Houston, Texas is a place wherein most locals don’t bother to have their own cars unlike in other big cities. They believe that people don’t have the opportunity to make friends with strangers or familiarize themselves with nature if they rely too much upon automobiles. Houston is a place where the pleasure of long walks, meeting strangers and living a simple life is very much welcome. Leave your car in the city and hop on a train to Houston, Texas. Enjoy this ride that you will forever treasure. Check out our top 5 places for you to stay at in Houston, Texas without a car.
The Museum District in Houston is known as the city’s cultural center, with places extending from natural science to the African-American events. It offers a wide collection of antiques, American sculptures and Impressionist art at the Fine Arts Museum. It has a lot of attractions to visit like the Houston Zoo, Herman Garden and Japanese garden. Additionally, it also has great places to stay at like the Hotel Zaza which features consist of an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, a spa center, a sauna, an on-site restaurant and a terrace which enables guests to witness city views. The hotel has its own transportation service and even lets guests borrow bicycles owned by the hotel. Guests can enjoy their meals at The Monarch which is just around the property that serves mouth-watering dishes. Evenings are best spent in the Monarch Lounge where guests can have their fill of craft cocktails and beers.
Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District
Address: 5701 Main Street
Price: from 195 USD
Air conditioning WiFi Pool/beach towels Express check-in/check-out Meeting/banquet facilities Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Internet services
Downtown is an active business spot and home to main attractions in Houston like The Aquarium featuring tank pools and shark tanks. There is also a vibrant theater scene in the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts which features musical and dance shows. Taking a stroll in downtown is a treat for its streets are lined with many dining options including upscale grills and sushi spots. Visitors to the city can stay in one of the most popular hotels you’ll find in town, Hotel Embassy Suites. Its features include separate living rooms with a sofa bed and fully-furnished suites. It also has a business center and a gym. One of its highlights is a rooftop pool with a hot tub wherein guests can lounge. Guests can also request for a shuttle service to popular downtown areas.
Uptown Houston also known as The Galleria, is a neighborhood which is a major shopping area. It is referred to like this because of its combination of stylish boutiques, the wide array of departments stores and its year-round ice rink. Guests can easily access a lot of places here without even the need of a car because there are a lot of hotels to stay at nearby destinations like the Sheraton Suites which is famous because of its location near the Galleria. Each room of the hotel is styled with a flat-screen TV, a seating area, a desk, and complimentary toiletries. It offers a local transportation service to its guests. It also has an on-site restaurant, Sage, which is known to serve the best American cuisine.
Sheraton Suites Houston Near the Galleria
Address: 2400 West Loop South
Price: from 78 USD
Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Laundry Non-smoking throughout Car hire Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Outdoor pool Grocery deliveries Swimming pool
Midtown is a central neighborhood of Houston which is filled with bars, restaurants and shopping centers that people can visit. It is close to Downtown Houston. With time Midtown is slowly becoming the oasis of development. Midtown also has many comfortable places to stay at like the historic mansion of HI - Houston the Morty Rich Hostel which is said to have been built around the ’70s. Lots of popular cafes and restaurants can be found near the property. It is far enough from the busy streets of downtown but close enough to the center of town. Each dormitory room is air-conditioned and with a seating area while all rooms include access to shared bathrooms. Its features consist of an outdoor pool and a patio overlooking the neighborhood.
HI - Houston the Morty Rich Hostel
Address: 501 Lovett Boulevard
Montrose is an interesting neighborhood popular for its shops with vintage vibes, a vibrant nightlife and diverse combinations of bistros ranging from eclectic cafes to Mexican restaurants and Mediterranean cuisine. It’s also home to indie galleries and the Rothko Chapel which is quite popular for its’ colossal abstract interiors. Guests can spend their days discovering all that Montrose has to offer and while staying in one of the well-known hotels like La Colombe d'Or which is styled artistically with unique art pieces and rare sculptures. It has an extravagant venue named Grand Salon de la Comtesse which is perfect to hold a large event with a lot of attendees.
La Colombe d'Or
Address: 3410 Montrose Boulevard
Price: from 295 USD
Experiencing Houston, Texas like a true townie
Take long walks, appreciate fresh air and nature by leaving your car behind and starting anew in Houston even if it’s just for a holiday. Take a look at the top 5 neighborhoods to stay in Houston without a car.
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