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Hilton Houston Plaza / Medical Center
3.5 out of 5
0.5 mi from Rice University
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The price is $98 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
4/5Very Good! (952 reviews)

"Our room was hot and our breakfast was cold. Otherwise, it is a great place to stay in the Med center!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Hilton Houston Plaza / Medical Center
Museum District Next to Rice U
0.6 mi from Rice University
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5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Newly Updated and Well-Appointed

"The property location felt very safe and tucked away in a very nice neighborhood. Easy access to Montrose, Museum District, Hermann Park and Rice University. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Museum District Next to Rice U
Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District
4 out of 5
0.5 mi from Rice University
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The price is $135 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7
4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Friendly, helpful staff. Great accommodations. I will be staying here again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District

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The Westin Houston Medical Center
4 out of 5
0.5 mi from Rice University
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The price is $107 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.6/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)

"r00m service was often not timely ..other services were excellent"…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

The Westin Houston Medical Center
2.fully Furnished Luxury Apartment
0.6 mi from Rice University
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5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Lovely little apt.

"The property is nice, clean and in a wonderful building. My only criticism would be that there is no seasoning to cook with, no oil, no coffee filters, only one roll of toilet paper in the entire apt. and no book with instructions about the use of TV, Thermostat, etc. I've rented homes in many places ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

2.fully Furnished Luxury Apartment
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Houston Medical Center
2.5 out of 5
0.6 mi from Rice University
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The price is $86 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7
3.8/5Good! (978 reviews)

"This hotel was a convenient stay for surgery in the morning at MD Anderson, however when I pulled back the covers there were several strands of hair on the sheets that I had to pick off before laying down to rest..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Houston Medical Center
Wyndham Houston - Medical Center Hotel and Suites
3.5 out of 5
0.7 mi from Rice University
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The price is $89 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30
3.9/5Very Good! (1,451 reviews)

"It was close to the hospital. That’s all I’ve got to say"…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Wyndham Houston - Medical Center Hotel and Suites
Locale Houston - Medical Center at Latitude
4 out of 5
0.7 mi from Rice University
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4.5/5Wonderful! (68 reviews)
Great Host!

"The host is extremely accessible and responsive to concerns. They will fix any issue. It was very nice to have condiments and toiletries provided, and the bed was super comfy. They have put a lot of thought into the guest experience."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Locale Houston - Medical Center at Latitude
InterContinental Houston Medical Center
4 out of 5
0.7 mi from Rice University
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The price is $119 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
4.6/5Exceptional! (475 reviews)

"It’s always clean and quiet. Staffs are very professional."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

InterContinental Houston Medical Center
Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District
4.5 out of 5
0.5 mi from Rice University
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The price is $220 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (975 reviews)

"I always enjoy staying at this property. Clean and centrally located"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District
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Rice University is located in an area of Houston known for its popular theater scene and top museums. Houston is home to 1004 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that's perfect for your stay.

Staying Near Rice University

There are 8 hotels and other accommodations within a mile of Rice University, including these picks:

  • Wyndham Houston - Medical Center Hotel and Suites: With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its pool and quiet location.
  • Hilton Houston Plaza / Medical Center: This 3.5-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Our customers like its bar and pool.
  • Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District: With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and an indoor pool, along with an in-room iPod dock. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and comfortable, quiet rooms.

Things to See and Do Near Rice University

Now that you've visited Rice University, you can explore everything there is to see and do within a few miles of the area.

Houston Natural Science Museum, Houston Museum District, and Houston Museum of Fine Arts feature captivating exhibits. Sights like Lakewood Church, Rothko Chapel, and Houston JPMorgan Chase Tower are landmarks to visit in the area. You can watch performances at House of Blues Houston, Revention Music Center, and Miller Outdoor Theater if you're interested in local theater.

Houston Zoo and NRG Park are both worth a visit while you're checking out the area. Spend some time checking out NRG Stadium, which is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Rice University, or make a stop by Toyota Center, located 3.3 mi (5.4 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around Rice University?
Rice University is located in an area of Houston known for its popular theater scene and top museums. If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay, check out the 30 hotels and other accommodations you’ll find within a mile.
Where is the best place to stay near Rice University?
Hilton Houston Plaza / Medical Center is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Rice University. Other good options within a short distance include Wyndham Houston - Medical Center Hotel and Suites and The Westin Houston Medical Center.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near Rice University, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals available near Rice University.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip in the area near Rice University?
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What can I see and do near Rice University?
You might want to spend some time browsing the exhibits at Houston Natural Science Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, or Menil Collection. Learn about local history at NRG Park and Christ Church Cathedral. You can catch a show at House of Blues Houston, Hobby Center for Performing Arts, and Revention Music Center.
How can I get to Rice University?
You can access metro transit at Elgin/Third Ward Station, TSU/UH Athletics District Station, and Ensemble/HCC Station. If you’d like to venture around the surrounding area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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