14 Best Houston Hotels for Families

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Headed to Houston, Texas for your next family trip? Skip the Airbnb and stay in one of the many family-friendly Houston hotels. With amenities ranging from suites with full kitchens to lazy rivers and oversized yard games, these 14 Houston hotels are appropriate for families of all sizes and ages (including the family dog).

In addition, active families will find that Houston is a great family getaway destination because of the many fun things to do with kids in Houston. Spend a day in the Houston Museum District and find the Children’s Museum of Houston, The Houston Museum of Natural Science and the NASA Space Center Houston. Get outside and wander the Houston Zoo or play at one of the many local parks, including the biggest skate park in North America. Want to save a few bucks? There are also plenty of free things to see and do in Houston that are fun for the whole family.

If you’re planning a family-friendly getaway to Texas, a great place to start is to decide between the best hotels for kids in the Houston area. We know plenty of them!

Houston Hotels with Awesome Pools

Marriott Marquis Houston
Families can relax in the Texas-shaped lazy river at the Marriott Marquis Houston. Photo credit: Marriott

1. Marriott Marquis Houston

1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX 77010

If you’re looking for a cool pool, it doesn’t get any cooler than a Texas-shaped lazy river! At the Marriott Marquis Houston, your family can spend lots of time together outdoors by playing in the pool area, with the oversized yard games, or relaxing by a fire in one of the cabanas. Feeling hungry from all the play? There are also six hotel dining options to choose from.

Why it works for families:

  • Rooftop infinity pool and Texas-shaped lazy river that’s open year-round
  • For more outdoor entertainment, you can play with the oversized yard games or relax by a fire within one of the cabanas
  • You’ll be within 5 miles of several Houston attractions such as Minute Maid Park, Houston Zoo, Children’s Museum of Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • There are six onsite restaurants to choose from, including a small market for quick snacks

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2. Omni Houston Hotel

Four Riverway, Houston, Texas, 77056

There are several fun amenities for kids at the Omni Houston Hotel that include the kid’s sensory suites (designed just for kids!), welcome gifts, cookies and milk delivery on their first night and two outdoor swimming pools. Various room options and a full-service spa make this a good choice for families.

Why it works for families:

  • There are two outdoor swimming pools, one of which is heated year-round
  • The hotel offers a kid sensory suite that is colorfully decorated and contains an Xbox One, books, games and movies
  • Kids can get a welcome amenity and first-night cookies and milk with the Omni Kids Crew program
  • Parents who can’t go to the fitness room can request an in-room fitness kit from the hotel to use which includes hand weights, a mat, bands, a towel and water
  • Located in the Uptown Post Oak and Galleria area

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Houston Hotels for Large Families

The Wyndham Houston-Medical Center
A two-bedroom suite at the Wyndham Houston-Medical Center. Photo credit: Wyndham

3. Marriott Marquis Houston

6800 Main St, Houston, TX 77030

Families looking for more space or planning an extended stay should check out The Wyndham Houston near the Texas Medical Center and less than one mile from Rice University. The hotel offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, some with a full kitchen or kitchenette. Plus, when you feel like venturing out, there is a free shuttle to the area attractions.

Why it works for families:

  • Families can choose between guest rooms or family suites with up to two bedrooms, some with full kitchens or kitchenettes
  • There is an outdoor swimming pool
  • Want to get out and explore the area? Take the free shuttle to area attractions
  • Early check-in and late check-out are available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly

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Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria
The Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria offers space for larger families. Photo credit: Sheraton

4. Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria

2400 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027

The Sheraton Suites Houston is an all-suite hotel located in Uptown Houston. Families can enjoy the outdoor pool or take the complimentary shuttle to nearby shopping and dining options at The Galleria.

Why it works for families:

  • This all-suite hotel gives families lots of choices and space
  • Families can enjoy the outdoor pool together
  • Take the complimentary shuttle service to The Galleria, a nearby shopping center with lots of dining options

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The Westin Galleria Houston
The 5th-floor pool at the Westin Galleria Houston. Photo credit: Westin

The Weston Galleria Houston

5060 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77056

Located in The Galleria and near the River Oaks District, this is a great hotel to stay at with older kids who will enjoy shopping and dining out. There’s also complimentary self-parking making this a great place to stay if you plan to take advantage of all of the area attractions.

Why it works for families:

  • Families can choose between spacious guest rooms (commonly 420 square feet of space) or suites with up to two bathrooms
  • There is a fitness center with Peloton bikes and an outdoor pool
  • Be within 10 miles of the Houston Zoo, Children’s Museum of Houston and Downtown Aquarium
  • Pets stay free

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6. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston by the Galleria

5353 Westheimer Rd Across from the Galleria Mall, Houston, TX 77056

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston features comfortable guest rooms and suites in addition to family friendly amenities. The property has an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, snack bar/deli and free WiFi. Fellow travelers say good things about the location and nearby shopping.

Why it works for families:

  • Families can choose between guest rooms or suites, some of which include a full-sized kitchen and balcony
  • Complimentary DoubleTree welcome cookie offered at the front desk during check-in.
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pool

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SheBuysTravel Tip: Looking for things to do while you’re in Houston? Find and get tickets to local attractions using Get Your Guide. It shows you all of the best activities in the area and often how to get front of the line access to the city’s most popular attractions! 

