Houston’s original landmark hotel, The Whitehall shines with iconic mid-century architecture, gracious Southern hospitality, and award-winning cuisine. Adorning the city’s skyline since 1963, The Whitehall reigns as Houston’s premier destination for elevated business travel, elegant wedding parties, and family trips to Space City—delivering sophisticated Texas style with each and every experience.

Tucked into a corner of the downtown area, this historic building has access to all the delights of the heart of Houston. Popular destinations include the nearby Theater District and games at Toyota Center. A property shuttle will take you around the area, but there is more to enjoy outside the range of the courtesy car.

Conveniently located near the George R. Brown Convention Center, The Whitehall boasts its own elegantly designed meeting and venue spaces for business meetings, banquets, weddings and special celebrations. The property is also well-positioned to host large events, boasting more than 12,000 feet of flexible space. Our flexible meeting packages, custom catering menus, and professional event coordinators make it easy to plan a memorable Houston event that sparkles with Southern charm and originality.

Discover historic accommodations of The Whitehall. The Whitehall has hosted a long list of celebrities and dignitaries, including Elvis, Sonny & Cher, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Bob Dylan, President Barack Obama, and now President Joe Biden (Stayed during his Vice President term).

Our Sotherly Host adds a dash of warm Southern hospitality to every experience because your stay should reflect the personality of the vibrant Bayou City around you. We’ll introduce you to the hidden gems and hot spots that create a definitively Houston experience.

Whether you’re exploring our in-house art gallery featuring original works made possible through our unique collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design, tapping your toes to our curated Sotherly Radio playlist, or sipping a cocktail made with our private label bourbon, you’re in for a revealing look at Sotherly’s Houston. Our Town. Your Home.

Among the most spacious hotel rooms in downtown Houston, our generously sized accommodations feature an inviting blend of modern comforts and distinctly local touches you simply won’t find elsewhere.

Enjoy thoughtful amenities that provide the warmth of home, including luxurious linens and Sotherly’s signature Beautyrest® mattresses. Read the morning paper over a fresh cup of coffee or tea and unwind with eco-friendly Olive Branch Botanicals bath amenities. Bedtime has never been so cozy.

The Whitehall is home to three welcoming eateries, each offering an authentic take on local cuisine. Our casual Houston restaurants delight guests and locals alike—from the fresh coffee and grab n’ go fare at Buffalo Bayou, to the handcrafted libations at Part & Parcel, to Southern Tex-Mex fare from Edgar’s Hermano delivered straight to your room.

When it comes to our guests, safety is our first priority. As a member of Sotherly Hotels’ collection of independent properties, we are operating at the highest standards for hygiene and cleanliness as part of Sotherly’s “SoClean” initiative. Please see below for a summary of the steps and precautions we are taking as part of the SoClean program, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have a question about a specific aspect of your stay.