The Lancaster Hotel - Houston

701 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX, United States, 77002show map
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Overview

Placed just off Theater District, The Lancaster Hotel comprises 93 rooms with city views. This hotel is a 12-storey building, built in 1926 and remodelled in 1984. You can make use of 24-hour room service, shuttle service and dry cleaning service on the premises of the hotel.

Located in Downtown Houston district, the venue is 5 km from The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Guests will also be 1050 meters from Cistern, Buffalo Bayou Park.

A tower and a theatre are set within walking distance.

It is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Preston train station. William P Hobby airport is approximately 25 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

It features a heating system, a coffee machine and high ceiling in all inviting rooms. The Lancaster Hotel offers a sweeping view to its guests. The guestrooms are fitted with luxurious bathrooms equipped with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning. The 24-hour restaurant offers a wide range of fine dishes from regional cuisine. Guests can relax and have a snack in the bistro bar. Serving both food and drinks, Starbucks and Hard Rock Cafe are situated around 200 meters from the property.

Relax

For exploring the area, limousine rentals are available on-site. Active guests can advantage of a gym area and a fitness centre offered 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
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Car service
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Free toiletries

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
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  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
William P Hobby (HOU)9.6 mi
Train
Preston Station1400 ft
Underground
Metro Bus Yard3.7 mi
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  120  reviews
  • 10.0
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    This is the second time we have stayed in your hotel. We like it because it is close to the theaters. The staff was courteous and gave good directions to get to restaurants and Theater. Also the hotel was interesting because it was one of few that wasn't "glitsy". It was nice to see it was owned by the same family that started it.

  • 9.6
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    Rooms had character without feeling dated. Very comfortable bed. Staff was courteous and restaurant is outstanding.

    No convenience store.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The exercise facility is so small that it is almost pointless. The showers need updating, as do other amenities like the television.

  • 10.0
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    Close to some of the best venues in the city.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Location, history, staff, convenience, great dining, great price, lovely experience for great weekend = breakfast included~~

    Bath tubs need updating

  • 9.0
    Superb

    Room was spacious, staff very friendly. Very convenient to concert hall and opera house. But be warned: downtown Houston in this area is pretty dead on Saturday afternoon and night!

    Only one complaint - a charge for bottled water that was not used by us. There is also an $8.50 charge for other things, including breakfast even if you do not use it. It took two e mails and a phone call to clear up the $2.50 but credit was given. But overall the room was a bargain, thanks to a special that appeared on Booked.net.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The staff was very pleasant, the room lovely, spacious and the bed and bath comfortable and there were useful items therein.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Attendance to almost all the issues. Descent style

    Ther open buffet was not adequatly providing foods to vegetarns and/or moslems

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Good location. The hotel is a historic one with very nice facilties. Convenient bus service for convention center.

    Fewer restaurant near the hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Quaint, intimate, quiet, service friendly and competent.

    Minor details - had a chest of drawers w/broken drawer and missing drawer. Breakfast buffet process was a bit confusing. Valet parking was not always manned.

  • 10.0
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    Excellent value and not a big box standard hotel

  • 10.0
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    The atmosphere and the friendly staff made this stay very awesome. I enjoyed the age of the Lancaster, at 87 years old it is still owned by the same family. I would reccommend this hotel to everyone.

  • 10.0
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    We enjoy old hotels. This has alot of history. The Bistro is excellent. It is in the heart of fine arts district. Very good price point. However, would be my choice, if I was in a hurry (business). Perfect for a leisure weekend, downtown.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Position of hotel was convenient. The age of the hotel gave it good character. Excellent Bistro for evening meals and breakfast

    Bathroom fitments require attention/replacing, some areas a little tired

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    beds were very comfortable

    need makeup mirrors for women. i only stayed one night so not a big problem. Room seems male driven

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
William P Hobby (HOU)9.6 mi
Train
Preston Station1400 ft
Underground
Metro Bus Yard3.7 mi
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