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Lancaster, PA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find accommodations in Lancaster with the hotel list provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Lancaster, PA for your upcoming personal or group trip. We list the best Lancaster, Pennsylvania hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Lancaster area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Lancaster hotels. Planning a group? Lock in Lancaster Group Hotel Discounts or Book a Lancaster Meeting

The Lancaster center point is about the area of Lancaster Museum and the area of Lancaster Malt Brewing Co.

The original name of Lancaster was Hickory Town, but John Wright renamed it after the English city of Lancaster. As the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia after the British captured it in 1777, the revolutionary government set itself up in Lancaster before moving farther away from Philadelphia, effectively making Lancaster the country's capital for one day. It was also the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812 before the capital was moved to Harrisburg. More from this guide...

Lancaster Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Lancaster Arts Hotel : 300 Harrisburg Ave. 300 Harrisburg Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 12 suites in property
  • Bar is awesome
  • Also close to several great eateries
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Eden Resort & Suites : 222 Eden Rd. 222 Eden Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Luxurious rooms
  • Great value
Hampton Inn Lancaster 545 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • World class service
  • Friendly service
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Courtyard by Marriott in Lancaster 1931 Hospitality Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Stylish Hotel
  • Free fruit
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Homewood Suites by Hilton 200 Granite Run Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 98 rooms
  • Breakfast was very nice as well as ample
  • Excellent amenities
From$130
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Doubletree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster 2400 Willow Valley Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • 54 suites in property
  • Complimentary breakfast should be included
  • Pools and hot tub were always clean
From$85
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson in Lancaster
+1-888-283-3404
2260 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
  • All guests were happy with the price
  • Most guests thought the tv was sub-standard
From$95
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Lancaster East at the Outlets : 2270 Lincoln Highway East 2270 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$104
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Spruce Lane Lodge & Cottages 2439 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Two star Suburban hotel
  • 20 rooms in hotel
From$35
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Comfort Suites Lancaster in Lancaster 2343 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Check in: 1600
  • Staff was excellent
  • Continental breakfast was very good
From$169
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1867 Inn at Leola Village Historic Hotel America in Leola
+1-800-997-5148
38 Deborah Dr., Leola, PA 17540 ~5.89 miles northeast of Lancaster
  • Four-star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00
  • Most guests said it was a stylish hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast was very good
From$100
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Strasburg Village Inn : 1 West Main St. 1 West Main St., Strasburg, PA 17579 ~7.61 miles southeast of Lancaster
  • 2 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 10 rooms
  • Awesome rooms and service in a great location
  • Bed was certainly more firm
From$124
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
The Hotel Lancaster Est. 2013 : 26 East Chestnut St.
+1-888-305-3366
26 East Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 9 floors in hotel
From$65
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square 25 South Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Beds sumptuous
  • Located near shopping areas with easy access to parking
Cork Factory Hotel 480 New Holland Ave., Lanacaster, PA 17602 ~0.41 miles northeast of Lancaster
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Spotless facility
  • For only 65%, the bathroom was ok
From$98
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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham : 2045 Lincoln Highway East 2045 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
  • Every guests reviewed liked the proximity to shopping
  • Excellent breakfast
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lancaster - Lancaster 150 Granite Run Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • 2 star Highway property
  • 130 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Friendly service
  • Friendly staff
From$99
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Wingate Lancaster / Pa Dutch Country 2110 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
From$60
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
The Country Inn of Lancaster 2133 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 2 floors in property
From$57
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Comfort Inn Lancaster Rockvale Outlets (Formerly H in Lancaster 24 South Willowdale Dr., Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
Greystone Manor Victorian Inn
+1-888-305-3366
2658 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird In Hand, PA 17505 ~6.18 miles east of Lancaster
  • Affordable Rural property
  • Check in: 3
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
  • Friendly atmosphere
Bird in Hand Family Inn : 2740 Old Philadelphia Pike
+1-800-881-1523
2740 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-hand, PA 17505 ~6.39 miles east of Lancaster
  • Three Star property
  • 125 rooms in hotel
  • World class service
  • No ventilation
Hershey Farm Inn in Ronks 240 Hartman Bridge Rd., Ronks, PA 17572 ~6.46 miles east of Lancaster
  • Midscale Rural hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Vanity area were small
  • Amazing for the price
Sleep Inn & Suites - Mountville 310 Primrose Lane, Mountville, PA 17554 ~6.61 miles west of Lancaster
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Most guests liked the big bathroom
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
Holiday Inn Express / Lititz 101 Crosswinds Dr., Lititz, PA 17543 ~6.96 miles north of Lancaster
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Close to town
  • Clean
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
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James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, was from Lancaster. Thaddeus Stevens, a member of the House of Representatives in the 19th century and a fierce opponent of slavery, also hailed from Lancaster, as did Robert Fulton, an engineer who invented the first practical submarine. Meriwether Lewis came to Lancaster to learn methods for surveying land before heading out with William Clark in 1804 to survey the western half of the continent from St. Louis onward. The city also housed the first Woolworth store, which opened in 1879. So many events in Lancaster's past make it a great destination for those that love history.

