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“Great location in lively downtown Lancaster” 4 of 5 stars
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Lancaster Arts Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602   |  
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Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Upstate NY
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great location in lively downtown Lancaster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We spent a long weekend in Lancaster and enjoyed greatly our stay at the Lancaster Arts hotel. The only blemish was that we needed an early dinner before a theater performance on Saturday and were informed when we went to the hotel restaurant that they were fully booked. It would have been helpful if we could have been warned when we checked in on Friday. Breakfasts are pretty minimal and we are accustomed to much stronger coffee so found the weak coffee disappointing

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This was a wonderful, fun, eclectic and great hotel with one caveat. Make sure your room is not anywhere near an ice maker or the elevator. The walls are thin and you can hear everything. Street noise on the weekends also bothersome. The hotel and staff in and of itself is exceptional with the room amenities very nice and beds super comfy and turn down service a treat. Everyone from the front desk to the room stylists were friendly, accomodating and simply wonderful! The hotel restaurant was delicious with exceptional bar service. The area fun and eclectic. Make sure to use one of the hotels bikes and have fun exploring the area - only make sure it is later in the day in particular on the weekends as the area is not too biker friendly and the traffic difficult to navigate on bicycle. Later in the day on a saturday was a breeze. Breakfast buffett not up to par with quality of the hotel with premade breakfast items lacking fresh foods, but suffices. I highly recommend this hotel with the room location being something to keep in mind.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chardon, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and two adult daughters spent the weekend at the Lancaster Arts Hotel. What a find! We were there to check out Sight and Sound Theater in Strasburg for the first time. It was about a 20 min. drive.

We had a lovely room that was plenty big enough for us. The brick walls and the art work throughout the hotel were a nice change from the typical hotel room. The window even opened giving us the much appreciated warm spring air.

We had no issues with noise. The bathroom was large and airy and modern. The lobby is very
impressive and the breakfast included was better than most. Real fresh fruit, cheese, yogurt with toppings, granola, egg wraps, the usual bagels etc...great coffee. It was just right.

The location is wonderful, we were able to walk from the hotel into the Arts district, have dinner and continue checking out the area. We felt safe and the walk was very doable. It is a historic area which I love. We would go there again.

It is a bit expensive compared to other hotels but if you want an experience rather than just a place to sleep it is worth it.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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113 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Funky hotel located in downtown Lancaster. Comfortable bed. Enormous bathroom. Pleasant, helpful staff. Breakfast included hard boiled eggs, yogur,t cereals, juices, waffles, hot chocolate. All nice! Free parking, would definitely return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was my first time staying at the Lancaster Arts Hotel. I was in the area for business and the hotel was recommended to me as an alternative to the national chains. The check and check out process was easy. A rose with turn down service was a pleasant surprise. I found the room to be well decorated and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom very nice and the double vanity was added bonus. There was also a wine fridge in the room. My room was next to the elevator, and fortunately I never heard it. The only issue I had with the room was the jacuzzi in the room, it seemed to be out of place with the type of hotel and ambiance that the management has created. I thought that was unecessary. Overall, I would stay at the Lancaster Arts Hotel if business or personal reasons take me back to Lancaster.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florence, Montana
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111 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel numerous times and have always had a pleasant experience.

It is very clean and well-maintained. Staff are very friendly and accomodating. They even have an evening turndown service with chocolates on your pillow.

FYI, I didn't know this until a colleague told me, but the blue bottles of water in the room are complimentary. No need to be afraid to drink one.

I even got a free upgrade to a suite on this trip, which was very nice! The suite has a separate sitting area with a hot tub. It is very spacious.

Breakfast buffet is good and included in the rate.

Just down the street a few blocks is Iron Hill Brewery - an excellent place for local brews and outstanding food. Try the crab cakes.

Hotel is only a short walk from Franklin & Marshall College.

Room Tip: If you're extremely sensitive to noise, you might prefer a room on the backside (away from the m...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is the second time I stayed here. The rooms are beautiful and the hotel has unique artwork throughout. Excellent bartender and atmosphere. I will definitely go back. I have never stayed in a hotel with such a large shower!

Room Tip: huge bathroom, chocolates on the pillow and a rose, unique artwork throughout good bar!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 300 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lancaster Arts Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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