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Fulton Steamboat Inn
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Lancaster
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Camano Island, Washington
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“On highway 30 - a major truck route”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious. The old timey music that's piped in would be cute if you just stayed for one night, but becomes annoying when you stay for three. The pictures make it look like there's a large body of water to view from the room with a deck, but it's really a view of the roof and Highway 30. The HVAC system in the room worked well, but was loud. We tried opening the sliding door to let the cool night air in, but the air brakes from the trucks were continuous throughout the night. Earplugs were deployed. I would recommend this as a great place to stay for one night if you're just passing through, want to be near the highway and have children that would enjoy the playground and swimming pool. We wondered if we would have enjoyed the hotel more if we had a room on the other side of the hotel overlooking farmland. The place was practically empty and we probably should have asked to try the other side to see if it was quieter and had a nicer view. The decks on the third floor all seem to overlook several feet of roof, which is not pleasant at all. I wonder why they didn't put us on the pasture side? We booked months ahead.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed at the Fulton Steam Boat Inn twice before this trip. We totally enjoyed our stay again! This hotel is an old steam boat and sits in water. The property is beautiful inside and out! Friendly!

Room Tip: The only thing wrong was we needed to use the sleeper sofa this stay and when we puled it out it was...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Waymart, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

The steamboat theme is a lot of fun for families, and you really feel like you are entering a steamboat from the past as soon as you walk through the door to the hotel. We had a room with a queen bed for us adults, and a bunk bed for the two teenage girls. All of the employees we had contact with were very friendly and helpful.

We used the pool -- kind of cool for my liking, but since I usually think that, I must like my pool water warmer than most. The hot tub had some hair floating in it, but since we used it at night, I imagine that it started out clean.

We did not eat in the restaurant.

We did not visit any of the outdoor areas - Our trip was in February, and during a snow storm!

The only two negatives: A light was out in the bathroom (no big deal, really, but I just appreciate when all details are attended to by hotel staff), and our room was on the first floor facing the parking lot. I know, someone has to stay there! But since it was such a snowy weekend and we couldn't enjoy spending time outside, it would have been nice to stay in a room with a nicer view. Not the hotel's fault! I just suggest requesting a room on the back side of the property for a nicer view.

The property is on a main strip for restaurants and shopping, and it is close to the countryside.

Room Tip: Request a room on the back side of the property for a nicer view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

My extended family has been staying here each June for about 5 years now, and recently added a December trip as well. We love it! It is clean and well-run with spacious rooms. The steamboat theme is fun. The indoor pool area is great for the kids, along with the outdoor play area. There are also ducks to feed. Fresh-baked cookies are available in the lobby at certain times of day. The food at the two restaurants is very good. If you visit the main restaurant in particular, be prepared to WAIT. We typically send one person down to order breakfast and everyone else comes down an hour later to eat. We all look forward to hanging out at the tavern with David, the bartender. There are hundreds of places to shop and eat nearby. We use this hotel as a home base for outlet shopping, Hershey Park (takes the better part of an hour to get there, though) and Dutch Wonderland (5 min away). It is in the heart of Amish country and the Indian Cavern is fun to visit as well (go there if it rains).

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Stayed for Memorial Day weekend. Room was great, 3 kids and 2 adults stayed in the king bed with trundle. It was clean, just perfect for us. We were welcomed by the nicest people at the desk. We were missing an ironing board and within minutes of letting the front desk know, knock at the door. Service was excellent. The cookies that they put out in the afternoon are absolutely a great touch and addictive. The food at Huckleberry's was the best. We definitely will come back again, without a doubt. I have already told people to stay here. I won't bother with any other place to stay. (Scott at the front desk was especially nice and great sense of humor!) You can't go wrong with this place.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor room 136, which was perfect not too close to the pool.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Great value accommodation, very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are very well appointed and clean. The pool area is clean and well maintained. Hotel is well located for touring the local attractions wish we had more time to stay and will be back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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JosephChiccarine, General Manager at Fulton Steamboat Inn, responded to this review, 30 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 delighted that you enjoyed your accommodations with us, and look forward to welcoming you aboard again in the near future!

We are glad that you found our facility clean, well maintained and centrally located. Our staff takes great pride in maintain the facility so that all of our guests feel right at home.

Don’t forget to check our website and Facebook for new and exciting events in Lancaster County! We look forward to welcoming you aboard again in the near future!

Best Regards,

Joseph A. Chiccarine
General Manager
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Mahopac, New York
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Had an overnight stay at the steamboat inn on May 17th. We had a passport package which included 2 alcoholic beverages, 2 dinners, and breakfast for two. We ate at Huckelberrys, which is a restaurant on the premises. Food was good,as was the service. The hotel room was on the third floor with a private deck which was nice, king size bed with a electric fire place. I would recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
#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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