Best Time of Year to Visit Lancaster, PA

Most of the attractions in Lancaster are historical sites throughout the city that can be explored all year, but you'll find that visiting the sites, as well as nearby Amish country locations, is most enjoyable during late spring and early fall when the daily highs sit around 60 and 70 degrees. If you want to take advantage of the lower hotel rates found in late fall, winter, and early spring, there is plenty to do that is indoors. Head to the Caribbean Indoor Water Park or the North Museum of Nature and Science, which are open year round. Other indoor attractions include the Lancaster Marionette Theatre and Hands-on House Children's Museum.

If you're not sure of where to go or what to do, go over to the Discover Lancaster Visitors Center. The staff there is a wealth of information for out-of-the-way places and knowing what is open when, which will help you plan your visit.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Lancaster, PA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Lancaster

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Lancaster, PA. Analyze these illustrations to calculate the least expensive dates to book in Lancaster for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Lancaster, PA

4 Star Average Prices: $110.01

If you're looking for a mix of cozy with luxury, check out The Country Inn of Lancaster. All guests are welcome to enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast each morning, as well as free juice and coffee available 24 hours a day in the lobby. Furnishings in the room include locally produced handmade furniture. Each room has two queen beds or one king bed covered with Amish-style quilts, while balcony rooms include a balcony or patio with wooden rocking chairs to complete the rustic country décor. You won't find this type of warm environment at other hotels.

As you explore the hotel, you'll find an indoor pool that includes a greenhouse-style covering, allowing you to swim all year while still enjoying the sun when it's out. Both a pub and a restaurant are available on-site for your convenience, or you can order room service.

When it comes to luxury in Lancaster, the Best Western Premier Eden Resort & Suites is at the top of the list. Guest rooms start with either a king or two queen beds. The 32- or 42-inch HDTV includes 24 HD channels and 24 digital channels. Store valuables in the in-room safe and use the refrigerator and microwave to store and warm food. If you want to up the luxury factor, choose one of the one- and two-bedroom suites or upgrade to a one- or two-bedroom villa that includes up to 1,300 square feet and a fully equipped kitchen with full-size appliances.

