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“A Most Excellent Stay; Especially Great Staff; We'll Be Back!”
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York Harbor Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in York Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, MA
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A Most Excellent Stay; Especially Great Staff; We'll Be Back!”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

When our vacation plans were derailed by Hurricane Irene, my wife and I scrambled to find another last minute plan for a late August-early September getaway - a timely email from the York Harbor Inn with a discount offer for their small but cozy Country Inn Rooms saved the day. We were delighted by our three night stay - the lodging included a splendid continental breakfast of homemade pastries, fresh fruit salad and many other items and starting the day in their lovely dining room with an ocean view was marvelous. A gorgeous public park across the street offered a beautiful place to read, the adjacent Cliff Walk was very inviting and a beach is available to the public as well. The downstairs pub has great food and music, including a free Happy Hour buffet that became a late afternoon treat. Dinner one evening in the dining room was delicious and service was attentive.
We would have happily stayed longer but the Inn was full with two weddings booked over the Labor Day weekend. The staff was extraordinarily cheerful and helpful - kudos to Carol in housekeeping who found a box of jewelry my wife had left behind, and put right in the next mail. We'll look forward to returning to York Harbor Inn for a restful retreat in a stunning but not hectic locale.

Room Tip: We had a small room at a bargain price, but they have larger ones as well. Even our small room was w...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2011

We stayed there last week for 4 days and had a very pleasant stay. The staff was very friendly and accommodating especially at out remote local that was down the road from the main Inn. The only problem parse were the lawn crews cutting grass at 8:00 AM waking us up which a resort should know people are sleeping in do it later!

Too there were no beach chairs for us to rent/use for the beaches along with no bicycles …… “ya you gott
a rent-em in town” which If they had them available it would be much easier logistically than trying to go into town and back to rent/return etc. Frankly a $100 dollar bicycle could generate $15 a day for renting and pay for itself in one week and a $25 dollar chair at 5 a day pays off in 5 days….why wouldn’t you do this? For the amount of the rooms this should just be included period. Other than this the stay was great.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2011

Watch those stairs if you have lots of luggage. Our room was small but adequate. Staff was outgoing. Much nicer area than Ogunquit. Very romantic and quiet area. Breakfast was fine. We viewed toward the ocean. Easy parking. Just 10 miles to Barnacle Billy's and less to the Nubble Light House.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2011

Although I know we stayed there during the high tourist season and received a decent rate I would not go back. The room we were given had a noisy air conditioner and I do not like noise while I sleep so opening the window was the option. This allow us to smell the exhaust from the kitchen, hear every noise from the area and be awoken to the sound of the trash truck, morning food delivery and everything else that went on the in loading area. Further the bathroom was so small you had to step out to turn around. ( not exactly true but almost). The room had a small TV and the ceilings were so sloped you had to bend over to get to one side of the bed.. The next morning I checked other rroms which were being cleaned and I did not see anything that would make a big impression. The only redeeming feature is the downstairs bar and the friendly barman.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Reminds me of the Bates. I tried to like it here. But honestly, dank, unclean, frightening.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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YHIGM, General Manager at York Harbor Inn, responded to this review, August 24, 2011
We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us, and encourage you to send us more specific feedback about your stay to our guest services manager pgagnon@yorkharborinn.com, so that we may be able to address your concerns.
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Alice Balkin
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

This place was incredible. Quiet, lovely furnishings, helpful staff, great food and restaurant was also a plus.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2011

A wonderful find on our drive up the coast. They gave us one of their luxury rooms facing the road with partial sea view. It was excellent and overlooking the road was not a problem or distraction. It was just like being on a county lane.
The inn offers two restaurants one being a pub under the inn which offered a great and well prepared selection of food.
Staff friendly and knowledgeable.
Well with a visit and very good value

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: York Harbor Inn
Address: 480 York Street, P.O. Box 573, York Harbor, York, ME 03911
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Location: United States > Maine > York > York Harbor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in York Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — York Harbor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious Historic Oceanfront Inn has been featured on the Travel Channels "Great Country Inns". Award winning gourmet ocean view dining plus casual fireplaced Ship's Cellar Pub. Outdoor hot tub open year round. Many rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi spa tubs, decks and ocean vistas. Free Wireless Internet Access. Exquisitely decorated, fine dining, the perfect place to stay in Southern Maine. Complete conference facilities. One hour north of Boston. Near beaches, golf & shopping. Open year round. ... more   less 
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