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Fulton Steamboat Inn
Ranked #2 of 37 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Holtsville, New York
1 review
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“What a Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have been coming to Lancaster for years and have passed this hotel many, many times, even ate there in the past. Stayed there this weekend and it was wonderfu! It is true what they say, never judge a book by its cover. This was not what I imagined. The hotel was clean, classy and fun! The staff work hard and were so helpful. It was such a pleasant surprise. I cannot wait to go back. I am a very picky hotel person if you will. I have stayed at some very lavish hotels (Beverly Hills, Ritz, Grand Flordian...) and this truly met my expectations and then some. We stayed one night 07/12/2014 and when my husband and I entered the room it took our breath away. We stayed on the third floor, "First Class" and it really was. This was a treasure.

Room Tip: We stayed on the thrid floor, "First class passengers." It was for my husband's birthd...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Laurenma2014
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Hampstead, Maryland
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went there this weekend to stay for a night and go over to the American Music Theatre. We got a 15% discount to eat in their restaurant when we purchased tickets for the theatre. Well, now I know why the discount. The food was not good. Stuffed Flounder was terrible, mashed potatoes passable and the beans were just not good. I will not eat in the restaurant again. There are too many nice places in Lancaster to waste my time and money for inferior food. Plus they had a piano player that was so loud the you could not speak to each other. The room is too small for such a large electronic piano.
The room we had was fine and the a/c worked great and did not keep us awake. The only bad part of the room is that the rug was FILTHY. Many spots and just plain dirty. I hope they see this review and correct that.
For the price of the room, I will consider going elsewhere next time.

Room Tip: Do not pick a room on a floor that has kids unless you have kids with you.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Bunny104
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a great place...it has the feel of Lancaster while not being far from the outlets and Dutch Wonderland. It also has an amazing playground, area to walk/feed ducks, beautiful grounds, gorgeous indoor pool. We have stayed here 4-5 times and each time we go, we are really happy. They have some things that typical hotels do not...microwave, DVDs to borrow for free from the front desk, cookies and lemonade at the lobby area, a cute gift shop, a nice restaurant. And the staff is friendly and nice. It has the personal touch of a bed and breakfast, but the feel of a nice hotel. Really worth the money and great if you have kids. We do not plan to ever try anywhere else in Lancaster.

Room Tip: There is an adult only floor for people who want to avoid the noise of kids...we have a kid and neve...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Imduf
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This isn't the place you'd first think to choose but it's a wonderful hotel that is close to many of the sights nearby. It's clean and lots of fun for families. Kids will absolutely love it. We missed staying here on our last trip and are so glad we got to stay here this time. Very nicely done.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ben R
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North East, Maryland
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We spent one night here during the recent July 4 holiday weekend.We had a sundeck room on the 3rd floor which is an adults only floor. The staff was friendly. The room was clean and to us the bed was quite comfortable. The motel is in a great location for shopping at the outlet stores and nearby attractions and restaurants. We had dinner and breakfast at the motel restaurant. We thought the dinner food was average but the country breakfast was outstanding. We enjoyed the live piano music during the dinner. Sundeck guests receive a discount on the dinner bill. Stopped in the Tavern for a drink and the bartenders were very friendly. Take some corn to feed the ducks, they are everywhere around the motel. We will not hesitate to stay here again.

Room Tip: Third floor is adults only
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank para12mike
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great for kids. Good pool. Good price for package for breakfast and tickets to Dutch Wonderland. Bar closes early though, but staff VERY accomodating. Beds not so comfortable. Please book early so you can get a reservation at the hotel.

Room Tip: If you have kids, you can only get rooms on the first floor (lobby level). May be a little noisy if...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Joe D
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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

stayed at this incredible hotel for 2 nites july 6 to the 8th. all the the reviews of the hotel are dead on!!! awesome location . totally clean, family freindly. amazing cookies !!!. and the duck and koi pond. thank you fulton steamboat inn for a great short vacation for my son and i

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Fulton Steamboat Inn

Property: Fulton Steamboat Inn
Address: Routes 30 and 896, Lancaster, PA 17602
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 Romantic Hotel in Lancaster
#2 Family Hotel in Lancaster
#2 Best Value Hotel in Lancaster
#12 Business Hotel in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fulton Steamboat Inn 3*
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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