district and a high rise building
Tour the beautiful green spaces, buzzing theater district and professional sports arenas nestled beneath a dramatic cityscape of gleaming skyscrapers.

Visitors to the Bayou City flock to Downtown Houston for its varied mix of urban parks and art, culinary delights and performing arts attractions. Discover historic landmarks, museums and theaters set along walkable streets in this 400-square-block neighborhood. Cheer on some of Texas’ biggest sports teams in Downtown Houston.

The area’s parks present opportunities for both relaxation and recreation. Riverfront Allen’s Landing Park is where the city was founded. Discovery Green has kayaking, live music, public art and seasonal ice-skating. Relax at the grassy lawns and pools of Tranquility Park and follow the wide promenade of Sesquicentennial Park along the Buffalo Bayou. At Sam Houston Park, The Heritage Society has a collection of 19th-century houses.

If sports are high on the agenda, watch a Houston Astros baseball game at Minute Maid Park. The Houston Rockets play NBA basketball at the Toyota Center. Spot sharks and other sea life at Downtown Aquarium and browse exhibits on law enforcement at Houston Police Museum. Experience the city’s spiritual life at the 180-year-old Christ Church Cathedral.

Live entertainment abounds in the Houston Theater District. Among its many venues are the Alley Theater, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Attend performances by the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera at the Wortham Theater Center. Watch concerts and stand-up comedy at Revention Music Center.

Houston’s culinary scene features hundreds of dining locations, which range from hole-in-the-wall barbecue joints to Michelin-star restaurants. Find many set around Market Square Park. La Carafe occupies the city’s oldest commercial property and is said to be haunted. Delight in dozens of food, retail and nightlife options at GreenStreet mall.

Many of Downtown Houston’s attractions are within a short walk of the city’s extensive light rail system. Escape the heat and showers by using the Downtown Houston Tunnel System. This 6-mile-long (10-kilometer) system of subterranean walkways links 95 city blocks. Take time to enjoy the food courts and retail outlets along the tunnels.


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Downtown Houston Hotel Deals

Holiday Inn Houston Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Houston Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
1616 Main St, Houston, TX, 77002
The price is $104 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 15
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the restaurant and the comfy rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Amazing staff and nice city views"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Holiday Inn Houston Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Marriott Marquis Houston
Marriott Marquis Houston
4 out of 5
1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX, 77010
The price is $259 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (956 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel, great scenery, convenient location. Two issues we experienced were our bed sheets was not changed and the front desk staff Kesha and staff who took our room service order wasn’t very friendly. Besides those 2 issues we would definitely return ."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Marriott Marquis Houston
Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
4 out of 5
720 Fannin Street, Houston, TX, 77002
The price is $108 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,012 reviews)
"Staff was very helpful and friendly."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
Cambria Hotel Houston Downtown Convention Center
Cambria Hotel Houston Downtown Convention Center
3 out of 5
1314 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX, 77002
The price is $122 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (918 reviews)
"Very friendly staff and security guard"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Cambria Hotel Houston Downtown Convention Center
The Whitehall Houston
The Whitehall Houston
4 out of 5
1700 Smith St, Houston, TX, 77002
The price is $170 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, a free area shuttle, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (984 reviews)
"First time here, and I was not disappointed. The customer server ice is superb, rooms were clean and nice, on-site restaurants and bar was excellent, and it’s in a great location. I will be returning. We did not have a refrigerator and it was a hassle free, quick process to get one. Overall the experience ..."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

The Whitehall Houston
Hilton Americas - Houston
Hilton Americas - Houston
4 out of 5
1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX, 77010
The price is $164 per night from Jul 23 to Jul 24
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,043 reviews)
"Great room, beautiful hotel and wonderful indoor pool."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Hilton Americas - Houston
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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