As most of you know, especially if you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, I flew down to Houston at the end of last week to enjoy a relaxing long weekend filled with adventures and blogging. For two of the four nights that I would be staying in Houston, we stayed at Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE and I could not have asked for a better experience.
Since I have finally graduated college, I’m hoping to start to travel more and experience new places, and sharing those experiences with you guys to reference when you’re doing your own traveling is extremely important to me.
In short: Fingers crossed that I will be able to return to Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in the near future.
Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE is conveniently tucked into the CITYCENTRE area of Houston, which made it extremely convenient to get to shopping and dining without having to drive. The hotel was only about a thirty minute drive from the airport I flew into and was away from the main hustle and bustle of the city, which made falling asleep a breeze. When Cristina & I first arrived, we had a very pleasant experience with the hotel staff, whom greeted us and sent us off every time we came and went through the hotel lobby. The overall feel of the hotel was very sleek and modern but still welcoming and cozy.
GETTING TO HOUSTON
This was only my second time flying alone and I was low key really nervous about it. The whole taking off and landing thing, oh and the turbulence, really freak me out. I flew out of Boston Logan Airport and was flew direct to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. My flight was roughly four hours with a little bit of time tacked on taxing once we landed due to the weather delaying a bunch of flights, but got in around 11am local time. Cristina met me at baggage claim before we were off to meet up with her family, grab a bite to eat, and run a few errands before checking in to our hotel.
This was also my first time traveling off of the east coast and my very first time in Texas, never mind Houston, so I was trying to take it all in. Cristina was kind enough to show me around, tell me a little about the history, and of course, brought me to all of her favorite picture taking spots (more on this next week).
ROOM & ACCOMMODATIONS
We were lucky enough to stay in a two bedroom, two bath penthouse suite and it was absolutely stunning. The living space included a living room, dining area, full sized kitchen, laundry (washer and dryer), closet space, a balcony, and floor to ceiling windows that showcase the beautiful views from the 12th floor.
I loved that we had a full kitchen, which was not only gorgeous to look at but was beneficial when it came to heating up leftovers. Having a full kitchen is always something my family likes to have access to when we travel (which is very rare btw, but that’s besides the point) in order to reduce costs from eating out for every meal so if you’re traveling with you family, your children, or even with your gal pals I highly recommend paying a little extra for the convenience of kitchen. In the long run, it ends up being cheaper!
Can we take a second to praise these counter tops?! They are my dream.
The bedroom and bathroom Cristina took over as her own were situated on the first floor, off of the kitchen and living space and had beautiful natural lighting.
How cute is the gold accented mirror and nail head head board? The crisp white linens and dark accents in the room give it such a sleek, modern feel which is something I absolutely love.
My room and bathroom were on the second floor of the suite and was the main area that Cristina and I hung out, got blogging done, and got ready each day. There was also a very large walk in closet off of the master bath, which was really convenient for storing my luggage as well as organizing my shoes and hanging my clothes.
Each suite at Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE includes beautiful dark hardwood floors throughout, walk-in showers, wireless Internet access, and extremely comfy beds. All rooms in the hotel make you feel like you are living in luxury, which in my book, is always a plus.
There was a pool off of the lobby (situated on the second floor), but sadly the Houston weather did not want to cooperate and was mostly rainy and overcast so I wasn’t able to take a dip. But I did pop out there and adventure a little bit.
Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE does have a very tasty breakfast that is included in your stay filled with an array of fruits, yogurts, cereals, and pastries as well as lattes, coffee, tea, and juice. They also have a restaurant inside of the hotel, which I didn’t get a chance to eat at, but there are plenty of dining options close by.
The CITYCENTRE area that surrounds the hotel is made up of shopping, dining, and some small businesses (oh, and Microsoft!) which is very convenient. Cristina and I ate dinner one night at Yard House and Cristina grabbed a salad another night at Salata (I ate Yard House leftovers) where we made friends with one of the employees (she was the bomb.com). There was also a couple other dining options, a Sweet Paris, and a SWEET which specializes in cupcakes and macaroons.
CITYCENTRE also has a great selection of shopping, if you’re into that kind of thing (please say you are). Some of the shops we went into were Kendra Scott, H&M, West Elm, Urban Outfitters, and Free People. It was nice to be able to leisurely walk around and poke around in stores without having to drive anywhere.
STAFF & SERVICE
The staff was so friendly and made our stay quite memorable. We were greeted with warm smiles as well as a cheese platter and bottle of wine in our hotel room. Even the other hotel guests were friendly and didn’t mind starting a little conversation while waiting for the elevator. The hotel also has valet parking, which is a nice touch if you’re nervous to park yourself or if you’re planning on coming and going out of the hotel frequently.
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