Guests who stay at the Magnolia leave raving about it. There’s a lot to love about this funky boutique hotel: impeccable service, amazingly plush beds, a scenic rooftop pool, free WiFi, a breakfast buffet, and personal perks like complimentary happy hours and a bedtime milk and cookie bar. The Magnolia is housed in the historic former Post Dispatch, a 22-story structure built in 1926 as the original headquarters for Shell Oil. The building is centrally located in downtown Houston, close to dining, shopping and walking-distance to the Astros’ Minute Maid Park. It’s a convenient base to explore all the sites the city has to offer.
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People love the Magnolia Hotel in Houston for its location and funkiness. It was built in 1926 as a newspaper building and sits on the edge of the downtown historic district. The lounge on the second floor serves free drinks for one hour each night, and there are fantastic views from its tiny top-floor pool and hot tub.