The Whitehall Houston, 1700 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

The Whitehall Houston The Whitehall Houston, 1700 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Introduction / Description

A hub of gracious hospitality in the heart of downtown Houston, The Whitehall has, for nearly a half-century, reigned as the city’s premier hotel - a perfect address for business travelers, a sophisticated backdrop for Houston brides, a gem for families exploring the Space City. A total transformation of our guest rooms, public areas, and restaurants ensures that our iconic hotel remains an unmatched Houston original, a place where Southern style and Texas traditions shine in every experience.

This polished, high-rise hotel is a mile from Discovery Green park and 3 miles from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 

Contemporary rooms come with room service, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi, as well as either 32- or 42-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels, and desks with ergonomic chairs.

A shuttle service to downtown Houston destinations is complimentary. There's a hip outdoor restaurant and bar, plus a Mexican fusion eatery and a coffee shop. Other amenities include an outdoor rooftop pool with cabanas, a 24-hour exercise room, a business center and meeting rooms. Valet parking is available.

Arrival & Car Parking

  • Valet Parking

Entrance & Reception

  • Step Free Entrance
  • Wide Doorway Entrance
  • Relatively Flat Entrance

Accessible Rooms & Bathrooms / Accessibility


Contemporary style with a touch of luxury fills the 259 guest rooms at The Whitehall. Our generously oversized rooms are among the largest in downtown Houston and feature an inviting blend of modern comforts and distinctly local touches you won’t find anywhere else.

Enjoy thoughtful amenities that provide the warmth of home, including hardwood flooring, luxurious linens, and Sotherly’s signature Beautyrest® mattresses. Read morning newspapers from around the world over a fresh cup of coffee or tea. After a day of meetings or urban exploring in downtown Houston, unwind with eco-friendly Olive Branch Botanicals bath amenities and our signature “Sothern Delights” lemon sugar cookies. Trust us, bedtime has never felt this good.

The Whitehall features accessible accommodations. The following accessible amenities include: two full size beds, Roll-in showers, lowered towels bars, light switches with pull handles, lowered door security features including locks and peepholes. All guest rooms have fire alarms that also have flashing lights for the hearing impaired. The Whitehall has a total of 10 wheelchair accessible rooms.

Hotel Guest Room Accessibility

  • WC Accessible Room
  • Wide Clearance Around Bed (min 36 inches)

Hotel Bathroom Accessibility

  • Step Free Access
  • Wide Clearance to Shower & Toilet (min 36 in)
  • RI Shower has Pull-Down Bench Seat

Public Areas / Dining / Room Service

Dining Accessibility

  • Accessible Breakfast Room
  • Accessible Dinner Restaurant and Bar


Public Areas Accessibility

  • Common Areas Step Free
  • Accessible Restroom in Hotel Lobby
  • Pool Area Accessible (Step Free)

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