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at The Yorktowne Hotel

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... desperately need to be updated. The ceiling in our room had water-spots and the walls just generally needed fresh...
... taken aback by receiving an actual brass key for the room. I didn't think these existed in today's modernization. ...
... hotel with a lovely lobby and interesting history. The room was a modest size. It was dark and hard to open the curtains...
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Stephanie M wrote a review Sep 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania173 contributions57 helpful votes
While the outside of the hotel and the entrance/first floor are gorgeous, the rooms themselves desperately need to be updated. The ceiling in our room had water-spots and the walls just generally needed fresh paint. Everything at the hotel felt old, and therefore did not feel truly clean. The appliances in the kitchen of our suite literally appeared to be from the 1960's. The decor in general was outdated; the couches and other furniture, again, seemed to all be 1960's-style. Overall, the hotel staff were friendly and accommodating, but for the price I would expect a more modern feel to the inside of the rooms.

One benefit to staying at this hotel is that you are right in town so it is a great location if you're looking to walk around York. The rooms also offer a great view of the sunset and downtown York.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from YorktowneHotelGMgr, General Manager at The Yorktowne Hotel
Responded 13 Oct 2016
October 2016 Dear Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to give your review. Gladly, I can tell you that The Yorktowne's new Owners agree with you and have developed a 20 million dollar financial plan to rebuild York's Community Hotel. After being owned by non-York Owners in recent years, The York County Industrial Development Authority purchased the hotel. The hotel will be closed in November of this year, 2016 and will re-open in 2 years. It will be an exciting time for The York Community and we encourage you to watch for details !
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yeeness wrote a review Sep 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania7 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in this hotel because of the close proximity to a wedding venue and other wedding guests were staying here. I was not dismayed upon entering the lobby. Yes, the carpet was in dire need of a good cleaning or just overall replacement, but it was not completely terrible. I was, however, taken aback by receiving an actual brass key for the room. I didn't think these existed in today's modernization. Upon unlocking our door for the first time, I had to ram my shoulder into the door to get it open. We were then transported immediately to 1980. Nothing in that room had been updated since then. We have stayed at historical hotels in the past, and we've even seen many shows on TV about historical hotels that have made every attempt to maintain the original historical architecture and charm while adding modern amenities and updates. Not the Yorktowne. Not even a phone or alarm clock or TV from the previous 25 years. Contractor grade sink fixtures are ridiculously cheap, but that's not even on their radar.

The toilet had fresh urine on the rim (it wasn't even dried, so it had just happened). Besides that, the toilet requires a minimum of pulling the handle up and down at least twice in different directions and holding it there until the water slowly flushed away, all the while water constantly leaked from the flusher. The tub was trickling (not leaking, the faucet was actually on very low). The ancient air conditioner luckily still worked well. Although we had to figure out a way to tack the curtains back to keep the air from just getting trapped behind them. The only light sources in the room were the bedside lamps or the light above the sink. The bed was not very comfortable, the wallpaper was peeling off, the carpet was in the worst condition possible.

The bartender at the Offcenter (attached to the hotel) was incredibly rude and disrespectful. Apparently if it is your birthday, you are not required to do your job, or even make an attempt to do it well.

Even though this was a one night stay at a convenient location and simply a place to sleep, I will never stay here again or even recommend it to anyone. Historic to me doesn't mean cheap and outdated. There was no charm at all or anything that made it feel historic to begin with besides the lobby, so why not just make the upgrades?
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from YorktowneHotelGMgr, General Manager at The Yorktowne Hotel
Responded 13 Oct 2016
Thank you for taking the time to respond. As stated in the review & response above, the hotel will be closed new month, November 2016, to begin a two year 20 million dollar rebirth. The funding is in place. The York Community is ecstatic. The result will be spectacular and something that contributes to a blossoming Downtown York.
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sitruce wrote a review Sep 2016
New York City, New York42 contributions11 helpful votes
There is parking on the opposite side of the street shortly before the hotel loading zone so if you do not have much luggage you may as well park first. Otherwise you will need to drive around the block to reach the parking (which is free on weekends). This is a historic hotel with a lovely lobby and interesting history. The room was a modest size. It was dark and hard to open the curtains wide. The view of the architecture of the courthouse was good once you got past the curtains. For some reason the bathroom sink was in a room separate from the bathroom. There is a bar and restaurant on the ground floor and an interesting, walkable neighborhood.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from YorktowneHotelGMgr, General Manager at The Yorktowne Hotel
Responded 13 Oct 2016
Dear "Sitruce" We are so glad that you enjoyed not just the hotel but also Downtown York. During the two years that the hotel is being re-built, our Community will continue to make many other improvements to York's Downtown Experiences.
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SugarHollowD wrote a review Aug 2016
Crozet, Virginia6 contributions2 helpful votes
We saw the photos posted of cracked wall paper and stained bathtubs and were a little worried, but our worries ended the minute we walked in and saw the brass railings, carpeted stairs, and huge old fashioned lobby featuring chandeliers, a baby grand, bookshelves, and nooks defined by settees and comfortable chairs. The hotel was downtown in an historic district and a quick walk to excellent restaurants. The bedrooms are spacious and individualized.There is nothing cookie cutter about them. Some of the wallpaper and carpets were old, and yes the bathrooms were clean but had some little issues. People who want big shiny bathrooms with modern fixtures should go to The Comfort Inn, or if they can afford it, The Ritz Carlton. People who want to stay in a place that is a funky mix of grandeur and scruffiness reminiscent of a European hotel in the sixties will be very pleased with The Yorketowne hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Response from YorktowneHotelGMgr, General Manager at The Yorktowne Hotel
Responded 13 Oct 2016
We are so glad that you moved beyond the skepticism and gave our 91 year old hotel a chance. Guests, like you, will be even more pleased when a re-born hotel opens in 2 years.
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Bethany M wrote a review Jul 2016
Pudsey, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here for one night. Musty smelling lobby (can see how grand it would have been in the past)
Long corridors, reminiscent of The Shining.
Bedroom was awful, stained carpets, stained sofa, torn non shutting curtains, peeling wallpaper, alarm clock and TV from the 80s.
Bathroom was the same, cracked basin, questionable looking bath and shower. Overall tired and outdated. It wouldn't take much to retain the history but be a nice clean place.
We are from the UK and stayed in many historic hotels and none have been as tired as this (but have been much much older)
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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