The Lancaster is an historic in Houston's vibrant theater district. I have been a long time customer of both their bistro, when I lived in Houston for 15 years, and their hotel occasionally since moving to Austin 10 years ago. They are in the process of completing a needed renovation. Unfortunately they have chosen to install a rather drab color scheme of subdued blues and browns coupled with white pained molding and doors. The landing of each floor is a square of gray tiles. The hotel used to be decorated in what I would call an "Old English" or "huntclub" style with dark woods, lots of brass and horse prints. The new decor, although fresh and new, leaves the Lancaster looking like a Hilton, Hyatt or any one of a dozen other corporate hotels. Gone is it's unique charm. It's a shame a renovation could not have been done that kept the unique qualities of the old landmark. Ironically, I found a copy of Preservation magazine on the desk in my room!
The hotel still has it's great location and the staff were attentive and friendly. And it was bargain priced (possibly due to the ongoing renovations) for downtown Houston.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Lancaster Hotel Houston
- Lancaster Hotel Houston
- Lancaster Houston