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Fulton Steamboat Inn

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A wonderfully nautical and uniquely Victorian experience awaits at our charming inn housed in a steamboat. Located in Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country, you’ll find scenic views, beautiful sunsets, and serenity when you stay here. And whether you’re here for a romantic getaway or family vacation, we have themed rooms and first-class amenities everyone can enjoy. Featuring an indoor heated pool, our very own duck pond, and a grand playground for the kids, we turn a normal hotel stay into a full experience. We invite locals and tourists alike to come aboard and enjoy an unforgettable escape filled with hospitality, charm, and beauty.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
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COVERT L wrote a review Apr 11
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania90 contributions9 helpful votes
We stay here every time we visit Lancaster. The Charm & Elegance of another time with all the amenities of today makes our stay relaxing. Having breakfast at Huckleberry’s Restaurant where we can sit by a window and be served a delicious breakfast is the best way to start our day.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book early because this is not a large hotel.
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Amber G wrote a review Apr 9
Clarksburg, West Virginia30 contributions82 helpful votes
Such a nice place to stay while visiting Lancaster! Very friendly staff and very clean as well. You really do feel like you are staying on a steamboat! They also have a nice restaurant and tavern on site with great food. We would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make sure to let them know you would like housekeeping as they only do it upon request.
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B M wrote a review Apr 7
32 contributions10 helpful votes
We really liked this hotel! I expected it to be fun and cute -- it's a steamboat-themed hotel in a tourist area, after all -- but the interior was ornate with antique furnishings and decor throughout. It's a tribute to Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat. There's a restaurant in which we had a nice, full-service breakfast. There's also a bar, a tourist info center, and a gift shop. Sight & Sound theater is very close. If the weather had been clear, it would have been nice to enjoy the many outdoor patios.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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txerica wrote a review Mar 2024
Trophy Club, Texas308 contributions137 helpful votes
We had a wonderful two night stay at the Steamboat Inn. Room was clean, updated, and comfortable. Beds were great. Theming makes it a unique place to stay. We were centrally located for all we wanted to see and do. We had breakfast in the restaurant one morning. Service was very slow, but only one server for many tables. When it came time to pay the bill, was told only options were cash or charge to room because credit card system was down. Would have been nice to know this first. I would definitely return when I'm in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrea G wrote a review Feb 2024
15 contributions13 helpful votes
Everything was perfect for our weekend getaway! We stayed on 3rd floor with a balcony and I highly recommend this. The people at the desk are very friendly and helpful. Josh was very helpful and explained everything to us about the hotel. We ate at Huckleberry and it was very good. There are many ways the hotel gives a vibe of being on a steamboat with antique furniture, piano music, and little touches like the old fashioned telephone in our room. It is a truly unique experience to stay in this hotel. This is a special getaway to plan for all ages. We plan to visit again.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plan on making reservations for dinner or breakfast.
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Susan wrote a review Jan 2024
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania3 contributions5 helpful votes
HONESTLY.. One of the best places in my back yard!! I am a local... drove past this place a billion times in wonder... I booked this as a Christmas gift... never having been there... and it did not disappoint...Customer service was amazing from the moment of checkin... One of the best places I checked into.. In my own dang back yard... amazed, and proud!! The ambiance of views and music played in the halls is nostalgic... A perfect getaway in an imperfect world!!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Check out Hatchet and Axe... across the street... sooo much fun!!
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Harumi R wrote a review Jan 2024
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Our family had a wonderful time in this super cute mini resort! Everything was great, and the pics dont even do justice. The pond, the playground, the decor, the nice clean hot tub and pool area, the cookis and hot coccoa, the gift shop, the food at the restaurant (delicious pancakes!), firepit, the landscape and all Christmas decor inside and out. We've stayed in many different hotels but this one will always be one of our favorites!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Josh Ressel, Guest Services / Front Office at Fulton Steamboat Inn
Responded Jan 18, 2024
Our crew at the Fulton Steamboat Inn is delighted to hear that your stay with us over the holidays was perfect! It is fantastic that you and your family could enjoy many of our amenities like you mentioned, our playground, indoor pool and hot tub, and beautiful pond area. Our famous chocolate chip cookies every afternoon in our lobby are a staple of the Steamboat, and after this year, our hot cocoa station over the winter will be too! Our crew works so hard decorating our property for the holidays, and we have a fantastic company that comes out and puts lights up everywhere, making our already gorgeous pond area a perfect winter wonderland. It is gratifying to hear that our guests appreciate all that hard work, and we will be sure to keep up the hard work so that we are always here for your family!
