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.

    Our generously sized accommodations feature an inviting blend of modern comforts and distinctly local touches you simply won’t find elsewhere.

    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.



    • 259 rooms
    • 12 floors


    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Bar
    • Concierge Services
    • In-Room Hairdryer
    • Pet Friendly
    • Restaurant
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Laundry Services


    The Whitehall is home to three eateries, each offering an authentic take on local cuisine.

    At Buffalo Bayou fuel up with light bites for breakfast or lunch, and take on the day with a cup of coffee brewed with Houston’s local Pearland Coffee Roasters.

    Edgar’s Hermano serves up some of the city’s most inspired and authentic dishes. A harmonious blend of Houston’s native Tex-Mex cuisine and classic Southern fare.

    Part & Parcel: the perfect downtown destination to meet up with friends or make new ones under the Texas stars. The charming garden setting makes for a delightful, unique Houston experience.



    The Whitehall Houston, Smith Street, Houston, TX, USA
    • Complimentary shuttle service within Downtown Houston
    • 2nd Floor Rooftop Pool with landscaped sundeck featuring private cabanas and lounge seating
    • Minute Maid Park – Home ballpark of MLB Houston Astros
    • Toyota Center – Home arena of NBA Houston Rockets along with becoming one of the premier live entertainment venues in the nation.
    • Theatre District – This lively entertainment zone hosts nine theatre venues across 17 downtown blocks.
    • Discovery Green – Downtown’s premier green space encompasses 12 acres that includes two restaurants, man-made lake, amphitheatre, event lawn and more.
    • Restaurants -112 Restaurants are in the Downtown & Midtown area that range from local eateries to fine dining.


    Out and About Gay Travel Guides are available at each and every World Rainbow Hotel. They are prepared by the concierge and staff at the hotel and aim to provide you with up to date information about the local gay and lesbian scene.