Stay With Us

Located in the heart of historic Lancaster, our beautifully refurbished hotel is ideally placed for you to enjoy the romance and culture of this great city and the surrounding areas of Morecambe Bay and South Lakes, Trough of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales. Lancaster is one of England’s Heritage Cities and offers something for everyone, whatever the weather. With its famous castle and prison, tales of the Pendle Witch trials, quirky independent stores, great theatres, hidden alleyways, art galleries, fabulous museums and stunning Georgian architecture, Lancaster is a great destination for your next break. And if travelling on business, book an extra night, enjoy an evening in The Brasserie or Crypt and a day exploring the city.

Our Bedrooms

Housed within this historic building, reborn in the centre of Lancaster, are 55 unique bedrooms offering a choice of styles, sizes and prices. Whichever room you choose, you can be sure of a comfortable bed with crisp bed linen and everything required for a great night’s sleep. Booking directly with the hotel offers many advantages including the best possible price, a complimentary hot drink on arrival, free enrolment in our VIP scheme with a 10% discount off all food and drinks enjoyed during your stay and the possibility of a free upgrade.


Artisan Hotels and your team at the Royal Kings Arms would like to extend a warm welcome to all our guests. Over the last two years we have been busy restoring this historic building to its former glory and look forward to meeting you on your next visit. Our brand new website has been designed to share with you as much information as possible, but should you have any further questions, just call us on 01524 32451, or email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Hotel Manager Royal Kings Arms Lancaster

Bob Warrior

General Manager
Royal Kings Arms Hotel Lancaster

Managing Director Artisan Hotels Limited

Tony Flanagan

Managing Director
Artisan Hotels Limited

Christmas Eve: 2 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

The festive season at your own pace. Check in Christmas Eve. Join us for glass of hot mulled wine and mince pies. Perhaps take a gentle stroll to Lancaster Castle across the road or do some last minute Christmas shopping in the city centre 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

Relax and rest in your room before joining us for a glass of fizz and a delicious festive 3 course meal. After dinner coffee, drinks and/or liqueurs can be taken in the lounge or try a cocktail or two in our Crypt cocktail bar.

Wake on Christmas day and enjoy a hearty breakfast and a 6 course Christmas day lunch in the afternoon. Check out Boxing Day after breakfast for your onward journey. 

£190 per person. Children 3-12 years £95 per child 


New Year’s Eve: 1 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

After a busy Christmas, unwind and leave the hustle and bustle of traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations behind. 

Check in New Year’s Eve and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival. Time to relax. Stroll on  Morecambe promenade with stunning views across the Bay just 15 minutes by car or to the heart of the Forest of Bowland 20 minutes.

Enjoy a 6 course New Year’s Eve dinner in the Brasserie with coffee, drinks and/or liqueurs afterwards. Celebrate into the New Year with cocktails and Champagne etc. in the Crypt cocktail bar

Check out New Year’s Day after a hearty breakfast for your onward journey. 

£115 per person. Children 3-12 years £58 per child


Places to visit in and around Lancaster

Lancaster Town Hall
Historic Lancaster

One of England’s Heritage Cities, Lancaster has something magical to offer every visitor. A famous castle, fascinating museums, stunning architecture, cosy old fashioned pubs and trendy coffee shops are just some of its highlights. Lancaster is also a creative city with not one, but two theatres, two annual music festivals, the Storey Gallery, tempting independent shops, and the icing on the cake is surely the famous Williamson Park and Ashton Memorial.

Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay

The magnificent Morecambe Bay stretches from the south west corner of the Lake District to Fleetwood in Lancashire, and is just a 15 minute drive from the Royal Kings Arms. At the heart of the bay is the famous art deco town of Morecambe itself, and there is no better place from which to admire the panoramic views than from this seaside town’s promenade and statue of its most famous son, the late great comedian Eric Morecambe.

Forest of Bowland copyright attr Visit Lancashire
The Trough and Forest of Bowland

The Forest of Bowland is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a few miles from the city of Lancaster. With its sweeping moorlands, picturesque villages, dry stone walls, clusters of farmsteads and seemingly endless skies, this is surely a paradise for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. If you are looking for unforgettable landscapes and respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Trough and Forest of Bowland are not to be missed.

Buttertubs Yorkshire Dales copyright Andrew Sheldon 2015
Yorkshire Dales

We may be proud Lancastrians, but there is no denying the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. The Yorkshire Dales National Park has many faces, in parts wild and windswept, in others quaint and tranquil. It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, with crags and pavements, underground caves and spectacular waterfalls. Famous for tea, the Settle to Carlisle Railway and its stunning landscape the Yorkshire Dales are within an hour’s drive from Lancaster.

Bowness Pier copyright Andrew Sheldon 2016
Kendal & Southern Lake District

Famous the world over for its astounding natural beauty and unique culture, is the area of South Lakeland. There are mountains, lakes, tarns and meres to explore, the towns of Windermere, Kendal and Ambleside to visit and the home and life of the most famous children’s author Beatrix Potter to discover. Take a cruise across Windermere, a trip on a steam train or simply admire the unforgettable views.

Really special, warm and welcoming. We had a fantastic weekend at the hotel for my husband's birthday. The staff were super helpful and accommodating and the breakfast was the best we've ever had! The location was superb and we could even see the castle from the breakfast room. Will definitely stay here again and can't recommend it highly enough!
Helen, Hebden Bridge
February 2019


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