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William P. Hobby Airport

William P Hobby Airport (HOU)

Greater Hobby Area, Houston
  • Glenn C.
    "pork loaded potato and a margarita at Pappas BBQ!"(29 Tips)
    Blake🔥 C.
    "Pappadeaux at gate 41 best place to eat here yummy"(18 Tips)
    Tiffany T.
    "great choices to eat,.Buffalo Wild Wings"(17 Tips)
    Chris G.
    "full body scanners"(11 Tips)
517 Tips and reviews
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 11, 2012
    Top Dining Options: Buffalo Wild Wings, Central Concourse; Hunan Return of the Phoenix, Pappa's Burger, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Pappasita’s Cantina are all in the Central Concourse and Food Court. Read more
    Upvoted Apr 6
  • Adam S.
    Adam StallmanFebruary 13
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of great food options in this airport. All the Pappas Restaurants have a presence and all are fantastic just depends if you are in the mood for Mexican, Seafood, or Burgers. Barry's for pizza.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • David P.
    David PessahMarch 16, 2014
    For the travelers from cities that can drink all day every Sunday: One must have food on the table before a drink can be ordered from 1030a-12p. 12p on is fair game...Or our waiter was a big liar
    Upvoted Apr 6
  • Susan R.
    Susan RussoMarch 5, 2013
    Pappadeaux is a fun spot for a bite to eat offering classic New Orleans dishes like fried alligator, dirty rice, shrimp étouffée, and oysters. Sad beers on tap though, so be warned.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PelishDecember 29, 2011
    If you're hungry go to the Asian Food place in the Food Court before the A Gates. The Szechuan Noodles are awesome - especially with the Phoenix Chicken. Really tasty hunan sauce on them - yum!
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasAugust 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the cell phone lot while you wait for your friends to arrive and enjoy the views of planes landing. Very close to the terminal, so you avoid the traffic at arrivals.
  • Sherri S.
    Sherri ScottFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I miss the days when Southwest had their three level security lines: Fast Track, Expert Traveler and Family/Need Extra Time. That was the most efficient TSA process ever!!!
  • D J.
    D JohnsonDecember 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    For convenience try parking in the brand new parking garage($20/day) at Hobby Airport. It is located on the left as soon as you get your parking ticket from the machine. Going to the terminal is easy.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SJune 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Southwest got me back EARLY! The TSA was actually friendly & their body scanners are more generic pictures then other airports I've been in. Felt less violated & the friendliness went a long way!
  • Karla C.
    Karla CarrilloMarch 26, 2013
    I really like this airport. Small & very easy to get around. Friendly airport. Good airport if you ever need to make a connection to get to your destination.
  • Subria L.
    Subria LNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Agree with Jessica the rocking chairs are a nice Texan touch and the confined space in the pick-up area with idling cars gives the equally Texan polluted air experience
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FortSeptember 8, 2014
    Happen to be passing through, be sure to swing by Pappas Burgers and say hello to Corey the bartender... Great personality and wonderful service.
  • John C.
    John CarnessiotisApril 28, 2013
    Small Airports are the best... period! Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen offers free wi fi and Southwest proved to be excellent and on time!
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this little airport! Clean & efficient. Upset to hear they are going international...I hope they will be able to maintain the comfortable environment.
  • Tonya B.
    Tonya ByrdOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pappasito,s cantina is the best! I love having a local Houston restaurant in the airport. If you crave tex mex this is the place to go!
  • Tim K.
    Tim KnightSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best chairs in Gate 43 of any airport I've been in outside of the Preferred Lounges. "Leather" sitting chairs with Power outlets and USB ports every 2 chairs.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    DoubleTree by HiltonSeptember 27, 2011
    Keeping liquids in checked baggage is always your best bet, but if you aren’t checking luggage, predetermine how much liquid security allows and plan ahead to avoid losing your favorite shampoo!
  • Charles C.
    Charles CastilloApril 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hobby finally has upgraded the terminals and better food places have been added! If you're running late Subway has been added and is serving breakfast (at normal prices too)!
  • Houston Texans
    Houston TexansApril 5, 2012
    Welcome to Houston, home of the 2011 AFC South champion Houston Texans. Stop by the Go Texan Store at Reliant Stadium for the largest collection of team gear.
  • Christina
    ChristinaDecember 26, 2012
    Get a frozen original margarita at Papasitos. One of the best frozens I've had in ages. They put it in a plastic cup, too.
  • CultureMap Houston M.
    Hobby has an array of restaurants in the central concourse including Pappasito's Catina, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, and Hunan Return of the Phoenix.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton M.
