Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area
Spending the night at the airport
Houston airport is a large and crowded place that stays open 24 hours a day, so you will be able to spend the night inside the enclosure if you have a flight early in the morning or if your flight is cancelled. Keep in mind that you will only be able to stay if you have a ticket for the next day, and you cannot enter the enclosure if the doors are already closed. There are announcements and music throughout the night, so it is recommended to have earplugs or headphones.
Where to rest: Most seats inside the terminals have armrests, so your best option will be to have a sleeping bag and lay on the floor. In Terminal D you will find a chapel which is quiet at night, while in the boarding area of Terminal E there are carpeted floors. There are also several VIP lounges inside the main buildings for those passengers that qualify, but these are closed at night. Finally, there is a hotel inside the airport grounds.
Baggage: The enclosure does not offer lockers nor luggage storage offices.
Eating and drinking: The only options during the night are vending machines.
Restrooms: Showers inside the Centurion Lounge.
Wi-Fi: The access is free.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, commercial stores, chapels, baby changing facilities.
The Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental (Tel +1 281 443 2310) is situated between terminals B and C and is connected to the airport complex via an underground train. There are other accommodations nearby, most of which provide courtesy transfers for their guests. SpringHill Suites Houston Intercontinental Airport (Tel +1 281 442 2275), La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Bush IAH South (Tel +1 281 219 2000), DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport (Tel +1 281 848 4000), Red Roof Inn Houston - IAH Airport/JFK BLVD (Tel +1 832 243 7650), Ramada by Wyndham Houston Intercontinental Airport East (Tel +1 832 412 1358), La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Bush Intl Airport E (Tel +1 281 446 1300), Holiday Inn Houston NE - Bush Airport Area (Tel +1 281 540 3600), Hampton Inn & Suites Houston-Bush Intercontinental Aprt (Tel +1 281 442 4600), Courtyard Houston Intercontinental Airport (Tel +1 281 449 5400).