A variety of Houston hotels are offering summer specials before school starts — or even into September. Take advantage of a last-minute local staycation getaway and be a tourist in your own city. Here are a few hotel deals I’ve heard about:

  • Hotel ICON: 100 years for $100 — This historic downtown property is celebrating its 100th year in 2012. Enjoy $100 rooms Fridays and Saturday nights thru September 29. Free wifi included! Located at 220 Main Street.
  • Hotel Sorella: Enjoy $119 night stays (double occupancy) at the CityCentre property right in the middle of shopping, restaurants, and Studio Movie Grill. Free wifi, parking and breakfast buffet, to boot! Valid as Best Available Weekend rate through Labor Day. Located at 800 Sorella Court in CityCentre.
  • Hyatt Regency Houston: Texas residents can stay for $89 per night Fridays and Saturdays through September 30. Located downtown at 1200 Louisiana.
  • Hotel Derek: Take advantage of Shop Til’ You Drop rate of $99 through the end of August with coupons to the Galleria. Or enjoy the Gift For You rate on weekends for $89, which includes choice of free breakfast for two or free valet parking. Located 2525 W. Loop S.

I will share more info on Hotel ICON and Hotel Sorella this week. I had the privilege to stay at these properties over the weekend for an amazing staycation!