Hotel ICON Autograph Collection by Marriott

Downtown Hotel
Hotel ICON Autograph Collection by Marriott #36 of 585 hotels in Houston #36 of 585 hotels in Houston
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220 Main Street Houston, TX 77002

Why we like it

  • Steeped in a century of history, they literally don’t make them like they used to
  • Room decor leans into the classical style of the building and the historic nature of the hotel, to great effect
  • If the showers (or tubs) were much larger, they would be their own suite
  • Staff handles everything with aplomb: room service, valet parking, valet laundry, shuttle service, and more
  • Suites encompass a wide variety of individual styles and unique decor—no two stays will be the same

What you need to know

  • COVID-19 safety protocols are in place to meet and/or exceed county guidelines, & increased cancellation flexibility may be available
  • Originally built to house banks and finance corporations, this site became a hotel in 2004
  • There may be a few Depression-era ghosts hanging around this purportedly haunted hotel
  • The upscale restaurant in the hotel offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks
  • In-room coffee is provided courtesy of a Keurig
  • You don’t even have to leave to have a massage, thanks to an on-site spa

Popular Houston Features

COVID-19 Protocols Free Breakfast Free Parking Pet Friendly On-site Bar On-site Restaurant Swimming Pool Free WiFi Airport Shuttle


This historic building is in one of Houston’s oldest areas, adjacent to Market Square. It is also next to some of Houston’s newest conveniences, including the light rail light at Preston Station. Downtown attractions are easy to reach thanks to an ideal location and property shuttle.

  • Distance to Market Square: 0.2 mile
  • Distance to Downtown Aquarium: 0.5 mile
  • Within walking distance: Parks, dining, shopping, clubs, and music venues
  • Transportation: Valet parking is available, as is a property shuttle. Light rail is next door

Property Amenities

Property services

  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/banking
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • In-room massage available
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Smoke-free property
  • Television in common areas
  • Turndown service


  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Fitness facilities (surcharge)
  • Spa services on site

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Meeting rooms

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar (stocked free items)
  • Minibar (stocked some free items)
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Refrigerator (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Wedding services
  • Coffee shop or cafe

Shuttles and transportation

  • Free area shuttle

In-Room Amenities


Hotel ICON Autograph Collection by Marriott

1,471 Reviews #36 of 585 hotels in Houston

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Recent Reviews

Natalie S wrote a review on January 01, 2021 Houston, Texas
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Not Impressed!

We spent New Year's Eve here 2020 for our 30th wedding anniversary. We booked a "junior suite". Not very posh at all. The room was not as pictured at all. It was larger than most regular hotel rooms...
Alan S wrote a review on December 14, 2020 Byers, Texas
Trip Type: Business

Good week

My wife and I spent five days at the ICON during the height of the pandemic (December 2020). Although the restaurant and bar were closed and daily maid service wasn't provided, we still had a great...
michaelsturdivan wrote a review on December 09, 2020
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Wonderful Place full of history and charm. Wonderful people, John at the front desk was absolutely wonderful and the Valet/Bellman Esickial was more than accommodating and friendly. So very nice to...


Deposit & Cancellation Policies

Deposit and cancellation policies vary by room type and/or rate selected. Please see policy information on the checkout page.