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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!Opens in a new window
The Lancaster Hotel
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.
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. Extended gourmet continental breakfast is available between 6:30 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. Multilingual staff can assist with tours and tickets. The property is smoke free.
- Free reception
- Computer station
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Multilingual staff
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free train station pickup
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- 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
- Number of floors - 12
- Total number of rooms - 93
- 24-hour business center
- Number of meeting rooms - 3
- Smoke-free property
- Television in common areas
- Free use of nearby fitness center
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Air conditioning
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Private bathroom
- Cable TV service
- In-room safe
- Designer toiletries
- Free local calls
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Iron/ironing board
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- MP3 docking station
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Free newspaper
- Premium TV channels
- Room service (24 hours)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Where to Eat
A complimentary breakfast (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
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.
- The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This hotel will place a USD 25 authorization on credit cards for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
- Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
- Early check-in fee: USD 75
- Late check-out fee: USD 75
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night
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We should mention
This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.