Last Updated on March 18, 2024 by Katrina

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The “up” in Houston’s Uptown area refers to its upscale ambience as much as its location, just above downtown. Situated mostly along Post Oak Boulevard and Westheimer Road, Uptown Houston is home of The Galleria—Texas’ largest shopping mall, with branches of Chanel, Christian Louboutin, and Neiman Marcus, just for starters—surrounded by more luxury shopping and dining. Here are the best hotels in Uptown Houston.

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston (1600 W Loop S.; 844-386-1600) Uptown

This 250-room hotel, housed in a 28-floor building on 10 acres, “is an exercise in Texas opulence,” writes Travel+ Leisure, thanks in part to its world class art collection and a three-story atrium with a chandelier inspired by the Dubai Opera House. A Google reviewer attests that the luxury extends to the rooms too, which start at 500 square feet. “The size of the tub, the surround sound in the room, the remote curtains, the elegantly decorated bathroom, and so much more were above and beyond. The atmosphere is amazing.”  >> Book this hotel for less

Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria (2626 Sage Rd.; 832-803-1234) Uptown

Stay next door to The Galleria at this 325-room Hyatt Regency with a mod design aesthetic, locally-sourced restaurants, and a large outdoor pool. “The location is within walking distance to great restaurants and shopping,” writes a Tripadvisor user, and “the rooms were very large as well as very quiet. The hotel was very updated and modern.” A Yelper also likes the “amazing staff. From the front desk manager to the room attendants, this Hyatt is friendly and so accommodating. The whole hotel is beautiful.”  >> Book this hotel for less

The Westin Galleria Houston (5060 W Alabama St.; 713-960-8100) Uptown

“Forget walking to the mall, this hotel lets you sleep at the mall,” writes Travel+ Leisure of this Four Diamond AAA Westin that is located inside The Galleria, “offering easy access to shops, restaurants, and the year-round ice rink. It’s the best choice for someone whose mission in Houston is to shop until they drop.” Tripadvisor reviewers love the convenience, but one points out that “this is not a resort-style hotel. No spa, and a second class pool,” but another likes that “if you walk out to the mall from that hotel entrance there’s a mini-mart, so in case you don’t see your favorite snack at the hotel it’s almost certainly next door.”  >> Book this hotel for less

St. Regis Houston (1919 Briar Oaks Ln.; 713- 840-7600) Uptown

Enjoy old-school luxury at this 232-room St. Regis with traditional plush décor and a tea lounge that’s a signature feature at St. Regis hotels. Condé Nast Traveler writes that “the luxurious St. Regis looks a bit like a glamorous high-rise condominium. Junior suites have a separate sleeping area and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the pool and River Oaks.” One Google reviewer calls it “impeccable,” while another loves “the lovely terrace rooms. They have a convenient shuttle that will take you up to two miles. Location could not be better—close to several great restaurants and tons of shopping.”  >> Book this hotel for less

Hotel Granduca Houston (1080 Uptown Park Blvd.; 713-418-1000) Uptown

Inspired by a 16th-century palazzo, this 122-room boutique hotels makes you “feel like you’re staying in an Italian villa,” writes Condé Nast Traveler. “The decor feels like it’s been lifted from a B&B in Tuscany…and an enchanting pool is an ideal perch for happy hour.” Google reviewers rave about the afternoon tea service while one user calls the Granduca “one of the best hotels in the city. The pool and hot tub were fantastic, and the rooms were spacious and equipped with all the amenities one could ask for. The serene and quiet atmosphere added to the charm.”  >> Book this hotel for less