Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa

Houston, Texas, USA

Houstonian resort and Spa

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Review


Nestled amid mature oaks and pines, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is a historic, Forbes four-star hotel that exudes luxury, elegance, and southern hospitality. The former home of United States President George H.W. Bush, it has Texas ranch decor, upscale amenities, and is set amid 27 wooded acres and lush green grounds. It feels like a secluded retreat miles from the city — yet is in the heart of Houston. It also has one of the finest fitness clubs in the U.S., and a newly renovated spa that is a Zen-like sanctuary.

Explore the woodland grounds on a nature walk, passing monarch butterflies and spotting ruby-throated hummingbirds. Watch rabbits hop along the hotel lawns and go for a leisurely run along the forest jogging path that links up with the Memorial Park trails. The property’s ideal location offers easy access to popular Houston dining, shopping, nightlife, and attractions.

If you would prefer to stay closer to home during your stay, head over to the 175,000 square foot Houstonian Club and experience the world class fitness facility’s weekly classes, gym space, tennis courts and more. For something a little more relaxing, a day at the Trellis Spa could be in order. The extensive spa has indoor and outdoor soaking pools as well as multiple treatment rooms for everything from massages and facials to cutting edge light therapy treatments. Take a break from your relaxing and enjoy a gourmet lunch on the terrace or in the gardens before continuing back inside for even more pampering!


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The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is a city hotel with the style and seclusion of a country retreat.


Whether you’re traveling for business or enjoying a well-deserved staycation, The Houstonian invites you to escape to a place unlike any other, and experience all we have to offer – from floor-to-ceiling wooded views and complimentary access to one of the nation’s top health clubs, to friendly service and genuine southern hospitality. Forbes four-star hotel has 284 guestrooms and suites.

Traditional Guest Rooms
Recently renovated Traditional Guestrooms at The Houstonian are designed with Texas-style elegance, comfort, and the thoughtful details and service of a luxury resort in mind. With rich hues of blue, cream, and gold, our light-filled rooms gracefully welcome you with peaceful wooded views, plush bedding, and all the amenities needed for a productive business trip or leisurely stay. Choose from a King Guestroom with sofa bed, an Executive King with club chairs and roomier area seating, a Double Queen Guestroom, or a Corner King with more square feet for your stay.
Premier Guestrooms
Throw open the curtains for the richest views to be found from our newly renovated guestrooms. These Premier Guestrooms provide beautiful views of nature and its dense canopy of trees leading down to the bayou side of the property, plus the Texas-style elegance and amenities of a Traditional Guestroom. Choose from a King Guestroom with sofa bed, an Executive King with club chairs and roomier area seating, or a Double Queen Guestroom.
Houstonian Suites
Enjoy a delightful stay in one of our spacious, two-room Houstonian Suites. Each newly renovated and well-appointed suite offers a king size bed, plus a light-filled, separate living area with additional lounging and entertaining. Houstonian Suites provide a door between rooms for a variety of spaces to work or relax without sacrificing privacy, plus modern and amenities needed for a productive business trip or a leisurely stay. Relax and enjoy the view.
George H. W. Bush Wing Suites
The George H. W. Bush Wing is special at The Houstonian, filled with fond memories of our 41st president and his wife First Lady Barbara Bush, who traversed this wing and called The Houstonian home in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Suites in the Bush Wing will inspire and delight guests with unique design touches, meticulous attention to detail, and space for working, living and relaxing. Choose from our richly appointed Presidential Suite, stately Capitol Suite, or one of our Poolside or One-Bedroom Suites. With Texas-style elegance and inspired character, these suites deliver all the luxurious amenities and comfort you would expect from The Houstonian.
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Trellis Spa at the Houstonian

When you book a service at Trellis Spa at The Houstonian, your experience will be enhanced by an all-new, re-imagined space that allows you to relax for a few hours or the whole day.

The Soaking Pools & Garden is an outdoor oasis featuring a contrast bathing circuit with a hot tub, ambient pool and cold shower, complete with comfortable rocking chairs, four private cabanas available for rent, and a meditation garden. If you’re new to contrast bathing, don’t worry, we’ve made it simple for you to achieve results with step-by-step instructions on how to get the most out of your soak. Start your day with breakfast in the new treetop dining room, overlooking the majestic oaks that The Houstonian campus is famous for. Lunch and dinner are also available on an all-new health-focused menu created by Houstonian Executive Chef Neal Cox.

The Tranquility Room and Reflection Pool provide a quiet sanctuary for relaxation before or after your spa treatments. You’ll find an expanded menu of services that address your needs from head to toe, featuring new product lines, a couples suite and touchless therapies. Full-service locker rooms feature a jetted tub, steam room and spa shower. Complimentary herbal teas, flavored waters and light snacks are available throughout the day.



Four Onsite Restaurants and Classic Bars for Tasting and Toasting

TRIBUTE:  Celebrate the past, present, and future of Houston, and the city’s passion for authentic food from Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico. It’s how Houstonians love to eat! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

THE MANOR HOUSE ESTATE: The former home of President George H. W. and Mrs. Bush, is currently open for private parties and events only. The elegant Manor House is a place like no other in Houston, with deep history, meaningful architecture, and a culinary staff dedicated to excellence.

THE BAR: A lively and sophisticated bar scene that defines Texas elegance. Enjoy a comfortable and easy setting with lite bar food choices, signature cocktails, WhistlePig whiskey, and an approachable wine list.

ARBOR GRILL: Seasonal, outdoor dining with a cool, poolside vibe. Exclusively for Hotel Guests and Club Members, Arbor Grill serves fresh fare and chilly cocktails, and rises from the wooded beauty behind the hotel, and is conveniently located in the center of our expansive Resort Pool Area.

REFUEL: Healthy and quick grab & go in The Houstonian Club. Perfect for a quick bite to refuel for the rest of the day. Stop by the Club Rotunda and select from popular prepackaged items, smoothies, beverages, and light snacks to keep you going.


  • One of the finest hotels in the Houston Galleria area, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is a city hotel with the style and seclusion of a country retreat.
  • The newly renovated Trellis Spa is a great place to spend the day. Start off with a soak in the indoor saltwater pool, followed by a massage or facial, and even lunch on the spa’s secluded terrace.
  • Access to the iconic Houstonian Club is included with any stay at the hotel. Head to The Club for yoga or spin classes, a dip in the outdoor pools, a game of tennis, or a visit to the extensive Club Shop.

Advisor Tip:


For a special dining experience for up to 4 people reserve dinner in the Wine Room at Tribute. Enjoy a delicious dinner surrounded by the restaurants 4,000 bottle wine collection while being doted on by a personal sommelier for the evening.

Getting There:


Daily flights from many major US cities to  Houston (IAH)

45 min drive from Houston (IAH)  airport to Houstonian Resort & Spa

Ideal Length of Stay:

2 – 3 days


When to go:

Year around


Who should go:  Spa Lovers, Couples, Families


Interested in planning a stay at the Houstonian Hotel, Club, and Spa? Contact River Oaks Travel Advisors to


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