The Lancaster Hotel - Houston

701 Texas Avenue, Houston, United States, 77002  show map
 4 stars
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The Lancaster Hotel - Houston

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Editorial review:

Lancaster Hotel is frequented by all types of people and is located in the middle of the theater district and is close to the courthouses. The rooms are a bit old, but they're cozy and interesting. The staff is incredible and the food is excellent. Some critics feel that it's becoming too dated and needs to be redone.

Overview

The elegant The Lancaster Hotel accommodates guests in a downtown area of Houston. The hotel was opened in 1926, renovated in 1984 and is housed in a 12-storey building.

It is nestled in the heart of Houston with direct proximity to Jones Hall, Tranquility Park and Downtown Aquarium. It is about 2 km away from the center of Houston.

The Lancaster Hotel offers a sweeping view to its guests.

Preston Stn SB tram stop is situated only 250 meters from the hotel. The hotel is located 20 minutes' drive from William P Hobby airport.

Rooms

At The Lancaster Hotel, guests are offered rooms with climate control, cable television, a living area, a minibar and a sofa. Some of the designer rooms feature the city view. The rooms come with private bathrooms featuring a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Every morning a complimentary continental breakfast is served. Guests can unwind in the 24-hour restaurant, which serves fine regional cuisine. The property is set in Downtown Houston district, within about 5 minutes' walk of Starbucks and Hard Rock Cafe that serve delectable meals.

Services

The on-site limousine rentals are also provided.

Relax

The hotel offers a gym and a fitness centre to ensure guests keep fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 30 per day.

Number of floors:   12.  Number of rooms:   93.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Car service
  • Limousine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

701 Texas Avenue, Houston, United States, 77002

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City Center
  • Houston
    1.8 km
Airports
  • William P Hobby (HOU)
    15.4 km
  • George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
    25.4 km
Train Stations
  • Preston Station
    400 m
Underground stations
  • Metro Bus Yard
    6.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Bistro Lancaster (cuisine: American, French, Contemporary)
    20 m
  • Birraporetti's (cuisine: Italian)
    90 m
Parks
  • Tranquility Park
    370 m
  • Theatre Under The Stars
    440 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    93

Rooms and availability

The Lancaster Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Queen Room Two Queen Beds
  • Room size:

    46 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

A flat-screen cable TV and coffee making facilities are offered in this elegantly decorated room. There is also a seating area with a sofa. The room rate is based on 2 guests. The maximum occupancy of this room is 2 guests.

The Lancaster Hotel photos Room
Deluxe King Suite
  • Room size:

    79 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
Room Description:

Offering a separate seating area with a sofa, a coffee table and a work desk, this spacious suite also provides a refrigerator with a minibar. A flat-screen cable TV is also included

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Deluxe King Room
  • Room size:

    42 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
Room Description:

A flat-screen cable TV and coffee making facilities are offered in this elegantly decorated room. There is also a seating area with a sofa.

The Lancaster Hotel photos Room
Executive Suite
City view
  • Room size:

    102 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
Room Description:

This suite has a CD player, air conditioning and seating area.

The Lancaster Hotel photos Room
Standard King Room
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This single room features a seating area with cable TV. Bathrobes are provided in the black and white marble-tiled bathrooms.

The Lancaster Hotel photos Room
Presidential Suite
  • Room size:

    65 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This suite features a seating area, cable TV and air conditioning.

The Lancaster Hotel photos Room
Room Selected at Check
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Please note the room type and bed type will be allocated upon check-in. It might be a higher room category but is subject to availability upon arrival.

The Lancaster Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts400 m
  • Tunnel Walks400 m

Popular areas

  • Theatre District100 m

Places of interest

  • JPMorgan Chase Tower100 m
  • Bayou Place200 m
  • Houston Public Library400 m

Train stations

  • Preston Station300 m
  • Preston Station300 m

Sport related

  • Jones Hall for the Performing Arts100 m
  • Verizon Wireless Theater200 m
  • Wortham Theater Center300 m

Shopping areas

  • Bayou Place200 m
  • Bayou Place200 m
  • Downtown Aquarium300 m

Museums

  • Society-Performing Arts Fndtn100 m
  • Texas Aviation Hall of Fame300 m
  • Shell Oil Company Museum300 m

Halls

  • Magnolia Ballroom Historic300 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Houston Visitors Center400 m

Theaters

  • Alley Theater100 m
  • Jones Hall100 m
  • Sundance Cinema200 m
  • Sundance Cinema200 m
  • Theatre District Houston200 m
  • Wortham Center300 m
  • Theater Under The Stars300 m
  • Theatre Under The Stars300 m

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Christus St Joseph Hospital200 m
  • Dubuis Hospital At Houston200 m

Public parking

  • Houston Visitors Center400 m

Local attractions

  • Houston Fire Museum1.8 km
    2403 Milam Street, Houston
  • Art Car Museum3.3 km
    140 Heights Blvd., Houston
  • Buffalo Bayou Park3.6 km
    18-3600 Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, Houston
  • Museum of Printing History3.2 km
    1324 West Clay Street, Houston
  • The Chapel of St. Basil3.5 km
    University of St. Thomas Houston, TX 77006

