Set in a landmark neoclassical building from 1911, this luxury boutique hotel distinguishes itself with bold, idiosyncratic styling. The lobby is a grand affair featuring high ceilings and rows of 30-foot-high Doric columns; the space is enlivened by red leather seating, a classy bar ringed with cowhide stools, and a vintage bank vault, a remnant of the building's original purpose. The light-filled guest rooms are spacious and comfy, with unexpected color schemes, velvet benches, and marble bathrooms with rainfall showers. Splurgers can opt for one of the ultra-swanky, custom-designed suites, including a three-story penthouse unit with an entertainment area and large outdoor terrace. The property also features a spa, a well-appointed fitness center and a restaurant called the Line & Lariat which dishes up refined, Texas-style cuisine. Baseball fans should check out the hotel package that includes an Astros game at nearby Minute Maid Park.