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“Pleasantly Surprised” 4 of 5 stars
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Fulton Steamboat Inn
Routes 30 and 896, Lancaster, PA 17602   |  
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Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Pennsylvania
1 review
“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2007

My mother asked to go to this hotel on her birthday and quite frankly I was highly doubtful that I would enjoy my stay. I was pleasantly surprised by a very small but charming hotel with a very friendly staff and excellent restaurant. The decor is a tad too fussy for my taste (my mother loved it) but nothing was shabby or dirty--everything was still in good condition and very clean.

As for attractions nearby--The outlet shopping nearby was excellent (way too excellent for my poor bank account) and we also took in a Sight and Sounds show that was also extremely enjoyable. We also hit some of the other "touristy" things and just found the area to be very nice and the people helpful and pleasant.

All in all the hotel and the area are on my list to do again because of the great experience I had. I should also mention--I work for a travel agency and would recommend this hotel and area to anyone for a relaxing little getaway.

  • Liked — The location and restaurant
  • Disliked — It's rather fussy decor just isn't my style at all
  • Stayed December 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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new jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2007

We took our kids to stay one night in Hershey and one night in Lancaster to enjoy the parks Christmas attractions. We spent the second night at the Fulton Steamboat Inn. We wished we had reserved the night before. Rooms were available. The hotel was reasonably priced and very clean. We came early to see what time we could check in. I had originally misplaced my paperwork during the first night. The staff was pleasant and checked us in a t 1:00pm. Location was great, near the major attractions, dutchwonderland, strasburg railroad, outlet shopping and many of the amish tour sites and stores. we will return here the next time we have lancaster on the agenda.

  • Liked — price and clean
  • Disliked — hard to exit out to the left when leaving
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cedarville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2007

The Fulton Steamboat Inn is truely a top notch establishment. The rooms are nicely appointed, the lobby is warm and inviting, the grounds are second to none, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The Fulton Steamboat Inn is geared toward families and couples alike. They have third floor "adults only" accomodations, although we stayed on the second floor in a king suite. There was a seperate bedroom for us and a very nice pull out couch in an adjoining living room area. The pool and spa area were clean and nicely done. There is a great restuarant on site as well as a nice gift shop and "tavern". Additionally, there is a really nice playground for the kids to blow off some steam. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. It is a one of a kind stay!

  • Liked — The overall feeling of comfort and relaxation.
  • Disliked — Not a thing!
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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SE PA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2007

Hotel was wonderfully decorated. Rooms were spacious, decorated nicely and clean. The 3rd floor was designated for persons over 11. Our roof top deck looked out toward an Amish farm and we could watch them plowing the field. Restaurant had good food. We had stayed at a few other hotels in the area and after staying at the Fulton, will go no place else.

  • Liked — The decor and cleanliness
  • Disliked — The bar was closed on Saturday night
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2007

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and decor of the hotel. The 2 rooms I reserved were very clean and well kept. It was very convenient to have a microwave and refrigerator. The path around the pond was a nice little walk to enjoy the scenery. We had breakfast in the hotel Saturday morning - the tables weren't spaced too close together which was nice and the food was good. We would return here.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fulton Steamboat Inn

Address: Routes 30 and 896, Lancaster, PA 17602
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lancaster
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lancaster
#2 Family Hotel in Lancaster
#15 Business Hotel in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Book a passage today on the Fulton Steamboat Inn and discover the same style and dedication to comfort and fine dining that made the legendary riverboats famous! Experience the 19th century charm of Lancaster County at the perfect venue conveniently located within minutes of the American Music Theatre, Sight and Sound Millennium Theatre, over 200 Outlet stores, the Strasburg Rail Road, Dutch Wonderland and beautiful Amish Farmland! ... more   less 
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