La Colombe d'Or
3410 Montrose Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77006, USA
This exclusive, European-style hotel, originally the W. W. Fondren mansion, has lost some exterior charm due to the addition of a banquet facility, but the rooms, lounge, and restaurant nevertheless draw the rich and famous (and discreet). Genuine antiques, usually of dark wood with luxe brocade, do much to complete the Montrose hotel's old-world charm. The tiny but warm bar and a small library are both perfect spots for a cozy drink.
- Luxurious decor and great location near museums and universities
- Rooms can be ridiculously expensive
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