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“Great walkable conference venue” 4 of 5 stars
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Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603   |  
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Ranked #10 of 38 Hotels in Lancaster
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“Great walkable conference venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night for a conference held on location and had a great experience. The renovations are lovely and the lobby is stunning. I so appreciated the preserved historic structure the lobby was built around and the interpretation available to learn about this building.
Amazing central downtown location was perfect for walking in the city and exploring the sites like the great market!
Conference facilities and staff were good and the food was excellent. Evening dinner in a lower ballroom was very nice, well staffed and very swanky decor.
My room had a nice city view, even above the lower roof with its HVAC system. Very comfortable and well appointed. I would definitely recommend this stay and frequent it again.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My teenage daughter and I stayed at this hotel during the holidays and it was a perfect stay. The hotel lobby provides an old-style but updated entry, large and open, service was first-rate from everyone we encountered. The room itself was quite nice, larger than typical but otherwise what you would expect from upper tier newer Marriott. We even had a decent view. The location is ideal if you are interested in walking around Lancaster, with the market nearby and seemingly all of the downtown restaurants within walking distance. We did not eat at the hotel but the bar was packed when we came back from dinner. Parking is probably higher than you would expect but in a quick check at downtown garages it seemed to be the going rate. All in all, hard to see why you would stay anywhere else in Lancaster (we got a good price too).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were looking for a quick get away from NYC between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Since it was the holidays, the lobby was incredibly decorated. We checked in later in the evening to a nice clean, typical Marriott room. We ate dinner in the lobby bar - the food was delicious!
We were looking forward to using the spa, but the timing was not right and it seemed as if there were only two single rooms off the locker rooms that was considered the "Spa". The pool was awesome! It was quite empty when we took the children swimming on a snowy day.
We did enjoy the buffet breakfast one morning, but if you are used to a Marriott buffet, you might be slightly disappointed since the buffet is quite small.
Parking is quite expensive $16 a day to self park & an additional $12 for valet service. We chose to self park.
I would seriously suggest that you find time to visit The Lancaster Central Market across the street. Not only is it the oldest farmers market, the coffee at Mean Cup is incredible. We ate breakfast there twice. We also had a refrigerator in our room so we were able to purchase delicious food and drinks to bring home!
Word of warning - do not bring large denomination money to the hotel - they have limited change. We made the error of bringing a few $100 dollar bills. The check in person made an error with one of those marking pens and we were really quite embarrassed that they thought the bills were fake (I kid you not!). She apologized but it started the vacation a little tainted. The next day we ran to the bank to change them to smaller denomination bills.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the garage so we felt our car was safe.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Top-notch hotel. Helpful staff, great spaces, large rooms, comfy beds - terrific bar and restaurant downstairs. Location is perfect; close to shopping and restaurants. Highly recommend this hotel for business or leisure.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I was there with my 2 small children on a Stayca

Pros - Great location. Comfortable beds and bedding, large well appointed room, flat screen TV. Plenty of outlets to charge just about anything you bring. Clean, Quiet, great view of the city, Ben -one of the valets was awesome! The lobby was beautiful and festive. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast and everyone was accomodating. Pool area was clean but be careful on the wet tiles. The person at the front desk has excellent customer service skills-she is from Oreland, Pa (was very engaged when she checked us in). Room Service was delicious, prompt and hot.
What impressed me the most was that milk and warm cookies were delivered to our room a little bit later after we arrived.

Cons - Bathroom has a vent where you are able to hear voices from the other bathroom being used in another room (quite clearly). Parking was expensive.


Excellent all the way around and will def. be back.

Room Tip: Higher floored rooms have a great view of the city.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dundalk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

My husband and 2 daughters went to this hotel last Thanksgiving (2011) and had nothing but nice things to say. This year however, was different. We booked a little late and had to book the higher priced room. Although the room was beautiful and had an awesome view. After we arrived at our room our daughters were noticing lady bugs crawling on the windows. They were catching them....we were getting creeped out. We called the desk and as we were speaking, they found 3 or 4 more. The front desk seemed surprised by what we found. The bugs were on the curtains, window, etc. They sent a polite bellman up right away. He moved us to another room. We thought we would be given some type of credit for the hassle of moving to another room....we were already creeped out. We were leary that the next room (same type) would have a problem, but it was fine.
The pool is usually empty, since it's too cold. They only have 1 hot tub, which is pretty large, but it was always full. I finally got to get into it with my husband this year. The hotel is beautiful and it has a tree lighting in front of the hotel. A lot of people come from the area to watch. We had a hard time getting back to the hotel with some roads being blocked. But it was still a nice hotel.

Room Tip: I recommend a high floor, so it's quieter. Also book well in advance so you don't end up wi...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Pros - comfortable beds and bedding, large well appointed room, flat screen with some HD programming and a unique interface above the desk for plugging devices into the TV (basically the rear of the TV mounted on the wall), fast elevators, clean, quiet, a view of the city, valet parking, beautiful lobby, connection to conference center, nice looking restaurant though we didn't partake, but the thing that stood out the most for us the most was the service. Excellent all the way around. They even Christmas comped us on the morning coffee room service.

Cons - not too many; parking was more expensive than expected and had to seek out the valet inside but maybe that's because it was Christmas Eve.

No matter, we had a very enjoyable stay and will be back again.

Room Tip: The higher the room the better the view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Lancaster
#8 Romantic Hotel in Lancaster
#9 Family Hotel in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square 3.5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of historic downtown Lancaster, the integrated Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Center offers approachable grandeur and all the amenities discerning visitors expect. An exquisite combination of old and new architectural elements includes a 19th-Century Beaux Arts façade and breathtaking lobby with a city-block view down a magnificent interior street. All 299 luxurious guestrooms offer fantastic views, 37-inch LCD flat screen TVs, granite countertops, and deluxe pillow-top bedding. ... more   less 
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