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Fulton Steamboat Inn
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Awesome Experience!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

My family and I had such a GREAT time at Fulton Steamboat Inn! This was our 2nd trip to your hotel and it just keeps getting better and better each time. My son just loves feeding the ducks and koi fish! He also had a great time on the new playground ship. He didn't want to leave! None of us did. We will definitely be coming about again next year and staying with you!! Thanks for always having great customer service, staff members and food!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Wilmington,DE
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

What a great place to stay. We just spent 4 days and 3 nights here and that was the best time we have had in a long time. The staff there including the waitress' & hostess & bartenders at Huckleberry's Restaurant which is part of the hotel, plus the reservation staff make you feel so welcome you don't want to leave. The room was very clean and comfortable.I would however suggest to couples going there to purchase the Cruise Package with your room it is well worth it.

Room Tip: For couples without children I would suggest the Sun Deck. It is a nice quiet floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

I am very glad we tried the Fulton Steamboat Inn!

Cons: If coming from the North, have to go through busy Lancaster. Route 30 is congested up to the Fulton Steamboat Inn. Check glassware for cleanliness. Maid missed them in the "closet" refrigerator section. Some mold on bathtub plug. One elevator, though we did not have to wait.

Pros: Remodled. Rooms spacious on the third floor. Private balcony in addition to a private deck at the end of the hall. Comfortable. Quiet. Pick even numbnered rooms for a better view of farmlands. Loved the lake with ducks and waterfalls.(Food to feed the water fowl available!) Really nice atmosphere and kept beautifully. Nice staff. Quick checkin. Huge bathrooms. Beds comfortable. Comp terry-cloth bath robes. On-site restaurant and longe. (Nice!) Breakfast $5.95 with room. Great jungle-jim set for kids. After dinner, everyone gathers around the lake for walking and talking and it is really beautiful after a long day's drive. (Unique from most hotels.) Swimming pool indoors/but seems outdoors. Can walk to stores or other restaurants if you want.

Cookies and soft-drinks complementary in afternoon. Ice-cold lemonade!

Room Tip: If traveling without children, stay on the third floor. (Adults only floor) Choose odd numbered ro...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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North East, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

We have been coming to The Fulton Steamboat since 08 and will never stayed anywhere else, this is actually the only place we have stayed and they have captured our business for life. You couldn't find a more friendlier staff then the steamboat has. The hotel is beautiful and clean, I have never had one negative experience or stay there. The outside pond/walking trail and chairs to relax in and children's playground is wonderful and peaceful. The ducks and fish are great to feed or just watch. We have meet a few families from out of town that come the same time we do every year and have made friendships and the kids LOVE LOVE the pool area! I love the hot tub! This is a true family friendly established business. If you stayed here and or thinking about by all means don't hesitate this is a great hotel to stay and play you and your children's we will satisfied.You will want to come back year after year as we do and will always!!!! See you soon Steamboat!!

Room Tip: If you have children the room with bunk beds great I liked them too and if you like to spend a lot o...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

I have visited the Steamboat Inn several times a year for quite a few years. The Inn is always very clean and the staff is professional and friendly. On this visit, I learned that the long-time general manager, Peter, had recently departed. He was very people-oriented and treated all of the guests like members of a family. I am certain his leadership made that hotel what it is today. I hope the new manager continues his winning ways. I must say that employees seemed somewhat reserved, maybe because of this recent change. Arlene, in the gift shop, is an outstanding employee. She is very friendy and a true professional. I did not think the quality of food or service in the restaurant was quite as good as in the past. Our server at breakfast seemed more focused on preparing for a bus group than anything else. There was a new playground for the children, very nice. I am hoping that the Steamboat Inn will continue to be a great place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

We stayed at the Fulton Steamboat and had a nice time. The room was a nice size and well appointed. We have a young child so we enjoyed the pool and playground. I also very much appreciated that this hotel had a restaurant and bar - comes in handy when you want a snack or cocktail after the little one goes to bed.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

My family and I had a great time here. My kids loved the playground, feeding the ducks and fish, and the pool. I had wished that the pool was a little bit bigger though. It got crowded with just a couple other families. The room was nice and clean. My kids loved the bunk beds and for once my spouse and I got to sleep in the same bed while on vacation. The bed was so comfy, I didn't want to get out of it. The staff was great, especially the lady that ran the gift shop. I am disappointed though that we didn't get some sort of breakfast voucher. We did get 10% off, however most hotels give you a free breakfast. Also, the menu was a bit limited and pricey. I would suggest that they look into trying to add a tv channel for small children such as Disney Junior or Nick Junior. There were lots of small children and the disney and nickelodeon channels are for older kids. Very minor issues, overall it is a great place!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Fulton Steamboat Inn
Address: Routes 30 and 896, Lancaster, PA 17602
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lancaster
#2 Family 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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