There are dining options for guests on-site, including Garfield's Food & Spirits, Arthur's Terrace Restaurant, and Encore Lounge, in addition to ordering room service or purchasing quick foods from Sheetz, a convenience store. There is both an indoor pool open year-round and an outdoor pool open from mid-May to the end of September, weather permitting. Kids can enjoy the Kidz Zone Playground, while the whole family can have fun with the pingpong table, billiard table, basketball court, bocce court, and picnic area.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Lancaster

Affordable Accommodations in Lancaster, PA

3 Star Average Prices: $102.79

Looking to save money on your trip to Lancaster? There are quite a few places that are available for the budget-conscious traveler. One such location is the Lancaster Budget Host Inn & Suites. It's not surprising to find the guest rooms are basic in amenities. They include queen beds, a hair dryer, and iron with ironing board. Leftovers can be stored in the mini refrigerator and you can enjoy watching HBO on television. Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, and the hotel has a fitness center, indoor pool, hot breakfast buffet, and a business center.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lancaster is another option for great rates while providing excellent service and clean rooms. All rooms include one or two queen beds, desk, iron with ironing board, complimentary newspaper, coffeemaker, and high-speed internet. The television includes cable channels, and there's a refrigerator and microwave for storing and heating food.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Lancaster

2 Star Average Prices: $82.15

2 Star Hotel Prices in Lancaster

Lancaster: Real Discounts

If you're looking for a way to save, some Lancaster hotels provide discounts to guests. At the Cork Factory Hotel, AAA members can get 10 percent off each booking. This highly rated hotel was Lancaster Cork Works back in the 19th century. Today, it's a modern hotel with an urban theme. Guest rooms include minimalistic design with neutral tones, high ceilings, exposed wood beams, and original bricks. Find the Cork & Cap Restaurant on-site, where you can eat food made from scratch from locally sourced ingredients. Menu items include Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food with an updated appeal. The Baker's Table provides a bakery that includes pastries. Windows open up the kitchen for guests to view pastries being made.

Another great option is the Courtyard by Marriott Lancaster. Here seniors can get a discount of up to 15 percent off room rates. This highly rated hotel includes an on-site bistro for breakfast in the morning or cocktails in the evening. Get your heart rate up at the state-of-the-art fitness center or relax at the indoor pool and spa. Rooms include soundproof windows, desk, iron with ironing board, and coffeemaker. Enjoy the complimentary wireless internet and the 37-inch LCD television with premium cable channels. For a basic room, you can choose either two queen beds or a king bed with a sitting area.

Best Hotel Values in Lancaster, PA

If you're looking for a hotel that is better than basic but still provides good value for the money, there are many options in and around Lancaster. Consider the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Lancaster, which features a homey feel in the lobby that includes a fireplace and bookshelf full of books. Hotel amenities include the indoor pool and whirlpool tub, fitness center, and business center. Every room is complete with Amish-inspired décor and hand-sewn quilts atop the beds. Other room amenities include a flat-screen television, DVD player, microwave, and refrigerator. Children 18 and under stay free with accompanying adults, saving you even more.

Another great value is Comfort Suites Amish Country, which won the 2015 Gold Award Winning Hotel by Choice Hotel International. Amenities include a free "Your Morning Breakfast" buffet that includes both hot and cold selections. Take a swim in the indoor pool and enjoy the complimentary coffee and tea. All guest rooms are suites with a partial room divider and sofa bed. Guests can access the wireless high-speed internet free and have access to a microwave and refrigerator.

At The Hotel Lancaster, start the day with a complimentary continental breakfast that includes delicious, locally sourced choices. Its central location puts you within walking distance of over 20 restaurants, clubs, and cafes, as well as downtown attractions such as the Fulton Theatre. Designated pet-friendly rooms are available for those traveling with four-legged friends. Rooms include complimentary internet access, 39-inch HDTVs, a desk, and Bath & Body Works personal care products. Rooms are beautifully appointed with triple sheet bedding and gorgeous furniture.

Exploring Amish Country in Lancaster, PA

If you're interested in Amish culture, the Pennsylvania Amish in Lancaster County is the oldest Amish settlement in the United States, making it the perfect place to learn more. The first thing you'll want to do is take a tour of Lancaster County. Of course, if you want to be authentic, take a horse and buggy for the tour, but there are many options, including buses or a private tour guide. The Discover Lancaster Visitors Center offers tours from May to October that include Amish Farmlands. Check out the many tour companies available in the area and choose the one that fits your interests best.

