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Where hospitality is a Fine Art.

Houston’s acclaimed, Lancaster Hotel redefines modern hospitality. From its collection of over 200 works by noted contemporary Texas artists to its location in the heart of the city's famed Theater District, The Lancaster exudes a warm, classic elegance. Recently named the number one hotel in Houston by Conde Nast Readers, the historic 1920s era boutique hotel enjoys a legacy of nearly 100 years of providing exceptional service and hospitality to a diverse and historic group of guests that have included actors, musicians, dancers, business and leisure travelers, writers, poets, newlyweds, circus and rodeo performers and even a horse. The Lancaster Hotel would welcome the opportunity to provide you with our distinctive brand of service and hospitality.
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Enhanced Cleaning Procedures for Your Well-being

Enhanced Cleaning Procedures for Your Well-being

COVID-19 Update

As we continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and well-being of our guests and staff remain our top priority. We take pride in maintaining the highest standard of cleanliness throughout the hotel and we have proactively implemented enhanced protocols to ensure your well-being is addressed with the utmost importance. We are also closely following the guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our local health departments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


We have installed a plexiglass barrier between our front desk agent and our guests to limit contact during check-in. Guests are encouraged to practice physical distancing by standing at least six feet from other guests that are not part of their party.

Public Spaces:

We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in all public areas of the hotel including but not limited to: door handles, seating areas, tables, phones, elevator buttons, key cards, the front desk, hand railings, and public bathrooms. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be placed in high traffic areas throughout the hotel.


We are pleased to provide our guests with daily complimentary breakfast. Through January 15, 2021 guests will enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order room service breakfast rather than our gourmet breakfast buffet. A room service menu is in your guest room and is sanitized after each guest. Breakfast orders will be delivered in front of the guest room door unless the guest prefers to have their order brought inside by our room service attendant.

Breakfast Hours:

Monday – Friday: 6:30AM-10AM

Saturday – Sunday: 7AM-10AM

Guest Elevators:

Only one person or family may use the elevator at a time. We encourage guests to keep physical distance while waiting for the elevator. Our staff will frequently wipe down all surfaces and elevator buttons. 

Food & Beverage:

Beginning Friday, September 18, 2020, Cultivated F+B will reopen Friday and Saturday nights for dinner. The specialized menu has many of your favorite items available. The bar will open at 3 pm for light snacks. Dinner service begins at 5 pm will end at 9 pm or after theater productions have ended for the evening. Reservations are required. 

Hours: Friday & Saturday 3 pm-9 pm

Guestrooms & Suites:

Our housekeeping team has implemented extra protocols to disinfect high-touch areas such as remotes, light switches, telephone, and door handles. We have removed all high-touch items in guestrooms including magazines, pens, note pads, etc. After each guest’s departure, we do a thorough deep cleaning of the room and wait 48 hours before reassigning the guest room.

Cardio Fitness Room:

Due to CDC and government guidelines, our cardio fitness room is limited to 50% capacity. We encourage guests to sanitize their hands upon entering and exiting the Cardio Fitness Room, practice social distancing, and wipe down equipment after each use. Our staff will thoroughly clean the Cardio Fitness Room after each guest in addition to our regular enhanced cleaning schedule.

Our Team:

Each employee will be given a health screening prior to the start of their shift. If they are ill or have a fever, they must return home. In addition to wearing face masks and gloves, all employees have received training on COVID-19 cleaning protocols and best hygiene practices.

Guest Shuttle:

Our van service is temporarily suspended. We will provide updates when available.

Valet Parking:

Valet and/or self-parking are available upon request. Please let our staff know which service you desire during your stay.

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We would like to thank you for staying with us and for understanding these new policies. Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable place for our guests and our staff. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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Complimentary In-room Snacks & Beverages

Complimentary In-room Snacks & Beverages

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Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Room Service Breakfast

Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast

We are pleased to provide our guests with a daily complimentary breakfast. Through January 15, 2021 guests will enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order room service breakfast rather than our gourmet breakfast buffet.

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Art Collection

The Lancaster places a new focus on the visual arts with its curated collection of over 200 contemporary works of art by more than 100 internationally recognized and respected Texas artists. Works by such noted artists Mark Flood, Terrell James, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Aaron Parazette, and Margo Sawyer. In addition, pieces by Donald Judd, Donald Moffett, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Surls, among others, are showcased throughout the 12-story property’s 93 guestrooms, suites, and public spaces.

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Only hotel in the Theater District
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Historic Houston Hotel | Built in 1926
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Bulgari Bath Amenities
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Cultivated F+B

Cultivated F+B

Beginning Friday, September 18, 2020, Cultivated F+B will reopen Friday and Saturday nights for dinner. The specialized menu has many of your favorite items available. The bar will open at 3 pm for light snacks. Dinner service begins at 5 pm will end at 9 pm or after theater productions have ended for the evening. Reservations are required. 

Hours: Friday & Saturday 3 pm-9 pm

Join us at our on-site fine dining experience, Cultivated F+B. Serving sophisticated contemporary American dishes, Cultivated F+B is the ideal respite for a meal with friends, pre-theater dinner, or post-performance nosh. Our recently added sidewalk dining area allows you to enjoy al fresco dining while immersed in the bustle of one of the nation's largest theater districts. Visit Cultivated F+B for more information.

Special Offers

Health Care Heroes

We are offering all health care employees and first responders a 20% discount on their guestroom as a way to say thank you for all that you do. Stay with us for a relaxing escape and enjoy a bottle of wine with keepsake goblets, luxurious bathrobes, a 55" TV with streaming apps like Netflix, and high-speed WIFI. As always, take pleasure in complimentary in-room snacks & beverages and a complimentary gourmet breakfast. Late check-out and parking are included.



Enjoy a luxurious escape at The Lancaster Hotel where you will enjoy extra comforting touches in your guestroom including premium high-speed WiFi, a 55” smart TV with streaming capabilities, snacks and beverages, Nespresso coffee, and a room service breakfast—all complimentary. Our Chef will prepare an Artisan Cheese Plate paired with a bottle of wine that will be placed in your room upon arrival. Should you choose to dine with us, you will enjoy 25% off all food + beverage purchases throughout your stay. Let our team show you The Lancaster’s warm hospitality.


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What our guests are saying

I can’t count the number of times I’ve stayed here over nearly 48 years. I’ve experienced a number of renovations and reinventions and every time, it just gets better. This historic boutique hotel, ideally located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic theater district, manages always to retain its charm and warm, intimate atmosphere largely due to the constancy of friendly and attentive staff. Many of them have worked here for decades. The reinvented bistro, now Cultivated F&B, is hands down the best place to eat in the neighborhood. Why would I stay anywhere else?

lindeelogan, January 2019

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701 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002

(800) 231 0336
(713) 228 9500
(713) 223 4528
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