This city-centre hotel is 200 metres from Lancaster Castle and 500 metres from Lancaster Rail Station. It has free Wi-Fi. Guests at The Royal Kings Arms can enjoy drinks in the lounge. Each room also has a TV and facilities for making tea and coffee. In the morning, The Royal Kings Arms serves a varied breakfast menu. The hotel is close to Lancaster's shops, bars and restaurants. The Universities of Cumbria and Lancaster can each be reached in less than 25 minutes by public transport, and the hotel is less than 3 miles from the M6. The Royal Kings Arms is a good base for day trips to Blackpool and the Lake District, which can be reached in around 45 minutes’ drive.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The Royal Kings Arms has been welcoming guests since 20 Oct 2009.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room type
1 single bed
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 double bed
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 double bed
1 single bed
1 double bed
Bedroom :
1 double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Trish
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Friendly helpful staff. Central location, right in town centre. Parking close to hotel, very reasonable.
  • Yvonne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Upgraded to a suite which was fantastic,thanks to the lovely staff on duty sat 9th september
  • Read
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely place, great location. Friendly staff. Nice food.
  • Emmanuelle
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The room looking at the castle, the space in the room.
  • Stephen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It was close to the station I came by train, Close to the venue I was going to for the evening/night. And close to the shops if I was going to use them.
  • Graham
    I loved the character of the Royal Kings Arms. The old worldly charm of my room and the very comfortable bed. The bathroom was a delight and I took a bath which was very relaxing after a long journey. It was just right and I will return for...
  • Sarah
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    From the moment we stepped in the hotel we felt at ease. Sally who was working on reception was amazing and upgraded us free of charge. This was greatly received after a long day at the hospital whilst our daughter had a major operation. She also...
  • Michou43
    The rooms where in traditional british design. This decoration style was really what I was looking for while traveling, great view on the city center and great position. Breakfast super good !
  • Wayne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent hotel, staff very helpful and situated in the middle of Lancaster. Will be staying there again.
  • Suzanne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Room was very clean, facilities great. Staff very welcoming and friendly. The room we had was opposite the town centre which was very noisy when window was open. Next time we would look to have a room at the back of the property

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Do you have lifts to get up and down to the rooms, I have mobility issues and wouldn't be able to go up and down several flights of stairs, thank you

    The hotel does have a lift to all floors.
    Answered on 18 July 2021
  • Which type of rooms have been refurbished recently? How about premium rooms?

    Thank you very much for your question. Fully refurbished rooms are Superior Rooms. Our Premium rooms have been partially refurbished.
    Answered on 18 July 2020
  • Where is the nearest overnight carpark? Thanks

    The closest car park to us is located on Dallas Road, LA1 1TW
    Answered on 14 July 2022
  • Hello is the half board basis a 3 course meal? Kind Regards Tracy Asbridge

    Hi Thank you for your message the half board is a 2 course meal Kind regards
    Answered on 3 February 2023
  • Hi, do the rooms have fridges?

    Good Evening Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately not. Kind Regards Reception
    Answered on 27 January 2022
  • Is it quiet and are beds quality ie-no springs sticking out!

    Yes it is quite and the beds are very comfortable.
    Answered on 3 August 2021
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • The Brasserie
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of The Royal Kings Arms
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • City view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/performance
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

The Royal Kings Arms takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 12 years are welcome.

Children aged 15 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash is not accepted The Royal Kings Arms accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that some areas of the hotel are currently under refurbishment.

Please note that pre-authorization of £100 is charged on arrival

The Hotel is undergoing a multi million pound renovation returning Royal Kings Arms to its former glory. Works will be taking place Monday to Friday only. On the 6th June our work beings internally to the third and fourth floors.

Please note Dinner Bed and Breakfast option includes Breakfast and £18.95 towards your dinner. If evening meal costs more than £18.95 property reserved a right to charge you the difference.

FAQs about The Royal Kings Arms

  • Check-in at The Royal Kings Arms is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Royal Kings Arms is 350 yards from the centre of Lancaster. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at The Royal Kings Arms can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • The Royal Kings Arms offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Stand-up comedy
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Walking tours
    • Live music/performance

  • Room options at The Royal Kings Arms include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin
    • Family
    • Suite

  • The prices at The Royal Kings Arms may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, The Royal Kings Arms is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Royal Kings Arms has 1 restaurant:

    • The Brasserie