"Great view in beautiful town"
The Inn was very charming, very nice staff. It was hustling with people and hosting many weddings on the day of our check in so we were unable to check in early to get ready for the wedding we were attending. Staff was very accomidating about finding a space for us to change. Rooms are expensive and small but the location and charm of the inn can't […] be beat. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful water view and fantastic restaurant"
First and foremost, when booking this inn, I would recommend being very careful and picky about your room type. Here, you will definitely get what you pay for. Approximately 6 buildings/houses spread out over about a mile make up the York Harbor Inn. We have stayed in the one of the buildings from the 1700s and one of the buildings that is newer. Yes, […] the ones from the 1700s are charming and the least expensive; however, that's about where the positives of these older buildings fades (at least for us). If you're a heavy sleeper and don't care about noise or the quality of the bed you're sleeping in, go for the older buildings as you'll have a more affordable stay. If, however, you're a lighter sleeper (eg: we were actually woken up by a neighbor snoring in the room next to us because the walls in the old buildings are very thin), want a higher quality mattress, and a more luxurious stay, be willing to spend more money to stay in one of the newer buildings. Their newest acquisition, the Chapman Cottage, about 1/2 mile from the main inn is lovely. The staff were all helpful and polite. We both felt that the dining room, the quality of their food, and their staff were the biggest assets of the Inn. The water views are stunning. All in all, we would love to re-visit the York Harbor Inn, but we will be sure to stay in their newer buildings instead of the older inn. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We just loved this bed and breakfast situated on the coast facing a small park leading down to a coved-beach. History buffs dream. Staff was fantastic, even fixed our broken GPS. Restaurant was excellent. Our room was charming. If there was something to complain about it was the slight musty odor coming from floor or air-conditioning. But we did not […] let this stop us from enjoying the beautiful flowers, gardens, great food and delightful setting. We were told on the phone there was a Jacuzzi tub and fireplace in the room but my husband had the special need to be on the first floor so our options were limited. Every room is different at this Inn, evolving over the centuries. We decided on the fireplace only, instead of smaller room with both. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Important piece of York Maine"
York Harbor Inn is a great place to stay while in Maine. The Inn has a very elegant feel and appearance about it. Excellent food as well as service makes this a top place to vacation with the family or for a romantic get-away. Having the beach right across the road made for daytime adventures. I would recommend this Inn to anyone.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Get Away!!!"
This is truly a 5 star hotel! It is in a beautiful location and is very comfortable and inviting. The grounds are landscaped and well kept. You are just across the street from a great park and the beach. The room was spacious and warmly decorated. Every staff person we encountered was kind, friendly and helpful. They work to exceed your expectations […] not just meet them. I highly recommend this hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely hotel, but noisy room"
Lovely hotel, and though the room was tiny it was well laid out and decorated. Unfortunately it turned out to be right above reception which was very noisy. Had a great meal at the pub in hotel. Location was great, right at Atlantic Ocean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
07/19/14 San Diego is best San Diego, California
I had the good fortune to stay at the York Harbor Inn for a Business conference. It is truly charming and the staff is most accommodating. All the food was delicious with a very varied menu that includes many fresh, local options. We had great fun in the 1st floor lounge which was conducive to conversation. The room sizes & amenities varied greatly, so be clear on which you are reserving. Our group was given rooms at random & we had no individual options. Some folks had very small rooms on the 3rd floor of the main building while others had expansive "suites" complete with ocean views & jacuzzi tubs. For the vacationer, I'm sure there is an option for every budget. I would like to return with my spouse and explore the nearby towns & beaches.
"A fantastic gem!"
07/18/14 KenAtGmail Sharon
We have been going to York Harbor Inn for three years now. It's such a fantastic Inn! The downstairs bar is one of the coziest you'll ever visit and is reminiscent of a fine wood boat (I'd recommend starting there with a drink and shrimp cocktail before heading upstairs). The dining room is always delicious and the blueberry pie is some of the best there is. There is a great continental breakfast included with the price of the room. The location of the Inn can't be beat - it's directly across from York Harbor which is a great place for a summer swim. There is a wide variety of rooms at all different price levels so it's worth a call to see what's available. Enjoy!
