The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
Welcome to Houston
Stay in the lively Uptown neighborhood and within minutes of the Galleria Mall, Rice University, Memorial Park, the Houston Zoo, and other top-rated attractions. The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, on-site dining options, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, 50,000 square feet of flexible event space, and a business center.
Long Live the Guest at The Royal Sonesta.
Awards & Recognition
Deals & Offers at Our Houston Hotel
Soak Up More Summer
Save up to 30% on your Sonesta summer getaway when you book and stay two or more nights by September 15. Longer stays mean more savings. Don’t forget the sunblock.
AAA/CAA Member Hot Deal
Stay 1 night & save 10%, Stay 2+ nights & save 10% off + a $15 Food and Beverage credit per day!
Park & Stay
Book our parking package for your Sonesta stay and enjoy a convenient space for your vehicle.
About Our Houston Hotel
Tucked inside the lively Uptown district, The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria puts you near world-class dining, culture, shopping, and exciting nightlife.
Tour the Museum District, home to a thriving arts scene with ballet, opera, symphony, and theater. Discover NASA Johnson Space Center's awe-inspiring sights. Delight your whole family with a visit to the Houston Zoo.
With its proximity to William P. Hobby International Airport, George R. Brown Convention Center, and other corporate destinations, our hotel is the ideal choice for business travelers in Houston.
When it’s time to unwind, retreat to your generously sized rooms or suites. Embrace a range of thoughtful amenities and make Sonesta your home away from home.
The Lord of Houston
The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is overseen by The Lord of Houston, the grand longhorn and icon of the great state of Texas. He would never steer you wrong during your stay or your next adventure across the vibrant Houston cityscape. The Lord commands the herd of Houston that one and all should not take themselves too seriously while enjoying a superb stay within his stable…err, hotel.
Award-Winning Houston Galleria Hotel
The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria has been honored with the following awards and recognitions:
AAA Inspector's Best of Housekeeping Award 2021 and 2020
TripAdvisor Traveler Choice "Best of the Best" Award 2021
Convention South 2021 Readers’ Choice Award Winner
The Stella Awards 2018 Winner
Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide
AAA Four-Diamond Rated
Sustainability Initiatives at Our Houston, Texas Hotel
Join our Culture of Caring!
As part of the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria's Culture of Caring, the hotel strives to provide sustainable and efficient services. We have implemented several initiatives to reduce the environmental impact on our planet, and we are constantly looking for better ways, products, and resources to further reduce our environmental impact.
Each guest room has an individual climate control with a motion sensor that determines if the room is occupied.
Air conditioning and lights are controlled by a building automated system and turned off when meeting rooms are not in use.
Motion sensor lights in front and back of house offices.
To reduce water consumption, we utilize low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets.
Refillable shower dispensers for bath products in guest rooms.
Guests have the option of reusing their bed linens and towels.
Refurbishing program for furniture and equipment.
Paper, cardboard, grease, batteries, and ink cartridges are all recycled.
Use air filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value.
The hotel is smoke-free.
Food & Beverage
Focusing on sustainable, responsible, and local sourcing.
Hotel participates with Second Servings of Houston to provide excess food to charitable meal providers.
Click here to view the best practices and suggestions we have learned from our customers. Our team is eager to provide additional assistance for you to execute.
Pet-Friendly Houston Galleria Hotel
We love your furry friends as much as you do.
Sonesta is proud to invite your cuddly companions and provide special amenities like comfy pet beds, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats at check-in. We’ll greet your pet with an arrival letter outlining our local recommendations for a “pawsome” stay.
The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is pet-friendly and welcomes well-mannered pets, with no breed or weight restrictions. Up to two pets are permitted per suite.
$150 fee per stay applies.
Accessible Houston Hotel
We strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to accommodate the needs of our guests with disabilities. Please contact the hotel if you have any special requests relating to your disability.
