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Situated in the heart of the theatre district in Houston, The Lancaster Hotel is an ideal choice for families that enjoy a bit of Jazz Age flair. Established in the 1926, the Lancaster was the only qualifying hotel in the Houston area to be accepted into the Historic Hotels of America and has received Texas State Landmark Status. As Houston’s first and most enduring boutique hotel, the Lancaster is also the only historic hotel in the city of Houston that is owned and operated by descendants of the original developer. With all of the charm of days gone by but many modern amenities, the Lancaster Hotel is a calm, tranquil setting where families can relax after a long day of sight-seeing, surrounded by 19th century artwork, distinctive furnishings and lavish decor.
The elegant furnishings, ornate lobby, dedicated service staff and amenities offered by the Lancaster Hotel have helped to make it a four-star property.
Per-night rates at the Lancaster hotel average between $114 and $489, but can fluctuate depending upon the season. The Hotel also offers a variety of special events, seasonal packages and promotional offers that do affect the price upon making reservations. Children under the age of twelve do not incur additional occupancy charges.
The primary amenities of the Lancaster Hotel include access to a Fitness Center, a Business Center, High-speed wireless Internet access, room service, courtesy car service, full service on-site bar and restaurant, same-day dry cleaning services, daily newspaper delivery, valet parking services and in-room dining. Breakfast buffet, hosted wine receptions on evenings from Monday through Thursday and lobby coffee service are also included for guests. Animals are not only welcome at the Lancaster Hotel, but can get the star treatment themselves with special beds or scratching posts if their owners take advantage of the pet-friendly promotional specials.
Deluxe Queen and King rooms include comfortable seating areas, well-lit work space, down duvets, feather pillows, cordless telephones, coffee maker, HDTVs, full-size ironing boards and irons. The 580-square-foot Deluxe Suites, feature king-sized poster beds in separate bedrooms, sizable living areas and a dining room. Deluxe suites also feature a wet bar.
Executive Suites are the largest, most luxurious options that the Lancaster Hotel offers, with 1270 square feet of living space, full kitchens, full-sized dining room tables and a king-sized poster bed in the bedroom. The Presidential Suite, at 700 square feet, is smaller than the Executive Suite but does feature high ceilings, arched windows and a beautiful view of the downtown Houston skyline.
If you’re considering the Lancaster Hotel for your next family vacation due to its proximity to the theatre district and rich, colorful history, you and your children may find that the Company Onstage, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Miller Outdoor Theater, AD Players Children’s Theater and Arts Alliance at Clear Lake are attractions that are more your speed. These artsy destinations celebrate creativity and encourage imagination, making them ideal choices for artistic types among the smaller set.
Because the Lancaster Hotel is located in the theatre district, convenient to the business and entertainment districts, there’s a variety of entertainment options available within walking distance. Some of Houston’s most prestigious, celebrated restaurants are in the surrounding neighborhoods, close enough to easily reach. Performances at Jones Hall, The House of Blues and all of the venues within the theatre district are close enough to take in, even on short notice, provided that the event hasn’t sold out. The extremely diverse culture of Houston has also created a strong culinary culture that celebrates the exotic foods from around the globe that you may not initially expect to find in Texas.
Taking in the sights of a new city together is one of the primary reason why parents choose to vacation with their children, as a family. We understand, however, that even the most dedicated parents need a bit of grown-up time on their vacation, as well. That’s why we offer our in-room services to guests of the Lancaster Hotel, whether you simply need to slip away for the evening or will require the services of a temporary childcare provider for the duration of your stay. All of our nannies are diligently pre-screened and vetted through our comprehensive background checking service, which verifies past employment and experience, combs through public records for any arrests, convictions or moving violations and compares the identity of each applicant against the National Sex Offender Registry to ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy your time out with no worries about the safety, dependability or criminal history of the person caring for your children.