Royal Sonesta Houston: Southern Hospitality At Its Finest
Royal Sonesta Houston
Royal Sonesta Houston is a success because they understand the core ingredient to running a hotel ‘create a lasting impression.’ We highly recommend this newly renovated 485 guest room and 13 suite chic luxury hotel in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas.
If you travel as much as we do, you learn a hotel is only as good as the people who work there. The staff at this beautiful property are warm, attentive, and kind. As soon as you walk into the hotel, you can’t help but to gaze up and get lost in their unique lighting centerpiece in the heart of the lobby that stops you in your tracks.
We had the pleasure of staying on the 23rd floor in a spacious Guest Room adjacent to the Concierge Lounge with full access to:
Concierge Lounge Hours: Monday – Thursday until 10 P.M. Friday until 10:30 A.M. Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Axis Lounge / ARA
Before my colleague arrived, I ordered a bowl of Signature Tortilla Soup (Avocado, Crispy Tortilla) and a Margherita Pizza (Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, Olive Oil). I’m a Foodie who loves Tortilla Soup, and this is best I’ve ever had to date.
We had the opportunity to have a private dinner Executive Chef Robert Graham. The chef was one of the most humble and personable people we’ve ever met. “I was hired by our General Manager, Pete Ells, who I’ve known for over 10+ years. We are friends, and it just felt right being apart of the Sonesta Family.” Says Chef Graham.
If you love Tapas-style options, you will love their menu. Chef Graham recommended small plates: Charred Shishitos (Soy, Ginger, Garlic, shown), and Crispy Rock Shrimp (Scallions, Sriracha Aioli).
For dinner, Chef suggested the Pan Seared Scallops (Parsnip Puree, Smoked Pork Belly, Wild Mushrooms, Truffle Jus), Blackened Shrimp (Penne, Grilled Corn, Spinach, Cajun Cream), and Braised Short Rib (Pappardelle, Olives, Capers, Tomato, Ricotta, Gremolata).
Our favorite alcoholic beverage with the Hibiscus Lemon Drop (New Amsterdam Citron Vodka, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, Fresh Lemon, Hibiscus Tea Syrup). Wow, it’s refreshing!
The overall menu is simplistic without overbearing options. Vegan options are available upon request.
Breakfast: Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: Open daily from 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Need To Know
24-hour health club
Outdoor swimming pool (5th floor)
24-hour in-room dining
Self-Serve Laundry Room
Complimentary shuttle (3-mile radius, based on availability)
High-speed internet access
50,000 square feet of meeting and event space
Check-in is available at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is scheduled for 12:00 noon