The Lancaster Hotel ★★★★

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Check-in: Feb 12, 2016 Check-out: Feb 13, 2016
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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.


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.


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.


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.


  • 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 center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • 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


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


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


  • Exercise gym


  • Restaurant
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Meal plan


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


  • Free Wi-Fi in Room


  • Courtesy car


  • Valet parking


  • 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

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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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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 12, 2016 Check-out: Feb 13, 2016