The Lancaster Hotel ★★★★

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$125
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 15, 2016 Check-out: Feb 16, 2016
4.1 /5
Overall score
91%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1
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Overview

Recently designated as one of the Historic Hotels of America, downtown Houston's The Lancaster combines stately elegance with sumptuous accommodations. The stylish hotel pampers guests with plush bathrobes and bedding, free Wi-Fi and complimentary car service to nearby attractions and businesses. The charming lobby area evokes a classic European ambiance, welcoming guests into an atmosphere of history and luxury. The Lancaster is situated in Houston's theater district and is close to many cultural, culinary and entertainment destinations.

Location

Situated in Houston's theater district, The Lancaster boasts an ideal location for exploring the downtown area. Guests are close to major attractions, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The hotel offers complimentary car service in the downtown area.

Dining

The Lancaster's signature restaurant, The Bistro, is an elegantly designed dining room serving contemporary American cuisine. Signature dishes include crab cakes, grilled lamb meatballs and warm croissant bread pudding.

Rooms

Guest rooms at The Lancaster are richly appointed, blending classic American design elements with modern amenities. Rooms are decorated in warm, welcoming colors with bright brass accents and soft lighting. Generously sized, rooms feature poster beds, comfortable seating area, work space, down duvets and feather pillows, free Wi-Fi, coffee maker and complimentary daily newspaper. Some suites include a full kitchen, spacious living room and full-sized dining room table. The 700-square-foot Presidential Suite offers sweeping views of Houston's downtown business and entertainment district.

Property features

The Lancaster has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as one of "the best places to stay in the world," landing the hotel on the magazine's Gold List. The hotel is Houston's only remaining historical landmark hotel.

Highlights

  • Located in downtown Houston
  • Designated as one of the Historic Hotels of America
  • Free car service to nearby attractions and businesses

Nearby attractions

  • Downtown Houston (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Toyota Center (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Houston museum district (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
  • Minute Maid Park (5.7 mi/9.1 km)
  • Reliant Stadium (5.9 mi/9.6 km)

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi

Transportation

  • William P. Hobby Airport (9.7 mi/20.9 km)
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (15.5 mi/30.2 km)
  • Free car service in downtown area

Policies

  • Registered guests must be at least 21 years of age. Photo ID and credit card deposit are required upon check-in. Guests who fail to cancel reservations and do not fulfill the booking will receive 100% of the reservation charged.
  • Credit Card Guarantee Policy: You must guarantee your booking with a valid credit card. Depending on the cancellation policy associated with the rate code you have selected, a full deposit may be required at the time of booking. Please call the hotel for any questions. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize the card at the time of booking. All reservations are validated with a $25 USD authorization on the credit card used to secure the booking - the hotel will authorize at the time the reservation is confirmed. Reservations that do not have a valid credit card on file are subject to cancellation and the traveller will be without a confirmed reservation.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Guest score 4.2 / 5
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Guest score 4.4 / 5
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Guest score 4.0 / 5
$129

Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Elevators
  • Ice machine

Activities

  • Exercise gym

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Meal plan

Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Maid service
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge desk
  • Wake-up service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Doorman
  • Conference facilities

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Transportation

  • Courtesy car

Parking

  • Valet parking

Room

  • Television with cable
  • Cordless phone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Mini bar
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Microwave
  • Cribs available
  • Sofa bed
  • Sitting area
  • Temperature control
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Smoke detectors

Reviews

4.1 /5 Overall score

91% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.8/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.6/5
  • Comfort: 4.2/5
  • Location: 4.6/5
  • Value: 4.1/5

Cozy Hotel

Would not recommend Mon, Dec 21, 2015
Had a quick overnight stay in Houston. Saw this old hotel on line and decided to try it out. I love the place. Charming old building, and very cozy. The service is AWESOME. I will go back if I ever have the chance. For the price I was blown away by the service and amenities. Great value. Only wish I could have stayed another day. My room was adequate. However for more than one person it would have been very cramped. Room was little, but well organized and ok for one person on a fast overnight stay. Great place.

| N/A Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great hotel

Would recommend Tue, Nov 24, 2015
Wonderful staff. Clean comfortable perfect location for downtown

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Work Travel

Would recommend Sat, Oct 3, 2015
This was a good hotel for a short stay in a convenient area.

| township of washington Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Excellent location

Would recommend Mon, Jan 20, 2014
We love to stay at this hotel because we can walk to dinner and see a play or show.

| Conroe, Texas Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

hotel

Would recommend Mon, Dec 16, 2013
Great hotel perfect distance to were we wanted to go.

| houston, tx Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great hotel, great price

Would recommend Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Great hotel for a great price. Staff was extremely nice and welcoming.

| houston Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

downtown jewel

Would recommend Mon, Mar 25, 2013
this was not the first time i have stayed at the lancaster ,and this trip was as enjoyable as the first time. i picked the lancaster for it's location close to the theater district , and ease of taking the metro. although they are doing renovations, there was no inconvenience at all during my stay, and the staff was very friendly as always. their breakfast is also very good and plentiful. look forward to another stay there.

