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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

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, 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.

Speedy Boy Coffee

Between the hotel lobby and Cultivated F+B is our walk-up espresso bar, Speedy Boy Coffee, featuring barista service for our guests and downtowners alike. Named after the beloved winner of the "Pride of Houston" trophy presented by The Auditorium Hotel (now The Lancaster Hotel) at Galveston's Greyhound Race Park on August 14th, 1927. Speedy Boy Coffee features special blends and artisan creations daily.

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 Buffet

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
  • Bulgari bathroom amenities
  • Waterworks® bath fixtures
  • Evening turn down service
  • In-room dining available
  • In-room refrigerator and safe
  • Concierge Service
  • Valet Parking

Other Amenities


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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.