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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-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.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Renovations & Closures
- Dining venue
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 a 24-hour business center with a computer station. The 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 airport or train station with the hotel (surcharge). Multilingual staff can assist with tours and tickets. The property is smoke free.
- 24-hour business center
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transportation
- Free area shuttle
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Free reception
- Computer station
- Concierge services
- Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-out
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Luggage storage
- Meeting rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 12
- Number of meeting rooms - 3
- Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Total number of rooms - 93
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free train station pickup
- Free use of nearby fitness center
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Year Built 1926
Family Friendly Amenities
- Area shuttle (complimentary)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Rollaway/extra beds available
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Air conditioning
- Cable TV service
- Climate control
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Free newspaper
- Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
- Daily housekeeping
- Designer toiletries
- Flat-panel TV
- Free local calls
- Free WiFi
- Hair dryer
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board
- MP3 docking station
- Premium TV channels
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Shower/tub combination
Where to Eat
A complimentary breakfast buffet (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
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
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
- Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25 per stay.
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- Destination fee: USD 14.95 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
This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. 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.