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The Lancaster

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   701 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002 (Downtown)
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Ranked #2 of 451 hotels in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed at The Lancaster to celebrate our anniversary. The suite was lovely with beautiful decor and an extremely clean bed and bathroom. We were so impressed with the friendly staff and all of the details of this quaint hotel. We will definitely be back! It was nice to find that there were so many restaurants and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love to celebrate our anniversaries with a stay at the Lancaster. Everything about this hotel is charming. It has it all - location, an amazing restaurant, and beautiful rooms. No detail is missed. You feel relaxed from the moment you arrive. We love staying here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Lancaster Hotel is a charming old hotel which has been updated but has not lost its charm. Located within walking distance to the theater it is a great end to a wonderful evening out. The rooms are very comfortable without being overdone. Very neat and tidy. The linens and bed are wonderfully soft and inviting. The staff are very... More

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked the Lancaster hotel after we discovered it for our wedding night hotel. (My husband's name is Lancaster, so we thought it would be fitting.) We absolutely loved our stay at the Lancaster. All the staff was overly friendly and courteous. They went above and beyond to ensure our stay was perfect. We arrived to our suite with a... More

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Denham Springs, La.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok, it is a bit pricey- but you get a nice breakfast and lux bedding. The lady who helped us when we arrived ( J-E-N-N-Y, she spelled it for us.) was awful. Scattered, couldn't find our reservation ( I offered my paperwork, but insisted we wait 15 minutes while she fails to find it.) told us the wrong check out... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to have a night out to celebrate my birthday. The hotel staff were all very nice and accommodating. We had dinner in their restaurant which was especially nice because it was not crowded on a Friday night. The rooms were very clean, the bed was comfortable and we had a nice view of the downtown... More

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't tell you how wonderful it is to arrive at our destination and feel like we're home. I don't even bother to pack our pillows. Our arrival begins with the valets and waitstaff escorting us in and to our room. You cannot carry anything, they take it for you. From "welcome back ma'am" and "let me get that for... More

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful comments! We are so glad that you can visit Houston and come back to a clean and comfortable room. It is an honor to serve you and we hope to see you again! More

The Woodlands, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lancaster opened its doors for us and welcomed two weary travelers inside last Friday night. Our room was immaculately clean and the beds were more comfortable than mine at home. The room had extra blankets available in the closet - and those were FABULOUS. Bathroom fixtures were new, but with an antique twist and absolutely gorgeous!!! Room service delivered... More

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and feedback. We are glad that you experienced our cozy beds and quiet rooms, as we just installed soundproofing in all of our rooms. We know we will be seeing you again in the future! More

Omaha, Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed here for a wedding at the nearby Crystal Ballroom. We had the king rooms which were spacious with comfortable beds and a small sitting area. The bathrooms were fully appointed with good water pressure. The room and the entire hotel was very clean and the staff very friendly. We loved the wine happy hour offered Monday thru... More

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments and feedback. As you know, we are very close to the Crystal Ballroom and we host a number of guests that attend weddings there. We are so glad that you found the rooms to be clean, our staff friendly, and the buffet to be delicious. We hope to serve you again soon! -Michelle M., Sales... More

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19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to hand it to this hotel. I would guess it is not easy to maintain and upkeep an older hotel. But much to the credit of the staff, it'd be hard to tell. Diane answered the phone courteously and promptly when I called to book a room. She was well mannered and humorous while we chatted about the... More

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Congratulations on your recent anniversary. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us during a momentous occasion and we are so thrilled that you loved your stay! The hotel was completed renovated in 2013 and has a wonderful balance of modern amenities and classic decor. We hope to see you again! -Michelle M., Sales Mgr. More

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Address: 701 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lancaster 4*
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Recently accepted into the Historic Hotels of America with Stately elegance and Outstanding service in a Historic Downtown location with Luxurious accommodations. These are the hallmarks of The Lancaster hotel. Here at The Lancaster Hotel in Downtown Houston, Texas, classic luxury and a grand tradition of hospitality blend perfectly with modern technology and warm, personalized service. Our stylish boutique hotel combines classic modern design, pampering services, amenities and superior comfort to exceed the expectations of the discriminating business or leisure traveler. The Lancaster is perfectly situated in Houston’s theater district near all the entertainment in downtown Houston, including Houston’s finest culinary, cultural and entertainment destinations. Experience luxurious comfort in our 93 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites designed with the amenities and ambiance you have come to expect from a luxury boutique hotel. Unwind in the plush comfort of down duvets and feather pillows, Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries, plush bathrobes; complimentary wireless high-speed Internet, complimentary courtesy car service to nearby attractions and businesses and much more. Relax with the knowledge that we are completely at your service. ... more   less 
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