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Fulton Steamboat Inn
Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We decided to get into the car head towards Hershey, Pa and see where we ended up. We drove the beautiful roads of pennsylvania from New York and landed in Lancaster. I opened myTrip Advisor app and typed in Lancaster. I saw many offering but the Steamboat looked different we decided to drive by and see for ourselves. Well so happy to find this gem in landlocked Pa. Its a unique looking hotel, looks like a real steamboat on the Mississippi but no water here. The hotel from the wonderful front desk staff who checked us in like she was expecting us to the clean and well kept lobby we were very happy to stumble upon this gem.
The hotel really does look like a vintage old hotel with clean , well furnished public spaces. OUr room on the 3rd floor adult only area was huge with a balcony and large bath, I check into the corners and under the bed, no dirt anywhere, Maria the housekeeper is doing a great job.
We had real glass cups and a microwave with coffee maker, even real mugs. The restaurant and tavern in the hotel were beautiful and friendly even the gift shop was great. We only stayed one night because they were fully booked for the week. Oh and the pool was great also. I will definitely be back thanks Trip Advisor for locating this wonder in PA.

Room Tip: The 3rd floor adult only with balconies facing the farms behind the hotel. The room on first floor...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

For a second year in a row, my family and I stayed at the Fulton Steamboat Inn in Lancaster, PA. Along for the trip, besides myself, were my husband and two daughters ages 5 and 2 1/2. The Inn is small in comparison to most hotels but that is what makes it special. If you are looking for room service or a resort pool area this is not the place for you. However, if you want a quiet, relaxed, laid back stay this IS the place for you.
There is a pirate playground for the kids with slides, swings, etc.. Around the the playground are benches, chairs and tables for everyone else. Next to the playground there is a small lake with ducks that you can feed as well as a fire pit area that the hotel staff will set up for you. The hotel itself is surrounded by water which have have koi and ducks as well. The hotel lobby welcomes you with the most gooey, warm, delicious chocolate chip cookies that never run out and lemonade. In the mornings they also set up fresh coffee. The first two floors are for everyone and the third is reserved for adults and kids over 16. The rooms are a decent size with free wifi,a microwave, refrigerator and dvd player which is wonderful for families. First floor also has a laundry area equipped with washers and dryers. There is a restaurant, however we choose to eat at other places like Cracker barrel and Ruby Tuesday's. Pool area is indoors only and a decent size, but not large. They offer adult swim from 10pm-12am for 17yrs and older.
Staff is pleasant and will help anyway possible.
Definitely will return again!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Simply the best Hotel in Lancaster County! We stayed here awhile back and decided to visit again. It's so great to see familiar faces, all the staff smiles and says hello, which is something you don't see very often anymore. The third floor rooms are beautiful and the fire pit at night is a great touch. I don't think it can get any better!

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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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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.

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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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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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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
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: £70 - £157 (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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