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Royal Kings Arms

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Front of property
Standard Double Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Royal Kings Arms

Royal Kings Arms

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Lancaster with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.0/10 Good

167 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
75 Market Street, Lancaster, England, LA1 1HP
Main amenities
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Conference space
  • TV in a common area
  • Banquet hall
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Lancaster
  • Lancaster University - 13 min drive
  • Lake District National Park - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Lancaster Station - 4 min walk
  • Lancaster (XQL-Lancaster Train Station) - 4 min walk
  • Bare Lane Station - 11 min drive


  • Sunbury Coffee House - 2 min walk
  • Casa Rastelli - 3 min walk
  • Full House Noodle Bar - 3 min walk
  • The Three Mariners - 4 min walk
  • Sir Richard Owen - 4 min walk

About this property

Royal Kings Arms

Located near a train station, Royal Kings Arms is a great choice for a stay in Lancaster. For a bite to eat, guests can visit The Brasserie, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge and a terrace are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and bar.


English, French, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 55 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


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


  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Built in 1625
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features


The Brasserie – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
The Crypt – This restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: GBP 138.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 13.95 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

This property is undergoing renovations from 4 November 2021 to 31 December 2022 (completion date subject to change).
Renovation work will only be conducted during working hours. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disturbance.

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for GBP 10.0 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Royal Kings Arms offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Royal Kings Arms does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Royal Kings Arms?
As of 10 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Royal Kings Arms on 8 January 2023 start from €96, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Royal Kings Arms?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Royal Kings Arms?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Royal Kings Arms and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and practise your swing at the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near Royal Kings Arms?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, The Brasserie. Nearby restaurants include Casa Rastelli (3-min walk), Full House Noodle Bar (3-min walk) and The Three Mariners (4-min walk).
What's the area around Royal Kings Arms like?
Royal Kings Arms is in the heart of Lancaster, a short 4-minute walk from Lancaster Station and 4 minutes' walk from Lancaster Castle. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Brian, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Steven, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Con, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I arrived at Lancaster rail on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, after spending a few days in London. I was greeted by the lovely Lancaster weather and due to the rains there were zero taxis available so I had to walk to the hotel. Luckily, it wasn't too far but still an inconvenience. I finally arrived at the hotel and to my dismay, it looked nothing like what was in the pictures, scaffolds were everywhere and the building although from the 1600s had a dirty, grundy feel to it. Being tired and wet I approached the desk and was barely greeted by the receptionist, who was not very friendly at all but I figured it was just that "lovely British charm” that she was displaying. I was told to leave my keys with reception when I leave without an explanation. When I asked why the lovely lady essentially said it’s because they can't be bothered looking for their guests if the place needs to be evacuated (not in so many words but that's what I gathered). I was not minded to do so, but I did comply. As if that was not bad, I clutched my invisible pearls as she explained the workings of the lift. It is very old (see pics below) and requires you to open and close the doors yourself, and just as I was about to call the lift, a lady called out, saying she was stuck. Let's just say I took the stairs from thereon in. My room was extremely small and I was not given cards to activate the lights, not given brochures with the wifi code, and had to ask for all of these. As for the service in
Tamara, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Visit in 12 months time
Good location but being refurbished and miles away from completion. Not even a curtain on bathroom window when taking a shower.
John, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Adam, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Steven, 4-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Marina, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Joseph, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Veery central and the restaurant was excellent
Jacqueline, 1-night family trip
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