Houston,s Original
Landmark Hotel

A Mid-Century Architectural Gem

Houston’s original landmark hotel, The Whitehall shines with iconic mid-century architecture, gracious Southern hospitality, and award-winning cuisine. Adorning the city’s skyline since 1963, The Whitehall reigns as Houston’s premier destination for elevated business travel, elegant wedding parties, and family trips to Space City—delivering sophisticated Texas style with each and every experience.

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Distinct Features That Set Us Apart

Our Rich History

A mid-century architectural gem, The Whitehall has been a beloved landmark in downtown Houston for over a half-century. Our historic hotel opened in 1963, setting new benchmarks for design excellence. A prime example: the iconic spiral staircase that appears to float in midair.

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Distinct Features That Set Us Apart

Our Unmatched Location

Ideal for business and leisure, our convenient downtown Houston location puts you in close proximity to many of the city’s must-see attractions and leading corporations.

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Distinct Features That Set Us Apart

Free Shuttle Transportation

Let us give you a lift! Our complimentary hotel shuttle offers drop-off and pick-up service to the immediate Downtown and Midtown area from 7 am to 11 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Distinct Features That Set Us Apart

Our Outdoor Pool

Lined by breezy private cabanas, umbrella-clad dining tables, and reclining chaise lounge chairs, our outdoor heated pool can be enjoyed year-round and is open from 7 am to 10 pm each day.

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Distinct Features That Set Us Apart

Award Winning Chef

Executive Chef Sylvia Couvarrubias menus tempt with creative flavors and homespun style. Whether you’re savoring her award-winning Southern-fried stuffed chicken or mac and queso with chipotle grilled Gulf shrimp, you’re in for a treat.

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Distinct Features That Set Us Apart

Unique Event Spaces

Modern amenities meet post-modern style in our exquisite venue spaces. Set against the backdrop of classic 1960s revival architecture, The Whitehall is one of Houston’s most highly rated hotels for weddings, meetings, and special events.

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UnmatchedContemporary Comforts

Among the most spacious hotel rooms in downtown Houston, our generously sized accommodations feature an inviting blend of modern comforts and distinctly local touches you simply won’t find elsewhere.

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Part & Parcel
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Buffalo Bayou Coffee

Crave-Worthy Southern Cuisine

From our own “Edgar’s Truth” bourbon to fresh Texas corn cakes, savor our authentic take on local cuisine with three on-site dining options—Edgar’s Hermano, Part & Parcel, and Buffalo Bayou Coffee.


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"Excellent hotel"

The location is perfect. The rooms are clean and comfortable with superb bedding. Chef is amazing! The staff was superior in every way. It's more like you are home with family.

- Stephen C

"Better than great "

The room was over the top. So clean and comfortable. Every employee had a smile on their face and was more than pleasant. It was a great location and everyone was happy to help with information.

- Weiffenbac

"Thanksgiving holiday"

This is a great downtown hotel, the staff is professional, smiling, and take pride in their jobs. Valet parking was quick and reasonably priced. The hotel is beautiful, rooms spacious, modern and comfortable. Looking forward to next year.

- Mark R

"Awesome hospitality!"

Great Southern Hospitality!! The hotel itself is breathtaking, but the staff just makes it more wonderful! This was my first stay, but surely it isn't my last! Can’t wait until next time!! See you soon.

- Maria E

"Best Hotel Service!!!"

I have stayed at The Whitehall a couple of different occasions and it’s been hands down amazing! Valet is so quick and kind. The front desk staff greets me, and the restaurant has the best food. -

- Debbie Y
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Discover Downtown Houston

Entertainment abounds. Discover the Bayou City by foot or by using our convenient downtown shuttle. 

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