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The Whitehall

1700 Smith Street, Houston, TX, United States
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VIBRANT SOUTHERN STYLE AND COMFORT IN THE HEART OF HOUSTON

An architectural gem since 1963, The Whitehall is one of downtown Houston's most striking buildings both then and today. This sleek, chic hotel has been transformed to perfectly combine mid-20th-century charm with contemporary features. Sleep in high-quality bed linens in your spacious guestroom or suite, try award-winning modern Tex-Mex dishes in the on-site restaurants, and explore local art in the in-house gallery — all in the heart of the city.

  • Stay in one of 259 contemporary and luxurious guestrooms
  • Sample the hotel’s own private label bourbon, Edgar’s Truth
  • Eat and drink beneath the bright city lights in the cool open-air courtyard
  • Lounge by the outdoor swimming pool and sundeck with cabanas
  • Work out in the 24-hour fitness center
  • Hold meetings in Houston’s premier meeting and conference venue
  • Take in local art at the hotel’s very own art gallery

Whether you are relaxing with cocktails in the contemporary open-air courtyard, or ordering a cold brew from the city’s finest coffee roasters, a stay at The Whitehall is packed with Southern hospitality. Get your fill of local flavor here, from the dining to the music to the crafted sightseeing itinerary with your Southerly Host.

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Sophisticated design and modern amenities will ensure your stay in one of the 259 stylish guestrooms is comfortable and relaxed. They exude an air of luxury, with white luxe linens, glossy hardwood floors, and dark statement furniture. Spacious bathrooms are stocked with eco-friendly Olive Brand Botanicals amenities, while beds come with Sotherly’s signature Beautyrest® mattresses. Start the morning with a coffee from your Keurig coffee maker, and catch up on the news with a complimentary newspaper delivered direct to your door. The complementary Southern Delights cookies are a nice touch.

Speedy WiFi, ergonomically designed in-room work spaces, and a 24-hour business center will help you work comfortably, and efficiently. The front desk team is also on hand to make sure your trip goes smoothly, whether it is for business or leisure — ask for their assistance, whether it’s booking tickets, or using the free downtown shuttle service.

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Dining

Dining

Warm and welcoming, The Whitehall is the Houston hot spot for excellent food with warm Southern hospitality. Whether it’s a grab-and-go coffee and sandwich, modern Tex-Mex classics, or a cocktail in the outdoor courtyard, there’s a friendly space here for you.

Part and Parcel – Cool down beneath the stars at this hip, open-air courtyard. You’ll find classic cocktails, original Texas-inspired liquors, and a menu packed full of flavor. Grab a taco, or try the hotel’s own private label bourbon, Edgar’s Truth.

Edgar’s Hermano – Try Executive Chef Sylvia Couvarrubias’ award-winning Southern-fried stuffed chicken with masa grits and candied bacon jam at this proudly regional Tex-Mex restaurant. The breakfast menu goes big on Southern classics, including omelets and quesadillas.

Buffalo Bayou – Swing by this laid-back café for a pastry, sandwich, or flat white — it’s a great chance to sample the creations of the city’s local producers, as Buffalo Bayou exclusively brews with beans from Houston’s own Pearland Coffee Roasters.

Activities

Activities

The Whitehall has a prime location with plenty of things to do inside and out. Explore the hotel’s in-house art gallery, which exhibits original works created in collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design. Stretch out on the sundeck by the outdoor pool, or work out in the 24-hour fitness center, complete with PRECOR® equipment.

Minute Maid Park, the home of the Houston Astros baseball team, is just an eight-minute drive away. Visit the Space Center Houston, The Menil Collection, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Head to the Theater District in Downtown Houston for entertainment. If you prefer shopping, The Galleria, one of the city’s best malls, is a 15-minute drive away. Getting around made easier with The Whitehall's complimentary shuttle, which will take you downtown seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Location

The Whitehall

The Whitehall 1700 Smith Street, TX, Houston

Located in the vibrant central business district of Houston, Texas, The Whitehall is ideally positioned to help you easily reach Minute Maid Park, Houston Toyota Center, and plenty of tempting shopping malls. A complimentary luxury shuttle service will also take you to other parts of downtown Houston.

Transportation

Airport
William P. Hobby Airport is 10 mi / 17 km from the hotel.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 23 mi / 37 km away, approximately a 35-minute drive.

Train
The hotel is four blocks from the nearest METRO Rail station, Downtown Transit Center.

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