The Sam Houston Hotel
1117 Prairie St., Houston
Photo courtesy of The Sam Houston Hotel
The Sam Houston HotelIt may be one of the oldest running hotel in the city, but the Sam Houston has a luxury boutique vibe that defies its age. The historic downtown treasure opened in 1924 and closed in 1973, then reopened in 2002 as the Alden Houston and earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It recently underwent a locally inspired renovation and returned to its original name, which pays tribute to the city’s namesake—the man who helped Texas gain its independence and statehood. The hotel is also a new addition to Curio, a collection of unique independent hotels by Hilton, so members of the guest loyalty program can earn HHonors rewards.