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701 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-2712
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The Lancaster Hotel is a historic luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Houston's vibrant downtown Theater District. The landmark hotel enjoys a legacy of nearly 100 years of providing exceptional service and hospitality. Taking inspiration from the classic Regency style, the redesigned hotel is accented with clean, elegant lines and an intimate yet open floor plan. Each of our 93 guestrooms and suites offer Frette linens, Waterworks bath fixtures, Bulgari bath amenities, luxurious bathrobes and slippers, Carrera marble and more. Our guests will also enjoy personalized stellar service with additional amenities that include an inclusive gourmet breakfast buffet, car service within the downtown area, premium high-speed wifi, in-room complimentary snacks and beverages, Nespresso in-room coffee and turn down service. The Lancaster Collection of over 200 pieces of contemporary works of art by artists with strong ties to Texas is displayed throughout the guestrooms and public spaces.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
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Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Connie B wrote a review Jun. 14
Houston51 contributions14 helpful votes
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We live in West Houston and wanted a nice dinner and overnight stay to celebrate an early 25th anniversary. The Lancaster was the best choice for comfort, style, hospitality and location. The ease of booking direct, the lovely romance package which included welcome champagne and fruit, valet parking, buffet breakfast and a dining discount and the gracious decor and staff added up to Perfection ! Don't miss their unique Texas art collection displayed throughout as well as the library of related art books on the entertaining mezzanine level. The Cultivated F+B menu is still limited but we had no problem choosing a memorable salmon entree, beautiful crisp Caesar, lamb meatballs, flavorful pinot gris and an excellent bread pudding with fresh coffee. We were fascinated watching an exciting renewal of the Theater District and will surely visit again to view the results from a luxurious and comfortable room. My husband and I've traveled extensively and this is definitely a cut above other luxury hotels in every way. Thanks to GM Harwell for the warm welcome and retaining the charm and beauty of the nearly 100 year old queen of downtown Houston. Texas hospitality at its most polished !
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Always avoid large city rush hours !
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Aurelia S wrote a review Mar. 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
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This was my first and hopefully not my last stay at the stunning hotel. My room included stunning art work, luxurious bath toiletries, yummy COMPLEMENTARY snacks and ultra comfy bed. Upon my arrival to my room, I was greeted with a complimentary cheese plate to welcome my stay. Once I was able to get settled into my room, I headed downstairs to the restaurant to meet up with a friend for lunch. I decided the try the Lancaster salad and oh my goodness, that was the MOST delicious salad, I've ever tasted. The service at our meal was so amazing that we decided to head to the bar to continue our visit. At the bar we tried the Candied Pecan Old Fashion drink...sooo delicious! The hotel stay included the most delicious breakfast, complete with eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, fruits, oatmeal and various breads and pastries, all complimentary and part of your stay. The hotel more than exceeded my expectations and made sure every tiny detail was taken care of. HIGHLY recommend The Lancaster Hotel
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: No onsite parking available, must valet at hotel. hotel is conveniently location in theater...
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Response from Lancaster Manager, General Manager at The Lancaster Hotel
Responded Mar. 15, 2020
Thank you for recommending The Lancaster Hotel and thank you for the lovely 5 star review. It’s great to hear that you especially loved our restaurant, Cultivated F+B and our bar. Many of the other items that you mentioned are guest favorites - like our amazingly comfortable beds and delicious gourmet breakfast. Thanks again for choosing The Lancaster. It was a pleasure to serve you. Tom Harwell, General Manager
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Robert R wrote a review May 2021
Dallas, Texas6 contributions5 helpful votes
My oldest son got married in Houston and we used Lancaster Hotel as our base. They were great excellent breakfast buffet. Professional and very clean remodeled. Great staff service and GM very involved highly recommend
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cmurf3 wrote a review May 2021
Wyckoff, NJ16 contributions17 helpful votes
Excellent boutique hotel in the Houston theater district. Very accommodating staff, and very comfortable room. We checked in quite late and the front desk person was kind enough to put together and deliver to our room a complimentary variety of snacks. Outstanding. I would say the hotel is elegant without being fancy, if that makes sense. The room was spacious and comfortable, and the shower was fantastic (I love a powerful shower stream!) There was a very nice, intimate bar in the lobby. The only negatives were minor. There is no ATM on the premises, and the nearest one was a bit of a walk. Also, the valet service was a Little slow. Best to give them a heads up that you want your car ahead of going out. All in all, a very good experience. We’ll stay there again on our next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Fay M wrote a review May 2021
La Quinta, California427 contributions100 helpful votes
Everything was positive about the hotel. The staff was friendly but not obtrusive. The room was large and comfortable, as was the bedding. The location is great. It is a small hotel, and that is a definite plus. The bar and dining areas are very nice, and the complimentary breakfast, champagne in the afternoon and evening, and snacks in the room are much appreciated. We are looking forward to our next stay there!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Lancaster Manager, General Manager at The Lancaster Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
As a family-owned hotel, we rely on guest feedback and your wonderful comments put smiles on our faces. We are delighted to hear that you had a very positive experience and that you enjoyed our unique amenities. It was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Tom Harwell, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$199 - US$363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the lancaster hotel houston, lancaster hotel houston, lancaster houston
LOCATION
United StatesTexasTexas Gulf CoastHoustonDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
93
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lancaster Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Lancaster Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nightly Spirits (0.3 km), Houston Symphony (0.09 km), and Alley Theatre (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lancaster Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Lancaster Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lancaster Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lancaster Hotel?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lancaster Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Frank's Pizza, Flying Saucer, and Hearsay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lancaster Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Lancaster Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Lancaster Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lancaster Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Lancaster Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.