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#1 of 46 hotels in Lancaster
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4.6
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A wonderfully nautical and uniquely Victorian experience awaits at our charming inn housed in a steamboat. Located in Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country, you’ll find scenic views, beautiful sunsets, and serenity when you stay here. And whether you’re here for a romantic getaway or family vacation, we have themed rooms and first-class amenities everyone can enjoy. Featuring an indoor heated pool, our very own duck pond, and a grand playground for the kids, we turn a normal hotel stay into a full experience. We invite locals and tourists alike to come aboard and enjoy an unforgettable escape filled with hospitality, charm, and beauty.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
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kammery wrote a review Jan 2023
Monroeville, Pennsylvania20 contributions4 helpful votes
Its a very calm environment there . My wife and I enjoyed are stay . The restaurant is great the food is outstanding !!! The staff is very polite and helpful . The rates are reasonable . When you walk in the front door you get a warm welcome feeling . Highly recommend Every one to stay there . Its just a great place to stay The swimming pool is wonderful !!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Dana W wrote a review Aug 2022
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The décor of this hotel and restaurant are amazing! I was originally expecting something a bit tacky considering the theme, BUT it is clear once we visited that the owners and staff take great care into making sure their décor and furniture are of the highest quality. We were able to enjoy a tour of the hotel, and see the beauty in the details. The outdoor was amazing with a well-kept playground for the kids, and multiple areas along a walkway around a lake that you can sit and relax. There is a small “beach” area where you can feed the ducks that are often in the area as well! Moving indoors was like walking into the 19th century. The details of the furniture/walls/doorways would all make you feel like you’re in a different time. Even the bell for service looked handmade and added a rustic feel. The buffet at Fulton was what we originally went for. They have a pianist who can play any music and entertain while doing so. The food for most buffets can be risky depending on the timing that you come in, but the staff take great care into making sure that the food is at it’s best. They were asking a lot of questions in order to seek for improvement. A good majority of the food is made in house, and I can safely say all of the food was cooked well and enjoyable. The items that stood above the rest were the tomato bisque, pot roast, bread pudding (with in-house made caramel sauce) and probably the best dirt pudding I’ve ever eaten. The breaded stuffed chicken was a bit dry because we were there towards the end of the night, but the breading stayed nice and crispy, and the white gravy was the perfect topping to counteract how dry the chicken was. Overall I can say that I will return, and I would love to try the tavern next time to enjoy some of the fresh made dishes as well.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Nick Sikking, Guest Services / Front Office at Fulton Steamboat Inn
Responded Sep 26, 2022
Firstly, on behalf of everyone here at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave such an in-depth and amazing review of our unique Victorian-themed property! We do take great care in ensuring our grounds are well manicured and we continue to keep our distinctive furnishings and décor up-to-date and clean! We love our playground for children visiting the property, our beautiful pond and the gazebos and seating areas around the pond. Our crew is also ecstatic to hear such wonderful feedback on our buffet, and we do truly strive for perfection everywhere! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our famous pot roast and our dirt pudding, which is also a personal favorite of mine! We are also thrilled you were able to enjoy the wonderful music from Mr. Bill Horn, who plays in the dining room on Friday and Saturday nights. On behalf of all of us here at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, we sincerely hope to have you climb back aboard soon!
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Deborah M wrote a review Jan 2023
Akron, Ohio59 contributions13 helpful votes
We loved this hotel! The whole steamboat theme was unique and delightful, the rooms were nice, the pool & hot tub were nice, and the bar was cozy. I will say the pictures of a floating boat aren't accurate-- it's definitely on land and it's definitely not set-off by itself- it's located at a busy corner (bring your air plugs). Once inside, it's super classy and I highly recommend it. Beautifully decorated for Christmas!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Josh Ressel, Guest Services / Front Office at Fulton Steamboat Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
From everyone here at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed our unique Victorian and Nautical themed hotel. We hope you were able to enjoy our adult swim only hours at our indoor pool and hot tub of 10pm through midnight. Or perhaps you took some time out by our firepit and roasted some smores next to our pond behind our building. No matter what you decide to do, our quaint little Steamboat has fun things for everyone of all ages, and we cannot wait to welcome you back aboard soon!
