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Located in Downtown Houston within a short walk of Downtown Aquarium, The Lancaster Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Minute Maid Park. This 93-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Located centrally in Houston, it's also close to University of Houston and Toyota Center.

Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends at the free manager's reception.

Rooms

All 93 air-conditioned rooms provide MP3 docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 42-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Other amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water.

Property features

Guests of The Lancaster Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and coffee in a common area. Valet parking is USD 30 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a computer station, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Downtown Aquarium
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

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 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1926 
  • 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 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Airport transportation 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Total number of rooms - 93 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

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.

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 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 14.95 per accommodation, per night
The hotel 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.

Hotel Name

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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