The Lancaster Hotel has closed for necessary renovations due to storm damage.
Houston’s first boutique hotel, the Lancaster is also the oldest continually operating hotel in town. Built in 1926 by Sicilian-born Houston investor Michele DeGeorge, it’s still in his family—independently owned and operated by five of his great grandchildren. Commensurately, it has a personal touch and an emphasis on service that adds to the charm of the intimate Italian renaissance style hotel.
A $10 million renovation in 2013 breathed new life and tech upgrades into the lobby (with stately columns, chevron floors, and a grand staircase leading to the mezzanine level), meeting rooms, and all guest rooms and suites. Rich in Houston history, the hotel was named a Texas historic landmark in 1984 and recently became the city’s only member of Historic Hotels of America. Rooms are comfortable and immaculate—albeit cozy quarters. And just as if you were a guest in a friend’s home, there’s complimentary Wi-Fi and a full-service American breakfast buffet with coffee, housemade scones, granola, fruits, farm-to-table eggs, bacon, and sausage.