Entertainment hint

there are many entertainment venues within several blocks of the lancaster. the wortham theater center, jones theater,hard rock, the acquarium,buffalo bayou, sambuca, movie theater, and many restaurants.

| calhoun, la Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Lovely historic hotel in downtown theatre district

Would recommend Mon, Mar 4, 2013
We had a great stay at the Lancaster and with a special rate, it was an affordable price on a weekend rate. Breakfast was very good - a small, but complete and tasty buffet free to all hotel guests. Service was great, both in the restaurant and with valet. Friendly staff too. The hotel is a bit tired and worn in places, but I was told that a complete renovation is taking place in March. Even still, we enjoyed our cozy room and would definitely go back. This is our second stay at the Lancaster.

Dining

If you like beers from around the world/country (their selection is amazing) and some good eats (the pork belly sandwich and rocket tots are very good), try the Flying Saucer a couple of blocks south of the hotel.

| San Marcos, TX Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Older comfort

Would recommend Thu, Dec 6, 2012
The hotel location is in the heart of downtown. The room is comfortable, but if you do not like hotels that were built in the earlier part of the twentieth century you will probably not like this place. It has been updated yet holds some of the old time appeal. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Since you are in downtown parking maybe a problem if you don't use the valet, but this service was fairly inexpensive.

| Tacoma, WA Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Pleasant business stay

Would recommend Wed, Dec 5, 2012
The hotel is old but charming. The rooms are on the smaller side. I was in one room for the first night but the water in the sink in the bathroom was extremely slow to drain and after a shower, there was water all over one side of the bathroom. The staff was very pleasant and they changed me to a different room for the next night. The second room was larger but the water in the sink, this time, would not come out a lot even when I'd turn the faucets on full. The beds in both rooms were quite comfortable, though, and the staff was very helpful and friendly at all times. There should be some warning, though, that parking at the hotel is very difficult and that the hotel charges $30.00 per day for parking, separate from the hotel room charges. It additionally charges $8.95 per night for a usage fee - the right to use the hotel's computer, for example, if one needs to print out a boarding pass, for example.l A hot, buffet breakfast is included in the hotel fee but the food is the usual - cream of wheat, scrambled eggs (not cholesterol-free), bacon, potatoes, coffee and orange juice. The breakfast would ordinarily cost about $15.00, not including tip, for one person. This would be a little overpriced for what's served, in my opinion. I was there for business and the location is downtown in the theater district. This is an expensive area of town but the location is excellent for business purposes. I actually enjoyed my stay at the Lancaster, the overall experience was very good, but beware of the additional charges which should be mentioned to the public ahead of time. I would stay at the Lancaster Hotel again, but hoping its plumbing would be brought up to speed!

Dining

I walked to different restaurants from the hotel. Some restaurants, downtown, are quite expensive, but try, Bioripetto's, for Italian food that's reasonably priced and it gives a lot of wine when requesting a glass of wine with dinner ($14.95 for chicken + $8.00 for a FULL glass of wine), Hard Rock Cafe (fun, and it serves a good hamburger) and Sambuca (American food where lunch can be about $15.00, exclusive of tax and tip - just a little pricey).

| Los Angeles, California Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Jones Hall 0 mi
Alley Theatre 0.1 mi
Houston Grand Opera 0.1 mi
Market Square Park 0.2 mi
Christ Church Cathedral 0.3 mi
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts 0.3 mi
Sam Houston Park 0.4 mi
Toyota Center 0.7 mi
BBVA Compass Stadium 1 mi
The Menil Collection 2.6 mi
Hofheinz Pavilion 2.8 mi
Holocaust Museum Houston 2.8 mi
Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden 2.9 mi
The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden 2.9 mi
Robertson Stadium 2.9 mi
Corbin J. Robertson Stadium 2.9 mi
Museum of Fine Arts 2.9 mi
Children's Museum of Houston 2.9 mi
Houston Museum of Natural Science 3.1 mi
Miller Outdoor Theatre 3.3 mi
Beer Can House 3.3 mi
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens 3.4 mi
Houston Zoo 3.5 mi
Hermann Park 3.5 mi
Rice University Trail 3.9 mi
Rice Stadium 4.2 mi
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center 5.2 mi
Minute Maid Park 5.7 mi
Reliant Stadium 5.9 mi
Water Wall 6.1 mi
Houston Symphony 7.2 mi
Houston Chinatown 12.7 mi
Cockrell Butterfly Garden 13 mi
Discovery Garden 17.6 mi
Wortham Center 18.5 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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