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Fulton Steamboat Inn
Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We have made this unique inn our Valentine's weekend destination the past five years. I say unique because the hotel itself is patterned after an old time steamboat, in regards to the design of the exterior of the building but this is hardly the only feature which makes a weekend getaway here extraordinary. The entrance foyer is appropriately old fashion but very ornate and quite beautiful, as is the rest of the lobby and all of the guest rooms. The entire inn has been totally renovated over the last five years and is well maintained by the management and staff. This establishment includes a restaurant, lounge, an all glass pool/jacuzzi area and the weekend reservation packages are very reasonable. The surrounding area has a number of outlet malls, dinner theaters, restaurants and attractions for all ages. My family and I would highly recommend the Fulton Steamboat Inn to anyone planning a weekend trip to the Lancaster, PA area.

Room Tip: All of the accommodations are extremely nice but if you want total room silence, do not book above t...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Had a bad experience at another hotel up the road. Called here and they were very willing to accommodate us. Restaurant within the facility was delicious. Amount of food unreal. Couldn't have asked for anything nicer.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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JosephChiccarine, General Manager at Fulton Steamboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Dear Steamboat Passenger,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experiences Aboard Lancaster County’s Most Unique Full Service Hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your accommodations with us, and look forward to welcoming you aboard again in the near future!

We apologize that our neighboring hotel did not meet your standards, but we are happy to hear that were able to accommodate you. We look forward to your return!

Best Regards,

Joseph A. Chiccarine
General Manager

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I have stayed at the Fulton Steamboat Inn several times and I just love coming back. It is centrally located. You are able to reach any attraction in Lancaster in no time at all. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean. The hotel itself is gorgeously decorated inside and the grounds outside are beautiful and relaxing. The scenery is eye catching. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We enjoyed our stay here! The hotel itself looks just like a steamboat and the whole theme is carried throughout. Beautifully decorated rooms, clean bed, lots of thick towels, great grounds outside,central location. Nice staff, nice resturant inside. We did the huckelberry breakfast ..way too much food( I guess that's a good thing!!) and delicious! The hotel is a bit pricey but we think its worth it. Wish we had time to enjoy the beautiful indoor pool but we didn't...Would definitely stay here again! would definitely recommend it! L& L NJ

Room Tip: Stay on 3 rd floor,, no children allowed,, very quiet ,,
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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JosephChiccarine, General Manager at Fulton Steamboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Dear Steamboat Passenger,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experiences Aboard Lancaster County’s Most Unique Full Service Hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your accommodations with us, and look forward to welcoming you aboard again in the near future!

Our outdoor areas are beautiful this time of year; we are thrilled to hear that you were able to enjoy them.
Don’t forget to join out Captain’s Club, which offers great discounts to those who travel with us frequently!

Best Regards,

Joseph A. Chiccarine
General Manager

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I first stayed here in 2011 and returned in 2012. The hotel lobby is beautifully decorated and the service is great. This is a great hotel for families. At check in, kids get some wooden coins to exchange at the gift shop for bags of corn to feed the ducks at the pond. The grounds have a playground, gazebo and a nice pond. This is Lancaster, the heart of Amish country, so there are farms in the area. There is a bit of a smell of freshly fertilized fields, but it's not repulsive. I find it a refreshing change from smelling garbage, urine, cigarette smoke and all those lovely odors in NYC. I love how you can see the blue sky on a sunny day and clean air without all the pollution from cars, etc..There is an indoor pool, a tavern and a restaurant. I personally like the family style breakfast at the restaurant.

I found that the king size room was bigger than the double queens room(my point of view). The king room had the bed in a separate area and a small living area with a full pull out bed. The double queen just had the 2 beds. It felt a bit cramped. I will definitely be back. The rates are a bit high, especially during warm months. They do offer AAA discount rates.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We paid $179 + tax to stay here on a Friday and for that kind of money, I really expected more. Upon arrival, we did not receive the room we requested. In addition, the king sized bed was hard and uncomfortable with cheap, thin sheets. The pillows were flat, uncomfortable and obviously old. I woke up with such a terrible backache. The grounds had a horrible stench. I don't know if it was the fertilizer or what, but it smelled really bad. We had their "famous" Philly steak sandwiches for lunch at their restaurant that were actually not very good (rubbery meat). All in all, the place is very centralized and appeared clean for the most part, but definitely not worth the price we paid...not for what we got.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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JosephChiccarine, General Manager at Fulton Steamboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Dear Steamboat Passenger,

We thank you for sharing your recent experiences with us. Our team is committed to providing our passengers with the highest level of guest services, hospitality, and comfort, and I apologize that we uncharacteristically fell short on this occasion.

We recognize mattresses are truly an amenity of preference, and are surprised to hear of your discomfort with our Serta Perfect Sleepers as we typically receive rave reviews from our guests. In the future, please do not hesitate to dial -0- from your in room telephone to contact a Front Desk Representative who will be willing to assist you, and improve upon your comfort level.

Our setting amidst Lancaster County Farmland most commonly is recognized for its serene environment, and convenient location near Lancaster’s most popular attractions. However, our neighboring Amish Farm certainly has a pungent way of reminding us just how close we really are! We do appreciate your constructive comments, and I am confident our management team will utilize your feedback for the betterment of the property. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back to the Fulton during future travels to Lancaster County, and thank you once more for your feedback.

Kind Regards,

Joseph A. Chiccarine
General Manager
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We stayed there while visiting Lancaster County. My daughter who is 7 years old had a fantastic time. They have fishes and ducks and my daughter loved feeding them. The playground is also fantastic and she really wanted to stay there longer than we had planned for. Our special thanks to Scott. He was very nice to her and helpful to us also. When we forgot our cell in the lobby and were playing in the playground, he took the effort to come out and give our cell. If we go there again, we will definitely stay there again !!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £71 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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