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The Magnolia Hotel

If you like your luxury with a side of history, Magnolia Hotel may be just what you’re looking for. The Houston Press named Magnolia the “Best Boutique Hotel in Houston” in 2012, lauding the 2003 renovation of a historic Houston property. Originally the home of the Houston Post Dispatch newspaper, the structure also once served as the corporate offices for Shell Oil Company. Once known as one of the most impressive office edifices in Houston, the Magnolia Hotel has revitalized the building and brought visitors to the distinct property in droves.


The Magnolia Houston is located at 1100 Texas Street in Houston, TX 77002. They can be reached at phone number (713) 221-0011, or through their website, Twitter and Facebook pages.


The Magnolia Houston is a four-star property, whose on-site bar was hailed as the “Best Hotel Bar” in Houston in 2007 by the Houston Press. The Magnolia Houston was also rated as “One of the Top 100 New Hotels in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.

Average Rates

Average room rates at Magnolia Houston are between $144 and $244 per night, but can vary depending upon the season, capacity and any special events that are being held on-site. The property also launches periodic promotions that offer lowered rates, increased amenities and discounted upgrades.


Standard amenities of the Magnolia Houston property includes complimentary breakfast service, complimentary evening receptions featuring soft drinks, house wine and draft beer, complimentary cookies and milk each evening between eight and ten o’clock, complimentary downtown transportation services via towncar, overnight valet parking, a full Business Center, a rooftop pool, fitness center, jacuzzi, a conference center that holds up to 225 people, a library, billiards room and television in the Magnolia lounge and in-room dining options. Each guest room features complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, same-day dry cleaning, in-room coffee and tea, vanity mirrors, in-room mini bars, electronic key systems, in-room safes, oversized garden soaking tubs in each bathroom, pay-per-view movie access, irons and ironing boards.

Guest rooms are approximately 400 square feet, feature 37-inch flat-screen televisions, king-sized beds, and cable television. Double rooms feature two queen beds, are also approximately 400 square feet, and feature 27-inch flat-screen televisions. Signature suites include full-sized kitchens, separate sleeping and living areas, adjoining rooms that create two-bedroom suites, a dining area that seats six dinner guests and are between 500 and 700 square feet. Studio suites, at 500 square feet, feature kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-refrigerators and two-burner stoves, along with double vanities in the bathroom and a sitting area. Presidential suites are located on the Executive Level, which is accessed only with Private VIP elevator keys, complimentary shoe shine, steam pressing and breakfast buffet services each day, nightly turn-down service, a welcome amenity from the General Manager, daily newspaper delivery, oversized bathrooms and breathtaking views of the Houston city skyline.

Family Friendly Activities

Family-friendly activities in the Houston area include the Lunar and Planetary Institute, a can’t-miss attraction for space-crazy youngsters featuring interactive exhibits, telescope viewings and hands-on activities. Sam Houston Park, Sam Houston Boat Tours, The Health Museum, and the Children’s Museum of Houston are also time-tested thrillers for the smaller set.

Things to Do Locally

The strong entertainment and culinary culture of this world-class city make it an ideal spot for the adults in the family, as well as the little ones. Incredible restaurants, shopping and nightlife are all conveniently located to the Magnolia Houston,which is home to the luxury retail haven Galleria Mall.  The incredible diversity of Houston, where almost ninety languages are spoken and almost one-fourth of the population was born outside of the United States is beautifully showcased in the strong multicultural arts scene, and a culinary culture awash in exotic fare.

Don’t miss the Czech Cultural center, the Ensemble Theater or the American Cowboy Museum if you’re looking to experience and increase your awareness of cultures other than your own. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is also located in Houston, and is the only museum in the United States dedicated to preserving the legacy of African-American soldiers throughout American history. The largest collection of African-American military history in the world, The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum displays an unparalleled collection of videos, photographs, documents and artifacts relating to black military history.

Our In-Room Hotel Services

While Houston boasts a wide variety of kid-friendly activities and attractions, there are also plenty of offerings for the adults in the family. Whether you’re looking to slip away from the kids for an evening or will require the services of a temporary nanny for the duration of your stay in Houston, we’re pleased to offer full-service in-room childcare. Our childcare providers are thoroughly pre-screened, checked for criminal history, with their past employment and experience verified and checked against the National Sex Offender Registry. You make arrangements for a vacation nanny with us with no worries or concerns, resting assured that any nanny we send will have the experience, clean record and will display the professionalism that you expect.

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