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Fulton Steamboat Inn
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
North East, Maryland
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37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Very Nice Anniversary Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 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, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 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, travelled with family
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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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, travelled with family
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Wheeling, WV
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We loved this motel. Very clean, nice pool, excellent breakfast at the restaurant, and close to all the Lancaster Co attractions. We loved the fact that it reminded us of being on a ship. We also enjoyed the pond, although I it would have been more enjoyable had it not snowed at the end of March :-)

  • Stayed March 2014
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

What a cute hotel, from the view outside to the entrance to the elevator music to the rooms and dining. Breakfast was amazingly good, French toast yum! Well worth the choice to stay. Wish we could have stayed longer

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We booked this hotel on a whim. The photos and descriptions just appealed to my romantic side. All my expectations were met. If you can afford a bit of vacation luxury, this ship in the middle of a cabbage patch might be for you.

Room Tip: We chose the adults only third floor. Sometimes, screaming children aren't conducive to a peace...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pitman, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

My husband and I recently took our granddaughters to Dutch Wonderland and stayed at the Fulton Steamboat Inn. At first glance the place is absolutely adorable! We were greeted very nicely at the front desk as we checked in and the girls were given adorable little paper "sailor" hats. After settling in we took them to the pirate ship playground where they had a blast. Then we let them get into their bathing suits and go to the pool. They had a great time! Then dinner and back to the pool afterwards.
It wasn't until we started getting ready for bed that the disappointments started. When I went to draw the girls a bath the tub was dirty with pubic hair in it!!!!!! I cleaned it myself because it was late and I needed to get the girls bathed and into bed. Got them into the tub finally and went to reach for a.......Hey where are the washcloths? Nope, there weren't any. Used a hand towel Then I started looking a bit closer and noticed the room wasn't very clean at all dirt ground into the corners and a lot of grime and dust balls over the bathroom door.
Now bedtime. Holy Cow! Where did they get those pillows-the bricklayers association?! Must have they were about two inches thick and as hard as rocks.
Here is the worst part of our night my younger granddaughter must have swallowed some pool water (and to interject I did think the pool looked a bit cloudy but thought it would be ok) The poor baby spent the entire night throwing up :(. Now I'm not saying for sure it was because of the pool but the next day when I spoke to some of the parents/grands a number of them also stated that their little has stomach issues throughout the night.
Now in all fairness I did not bring any of this up at check-out, we were in a bit of a hurry and my husband does not like to complain. Would I recommend this hotel? to be honest it's hard to say. My granddaughters were the reason we chose the Fulton Steamboat Inn and they had fun (even with getting sick) so in that aspect it was a success. Would I go back? Nope

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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JosephChiccarine, General Manager at Fulton Steamboat Inn, responded to this review, 4 July 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 sincerely apologize that this stay was less than you had expected and we will move to correct any and all issues that you experienced.

I have addressed your concerns about the cleanliness of the property with our Housekeeping Manager and we will be tightening our room inspection procedure as a result of these issues. We ask that you bring any and all concerns to our Manger on Duty so that we may rectify the situation as soon as possible. We do hope that your grandchildren are feeling better and look forward to their return!

Again, we apologize that this stay was less than exceptional, and we hope that you will join us again in the future. If there is anything more I can do to further assist you, please feel free to contact me directly.

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 soon!

Best Regards,

Joseph A. Chiccarine
General Manager
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Additional Information about Fulton Steamboat Inn

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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