York Harbor Inn
What We Love
- Choice of lodges in one family-run group, including the original York Harbor Inn (main inn); the seven-room Harbor Crest Inn, which dates from 1730; and the newest addition, Chapman Cottage
- Two restaurants in the main inn, including 1637 for dinner and a fun Sunday brunch and the Ship’s Cellar pub for lunch; Chapman Cottage also has the Tavern, for hearty dinners on the deck
What To Know
- Chapman Cottage and the Harbor Crest Inn are around half a mile from the main inn along a scenic coastal road
- Rooms at York Harbor Inn have the most traditional look; sloping ceilings make some feel small
- No elevators, but the staff is on hand to help with bags
- Harbor Crest Inn is the only pet-friendly hotel in the group
- Check-in is at York Harbor Inn
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Family owned and run since 1978, York Harbor Inn comprises six historic lodges along the waterfront in York Harbor, Maine. At the heart of the action is the namesake York Harbor Inn (dubbed the “main inn”), the largest of the buildings and home to the 1637 restaurant and the Ship’s Cellar pub, which showcases custom handcrafted mahogany woodwork. The guestrooms here are all individually designed, but they have a uniformly traditional style, with fabric headboards, flat-screen TVs and small private bathrooms. Around half a mile away along the coast road, the Harbor Crest Inn is the pet-friendly option of the group, with just seven large guestrooms, including a two-room suite with a private terrace. All have four-poster King beds, gas fireplaces, WiFi and, in most, a two-person Jacuzzi tub. Next door is Chapman Cottage, the newest and most upscale of the properties, opened in 2012. Here you’ll find just seven guestrooms, three with private decks and two with deep soaking spa tubs and gas fireplaces, as well as the popular Tavern restaurant. A favorite with guests and locals, the indoor/outdoor Tavern puts a creative spin on regional specialties like cottage chowder with Atlantic hake, grilled watermelon and ricotta fritters, and Chapman’s lobster brioche.
In the Area
Just an hour north of Boston, York, Maine, is a quintessential New England seaside escape. Beach lovers have their pick of the two-mile-long Long Sands, the sunbather-friendly Short Sands, family-favorite York Harbor Beach (across from the main inn) and secluded Cape Neddick Beach, while culture seekers should plan on stops at the landmark Nubble Lighthouse and Boon Island Lighthouse. Pick up some salt water taffy at the Goldenrod, a York Harbor institution since 1896, or shop for keepsakes in the indie boutiques in Perkins Cove. For golf lovers, the Ledges and Cape Neddick Country Club are both within driving distance.
How to Get There
A family brunch with an ocean view, delicious food, and great service, perfect. My daughter-in-law and I each had a Strawberry Almond French toast served with real whipped cream and maple syrup and ate every bite! My grandsons side of bacon had a great flavor, as did the tables side of corned beef. My mother had a special of Spanakopita served with eggs with spinach. It was a hit.
Great Inn, food excellent,location was perfect across from York Harbor. hospitality was very good . Will definitely go back .
Complementry complete hot breakfast was excellent. Free adequate parking.Close to Kittery Maine shopping.
We have enjoyed staying in several different rooms at this most charming property. This year we stayed in Room 409 in the Harbor Hill Inn. Very spacious, charming with a “beach like feel” to it. This building is the second building away from the main Inn where two great dining places are located. Our room looked out on to the ocean. We kept our windows open to hear the crashing of the waves as we slept in the super comfy king bed. There is a wonderful little park and a great walking path to further enjoy this very special place. Looking forward to our next visit already. Every member of the staff is very friendly and professional. Loved chatting with “Cork” at the buffet breakfast each morning. Great place for a romantic get away. Simply beautiful!
I have been to York Harbor multiple times over the years. Staff are nice andaccomodating and resturant is terrific. As an older person, it has become difficult to navigate the stairs at the Inn especially with luggage, and the person who was supposed to help with luggage this time took two smaller bags and left us with the suitcases on the stairs. If it were not for him I would do 5 stars.
The views surrounding the hotel are fantastic, and the restaurant was also great, however, I booked a luxury room at the Harbor Cliffs Inn, and wasn't really sure why it was considered a luxury room. Apparently, we must have had one of the 2 rooms (out of 7) that didn't have any of the listed luxuries on the site (ocean view, jacuzzi, etc.) actually the room was very small. The rate was very high for what was offered, I would think there is nothing different versus the standard room.