"Great coastal location"
07/14/14 AnnieMiltonMA Milton MA
The York Harbor Inn is a charming place in a beautiful casual location. The inn overlooks a lovely park which descends to the sea. A gentle beach is just steps away. All ten of us enjoyed dinner at the inn our first night. Friendly and helpful staff are always present to be of service at the generous breakfast. Many thanks to Brandy who solved a problem with a room lock and gave us great advice about child-friendly places in the York area. Fisherman's walk gave us a sense of the working harbor and touring the historic homes in York village provided a most interesting activity on a rainy afternoon.
"Nice place but don't stay in a room above a wedding for example"
07/13/14 MaCherie57 boston, ma
We had booked this place from a Travel Zoo or some other special, and were delighted in general with our stay, BUT when we had first checked in, on a Friday evening, back in the fall. during what we thought would be a quiet weekend, we were given a room that was vibrating from the noise below. No kidding. It was supposedly the end of a wedding party. We left our bags, went to eat (very good food in their dining room), came back an hour and a half later- party people still partying, room still shaking and the noise was very much with us still. We complained, they changed our room, and we slept happily ever after. It's actually when you have a problem, that you find our what the management is made of. It's all very easy when things go right, but, how do they take care of you when things go wrong? That's key, because sometimes things do go wrong, even in good places. York Harbor Inn resolved the problem perfectly and we will go back. We loved walking nearby, admiring the sea view, and the breakfast and dinner we had were very good.
"Maine Excellence ,a charming ocean Inn"
07/13/14 Joan S Newton, Massachusetts
Charming excellence service ,beautiful homes to enjoy .We stayed in Harbor Hill overlooking York Harbor ocean ,beautiful decor and very comfortable sleeping ,walk to lovely the beach and restaurant.situated among gorgeous ocean homes Our family also stayed in Harbor Crest as well a beautiful large home with outdoor patios to enjoy ,large inside charming rooms to relax and enjoy breakfast .You will not find an Inn along the Southern Maine coast with as excellent hospitality great dinning in ocean front restaurant or ships pubs causal dinning as the York Harbor Inn . Great value for such excellent service.Yesterday a beautiful wedding was held on the lawn front of the Inn looking at the ocean what a lucky Bride and Groom .We celebrated a family Birthday at the Inn, everyone enjoyed there stay and great service.We will be back again soon.
"Harbor Crest - lovely Inn and very dog friendly"
07/10/14 CEG310 Berkshires MA
We stayed at Harbor Crest because we were travelling with our two dogs and it was a great choice. The Inn building is well kept - some of the common areas were showing a little wear and tear but it was nicely maintained. The room itself (502 which you can see in all of the Inn's promotional photos) did not disappoint although it too was a little rough around the edges - especially the bathroom which could use a new coat of paint although their big Jacuzzi tub made up for it. It was very clean and the "breakfast lady" and the young woman who cleaned our room were lovely. Wish I could have said the same for the innkeeper - only saw him once as he popped out of his quarters to get ice in the kitchen. He was disheveled and barefoot and I would have expected more of a presence since the power had gone out (the result of an auto accident on a nearby street). He didn't volunteer any help or further information - a bit disappointing for someone who is supposed to be managing the inn. We stayed 3 nights over a very busy (and wet) holiday weekend. Harbor Crest was not full but the guests I met were very nice and I loved how dog friendly the area is - York Harbor Beach is just across the street from the main inn (about 1/2 mile from Harbor Crest) and they allowed dogs off leash until 8AM and there is a dog park about 9 miles up the road in Ogunquit (off Berwick Rd) which is large, well maintained and spacious. As for Harbor Crest - there is a continental breakfast in the mornings - bagels, fruit, muffins and danishes as well as coffee and juices. It was a pleasure to come help ourselves and a Keurig was available all day as well as fresh bottled and lemon water - also had a supply of dog cookies and baggies by the door - these details were very thoughtful and really made a difference. I didn't realize Chapman was just right next door with their own restaurant - will have to try that next time... Did (unfortunately) eat in the main dining room - will do a separate review but it was mediocre (at best). All in all, I think the Inn staff is spotty – some were extremely pleasant and helpful (aforementioned breakfast lady and housekeeper) as well as the two young women at the front desk when I checked out and the gentlemen attending the Inn’s driveway the evening of July 4th – and some were not as professional – the two young men at check in (pleasant but a little preoccupied), the Inn keeper for Harbor Crest and the gentleman who waited on us at the restaurant – someone should mentioned that he should button his shirt… The property is beautiful and a nice setting for a much needed, relaxing getaway – I would recommend.
"Stayed 12 times - going back in the autumn!"
