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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 Discovery Green. 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 George R. Brown Convention Center and University of Houston.
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.
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.
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.
- Walking distance to Downtown Aquarium
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
The Lancaster Hotel
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
- Multilingual staff
- Free train station pickup
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Tours/ticket assistance
- 24-hour front desk
- Year Built 1926
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Free breakfast
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
- Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
- Express check-out
- Free WiFi
- Airport transportation
- Concierge services
- Free area shuttle
- Luggage storage
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Number of floors - 12
- Total number of rooms - 93
- 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)
The Lancaster Hotel offers 93 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and safes. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.
This Houston hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
- Air conditioning
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Private bathroom
- Cable TV service
- In-room safe
- 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)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- 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
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- 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.
- Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
- Early check-in fee: USD 75
- Late check-out fee: USD 75
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night
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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. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.