Top 10 Neighborhoods In Houston, Texas - Updated 2021

Top Neighborhoods In Houston

Houston, Texas is known as United States’ fourth largest city filled with fine-dining restaurants, luxurious hotels, shopping places, and nightlife. It’s everyone’s dream destination. Take a stroll around the neighborhood of the historic Heights and lose yourself in the Museum District filled with works of art. Visit Houston now to experience Southern hospitality. In case you’re in need of a suggestion regarding where to stay, we have our top 10 recommended neighborhoods you can reside at while in Houston. Go and check them out, below.

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1. Downtown (from USD 159)

Downtown is usually known as the heart of Houston since it is the home to a lot of attractions like Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, City Hall and more and is very popular with tourists. It is also where most business and entertainment options are found. It offers a lot of choices from restaurants to pubs and shopping to staying in. One ideal location to stay in Downtown, to be close to famous attractions, will be the Magnolia Hotel Houston which is near NRG Stadium, Texas Medical Center and the Rice University. It’s within walking distance of Minute Maid Park also known as the home of the Astros baseball team.

Magnolia Hotel Houston, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Address: 1100 Texas Avenue
Price: from 159 USD

Facilities for disabled guests Lift Meeting/banquet facilities Breakfast in the room Cycling Fax/photocopying Non-smoking throughout Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

2. Rice Military (from USD 109)

One of Houston’s famous neighborhood, Rice Military is known for its great location between Downtown and Memorial Park which is where Houston’s largest parks are found at. It is home to a wide variety of activity areas and functions. Additionally, Rice Military gives guests easy access to the restaurants, pubs and other destinations located around the neighborhood. It provides wonderful venues for guests to stay at like the Hampton Inn, a 10-minute drive from downtown attractions like Minute Maid ballpark and George R. Brown Convention Center. Hampton Inn features an outdoor swimming pool, vibrantly colored rooms with light wood furnishing and free wireless internet connection. It also has a business center and an on-site laundry facility for guests.

Hampton Inn and Suites Houston Central

Address: 5820 Katy Freeway
Price: from 109 USD

Designated smoking area 24-hour front desk Soundproof rooms Free parking Luggage storage Non-smoking rooms Fax/photocopying Laundry

3. Galleria-Uptown (from USD 199)

Uptown Houston has renowned itself as Houston’s best destination when it comes to fashion which is why it is known as the shopping hub of the Southwest. People from different cities travel to Houston just to shop at the stores of the Galleria, the fourth largest retail complex in the USA. In addition, there are more shops, boutiques, and restaurants spread around the neighborhood, giving tourists many options to choose from. Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria is 300 meters (984 feet) from The Galleria which features an outdoor pool and a sun terrace where traveling guests can stay at. There’s an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy hearty meals like the Urban Star Restaurant which serves contemporary cuisine and a wide array of wines.

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria

Address: 2626 Sage Road
Price: from 199 USD

Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Smoke alarms Restaurant Face masks for guests available Dry cleaning Lift Swimming pool Designated smoking area

4. River Oaks (from USD 169)

Between The Galleria and Montrose neighborhoods, lies the haven of River Oaks. The lush area brings foodies, Instagrammers, and shoppers, to this dazzling, mansion-filled neighborhood. River Oaks is a neighborhood which has a lot to offer, be it for entertainment or for relaxation. One of the most famous destinations here is the Landmark River Oaks, River Oaks Shopping Centre and more. When it comes to places to eat, there is Armando’s, Sprinkles, RA Sushi Bar and more. And when it comes to places to stay at, one ideal hotel would be the Four Points. It has an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a business center, and meeting facilities. There’s an on-site restaurant, Upper Kirby Tap Room, which serves dishes of popular American cuisine and a wide variety of drinks.

Four Points by Sheraton Houston Greenway Plaza

Address: 2828 South West Freeway
Price: from 169 USD

Car hire Kid-friendly buffet Swimming pool Outdoor pool Physical distancing in dining areas Breakfast in the room Family rooms Heating

5. Greater Heights (from USD 49)

The Greater Heights also called The Heights is a green suburban area filled with primitive homes and well-known shops peddling vinyl records, vintage fashions, and gifts. It is also recognized for its laid-back live music scene, a movie house that screens art-house films and documentaries. Other than that, it has the Donavan Park which has a popular wooden castle theme playground. There are vacation rentals for tourists visiting the neighborhood like the Western Inn which features include extensive bedrooms with cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, and a free Wi-Fi. The inn is just a 20-minute drive to The Galleria and both William P. Hobby Airport and Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Western Inn

