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The Lancaster

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful boutique-style hotel, but still quite affordable. Its location is awesome, in the heart of the Downtown area, and a great place to start any excursion in Houston. The hotel is cozy, well maintained, and a nice alternative to the standard luxury or box-style hotels. The breakfast is terrific and very extensive, with a number of staff...

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Spring, Texas
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The rooms were clean and first class and the Restaurant was one of the finest with the service to back it up ! We had a wonderful continental breakfast which exceeded our expectations and can't wait to come back to the Hotel & Restaurant. The rooms were so quiet you think you were out in the country rather than a...

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Florida
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I have been to The Lancaster Hotel in Houston on a number of occasions. The service that I receive and the value for my money keep me coming back on each visit. This hotel is all about service. The staff is there to make sure you feel comfortable and welcome during every part of your stay. From the moment you...

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Seabrook, Texas
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Lancaster for a Getaway Weekend and loved the Hotel. It is across the street from Jones Hall where we attended a performance by the Houston Symphony. The Valets were efficient, as were all the Staff at the Hotel and Restaurant. The Hotel was intimate with European charm. Check in was a breeze and the room, (even...

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Oakland, California
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This is my new favorite Houston hotel. I come to Houston often on business and have always stayed at the Four Seasons. But I thought I'd try someplace new and I am delighted I did. the Lancaster is a small historic hotel with lots of charm and modern amenities (although a desk outlet would be an improvement; there is a...

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Nacogdoches
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Russell made us feel right at home. The perfect welcome! We had stayed here once before and had an amazing experience. So when we pulled up for the second time Russell remembered us and the room we had been in the places where we ate. It was like home away from home.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Russell provided EXCELLENT customer service. This place is one that provides a unique personal experience. Thanks for making us feel special. Food and Mezzanine service was great as well. - The Johnsons

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Spring, Texas, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Lancaster is a very nice higher end hotel with a polished feel. My wife and I stayed overnight for my birthday. We had dinner in the Bistro in the lobby which was excellent. I have stayed in hotels all over the world on business trips and have a bit jaded opinion because they all look the same. But the...

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Tyler, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best hotel bed I've ever slept in. Best hotel shower water pressure I've ever experienced. Best welcome, tour, humor and kindness from hotel staff I've ever had. Russell Casanovas made me feel welcome and like I was the most important guest he had helped that evening. Even though I know the hotel had no vacancies so I was obviously not...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Houston for our anniversary so we could see Book of Mormon at the Hobby Center. We stayed at the Lancaster for the first time. All employees were very kind, especially Russell Casanovas, the concierge in the evening. He couldn't do enough for us and was quite generous with his time and opinions on where to eat and...

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

We truly love helping people celebrate anniversaries! The Lancaster is the perfect setting- it is cozy and romantic with great food and drinks, and we are so close to so many performance venues; it makes for an effortless romantic evening. So thank you for letting us be a part of your anniversary! Russell is indeed one-of-a-kind; he goes above and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Bistro Lancaster
Bistro Lancaster
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recently accepted into the Historic Hotels of America with Stately elegance and Outstanding service in a Historic Downtown location with Luxurious accommodations. These are the hallmarks of The Lancaster hotel. Here at The Lancaster Hotel in Downtown Houston, Texas, classic luxury and a grand tradition of hospitality blend perfectly with modern technology and warm, personalized service. Our stylish boutique hotel combines classic modern design, pampering services, amenities and superior comfort to exceed the expectations of the discriminating business or leisure traveler. The Lancaster is perfectly situated in Houston’s theater district near all the entertainment in downtown Houston, including Houston’s finest culinary, cultural and entertainment destinations. Experience luxurious comfort in our 93 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites designed with the amenities and ambiance you have come to expect from a luxury boutique hotel. Unwind in the plush comfort of down duvets and feather pillows, Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries, plush bathrobes; complimentary wireless high-speed Internet, complimentary courtesy car service to nearby attractions and businesses and much more. Relax with the knowledge that we are completely at your service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lancaster

Address: 701 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-2712
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston > Downtown
Price Range: $119 - $542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lancaster 4*
Number of rooms: 93
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Lancaster Hotel Houston
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Houston
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“From my impression all the rooms were excellent and the location is great!”
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“Our room overlooked a carpark - but it was quiet, and peaceful.”
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