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The Lancaster

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Houston for a family wedding. We didn't know what to expect, never having stayed in downtown Houston before, but only out in the suburbs. There were two Hotels offered for wedding guests and we chose the Lancaster based on the general description and pictures online. It was an absolutely delightful surprise. The Lancaster is a smaller, boutique... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Regrettably we only had a 1 night stay at this lovely hotel. Retains its period charm and is very well maintained. Be aware work is ongoing and there is scaffolding at the front. We had a note in our room to say if we needed to work they would find a quieter room but we weren't working and we didn't... More 

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

I am so very pleased to hear that you'll be back, and I am also pleased to let you know that our scaffolding has just been removed! We were doing some brick restoration- not very noisy, but tedious work keeping our 90 year old building in top shape! The biggest downside to the scaffolding was that it was an eyesore-... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute hotel. Nice people but short on decent service in the breakfast room and generally a bit lack lustre. Coffee is not filled up properly so ordered more from front lobby - it took ages plus another reminder to arrive. On the plus side the beds are extremely comfortable and the lion theme works.

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

While we admire Hotel Zaza, The Lancaster is completely a different offering – our aesthetic is a more traditional Ralph Lauren style and feel than a high energy hotel. The Lancaster caters mostly to business guests during the weekday and couples on the weekend who are attending one of the many performances in the theater district. The Lancaster is located... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Lancaster and had not one complaint about it. Nice historic stay with very personable staff, clean and quaint rooms with the most comfortable bed & pillows! Great location to the district as well. A stay here is recommended!

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of The Lancaster. I'm glad to know that you found our accommodations comfortable, amenities great, and staff extremely friendly and helpful. As a family-owned, independent hotel it is our goal to provide personalized service and always exceed our guests' expectations. I hope you'll be back again very soon.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the hotel is a very good one - nicely done and everyone is very gracious. the 1 fault was they messed up our breakfast on the last day, but it got sorted in the end. It is very well located in the theater district

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review The Lancaster! I am sorry to hear that there was a mixup with your breakfast, but I'm sure our staff took care of you. I hope you'll be back again to stay with us very soon. Sincerely, Lauren W, Hotel Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is well kept gem. It is clear that the owners care about this property. And most important, it is not a part of a large chain. All staff members are very sincere and professional. Bar and restaurant exceptional. I highly recommend this hotel.

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of The Lancaster. As a family-owned, independent hotel it is our goal to provide personalized service and always exceed our guests' expectations. I hope you'll be back again very soon. Best, Lauren W, Hotel Management More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy our stays at the The Lancaster Hotel. It is beautiful and the rooms are comfortable and the location cannot be beat when attending a play in Houston. They have a great breakfast as well. It is just very excellent hotel.

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

There's nothing better than being someone's FAVORITE! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to your next stay. Best, Lauren W, Hotel Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not visited this historic hotel in a few years and wanted something close to our theatre--AlleyTheatre--right across the street. We enjoyed our stay and breakfast and definitely will be returning soon.

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We love our theater guests, and hope you'll be back again very soon! Sincerely, Lauren W, Hotel Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the Lancaster due to its location near the theatre district. Everything about it was excellent. The people from start to finish were all extremely hospitable. Bob, the weekend bartender, was the possibly the best bartender we've ever had in a hotel. We were unaware breakfast was included and it was amazing. They say it's a continental breakfast but... More 

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

I am so pleased to hear that you will be returning- hopefully soon! Our European breakfast is definitely above and beyond what other hotels offer, but as they say- breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I'm happy you enjoyed our many amenities at The Lancaster, and that you got the chance to have Bob make you some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, downtown Houston is weird - there is no street life, each block is a tallish building set back from the sidewalk with no provision for street life - no shops, no restaurants (a few here and there), no reason to walk around other than to get from hotel to office building. Located in the midst of all this no... More 

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LancasterManagement, Manager at The Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of The Lancaster. I'm glad to know that you found our accommodations comfortable, amenities great, and staff extremely friendly and helpful. As a family-owned, independent hotel it is our goal to provide personalized service and always exceed our guests' expectations. I hope you'll be back again very soon.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Bistro Lancaster
Bistro Lancaster
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $204 - $665 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lancaster 4*
Number of rooms: 93
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