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8 Reasons to Stay at Royal Sonesta Houston
All opinions are my own. This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting beautiful Houston, Texas. Why Houston? I got a chance to briefly visit the month before. I was only there for a night before we darted off on our drive to New Orleans for 4 days in NOLA.
My best friend resides there and our family is considering the city as a place to relocate in the near further. So with that in mind, I set out planning my August trip!
Houston is a fun, vibrant city I’ve had the opportunity to visit twice before but this trip. My brief visits before we really no comparison to this trip. I really was allowed me to explore the city and enjoy a lovely stay at a gorgeous hotel, the Royal Sonesta Houston in the Galleria area.
The Galleria is a shopping center located in Houston, Texas.
It’s filled with designer shops, boutiques and really cool stores, nestled near a handful of hotels. When I first planned my visit, I knew I wanted to stay in this area. Not only to be close to some of hottest shopping in Houston but also because my best friend works and lives near the area. With this is mind, I started my hotel search!
My Choice: Royal Sonesta
I love the whole process of planning a trip but let’s be real, it can be stressful and overwhelming, especially picking a hotel. Sometimes the whole hotel selection process is so much, I put it off until the very last minute. For me, a hotel experience is a luxurious one and it doesn’t have to be a fancy hotel for that to happen. I look for several things:
- Soft looking, plush beds
- A TV
- Hotel amenities like pool, coffee shop, room service, etc.
The Royal Sonesta Houston hit all these check marks and more! It’s a beautiful, modern designed hotel with luxurious fixtures and gorgeous EVERYTHING! After you park in the spacious parking garage, you head up the garage elevator to walk toward check-in in the lobby.
You will walk down a corridor where you can see the adorable coffee shop, lounge area, meeting space and then the lobby. By the way, this coffee shop was awesome!
I ordered a cafe au lait and it rocked! Am I a coffee snob if I want foamed milk? This drink had it, super delish! By the way, this coffee shop was huge. There were seating areas plus they served food, coffee, coffee drinks and smoothies. I had a tough time picking what I wanted to have before settling on my cafe au lait.
I really can’t say enough about the hotel. It was pretty and the staff was super nice! I had a chance to talk to staff several times throughout the trip: at check in, ordering service, ordering room service, to ask a question. Each time I got a courteous, friendly, professional member of the hotel staff to help me. It was very pleasant and something that you don’t get the pleasure to experience in every hotel.
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Super comfortable with an incredible view. The bed was soft. The room was decorated in a clean, modern style, just what I like and the bathroom was nice. I loved the Coco Mango body wash!
We were on the 21st floor. You could see the Galleria area and the beautiful Houston skyline.
It was delicious. Breakfast was hash browns, eggs, and bacon with mini croissants, coffee and juice. It arrived super fast and was very tasty. I am such a breakfast person! They had a huge selection of options to pick from: waffles, pancakes, etc. It was hot and fresh. Here’s a snapshot of my meal:
Here’s a recap of the 8 reasons you should stay at Royal Sonesta Houston:
- The staff: friendly and professional, 5 star all the way
- The hotel: beautiful, clean and organized. Amenities like the rooftop pool, coffee shop, lounge, are all A+
- The room: gorgeous, beautifully decorated and comfortable
- The bathroom: great size, clean and the toiletries smell wonderful
- The view: amazing, especially at night
- The food: delicious with great variety
- The parking: easy to access and navigate and I love how there’s an attendant for help
- The experience: Incredible! I will stay here again and again
My overall experience was great. Houston is a fun, lively city and I was really pleased and thoroughly enjoyed with my stay at the Royal Sonesta Houston. My best friend spent the weekend with me and remarked at how gorgeous the hotel was. In fact, it was so comfortable, we cancelled one days activities just to lounge in the room all day watching movies! Every hotel won’t make you wanna do that!
All in all, the hotel was beautiful and I highly recommend you stay there on your next trip to the Houston area. Big thanks to Royal Sonesta Houston for hosting me!