Experience the Most Unique Lancaster Pennsylvania Hotel

Tired of staying at boring chain hotels? Book your stay in one of the most unique, boutique hotels in Lancaster, PA – The Fulton Steamboat Inn!

Beginning with our distinctive exterior, complete with sun decks overlooking picturesque farmland, you’ll quickly realize you’re experiencing a one-of-a-kind hotel! Our interior spaces and guest rooms boast a Victorian and nautical theme, and like all self-respecting boutique hotels in Lancaster, PA, the emphasis remains on providing all the comforts of home.

Our guest room amenities are plentiful and our grounds beautiful, including a walking trail with duck and koi feeding pond, fire pit and patio, and our Jr. First Mate’s Happy Harbour Landing Playground. From port to starboard, start to finish, the Fulton Steamboat Inn truly stands out as the most unique hotel in Lancaster, PA!

Come aboard!

Check-in time: 3 PMCheck-out time: 11 AM

History of the Fulton Steamboat Inn

Many Guests of the Fulton Steamboat Inn frequently ask: “Why a steamboat in the middle of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania?” The reason: Robert Fulton, the man most responsible for developing the idea of propelling boats by steam, was born just a few miles from our very location, making our unique hotel truly a Robert Fulton Inn!

In 1765, Robert Fulton was born in a small farmhouse just a few miles south of the Fulton Steamboat Inn. Robert Fulton is credited with turning the steamboat into a commercial success and transforming transportation history.

Robert Fulton began his career as an artist but later turned his attention toward mechanical engineering. Robert Fulton worked diligently to improve mill designs, and also contributed greatly to innovations in canal systems.

Robert Fulton

Victorian-Themed Lobby

Enter an era of steamboat accommodations at our Lancaster County hotel!

Heated Indoor Pool and Whirlpool

Refresh and rejuvenate as you take a dip in our heated indoor pool and whirlpool.

Duck and Koi Feeding Pond and Walking Trail

Visit our duck and koi friends as you follow our walking trail at the Fulton Steamboat Inn in Lancaster.

Fire Pit

Enjoy your afternoon relaxing by the fire overlooking our koi pond.

Fire Pit at Night

Breathe in the Lancaster County air as you enjoy your evening fire-side.


Our on-site playground is a great place to let the kids be kids.

Don’t forget our fabulous, award-winning, onsite dining! Huckleberry’s is on-board so you don’t even need to go ashore.

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