Luxury Hotels in Houston

The Lancaster Hotel
Comfortable rooms and amenities make the Lancaster Hotel a good choice for families. Photo credit: The Lancaster Hotel

7. The Lancaster Hotel

701 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002

Located in downtown Houston, within the Theater District, the Lancaster Hotel offers family-friendly perks like a free breakfast and free WiFi. Plus, your family can choose from several different room setups and sizes.

Why it works for families:

  • Free snacks and beverages are available in your room
  • Free breakfast
  • Families can choose between different size guest rooms (some up to 500 square feet) or larger one or two-bedroom suites
  • Complimentary downtown area car service based on availability
  • Free WiFi

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Pool room at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. Photo credit: Four Seasons Hotels (Riddle, Don)

8. Four Seasons Hotel Houston

1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

Kids are pampered at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston with kid-friendly amenities, classes, spa treatments and a complimentary welcome gift. Parents, there’s also a Topgolf Swing Suite and poolside cabanas.

Why it works for families:

  • The hotel provides kid amenities like children’s toiletries, child-sized robes, child and baby proofing services
  • The hotel spa offers fun, kid-friendly treatments just for kids
  • Kids can participate in kids cooking classes by booking the Houston with Kids package
  • Families can play together at the outdoor pool
  • Stay within walking distance of Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green, Buffalo Bayou Jogging Trails, Toyota Center sports arena and the Downtown Aquarium

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Pet-Friendly Houston Hotels

The Magnolia Hotel features spacious guest rooms. Photo credit: Magnolia Hotel

9. Magnolia Hotel Houston

1100 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

Located in downtown Houston, the Magnolia Hotel Houston is a great option for families traveling with a pet because the hotel welcomes pets of all breeds and sizes without a fee. There’s also plenty of room to play in guest rooms with up to 400- square feet of space and even larger suites with a full kitchen to prepare your own meals.

Why it works for families:

  • The hotel welcomes all pet breeds and sizes, without a fee
  • Families can choose between spacious guest rooms or suites with a full kitchen or kitchenette
  • Rooftop pool
  • Close to downtown Houston attractions
  • Free WiFi

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The Whitehall Houston
The hotel’s downtown location provides easy access to area attractions. Photo credit: Whitehall Hotel Houston

10. The Whitehall Houston

1700 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77002

The Whitehall Houston is a beautifully designed, mid-century modern hotel in the downtown Houston area. For families, it includes an outdoor pool and shuttle to downtown and midtown areas. Pets are pampered with a welcome treat and in-room dog bed to use during your stay.

Why it works for families:

  • When booking with the Happy Tails Pet Package, your pet will receive a welcome gift bag of doggie treats and an in-room dog bed to use during your stay
  • There is an outdoor pool with lounge chairs and cabanas
  • Want to check out area attractions? The downtown shuttle can get you close to the action
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi

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SheBuysTravel Tip: Houston has a Paws on the Patio ordinance which allows pet owners to bring their pets with them to a restaurant, as long as the location has a permit. When visiting the Whitehall Houston, check out the nearby (and dog-friendly) Backstreet Cafe! 

Hyatt Regency Houston
Families can enjoy the rooftop pool and gardens at the Hyatt Regency Houston. Photo credit: Hyatt

11. Hyatt Regency Houston

1200 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002

The Hyatt Regency Houston offers several options for staying busy and staying fed, even for your dog! Families at the Hyatt Regency Houston can enjoy the heated outdoor pool year-round or hop on the downtown shuttle to visit area attractions. Pets are welcome to visit the “dog walk” facility on the sixth floor and are provided with special dog amenities upon check-in. Plus, there’s an Einstein Bros. Bagels in the hotel lobby, one of my kid’s favorite anytime meals.

Why it works for families:

  • There’s a “Dog Walk” facility for pets on the sixth floor
  • The hotel provides pet-friendly amenities like a dog bed, food and water bowls and dog treats for your pet during your stay
  • Families can enjoy the heated,outdoor pool year-round
  • Kids can check out the pool deck garden where herbs and vegetables are used in many of the dishes at the onsite restaurant, Spindletop’s
  • An Einstein Bros. Bagels in the lobby provides a quick breakfast and snacks
  • Free WiFi and in-room Chromecast are included
  • Complimentary downtown shuttle services are available

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Aloft Houston Downtown
The pool at the Aloft Houston Downtown. Photo credit: Aloft

12. Aloft Houston Downtown

820 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002

Located near Minute Maid Park, Aloft Houston Downtown is near area attractions and public transportation. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, onsite restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center and poolside bar.

Why it works for families:

  • Need a snack? Visit the 24-hour pantry
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Families can enjoy the views from the rooftop pool
  • Pet-friendly rooms

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Budget-Friendly Hotels in Houston

Looking for a less expensive stay? Check out these budget-friendly Houston hotels that offer free amenities that are great for families.

13. Hampton Inn Houston Downtown – great for free breakfast and free WiFi.

14. Best Western Plus Downtown Inn & Suites -includes free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking.

Other Hotel and Vacation Rentals Near Houston

Check here for other kid-friendly Houston hotels or vacation rentals.

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Mary Moore is the retro ­loving mother of two young children who enjoys the freedom of driving the open road in search of adventure. She and her family are working their way through the backroads and cities of America in their seafoam green 1950s Bel Air. You can read more about their lifestyle and adventures on the blog Raising Dick and Jane.
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