The following areas are accessible:
- Public entrance
- Route from the hotel’s public entrance to
- The registration area
- The accessible guest rooms
- The meeting room/ballroom area
- The fitness center
- The swimming pool
- The business center
- The spa
- Registration desk
- Concierge desk
- Public restroom
- Accessible parking spaces for vans and cars in self-parking facility
- Fitness center
- Swimming pool
- Business center
Additional accessibility information:
- Hotel provides assistive listening devices for meetings upon request
- Guest room TVs have closed captioning or closed caption decoders provided
- Hotel’s valet parking accepts vehicles specially outfitted for wheelchair users
- Accessible guest transportation with advance notice
- Hotel has a TTY for guest use
- Service animals are welcome
- Braille and tactile signage is provided for permanent rooms and spaces
- Hotel employees will read menus and other printed/visual information and provide verbal directions to locations in the hotel to guests who are blind/low vision
- Audio/visual fire alarms in common area
Information About Accessible Guest Suites
Our hotel has the following accessible suite types:
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Deluxe King, Tub
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Deluxe King, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Deluxe Two Doubles, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Queen Suite, Roll-in Shower
Rooms designated as mobility accessible have features for guests with mobility disabilities, including, but not limited to:
- Doorways that provide 32” of clear width
- Roll-in shower or tub with grab bars (specific bathing fixture type is indicated for each room in the room name)
- Lowered light switches and thermostats
- Toilets with grab bars
- Accessible vanity
- Accessible route to all parts of the room
Rooms designated as hearing accessible have features for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, including visual alarms and notification devices.
Please call us at 713.627.7600 should you have further questions about accessibility or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Destination Fee at Our Houston Hotel
Room rates are subject to a daily Destination Fee of $19.00 (plus applicable taxes), which includes:
24/7 access to state-of-the-art fitness center
Basic Wi-Fi for unlimited devices
2 bottles of water in-room
In-room coffee/tea offering
$10 daily food and beverage credit at Launch (does not include alcoholic beverages)
Local and domestic long-distance calls
Exclusive access to the outdoor pool
Local shuttle transportation within a 3-mile radius
Check-in / Checkout Policy at Our Houston Galleria Hotel
Early check-in is subject to availability and subject to charges.
An early departure charge of $50 plus tax will be charged to guests who check out prior to their scheduled departure date without 24-hour advance notice.
A valid credit card is required at check-in.
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to check into the hotel.
Amenities at Our Houston Hotel
At The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, we are proud to offer a wide array of amenities and services designed to make your stay as comfortable and effortless as possible.
Additionally, if you have any special requests for your stay, we would love to make them happen. Contact us at 713.627.7600.
Reach your workout goals in our state-of-the-art fitness center, available 24 hours a day. Take advantage of the latest cardio and strength training equipment. Amenities include men’s and ladies' locker rooms, lifecycles, stair climbers, and treadmills.
After a day of work or exploration, re-energize in our heated outdoor pool, located on the fifth floor. Please note that our pool is seasonal and open weather permitting.
Relax, rejuvenate, and revitalize in our hot jacuzzi tub.
Enjoy 24-hour access to our business center. Use the front desk's convenient boarding pass station to surf the web, check emails, or print documents. Our staff are happy to provide photocopies and faxes (up to 15 pages) free of charge. Our concierge team is also available to assist with additional business needs.
Take in stunning views of the Houston skyline with our Earth Cam, located on the roof of the hotel! Get a new perspective on the city and spot prominent buildings in Uptown, such as The Williams Tower and BBVA Compass.
In-Room Amenities at The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
The thoughtfully appointed guest rooms at The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria offer refined decor, custom hardwood finishes, fine furnishings, and a wide array of amenities including:
Signature Sonesta bedding
Slippers and robes
Iron & ironing board
Lighted make-up mirror
Please note amenities may vary by room. More details can be found during room selection.
The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Parking & Transportation
Enjoy parking privileges in The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria's covered parking garage, located adjacent to the hotel's front entrance.
Hotel Self-Parking Rates
|Overnight Self-Parking for Hotel Guests||$30|
Hotel Valet Parking Rates
|Overnight Valet Parking for Hotel Guests||$40|
Overnight Valet allows for unlimited in/out privileges. All hotel parking rates are subject to applicable taxes
For your convenience, our shuttle will transport guests to and from points of interest in Houston within a 3-mile radius. Shuttle service is available on a first-come, first-served basis in front of the hotel. An ADA-accessible vehicle is also available upon request. The Front Desk or Valet is happy to make arrangements with you.
Shuttle Service at Our Houston Hotel
For your convenience, our shuttle will transport you to and from points of interest in Houston within a 3-mile radius. Shuttle service is available on a first-come, first-served basis in front of the hotel. Hours may vary. An ADA-accessible vehicle is also available upon request. The Front Desk or Valet is happy to make arrangements with you.
Romantic Getaway in Houston
Besides being a spectacular wedding location, The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria also offers couples a memorable getaway.
Whether you're in town for your honeymoon or celebrating your anniversary, Sonesta provides a luxurious stay for you and your special someone.
Contact us at 713.627.7600 to arrange your romantic getaway in Houston!
Dining at Our Hotel in Houston
Find local flavors and exceptional dishes right at your fingertips. The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is home to the following dining venues.