Near the hotel

  • Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts80 m
    615 Louisiana, Houston
  • Houston Grand Opera200 m
    500 Texas Ave, Houston
  • Market Square Historic District300 m
    412 Main St, Houston
  • Christ Church Cathedral410 m
    1117 Texas St, Houston
  • JPMorgan Chase Tower150 m
    600 Travis, Houston
  • Downtown Aquarium360 m
    410 Bagby St., Houston
  • Tranquility Park370 m
    Between Walker and Rusk Sts. east of Smith St., Houston

Restaurants nearby

  • Bistro Lancaster20 m

    Address: 701 Texas St
    Phone: (713) 228-9502

    64% likes this, based on 47 reviews
    Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary
    Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 38

  • Sambuca170 m

    Address: 909 Texas St
    Phone: (713) 224-5299

    72% likes this, based on 157 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
    Price Range: GBP 15 - GBP 29

  • La Madeleine French Bakery180 m

    Address: 600 Travis St
    Phone: (713) 225-0551

    65% likes this, based on 107 reviews
    Cuisine: French

  • Birraporetti's90 m

    Address: 500 Louisiana St
    Phone: (713) 224-9494

    59% likes this, based on 99 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: GBP 16 - GBP 27

  • The Blue Fish Bayou Place100 m

    Address: 550 Texas Street
    Phone: (713) 225-3474

    63% likes this, based on 48 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: GBP 23 - GBP 27

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    93
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The Lancaster Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Lancaster Hotel

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 73 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    It is within walking distance of the Houston Grand Opera and metro to the museum & theater district - a lovely boutique hotel!

    TV and phone system a bit antiquated but work. There is so much to do within walking distance of the hotel that this was not really important to us.

  • Single
    8.2

    The building was very charming and the staff very friendly. The location was great and very central to many sites in Houston.

    None.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The staff were professional and friendly. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The air conditioning unit was very quiet, not like other place I have stayed in. The location of the hotel was perfect for getting to the theater district and downtown area. Would recommend this hotel highly.

    Overall everything was excellent. Bathroom sink was showing signs of wear, but mainly around the cold water faucet.

  • Couple
    9.6

    The staff was extremely polite and courteous. The place has so much character. The gentleman out front got us a taxi within about 30 seconds of asking how to get one!

    The tv and stereo could use an upgrading (cassettes?). But who stays there to watch tv?

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Everything about our stay was excellent. We chose it initially because of the location near the Hobby Performing Arts Center, but we enjoyed the hotel so much that we will stay there for other trips to Houston.

    N/A. The valet parking charge was a bit stiff, but I guess that's pretty standard in that location.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The beauty of the hotel and friendliness of the staff.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Great location for theater. Resturant too pricey but delicious! Nice furnishings and second-day manager very helpful. Doormen, valets very helpful.

    Well, hotel wasn't really as luxurious as I expected. Room was very pretty but tiny...view of air conditioners. First-day manager at front desk really not helpful. I just didn't find it to be worth the money or the hype. My husband, who loves historic hotels, liked it very much. I'm not so impressed with the age of the place. After all, this is Texas. Nothing's *really* old!

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    We wanted a nice mid-town hotel at a reasonable price - the Lancaster exceeded our expectations on every front.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    excellent room, quiet even though in the city.

  • Single
    8.4

    I have stayed there many times. It is a lovely old hotel, and the food has improved. My friend and I really enjoyed our dinner. The reason for my trip was to attend a performance at a theater about 2 blocks from the hotel, so the location is perfect.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The location was great! Right in the center of everything. The staff was friendly and helpful. We were greeted with an optional glass of wine at check-in. The bed was extremely comfortable! Food was good and the atmosphere was cozy and quaint. Our shuttle driver was prompt, friendly, and courteous.

  • Single
    5.4

    Location for the business of the trip

    The room 207 I stay in was cold, no control on heat for comfort.

  • Single
    9.6

    Bed was comfortable, room 609 was quiet.

    Room needs updated. 24 hour room service.

  • Family with children
    6.0

    location and quite. very clean

    The girl who was at the recepcion. She didnt know who to take care of my problem.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    We always choose the Lancaster for its quaint old charm.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Lancaster Hotel - Houston Houston location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

701 Texas Avenue, Houston, United States, 77002

Get directions
City Center
  • Houston
    1.8 km
Airports
  • William P Hobby (HOU)
    15.4 km
  • George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
    25.4 km
Train Stations
  • Preston Station
    400 m
Underground stations
  • Metro Bus Yard
    6.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Bistro Lancaster (cuisine: American, French, Contemporary)
    20 m
  • Birraporetti's (cuisine: Italian)
    90 m
Parks
  • Tranquility Park
    370 m
  • Theatre Under The Stars
    440 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    93