See our Four Seasons Hotel in Houston Review, known as “Houston’s Living Room,” is located right in the heart of the city’s downtown business district. This home feeling hotel paired with a bustling outdoor pool scene, award-winning restaurants and more make this place a splendid stay.
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Situated in a tall brick skyscraper, the Four Seasons Houston looked a bit outdated compared to some other luxury options, however once you get past the entrance, you can see that isn’t the case. There is a distinct upscale vibe blneded with Texas traditional design that comes with the style of the hotel. The marble and mahogany lobby was reminiscent of an old-school smoking lounge, with low ceilings, lounge-style booths and velvet chairs, accented by wood-framed, stainless steel, and glass elements. Designed by award-winning boutique Meyer Davis, natural light bathed the space from three floors above with a grand central staircase acting as the striking focal point.
There are a total of 404 rooms and 40 suites that showcases the “Home-style” approach of design. There is custom-designed furniture and abstract artwork, offering a refined Texas experience that feels like a home away from your home.
The City King Room is a tastefully decorated, beige, cream and white room with small accents of yellow. The Four Seasons signature bed is amazing because it comes with only the best silky linens, goose down duvet, and a large bay window that shows off the stunning city skyline. The marble bathroom was furnished with a walk-in shower and decadent L’Occitane lemon verbana bath amenities.
The room rate included standard WiFi, twice-daily housekeeping and the morning newspaper.
The Four Season Hotel Houston sports a fourth-floor pool and patio area, shaded by palm trees and surrounded by pretty foliage and fountains. For a good workout, check out the 24-hour, 2,500-square-foot fitness center with an impressive, equipped with high-end machines and offering yoga and group fitness class.
The hotel even has their own spa that comes equipped with steam rooms and a relaxation area, a Topgolf Swing Suite with a virtual fairway, and a total of 16,522 square feet of event space. WiFi was free throughout the hotel, as well as a limited shuttle service to certain business and shopping areas.
Food & Drink
Start your night off at Vinoteca’s for some great happy hour drinks. They also have a wide variety of gourmet antipasto, small plates and deals on premium spirits. Menu highlights included the Black Truffle Mac & Cheese and the delicious flatbreads.
Quattro is their authentic Italian restaurant that serves an excellent dinner. Their Farmer’s Salad is absolutely delicious as it sources their ingredients locally such as using bluebonnet greens, pickled heirloom tomatoes and a dash of avocado basil puree. For a more hearty main course, their lasagna is to die for as it comes with five layers of beef bolognese and ricotta-parmesan fondue.
For a more Tex-Mex and laid back lunch, check out The Pool Deck Cafe. At night, you can go to Bayou & Bottle by celebrity chef Richard Sandoval. A restaurant and bar that boasts an impressive collection of more than 100 bourbons and whiskeys. The Huntsman is the eatery’s signature cocktail, which very complex, made of Monkey Shoulder, Italian vermouth, apricot brandy and finished table-side with a hit of Rooibos tea smoke.
Finally, the Bayou & Bean is a great spot for coffee, pastries and grab-and-go items, and the lobby lounge stays open late.
Despite its size, the Four Seasons Houston offered personalized service with a dash of Texan hospitality. They contacted us before our arrival, via email, and asked about our estimated time of arrival and preferences. Both check-in and check-out were a breeze. And the staff we encountered were warm, attentive and hospitable. From the front desk and housekeeping to the concierge and the waiters, the service was fantastic.
Located in the city’s Financial District, the Four Seasons was surrounded by corporate office buildings and plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Discovery Green, with its lawns, gardens and promenades, was a short two-minute walk from the hotel. The convention center, Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park were also within walking distance.
Address: 1300 Lamar Street, Houston.
The Four Seasons Hotel in Houston is a luxurious hotel that is located in the heart of the Financial District of Houston that offers a retreat that brings together contemporary accommodations, an amazing pool, well-equipped fitness center and excellent dining.
Looking to stay at a livelier hotel? Consider The Hotel Granduca, which offers a more busy nightlife.