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701 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002-2712
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#1 of 602 hotels in Houston
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4.8
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4.8
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4.8
Value
4.5
Travelers' Choice
The Lancaster Hotel is a historic luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Houston's vibrant downtown Theater District. The landmark hotel enjoys a legacy of nearly 100 years of providing exceptional service and hospitality. Taking inspiration from the classic Regency style, the redesigned hotel is accented with clean, elegant lines and an intimate yet open floor plan. Each of our 93 guestrooms and suites offer Frette linens, Waterworks bath fixtures, Lavin bath amenities, luxurious bathrobes and slippers, Carrera marble and more. Our guests will also enjoy personalized stellar service with additional amenities that include an inclusive gourmet breakfast buffet, car service within the downtown area, premium high-speed wifi, in-room complimentary snacks and beverages, Nespresso in-room coffee and turn down service. The Lancaster Collection of over 200 pieces of contemporary works of art by artists with strong ties to Texas is displayed throughout the guestrooms and public spaces.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
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Room service
Safe
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Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Derek H wrote a review Jul 2022
Baytown, Texas2 contributions
Upon arrival, the valet greeted us and registration offered water and champagne. The hotel lobby, restaurant, bar and rooms are impeccable. Highly recommend the Penthouse suites! Kate and colleagues are engaging and knowledgeable about all things restaurant and cocktails. Whether business or an evening of theater, you will enjoy your stay. Top tier hotel and we will return with friends!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Magnolia Lodging, Owner at The Lancaster
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for choosing The Lancaster Hotel while in town for your Symphony performance. Your kind words and high recommendation mean the world to us. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay and our luxurious amenities and the extra touches that make The Lancaster unique. We are especially pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy our restaurant and bar, Cultivated F+B, during your stay. Our team takes great pride in serving our guests and I am thrilled that our hospitality was excellent. Thank you again for choosing our hotel, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Tom Harwell, General Manager
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Carlos G wrote a review Jul 2022
San Clemente, United States2 contributions
One of the best hotels I have ever patronized. Spent a week in Houston for a Conference and pleasure. Great location, classy setting, well appointed rooms, luxury bedding and incredibly friendly and accommodating staff! They all welcome you with a smile and a glass of Champagne! Special mention to Laura in the Front Desk who went out of her way to assist us with tours, places to go and anything else we may have needed to spend a pleasant stay. The bar and restaurant are cozy and hit the spot. If you want to stay in a boutique hotel in which they pamper you like royalty, this is your spot!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Magnolia Lodging, Owner at The Lancaster
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review of your recent experience at The Lancaster Hotel. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your comfortable guest room, our complimentary champagne check-in, and our downtown location. We are especially delighted to hear that you were able to enjoy our bar and restaurant, Cultivated F+B, during your stay. Laura and our entire team take great pride in serving our guests and I am happy that our hospitality was outstanding. Thank you for choosing The Lancaster Hotel while traveling to the Houston area, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Tom Harwell, General Manager
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tippertank wrote a review Jul 2022
Dothan, Alabama2 contributions
We were celebrating a birthday a birthday and was pleasantly surprised to have express complimentary sparkling wine and plenty of treats in our room. Everyone from the valet attendant to the bartender were super friendly. Especially Jesus, the guy who checked is in. Will definitely be coming back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing The Lancaster Hotel while celebrating your birthday! We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent experience and that you enjoyed our unique amenities. Personalized service from our exceptional staff is what we strive for and we are thrilled you experienced that first hand. It was truly our pleasure to serve you during your special celebration. Our entire team sincerely enjoys helping create lasting memories and we are happy to see that you enjoyed such a wonderful birthday celebration at The Lancaster Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Tom Harwell, General Manager
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Carly C. wrote a review Jul 2022
Jackson Hole, Wyoming1 contribution
