This article was published on May 19th, 2013
Shopaholics and fashionista’s visit Houston know the largest mall in Texas is the Galleria. If you’re planning a shopping trip it can easily take you a few days to tour the entire mall, so make a trip out of it! Located just two blocks away is the Royal Sonesta Hotel, a full-service hotel with all the amenities to complete your vacation.
Guest rooms are decorated in a pleasant contemporary palette and décor. Rooms range from standard to full suites. Crisp, white linens grace the beds, while cool refreshments await in the mini-bar. Views of Houston downtown are spectacular. The bathrooms have Bvlgari soaps and lotions – a pleasant treat!
The Club Floor, located at the top of the hotel, has a morning continental breakfast, happy hour in the afternoon, and has coffee, fruit and water throughout the day.
Guests are welcome to use the outdoor pool, hot tub and deck chairs to soak in the warm Houston sun. There is also a modest fitness room with cardio and weigh equipment and free weights.
Both the guest rooms and lobby have complimentary WiFi internet so you can stay on top of email and messages.
Just off the lobby are both a full-service, fine-dining restaurant and a lobby-bar. Room service is also available. The food is really good too!
The Royal Sonesta is a $25 cab ride from the Montrose (gay) district. It is a LGBT friendly property.
Guest Room: ★★★★☆
Towels and Toiletries: ★★★★☆
Restaurants / Amenities: ★★★★☆
Customer Service: ★★★★☆
Overall Experience: ★★★★☆