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The Hotel Lancaster

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Don't stay here if going to Spooky Nook. The rooms are disgusting. Breakfast consists of one loaf of bread everyone has to fight over in a 3x5 galley kitchen. The staff is rude and if they know you are with a group for Spooky Nook they treat you like ugly step children. John Meeder should be ashamed to be associated...

1Thank John D
Lori H, General Manager at The Hotel Lancaster, responded to this review

We apologize if you did not enjoy your stay with us. We take your comments very seriously and tried to locate your reservation so we could contact you. We were unable to find your reservation. Please contact me directly so I can gather more information about your visit. My email is gm@thehotellancaster.com. Thank you.

Dexter, New York
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We had never been to Lancaster and booked our rooms not knowing what to expect. The hotel is located downtown and downtown is busy! We were expecting a slower paced Amish community but Lancaster is Busy! The hotel is in the heart of downtown and very close to many restaurants and is within walking distance to the central market and...

1Thank Susan F
Lori H, General Manager at The Hotel Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We are delighted to know you enjoyed our hotel and had a great time exploring Downtown Lancaster. Being located in the heart of the Downtown allows our Guests to walk to many terrific restaurants and pubs, shoppes, art galleries and theaters. We appreciate your review and look forward to having you stay...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 March 2017

wall plugs behind tables and cupboard both sets on both wall computer lamp yr own lap top cant be plugged in at same time telephone in room not working vicious Chinese man on phone when ordering take out no meat in the beef entrée no stationary no frig no bar to hold onto in tub

1Thank playwright150
Lori H, General Manager at The Hotel Lancaster, responded to this review

We apologize if our Guest room did not meet your expectations. Due to the age of our building, we try to provide additional outlet plugs in our lamps to allow for recharging. We do not understand your comment about your food order. At this time, we do not offer any food service within our hotel. We would appreciate you contacting...

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Four years of quality care, nook and cranny clean, breakfast and courtesy allow us to look forward to our stay each year. We cannot rave about The Music without recommending our favorite place to rest! BTW, fabulous pillows!

Thank Virginia R
Lori H, General Manager at The Hotel Lancaster, responded to this review

We are so delighted to know you have stayed with us for each of the Roots and Blues Festivals! Thank you for making us your hotel of choice! Thank you for complimenting our Team and hotel and naming us your "favorite" place! Our pillows receive lots of positive comments and we are glad you enjoyed sleeping on them. Thank you...

York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This was our 3rd year staying at The Hotel Lancaster for the festival. Ideal location for visiting downtown Lancaster. Park your car in the adjacent garage and walk to venues and restaurants. Hotel staff is friendly and accommodating. Rooms are very nice, beds are comfortable. Excellent value.

Thank RussWatson
Lori H, General Manager at The Hotel Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5-Star rating! We are so glad to hear that you really enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for choosing to stay with us for the third year in a row. Our central location in the heart of Downtown Lancaster makes is fun and easy to explore the city. We look forward to seeing you again...

New Jersey
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My wife and I were here with two other couples for the Roots and Blues Festival. We couldn't have picked a better hotel. Right in the middle of everything that was going on for the weekend. They give you a discount on parking next door. Super clean, excellent bedding and comfortable room. Yes the bathroom is a little small but...

Thank dbk680
Lori H, General Manager at The Hotel Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us during the Roots and Blues Music Festival! Guest satisfaction is our number one priority so we are so pleased to hear that our Team succeeded in making you comfortable and happy during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon when you come back to Lancaster!

Reading, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The king suite was enormous, great for a family, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Fantastic location too, right downtown near shopping, art galleries, restaurants, art museum, and a 15-minute walk from Franklin and Marshall College. Highly recommended!

1Thank vovka1965
Lori H, General Manager at The Hotel Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing our hotel. We appreciate your kind words and overall satisfaction. We have many Franklin and Marshall College family and friends stay with us and they appreciate our convenient location. There is always lots to do in the Downtown area! Thank you for staying with us!

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We live local but were in the city for a night out without the kids. Check in was quick and the lobby beautiful! Our room was clean and very comfortable. It was quiet, we had a great nights sleep. It was a beautiful morning so we grabbed a muffin and OJ from the continental breakfast and took a walk downtown....

1Thank welk1824
Lori H, General Manager at The Hotel Lancaster, responded to this review

We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay with us! Downtown Lancaster offers so many fun and exciting things to do for our local Guests, as well as out-of-town Guests. Thank you for recommending our hotel! We look forward to you planning another "staycation" again!

Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

While the hotel was clean, it's very dated and the bathroom was tiny. However when you're away for one night cleanliness is all that really matters. The location was great for what we wanted to do. My biggest complaint comes from the extreme frustration of the people in the room next to us (which of course the hotel staff cannot...

Thank daisies5384
Lori H, General Manager at The Hotel Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to know that we met your cleanliness standards and you enjoyed our great location in Downtown Lancaster. We apologize for the unpleasant experience caused by other Guests in a room next to yours. I believe that a Guest Services Team Member addressed the noise disturbance...

Portage, Michigan
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Hotel Lancaster for business. Staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable about places in town to visit. Rooms were clean and very comfortable. Planning on staying next time I visit for business.

Thank keeper127
Lori H, General Manager at The Hotel Lancaster, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We appreciate your kind words and overall hotel satisfaction. We'll look forward to seeing you the next time your business brings you to Lancaster!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover Downtown Lancaster and stay with us, The Hotel Lancaster! We're the perfect location for your business, leisure and romantic trip to Lancaster. Enjoy free WIFI, a free "Lancaster" continental breakfast and our crisp newly designed and spacious rooms. Relax in our bright new lobby and enjoy the very best of our historic Lancaster neighborhood, featuring dozens of restaurants, museums and cultural sites! Plus, The Hotel Lancaster is the closest independent hotel to the Lancaster Convention Center, and footsteps to the Fulton Theater, Central Market and many nearby corporate Headquarters. Spooky Nook, Sight & Sound, Amish attractions and outlet shopping are minutes away from The Hotel Lancaster! Come be our guest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hotel Lancaster

Address: 26 E Chestnut St, North Queen & Chestnut Streets, Lancaster, PA 17602-2702
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Price Range: €113 - €176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Hotel Lancaster 2.5*
Number of rooms: 134
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