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4.8 out of 5

"This is a very stylish hotel with beautiful decor in the lobby and rooms. I loved all the original artwork throughout the Lancaster. Everything was in ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 02 Jun 2020

Hotel Description

4-star historic hotel near Minute Maid Park

Heart of Houston

Your stay at this Downtown Houston hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Minute Maid Park and George R. Brown Convention Center. Toyota Center and Houston Museum District are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free shuttle, breakfast

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Guests will appreciate freebies like self-serve breakfast, WiFi in public areas, and an area shuttle. You'll appreciate the shopping center shuttle, valet parking, and 24-hour business center.

Free WiFi, MP3 docks

The 93 guestrooms feature thoughtful touches like free minibar items and espresso makers, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, MP3 docks, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Penthouse Classic King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$173* Per night/room Jul 3 - Jul 4

Artist's Suite - 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Director's Penthouse Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Producer's 2 Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Lancaster Hotel ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Lancaster Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5
This is a very stylish hotel with beautiful decor in the lobby and rooms. I loved all the original artwork throughout the Lancaster. Everything was in great condition, clean and well maintained. Great central location. I will definitely return.

Posted by , from Prosper, TX on Jun 2, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 3, 2020 by Tom Harwell

Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience during your stay with us at The Lancaster Hotel. It is wonderful to hear that guest enjoy our downtown location and our beautiful artwork. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

5 out of 5
We really liked the staff. They were kind and informative. The bartenders were so personable in the restaurant. The shuttle that offer to the downtown Houston area was very nice.

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 12, 2020 by Tom Harwell

Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay and that our staff was so friendly. Also glad to hear that our shuttle service worked out so well for you. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 30, 2020 by Tom Harwell

Thank you for your great rating! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 4, 2020

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Jan 7, 2020 by Tom Harwell

Thank you for this 5-star rating! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

5 out of 5
Excellent location very close walking distance to restaurants and entertainment. Hotel and staff her top notch. We will be back. Parking is very expensive.

Posted by on Dec 14, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 17, 2019 by Tom Harwell

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience and that our staff was so friendly. It is wonderful to hear that our guests enjoy our downtown location. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

5 out of 5
Excellent staff! Very friendly & gracious. Great ambiance & in walking distance to the theatres

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 21, 2019 by Tom Harwell

Thank you for leaving us this excellent review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that our staff was so friendly. It is wonderful to hear that guests love our location in the Theater District. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

5 out of 5
Renovations were very tasteful done, very clean, courteous staff

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 13, 2019 by Tom Harwell

Thank you for your great review. We are glad to see that you had such a wonderful stay and that our staff was so courteous. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 15, 2019 by Tom Harwell

Thank you for choosing The Lancaster Hotel and thank you for the 5-star review. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

5 out of 5
Excellent!!!!! Staff was terrific and food was tremendous.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017

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4 out of 5

Old hotel, smells weird, not much of a view.

Pros: The location was good. Right in the heart of downtown. Valet parking service was very prompt and well done. Great variety for breakfast.
Cons: More attention to detail--such as improving the smell of the elevators, getting rid of the annoying accent of the elevator voice, cleaning staircase.
Location: Don't expect anything to be open on Sunday. Not many restaurants around at all. Several Parks nearby. Theaters right accross the street.
Stayed here for two nights. Their breakfast was really nice. They don't really have a dining room, so you just sit wherever you can find a spot. Room was clean, but the hotel overall smelled a little bit old. They only have one ice machine for the hotel. Staircases were not very well cared for.

Posted by , from Logan, UT on May 25, 2016

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About the The Lancaster Hotel

Location 701 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service are available. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the romantic The Lancaster Hotel. An area shuttle within 3 mi and a train station pick-up service are free. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Houston hotel is smoke free.

  • 93 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • Built in 1926
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby) (18.6 km / 11.5 mi)
  • Train station: Houston Station (1.4 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Theater District Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 3 mi and train station pick-up; airport shuttle, cruise terminal shuttle, and shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Lancaster Hotel offers 93 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and free minibar items. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and espresso makers. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and safes, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free self-serve breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Cultivated F+B - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Speedy Boy Coffee - Onsite coffee shop. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 80.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 43 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 75 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • The Lancaster Hotel offers transfers from the cruise terminal (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.