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The Lancaster

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff was all amazing. Immediately from check in with Russell until receiving our car from valet upon check out. The daily breakfast was more than we could have expected and we utilized the complementary shuttle service which was an added bonus. Close to many restaurants, theaters and about 2 blocks from the public rail system.

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Lafayette, LA
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted a nice, conveniently located hotel for our weekend in Houston. The Lancaster was a beautiful, old hotel in the perfect location. However, the wonderful staff of the hotel was the best part of our stay! Adelina Stanley (the office manager) especially made us feel welcome and offered fantastic suggestions for places to eat and sites to see! We...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lancaster! I googled historical hotels in downtown Houston when planning our trip around a concert we were attending at The House of Blues. I'm so glad it lead me to The Lancaster! The shuttle service was perfect to transport us to our concert. If you book through their website you...

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

It appears as if you had the perfect getaway and we thank you for choosing The Lancaster Hotel. It is such a pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you again! Sincerely, Michelle M., Social Media Coordinator

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided to visit Houston over spring break. While researching hotels in the area I stumbled upon The Lancaster. The history, the pictures, the area, and the reviews sold me. The staff went above and beyond. The Lancaster has THE BEST service I have ever received while staying in Houston. Our room was upgraded free of charge...

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

We agree! Come to Houston more often and you'lol certainly be pampered staying at The Lancaster Hotel. Thank you for sharing your experience with the online community. Sincerely, Michelle M., Social Media Coordinator

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Elegant hotel, top notch breakfast offered, good advice given, short haul van service offered, good bistro, just loved our stay here. Though it is a drive to museums, the shuttle took us over and picked us up. We used uber for Hobby and NASA, rail for Rodeo-- no need for car rental or parking fees.

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Yes! We are here to provide your car service (first come first serve) throughout the downtown area. And we can even book transfers to and from all Houston airports with the convenience of billing to the room. Thank you for your comments and feedback. We're delighted your stay was superb! Sincerely, Michelle M., Social Media Coordinator

Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Booked a couple of nights last minute to join a friend of mine who is in Houston for the month. Could not have been happier. Love that this hotel hasn't been bought out by a big chain. Spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon at the bar for a few sips of wine and brunch before heading out to do some sight...

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

As an independently owned and operated hotel, we go the extra mile to provide the very best for each guest. From our superb housekeeping services to our fresh produce and food, we take each aspect to the next level, ensuring guest satisfaction and comfort. Thank you for choosing The Lancaster. It means so much to us to read comments like...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My daughter and I stayed at the Lancaster Hotel and were amazed at the exceptional service and well-appointed surroundings. The room and decor were beautiful, warm and welcoming. The Lion's Den is a delightful surprise for any traveler. The concierge, Russell Casonovas, went above and beyond to ensure we had a delightful stay at the hotel. He provided perfect recommendations...

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

What a treat to have enjoyed a perfect getaway with your daughter! We are thrilled that you chose The Lancaster Hotel! Sincerely, Michelle M., Social Media Coordinator

United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Lancaster fulfilled two recent wishes - to have a great romantic get away evening in an elegant setting with my husband and to spend some quality time with our granddaughter in a place that she would consider "cool". Two nights at the Lancaster took care of both wishes! We took advantage of the Lancaster van service on "our evening"...

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

What a lovely weekend that you enjoyed in Houston's Theater District! And we are so excited that you chose The Lancaster to be a part of it! Come again soon! Sincerely, Michelle M., Social Media Coordinator

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great hotel! The staff was universally friendly and accommodating. The room was very clean and the bed sheets were first rate. The cocktails and food at the bar were spectacular. The included breakfast was also impressive -- hot foods plus Europeans style continental items.

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

We lavish our breakfast buffet with only the best items - salamis, gourmet cheeses, pastries, oats - just to name a few. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and many thanks! Sincerely, Michelle M., Social Media Coordinator

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have traveled a great deal over the last 30 years and I cannot think of a nicer staff in any of those stays. The hotel was very clean, which is hugely important to me, and the amenities were outstanding. The breakfast would meet the need of any diet and the facility is historic and well cared for. I will...

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Cleanliness is of utmost importance at The Lancaster Hotel and we truly appreciate your compliments. What an honor to read this review! Sincerely, Michelle M., Social Media Coordinator

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Bistro Lancaster
Bistro Lancaster
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Lancaster

Address: 701 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-2712
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston > Downtown
Price Range: $157 - $437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lancaster 4*
Number of rooms: 93
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Also Known As:
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Lancaster Hotel Houston
Lancaster Houston
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#6 Family Hotel in Houston
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“Our room faced Texas St. and we had a great view of a nearby park as well as numerous theaters.”
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“Reserve from hotel website.”
  • Living room area.
  • THE most comfortable pillows you will find. I didn't believe the website either, but wow.
  • Immaculate bathroom. Not one ounce of dirt, mildew, dust seen. Beyond impressed.
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“We were on the 4th floor and did not have any noise problems even though we were on a busy corner room.”
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“we were on the 11th floor which provided a beautiful view of the city”
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“Jones Hall view rooms are wonderful”
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