Crowne Plaza Houston Suites SouthwestRate: $135 to $145.
Description: Upscale without being pretentious, this hotel has an indoor heated pool, an open-air atrium, and Wonka-esque glass elevators that take you to and from your room.
Sara's Bed & BreakfastRate: $95 and up.
Description: This historic Queen Anne mansion is furnished with antiques. Take a quick jaunt into downtown Houston, only four miles away, or relax on the wraparound porch.