We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Great wee hotel in a good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lancaster Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Lancaster Hotel
Ranked #20 of 432 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
NE Scotland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great wee hotel in a good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights mid September. We found the staff very helpful and the hotel was perfectly adequate. It was very clean, very well laid out and very comfortable. The buffet breakfast whilst not vast was all that is really needed and offered enough choice.
The hotel is reasonably central, a 10/15 walk from the nearest subway. It is very near a lovely park and the Design Museum. Also not far from a great selection of bars and restaurants.
We enjoyed the cocktails!!! The cocktail bars have a 'happy hour' which involves free food with your cocktail. The cocktails are huge compared to what you get at home, but are a bit more expensive. Although we did find one bar that did cocktails for €5!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Shuna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

740 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    409
    289
    33
    7
    2
See reviews for
109
374
52
92
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (68)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
NYC
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is your average hotel. It was clean, but the interior is weathered. It's not dirty, but it does feel old. For a 3-star hotel in Italy, this is exactly what you'd expect. If you're just looking for a place to stay for the night, this is a solid option. The location is pretty good. It's about a 15 minute walk to the castle (thru the park) and 20 minute walk to the Duomo.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank PapaBear2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lawrence, Kansas
Level Contributor
42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

We spent two nights in this charming hotel in Milan. The location is not far from the Cadorna train station. It is a lovely location-within a 5 minute walk of via Sempione and the park, Sforzesco Castle, and square. We had a beautiful room with a balcony. It was on the back side, so it was quiet. We were very safe and walked around on the well-lit streets at night. The staff was delightful! They were very helpful, and provided me with gluten-free food options. We would go back there in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room with a view!
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank GypsyGirlinLawrence
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

I recently stayed at the Lancaster for 3 nights in July. It's in a lovely suburb of Milan about 15-20 minutes walk from the Duomo or less than 10 minutes to the metro and near some great historical sites. The rooms are clean, the staff are professional and friendly and the breakfast decent. There are many restaurants nearby as well as a well stocked supermarket. An overall great value mid budget hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jody B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
64 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Stayed for 5 nights, this is the 2nd visit to this hotel and both times it has been great. The hotel is well kept, very clean, not the most modern but very well looked after giving it a lot of character. Check in was a breeze, the reception staff are very friendly and helpful with maps and places to visit in a Milan. The breakfast has been the best on our trip through Europe offering a varied selection on foods and more than enough for everyone even if you arrive 5 minutes before it finishes. And they make great coffee, we have struggled to find good coffee but hotel lancaster delivered. Huge number of tv channels on offer but not all italian, ask reception and they will explain how to convert movies into English and so forth. They hotel rooms are large, the beds are firm but nice and the bathrooms are large, the hotel also has a lift. It's located in the Sempione area, not the closest to the city centre but not too far away either. It's just near china town and also the Triumph Ark where there is a nice little street containing great restaurants and some nightlife. I would stay here again for sure, but if you want to be in the thick of the centre of Milano it will cost you, stay here it's excellent value for money.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Andrew700
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edina, Minnesota
Level Contributor
71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

This hotel is comfortable and well located with excellent service. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room quiet. Although the decor may seem somewhat dated, the hotel is excellent in every respect. This family run hotel has exceptional service with the staff making good suggestions about where to go, what to see and where to eat. There are many restaurants and trams nearby. However, the hotel is walkable to all historical areas and main shopping. Take the Grand City tour which takes you to the main historical places in the city and includes a visit to see The Last Supper. Don't miss the open air market near Via Monti which has great deals on clothing, shoes and food.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kathy88888
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Pros:
- The room was clean and spacious.
- When she could be bothered, the first receptionist was friendly enough.
- The hotel's a short walk from the big park and about 20 minutes walk from the centre, so a decent location.

Cons:
- We booked here because we were told they had parking. What they actually did was sell us tickets for street parking - cue half an hour of driving around trying to find a space, which was exactly the scenario we had wanted to avoid after a few long days' work.
- The receptionist kept our passports for about an hour to 'process' our check in. She could not understand why we might be uncomfortable with the idea of leaving our passports unattended with a total stranger. Every other hotel we've ever stayed in has just quickly processed our passports in a few minutes while we waited. Why did she need so long?
- They took our keys every time we left the hotel. We were told that this happens 'everywhere'. I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt that they mean in Milan (because we have only experienced this once before - in a sleepy Cretian village where everyone just leaves their doors unlocked - not in the middle of a busy city), but even that would be a lie - the friends we met for dinner were astonished that the hotel had this procedure in place. It also hardly instilled confidence that when we returned, the receptionist was in a completely different room and our keys were just on her desk - anyone could have taken them and gone up to our room. Appalling security.
- The next morning, as we were checking out, the receptionist asked us if we were the 'noisy British couple' who had arrived late at night, drunk, who had kept everyone up. We felt that this was both rude and inappropriate. For the record - we barely drink alcohol, were completely sober when we returned from dinner and went straight to bed. What did they hope to achieve by accusing us of being drunk Brits? Do all of us Brits look alike or something? Yet another sour taste to add to a poor impression.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ecarylloh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Milan hotels
Milan Suite Hotel
#23 of 432 in Milan
4.5 of 5 bubbles 591 reviews
Stazione Centrale
Hotel Berna
Hotel Berna
#13 of 432 in Milan
4.5 of 5 bubbles 6,084 reviews
Stazione Centrale
Biocity Hotel
Biocity Hotel
#24 of 432 in Milan
4.5 of 5 bubbles 640 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Navigli
Residence & Hotel Aramis Milan Downtown
Citta Studi
Hotel Teco
Hotel Teco
#25 of 432 in Milan
4.5 of 5 bubbles 411 reviews
Enterprise Hotel
#30 of 432 in Milan
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,478 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Lancaster Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lancaster Hotel

Property: Lancaster Hotel
Address: Via Abbondio Sangiorgio 16, 20145 Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Milan
#31 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#40 Best Value Hotel in Milan
#47 Business Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lancaster Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lancaster Hotel offers 30 quiet rooms, decorated in a classic-contemporary style and equipped with all amenities and services: fast and free Wi-Fi, air conditioning with temperature control, LCD TV with a wide selection of domestic and foreign channels, mini bar and safe. In the common areas, guests have a reception and lounge bar (open 24/7), lobby and breakfast room. Near the hotel there are affiliated guarded parking and a large choice of clubs, bars and restaurants. The strategic location, the family atmosphere, environments with attention to details and a professional and courteous staff make it one of the best 3-star hotels in downtown Milan. The Lancaster Hotel is located between the convention center MiCo, the exhibition center Fieramilanocity and the residential area of Sempione Park, just a few steps from the Arch of Peace, in a central location but at the same time very quiet, from where you can easily reach the main attractions of Milan. The Triennale, the Sforza Castle, the Duomo, Piazza della Scala, Brera and other points of interest can be reached on foot in a few minutes, by a pleasant walk through the park. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets and Travelocity so you can book your Lancaster Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Lancaster Hotel Milan

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing