If you're ever in Houston on a work trip the Magnolia Hotel is the place to stay. High stress downtown and a great way to relax. A few College Station roofers stayed there and noted that the roofing system was designed specifically to accommodate the pool with the view. Everything from the retaining walls to the siding was designed to reduce the sun to a comfortable level.
Best View Houston 2013 - Magnolia Hotel Roof/Pool Deck
There are many great vantage points from which the beauty of Houston can be seen, such as the Sabine Street bridge or the I-10 HOV lane that leads into downtown near Taylor Street. But after you experience the rooftop view from the Magnolia Hotel just before sunset, you will agree that it clearly deserves the top honor for best view of the city. Looking to the east, you'll see the new Harris County Courthouse, Minute Maid Park and BBVA Compass Stadium, the whole East End, all the way to the Houston Ship Channel. To the west, you'll notice the downtown skyline, Buffalo Bayou, Eleanor Tinsley Park, Fourth Ward, Montrose and River Oaks. The view to the north is equally fantastic. So book yourself a room or just stop in for a visit. The Magnolia staff are friendly enough to allow you a peek even without a reservation.