Located in a towering skyscraper, the Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, may be a little older than other hotels in the luxury chain but make no mistake. The property oozes an unimaginable upscale vibe, accentuated by wood-framed elements in the lobby and restaurant, plus velvety chairs and lounge-style booths.
Walking into the hotel felt like stepping into a posh club, and the interior straddles the line between Texas contemporary and traditional. I immediately knew I was in one of the most exclusive hotels in Houston.
My Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, Texas review explores the facility’s exceptional amenities that are second to nothing I reviewed in Bayou City.
Four Seasons Hotel Houston Texas Review
Even though the Post Oak Hotel at Uptown has raised the bar in the hospitality industry on all extravagant things, here in Four Seasons you'll get urban sophistication right in the heart of this diverse city. Found in downtown Houston’s business district, the Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, USA, has one-way streets occupied by corporate buildings, bars, restaurants, and shops surrounding it.
Let’s explore what you should look forward to at the hotel:
During my stay, I booked the Cabana Room, which features a private patio with a pool view and luxurious linens and furnishings.
At the 404-room hotel, the suites and rooms vary widely. Standard guest rooms include minibars, safes, umbrellas, slippers, plush bathrobes, night turndown room service, free Wi-Fi, and iHome docking stations. Guests check in at 3:00 PM and check out by noon.
For early and late departures, you must make arrangements in advance. Failure to do so means that the hotel stores your bags and makes the fitness facilities available if you need to freshen up.
There are seven guest room options to choose from:
Premier Executive Suite
The four specialty suites are the Ambassador, State, Presidential, and Penthouse Suite.
Other accommodation options include six residential suites and six accessible rooms.
Generally, the rooms feature a neutral color scheme, with crisp white linens, cream-colored cushions, and patterned (beige) rugs. The suites have additional bathrooms, separate bedrooms, an expansive living area, and a dining room.
Other additions to the rooms include the following:
- Sofa beds
- Massive flat-screen TVs
- Beverage minibars
- High-end coffee makers
- Glass-topped cabinetry
- Round dining tables
One and two-bedroom residences are smaller, but I noticed they have much better furniture and more artwork (small sculptures, prints, and vases). All bathrooms have marble floors and countertops, with shower and hot tub combos.
There are a variety of drinking and dining venues on-site. They include the following:
Rooftop resort-style pool
Ample meeting space at the business center
Electric vehicle charging zone
Complimentary amenities like free welcoming gifts for kids
It’s worth noting that this hotel is child-friendly to the umpteenth degree and has activities like pizza-making classes, movies by the pool, and mommy-and-me yoga, which you won't find in a more budget-friendly hotel like the Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston I reviewed earlier. Also, the spa staff understands their trade so well they cured whatever ailed me.
Pros and Cons
What Sets the Four Seasons Hotel Houston Texas Apart?
Four Seasons is among the world’s most successful hotel chains for a reason: they do everything exceptionally well. They claim high customer loyalty because they have maintained consistency.
I experienced outstanding service, beautiful hotel decor, exceptional golf, a full-service spa, and dining options.
I love that Four Seasons isn’t only a luxury brand, but is known to offer above-par services. But their consistency gives them an edge. And despite their expansion over the years, there’s no room for underwhelming performance.
What is the Quality of the Four Seasons Hotel?
The hotel offers luxury. Furthermore, the hotel chain is known for its wonderful amenities, excellent room service, and utter opulence.
Where Does Four Seasons Hotel Brand Rank?
According to Comparably, the Four Seasons Hotels Net Promoter Score (NPS) ranks above Ritz-Carlton's, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group precedes it.
Is the Four Seasons Luxurious?
Yes, the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts are among the top ultra-luxury hotels in the world, with over 100 properties sprawled over 40-plus countries. Four Seasons is a luxury brand with upscale accommodations and services. On the other hand, if you are looking for a mid-priced brand providing comfortable accommodations with basic amenities, I recommend staying at La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Houston.
Who Owns Four Seasons Houston?
Triple Holdings and the Cascade Kingdom Holding Company jointly own the hotel and continue to oversee the day-to-day operations.
Why Four Seasons Hotel Houston?
The luxury Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, Texas, close to the Convention Center and other major sports facilities, caters to leisure and business travelers. Found in the downtown Houston business district, I love that it’s a walking distance from major sports facilities like the Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center. Vic & Antony’s and The Grove are other top restaurants nearby.
The hotel’s rooms come in different sizes. You can choose between a one or two-bedroom residential-style suite. Also, unlike some other luxury hotels in the city that are not pet-friendly, such as the Marriot Marquis Houston, the Four Seasons hotel allow dogs.
In addition, you can dip at the rooftop pool, complete with a whirlpool, or visit the 24-hour fitness center with an assortment of weight and cardio training equipment.
Overall, this hotel, with its stellar accommodations, amenities, and staff, is second to none in the town.