"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
"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.
06/09/14 andi b Milford, Connecticut
I am an event planner and have been hosting an annual event at York Harbor Inn for several years. My group returned today and have already begun to plan the event for 2015!!!! Of all the hotels that I deal with from coast to coast, York Harbor Inn is by far the MOST accommodating. There is nothing that I have ever requested regarding menu, theme or special requests that is too much for Bridget or Greg or Chef to handle. I am looking forward to working together for years to come. If anyone is thinking of having a destination wedding, reunion, or gathering this is the place for you. ARB, ct
"Quaint, charming and a superb view"
06/03/14 Yolande M Falls Church, Virginia
This was a very special trip to the York Harbor Inn because we were married there 25 years ago and we just went back for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We asked for and stayed in the building adjacent to the inn itself, in a spacious room looking over the ocean. The room had a fireplace, a very comfortable bed and the bathtub could be used as a jacuzzi. It was very clean and pleasant. The inn is a nice combination of hotel and bed and breakfast so we had the feeling of staying in a house while getting the services of a hotel. There is a very convenient kitchen with a coffee and tea machine and utensils, including wine glasses. Fresh fruit was available every day and the house had a marvelous view of the ocean, The inn is on the side of a busy road so it is better to ask for an ocean front view on the second floor. There is a need for some updates, like the stair runner in the house that has seen better days, the AC unit in the window of our room blocking the view of the ocean, or the cheap lamps in our room. Also be aware that like in cruise ships, there is an envelope for a tip for the cleaning staff, which adds to the price you pay for the room. But these were minor details. That said we were somewhat disappointed that the management did nothing to celebrate our anniversary even though I had mentioned it to them when i reserved the room, We actually got married in the inn itself and had our reception there 25 years ago! I mentioned it to the staff and the waiters but we only got a "congratulations" and a "whatever" look on their faces. It would have been nice to have received a piece of chocolate, or a free dessert or any token of appreciation or celebration, which would have shown good customer service. York harbor is a lovely quiet town, perfect for a low key and peaceful weekend.
"Heaven.... I'm in heaven"
05/29/14 Bek R Nashville, Tennessee
The following things were perfectly lovely about our one night stay at the York Harbor Inn: Bed and sheets Chairs Balcony Bathroom Staff Coffee Muffins Pastries Fruit Dining room Beer Cocktails Lobster Ravioli Ship Cellar Pub Beach Sand Parking Views I truly cannot say that anything we had or did was below perfection! Every detail was covered. Every. Single. One. Thank you so much to the staff for making our first trip to Maine so wonderful!
05/28/14 mimi040 Cape Cod
We were very excited looking forward to our stay at the Inn. When we finally arrived after sitting in 4 hours of traffic, the very friendly and helpful staff told us we had been upgraded. The room was not in the main building but only a few steps away. We first had dinner in dining room with a spectacular view, then checked into our room. We were pretty surprised to find the room was not as described, very old and some what run down, the heat was broken and not able to turn off, so my husband and I pretty much sweat the entire night even with the windows open. The front desk staff had offered to move us but we were so tired we said we would stick it out. That was a bad decision on our part. The next morning the same front desk staff was on and told us they had taken the room charge of our bill. It is a lovely old Inn in need of some much needed repairs, but the value does not match up to the cost of the rooms
"Beware Room 36"
05/28/14 pfmMa ma
We stayed in this room and were appalled that they would even rent out this room, especially since the Inn had very few guests. Besides being small and dreary, the walls and ceilings were cracked and there were water stains on the wall and ceiling. The bathroom was very dated with a tiny vanity tucked in the corner and a corroded old light fixture. We left a comment card and held off writing this review in the hopes management would get back to us to say the room is due for refurbishment. But, we never heard back. Upon check out we were not asked how our stay was, which makes me think they were afraid to ask. We ate at the Pub one night and while the atmosphere was nice, our dishes were not as described.
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