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Sharon M wrote a review Jan 2023
Bel Air, Maryland2 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel that looks like a steamboat is very clean, has high-end linens and bedding, marble bathrooms, and antique furniture in some of their rooms. Steamboat Inn also has an indoor pool, restaurant, bar, gift shop, and coffee and cookies in the lobby. The back yard looks like a park with pond and children's area. Everyone on the staff is extremely nice. Location is very convenient - close to Amish country, American Music Theater, and outlets. The small drinks in the bar should be larger considering the price.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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DebbieUnionNJ wrote a review Jan 2023
Union, New Jersey20 contributions13 helpful votes
We just arrived home for a wonderful New Year’s Eve weekend. When we checked in we purchased a package for New Year’s Eve which included a four course meal for dinner and a family style breakfast the following day. When we checked in we received our New Year’s Eve champagne glasses filled with delicious chocolates and an itinerary for New Year’s Eve. Let me start by saying the dinner was delicious the best I’ve had in a very long time we started with jumbo shrimp cocktail delicious pecan salad our entrées we picked were filet mignon and I had a delicious lemon cake and my boyfriend had creamy cheesecake for dessert and non-alcoholic beverage was included, we had a slight problem with our entrées they both came well done and this is not the way we ordered them the manager Nick came to check on our dinners and we told him he took the two away and within 10 minutes we had new filet mignon‘s cooked to our liking Nick was awesome he went from table to table checking to make sure everyone was happy he made you feel like a special guest I Sure hope the owners of the Steamboat inn know What a special person Nick is he is an asset to the company he’s Definatly a peoples person this is not the first time I’ve seen Nick at the Steamboat he’s always hands on deck. The next morning we had a family style breakfast as part of the package they gave us plenty of food a great selection and more if we wanted it it was delicious and great waitress service . I have been coming here 30 plus years I always brought my children with great memories now I come for an adult getaway I have a grandson that will be old enough to bring next year do we can start making all new memories. this my home away from home and now with the new management there should be nothing but fantastic new things to come so if your looking for a clean cozy family orientated hotel look no further you won’t regret it I’ve sent many people here with no complaints enjoy ! Debbie Nichols
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The first floor is geared for family’s with bunk beds and the third floor is for adults pool and...
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Response from Josh Ressel, Guest Services / Front Office at Fulton Steamboat Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
On behalf of everyone here at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, we would like to profusely thank you for taking the time to leave this fabulous review! It is so wonderful to hear that you and your boyfriend had a impeccable time dining with us on New Years Eve and New Years Day. We are thrilled that you had excellent service in our own Huckleberry's Restaurant for dinner and for breakfast. We appreciate the feedback on our own Nick Sikking, our Director of Operations. He is an incredibly hard worker and he does not rest until every single guest has a perfect stay with us! He is such a fantastic asset, and we will be sure to talk to him about continuing all his hard work! It is also so heartwarming to hear that we have been an escape for you and your family for so many years, and it is a privilege to continue to be that home away from home for you and your family. From our entire crew here at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, we cannot wait to welcome you and your family back aboard soon!
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Matt P wrote a review Dec 2022
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The hotel was responsibly priced. Very nice both inside and out. It is located in a central location. 3rd floor is adults only. Rooms are designed to mimic an 1800 steamboat. All the furniture is from the time period. With nice little balconies.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 2 weeks ago
From our entire crew here at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We pride ourselves on keeping our property in immaculate condition, and we are thrilled to see that we have met our high expectations. We love to hear that you loved our Sundeck rooms, which are located on our third, adults only, floor. These rooms with balconies and fireplaces are elegant lodgings for any couple, especially on special occasions. We love our location so near to the bustling city of Lancaster, the Amish-filled countryside, and the Tanger and Rockvale Outlets. On behalf of all of our staff, we hope to have you come aboard again real soon!
