When Genora Boykins and Sharon Owens followed their dream of owning a bed and breakfast, they ended up building it from scratch, on a quiet corner of Midtown Houston. Their “escape in the city” is three floors of elegantly furnished rooms, all with private baths and business-ready conveniences. Their hands-on management has led to sterling reviews and contributed to the redevelopment of Midtown as a travel destination neighborhood.
When visitors search for a unique place to stay in Houston, they are often directed to the Modern B&B, designed by Rodney Collins and run by Lisa Thompson. Long before AirBnB, they envisioned a bed-and-breakfast with modern styling and artwork. The Montrose location offers leafy views from many porches. See its architectural story.
Built in 1898 and expanded in 1980, this striking Victorian bed and breakfast has long been the most popular in Houston. Sara’s is nestled in a walkable neighborhood only four miles from downtown, plus over 50 restaurants in a one-mile radius. Jihye and John Deveau have furnished it with plenty of Victorian style and modern amenities.
The Houstonian Hotel
The Houstonian Hotel was founded in 1980 by a wealthy Houston entrepreneur and became more widely known as ‘west White House’ for President George H. W. Bush. Situated in an 18-acre wooded campus along Buffalo Bayou, the hotel is famous for its health club, spa, restaurants, conference center, and “Texas estate” architecture.
*The Sam Houston Hotel*
The Sam Houston Hotel opened in 1924 and now resides on the National Register of Historic Places. A few blocks from the downtown theater district, it nods to history while offering all the modern conveniences. Its public spaces, including the rooftop event space Veranda and The Pearl restaurant, are famous for exceptional service.