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

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 30 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

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 classic rooms. The hotel opened its doors in 1926 and was remodeled in 1984.

The Lancaster Hotel lies in the vicinity of Talento Bilingue de Houston, Stages Repertory Theatre and The Houston Museum of Natural Science as well as a cathedral, a museum and a tower. Houston city center is 2 km away.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to boutiques and a market.

A local bus stop lies within 100 meters away. William P Hobby airport is 20 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

The 12-story The Lancaster Hotel offers 93 rooms that come with individual climate control, a private safe, a microwave, free Wi-Fi and a sofa as well as marble bathrooms. The rooms have a sweeping view over the city. Guests can also use coffee/tea makers and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

The onsite restaurant specializes in regional cuisine. Starbucks and Hard Rock Cafe are located within 200 meters away.

Services

Guests can rent limousines to discover the area.

Relax

For active guests, there are a gym and a fitness center at the hotel.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Exercise gym

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Sink
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • 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. 

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
  • 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

The Lancaster Hotel photos Room Deluxe King Room
Deluxe King Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 455 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Our Deluxe King room boasts spacious room along with the other things you’ve come to expect from our boutique hotel – a comfortable seating area, a work space with lighting, and ample closet space.

Room facilities
    The Lancaster Hotel photos Room Deluxe Queen Room
    Deluxe Queen Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 455 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Generously sized, featuring a color palette in a mixture of warm red, rich green, and dark wood — we have worked hard to create a comfortable and inviting environment that you will look forward to returning to after your day of business or pleasure in Houston.

    Room facilities
      The Lancaster Hotel photos Room Deluxe Double Room
      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 455 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Our Deluxe Double room offers two double beds in addition to a comfortable sitting area, working space with lighting, and ample closet space.

      Room facilities
        Deluxe Suite
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 855 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
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        Deluxe Suite features a king size poster bedroom that is in a separate from the spacious living and dining room area. The living area contains a large sitting area along with a dining room table and wet bar.

        Room facilities
          The Lancaster Hotel photos Room Executive Suite
          Executive Suite
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          This luxury suite showcases 1270 sq. feet. Equipped with a full kitchen, this suite allows you to be home while away from home. While its spacious living room and full-sized dining room table gives you ample room and meeting space, the Executive Suite offers a separate bedroom with a king size poster-bed and large closet.

          The Lancaster Hotel photos Room Presidential Suite
          Presidential Suite
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          Offering 700 sq. feet, the Presidential Suite is located on our top floor accompanied with 12 foot ceilings and arch windows spanning across Houston’s skyline. The separate bedroom includes a king size poster bed with sweeping views of Houston’s downtown business and entertainment districts.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Lancaster Hotel - Houston Houston location
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          Hotel Address:

          701 Texas Avenue, Houston, United States, 77002

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Houston
            1.1 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Preston Station
            1400 ft
          • 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

          • Theatre Under The Stars - 1000 ft

          Business areas

          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
          • 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