I spent 3 nights at the Lancaster with my 4-year old daughter and absolutely LOVED it. For the price, this hotel offers so much. Not only is the private art collection gorgeous and fascinating, the staff was one of the kindest and most gracious group of people I’ve interacted with. Their restaurant, Cultivated, is fantastic and the room service was lovely. Other perks: complimentary breakfast on their mezzanine (food was tasty, salmon and lox, eggs, bacon/sausage, pastries and fresh fruit, etc) and all their snacks and non-alcoholic drinks in the rooms are complimentary and replenished daily. They have a cardio workout room but they also have a partnership with an INSANE gym nearby so you can have access to state of the art equipment. The rooms are well decorated, clean and once again, VERY COOL ART by all-Texas based artists. There were so many travel issues with our trip the Lancaster was the ONE bright positive thing that happened and we are forever grateful for the beautiful hotel, the ease of the whole experience and the amazing staff. I particularly love boutique hotels and I love that this hotel is smaller and more unique then others. There are so many theaters and cool things within walking distance, the Houston aquarium is literally three blocks away and the location was perfect for us! We will definitely be back to the Lancaster.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Magnolia Lodging, Owner at The Lancaster
Responded Jul 1, 2022
Thank you for choosing The Lancaster Hotel and sharing your outstanding experience. We take great pride in providing an excellent guest experience and we are so pleased to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed our amenities and unique accommodations. We are especially pleased to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful art collection and our restaurant, Cultivated F+B! Our team sincerely enjoys serving our guests and I am delighted that our hospitality was excellent. Creating memories has been a part of our culture for almost 100 years and we are thrilled that you and your daughter enjoyed such a memorable stay with us at The Lancaster Hotel. It was our absolute pleasure having you both as our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Tom Harwell, General Manager
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Matt wrote a review Jun 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I usually would stay at a bigger brand hotel, but I've found my new go-to in Houston. The staff was exceptional - I had a terrific experience from the minute I walked in to the check-out. Everyone was attentive - the hotel is renovated, has a neat art experience, great bar and restaurant, and terrific breakfast buffet. And the location downtown was easy. I really enjoyed staying in a classic hotel with a personality.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Magnolia Lodging, Owner at The Lancaster
Responded Jun 30, 2022
Thank you for choosing The Lancaster Hotel for your business trip. We are delighted to hear that your entire experience was amazing and that our team’s hospitality helped to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. We are especially thrilled to see that you enjoyed our beautiful art collection, our delicious breakfast, and our restaurant, Cultivated F+B! It is our sincere goal to provide personalized service to each guest and ensure your expectations are exceeded, and we are so happy to see that we succeeded! Thank you for trusting us on your trip to Houston, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Tom Harwell, General Manager
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Chloe W wrote a review Jun 2022
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I got married on Memorial Day Weekend and my wedding party and guests stayed at The Lancaster Hotel!! It was the best hotel stay I ever had! All of our guests were greeted with champagne and their welcome bags were all placed in their rooms neatly. We stayed in their 2 bedroom suite and anything we needed the staff so graciously accommodated. At one point, we needed wire cutters and we heard the walkie talks say "The bride needs wire cutters please send them ASAP!" That is how far they were willing to make everything right. My now husband and I are excited to spend anniversaries here and relive the amazing memories we got to make! If you are looking for a luxury hotel at a good price, look no further!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Magnolia Lodging, Owner at The Lancaster
Responded Jun 22, 2022
Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you for choosing The Lancaster Hotel to be a part of the celebration. It was truly our pleasure to serve you, your wedding party, and your guests. Our entire team sincerely enjoys helping create lasting memories and we are delighted to see that you all had such an excellent experience. We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to show our warm hospitality, especially during such a special weekend. Our guests are family and going that extra mile is important to us. Thank you again for your incredible review. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back to The Lancaster Hotel for many anniversaries celebrations in the future! Tom Harwell, General Manager
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JKRSyracuse wrote a review Jun 2022
Syracuse, New York58 contributions2 helpful votes
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Lovely cozy dining. Great service! Absolute must have: Bread pudding dessert! Be sure to make reservations. Dress code: formal dining. My menu choices were: Fried Calamari and Five Onion soup followed by entree of pan seared Salmon and the ultimate bread pudding experience for dessert.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Magnolia Lodging, Owner at The Lancaster
Responded Jun 8, 2022
Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding your dining experience at Cultivated F+B. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience and our offerings. Our team takes great pride in serving our guests and I am thrilled that our service was great. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Tom Harwell, General Manager
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Mary_ann126 wrote a review Jun 2022
Philadelphia2 contributions
