The long weekend (and the necessary salute to everyone who gave it their all for the nation) means Houstonians are in search of local getaways.
While many hop spots are fully booked for Memorial Day weekend (Houstonian Hotel staff confirm that the elegant spot is full), many hotels still have availability and even reasonable prices.
The best thing to do is to confirm online or give us a call. So here is a recap for this Houston hiker.
1300 Lamar St.
Hottest downtown hotel, which recently unveiled its site-wide room renovation and new pan-Latin American steakhouse from acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval, is toasting Memorial Day with special discounts. Look for deals on the posh poolside cabana rooms and the Residents Retreat package for a weekend getaway.
The packages include a 10 percent discount on the room rate, daily American breakfast for two, free in-room movie with popcorn and lemonades for two, one hour of free play in Topgolf with reservation and valet parking (always a plus).
Four Seasons starts the summer program with a barbecue evening on the pool deck on Saturday, May 29th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a live DJ, an à la carte grill menu and new cocktails by the pool. Expect BBQ cookouts with a DJ every Saturday throughout the summer.
Hampton Inn Houston downtown / Homewood Suites Houston downtown
710 Crawford St.
Houston Astros fans can receive an Astros Foundation package. The package is available all season (until November 20) and includes free valet parking, Astros Swag, two beer vouchers for St. Arnold’s Brewery and St. Arnold’s Swag.
The inns are less than a mile from the George R. Brown Convention Center and Minute Maid Park. And additional draw: Check out the beautiful new five-story mural (the largest in Houston!) On the back of the hotel, designed by New York-based street artist Dragon76.
Heights House Hotel
100 W Cavalcade St.
Houston’s newest boutique hotel is offering special room packages for Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday May 30th and Monday May 31st. Rooms for both days are $ 100 and include two cocktails from the hotel’s lively Space Cowboy Bar and Lounge and early access to the hotel pool.
Starting Sunday May 30th, Space Cowboy is expanding its hours to open for lunch at noon. (Hours of operation are seven days a week, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
Holiday Inn Express Houston – Galleria
2351 West Loop South
The newest centrally located and stylish hotel in the Galleria has just opened. The 14-story property is a stones throw from the tree-lined Post Oak Boulevard in the Uptown District and is close to the River Oaks District, Highland Village and the world famous Galleria. Memorial Park is also easily accessible from the new hotel. Room rates start at $ 122 per night.
Stand in the chic and safe Museum District and explore nearby attractions such as the Museum of Fine Art’s new children’s building and Hermann Park. Then relax with a face or full body treatment in the ZaSpa on site.
Enjoy the magnificent backdrop of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Mecom Fountain while enjoying one of the many spring cocktails in the Monarch, the signature restaurant of the Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District. Rockstar concept suites such as the Villa Champagne or the Soho Loft offer a more spacious feeling of living with all the comforts of hotel life.
Located adjacent to Memorial City Mall and Memorial City Medical Center, the ZaZa Houston Memorial City hotel offers swimming and sunbathing at The Beach Club, the luxury pool on the property. Then visit the in-house restaurant, Tipping Point. Go big with one of the Magnificent 7 Suites; The passage to India and French Connection do not disappoint.
Both locations offer a Stay More, Get More package that contains different percentages depending on the length of stay. Guests who stay three consecutive nights, weekdays or weekends receive a 20 percent discount on the daily rate.
InterContinental Houston Medical Center
6750 Main St.
The chic and acclaimed Medical Center Hotel and the Houston Zoo are jointly offering tickets to the popular Houston attraction. Families are invited to a getaway near the heart of Houston with the Houston Zoo Package, which includes an overnight stay in luxury hotel accommodations, self-parking, four tickets to the Houston Zoo (two adults, two children) and two InterContinental Stuffed Bears .
Hop on the hotel’s shuttle and enjoy a day at one of the best spots to spot animals from around the world and the zoo’s newest exhibit, Prehistoric Beasts, presented by TXU Energy. The hotel is just minutes from the Museum Quarter, Hermann Park and Rice Village. Helpful tip: Hotel guests have free access to the free car service to destinations within five kilometers of the hotel.
In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander’s (AAPI) Heritage Month, the hotel also offers a special dish, Kampachi Crudo. The sale of the citrus / sashimi dish will benefit Stop AAPI Hate.
The Sam Houston, Curio Collection from Hilton
1117 Prairie St.
Another hotel in the city center cheers the Astros. Here guests can enjoy an upgrade to a king deluxe room, welcome, vouchers for two beers per night and a 2pm late check-out (available until October 3rd).
History buffs will find that the Sam Houston Hotel Curio Collection opened in 1924 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, the rooms have been given a chic, modern boutique decor.
This hip hotel is a three-minute walk from Preston Light Rail Station (for direct access to the Museum District) and one mile from attractions like Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center, and the Aquarium.
1702 Seawall Blvd.
DoubleTree Galveston is located on Seawall Boulevard next to the beach, 10 minutes from Galveston Island’s historic Pleasure Pier and overlooks the Gulf. Enjoy beachfront rooms with balconies, chic decor, quality seafood dishes and a poolside bar in the pool. Book five days in advance and save up to 15 percent.
Holiday Inn Express Galveston Beach
3228 Seawall Blvd.
This beach hotel’s packages include a 15 percent discount for those who book at least three days in advance. Explore historic downtown Galveston, beautiful Victorian houses, antique shops, specialty shops, galleries, museums and restaurants. Starting prices are an extremely reasonable $ 94.
The Woodlands Resort
2301 North Millbend Dr.
This pristine property is set in 350 acres in extensive tree-covered surroundings. Now the resort is expanding its Waterpark Wonderland package throughout the summer. Look for $ 50 credit valid at each resort restaurant, access to the Forest Oasis water park with waterslides and a lazy river, and 2pm late check-out.