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The Galleria, Houston

Categories: Shopping Malls, Concerts & Shows, Landmarks, Shopping, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • The mall is filled with chain stores and overpriced kiosks. We left shortly after we arrived. We were expecting a much better shopping experience and independent stores. 
  • It's nothing spectacular... It's a nice Mall. We had dinner at one of the restaurants one night. It was nice to walk through. I wouldn't consider it a "must see". 
  • comfortable beds, food terrible, was hosted 4 nights and ate at the hotel daily. the food left much to be desired.
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  • It is a nice mall, but I would only suggest going if you enjoy crowds, the city, and expensive designer stores. My boyfriend and I decided to check it out. We are from very small towns and we were overwhelmed by all the stores and people everywhere. I wasn't interested in shopping too much after about 30 minutes I was ready to go home and shop on my side of town. So not bad if you live in Houston and want to spend a lot of time shopping and spending money, but if this isn't your cup of tea don't waste a Saturday fighting a crowd.
  • Busy... Busy... Busy... If you're searching for expensive name brand stuff, it's all in one location here. If you're wanting to visit a mall that could entertain the whole family, this really isn't it. There were only a few kids stores. Outside of that it was all high end retail clothing stores. For us that's not what we were looking for. The kids would enjoy the indoor skating rink. The food was also decent at the two places we visited. One major complaint we have is that we needed handicap access. The only elevator in the mall from the bottom floor was out of service. That forced us to go to the attached hotel elevator. From there we exited the hotel on ground level, walked over to a ground floor entrance to the mall. Once there the elevators that accessed the upper floors were in an area currently under significant construction. While construction and maintenance is understandable to have it be this difficult at a mall of this caliber was suprising. Is the mall nice? Yes but only if you're in a certain crowd. If you're not in that crowd, I wouldn't take time to visit. Houston certainly offers far more attractions that are enjoyable to a wider range of people.
  • It has a lot of stuff and convenient for me to visit from work. Gets quite crowded during certain seasons, can be quite expensive, and I could do without the hagglers between store fronts peddling the latest infomercial junk. Cool ice skating rink though.
  • Really big & spacious mall. Valet & free parking. Really good stores. Has good restaurants plus a food court & even and ice rink. Pretty cool. Oh plus the hotel makes it look even bigger.
  • The Galleria itself is a wonderful mall, i's big and has a lot of great stores including an ice rink. Yesterday I went alone to buy a device at APPLE, This is not my usual mall and I do not know around it too well but I did need to go to Apple. When I got there I could not find the store, I was lost...I seen a security guard and of course had trust he knew which way to direct me to. I asked him if he could tell me where Apple was while walking away he threw up his arm and said that way and I reassured him and said so that way? He said yes and so there I went, trusting him...and it was the opposite of where the store was I walked 20 minutes just looking for the store. Finally I got what I needed to and just thought maybe he got confused, I Now I couldn't find my parking section and started to worry and get stressed since the mall was closed. I was panicking and seen him, I desperately went up to him scared and stressed I asked if he knew the mall and he totally ignored me and shook his head and said no and walked away when he seen how upset I was. I then told him sir im lost and im scared because I do not know where I parked, he looked at me and did a smirk then walked away without a care. Please get a new SECURITY guard. One that will actually act like he CARES about the people or at least tries to help.
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