If you want to know what it's like to be farmers, head to Lapp Valley Farm where you can explore the farm and its animals and then partake of homemade ice cream. The Amish Village is a great option for learning more about the Amish as well as the Mennonite culture and the differences between the two.

Although the Amish may consider themselves plain, Lancaster's hotels are anything but. They offer plenty of amenities and those little additional features for any visitor on any budget. You'll find the mix of authentic culture and fun attractions will present an enjoyable trip.

Recent traveler guest reviews of Lancaster, PA

Below are reviews of the city of Lancaster, PA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Beautiful, Diverse, Entertaining"
Score 5.0 / 5

If driving, then the outlets, farmer's markets, the amusement park, are all easy to find and conveniently located. There appears to be a wide variety of activities. The scenery is beautiful - especially in the fall.

Cassandra S., from 20-Oct-2016
"Beautiful Scenery"
Score 5.0 / 5

We always visit the Sight and Sound Theater, Michael's Bakery, Miller's Smorgasbord, Plain and Fancy tour guide service and very important, the beautiful scenery.

Ronnie W., from 08-Oct-2016
"Great benefits"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great shopping, not having to pay taxes.

Venetta S., from 21-Sep-2016
"Excellent"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Sight & Sound shows are excellent. The Amish life style is interesting and reminds us to have faith in God.

Millet W., from 19-Sep-2016
"Great Experience"
Score 4.0 / 5

Central market was a great experience.

Yvonne H., from 08-Aug-2016
"Everything was great "
Score 4.0 / 5

The lovely and scenic countryside; the fabulous FOOD; the abundance of shopping opportunities

Sara Lu C., from 03-Aug-2016
"Very beautiful place."
Score 5.0 / 5

Very beautiful place.

Charlie H., from 17-Jul-2016
"Ideal Location"
Score 5.0 / 5

The hotel is near both the shopping outlets and The Sight and Sound Theater. This is the perfect hotel if you're looking for something family friendly.

Leola I., from 10-Jul-2016
"Very Interesting Place to Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

The shopping availability and Amish Village were my favorite to visit.

Margo H., from 02-Jul-2016
"Always Great"
Score 5.0 / 5

Always enjoy Sight n Sound theater and area in general.

Veronica F B., from 01-Jun-2016
"Recommend The Country Side"
Score 4.0 / 5

I enjoy the country side of the area. Very beautiful and quiet.

John B., from 18-Apr-2016
"Great Location"
Score 4.0 / 5

We like the proximity to the Sight and Sound Theater (the reason for our trip). Although we did not take advantage of the other available offerings, we were impressed with the number of attractions in the general vicinity.

Anita C., from 16-Apr-2016
"Great Recommendations"
Score 4.0 / 5

American Music Theater, Sight and Sound Theater and Kitchen Kettle Village.

Barbara H., from 12-Nov-2015
"Feel Good Place"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great history and Amish food!

Donna G., from 27-Sep-2015
"Fun Place to Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice shopping areas and friendly people!

John G., from 20-Sep-2015
"Simply Beautiful"
Score 4.0 / 5

Enjoyed the beauty of the surrounding countryside the most.

Susane D., from 21-Jul-2015
"Great Family City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lancaster is a great family city, with plenty of activities for kids and shopping for adults. Huge assortment of places to eat at various price points.

James W., from 19-Jul-2015
"Beautiful City. Very Friendly and Clean."
Score 4.0 / 5

We noticed that city is very clean and well looked after. We enjoyed it very much around the peaceful farm areas and we would like to visit again. Also, Sights and Sounds was a beautiful theatre and the play of Joseph was outstanding.

Craig P., from 16-Jun-2015
"We Enjoyed Every Minute"
Score 5.0 / 5

We love Sight and Sound theatre, the great smorgasboards, and the beautiful countryside.