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Airforcemom wrote a review Dec 2023
Levittown, Pennsylvania3 contributions
Great hotel for girls weekend. Beautiful rooms and nice bar. . Conveniently located to outlets, Sight and sounds theater and many restaurants. Staff friendly and accommodating. Large rooms. Will stay again!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Josh Ressel, Guest Services / Front Office at Fulton Steamboat Inn
Responded Jan 18, 2024
Thank you for reviewing your experience at the Fulton Steamboat Inn! We are overjoyed to have been selected to host your girls' trip. As you mentioned, our hotel is so wonderfully located near the bustling city of Lancaster, countless shops, Sight and Sound Theater, and the American Music Theater, and right in the heart of Amish Country! We aim to create a warm and welcoming environment for all our guests from the moment they walk in our doors. It is delightful to hear that we met this goal and that our rooms were large enough for your party. From our entire crew, we cannot wait to welcome you aboard again soon!
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L847HSjonathanh wrote a review Dec 2023
Arlington, Virginia247 contributions115 helpful votes
While my wonderful spouse and I were planning our 30th wedding anniversary trip, we came across this establishment as a place to spend a night on the way to New Hampshire. So glad we did! The staff was courteous and helpful. The food in Huckleberry’s was good and priced fine. And the room was gorgeous, with an electric fireplace. Perfect for that first romantic evening.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Josh Ressel, Guest Services / Front Office at Fulton Steamboat Inn
Responded Jan 13, 2024
From everyone at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, we thank you for staying with us. We are thrilled you decided to stop at our quaint property on such a notable anniversary trip! It is delightful to hear that our staff was accommodating and that our food was well-priced and delicious. Our goal is to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere for all of our guests from the moment they walk in, and it is lovely to know we have succeeded. It is fantastic to hear your room was to your liking as well. Our adults-only third-floor Sundeck rooms are beautiful, from the furniture to the electric fireplace to the private balcony you can go out and sit on. From our entire staff, we would be honored to welcome you aboard again soon!
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Steve E wrote a review Nov 2023
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My wife and I took an impromptu trip to the Lancaster area and decided to stay at the Fulton Steamboat Inn. We had driven past it many times over the years and figured we would give it a try. Our 4 day stay turned out to be one of the best experiences we have ever had at a hotel. The room, staff, restaurant and all services were exceptional. We stayed in a King room on the upper sun deck and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend this place and really can't say enough about it. We both decided we will make this a getaway destination for future special occasions!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be sure to eat at Huckleberry's for breakfast! Great value and fantastic food!
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Response from Josh Ressel, Guest Services / Front Office at Fulton Steamboat Inn
Responded Dec 7, 2023
From everyone at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, we sincerely thank you for leaving this wonderful review of our property. We frequently hear that people drive by us and have always wanted to stop by. I mean, how could you not notice the giant steamboat in the middle of the land in Lancaster? It is always great to hear people finally deciding to stop by, and they are usually in awe of our delightful atmosphere and beautiful decor. It is lovely that you and your wife were able to have the perfect vacation we always hope to provide our guests. Hopefully, you took advantage of the private balcony with all of our sundeck rooms and the electric fireplace in the room. It is also gratifying to hear that our staff and services were exceptional. We have such a hardworking crew from top to bottom that work their hardest to keep our property in good condition inside and out. It's fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful time staying with us, and we are ecstatic that we can be your vacation spot for many years. Thank you again for your patronage, and we hope to welcome you aboard again soon!
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C$156 - C$262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
97
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fulton Steamboat Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Amish Farm and House (1.1 km), American Music Theatre (0.8 km), and Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Maze (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chick-fil-A, Huckleberry's Restaurant & Tavern, and Route 30 Diner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Fulton Steamboat Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Fulton Steamboat Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting 1719 Museum (formerly 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum) (7.5 km) and The Willows Covered Bridge (0.9 km).
Is Fulton Steamboat Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.