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Lancaster Arts Hotel
Ranked #5 of 38 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
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“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Great service, beautiful hotel. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, my room was clean and comfortable. Turn down service left a rose and chocolates - really nice touch! I will definitely stay here again.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank Mary Anne B
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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236 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

I had great expectations after reading previous reviews,Its location is OK, 10 minute walk to town.
Building is an old warehouse that has been renovated to a good standard with original artwork everywhere, nice touch. The reception staff were friendly, however I would not put them as over helpful, just doing a job. Our room was next to the elevator and other than hearing a few people come in, it was quiet. We found the room temperature to be a little warm and dry, we probably could have set that better ourselves, the shower water pressure was weak and difficult to get the correct temperature, hot or cold were the choices.
The hotel has an onsite restaurant and bar. We did not eat here, were nearly tempted, but had reservations elsewhere. however did try to get a drink on our return at 10-30pm, the bar was busy and noisy, we could not get anywhere near it to order, so we went to bed.
Breakfast was "poor" it is described as a continental, however very little choice, some of the major chains Hampton and HI Express do a much better job and coffee was lousy.
Overall experience was average, It could be a big hit as it has all the parts to be Excellent, however it currently misses and is not worth the rates they currently charge, such a shame.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ceilings
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

A beautiful small hotel with private indoor parking a few blocks from the center of the city and a few blocks from Franklin and Marshall. An ideal location.
The staff is competent and friendly. The front desk functions quite well and a request for foam pillows brought a response within minutes. Our large suite had a couch/TV area near the door and then an angular flow into a very large king bedroom. A well appointed two sink bathroom completed this very gracious room. The exposed brick, heavy wooden blinds, track lighting and vintage wood floors complete this upscale suite. Treat yourself to room 219.
And now the problem - in the middle of an area known for its jams, pastries and breads - the LAH serves a breakfast that is much less interesting than Hampton Inns. Yes, they have china and silverware, but they use little high fructose jelly packages found in diners, commercial breads and bagels, microwave oatmeal and Drake's pastries. Not an ounce of anything interesting except for the local very good apple butter. Even their honey, I love honey, had a local label but was a mix of "American Canadian and Argentinian honeys". They need to dramatically rethink this part of their role as your "innkeeper".
Go out the front door of the hotel, turn the corner, walk four or five block and turn right. Then walk about a mile to Wheatland, the James Bucanan homestead. The farther u walk the more affluent and different the homes become. A great lesson on 1900 neighborhoods and architecture...Federalist, Italianate, Beaux Art, Queen Anne, Second Empire.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sjf09
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San Diego
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89 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

I had the honor of staying at the Lancaster Arts Hotel. It was a tobacco warehouse in the 1800's and you can still find the charm in every area of the hotel. It is located in uptown Lancaster and is a easy walk to shops, galleries and resturants. Original artwork from local artists hangs thru- out the hotel. The lobby is decked out with very comfy sofas and chairs. We had drinks while playing chess and tic-tac toe. The rooms have a rustic luxury about them. Ours was very comfortable and quite.

This is a must stay hotel if you are in the neighboor.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LadyASanDiego
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Washington, DC
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Stayed there with family will visitng the PA dutch county. The rooms are comfortable, and staff is helpful. Breakfast is included and is very good. It is not downtown, but very close and it has parking inside.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dolcevita75
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Englewood, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Stayed for one night while my son visited Franklin and Marshall College. Lovely space, loaded with local artwork. Room was perfect-- excellent shower (always a plus). Very helpful and friendly staff. The real treat was the dinner I had at the hotel restaurant. Delicious. Local ingredients. Great selection of wines. Will be my go-to hotel for my college visits.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank david e
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Rochester, New York
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Staying at the Lancaster Arts Hotel is an experience that includes beautiful, clean, spacious rooms, decorated with original artwork, excellent & friendly service and a very nice continental breakfast. The price was no more than other chain hotels in the area, and the extra touches at the hotel make it unique.

I would definitely recommend this hotel; the only downfall was the single, very slow elevator.

Room Tip: even the lowest point price room had a Jacuzzi tub!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank susielou51
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Property: Lancaster Arts Hotel
Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 38 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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