"Left tablet in room upon checkout. Went back 2 hours later and housekeeping had turned it in to lost and found. Can't ask for more! " More

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Houston awaits you at The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Discovery Green and Downtown Aquarium. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, a free area shuttle, and a 24-hour fitness center.

TVs with cable channels are featured in all 97 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free weekday newspapers, and safes. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and designer toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The fine-dining restaurant, The Pearl Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. A 24-hour business center, conference space, and a meeting room are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Downtown Houston hotel include George R. Brown Convention Center and Minute Maid Park.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$115 per night

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (2 Bathrooms)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing Impaired)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Sam Houston ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great location for Minute Maid Park.

Left tablet in room upon checkout. Went back 2 hours later and housekeeping had turned it in to lost and found. Can't ask for more!

Posted by , from Louisiana on Mar 5, 2017

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3 out of 5

Convenient Location, Ride light rail.

Nice hotel with a few correctable problems. City had a temporary sewer problem; but you could not smell it in rooms. ASK? Service could have been a lot better.

Posted by , from Virginia on Nov 8, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great hotel in downtown Houston

My wife and I were looking for a hotel in downtown Houston and very thankful we found The Sam Houston. Near Minute Maid Park, staff was extremely courteous and helpful. Spoke to Martin, the Director of Rooms and he was more than gracious and helped make our stay special. The driver was prompt and offered great restirant suggestions after the game. From the time we pulled up to the hotel until we left the staff went put of their way to see that we were treated as guest and not just a number. It will be where I stay the next time I'm in Houston. 

Posted by , from Austin, TX on Jun 18, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great people, everything was wonderful. Love this Hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, great staff
We had a great time, the driver was super nice shuttling us around. We would go back anytime.

Posted by , from Dallas, TX, USA on Dec 13, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great rates on the weekends. Valet parking $25.00

Pros: Quiet
Nice place to stay on weekends with great rates. Old hotel that has been renovated. Very quiet for being downtown. Most restaurants around hotel are closed on Sundays so eating breakfast at hotel is only option. Breakfast a little pricey but good service and food.

Posted by , from San Antonio, TX, USA on Dec 14, 2011

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5 out of 5

The hotel was modern and the staff was very friendly

The hotel rooms were nice, although the room was a little dark. The staff was very friendly and helpful if you needed anything or had any questions. It is in a good location (i.e. walking distance to a lot of good restaurants). I would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Washington DC on Dec 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

This is exactly what we wanted for our stay.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: $25 valet for 24 hour parking
We were looking for a "non-chain" hotel that was clean, comfortable and near our destination. Beautiful view of Astro stadium - bonus!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2011

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4 out of 5

great atmosphere

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
i loved this hotel and would highly recommend it. the only downfall was that there was construction going on early in the morning and it was located next to all of the courthouses/jails and bail bonds places.

Posted by , from houston on Apr 12, 2011

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3 out of 5

did not feel welcome by the frount desk staff

Cons: Noisy
I would not stay there another time. room was small Huge club next door cept me up all night

Posted by , from Corpus Christi on Feb 17, 2011

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3 out of 5

Just Be Patient - Improvements on the Way!

The developers have done wonders with this charming old building. The hotel recently acquired a new general manager, who was with another 4-star hotel. This GM is a dynamo when it comes to turning a fledging hotel into a great one. His super PR skills, and hotel industry experience is badly needed here. He has his work cut out. I’m hopeful he’ll make a lot of necessary improvements. He’s well on his way; he’s made some staff changes, replacing the valet service, which was awful, getting the restaurant up, and running, smoothly. Given time, there is no doubt this hotel will soon be where it should be. The hotel rooms are small, a bit dark, and skimp on toiletries. The hotel is located near the ballpark.

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010

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About the The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

Location 1117 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. There are 3 meeting rooms available. A 24-hour fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton. A free area shuttle within 1.5 mi is available. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Houston hotel is smoke free.

  • 97 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) (33.8 km / 21 mi)
  • Train station: Houston Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Preston Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 1.5 mi
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton offers 97 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary weekday newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Houston hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The Pearl Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

The Sam Houston Hotel's complimentary key-access 24-hour fitness room has free weights and four exercise machines—two treadmills, an elliptical machine, and a recumbent bike—each with a personal cable TV. Towels and bottled water are complimentary. Guests receive discounted access to a nearby health club. The club offers Pilates and yoga classes. Staff can assist with scheduling tee times at the Wildcat Golf Club, about 10 miles away. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 25 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Weight limit: 50 lb
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 32 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 25 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Sam
  • Hotel Sam Houston
  • Sam Hotel
  • Sam Hotel Houston
  • Sam Houston Hotel
  • Sam Houston Curio Collection Hilton Hotel
  • Sam Curio Collection Hilton Hotel
  • Sam Houston Curio Collection Hilton
  • Sam Curio Collection Hilton

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).