The Lancaster Hotel
2525 West Loop South, Houston
| +1 800-231-0336
Photo courtesy of The Lancaster Hotel
The Lancaster HotelHouston’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.