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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 41 hotels in Lancaster
Travelers' Choice

Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Lancaster does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Lancaster Arts Hotel, a nice option for travelers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Annex 24 Gallery (0.4 mi) and Trinity Lutheran Church (0.8 mi) make Lancaster Arts Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Lancaster.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Lancaster Arts Hotel features a 24 hour front desk and room service. In addition, as a valued Lancaster Arts Hotel guest, you can enjoy a fitness center and a lounge that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the sushi restaurants, including Dragon Hibachi & Sushi Buffet, Sakura, and Yuzu Asian Cuisine, all of which are a short distance from Lancaster Arts Hotel.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular historic sites such as The Amish Farm and House, Wheatland, and Rock Ford Plantation.

Lancaster Arts Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Lancaster.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Parking garage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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George wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
Very unique place with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Walking distance from city centre with great restaurants around the corner. The receptionists are super professionals and friendly at the same time. Great experience.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from MJ Lee, Guest Services / Front Office at Lancaster Arts Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Karagiag, Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Lancaster Arts Hotel! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip. I will make sure to share your kind words with my team at the Inspiration Desk - thank you! Safe travels, we hope to see you again in the New Year! Sincerely, M.J.
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Joy J wrote a review Dec 2020
West Chester, Pennsylvania4 contributions
Beautifully decorated, great service, clean rooms, free parking. Safe ten minute walk to the main downtown area. Love the whole feel of this hotel. If you want sterile, go to a chain. Our room was not noisy as other reviewers suggested however it is a downtown hotel so bring ear plugs in case. If you want comfy and cool, stay at the Lancaster Arts Hotel!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from MJ Lee, Guest Services / Front Office at Lancaster Arts Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 26ljoyj, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Lancaster Arts Hotel and providing your valuable feedback! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Safe travels, we hope to be able to serve you again soon! Sincerely, Lancaster Arts Hotel Management
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Johanna M wrote a review Dec 2020
Saint Joseph, Illinois18 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved the Lancaster Arts hotel. Historic hotel in downtown Lancaster, very nice. Had a great room with a view of the Christmas show across the street. They are handling COVID very well. Every day got a bag of clean towels, garbage bags and waters outside our room and we could just replace with all the dirty and set back outside. Great breakfast with everything individually wrapped! Overall great stay, would highly recommend. Walls a little thin, first three nights no one staying near us but last night someone was put right next to us and we could hear everything they were saying. Other than that, it was just perfect. Very friendly staff!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from MJ Lee, Guest Services / Front Office at Lancaster Arts Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear JohannaM223, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Lancaster Arts Hotel and for taking the time to share your valuable feedback! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay. We will do everything we can to help mitigate the noise between our guests in the future - thank you for bringing this to our attention! Safe travels, we hope to be able to serve you again soon. Sincerely,
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Rennie wrote a review Nov 2020
19 contributions
As a solo female traveler new to Lancaster, I was seeking a clean, not-shady hotel for a brief stay. Thanks to quality reviews from previous guests (and a sweet HotelTonight deal), I chose the gem that is Lancaster Arts Hotel. If life ever brings me back to PA, this hotel will probably be where I kick up my feet again. Each of the staff members I interacted with were superb. They made my stay a breeze and were able to answer all of my questions without making me feel like I was a bother. What's more, everyone was welcoming and friendly—a nice break from establishments that treat guests like pandemic pariahs. Specific shoutouts to Ashly, who helped me check out, and Tracy (I think that was her name!), the cleaning maven who went out of her way to personally show me the in-hotel route to the parking garage. Speaking of the garage, parking spaces were plentiful, whether you wanted a covered space or an outdoor spot. A second level offers extra spaces in case it's a busy day. My room was a standard offering with a queen bed. I found my accommodations to be neat and clean (with a couple of exceptions—see photos). The room's temperature was perfect, especially given the heat and humidity