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Stay Downtown: The Lancaster Hotel
Photo: The Lancaster Hotel

Located in the heart of Houston’s Theater District, The Lancaster Hotel is known for its history of superb hospitality. Built in 1926, the hotel has hosted vaudeville performers from yesteryear to today’s biggest stars of the stage, and serves as a luxurious escape in Downtown Houston.

Upon arrival you’ll be greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne in the hotel lobby while a bellhop (dressed to the nines) retrieves your bags and helps you settle in. The Lancaster’s warm and exceptional service begins here.

Each guestroom is designed to be classically distinctive yet elegantly authentic. Equipped with Frette bedding and linens (crafted in Italy) and BVLGARI bath products, luxury is The Lancaster’s middle name.   

The hotel went through major renovations following Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The result? A combination of classic elegance and art deco, highlighting the original architecture and design by noted Houstonian Joseph Finger (Finger was also responsible for designing Houston’s City Hall). Today, The Lancaster has placed a new focus on fine art with a collection of more than 200 contemporary pieces by Texas artists. Expect to see works by Donald Judd, Mark Flood, James Surls and Gael Stack, just to name a few.

The hotel’s restaurant, Cultivated F+B is just one more reason to love The Lancaster. It’s not hard to find good seafood in Houston, but when you’re in the mood for crab cakes, Cultivated F+B’s are exceptional. Paired with the unique deviled egg collection, you’ve got a perfect meal for brunch, lunch or dinner. If you’re an early riser, stop by the walk-up espresso bar situated just next to the lobby.

This historic boutique hotel is truly a Theater District treasure that delivers an unmatched experience from start to finish. Oh, and don’t forget — the in-room snack bar is complimentary. 😉

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