Discover an inviting gathering place with a clever menu of small plates and “Liquid Art” specialty beverage program at Axis Lounge. Contemporary and sophisticated, this bar and lounge perfectly reflects The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria's style.
ARA Restaurant offers globally inspired, locally wired cuisine set in a chic ambiance inside The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, under the direction of executive chef Robert Graham. ARA's breakfast menu features locally sourced premium ingredients.
Table One, a private dining chef's table experience located inside ARA's kitchen, features exclusive personal interaction with our esteemed culinary team and chef. Opening Fall 2023.
Lift off at Launch, our one-stop shop offering everything needed to start your day or cool down for the evening featuring PJ’s coffee, healthy chef-inspired bites and curated notions.
Lounge & Bar at Our Houston Hotel
Boasting a prime location and chic ambiance, Axis Lounge attracts locals and global visitors alike. A clever small plates menu and curated beverage program reflect the cosmopolitan influence of the hotel's guests and staff.
Though flavor combinations may span continents, Axis' seasonal ingredients are often sourced from local ethnic markets and Texas' plentiful farms, ranches, and waterways.
Its specialty cocktail offer is a refreshing alternative to the typical, reinforcing The Royal Sonesta's focus on “liquid art”. Try innovative twists on classics like the Royal Bees Knees and Lone Star Sidecar, playful signature drinks like the Pink Slip and Tiki Rita, as well as 200 global bourbons and whiskies.
Wines also stray from the ordinary, focusing on eclectic red and white varieties not typically found in retail stores, while beer selections emphasize smaller, local, and regional craft batches.
Its distinctive décor deftly meshes contemporary and old-world elements, modern accents, and plush seating areas meant for lingering. The lounge’s name references science and highlights the hotel’s presence at the axis of Houston’s top business and leisure attractions.
Monday– Thursday, 5:00PM to midnight
Friday – Sunday, 12:00PM to midnight
ARA Restaurant at Our Hotel in Houston
Embark on a culinary journey inspired by the hotel's international staff and the renowned ethnic diversity of Houston. ARA serves premium ingredients sourced from Texas' rich waterways, farms, and ranches, as well as its own garden and Houston's ethnic marketplaces.
From Scottish Smoked Salmon and Texas Toast to Royal Pancakes and Migas, there is something for every palate.
For those seeking a more intimate culinary voyage with numerous opportunities for interaction, Table One offers an out-of-this-world chef’s table experience. With seating for groups of up to 10, ARA is open daily for breakfast, while Table One is available for evening service upon request.
Monday – Saturday, 6:30AM – 10:30AM
Sunday, 7:00AM – 11:30AM
10:30am - 2:00pm
Grab-and-Go Options at Our Houston Hotel
From a morning coffee to an afternoon snack to a box lunch En route to takeoff, Launch offers gourmet, grab-and-go options with café seating in The Royal Sonesta Houston's busy lobby. This boutique-style space offers sweet and savory treats, New Orleans-based PJ's Coffee, and specialty items from local vendors.
Catering to discerning tastes and hectic schedules, Launch provides internationally inspired and locally sourced, fresh, and flavorful dining choices, including vegan and gluten-free alternatives. Menu highlights include pre-prepared, mix-and-match sandwich/wrap and side combinations plus salads, in addition to made-to-order paninis and smoothies. Patisserie selections range from breakfast Danishes and individual pastries to entire cakes by special request.
With Launch, The Royal Sonesta proudly introduced PJ’s Coffee to Houston. A mainstay throughout New Orleans, where the company was founded and coffee was first welcomed in 1720, PJ’s Coffee prides itself on its Fair-Trade certification, sustainability focus, and use of 100% Arabica species beans selected from the top 1% of the eight-million tons of coffee harvested each year. Patrons have a choice of three brewing methods, including espresso, hot drip, and cold drip, as well as an assortment of high-grown teas. Launch also sells a variety of PJ’s Coffee k-cup varieties, which can be enjoyed in-room or on the road.
6AM - 10PM
Intimate Houston Galleria Restaurant
At The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria inside ARA restaurant, Table One turns a meal into an intimate, interactive culinary adventure in the heart of the kitchen for groups of two to ten.
This exclusive dining experience will open in Fall 2023. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Attractions near Our Houston Galleria Hotel
When you step out of our Houston Galleria hotel, you'll find yourself in the heart of Uptown Houston's vibrant scene, surrounded by major attractions such as prominent universities, cultural landmarks, high-end shopping locations, and lively entertainment venues, all within easy reach.