outside. The in-room wine cooler was a nice touch, as was the drawing pad inviting guests to contribute art of their own to the hotel. The brick wall and worn plank floors made me smile, as they were a nice departure from the drab carpets and bland wallpaper found in typical hotel rooms. The bathroom was spacious, and I appreciated the walk-in shower (tub fans may wish to ask for a different room). Sizable shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers made me do an actual fistpump when I discovered them (I have a LOT of hair, rendering traditional complimentary toiletries inadequate). Due to Caution in the Age of COVID, fresh towels and additional amenities arrived the next morning in a bag outside my room. (I stayed only two nights, so I'm not sure what the room-cleaning regimen is for longer sojourns.) I found only two notable downsides to the hotel: (1) Night light. The area around the hotel is well lit—great for wandering around at night, not so fab for sleep. There are no curtains (only blinds), and the wine cooler emits a strong light, so if your eyes are on the sensitive side, bring a sleepmask with you. (2) Lack of soundproofing. Part of preserving the building means keeping original walls and such, but oh boy, you can hear everything. I was stationed by the elevator and could hear each arrival and departure, as well as folks wandering up and down the halls. Fortunately, my nextdoor neighbors were pretty quiet, and I kept my TV volume very low out of courtesy. The real litmus test came the second night, when a woman began screaming at the man in the room across the hall. She beat on the door and even straight-up roundhouse-kicked it(!). I know that this surprise midnight madness was outside of the hotel's control, but it sounded like the woman was railing on ~my~ door instead of the one across the way. So... some more robust soundproofing would be nice. :) Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Lancaster Arts Hotel. The location was terrific, the amenities were plentiful, the artsy ambiance was fun, and the staff was outstanding. I would love to see the hotel in its full non-COVID glory someday. Curtains and soundproofing measures would go a long way toward making a good stay even better, but I'll still recommend this venue to friends heading up to Lancaster.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from MJ Lee, Guest Services / Front Office at Lancaster Arts Hotel
Responded Nov 18, 2020
Dear RennieKay, Thank you so much for joining us here at the Lancaster Arts Hotel and sharing your valuable feedback! I am so glad that you felt safe and welcome during your stay. I also really enjoy the shampoo & conditioner dispensers as opposed to the tiny bottles you usually find in hotels! I was surprised to hear about the noise incident you experienced the second night of your stay - I sincerely hope it didn't take away from the overall experience of your trip. We will do everything we can to find a soundproofing solution in order to ensure that was an isolated incidence. Thanks again for staying! Safe travels, we hope to serve you again whenever they bring you back to Lancaster! Best Wishes, M.J. Lee Front Office Manager
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mombawb wrote a review Sep 2020
31 contributions2 helpful votes
To start, there was ample, covered parking. The clerk was very pleasant and helpful. We felt very safe, despite the recent unrest downtown Lancaster. The grounds were very nice. The room was great: clean, whirlpool, Saratoga water provided, plenty of clean towels, amenities, and it was quiet. Everything was great. We arrived late so we ate only breakfast. The breakfast was very minimal, but we understood because of the recent Covid shutdown and business has not been built up yet. We would certainly recommend the Lancaster Arts hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: The roomed seemed like a VIP suite, it had a whirlpool, king bed, sofa, very spacious and...
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Response from Lee Lemelman, Sales at Lancaster Arts Hotel
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to Review our Historic Property. We take great pride in offering inspiring service to each and every guest. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the near future. Lee L Director of Sales and Service
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lancaster Arts Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Lancaster Arts Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Clipper Magazine Stadium (0.2 miles), Zoetropolis (0.1 miles), and DogStar Books (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lancaster Arts Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lancaster Arts Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lancaster Arts Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lancaster Arts Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include John J. Jeffries, Checkers Bistro, and Luca on James.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lancaster Arts Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Lancaster Arts Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Lancaster.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lancaster Arts Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lancaster Arts Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lancaster Arts Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Lancaster Arts Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting President James Buchanan's Wheatland (1.0 miles), Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge (4.4 miles), and Trinity Lutheran Church (0.9 miles).