This luxury boutique hotel recalls an Italian palazzo, with its sumptuous brocaded rooms in autumnal colors. And it’s not just a pretty face. Located in Post Oak, Houston’s choice shopping district, Hotel Granduca offers all the necessary comforts for an H-town tourist. Sizeable suites come with a full kitchen that’s likely to remain untouched once you venture to one of the city’s most iconic restaurants only a stone’s throw (or even an elevator ride) away. Not that you have to leave the hotel for a good time—travelers and Houstonians alike flock to the hotel restaurant, Ristorante Cavour, and the intimate bar often hosts local musicians. There’s also a gym, should you be feeling virtuous.