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David P wrote a review Dec 2022
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On 12-10 we went to the tavern for some food and some drinks. When we entered there were 3 tables full of dishes and old food as people had left. We sat down and waited and waited and waited. It started to time any response and after 16 minutes a waitress finally showed up to the other table with a check. They had been waiting too by the looks of it. She removed the dirty dishes from out table, The ones we cleaned up, and left without saying a word. We just looked at each other in amazement. WE sat there for another couple of minutes, at least 4 and just got up and left. Also note that the bartender never spoke us and just ignored us totally. I had a business for 25 years and if I had an employee do that I would have fired them on the spot. We will never come back as we like to shop near by a couple time a year and wanted to try someplace new. Nope not again. Poor management and lousy service.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Nick Sikking, Guest Services / Front Office at Fulton Steamboat Inn
Responded Dec 24, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review as we appreciate any and all feedback. We value each and every one of our guests and strive to create an enjoyable experience for our passengers. We are sorry to hear about the experience you and your party received in our tavern and strive to continually improve each and every day. It seems we were unable to provide you with an attentive and timely dining experience and for that we apologize. We would like to provide you with the dining experience you deserve and ask that you please contact us at (717)-299-9999 ext.0 and ask for our restaurant manager.
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Marjorie B wrote a review Dec 2022
Rochester, New York1 contribution
Stayed at the Fulton Steamboat Inn. The inn was beautiful. The staff very friendly. Will definitely stay there again in the future when we travel to Lancaster. Also be sure to eat at Katie's kitchen just up the street from the inn. My friend said that the food was even better than at the Amish home she ate at a few years ago in Lancaster. Definitely recommend that as well as the inn. Sight and Sound theatre was also great as always! Loved Lancaster and look forward to visiting again soon!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Nick Sikking, Guest Services / Front Office at Fulton Steamboat Inn
Responded Dec 27, 2022
First I would like to thank you on behalf of our entire crew here at the Fulton Steamboat Inn for taking the time to leave this lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you experienced a perfect stay with us. We can not commend our location enough, so close to almost an endless supply of things to do in Lancaster County! As you mentioned, so close to wonderful Amish owned restaurants like Katie's Kitchen or the wonderful Sight and Sound Theater. Our Steamboat is also located so close to the bustling city of Lancaster, and is right next to both the Tanger and Rockvale Outlets. We can not wait to have you come stay with us again when your travels bring you to Lancaster again!
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Dave H wrote a review Dec 2022
Felton, Pennsylvania97 contributions51 helpful votes
Very bad experience here, and sad to say it was the first time I was here and really expected so much more. Had reservation for 12 people at 6:15. 20 minutes before, got a call telling us the can't seat us until 6:45. Oh, when reservation was made, we told them it was for the buffet. They never told us they stopped doing the buffet, so another surprise. We had to order off the menu, which was pathetic. Nothing more than bar food. Chcken sandwich, burgers, fish & chips served with greasy fries, and a pot roast, that was about it. The cole slaw was mostly all mayo, sickening. Drinks were $10, not worth it. The one waiter, i'll give him credit he really tried, and he was a trooper. All the other employess seemed very lackadaisical, no hustle, no personality at all. Anybody who rates this place above 2 stars is smoking something funny. And Ithink they charge $200 a night to stay here? Seriously???
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Date of stay: December 2022
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rubyframe wrote a review Dec 2022
Haymarket, Virginia
My two Daughter brought me to your Inn for my 90th Birthday and we all just loved the accommodations. The room was comfortable, the meals were the best and the bartender, ZAC, could not have been more friendly, please keep him, he made our visit even better. Thank you sooooo much, I am sure we will be back and recommend you to our friends. Ruby, Sharon & Beverly VA FL VT
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Nick Sikking, Guest Services / Front Office at Fulton Steamboat Inn
Responded Dec 27, 2022
From everyone here at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you chose to stay with us on your 90th birthday trip! Congratulations on reaching 90! Our whole crew is ecstatic to hear that you and your daughters had an excellent stay with us. We are grateful for the feedback regarding Zech from our tavern, he is such a hard worker and we are so happy to have him. We love to hear you had a great time in our own Huckleberry's Restaurant and Tavern. We can not wait to welcome you all back aboard our unique Steamboat Inn, and we hope to see you again many times!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fulton Steamboat Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Nearby attractions include Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Maze (0.10 miles), The Shops @ Rockvale (0.2 miles), and Book Warehouse (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chick-fil-A, Huckleberry's Restaurant & Tavern, and Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Fulton Steamboat Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Amish Farm and House (0.7 miles), 1719 Museum (formerly 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum) (4.7 miles), and The Willows Covered Bridge (0.6 miles).
Is Fulton Steamboat Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.