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The Galleria, Houston

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Need assistance? Text INFO to (713) 622-0663. (standard msg & data rates apply). More than 26 million visitors each year seek the dynamic & fine shopping environment uniquely offered by The Galleria, Texas' largest shopping center and fourth largest domain nationally. International guests and Houstonians blend seamlessly in the center while on shopping excursions or entertaining guests at one of the signature eateries.Spanning 2.4 million square feet of space, housing 400 fine stores and restaurants, two high-rise hotels, and three office towers, The Galleria is Houston's most popular retail and tourist destination, meeting every style and taste. A plethora of amenities, including a full-size ice rink for recreational and figure skating, a state of the art children's play area, two swimming pools, a video arcade, three full-service national and international banks, two tailor shops, 12 beauty salons, and a post office, continually serve a wide range of shopper delights. There are seven valet parking stations and 13,900 parking spaces in seven garages to accommodate drivers. Nestled between two of the city's most exclusive neighborhoods, River Oaks and Memorial, The Galleria is as internationally respected for its architectural style and imprint as its shopping panache. Modeled after the revered Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, built in 1867, The Galleria stands as one of the premier examples of a dynamic, mixed-use, urban environment. More than 7,000 business professionals in the adjoining office towers, offering 1.1 million square feet of office space, reap the benefit and convenience of having The Galleria just a short walk away. For shopping, opportunities are endless at anchoring stores Neiman Marcus, two Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and at high-fashion favorites, such as: Tiffany & Co., Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu and Cartier. Younger shoppers adore fashion-forward collections found at Juicy Couture, and Abercrombie & Fitch, and the casual must-haves from J. Crew, Gap, and Banana Republic. Galleria shoppers are assured all the latest trends for home and lifestyle from Sony, Sephora, and lululemon athletica , just a few of the fine retailers that range from Apple to Zara. In addition to the abundant array of shopping choices, The Galleria also has more than 30 dining options ranging from fine dining at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse and The Oceanire Seafood Room to casual favorites such as The Cheesecake Factory, Rain Forest Cafe and Kona Grill. The Galleria is located at the corner of Westheimer Rd and Post Oak Blvd in the heart of Uptown Houston. For more information please call 713.622.0663.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Went to the Galleria in October 2017. Did not know about parking underneath so got roped in for paid parking, not my favorite. Turns out there are other places to park. I am no a cheapskate and make g...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    I moved to Houston in 1995, and the Galleria was one of the first places I visited. I parked my car at Galleria I, wandered around and thought "OK, what's all the hype about, this place is not that bi...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    nice touch screen directories Highly aggressive foreign sales people trolling the hallways asking if they can speak to you. This mall is getting a 3 because their bathrooms are absolutely filthy. Ther...  more »
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  • May 26, 2017
    Gigantic upscale shopping mall on the Westside of Houston in the Uptown District. This is the ultimate luxury shopping experience, with designer boutiques and high end stores everywhere you go. The mall is solidly upper middle class shopping but still has plenty of middle income chain stores as well so everyone can find something affordable here. Ice skating rink, luxury hotel, seating areas, and more. Food court is typical fast food, but there are plenty of restaurants in the Galleria area. Mall is clean and well-maintained, safe and secure and a wide diversity of people from the blue collar working class all the way up to wealthy upper class types. Parking isn't too bad, and it gets packed here on weekends so plan ahead. Highly recommended.
  • June 20, 2017
    Oh we love this place! Excellent stores, everything from your normal retailers to the high end of whatever one might what to spend. It's worth going there just for the people watching (lol)! It's usually pretty busy, especially on weekends; if there is a major event in town you might want to stay away...or maybe go, you never know what celebrities might show up! It's huge, so be prepared to do some walking. You may need to walk off some of the food and desserts you can get from the numerous selection of restaurants and fast food places. You can also get your ice skating in here with the beautiful rink on the bottom floor. It has also been recently remodeled inside with really excellent results. It's even prettier than before and much easier to get around with some larger walk ways in what use to be a little precarious to get around. You don't even need to spend any money to enjoy this place, but of course the shopping here is always second to none!!!
  • June 20, 2017
    It's gotten a lot slower recently which I really like, still hell during the holidays though. Ice rink, full restaurants and lovely food court stations. Good high and low end stores of varying sizes, the kind of diversity and size you want in a mall. Never stayed upstairs, seems like you'd have a good shot of Houston all the way around, though.
  • July 6, 2017
    It WILL make you spend your money and remind you that it's a rich mall. It has more than it needs to, so that's just better. You'll love it. No doubt about it.
  • June 30, 2017
    The rooms were nice and clean, hotel staff were friendly and I was able to check out over the phone instead of going downstairs to the lobby. The main problem was finding the hotel. I'm not from Houston so it was confusing when there's another hotel with the same name. They also didn't serve a free breakfast as far as I know. Overall a good experience.

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