Ratings based on 3,162 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from US

Posted 13-Oct-2016
Everything you could ask for in a hotel and more. Not only were the hotel, room, and amenities nice but things like complimentary breakfast... wine reception at dinner time... cookies and milk reception before bed... make this hotel go above and beyond the others. The staff were all super nice. I would only ask that they improve their offerings on their room service menu. Other than that, no complaints at all!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Downtown Hotel close to nightlife

Posted 11-Oct-2016
Pros: everything, it was a great downtown hotel in Houston. Close to some really great restaurants
Location: Close to great clubs, restaurants
Stayed for 2 nights, great facilities, big room, comfy bed and love the free cookies and milk every night
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Virginia

Tennessee vs Texas A&M Football Game

Posted 10-Oct-2016
Pros: The 20's party was fantastic!
Location: Great places to eat and plenty of bars.
The 20's party was a Blast!!!! Staff was really nice. Parking was a little expensive.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great location, great service

Posted 28-Sep-2016
Close to everything and right price, the room service is great, and the valets are really nice people.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Sacramento, CA

Downtown, close to everything. Exceptional.

Posted 26-Sep-2016
Exceptionally clean facility in safe environment, and close to eating establishments.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller from Austin, TX

Overpriced - you're paying for the location.

Posted 13-Sep-2016
Pros: Proximity to Minute Maid Park. We were able to walk to the ball games and back. Free beer before the game.
Cons: Everything listed above. Magnolia has a lot to improve on if they ever want my business again.
Location: Food, bars, theater, baseball, construction, ice cream, insomnia, frustration, early return.
When we got to our room, it was large and had a nice view of the church across the street, but the windows were filthy and there was a lot of noise. We paid for a king room, and the bed couldn't have been bigger than a queen. Half of the pillows smelled like body odor, and the blankets were scratchy. The bed was hard and lumpy, and the pillows were lumpy and soft. We were woken by construction throughout the night (2am!!) as well as an ice cream stand at 1am both nights. Yes, it was playing the creepy annoying music and parked right outside our window. On one side of the building was a building going up, on the other a detention center. Lovely. The breakfast was terrible; they never had enough food and when they ran out it took them ages to refill. They have a happy hour every day with one free drink as well as milk and cookies at night; that was nice. Parking was easy on the weekend. When checking out, I asked that they charge a different card and they obliged but I checked today and they reversed that decision. Now my partner's card has gone over their limit. Thanks, Magnolia! I don't understand why this hotel has such a high rating. I chose this hotel based on the overall rating and we cancelled our last night and drove back to Austin at 11pm instead. That's how disappointing this hotel was. Houston is a strange place. This hotel is in the 'Theater District,' one of the many disjoint and separated places in the sprawling city, and it feels like it was built for tourists.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 09-Sep-2016
Hot to do downtown Houston. Parking however was $35 per day
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Close to downtown attractions.

Posted 29-Aug-2016
Nice happy hour 5-7pm and milk and cookie bar from 8-10pm. Free breakfast. Great location for a game or a nice evening out. The hotel has gone down a bit since we last stayed many years ago (little things), but I would still recommend and come back.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 24-Aug-2016
Staff was helpful. Great views from rooftop. Beware, check your final bill! If you remove an item from the room mini-bar to make space for your own water/soda, you'll be charged for what you remove (sensors inside). Front desk was helpful and cancelled the charge.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Medford, MA

Great Hotel in Downtown Houston

Posted 20-Aug-2016
Pros: We liked the location, size of our room, comfort, and the amenities.
Cons: Not applicable!
Location: The Magnolia Hotel is located right in Downtown Houston. Downtown Aquarium and Minute Maid Park are both a 7-8 minute walk away from the hotel.
My boyfriend and I had a fabulous stay at the Magnolia Hotel! The room was spacious, comfortable, and the staff were friendly and professional. The location of the hotel is excellent as it is close to many of the activities that Houston has to offer including baseball games at Minute Maid Park, Downtown Aquarium, and bars/restaurants. We look forward to staying here again in the future!