Downtown Houston is a target-rich environment for photography...especially at magic hour.
#LocalGem #GoldenHour A grove of trees with their trunks painted blue, using environmentally safe materials. This art project provides a beautifully surreal backdrop for a nightly free yoga gathering at sunset.
#LocalGem #GoldenHour Lightning dances over the Houston skyline as a late May cold front moves through the city.
#Lightning There's probably more tall tales than substantiated fact out there about this infamous bordello-turned-Tex-Mex restaurant y live music venue. It was opened in the early 1940s by Madame Taken from a parking garage in downtown.
Camera Canon T5i lens Tamron 16-300.
#StunningStructures This underground tunnel at the MFAH feels as if it's straight out of a music video! Astros! Sitting by the rooftop pool, gazing at the moon in midtown Houston. Winter time is when Houston really shines. It is a season characterized by bright clear days and brisk moonlit nights. It's a city that gets a lot of precipitation, but when the clouds part it can be truly magnificent. I often say The Biscuit Paint Wall is a super cute place in Houston (Montrose to be exact) to take pictures. Fun place for the family with young kids of all ages. Very wide selection of sea species. Must visit if in town. Amazing vegan!!! A Houston mecca for modern art. The museum was founded in 1948 and presented art in locations all over the city. In 1972, CAMH moved into this beautiful facility designed by Gunnar Birkerts. Downtown Houston Texas. Whether it is historic or new, each building has it's very own personality and 'look'.
#architecture #tnkarts #building #urban #houston #texas #downtown He's pregnant! Homemade red and green sauces simmer on the stove in the kitchen.
Hugo Ortega's incredible Mexican Restaurant on Art installation by Bruce Munro. Munro originally conceived the idea for Field of Light in 1992 during a trip through the red desert of central Australia, when he sketched a landscape of illuminated stems that would wait like dormant seeds in a dry desert, to bloom at night. Cool looking mushrooms One serious enchilada. Hugo Ortega's culinary creations capture the real flavors of Mexico. I am getting very hungry just thinking about it.
#LocalGem #Delicious Amazing southern deviled eggs topped with bacon from Moonshiners southern kitchen + bar. Pair with one of their moonshine cocktails - in house made infused moonshine! Foie Gras burger at District 7 From the lounge area of hotel. Taken from the back parking garage. So many beautiful photo spots here. Different view of Houston. Sabine Street Bridge Houston, Texas. Try the burgers at Green Seed Vegan, and you'll definitely want cauliflower nuggets to go along! Backstreet Benedict for Brunch! Delicious. Howard Hughes final resting place. Angel in mourning. Driving through the streets of Houston, such sweet memories :) An art installion by Bruce Munro. Munro originally conceived the idea for Field of Light in 1992 during a trip through the red desert of central Australia, when he sketched a landscape of illuminated stems that would wait like dormant seeds in a dry desert, to bloom at night. That historical building looks so small! Historic area of Houston. Sabine Street Bridge Houston, Texas. Bank of America building Train in downtown. Things to do in Houston! $10 for tour, 4 beers, and souvenir glass. #houston #CraftBeer Taken from top of parking garage. It is located in the back of property. Hidden away in plain sight, abstract Beatles look over the Houston Skyline. Warren's and Char Bar. Two really cool dive bars in Houston's 4th Ward. Different flavor infused Moonshine at the Moonshiners southern table and bar. The first yellow-ish one was popcorn infused!
#moonshine #bar #southern Taken from the 17th floor hotel room. A little different mural in downtown.  Beautiful creative display of Christmas Lights Tallest building in Texas! So many beautiful photo spots here. Beautiful day Art exhibit that was on display briefly Looks very futuristic! Taken From the seating area in front of school. Great view of skyline from train station. Houston skyline! Clear day! Colorful City Hall!
#StunningStructures So many beautiful photo spots here. The Houston Astros! Across the street from the Toyota Center. Taken in front of skate park. This is a memorial located in the park Enjoyed a night out of a food tour of downtown Houston. Good times, good food and good drinks. The Conservatory in downtown Houston is a great spot to go with a group of friends as it like an adult food court. Plenty of small food vendors with everything from BBQ to Sushi and a vast selection of local and craft beers on tap. It's a small aquarium, but very cool! Get there before 11:30 to beat the crowds. The Reef restaurant in Houston (2600 Travis St 77006) is amazing. Four of us had dinner and everything from the apps to the entree to dessert and wine was among the best meals any of us have had. Service was equal as well A must try #BarLove Everything is better in Texas! Saint Arnold Brewing Company, is Texas' Oldest Craft Brewery. www.saintarnold.com Statue of Sam Houston, the city's namesake. A tiger at an aquarium ofcourse Pete's dueling piano bar View from outdoor deck on 23rd floor. Rainy day Taken near the main lawn Gloomy day in Houston along the Buffalo Bayou! Newly restored building called The Star. Pretty church! 13th floor Inside the historic church. Taken from the bridge. Taken from the bridge. Taken near the main lawn Inside the hotel room, 17th floor. Little garden next to the hospital. 13th floor Colorful City Hall!
#StunningStructures At the main entrance. West end of park! Close to the entrance of convention center. Friday night fireworks. You've had an orange Fanta, but there's nothing like an orange Fanta, bottled in Mexico with pure cane sugar, on a hot day in H-Town. Goodbye Summer 2013...it was sweet! Via Colori November 19, 2017 I was a bit indecisive as to which photo to post...color or black and white. There are things about both of them that I really like. So, I just thought I'd let you all enjoy both of them.
Enjoyed a night out of a food tour of downtown Houston. Good times, good food and good drinks. The Conservatory in downtown Houston is a great spot to go with a group of friends as it like an adult food court. Plenty of small food vendors with everything from BBQ to Sushi and a vast selection of local and craft beers on tap. Black Molly Tamale and Fried Avocado Taco !! Pat Greer's Kitchen! Raw Vegan goodness :-) From the roof, 71st floor, not open to the public. Cool cemetery Taken from the 17th floor hotel room. Check out this little shop off Montrose. Very worth it, especially if you get a museum visit or two in while you're at it. This is JUST like Central Park but its Houston. In front of the skate park. Taken in the middle of park along bike trails. The most happening place for toddlers in houston Taken from skywalk Taken from the parking garage. So much construction in downtown Houston.
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Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Restaurant
24-hour business center
Smoke-free property

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.

The Bistro

Gulf Coast-influenced American bistro fare.

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.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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.

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. Extended gourmet continental breakfast is available between 6:30 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 a 24-hour business center with a computer station and meeting rooms. Multilingual staff can assist with tours and tickets. The property is smoke free.

  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 1926 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Restaurant 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Free reception 
  • Luggage storage 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Airport transportation 
  • Total number of rooms - 93 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast (2 per room) is served daily in the lobby. It features fresh pastries, juices, artisan jams & jellies, gourmet meats and cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, house-made granola, assorted cereals, yogurt, as well as seasonal items.

The Bistro - Gulf Coast-influenced American bistro fare. 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.

Nearby Things to Do

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 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This hotel will place a USD 25 authorization on credit cards for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 75
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Lancaster
  • Lancaster Hotel
  • Lancaster Hotel Houston
  • Lancaster Houston

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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