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Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster

3-star3 stars
75 Market StreetLancasterEnglandLA1 1HPUnited Kingdom

3-star hotel in Lancaster with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Good internet service
Vibe is not too good
Could use a good cleaning
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Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster

from $58
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 55 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built 1625
  • Elevator/lift
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster’s small print

Also known as

  • Royal Kings Arms
  • Royal Kings Arms Hotel
  • Royal Kings Arms Hotel Lancaster
  • Royal Kings Arms Lancaster
  • Royal Kings Hotel

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 5 per stay

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster


  • Lancaster City Museum - 2 min walk
  • Cottage Museum - 2 min walk
  • Judges' Lodgings - 3 min walk
  • Lancaster Castle - 3 min walk
  • Church of St Mary - 4 min walk
  • St John's Historic Church - 5 min walk
  • Grand Theater - 6 min walk
  • The Dukes - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Lancaster Station - 4 min walk
  • Carnforth Station - 14 min drive
  • Lancaster Heysham Port Station - 16 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 20 reviews

Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster
Very Good8.0
The hotel is close to the Railway Station and sits close to the Castle and City Centre. Ideal for travellers on foot.
Malcolm, gb1 night trip
Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster
Starting with the pro's: This is a hotel in a great location, central to Lancaster in a (potentially) lovely old building which must have been wonderful in its day. There's also a cheap car park round the back which is convenient for getting in and out. Now on to the negatives. Firstly, the hotel was undergoing a huge refurbishment in the ground floor which was not communicated to us whatsoever during booking. On first glance, the room seemed nice, but dated and smelt of damp. An old four-poster bed (covered in dust on the woodwork), but a lovely view of the castle and a nice seating area. The bathroom had mold up the walls and very old. When we got to our room after our night out, the room was leaking badly from the roof above. Water was pouring out from the ceiling on to our bed - management later told us that it was because the shower in the room above had been left on, after speaking to the people in that room, they told us the shower was broken and it couldn't be turned off (they also had to move rooms). The new room was also extremely damp. Wallpaper was peeling off the walls with lots of watermarks. The staff were friendly and apologetic in the morning, and knocked £10 off the bill, but ultimately the hotel was an awful experience in every way.
Nimbus, gb1 night trip
Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster
Very Good8.0
lovely hotel
The staff were very friendly and despite the refurbishment going on the hotel was amazingly clean and tidy.
Juliet, gb1 night trip
Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster
Good location
Really good, the shower jammed on but it was dealt with as soon as I reported it.
A, gb1 night trip
Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster
Very Good8.0
Location cannot be beaten. Refurbishment underway!
I have stayed at the King's Arms for many years in a row, as this is the venue for an annual reunion event which I attend every year. The primary reason for staying at the hotel is its location. It cannot be beaten if on a trip to Lancaster. Town centre location. 2 min walk to the train station. No taxis required to get from A to B. Only hotel in Lancaster with on-site city centre parking. However, for the last 25 years the hotel and décor has not been updated.... until now. New owners came in last August and are pumping a considerable amount of money into revamping the whole place. Although not yet complete, there will be a new brasserie, cocktail bar, restaurant, etc etc. However, they are still in the middle of this refurbishment at the moment and there is still work going on and it will be hit or miss whether you are allocated a newly refurbished room or one of the older rooms (I stayed in one of the 'older' rooms which as I am used to staying at the hotel. I didn't mind but would have preferred one of the refurbed rooms)! Hotel staff all very polite and professional. Had a good chat with the new manager and again very professional and keen to gain our feedback and inform us of the refurbishment programme. Don’t expect luxurious surroundings at the moment…but it should be fantastic when complete.
Mark, gb1 night trip with friends

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Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster

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