La Colombe d'Or Hotel
3410 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
| +1 713-524-7999
Photo courtesy of La Colombe d’Or
Sat, Sun 10am - 12am
Mon - Fri 11am - 10:30pm
La Colombe d’OrAn intimate boutique hotel with a B&B feel, La Colombe D’Or (meaning “golden dove” in French) is a Texas landmark built in 1923 as a private residence, for the founder of Humble Oil. Acquired by Steven Zimmerman in 1979, the “Fondren Mansion” became one of the smallest luxury hotels in the world. The unique property also has its own art gallery and Le Grand Salon event space, which has carved wood panel walls that originally hung in a French chateau. The third-floor gallery displays sculpture and oil paintings by local and international artists as well as works on paper by Picasso, Dali, and Man Ray, and there are many more pieces sprinkled throughout the property.
With only five suites (all named after French artists such as Monet and Degas) and nine villas (across the street from the ballroom), all flush with original art and 19th-century French antiques, the hotel feels personal yet posh. Bonus: 24-hour concierge service and complimentary Wi-Fi.
AFAR Local Expert
over 4 years ago
Like Having a Private Chateau in Houston
Five one-bedroom suites and nine villas make up this tiny hotel, located in the 1923 Fondren mansion in Houston's Montrose district. Each suite is named after an artist and is decorated in that theme. Photo via lacolombedor.com