Hotel Facts

Hotel Highlights

  • Located in the heart of the Galleria area, in the shopping, dining and entertainment hub of Uptown Houston
  • 485 spacious guest rooms
  • AAA Four Diamond rated hotel
  • Features onsite restaurant, bar, grab-n-go cafe, room service, outdoor pool, fitness center
  • 50,000 square feet of flexible function space
  • Pet-friendly*

Stay Safe with Sonesta

Learn about the resort and available amenities for your upcoming stay.

Please note, for the health & safety of our guests and team members, Sonesta hotels require guests to wear face coverings in all indoor public areas.

Guest Rooms Features

  • 485 guest rooms and suites (13 suites)
  • Non-smoking — all guest rooms
  • Flat-screen HD-LCD television
  • High-speed internet access (wired and wireless)
  • Two dual-line telephones with voicemail
  • Electronic safe
  • Plush seating area
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Keurig coffee maker
  • Concierge level available
  • 13 ADA compliant rooms


Check-in time is 3:00PM. Check-out time is 12:00PM. 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. 


Debit and Credit cards will be authorized at check-in for the amount of your stay, plus $50 per night to cover incidentals. The authorization will hold the funds until check out, at which time the amount actually incurred during the stay will be charged. Authorized amounts may take up to 3-5 Business Days after departure to be released.


Guests must be at least 21 years of age to check into hotel. 


Royal Sonesta Houston is a non-smoking property. There is a $350 fine for violation of the smoking policy.

Pet Friendly

Royal Sonesta Houston is a pet friendly hotel and accepts animals of less than 40 pounds. Limit to two dogs per guest room. A non-refundable $50 fee, per pet per stay, will be charged to your account upon check-in.

NOTE: If extensive cleaning and repairs are necessary beyond the normal deep cleaning process, additional fees may be incurred

Dining and Entertainment

Not all of our outlets are operating and some may offer a limited menu or adjusted hours. Follow this link for more information. 

  • ARA Restaurant offers globally inspired, locally wired cuisine under the direction of Executive Chef Robert Graham.
  • Discover an inviting gathering place with a clever small plates menu and “Liquid Art” specialty beverage program at Axis Lounge.
  • 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.
  • TableOne Chef's Table, an intimate and customized, private dining experience inside ARA’s kitchen for 2-10 guests.

  • Extensive in-room dining menu provides the opportunity to relax in your room


  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor swimming pool (5th floor)
  • Self-Serve Laundry Room
  • Business services available at the front desk
  • Complimentary basic high-speed Internet*


Please note shuttle service has been temporarily suspended.

For your convenience our complimentary 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.


  • Valet Parking: $34 overnight, $23 full day (3+ hrs), $15 (0-3 hrs)- tax included
  • Self Parking: $24 overnight & $18 full day (3+ hrs), $10 (0-3 hrs)- tax included

    Meetings and Events

    • 50,000 square feet of function space
    • 23 conference and breakout rooms
    • Legends Ballroom accommodates 1,000 guests
    • A dedicated group sales/convention services/catering team on site
    • High-speed internet & audio-visual equipment
    • Business Center

    Sonesta Travel Pass

    Sonesta Travel Pass is our guest rewards program that gives you perks, points, privileges and exclusives on top of the warm, friendly service and little extras you'll find at any Sonesta — to make each stay even more rewarding.

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    Points of Interest

    • Houston Zoo
    • Museum District – 18 museums
    • The Galleria – 375 stores and ice rink
    • Jogging or golf at Memorial Park
    • Williams Tower Water Wall
    • Theater District
    • Hermann Park
    • Sam Houston Park and Heritage Sites
    • Uptown Park entertainment and gardens
    • Day trip to the Johnson Space Center


    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.