Address: 1500 North Loop
Price: from 49 USD

24-hour front desk Express check-in/check-out Tour desk Shared lounge/TV area CCTV outside property WiFi Fire extinguishers Luggage storage

6. Garden Oaks (from USD 119)

Garden Oaks is a neighborhood which has easy access to main roads and freeways; cafes and restaurants, parks, stores, and schools are also nearby which it makes it very convenient to stay in this neighborhood. Residents enjoy living here because of the fact that they have great access to Houston’s most accessible neighborhoods like Downtown, Rice Military and The Heights. It features a lot of home options like quaint patio homes, bungalows or even ranch-style homes. There are schools, cute little shops, restaurants and vacation rentals like the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow which has an outdoor pool and fitness center accessible to guests. It offers shuttle service to destinations such as the Galleria Mall, classic restaurants and nightclubs.

Sheraton Houston Brookhollow

Address: 3000 North Loop West
Price: from 119 USD

Fitness centre Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities On-site parking Pets allowed Lift Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Live sport events (broadcast) Non-smoking rooms

7. West University (from USD 119)

West University is a neighborhood in a very family-friendly part of the town wherein people prefer to walk rather than to use cars. There are parks and recreation around and within the neighborhood. It has a reputation for being the safest place to stay in Houston and also for having the finest universities. One of the best places to stay at in West University is the Courtyard Houston-West University which is a five-minute drive from Hermann Park. It is well-built with modern furnishings. It can accommodate couples and lone travelers alike.

Courtyard Houston-West University

Address: 2929 Westpark Drive
Price: from 119 USD

Non-smoking throughout Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Physical distancing rules followed Non-smoking rooms All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized 24-hour front desk Physical distancing in dining areas Meeting/banquet facilities

8. Greater Memorial (from USD 69)

Greater Memorial has always been one of the most highly desirable and extravagant neighborhoods in Houston. It is in a neighborhood wherein entertainment centers, parks, restaurants, and schools are easy to locate. Uptown and the Energy Corridor, which are the two main employment centers in Houston is easily accessible from Greater Memorial. The neighborhood is mostly occupied by retail and office spaces and apartment complexes. The Howard Johnson Express Inn in Great Memorial, only a three-hour drive from the NASA Space Center is nearby the Galleria Mall while the Hermann Park and Rice University is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Additionally, the Houston​ Galleria Mall is near the hotel. The Howard Inn provides a daily continental breakfast and free WiFi in all rooms. A business center is also on site where guests can access fax and photocopying equipment.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Houston Downtown

Address: 4602 Katy Freeway
Price: from 69 USD

Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies 24-hour front desk Parking Vending machine (drinks) Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Facilities for disabled guests Contactless check-in/check-out

9. Montrose (from USD 295)

Montrose is a residential neighborhood, which has transformed into the heart of Houston and is often referred to as Houston’s most walkable area. It houses the cutest boutique shops, the best restaurants, music bars, cafes, and wine lounges. It is famous for its numerous art museums which is why it has become Houston’s cultural center. It is also a known fact that it has the best venues to stay at. One example of this is the La Colombe d’Or which is famous for its unique works of art and its elegant sculptures. It offers Le Grand Salon de la Comtesse which is a luxurious venue capable of holding different kinds of events. ​There’s a separate seating area in every room of the hotel where you can entertain your guests. There’s an installed flat-screen cable TV for entertainment.

10. Spring Branch (from USD 114)

Spring Branch is one of the first neighborhoods in Houston which began as a religious community for German farmers. It used to be a wooded area abundant in lumber, but as the neighborhood moved towards industrialization, subdivisions, shops, and schools replaced the farmlands. It changed from being a rural area to an urban metropolis as years passed. Although it is not particularly known for its nightlife, it actually has a lot to offer, from fine-dine restaurants to places travelers can stay at. One perfect example of this is the Staybridge Suites Houston which features flat screen TVs with Blu-Ray in all its rooms, a sofa, a desk, a private bathroom with a shower and hairdryer and, lastly, internet connection accessible to all the guests.

Staybridge Suites Houston I-10West/Beltway

Address: 3251 West Sam Houston North Parkway
Price: from 114 USD

Houston, Texas is the place to be

What’s not to like in Houston? Everything you want to experience is already there. Museums, exotic foods, attractions and of course the Southern culture. To complete your holiday, check out our compiled list of neighborhoods you should stay at.

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