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The Lancaster Hotel
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All reviewsthe theater districtjones halllion's denhouston symphonyhobby centerboutique hotelvalet parkingwithin milesfree shuttle serviceheart of downtownfavorite hotelwonderful hotelmile radiuscorner roombed was very comfortablefree breakfastdefinitely stay here again
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

We only stayed for one night on our way from Dallas to New Orleans. The lobby is very pretty. Rooms were comfortable and pleasant. Bar was very nice with attentive staff. I would recommend valet parking as the only parking we could find around there was just as expensive. Overall in good location to see downtown Houston.

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Thank Carriebo1802
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Just spent a night at the Lancaster, which is in the heart of downtown Houston. The room was comfortable and a bit "shabby chic" with and English Country House feel to it. The bathroom was spacious and up-to-date. The bed was extremely comfortable. They have a tiny lobby to the hotel, but make it welcoming, with free wine in the evening. I didn't eat in the restaurant, but had a night cap there and there was a friendly vibe to it. There is not much of a business center to speak off--just a terminal where you can print out boarding passes. The front desk was very helpful--delivering faxes and calling a cab for me to head to the airport at 4:30am without fuss or muss. I would definitely stay here again. Beats the generic chain hotels by a mile.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

The Lancaster is an old boutique hotel. Great ambiance and design; the lobby is small as you would expect. At one point - some years ago - The Lancaster was THE high end hotel in downtown Houston. The years have taken a bit of a toll, but it's still the best location if you are in Houston for performing arts. It is literally across the street from The Alley Theatre and Jones Hall (Broadway musicals and Houston Symphony), and two blocks from The Wortham (Houston Ballet, Houston Opera) and Verizon Theater (concerts). The hotel's front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Standard rooms are reasonably sized with a good size bathroom. The hotel needs some a more detailed eye on maintenance; e.g., there was a door-stop missing, some worn carpet, etc. We didn't eat at the restaurant, but did have drinks. Good wine list. Good value for the price with one exception: there is no self-parking; valet only, $30 / night when we were there, so add that in to your cost planning if you're driving. We were on the fifth floor and there was a bit of road noise, so ask for an upper floor.

Room Tip: Ask for upper floor - quieter, as the hotel is on a busy intersection.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank TXRoadWarrior
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

We stayed one night after attending the theatre and could not have been more satisfied. The hotel was clean and service was outstanding. Very convienient to the theatres and restaurants. Only a 2 block walk thru well lit streets to get to Hobby Center. Will stay again.

JB

Room Tip: 307 is a corner room, gave added views
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank jbooth2099
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

This is a lovely old hotel that has kept its charm and beauty through the years. Originally built in the early 1900's, the structure has been updated to keep it turn of the century charm. The rooms are beautiful, the staff and service is very accommodating and the location is wonderful. Located in the heart of the theatre district of downtown Houston, you can easily include a play or concert. Top that off with a magnificent restaurant (The Bistro) and delightful bar, this place is fit for a grand time with a touch of royalty. We've frequented the past two decades for special events or to just get away, always resulting in a memorable occasion. Highly recommended for travelers and locals.

Room Tip: They are all great, but ask for a corner room if they have one. A real treat!
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank mlddr
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