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Fulton Steamboat Inn
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Westminster, Maryland
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28 reviews
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“Surprise overnight”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was our first stay at the Fulton Steamboat Inn. What a delightful overnight we had! Stepping into the lobby you are immediately on board a steam boat. The decor is great. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The weather that evening was gorgeous so we took advantage of sitting on the Adirondack chairs located around the pond on the site and reading. Other guests had bought s'mores kits in the gift shop and one of the employees made a fire in the fire pit for them. There's a very nice pool and hot tub located inside.
The sign posted said adult swim at 10:00 p.m. - midnight. Some guests read the sign and took it seriously and exited the pool with their children at 10:00 p.m. Others chose to think of it merely as a suggestion and brought their kid in anyway at 10:45 p.m. With no lifeguard on duty, it places the adult guests that were at the pool in an awkward position.
As part of our overnight package, we had breakfast in their dining room. It was delicious and plentiful!
We highly recommend the Fulton Steamboat Inn.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed at Fulton Steamboat in July and this hotel is fabulous. It was very neat and clean and very close to the Sight and Sound Theater where we saw the Moses show. We also ate in the dining room, the food was great and also the family style breakfast was excellent. We are going back in November.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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nyc
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is our 5th time at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, and it just keeps getting better. Everything is super clean, new bedding (down comforter, not that ugly bedspread at other hotels). Everyone is super nice and friendly. My kids (8 and 10) enjoyed the playground, pool and cookies. If you are not sure where to stay in Lancaster, stay here, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Good size rooms which were clean very we'll equipped and best of all quite.with free Wi-Fi which is always a bonus,pleasant staff especially in the bar and at breakfast along with a small gym to get you going in the morning

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Our 2nd stay at the Fulton Steamboat Inn. We loved it again! Clean, well maintained hotel with a fun theme ... 19th century steamboat. Loved the large room with bunk beds for the kids. The restaurant is excellent! Large, delicious breakfasts. Dinner and lunch are very good, too. Kids love the playground with pirate ship and feeding the ducks in the pond. Location is perfect ... next to an Amish farm, acoss the street from outlets and mini-golf, and close to Dutch Wonderland. We've stayed at 3 other hotels in the area ... the Fulton Steamboat is our favorite!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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new york
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We loved the Fulton Steamboat Inn! We were 4 adults and a 2 yr old and it was perfect for all of us. The rooms were spacious, nicely decorated and immaculate!!! They had bed rails for the pull out bed in our room that was perfect for our son! The pool and hot tub were nicely kept and we all enjoyed it. Liked that it was open late and even had an adult swim. The playground was also very well kept and our son loved feeding the ducks and fish. We all enjoyed he lemon water and chocolate chip cookies in the lobby. We had breakfast at the restaurant (huckleberry's), we had the family style breakfast which was reasonably priced and delicious! All hotel staff was friendly. This place was a treat. Also I had anticipated it being a little cheesy with the whole steamboat theme but it was definitely done in good taste. Overall we loved this place and had not one complaint. We will be returning next summer with my brother and his family as well!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We never realized what a wonder hotel the Steamboat was. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Our room was very comfy and clean.
The restaurant and bar were both wonderful.My husband & I had one of the best steak and crab cake dinners.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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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
#3 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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