    Long flight? Peanuts are okay, but bringing a filling, healthy snack like almonds or fruit will keep you tied over until your destination. For more travel tips and fun, follow @DoubleTree on Twitter!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DeedsJanuary 2, 2014
    Much nicer airport than IAH and since it is smaller there are much shorter lines! The shops and food selection is also better than IAH's.
  • Cassandra F.
    Cassandra FaustNovember 17, 2016
    Pappadeaux is new here and was a nice Houston touch to the airport! Also love the changes to the shopping at the airport as well!!
  • George W.
    George WJune 23, 2014
    It's an airport, what do you expect? Short lines at the TSA, it's comfortable, clean w/a nice food court. Take it from a real traveler, don't spend a lot of time in airports if you can avoid it!
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 10, 2015
    When picking someone up keep left as you approach the covered portion. That line moves faster since people on the right are usually stopped to load.
  • Annette W.
    Annette WilliamsOctober 20, 2014
    I love Hobby Air Port! My only complaint is it needs more restaurants choices and it definitely needs a Starbucks!
  • Raissa
    RaissaDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If it's too busy at top ramp have your party drop you off at bottom baggage claim. A short walk and an escalator could save half an hour.
  • John H.
    John HankusFebruary 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a beer and walk around the concourse with it. There are some decent food places in this place as well.
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigApril 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    As airports go Hobby is a breeze. It's small and friendly with decent food options and mercifully short security lines!
  • Matt F.
    Matt FerrariSeptember 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Only 51 gates and pretty much Southwest. Great option if you are headed to Galveston as you will save a ton of time
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 
    DJ Latin Prince ✔ November 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I like this airport, nice and easy. Just make sure you collect your money from those who owe you before leaving town.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MayerDecember 15, 2010
    Fried alligator appetizer at Pappadeux: not to shabby! It's sit down so be sure you have some time. They keep tabs on time for you, as some airport restaurants do
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GilesSeptember 25, 2014
    Beautiful airport. Spacious, easy to get around ans very convenient. Great choices for food!!
  • Ginger Girl
    Ginger GirlJune 25, 2013
    Free refills on your black/green iced tea at Peet's. Next to gate #40. Makes the price a little easier to handle. Tasty too.
  • Glenn C.
    Glenn CarrJuly 5, 2013
    You've got to get a pulled pork loaded potato and a margarita at Pappas BBQ! Amazing! Now I'm glad I had a layover! :)
  • Lisa E.
    Lisa ERJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    After you pass thru TSA, look up at the original neon sign that was once the exterior of the airport. Love that they maintain the history!
  • Caitlin K.
    Caitlin KaluzaSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love flying out of Hobby. It's much more calm than IAH, and the Southwest staff is always so friendly & helpful
  • Annie S.
    Annie SalazarDecember 17, 2011
    Park on the top level of the garage. There's plenty of wider spaces & less chance of getting your vehicle dinged
  • Nguyen P.
    Nguyen PhamMarch 14, 2013
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  • Manny P.
    Manny PerezJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Seriously people! What part of take everything out of your pockets, do you not understand? I know taking the belt, and shoes off can be hard to understand...
  • Lauryn M.
    Lauryn MillSeptember 5, 2014
    The smaller airport in Houston on the south side of town. No free wifi, but you can get it for free at Papadeaux's.
  • Spencer B.
    Spencer BrownApril 26, 2012
    You can take adult beverages anywhere in the terminal, glass bottles excluded. Don't feel obligated to keep drinks in bars/restaurants.
  • Rene G.
    Rene GonzalezJuly 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Eco park 2 is the best place to park. Only $8 a day and it is right next to the terminal door.
  • Belinda R.
    Belinda RickmanSeptember 14, 2014
    Be sure to check your boarding pass. If it says TSA PRE you can skip the long security lines. Go start thru security without taking shoes off and the line is really short.
  • Derrick W.
    Derrick WilliamsJune 3, 2013
    Very tech friendly airport as I don't have to wonder from gate to gate looking for an available outlet.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ChangJune 1, 2011
    Take advantage of the Priority line (if you have it w/ an airline). It's not on the sign, but Delta's Silver Medallion counts & got me through security in 10 minutes
  • Chris G.
    Chris GilbertOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm amazed at the lemmings who will go through the full body scanners here. Everyone should opt out.
  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan JowMay 7, 2014
    Hobby is not like Austin Bergstrom. To check bags in to Southwest Airlines you need to do it before 45mins of departure. In Austin it is 30mins. Otherwise your bag will be marked "Late Checkin".
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RosenbergMay 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Security line gets busy for those Sunday 5-730 flights, so keep that in mind when planning your day
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