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Get an overview of this hotelLuxury downtown boutique hotel in Houston's historic theater district

With a stay at The Lancaster Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Houston, steps from Jesse H. Jones Hall and Alley Theater.

This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Houston JPMorgan Chase Tower and Wortham Center.

Make yourself at home in one of the 93 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Cable programming and MP3 docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 3 mi.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge.

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. Multilingual staff can assist with tours and tickets. The property is smoke free.

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


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 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • 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.


Start your day with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, available daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception for you to enjoy on select days. Room service is available around the clock.

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

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • 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.

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 office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 14.95 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Health club access
  • Nearby fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25 per stay
  • 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.

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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 2 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.

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