The Lancaster Hotel

701 Texas St | Houston, TX 77002-2712  [SEE MAP]Houston, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Top-notch customer service and tasty cuisine
No on-site spa, pool or fitness center

The Lancaster Hotel occupies a prime spot in downtown Houston, amid numerous theater venues, including Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, the Revention Music Center, Alley Theatre and the Wortham Theater Center. So it goes without saying, fans of music and the arts often book a room here thanks to its proximity to these venues. Apart from its convenient downtown location, what keeps guests returning time and time again is The Lancaster's customer service staff. Previous visitors said the hotel's employees are charming and friendly. As for accommodations, travelers can choose from rooms or suites; all of which are outfitted with flat-screen TVs, minifridges, coffee makers and safes. Along with in-room amenities, guests can also take advantage of the hotel's daily hot breakfast buffet, which comes included in the $14.95 daily hotel fee. The fee also covers access to the business center and day passes to the nearby gym. Other meals can be enjoyed at Cultivate F+B or from the comfort of your room thanks to 24-hour room service. And according to past patrons, the on-site cuisine is tasty. When it's time to explore what Houston has to offer, The Lancaster offers a car service that will transport guests around town anywhere within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

Houston, TX
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 93 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



Guest rooms have received a much-needed makeover; gone are the old-fashioned landscape paintings, dated color schemes, and floral drapes and upholstery.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1548 have reviewed the The Lancaster Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1548 reviews 4.5 (based on 1548 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Recently renovated, guest rooms at the hotel feature classic yet modern furnishings in a neutral color palette. They have four-poster or sleigh beds, plush mattresses with back supported mattress pads, 300-thread-count sheets, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, sitting areas and large desks. The bathrooms have Carrara marble finishes along with Waterworks bathroom fittings.
  • Daily $14.95 hotel fee includes full American breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi access, pass to local fitness center and car service in downtown area

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated in Houston’s Theater and Business District, The Lancaster Hotel was built in 1926. The hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and within walking distance of Jones Hall, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Wortham Center and Revention Music Center, along with many corporate offices. Ideally situated for business travelers and theatergoers, the hotel is a historical venue with modern amenities.
  • The hotel was completely renovated in 2013
  • Light rail station is three blocks east; multiple bus stops nearby
  • Car service provided within a 3-mile radius of the hotel
  • Valet parking is $38
  • Located 22 miles south of George Bush Intercontinental Airport; 12 miles northwest of William P. Hobby Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($38)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach


Serving modern American cuisine, Cultivate F+B is known for power breakfasts, business lunches and elegant dinners. Offering an intimate setting, some of the restaurant's signature dishes include crab cakes, grilled lamb meatballs and half roasted chicken. The restaurant also offers full bar service, including an extensive wine list. Adjacent to the restaurant is Speedy Boy Coffee, named for the hotel's greyhound, where guests can grab hot or iced drinks.
  • Private dining available
  • Full American breakfast buffet included in daily hotel fee

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The Lancaster has cribs and rollaway beds available.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs


    The Lancaster Hotel is equipped to host business meetings and events. The hotel’s event spaces offer high-speed internet and Wi-Fi access, Skype and virtual meeting capabilities, along with audiovisual support. There are small meeting rooms available as well as the hotel’s 2,000-square-foot lobby and mezzanine area.
    • Culinary team available for on-site catering

    Number of meeting rooms3

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    The Lancaster Hotel offers event space for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and small receptions along with room blocks for wedding guests. The hotel’s gray marble floors, Murano glass fixtures and elegant staircase provide a historic setting with modern touches. The hotel specializes in intimate parties for up to 50 guests, and the property’s executive chef can create customized menus.
    • Lobby and Mezzanine area can host parties of up to 150 people
    • Discounted group rates
    • Nearby Magnolia Ballroom can host larger receptions

    Maximum wedding guest capacity150

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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