07/06/14 CCushing Olympia, Washington
There are several buildings comprising this inn. I have only experienced Harbor Hill, Yorkshire and the Country Inn (main building). Rooms in the main building are the least expensive but still quite charming. Always keep in mind that this is a very old building and it shows - it's a kick to use the stairs and railings built for people who were, on average, much shorter in days of yore! The restaurant and pub are in this building so if quiet is required, ask for a room away from the road. For a historical but more luxurious stay, try the Harbor Hill (a weather-cancelled flight caused me to miss a birthday with my elder father - the wonderful staff took pity on me and upgraded me to the best room available in this building - ocean view king, gas stove, jetted tub and as big as a small cabin!). Great for special occasions. The Yorkshire falls in between. Ask about accessability as I haven't noticed any elevators. Ocean views are just mildly obstructed by power lines and trees in season. All three lodgings are across one street and a small park (three minute walk) from a beautiful, protected sandy beach, surrounded by rocky points and cliffs. North from the beach is a cliff walk offering all of the picturesque views expected of the Maine coast. It can be a bit tricky if wet. A longer and more groomed beach/cliff walk is in Perkins Cove, just a few miles north - the Marginal Way Walkway. Stop at the Nubble lighthouse on the way - it will be one of the best photos of your vacation! The included breakfast is beyond continental with house made pastries using locally sourced ingredients when available - Maine blueberries! Great coffee 24/7. Management chooses the breakfast staff wisely - all are very knowledgeable about the area and love to share. The restaurant is very nice with several early bird options (as of my last stay). Was $18.95 with soup or salads, bread/roasted garlic, entree and dessert included. More than generous amount of food and always a delicious vegetarian choice. Try the Indian pudding (name has been changed (?) but is a corn/molasses pudding) - save room!. The pub is in the old stables downstairs and now has a nautical feel. Roaring fireplace, great food (can make a meal of the creamed spinach!), and better than expected entertainment make it hard to leave! Can get VERY crowded even off-season as it is a favorite of the locals. Having a car is a must as York is about an hour from the Jetport and there is not much within moderate walking distance. MANY historical sites and attractions just a short drive away. Parking is not an issue as only guests can use the interior lots. There are many more "extras" - too many to mention. Would be happy to answer questions. NOTE: I have never visited York Harbor in the summer. I hear the town swells from approx. 13,000 to 60,000 from May to September. This Inn is a perfect "home base" of operations for your vacation and explorations but probably not a destination/resort type of stay (other than a romantic weekend) so if you go out and about sightseeing, it will be crowded in the summer, and, after the "season", many historic/amusement type attractions are closed for the winter.
07/04/14 Martin J Plymouth, Massachusetts
We're staying in the Harbor Crest Inn, We've been coming for the last five years at least four times a year. Since they opened the pub at the Chapman property it is almost impossible to find parking between 5 and 9 pm. They used to have assigned parking for each room, not anymore. Between the inn keepers, their visitors, staff, and pub patrons, those staying in this building can't always find a place to park. No matter how delightful everything else is, not being able to park is just not acceptable.
"Exceptional New England Charm & Hospitality"
06/20/14 Heather S Denver, Colorado
We planned a very special event at the York Harbor Inn and we could not have chosen a better venue. The Inn has all the ambiance and charm in a quaint New England setting. The Ship's Cellars Pub is a must while staying at the Inn. The weekend entertainment is very good and does not attract your "typical" bar crowd. The "1637" Restaurant has exceptional views and very good seafood. Furthermore, the entire staff went above and beyond to accommodate all of our requests. I personally worked with the Inn to coordinate a surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal for my in-laws and they truly exceeded all of my expectations. Cheyenne, the events coordinator is professional, personable, and aims to please! I highly recommend the York Harbor Inn for any special occasion or weekend getaway. I assure you, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
"A Perfect Stay !!"
06/17/14 JupiterDave Jupiter, Florida
We were wrapping up a fantastic two week vacation celebrating my 65th birthday at York Harbor Inn. We did a loop trip heading from Boston to the Berkshires, West through the Adirondacks , East to Vermont and ending in Maine. It wasn't by accident we ended up in York Harbor as mysteriously my wife found a great Jack Russell breeder there as well!! York Harbor Inn has a beautiful building that is pet friendly called Harbor Crest.The accommodations we perfect and the staff couldn't have been nicer.The dinners at the Inn were exceptional, and the Pub is a must see. You'd swear your in the hold of a 1700's schooner heading out to sea.
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