Sam Hotel Houston

 4 stars
1117 Prairie Street, Houston, United States, 77002  show mapSave
From  US$ 241
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Verified Reviews:

  • Five minute walk to convention center - Nice rooms that are very comfortable - No coffee pots or ice machines
  • Wonderful service and courteous staff - Very bad breakfast - Beautiful veranda - Great fitness room
  • Beds are extremely comfortable - Bathrooms are large - Plenty of amenities
  • Wonderful beds, and bathrooms - Lovely bar with excellent menu - No spa, no pool - Valet parking included
  • Rooms were pretty small - Staff is unbelievably friendly - Includes a good breakfast

Overview

Located in the heart of Houston’s downtown, close to business and historical areas, this luxurious five-start boutique is great both for business and leisure travelers.

The hotel offers 97 spacious rooms, a comfortable and modern business center and a gym.

Every guest room is elegant, cozy and features the newest technologies.

The restaurant offers a wide choice of wonderful and unique dishes.

Number of rooms   97.

hotel Sam Hotel Houston Houston location

Located in the downtown, it is close to everything: museums, theatres, parks and restaurants. In addition, there are four railway stations within 1km.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 2.1km
  • Airport: William P Hobby - 15.0km, George Bush Intercontinental - 25.0km
  • Train Station: Preston Station - 100 m, UH-Downtown Station - 400 m
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

The rooms are spacious, stylish, and comfortable, they include the following: a lovely sitting area, a luxurious bathroom, cable TV, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities and a mini-bar.

There are standard rooms (king size bed), deluxe rooms (king size bed, double or twin beds), junior suites (king size bed) and deluxe suites (king size bed).

There are also non-smoking rooms.

Dining options

Breakfast is served in the breakfast room. The hotel also features a restaurant, a bar and a lounge.

A continental breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

George R Brown Convention Center is only 700m from the hotel. There is a business center in the hotel.

Leisure

To relax you can enjoy a swimming pool, a spa and wellness salon and a gym.

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) and the rate is USD 28 per day.

Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Pets are allowed on request

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 10 per night/person for baby cots. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Rooms and availability

The rooms are spacious, stylish, and comfortable, they include the following: a lovely sitting area, a luxurious bathroom, cable TV, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities and a mini-bar.

There are standard rooms (king size bed), deluxe rooms (king size bed, double or twin beds), junior suites (king size bed) and deluxe suites (king size bed).

There are also non-smoking rooms.

Standard Room

The Sam Houston Hotel Standard Room
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The Sam Houston Hotel Standard Room

Comfortable room with classical interior comprises a sleeping zone, work desk and private bathroom.

Deluxe King Room

The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe King Room
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The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe King Room
The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe King Room
The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe King Room
The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe King Room

This room is an expansive 360 square feet with a king size bed, leather headboard, sofa and luxurious linens and duvets. Includes a well lit work area with ample electrical plugs and complimentary wireless internet.

Deluxe Double Double Room

The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe Double Double Room
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The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe Double Double Room
The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe Double Double Room
The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe Double Double Room
The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe Double Double Room

This room is an expansive 360 square feet, with two Double sized beds, leather headboards and luxurious linens and duvets. each room includes a well lit work area with ample electrical plugs and complimentary wireless internet.

Junior Suite

The Sam Houston Hotel Junior Suite
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The Sam Houston Hotel Junior Suite
The Sam Houston Hotel Junior Suite
The Sam Houston Hotel Junior Suite

A door separates the sitting room, which is complete with a sofa, easy chair and a well lit work desk with ample electrical plug-ins.

Deluxe Suite

The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe Suite
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The Sam Houston Hotel Deluxe Suite

A separate sitting room comes complete with a sleeper sofa, two separate bathrooms, easy chair and a well lit work desk with ample electrical plug-ins. Feature a view of downtown Houston.

Alden Hotel Houston LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

What's nearby.

Visit the nearby attractions: the Astros, the Tunnel Walks, the Downtown Aquarium, the Theatre District, the Houston Public Library, the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, the Society-Performing Arts Fndtn., the Shell Oil Company Museum, the Heritage Society Museum and the Diverse Works Inc. in addition, there are two parks within 1km: the Quebedeaux Park and the Heritage Society.

The shopping mall Bayou Place is only 600m from the hotel.

Attractions for Tourists
  • Astros
    200 m
  • Tunnel Walks
    200 m
  • Downtown Aquarium
    700 m
Popular areas
  • Theatre District
    400 m
General
  • Houston Public Library
    800 m
Train Stations
  • Preston Station
    100 m
  • UH-Downtown Station
    400 m
  • Main Street Square Station
    600 m
  • Bell Station
    1.0km
Convention Centers
Sport related
Shopping Areas
  • Bayou Place
    600 m
Stadiums
Museums
  • Texas Aviation Hall of Fame
    200 m
  • Society-Performing Arts Fndtn
    400 m
  • Shell Oil Company Museum
    500 m
  • Heritage Society Museum
    900 m
  • Diverse Works Inc
    1.0km
Parks
  • Quebedeaux Park
    500 m
  • The Heritage Society
    900 m
Halls
  • Magnolia Ballroom Historic
    400 m
  • Peter A Leidel Community Ctr
    800 m
  • 1.0km
Universities, Institutes
  • Houston Visitors Center
    800 m
  • South Texas College-Law Alumni
    800 m
Theaters
  • Alley Theater
    400 m
  • Theatre Under The Stars
    700 m
Medical care and Hospitals

