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Where Hospitality is a Fine Art.

A small historic luxury hotel in the city’s vibrant Theater District. This landmark hotel enjoys a legacy of nearly 100 years of providing exceptional service and hospitality. It is also known for its long history of hosting a diverse list of celebrity guests that have included - a horse, opera singers, musicians, actors, dancers, screenwriters, film stars, poets, authors, politicians, wrestlers, boxers, and circus and rodeo performers.
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Services & Amenities

Cultivated F+B

Due to COVID-19 and local ordinances, Cultivated F+B has temporarily suspended all in-restaurant dining for the foreseeable future as well as to-go service for lunch and dinner. We will only be open for breakfast room service and to-go orders. Thank you for understanding.

Serving sophisticated contemporary American dishes, Cultivated F+B is the ideal respite for a meal with friends, a power breakfast, 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.

Private Dining

Our beautiful glass enclosed private dining room, The Gallery, seats up to 12 guests. A dedicated organizer will coordinate every detail of your event with custom menus created by our Executive Chef of Cultivated F+B, The Lancaster Hotel's contemporary American restaurant.

To find out more about our Private Dining options, please visit this page to request a proposal.

Gourmet Breakfast

Guests of The Lancaster Hotel enjoy a daily inclusive gourmet breakfast buffet located on the Mezzanine. Our European-style breakfast spread includes smoked salmon, fruit parfaits, fresh baked goods, as well as many breakfast classics like eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, and more.

Other Amenities

  • In-room complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Complimentary high-speed WiFi
  • World class art collection
  • Nespresso in-room coffee
  • Cardio fitness room with Peloton Bikes
  • Luxury bedding with Frette sheets and towels
  • Complimentary Car Service within downtown area (temporarily suspended)
  • Bulgari bathroom amenities
  • Waterworks® bath fixtures
  • Evening turn down service (temporarily suspended)
  • In-room dining available
  • In-room safe
  • Concierge Service
  • Valet Parking

Other Amenities

  • In-room complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Complimentary high-speed WiFi
  • World class art collection
  • Nespresso in-room coffee
  • Cardio fitness room with Peloton Bikes
  • Luxury bedding with Frette sheets and towels
  • Complimentary Car Service within downtown area (temporarily suspended)
  • Bulgari bathroom amenities
  • Waterworks® bath fixtures
  • Evening turn down service (temporarily suspended)
  • In-room dining available
  • In-room safe
  • Concierge Service
  • Valet Parking

History

An old story for our modern times.

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The Lancaster's History

Built in 1926, The Lancaster Hotel was originally named the Auditorium Hotel. It was designed by noted Houston Architect Joseph Finger (1887-1953). Finger was also the architect of Houston’s City Hall, an art deco structure located a short distance from the hotel on Bagby Street as well as many other prominent buildings in Houston and Galveston.

The Auditorium Hotel took its name from the Houston City Auditorium, a performance venue that today is the site of the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Many vaudeville performers from yesteryear to today’s guest stars have stayed at the Auditorium Hotel and The Lancaster Hotel during their Houston runs. We are pleased to continue our association with all of the Theater District’s professional organizations.

Houston Investor, Michele DeGeorge (1850-1927) built and operated the Auditorium Hotel. The DeGeorge descendants, the DeGeorge and Lusk families, owned and operated the hotel continuously until its sale in 2017. The families should be congratulated for their governance and leadership as owners and caretakers of this important Houston landmark.

The Auditorium was renamed The Lancaster Hotel in 1983 and is the cornerstone of the Houston Theater District. The Lancaster Hotel is located across Texas Avenue from the Grammy award-winning Houston Symphony’s Jones Hall for the Performing Arts and across Louisiana Street from the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre and the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera’s Wortham Center.