The Royal Kings Arms Hotel

The Royal Kings Arms Hotel

A historic building reborn in the heart of Lancaster

In the heart of the historic city of Lancaster, with views of its famous castle, stands the Royal Kings Arms Hotel. Originally built in 1625 and later rebuilt after a devastating fire, we boast 55 rooms, our Brasserie Restaurant, The Crypt Cocktail Lounge and The Secret Garden outdoor dining area (during the summer months only) ensuring you have everything you need for a fantastic stay with us.  We are currently undergoing a multi-million pound renovation, returning our fabulous hotel to its former glory (all work is carried out Monday to Friday only).

View our 3D Walkaround to see inside our historic hotel

Have you tried our brand new A La Carte menu yet?

Our Bedrooms

All of our bedrooms come complete with tea and coffee making facilities, free WiFi and wall-mounted smart televisions. With a choice of standard to deluxe accommodation, and single to family rooms, we offer everything the weary traveller needs for a special staycation with us and a rejuvenating night’s sleep.

Car Parking

We do not have an onsite car park. The nearest car park is on Dallas Road, LA1 1TW Please click the link below and scroll down to the map

Upcoming Events for 2022

Murder Mystery Night this September

We are now taking bookings for our next Murder Mystery night on September 9, 2022 

Please call us on 01524 32451 or hit the “book now” button above to book your tickets.

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Loyalty Scheme

Royal Kings Rewards was created to give something back to our most loyal guests. By signing up you can start earning rewards and access exclusive member benefits. It’s simply our way of saying thank you. This can be used in conjunction with our hotel app

Food & Drink

The Brasserie

Our stunning restaurant and bar offers guests a light and lively venue by day, with a more intimate mood in the evenings. The Brasserie provides sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city from dawn until late, with a range of menus featuring the pick of local produce, traditional favourites, the best of international cuisine and an impressive choice of vegan and vegetarian options.

The Crypt

Hidden away beneath the luxurious halls of the Royal Kings Arms hotel, the Crypt has led many lives – disco, nightclub, punk-rock hotspot. Now, this historic venue at the heart of Lancaster has been completely transformed, reopening its doors as a revolutionary cocktail lounge, wine bar and eaterie.

The Secret Garden Sun Terrace

Hidden behind the Royal Kings Arms hotel, is the Secret Garden. Serving the cocktails of the Crypt and some of the Brasserie menus, we are back with a bang. Come and see us and try a Pimms in the sun.

Business Centre

Open at the Royal Kings Arms Hotel 1st Floor

Private desks with cubicles in a brand-new dedicated business centre now available to hire for individually owned businesses, start-ups, creatives, SME businesses, sales representatives/academics and students. An innovative work environment, with access to ‘break out’ rooms, meeting rooms and conference facilities.

Conferences, Meetings & Functions

When it comes to planning a meeting or conference there’s nothing quite like a stunning location to make it more interesting, and at the Royal Kings Arms that’s exactly what you get. Our hotel offers a wide range of meeting and conference packages and our specialist team will be delighted to show you around and discuss your requirements.

Weddings & Celebrations

Whether you are planning your dream wedding, celebrating a special event or hosting an important meeting or conference, our experienced teams are here to assist. In addition to the magnificent venue we offer an extensive range of food and beverages, business packages, high-speed internet access and on-site accommodation.

Some of our Reviews from Google and TripAdvisor

Grant Lawrance
46 mins ago – 3 June 2022
Stayed here a few times due to its central location. This time I must praise ALL the staff , from initial welcome to them sorting out the takeaway order in the early hours. Breakfast staff too were polite, helpful & a pleasure to be served by. Overall the service was as good as any 4/5 star hotel I’ve stayed in anywhere in the world.


We welcome any enquiries you might have, so please do not hesitate to fill out the contact form below, or call us on 01524 32451.

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If you would like to make a reservation and benefit from our direct booking offers, please call us on 01524 32451.

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For general enquiries about our bedrooms, meetings and conference facilities, weddings and private events, The Brasserie or Crypt, please complete the email form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

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