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Wellness Factors

  • Complimentary Bikes

    Complimentary Bikes

    take a bike ride around town

  • Fitness Center

    Fitness Center

    24 hour fitness center

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

    in room + on property

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Green Features

  • Clean the World Partner

    proud partner

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

    in room ec-friendly

  • Room Temperature Control

    you control to keep responsible

  • LED Lighting

    though-out property

Community Impact

  • Employee Volunteer Hours

    8 hours per/quarter PTO for volunteer work

  • Donates Back

    9% of bar sales, 100% of sales from our 79 in-room mini-bars, 18% of art sales to charity:water

  • Local Artist Program

    In house art gallery featuring local artists, murals

  • Community Charity

    Proud to partner with Lighthouse Louisiana, an organization that employs people with disabilities. We are proud to offer Lighthouse Louisiana paper cups at Hotel Ylem

Rooted in art and philanthropy, Hotel Ylem goes the extra mile to make your stay as comfortable as it is rewarding.

The Setting

Ylem [ahy-luh m] is the initial substance of the universe from which it was formed. In other words, ylem is the beginning. Hotel Ylem prides itself on being a new kind of hotel experience, unique to the Houston area and a new “beginning," if you will. It's driven by art and philanthropy, with many initiatives dedicated to promoting local non-profit organizations. Even the staff uniforms are created by a local designer, David Peck. You'll also see a gallery on the eye-catching interior walls featuring local artists. The hotel stands tall in the epicenter of bustling Houston –it's directly adjacent to many sightseeing attractions that are sure to produce some “oohs and ahhs," like the Houston Zoo. Should you decide to explore the on-site eateries and amenities, you'll find a variety of different choices to tickle your palate and soothe your body.

Sleep and Sanctuary

With 79 artfully crafted boutique hotel rooms curated to match the artistic ambiance Hotel Ylem aspires to achieve, Hotel Ylem's offers a wide range of amenities and beautiful, contemporary décor. Each room is outfitted with 42” flat screen televisions, toiletries from a sustainable and philanthropic company, Lather, CB2 hypoallergenic pillows, luxurious bedding (man, oh man is this stuff comfy), and a bedside charging station for your late night Instagram scrolling sessions. Like! Oh, and they even donate 100 percent of sales from the 79 in-room mini-bars to charity: water, an organization dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to those in need.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

Hotel Ylem's philanthropic nature extends even to their eateries! Its pristine on-site dining establishments offer some tasty bites and refreshing drinks. 9 percent of all Bar Esperanto sales benefit charity: water, too – the perfect cocktail of flavor and philanthropy.

Bar Esperanto - While exploring the sights and sounds of Houston at their in-house bar, Esperanto, you'll be donating to charity: water. Believe us, the cocktails won't disappoint, either. Try their famous whiskey sour with extra bitters, if you dare.

Continental Buffet - Each morning Hotel Ylem offers an all-you-can-eat continental buffet featuring items like coffee, artisan pastries, cereals, yogurt, and granola. Rest assured you'll see some seasonal items sneak their way onto the menu. Energize for your exciting day each morning between 6:30 am – 9:30 am.

The Art of De-Stressing

Stress, no more! Hotel Ylem's far-reaching amenities assure your stay will be as comfortable as it is enjoyable. While traveling is sometimes a time to indulge, Hotel Ylem offers you everything from a fitness facility to in-room leg massagers to keep you feeling fresh.

24 Hour Fitness Facility - Keep up with your #fitnessgoals on vacation! With access to a state-of-the-art fitness facility at any time of day, you'll surely be able to sneak in a workout, right? Equipment includes treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights, and balance balls. Everything you need to get a good sweat on.

In-Room Leg Massager - Cramping from walking around downtown Houston all day? Have no fear...personal leg massagers can be delivered to your room, along with Ylem socks and a bottle of lotion. Kiss (well, massage) those aches and pains away!

Business Lounge - The business lounge is the quintessential spot to host a meeting, or catch up on some pressing work. Equipped with tons of comfortable (and eccentric) furniture, and a computer for all your printing and scanning needs, the Ylem Business Lounge may be the perfect blend of savvy and accommodating. If you're planning on hosting a meeting, just make sure you book ahead of time at the concierge – let's make certain everyone has a seat. And if that isn't enough, Hotel Ylem hosts non-profit organizations in the lounge at no cost to the organization.

