Hotels & Transportation
Frequently Asked Questions
What precautions are hotels taking when cleaning rooms?
Our hospitality partners have taken a pledge to take every precaution to help keep you safe. Find out what our hotel partners are doing to keep visitors safe through the city's Houston Clean Initiative page.
While you're browsing the site, look for partners with the Houston Clean Badge:
Are the pools open at hotels?
Public swimming pools are permitted to be open with restrictions on capacity. We recommend calling ahead when making your reservation to ensure the hotel's pool will be open.
What hotels are near downtown Houston or the convention center?
Here are some of the hotels in Houston in the downtown area near the George R. Brown Convention Center:
- The Hilton Americas-Houston is the largest hotel in Houston offering Houston visitors 1,203 guest rooms, including both one and two-bedroom suites (connected to the convention center via skybridge).
- Four Seasons Hotel Houston: Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Four Seasons resonates with the cosmopolitan elegance and refined Southern charm that characterizes Houston.
- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Houston Downtown Convention Center
- The Westin Downtown is a modern luxury hotel with all of Westin's signature services and amenities.
- The Magnolia Hotel, Hotel ICON, The Sam Houston Hotel are boutique hotels.
- The Marriott Marquis Houston offers a one-of-a-kind Texas-shaped lazy river, rooftop infinity pool, and special events pavilion overlooking Discovery Green Park as a cosmopolitan oasis in the heart of downtown.
What is the best way to get around Houston with public transportation?
Getting around Houston is easier than ever with plenty of public transportation options. You don't need to rent a car in Houston if you don't want to. Here are your options for getting around:
METRO is Houston's public transportation system.
Light Rail: The Metro Light Rail spans 7 miles from Downtown to Reliant Stadium. The rail passes through midtown, Hermann Park, Museum District, Rice University, Medical Center and Reliant Park. It's$1.25 per person each way.
Discover what there is to do in Houston along the METRORail.
Local bus system: Local service runs mostly on city streets, stopping at every other corner along its route. One-way fare is $1.25. Park& Ride service is for long-distance commuting. METRO’s 28 Park & Ride lots provide bus service to key destinations in the service area. One-way fare ranges from $2 to $4.50, depending on distance.
Cab Service: Houston has more than 2,200 taxis in its fleet. If you're in downtown, take advantage of a $6 flat rate in downtown. This $6 fare will apply anywhere within the Central Business District, bounded by Interstate 45, Interstate 10 and U.S. 59. The fare, in addition to increased downtown taxi stands, provides an easy alternative to driving to lunch, business meetings and activities throughout the downtown area. No surcharges will apply to the fare, which can accommodate multiple riders under the $6 total rate.
The Wave: The Wave is a jitney service that shuttles folks around Houston's primary nightlife areas, including Midtown, Montrose, Downtown, Uptown, Rice Village and the Washington Avenue corridor. There are a number of ways to catch the wave: along its route, call to see when and where the Wave will be arriving or pick it up at a designated free parking lot (southwest corner of Houston and Memorial Pkwy. and at Pizzitola's on Shepherd). (713) 863-9283