Hotel near Galleria Mall
Boasting an impressive 3 million square feet of space and more than 400 stores, The Galleria is the ultimate shopping destination in Houston. With its distinctive architecture, including a magnificent glass atrium and a skating rink, The Galleria is not just a shopping center, it's an experience. From luxury brands to trendy boutiques, The Galleria has everything you could want or need. Our Uptown Houston hotel is located just half a mile from The Galleria.
Hotel near Rice University
Discover the intersection of academia and innovation at Rice University, one of the most prestigious schools in the country. From its lush and green campus, stunning architecture, and state-of-the-art research facilities to its world-renowned faculty and strong academic programs, Rice is an exciting university to visit. Our Houston Galleria hotel is situated 5.5 miles from Rice University.
Hotel near Toyota Center
The Toyota Center is more than just an indoor arena—it's the heart of Houston's entertainment scene. As the home of the NBA's Houston Rockets and WNBA's Houston Comets, this arena is known for thrilling sports events. It has also hosted some of the biggest names in music and other live performances. With its modern amenities and state-of-the-art facilities, The Toyota Center offers an exceptional experience for all visitors. The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is 7 miles from the Toyota Center.
Hotel near Houston Zoo
Answer the call of the wild and explore the renowned Houston Zoo. With a collection of over 6,000 fascinating creatures from 900 species, you'll be spellbound by the zoo's incredible diversity. Experience the Zoo's unwavering commitment to conservation and learn more about the planet we call home. Immerse yourself in natural habitat exhibits that transport you to another world, and enjoy fun-filled attractions such as the water play park, the carousel, and the miniature train ride. Our Galleria hotel is 7.3 miles from the Houston Zoo.
Hotel near Minute Maid Park
Experience the thrill of America's beloved pastime at Minute Maid Park. As the proud home of the Houston Astros, you'll witness some of the most dramatic moments in the game. But that's not all. With its unique retractable roof, Minute Maid Park guarantees the perfect view of the game and an electric atmosphere, rain or shine. This venue is 8.2 miles from The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria.
Hotel near NRG Stadium
If you're searching for a venue that's both iconic and versatile, look no further than NRG Stadium! As the home of the Houston Texans and a premier destination for premier events like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Texas Bowl, there's always something exciting happening at this incredible multi-purpose facility. NRG Stadium is 8.8 miles from our hotel in Uptown Houston.
Meeting & Events in Houston
Situated in the heart of the dynamic Uptown district, our Houston Galleria hotel offers adaptable, well-equipped spaces and a dedicated team to ensure your next event goes exactly as you envision.
50,000+ sq. ft. of event space
23 meeting rooms, 3 ballroom options
Largest room at 10,735 sq. ft.
Max reception capacity: 1200
Max seated capacity: 1215
The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is the perfect venue for conferences, training sessions, meetings and events of all sizes. Contact the Sales and Catering Department for new group events or meeting inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.Explore Venue Instant Book Venue
Social Events at Our Houston Hotel
Hosting grand social events is second nature for the experienced staff at The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, where exceptional spaces and extraordinary culinary offerings combine to create the perfect venue.
Located in the heart of the Galleria, this luxury hotel embodies all the vitality and Southern charm that defines the largest city in Texas. With 485 newly renovated guest rooms including 13 suites and a variety of amenities, you and your guests will find lots of ways to enjoy your stay.
Prime Houston Wedding Venue
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The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria offers so much more than modern elegance. Take your event to new heights amidst a royal backdrop supported by the highest degree of personal service from a team of warm and wonderful wedding professionals, our dedicated catering and banquets team with a Food Is Art philosophy, and one of the most expansive and flexible function spaces in Houston.
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Explore Our Houston Wedding Venues
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Choose the perfect venue and make your dream wedding a reality. The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria offers the following adaptable spaces:
The aptly named Legends Ballroom, The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria’s preeminent function space, is a highly sought-after venue for lavish weddings and premier social events due to its convenient location in Uptown, the city's hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The 11,000-square-foot ballroom with an 18-foot ceiling is divisible into seven flexible spaces with seating from 20 to 1,000, Legends offers a truly grand sense of arrival with its soaring, glass-walled pre-function area featuring a dramatic, free-floating staircase. Accessibility to this grand ballroom is set apart as there is a separate valet entrance from the main hotel offering event exclusivity.
Founders Ballroom encompasses a 1,800-square-foot pre-function area, a nearly 4,800-square-foot ballroom, and is divisible into four, flexible meeting rooms with space configurations that range from approximately 1,200 to 3,600 square feet. This ballroom is conveniently situated with direct access to the hotel’s parking garage. The chandeliers offer romantic and flattering lighting that creates the perfect ambiance and setting for your wedding.
