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Performing arts hub
Tastefully retrofitted into a renovated 1926 building, The Lancaster Hotel lies within a block of the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, and 4 blocks from the multi-venue Hobby Performing Arts Center.
Gulf Coast-influenced American bistro fare.
Classic bed, gifts
Down duvets and pillows top two-poster beds. Amenities at The Lancaster Hotel include 42-inch LCD TVs with HBO, bathrobes, Lather toiletries, and complimentary wireless Internet access in every room.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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- Dining venue
Situated within walking distance of several of Houston's world-class performing arts venues – the Hobby Center, the Alley Theatre, and the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (home of the Houston Symphony) – the 12-story, 93-guestroom Lancaster Hotel offers old-world soul in the heart of Texas. A metro station is also nearby.
The Lancaster Hotel lobby recalls a British country house, with a profusion of flowers and elegant, antique-style furnishings. Drawing both hotel guests and theater-bound locals, the Bistro Lancaster serves Gulf Coast-influenced American bistro fare in a lovely setting on the hotel's ground floor. A complimentary hot buffet breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10 AM daily, and in the evening Monday through Thursday, the hotel also hosts a wine hour in the lobby.
Business amenities include a 24-hour business center with a computer station. The 3 meeting/conference rooms make up the event facilities. A complimentary area shuttle takes guests to destinations within 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) of the hotel, and guests can also arrange pick-up service from the airport or train station with the hotel (surcharge). Multilingual staff can assist with tours and tickets. The property is smoke free.
- Computer station
- Free reception
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free train station pickup
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Year Built 1926
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Free breakfast
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
- Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
- Express check-out
- Free WiFi
- Airport transportation
- Free area shuttle
- Concierge services
- Luggage storage
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Meeting rooms
- Number of floors - 12
- Total number of rooms - 93
- 24-hour business center
- Number of meeting rooms - 3
- Smoke-free property
- Free use of nearby fitness center
Family Friendly Amenities
- Free Wi-Fi
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Area shuttle (complimentary)
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Air conditioning
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Cable TV service
- In-room safe
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Designer toiletries
- Free local calls
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Iron/ironing board
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- MP3 docking station
- Free newspaper
- Climate control
- Premium TV channels
- Shower/tub combination
- Room service (24 hours)
- Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
Where to Eat
A complimentary breakfast buffet (2 per room) is served daily in the lobby. It features fresh pastries, juices, artisan jams & jellies, gourmet meats and cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, house-made granola, assorted cereals, yogurt, as well as seasonal items.
The Bistro - Gulf Coast-influenced American bistro fare. Menu highlights include Bistro Lancaster's famous crab cakes and homemade bread pudding dessert. Intimate room seats 65 for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, cocktails, and is popular for pre-theater dining, post-theater coffee and cocktails. Open early morning till late evening.
Room Service - A limited menu is available 24 hours-a-day.
Nearby Things to Do
The Lancaster Hotel offers complimentary use of a nearby fitness center called Houstonian Lite. The Houstonian provides the following: strength training equipment, treadmills, elliptical trainers, upright exercise bikes, recumbent exercise bikes, step trainers, elliptical step trainers, stretch trainers, free weights, a Pilates training studio, stretch mats, as well as sound and video headsets with individual controls.
The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Destination fee: USD 14.95 per accommodation, per night
- Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
- Early check-in fee: USD 75
- Late check-out fee: USD 75
- Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25 per stay
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
We should mention
This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.