Laura Y., from 09-Jun-2015
"Fun Times"
Score 4.0 / 5

Sight and Sound Theater, close to Hershey, Amish shops closeby and Amish restaurants.

Sandra S., from 27-Apr-2015
"Had the Best Time in Lancaster"
Score 4.0 / 5

Seeing the play, "Moses" at Sight and Sound Theater. Shopping at Bird in Hand stores. Going to The Market, Reils Quilts, the Bake Shop and Kitchen Kettle Village. Eating dinner at Dienners, Katy's Kitchen, and an Amish home. Going to Hershey's Chocolate World. All of these were great.

Sandra S., from 18-Apr-2015
"Peaceful Area"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Lancaster area is always a good choice for family fun, relaxation and a great escape from real life in general.

Arnold P., from 20-Oct-2014
"Authentic City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Sight and Sound Theater, Shady Maple Smorgasbord, Amish goods from several places, and the history found in Lancaster were a great experience.

Nancy C., from 11-Oct-2014
"Great Experience"
Score 4.0 / 5

Loved it. Hoping to return next year and tour the beautiful city some more.

Vanetta S., from 03-Oct-2014
"LANCASTER HAS A LOT TO OFFER"
Score 4.0 / 5

VARIETY OF FOOD OPTIONS. GREAT SHOPPING. AMISH COUNTRY, SO LOTS TO SEE.

Jan S., from 02-Oct-2014
"Great Exploration"
Score 4.0 / 5

I liked the fact that most attractions are in close proximity to each other. One can walk to most shopping malls. There are several restaurants giving one the option to make their own choice depending on their particular liking.

Vanetta S., from 01-Oct-2014
"Friendly People Everywhere!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Sight & Sound is magnificent! Kitchen Kettle Village, craft shops, awesome farm feasts and a great Farm & House Tour.

Nancy F., from 20-Sep-2014
"Much to Explore"
Score 4.0 / 5

Enjoyed the restaurants and the cleanliness of the city.

Essie S., from 05-Sep-2014
"Such an experience"
Score 4.0 / 5

Everything around the city was amazing, especially the Sight & Sound theater.

Gyna J., from 05-Aug-2014
"Love Lancaster."
Score 4.0 / 5

Lancaster is a quaint little boutique city that I loved. There was a nice artsy feel and there was a lot to do and great places to eat! I LOVED the Taproom especially. Great food, ambience and down to earth friendly staff! The Pressroom was good too, but the service there was lousy!

Cathy R., from 09-Jul-2014
"Lancaster is a great town for youth sports."
Score 5.0 / 5

Very diverse town with a great sports complex at the USA field hockey home of hockey.

Janet P., from 30-Jun-2014
"There is always plenty to do in Lancaster."
Score 4.0 / 5

The country style living reminded me of home, and there are plenty attractions, shopping, eating places, etc to enjoy. We thoroughly enjoyed Moses at Sight & Sound Theaters as well.

Danette C., from 29-Jun-2014
"Our Highlights"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Shady Maple Smorgasbord was to die for! The Sight and Sound production of Moses was magnificent!

Bettie W., from 17-Jun-2014
"Local Trappings"
Score 5.0 / 5

The sight and sound production of Moses was wonderful, and we always enjoy the Bird-in-Hand Farmer's Market and the Kitchen Kettle.

Janice M., from 28-Apr-2014
"Fun-filled place"
Score 4.0 / 5

A fun-filled place with tons of activities to engage in.

Kelvin E., from 01-Dec-2013
"A wide variety of things to do"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city of Lancaster is an interesting place with a wide variety of things to do. It has theaters, great shopping, and very good restaurants. The traffic can get very heavy at certain times of the day, so you have to definitely allow time for that when planning group activities.

Chuck T., from 29-Oct-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Lancaster, PA shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews
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