The Lancaster Hotel is a historic luxury boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Houston’s vibrant Theater District. The landmark hotel, built in 1926, is known for its long history of hosting a diverse list of celebrity guests that have included opera singers, musicians, actors, dancers, writers, politicians, athletes, and even circus and rodeo performers.
Taking inspiration from the classic Regency style, the redesigned 12-story hotel with 93 guestrooms features an intimate yet open floor plan. Guestrooms offer Frette linens, Bulgari bath amenities, and luxurious bathrobes and slippers. Guests also enjoy personalized service with additional amenities that include an inclusive gourmet breakfast buffet, car service within the downtown area, premium high-speed WiFi, in-room complimentary snacks and beverages, Nespresso in-room coffee, and turndown service.
The Lancaster places a 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. Mark Flood, Terrell James, Donald Moffett, Margo Sawyer, and Donald Judd are just some of the noted artists that are showcased throughout the property’s guestrooms, suites, and public spaces.
A virtual clubhouse for theatergoers, balletomanes, and opera fans, the Lancaster shares its block with the Alley Theatre, Jones Hall, the opera house, and the Angelika Film Center, an independent film house with New York City roots.
Room to Book: Our staff recommends a corner room ending in 07 to look out at the Theater District.
Tip: End your evening with a nightcap in the reimagined Cultivated F+B, just off the lobby, where you can listen in on heated after-theater debates and decide which show to see tomorrow. Reservations are recommended-even for nightcaps-on the night of a big show.