Shuttle Service - Got tired legs from traveling? Hotel Ylem offers complimentary shuttle service to and from any location in Houston within a 3-mile radius – you don't even have to ask your mom for a ride. Also, if you're on your way home, they'll take you to the airport for a small fee.

In-House Locally Curated Art Gallery - Local artists are featured in this in-house gallery. You'll find everything from long murals, to sculptures, and even some pottery. 18 percent of all art sales here are donated to charity: water, too.

  • Bar Lounge

  • Air Conditioning

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Complimentary Breakfast

  • Complimentary Newspaper

  • Flat Screen TV

    HDTV + satellite TV service

  • Free Parking

    self parking

  • Mini Fridge

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Handicap Accessible

    Accessible bathroom, Roll-in shower, In-room accessibility

  • Golf Course Nearby

  • Gym

  • Baby Crib Service


  • Family Friendly

  • Local Car Service

    Area shuttle - complimentary

  • Laundry Facility

  • Conference Rooms

  • Library

  • Game Room

  • Sundries

  • Business Center

  • Garden Lounge

  • Concierge

Double Queen Room

With two luxurious queen-size beds, a workspace, oversized armchair, and private bathroom, this thoughtfully designed space exemplifies beautiful décor.

King Room

Much like the double queen room, and a spacious 210 sq ft, the king room hosts a king-sized luxury bed with extra-soft hypoallergenic linens, making this the perfect getaway for two.

King Suite

In addition to the same luxurious amenities as the standard rooms, the King Suite has a comfortable sitting area, perfect for stretching out after a long day or hosting new friends and old.

Double Queen Suite

Reflective of the King Suite rooms design, the double queen suite boasts two queen-sized beds instead of king. Sleep the whole family comfortably right here. 

Fees + extras
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: $20 per/night
  • Pets not allowed
  • Complimentary Self Parking
Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
  • Check In
    3 pm
  • Check Out
    12 pm
Kind Eats and Drinks
  • Ruggles Green offers some of the best sustainably sourced cuisine in all of Texas. Gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options galore, too. 
  • Harvest Grille is an all-organic eatery with dozens of low-calorie, highly nutritious options. A must dine, whilst in Houston. Oh, did we mention all the food is locally sourced?
Conscious Culture
  • One of the biggest malls in Texas opens its doors daily to a slew of high-end restaurants and stores. The Galleria Mall is easy to get lost in.
  • The Downtown Theater District in Houston is always vibrant and exciting, offering many different shows in all disciplines of theater. Through March-November the Miller Outdoor Theater produces free performances. 
Mindful Adventures
  • Located just a stone's throw away from Hotel Ylem, the Houston Zoo hosts 6,000 animals and numerous exhibits.
  • Market Square Park is an incredible public park in the center of downtown Houston – just 20 minutes from Hotel Ylem. Bring a picnic, or just take in the beauty of this urban green space. 
Do Good for the Day
  • Friends For Life is a no-kill animal shelter in Houston that always needs eager, helping hands. Stop by when in town to provide direct care to animals by maintaining their living environment, providing socialization and enrichment, and providing day to day care for the dogs and cats in their programs.
  • In the same realm of animal ethics, Mutts and Meows Rescue is a great place to help with improving the living conditions of shelter animals. Even take puppies and kittens to and from adoption events so that they can find a permanent home.
Be Kind to Yourself
  • With a mantra that reads “to change one's life through our teachings," YogaOne Houston offers all types of yoga classes. Beginners welcome.
8080 Main St, Houston, TX 77025
By Plane
  • 26 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Taxi Fare Estimate $77, Hotel Shuttle $65)
  • 12 miles from Hobby Airport (Taxi Fare Estimate $39, Hotel Shuttle $45)
By Automobile
  • 26 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • 12 miles from Hobby Airport (HOU)
By Bus
  • About 28 miles from George Bush  Intercontinental Airport (Fare Estimate $8)
  • About 15 miles from Hobby Airport (Fare Estimate $4.50)
Parking Options
  • Complimentary Self Parking
  • No Valet Parking Available
Google Walk Score

74 - Very Walkable! Most errands can be accomplished on foot

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