My wife and I stayed one night at the Yorktowne recently. I had stayed there several times on my own on business, 5 - 10 years ago. The streets of York are not the easiest to navigate, and after several tours around the downtown area, we finally found the valet entrance - I welcomed not having to worry about my car for awhile.
Check-in was smooth and friendly. Ray, the gentleman at the front desk was the model of efficiency and cheer. He truly made us feel welcome.
The room was a standard single king. We were fortunate enough to have a corner room, which afforded us 3 windows on 2 walls, making the room bright and airy. Small touches were noticed, such as sandwiching the blanket between two top sheets (having to touch hotel blankets is a pet peeve of mine). The only downside to the room was the TV - although a beautiful flat-screen, it was positioned to the side of the bed, so while lying in bed, only one of us could have a clear view.
The neighborood isn't great, but a big improvement from several years ago. It's hard to fault this hotel for it's location - it was built in 1925 - I'm sure the neighborhood was a bit nicer then! We walked a couple of blocks to an Irish pub, The Harp & Fiddle, a great place to eat. We did not eat in the hotel's restaurants, but enjoyed a drink from the lobby bar. The lobby is stately, and a great place to people-watch.
Checkout was just as smooth as check-in, and we were once again helped by Ray.
We were in the York area to tour several wineries, and the Yorktowne proved to be a great central location. The old furniture and odd angles are a refreshing change from the cookie-cutter roadside hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In 1925, The Yorktowne Hotel proudly opened its doors as York's Community Hotel. The Yorktowne Hotel features the elegance of a grand hotel paired with modern conveniences like wireless high-speed internet access. With 121 luxury guest rooms, an on-site restaurant and full service spa, conference and meeting facilities, and luxurious amenities, hospitality and convenience reign supreme at this historical property. The hotel is located in the heart of York's historic district, within easy walking distance of Continental Square, the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, the historic Central Market, Santander Stadium and dozens of restaurants. While you're here, you are less than 100 miles from state and national government centers, premier recreational and golfing facilities, and historic sites that forged our nation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yorktowne Hotel York