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Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Ranked #11 of 40 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We booked this hotel for a very good price with government employee discount, so I can't complain about the price. It was a walk to parking garage,unless you chose valet parking, which we usually do not like to do. Internet was an increased cost of $12, so I chose not to get online. Parking would have been $18 per day for self park, but with government discount was only $5. Great deal!!! Unfortunately there was a concert right next door, Five Finger Death Punch, which let some pretty weird looking characters within the hotel. My husband rode down the elevator Monday morning with a man in a hoodie with a pretty beat up face. I suppose a casualty from the night before. There was a fight going on when we got there with police on horseback at the ready, which was pretty cool to see for this rural gal, but made my husband kind of nervous.

The room was everything you would expect from a Marriott. Not as nice as a J.W. Marriott, but close. We did not eat here or order room service, so I can't comment on other amenities. We did watch an in-room pay per view movie to kill a couple of hours at a cost of $18. (The Butler, with Oprah Winfrey, etc.). Total cost for this visit of 2 nights, with the movie, was around $250.00. We did not get out to walk around downtown, but did eat just down the street at Annie Baileys Irish Pub. Great Food.

Room Tip: Check the Marriott website directly and look for discounts. I tried AAA, but the government rate ble...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We had stayed there in Aug of 2013, We had two rooms although it was very crowded do to the fact that there was two weddings going on at the same time.The Bedding was excellent firm extra pillows The ac worked great also .Lavishly appointed Bathrooms with all things that you would need if staying overnight or for a few days as we did ! The gym downstairs was nice lots of cardio to do huge flat panel plus many smaller one's while you work your pounds off ! The indoor pool was nice although only 3 & 4 feet deep .We were there for FIRST FRIDAY, Which was very cool and feels like the Village /NYC vibe. Each first friday of each month year round.The Breakfest brunch was not as expected Wasn't worth the money, Tastier and cheaper at any local joint, Terrible food at such a classy Hotel. And the $30. per night Valet parking, OUCH !! I FEEL LIKE I'm in Boston Mass, or NYC 4 NIGHT $120, WITHOUT TIP FOR PARKING ONLY !! Had the parking been free for hotel guest that would make a world of difference .If self parked then $18.00 per night walk 1/2 block away. ?? Checkout priceline.com better than rack rate plus everything else.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stayed here for a wedding in August. Being that we were out and about most of the time this hotel was very accommodating. We were able to check in a bit earlier and get ready in time. The people at the front desk were very nice and helpful. The rooms were very clean and spacious. Spent some time at the hotel bar after the wedding and had a great time. This hotel was not too far from Hershey park (about 45 minutes) so we were able to go there the next day. I would recommend staying at this hotel.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Nice facility is nice location. Good facilities and great service. Very hospitable staff. Centrally located and adjacent to nice restaurants and bars. Local ghost tours in and around Penn Square. Nice spa, pool, and jacuzzi.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

The hotel itself is nice, with the same general Marriott experience. In fact, our 2 year old commented that it was the same as the Washington Marriott we stayed in earlier. But $18 + tax per day is way too much for parking in Lancaster, when almost any other hotel (granted, not in downtown) is free. The service (check-in, crib) was nice but not exceptional. For families, I'd probably go elsewhere, as this is geared toward business travelers (as might be expected).

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
2  Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Stayed on a Saturday with friends at the Marriott Penn Square to enjoy dinner and drinks in the market district. The hotel was beautiful and ideally situated. The hotel bar had a great crowd as well. Parking was a little salty, but otherwise a fantastic stay.

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Went there for a conference, room was comfortable but covered with dust, they charge you the internet, wasn't able to set the code for the safety deposit box, I've reported this to front desk with no success.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Address: 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3918
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Lancaster
#9 Family Hotel in Lancaster
#10 Romantic Hotel in Lancaster
Price Range: £130 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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