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Busy Texans who want a chance to get away—without driving too far or negotiating crowded airports—can steer their cars toward Houston, home to some of the best hotels in the the state.

From exclusive packages, super suites—including a must-see/must-stay honoring President George HW Bush—to beach escapes, these high-end hotels and resorts pamper vacationers or provide a new place for celebrate the new year. But book fast – there’s not much time left.

C. Baldwin Hotel
Head downtown to ring in 2023 at one of Houston’s hottest hotels. A special New Year’s Eve package offers 10 percent off the best available price and a $100 food and beverage credit that guests can use at Rosalie Italian Soul, Good 2 Go, or Chris Cosentino’s stylish Lobby Bar. Book online.

City Place Marriott
Spring into the holiday season with the Home for Holidays package. Book a consecutive stay of two nights or more by January 1 and use special booking code Z88 for 15 percent off. Book the You and Me in 2023 package for stays between December 30 and January 1 and receive a welcome bottle of champagne or soft drink, a half-dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries, a $100 food and beverage credit to the hotel’s SwitchHouse Plates & Pours restaurant and bar, and late check-out at 14:00 subject to availability. Use code EVE when booking.

Four Seasons Hotel Houston
The chic downtown destination treats revelers to a New Year’s Eve celebration package that offers 30 percent off the published room rate, a 2 p.m. late check-out and savings on valet parking. Bookings of two or more nights receive a free upgrade to the next room category (dates are December 30 and 31, 2022 and January 1, 2023).

Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel
The sophisticated downtown address allows guests to take advantage of all that downtown has to offer. Book the ‘Tis the Season package and receive a daily breakfast buffet, a complimentary ice skating ticket at Discovery Green, basic in-room Wi-Fi and holiday cookies upon arrival. The deal is good until January 28, 2023. Book online.

Hotel ZaZa
Book the NYE 2023 package and see in the new year at this boutique hotel in the heart of the Museum District. Price includes accommodation, two tickets to ZaZa’s New Year’s party and New Year’s brunch for two. The epic year-end party features a DJ, wine, beer, cocktails, bites, fun activations and more. Book online.

Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa
The newly renovated Houston icon is offering an Unwind & Dine Staycation package. Guests can hike outdoor trails, take a dip in three temperature-controlled pools, sip complimentary cocktails, book a treat at the Trellis Spa, and sleep in—always a favorite. More perks include a special hotel rate, two complimentary cocktails, a $50 food and beverage credit per night, self parking, late checkout and access to the exclusive Houstonian Club with no resort fees.

For a true Houston experience – and exceptional New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day stay – a new two-room suite christened “Bush Suites” is available for $1,200 per night. Named in honor of President and Mrs. George HW Bush, who resided at The Houstonian during his presidency, the suite offers adjoining rooms, luxury accommodations, and photos and memorabilia from the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum. One particularly poignant photo depicts then-President Bush urging President-elect Bill Clinton to accept the election.

La Colombe D’Or
Book a New Year’s Eve package at this luxury Montrose address and receive champagne and cake on arrival, breakfast for two in the room or at the hotel’s Tonight or Tomorrow restaurant, and a 4pm check-out. Book online.

Post Oak Hotel
Tilman Fertitta’s 5-star palace welcomes guests with the Renew & Revive package, which includes 15 percent off the best available rate, a $200 spa credit and a $50 food and beverage credit.

For some extra private pampering, families, friends and companies can now book the entire spa, including changing rooms, steam rooms, tranquility pools, sauna, stone-heated lounges and the Quiet Room. Stella’s Wine Bar offers will become a vacation home, while The Cellar, the hotel’s rich and extensive wine collection housing over 30,000 bottles worth more than $5 million of the world’s finest wines, can be rent for intimate dining experiences.

San Luis Resort
Escape to Galveston this holiday season to stroll along the seawall and relax to the sound of the waves. The luxury resort offers a Bed and Breakfast package that includes breakfast at Blake’s Bistro for each adult on the reservation. This is a perfect way to ease into your day of exploring this charming seaside town.

The Westin at Woodlands
This Woodlands retreat offers a New Year’s Eve package that includes New Year’s Eve brunch for $429 per room. Guests can also take advantage of the opportunity to make early reservations for the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party, which includes music, champagne and more. Price includes late checkout on January 1, 2023.

Photo courtesy of The Post Oak Hotel

The Post Oak Hotel is a Forbes favorite.

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