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Old-world charm in downtown Houston theater district
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Performing arts hub
Tastefully retrofitted into a renovated 1926 building, The Lancaster Hotel lies within a block of the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, and 4 blocks from the multi-venue Hobby Performing Arts Center.
Gulf Coast bistro
In a Houston hotel infused with British country-manor style, the restaurant features seasonal American bistro fare with local fresh ingredients and Gulf Coast accents for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Classic bed, gifts
Down duvets and pillows top two-poster beds. Amenities at The Lancaster Hotel include 42-inch LCD TVs with HBO, bathrobes, Lather toiletries, and complimentary wireless Internet access in every room.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
The Lancaster Hotel
At your hotel
Situated within walking distance of several of Houston's world-class performing arts venues – the Hobby Center, the Alley Theatre, and the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (home of the Houston Symphony) – the 12-story, 93-guestroom Lancaster Hotel offers old-world soul in the heart of Texas. A metro station is also nearby.
The Lancaster Hotel lobby recalls a British country house, with a profusion of flowers and elegant, antique-style furnishings. Drawing both hotel guests and theater-bound locals, the Bistro Lancaster serves Gulf Coast-influenced American bistro fare in a lovely setting on the hotel's ground floor. A complimentary hot buffet breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10 AM daily, and in the evening Monday through Thursday, the hotel also hosts a wine hour in the lobby.
Business amenities include complimentary wired (high-speed) Internet access and a 24-hour business center with a computer station. 3 meeting/conference rooms make up the event facilities. A complimentary area shuttle takes guests to destinations within 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) of the hotel, and guests can also arrange pick-up service from the train station with the hotel. Multilingual staff can assist with tours and tickets. The property is smoke free.
- Train station pickup (complimentary)
- Complimentary reception
- Computer station
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Year Built 1926
- Free breakfast
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-out
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Luggage storage
- Area shuttle (complimentary)
- Concierge services
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Meeting rooms
- Number of floors - 12
- Total number of rooms - 93
- Room service (24 hours)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- 24-hour business center
- Number of meeting rooms - 3
- Smoke-free property
- Use of nearby fitness center (complimentary)
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free wired high-speed Internet
Park your car
Valet parking (surcharge)
In your room
- Air conditioning
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary bottled water
- In-room safe
- Cable TV service
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Designer toiletries
- Free local calls
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Iron/ironing board
- Flat-panel TV
- Free Wi-Fi
- MP3 docking station
- Complimentary newspaper
- Climate control
- Premium TV channels
- Shower/tub combination
- Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
Eat and drink
A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast (2 per room) is served daily.
Bistro Lancaster - American bistro serving American Cuisine with a Mediterranean Flare. Menu highlights include Bistro Lancaster's famous crab cakes and homemade bread pudding dessert. Intimate room seats 65 for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, cocktails, and is popular for pre-theater dining, post-theater coffee and cocktails. Open early morning till late evening.
Room Service - A limited menu is available 24 hours-a-day.
The Lancaster Hotel offers complimentary use of a nearby fitness center called Houstonian Lite. The Houstonian provides the following: strength training equipment, treadmills, elliptical trainers, upright exercise bikes, recumbent exercise bikes, step trainers, elliptical step trainers, stretch trainers, free weights, a Pilates training studio, stretch mats, as well as sound and video headsets with individual controls.
The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
The fine print for The Lancaster Hotel
When you arrive
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is noon
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Destination fee: USD 12.95 per accommodation, per night
- Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
- Early check-in fee: USD 75
- Late check-out fee: USD 75
- Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25 per stay
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
We should mention
Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.