Constructed in 1925, this genteel hotel includes an Aubusson tapestry from the 1700s and 19th-century wood panels from a French chateau. A renovation added modern flair yet preserved its classic beauty. The Warwick also boasts awe-inspiring views, comparable to anything you'll find in Paris. The view of the downtown skyline to the north and verdant Hermann Park to the south is stupendous. There are 308 rooms, of which 74 are suites, mostly appointed in Old-World style, with 24-hour room service. The hotel is within walking distance of Houston's top museums and the shady, tree-lined streets of Rice University. Nearby Hermann Park has jogging trails, a golf course and the Miller Outdoor Theater, which sponsors free weekend performances in the summer.