Suppose you ever read any of my other travel guides about things to do in Houston. In that case, you’ll already be familiar with my love of all things historical, so it won’t come as any surprise to you that one of my favorite places to head to in Houston is the Museum District. I just can’t get enough.
If I’m planning a trip for leisure in Houston, I almost always try to book hotels in the Museum District; that way, I’ve got easy access to some of the best museums in the city.
No matter how many times I visit the Museum District, I always find there is something new and fascinating to see and do, with 19 museums packed with enrapturing exhibits, fun activities, and inspiring displays of artwork.
So, whether you’re visiting the area to learn about the history of Texas, to view some fine arts, or to take part in some hands-on experience at the Museum of Natural Science, this guide is going to give you some great ideas about the best hotels in the Museum District so you’ll have all this right on your doorstep.
Ultimate List of The 5 Best Hotels in The Museum District, Houston
Throughout this guide, I am going to focus on what each hotel has to offer in terms of services, facilities, and amenities, as well as reflect on my personal experience with each hotel.
Of course, you’re looking for hotels with excellent access to the Museum District, so I won’t go into too much detail about things to do in the area. They’re all very close together, with a fabulous array of restaurants, bars, and of course, museums within walking distance.
You will also notice that for each hotel, there is a section that mentions a price per night. However, I must stress that this is only to be taken as a guideline. This is the average price for a room at the time I wrote this guide, and depending on your personal preferences, this price could vary. The time of year you visit will also impact the cost.
Now that we’ve covered that, let’s take a look at the best Houston hotels in the Museum District.
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1. Cozy Houston Retreat with Yard about 3 Mi to Dtwn!
|Address||Houston, 77004-5735, United States|
|Price Per night||$166.00|
These beautiful, cozy apartments are the ideal place to stay if you’re looking for a home-from-home kind of vibe. Despite their compact size, the way they’re laid out and designed is perfect, with plenty of space and ample furniture and storage space.
Whether you’re looking for a long-term or short-term stay, this cozy retreat will offer a comfortable abode to return to after a day of exploring the Museum District and the rest of Houston.
There are three apartments in total, which all have a shared garden space. The apartments are situated inside a stunning 1940s home, so renting the entire property would make for the perfect vacation if you’re traveling with a small group or the whole family.
There is plenty of reliable public transport nearby, as well as car charging ports, a driveway, and free street parking. The property is made secure with CCTV outside the building.
Inside the property, each apartment has a queen-sized bed, dining area, lounge space, smart TV, and plenty of storage space for clothes and baggage.
2. Cheerful 2 BdRoom Home Med Center/Museum District
This cheerful two-bedroom home will have you feeling settled in from the minute you arrive, with cozy-looking furniture, an indoor log fire, and a dedicated workspace. It somehow manages to strike a sense of nostalgia for the entirety of your stay.
Perfect for families, the apartment is located within the Museum District and Medical Center in Houston. There are also many restaurants nearby, such as MF sushi, Lucille’s, and Barnaby’s Cafe.
The accommodation comprises a luxury hot tub for you to wind down in the evening, something which I always enjoy taking advantage of.
The property is exceptionally well-maintained and spotlessly clean. It provides plenty of fresh linens and towels for the duration of your stay.
This is also a pet-friendly property should you want to bring your four-legged friend along for the vacation. You might have to leave them while you explore the museums, though.
3. 3-Story Home Near Museums, Nightlife, and Downtown!
This three-story home is stunning. The interior is out of this world and oozes class, style, and luxury.
Inside is a shabby chic lounge area with modern interiors and designer furniture. In addition, there is also a dining area and open plan kitchen, which follows the same on-trend theme.
The outside of the building is attractive, with a pleasant garden area and a fenced private space. The outdoor area also includes a balcony for relaxing in the evening or looking over the city while you enjoy breakfast.
Private parking in two garages, which are also guarded by high-tech security cameras, makes you feel extremely secure within your gated accommodation.
There are three bedrooms in total so that the property can sleep up to six people, and there is the option to add extra beds provided to arrange this with the owner beforehand.
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4. Sonder The Hampstead
These beautiful modernistic, newfangled apartments are right on-trend at the moment in terms of decor, amenities, and general style. They are minimalist while still aiming to provide you with everything you need for a relaxing stay.
There are a few spaces to choose from when selecting your apartment. However, I have only ever stayed in one of them, which was the superior two-bedroom apartment that had a private balcony.
It also had a fully-stocked kitchen with all the necessary equipment, a cozy lounge with a comfortable sofa, a flat-screen TV, and stunning views.
The bedrooms were both spacious, and I had one of the best night sleeps I’ve ever had in the comfortable King-size bed. There is also ample closet space which I always think is a welcoming bonus.
The bathroom was stunning, with cream marble flooring, a bath, a walk-in shower, and, again, tons of storage space, which is great if you’re here for a long-term stay.
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5. Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District
I realize that many of the residences I have discussed so far have been apartments and full houses, so just in case that’s not what you want here for and you prefer a classic hotel setting.
Hotel Zaza describes itself as a feast for the senses, and upon arrival, it’s clear to see exactly where this phrase stems from. The style and decor in this hotel are sublime, and you’re blown away by something new and exciting around every corner. You’d have to see it for yourself to know what I’m talking about, truly.
Here, the primary sense of style is dark, gothic, grand, and majestic. It almost feels as though you’re on the set of a movie.
The hotel has a cool bar area, which is in keeping with the style of the rest of the hotel, with low light and dark furniture.
There is a private pool with ample sun loungers, and the rooms offer stunning views of the city, especially in the evening when the fountains are lit up and at full flow. It’s a sight to behold with the Houston skyline in the background.
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A Final Glance
So, if you were feeling overwhelmed with the number of hotels in the Museum District, and didn’t know where to begin, hopefully, my guide has given you a broader scope and a place to start. If you enjoyed reading this but still aren’t sure to stay during your next trip to Houston, you should also take a look at the best Houston hotels with restaurants and the best hotels in Houston with a spa if you fancy a pamper weekend.