The Lancaster Hotel - Houston

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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

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

Located in the heart of Houston, the 4-star The Lancaster Hotel offers luxury rooms. The hotel opened its doors in 1926 and was remodeled in 1984.

Guests can reach such landmarks as Talento Bilingue de Houston, Stages Repertory Theatre and The Houston Museum of Natural Science in a 20-minute walk. It is about 2 km away from the center of Houston.

The hotel offers easy access to boutiques and a market.

20 minutes' drive from William P Hobby airport and 5 minutes' walk to Preston train station.

Rooms

This elegant hotel comprises 93 guestrooms with climate control, cable television, a laptop safe, a living area and a sofa. Guests will appreciate a sweeping view over the city from the rooms. Room facilities include coffee/tea makers and a fridge as well as a pillow-top mattress, a down comforter and down pillows.

Eat & Drink

Every day a complimentary buffet breakfast is served. The on-site 24-hour restaurant tempts guests with regional dishes. The property is set in Downtown Houston district, within about 5 minutes' walk of Starbucks and Hard Rock Cafe that serve delectable meals.

Services

Guests will enjoy using limousine rentals when exploring the sites of Houston.

Relax

Such fitness options as a gym and a fitness centre are available on site.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Car service
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • 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
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

701 Texas Avenue, Houston, United States, 77002

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City Center
  • Houston
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Preston Station
    1400 ft
Underground stations
  • Metro Bus Yard
    3.7 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Bistro Lancaster (cuisine: American, French, Contemporary)
    100 ft
  • Birraporetti's (cuisine: Italian)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Tranquility Park
    1300 ft
  • Theatre Under The Stars
    1500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    93

Rooms and availability

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Standard King Room
Bed type: King-size bed
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    Deluxe King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
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      Deluxe Queen Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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          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
            1.1 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Preston Station
            1400 ft
          Underground stations
          • Metro Bus Yard
            3.7 mi
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Bistro Lancaster (cuisine: American, French, Contemporary)
            100 ft
          • Birraporetti's (cuisine: Italian)
            300 ft
          Parks
          • Tranquility Park
            1300 ft
          • Theatre Under The Stars
            1500 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            93

          The Lancaster Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          Popular areas

          • Theatre District - 400 ft

          Places of interest

          Train stations

          Shopping areas

          Museums

          • Society-Performing Arts Fndtn - 400 ft
          • Texas Aviation Hall of Fame - 1000 ft
          • Shell Oil Company Museum - 1000 ft

          Halls

          • Magnolia Ballroom Historic - 1000 ft

          Universities, Institutes

          • Houston Visitors Center - 1400 ft

          Theaters

          Medical care and Hospitals

          • Christus St Joseph Hospital - 700 ft
          • Dubuis Hospital At Houston - 700 ft

          Public parking

          Local attractions

          • Houston Fire Museum - 1.1 mi
            2403 Milam Street, Houston
          • Art Car Museum - 2.1 mi
            140 Heights Blvd., Houston
          • Buffalo Bayou Park - 2.2 mi
            18-3600 Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, Houston
          • Museum of Printing History - 2.0 mi
            1324 West Clay Street, Houston
          • The Chapel of St. Basil - 2.2 mi
            University of St. Thomas Houston, TX 77006

          Near the hotel

          • Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts - 300 ft
            615 Louisiana, Houston
          • Houston Grand Opera - 700 ft
            500 Texas Ave, Houston
          • Market Square Historic District - 1000 ft
            412 Main St, Houston
          • Christ Church Cathedral - 1400 ft
            1117 Texas St, Houston
          • JPMorgan Chase Tower - 500 ft
            600 Travis, Houston
          • Downtown Aquarium - 1200 ft
            410 Bagby St., Houston
          • Tranquility Park - 1300 ft
            Between Walker and Rusk Sts. east of Smith St., Houston

          Restaurants nearby

          • Bistro Lancaster - 100 ft

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

            64% likes this, based on 47 reviews
            Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary
            Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

          • Sambuca - 600 ft

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

            72% likes this, based on 157 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
            Price Range: USD 21 - USD 40

          • La Madeleine French Bakery - 600 ft

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

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

          • Birraporetti's - 300 ft

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

            59% likes this, based on 99 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian
            Price Range: USD 22 - USD 37

          • The Blue Fish Bayou Place - 400 ft

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

            63% likes this, based on 48 reviews
            Cuisine: Japanese
            Price Range: USD 31 - USD 37

          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
            1.1 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Preston Station
            1400 ft
          Underground stations
          • Metro Bus Yard
            3.7 mi
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Bistro Lancaster (cuisine: American, French, Contemporary)
            100 ft
          • Birraporetti's (cuisine: Italian)
            300 ft
          Parks
          • Tranquility Park
            1300 ft
          • Theatre Under The Stars
            1500 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            93