I come to Houston all the time on business and have been hopping from hotel to hotel looking for the one I can settle on as a home away from home... someplace that doesn't have the head-board mounted to the wall. This is the place. The front desk staff were very welcoming on my entrance as were the valet staff. The rooms are super clean and have a feeling of being outfitted above the very reasonable price I paid to stay here. I especially enjoy that the hotel has brass fixtures throughout and most of the furnishings are old-school Texas period-looking items like the massive leather seats in the lobby.
The bistro is a bit more pricey than I normally look for however the food was delicious so I suppose the adage that one gets what one has paid for holds true. Dino, the bartender is a very pleasant and interesting fellow to chat with while demolishing the Lancaster Burger I had.
The buffet breakfast was better than most I have had while on the road and the wait staff was quite accommodating.
Michelle, the sales manager, was very helpful taking time to show me around the building and chatting about the history.
The train is only three blocks away which makes getting around very simple.
One thing I always note about anywhere I go is the attitude of the staff. Are they happy? Do they seem to be taken care of by the management? I must say that every person I ran into while staying here seemed to be very happy to work here and had genuine smiles on their faces. That makes a huge difference to me because I am a chatty guy and it is always more fun to talk to people who are happy themselves.
I have nothing to say that is negative about this hotel. Great stay. Clean clean clean. Service was superlative. Food was great. I am definitely coming back when in Houston.
THANKS LANCASTER STAFF!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently accepted into the Historic Hotels of America with Stately elegance and Outstanding service in a Historic Downtown location with Luxurious accommodations. These are the hallmarks of The Lancaster hotel. Here at The Lancaster Hotel in Downtown Houston, Texas, classic luxury and a grand tradition of hospitality blend perfectly with modern technology and warm, personalized service. Our stylish boutique hotel combines classic modern design, pampering services, amenities and superior comfort to exceed the expectations of the discriminating business or leisure traveler. The Lancaster is perfectly situated in Houston’s theater district near all the entertainment in downtown Houston, including Houston’s finest culinary, cultural and entertainment destinations. Experience luxurious comfort in our 93 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites designed with the amenities and ambiance you have come to expect from a luxury boutique hotel. Unwind in the plush comfort of down duvets and feather pillows, Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries, plush bathrobes; complimentary wireless high-speed Internet, complimentary courtesy car service to nearby attractions and businesses and much more. Relax with the knowledge that we are completely at your service. ... more less
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