Local Attractions

  • Downtown Historic District Market Square
    1.6km
    Houston, TX
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
    1.8km
    800 Bagby Street, Houston
  • Houston Fire Museum
    2.0km
    2403 Milam Street, Houston
  • Houston Bike Tours
    2.0km
    1520 Silver St, Houston
  • Sculpture Park
    2.5km
    Bellfort St & South Freeway, Houston

Near the hotel

  • Christ Church Cathedral
    120 m
    1117 Texas St, Houston
  • Market Square Historic District
    130 m
    412 Main St, Houston
  • JPMorgan Chase Tower
    320 m
    600 Travis, Houston
  • Minute Maid Park
    500 m
    501 Crawford Street, Houston
  • Houston Symphony
    450 m
    615 Louisiana St, Houston
  • Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
    450 m
    615 Louisiana, Houston
  • Alley Theatre
    510 m
    615 Texas Ave., Houston

Restaurants Nearby

  • Hubcap Grill

    67% likes this, based on 64 reviews
    Food: Hamburgers

    40 m
    1111 Prairie St

    Phone: 713-223-5885

  • 17 at Alden-Houston

    72% likes this, based on 58 reviews
    Food: American
    Price Range: USD 42 - USD 81

    60 m
    1117 Prairie St

    Phone: (832) 200-8888

  • Treebeards Restaurant

    81% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Food: American, Cajun & Creole
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

    120 m
    1117 Texas St

    Phone: (713) 229-8248

  • Mia Bella Trattoria

    61% likes this, based on 84 reviews
    Food: Italian
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 29

    170 m
    320 Main St

    Phone: 713-237-0505

  • Little Napoli

    Food: Italian, Pizza

    150 m
    540 Texas Ave

    Phone: 713-225-3900

Getting there.

To get to the hotel is easy because there are four railway stations within 1km: the Preston Station, the UH-Downtown Station, the Main Street Square Station and the Bell Station.

Getting around.

The hotel is close to four train stations: the Preston Station is 100m away, the UH-Downtown Station is 400m away, the Main Street Square Station is within 600m from the hotel and the Bell Station is 1km away.

Alden Hotel Houston Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Alden Hotel Houston

Average guest rating

3.8
out of 5
Excellent
Based on 64 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
3.8
Value
3.8
Dining
2.6
Location
3.8
Rooms
3.9

Individual guest reviews

  • Location was great and staff were excellent, the Alden Hotel was very pleasant. Front desk was nice and helpful, the rooms were comfortable and clean and fresh.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.3
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      3
  • Staff is great, food is delicious and its in a perfect location, the water at the hotel is luke warm at best, the room has a very comfortable Herman Miller desk chair.

    Restaurant downstairs was very pretentious and expensive.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Value
      2
  • Business center, gym, and very helpful employees, great little hotel. Front desk daytime staff friendly and very comfy beds. Warm bathrobes, good restaurant and innovative breakfast, modern facility.

    Very bad service and halls/Rooms smell smokey, and the surfaces were quite dusty.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      5
  • Location was ideal, the Sam Houston was the best by far and staff were very friendly and accommodating. The room was incredible and the food was ok the service was great our waiter was excellent.

    The tv is an older one, isn't a big deal to me.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      3
  • The bathroom area was appointed nicely and i enjoyed the aveda products, the hotel was very nice and was at a great location. The service was excellent and room temp was managed well.

    Staff not friendly, shower door seal not good.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • Bathroom provided for a great view and the location of this hotel was perfect. The service was excellent and its rooms was nice. The rivera grill was a good spot for dinner too.

    Altogether, the staff seemed a little aloof, not having flat tv is not acceptable nowadays.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • The location was ideal as i attended a rockets game and could easily walk to the arena, everythng about this hotel was great. The service was wonderful, the employees here were very nice and the room was too small, and there was very little light in the room. Bar were very friendly and the staff in the restaurant and lounge were fantastic.

    Front desk personnel was very snobbish lazy.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • The whole area kind of has that smell, best Hotel Experience Ever and great water pressure and hot water. The food is perfect.

    We didnt stay, other venues and more exterior lighting at night. Door staff were excellent, the room was not clean housekeeping needs improvement.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.4
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      4
  • Great location, luxury decor and beautiful historic building. Worth the price, the lobby is nice and the pillows and beds are extremely comfortable. The restaurant is excellent.

    This hotel was a bad surprise to us, the Front Desk people were uninterested at best and the rooms were shabby and dusty.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.5
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      2
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      4
  • Great location for the night life of Houston, wonderful hotel and loved the architecture of the historic building. Better rates through booked, lobby is spacious and the front desk is very helpful as is the rest of the staff. Rooms size is nice, definitely, a 2nd lamp would be good and the Riviera Grill food is delicious and innovative.

    The tv was old and the seating area under the television/desk was just awkward, shower was made for people under 5', the restaurant service was kind of slow.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      4
  • Great rooms and location, a good computer/work station below a large tv, the town car to drive us around downtown was fantastic. Our stay was amazing and the bar in the lobby had a nice cocktail hour each night. The staff were friendly and every employee I encountered was happy and helpful. Bed and pillows were very comfortable.

    Not easy to park and empty after 6 pm, not the best situation time is pressing, the hotel fortunately does provide complimentary limo service to the opera house. Robe in closet already used not cleaned.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • A great value for the money, all the ladies at the front desk were wonderful and extremely helpful, room was clean and comfortable.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.8
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • Fabulous hotel and the service was excellent. The rooms were very clean.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • Just the opposite of most hotels, bartender, front desk, and valet were all great, the room was great, very clean and the attention to detail was top notch.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • Wonderful hotel and the staff were great. The rooms were new, clean.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.3
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      3
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