We loved this hotel. The decor, the comfort, the food, and the service was superior to most hotels we have stayed at in the past. What made this experience extra special was the friendly, helpful staff. Everyone we encountered went out of their way to accommodate any requests. I regret not getting the names of all the people who made this stay so positive, because everyone was so kind and welcoming. But a special thank you to Juan, Jesus, jesse, and Laura at the desk. All were so friendly and helpful. Thank you to all the food service and servers (David, Allan). We ate many meals at the hotel because the food and service was wonderful. The complementary buffet breakfast was perfect. The doormen, housekeepers, just everyone was so kind, making this trip a great experience. Also, if you are in town for anything in the theater district, this hotel is centrally located to all the theaters.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 8, 2022
Thank you for sharing your recent experience at The Lancaster Hotel. We are delighted to hear that your entire experience was amazing and that our team’s hospitality helped to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. It is our sincere goal to provide personalized service to each guest and ensure that your expectations are exceeded, we are thrilled to see that we succeeded! We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to show our warm and welcoming hospitality during your time with us at The Lancaster Hotel. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Tom Harwell, General Manager
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Kkl1010 wrote a review Jun 2022
Austin, Texas45 contributions22 helpful votes
We have traveled the world and stayed in many 5-star hotels, but this beautiful boutique hotel blew us away! From check-in with Jesus and Laura who welcomed us with a glass of cold sparkling wine, to our beautiful, well-stocked room, to a wonderful dinner at Cultivated F+B, to the delicious breakfast, everything was well thought out and made us feel welcome. Everyone we encountered made sure that we were well taken care of. We have already recommended The Lancaster to friends who are traveling to Houston, and we look forward to staying again whenever life brings us back to the Houston area. Thank you for an amazing experience!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Magnolia Lodging, Owner at The Lancaster
Responded Jun 2, 2022
Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate your incredibly kind words and recognizing our amazing team for their hospitality. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your spacious guest room, our complimentary champagne, and delicious gourmet breakfast. We are especially thrilled to hear that you were able to enjoy our restaurant, Cultivated F+B, during your stay. Jesus, Laura, and our entire team sincerely enjoys helping create lasting memories and we are delighted to see you had such an amazing experience. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Tom Harwell, General Manager
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Rachel E wrote a review May 2022
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We have been fortunate to travel a great deal and hotel stays include Taj, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons. The service at this hotel is in that league. The welcome is warm, friendly, and professional from the front desk (Juan) to the bell staff, doormen, car valets, housekeeping, Most importantly, the General Manager, Mr. Tom Harwell, is actually out and about, talking with staff, guests and checking things like the complimentary breakfast buffet. This breakfast amenity was excellent and included bagels/lox, scrambled eggs, pancakes/wafles, yogurt, fresh cut fruit cups covered with plastic wrap, individually wrapped danish, hot coffee. Then in the room the refrigerator is stocked with complimentary beverages and snacks. The rooms are tastefully decorated and thoughtfully laid out. You felt at home, as if you are a guest, not a paying customer. Bathroom was immaculate with excellent lighting. Frette sheets and towels. If you are in Houston, stay here and experience what an excellent hotel is like.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Magnolia Lodging, Owner at The Lancaster
Responded Jun 2, 2022
Thank you so very much for your delightful review, and your kinds words, they mean so much to us. We are thrilled to hear that your entire experience was incredible and that our team’s hospitality helped to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. It is our sincere goal to provide personalized service to each guest and ensure that your expectations are exceeded, and we are delighted to see that we succeeded! We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to show you our warm hospitality, our guests are like family and going that extra mile is important to us. Thank you again for your incredible feedback and sharing your experience with other travelers. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Tom Harwell, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$229 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesTexasTexas Gulf CoastHoustonDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
93
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lancaster
Which popular attractions are close to The Lancaster?
Nearby attractions include Nightly Spirits (0.2 miles), Houston Symphony (0.06 miles), and Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lancaster?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Lancaster?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lancaster?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lancaster?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lancaster?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flying Saucer, Frank's Pizza, and Hearsay Gastro Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lancaster?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Lancaster have airport transportation?
Yes, The Lancaster offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Lancaster located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Houston.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lancaster?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Lancaster offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.