Discovery ballroom boasts 8,000 square feet of open exhibit space with a 22-foot ceiling height and is divisible into two sections that can comfortably seat up to 500 guests. This highly functional ballroom offers a convenient yet discreet drive-up door, allowing for easy access for you and your wedding guests. Rigging points strategically positioned on the ceiling, are ideal for custom a/v and lighting usage.
Champions, perched high above Legends ballroom, features the brilliance of natural light pouring in from the glass-walled pre-function area. Its expansive balcony mezzanine is a popular space that can accommodate 150 people seated and 200 people reception-style. Champions is comprised of seven flexible rooms offering two spaces with over 1,500 square feet each plus four additional venues ranging from more than 600 to 1,800 square feet. The lofty and light-filled mezzanine offers a distinctive and spacious setting of approximately 5,000 square feet for dining, cocktails, or ceremonies.
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Testimonials about Our Houston Wedding Venues
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We love weddings and work hard to ensure our clients are happy!
"If you’re getting married consider this hotel! They did not disappoint! Thank you, Ed, the catering staff, the chefs, the bartenders, and the bell staff. They all were phenomenal and made my special day extremely special. My wedding was a 3-day event. With around 50 rooms and 150 guests at my wedding. The Royal Sonesta staff did an exceptional job. Thank you, Ed and your team, for leading the charge!"
- JP, a very happy 2021 couple
“Every bride dreams of having the perfect wedding. We want the perfect dress, date and location to go with our perfect groom. The Royal Sonesta made sure that my perfect wedding happened. Ann and the entire sales, catering and events team made sure that my wedding went over and beyond my expectations. They were with me every step of the way, kept me reassured and focused on my big day. The Royal Sonesta lives up to their name. They make sure that their brides are treated like a princess.”
- Ruby, Bride
"Our wedding reception at The Royal Sonesta was exceptional! Every member of the property treated each and every one of our 300+ guests like family, on a first-name basis, and catered to their every need. The beauty of the property, both inside and out, the location, and the talented staff is the perfect place to show off Houston. For any wedding over 300, the Legends Ballroom at The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is the only place I would consider. Great job The Royal Sonesta, you made our dream wedding a reality!"
- Matthew & Nikki, Groom & Bride
Catering Services at Our Houston Wedding Venues
Customized Menus & Wedding Packages
Dining experiences are always inspired by our destination. Browse our catering options or be in touch for personalized options! To create a customized menu for your wedding, please contact email@example.com.
Outstanding Catering Options
Our professional staff welcomes the opportunity to serve you with a unique, personal and creative touch. Our Executive Chef Robert Graham personally oversees the menu for your function, based on Sonesta's acclaimed Food is Art culinary experience.
Book a Block of Rooms for Your Houston Weddings
Book a block of rooms at The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria to accommodate the guests of your Houston wedding! We offer special group pricing for 10+ rooms per night and would be happy to organize the delivery of guest amenity bags, as well as special food & beverage offerings for your guests (subject to additional charge).
Contact us at 713.627.7600 for rates, additional services, and availability.
FAQs About Our Houston Hotel
1. Does The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria hotel have a swimming pool?
Yes, our Houston hotel features an outdoor swimming pool.
2. Is The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria parking free of charge?
Our parking fees are as follows:
- Hotel Self-Parking Rates
- 0-3 hours — $10
- 3+ hours — $18
- Overnight Self-Parking for Hotel Guests — $30
- Hotel Valet Parking Rates
- 0-3 hours — $15
- 3+ hours — $23
- Overnight Valet Parking for Hotel Guests — $40
3. Does your hotel offer daily housekeeping services?
Yes. The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria provides daily housekeeping services. Housekeeping services are available upon request.
4. Does The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria hotel offer laundry services?
Yes. Our guests can take advantage of laundry as well as dry cleaning services.
5. Is The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria among Houston hotels with a jacuzzi in the room?
No. The jacuzzi is available at our Wellness Center.
6. Is The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria hotel near Houston and Hobby airport?
Our Houston Galleria hotel is 16 miles from the William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU).
7. Is The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria hotel near The Galleria mall?
Yes, our hotel is near The Galleria mall. Take a short stroll to get there.
8. Does The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria hotel offer conference room rental?
Yes. The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria hotel offers 23 conference rooms.
9. What is the Check-in/Checkout policy at your Houston Galleria hotel?
Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Checkout time is 11:00 am. Early check-in is subject to availability and subject to charges. An early departure charge of $50 plus tax will be charged to guests who check out prior to their scheduled departure date without 24hr advance notice. A valid credit card is required at check-in.