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York Harbor Inn

480 York Street, York Harbor, Maine 03911
Innkeeper(s): Garry Dominquez
  • Introduction

    Just over an hour north of Boston, The York Harbor Inn has offered a retreat from the rigors of metropolitan life for more than a century. Come experience it for yourself. This kind of hospitality was invented in Maine. Our expert staff is committed to providing personal attention, offering you elegance you can enjoy in your most comfortable clothes.

    York is truly an ideal vacation destination in all seasons. Miles of sandy beaches are yours to explore. You can enjoy the popular Long Sands and Short Sands Beaches bustling with activity. Venture to the more secluded Cape Neddick Beach teeming with crabs, starfish and other coastal creatures. Or walk to the secluded and quiet Harbor Beach just steps from the York Harbor Inn.

    Little has changed since the Inn first opened its doors more than one hundred years ago. York Harbor has always been one of Maine's loveliest and least-crowded seaside resorts. Surrounded by oceanfront estates, the harbor escaped the commercialization that altered some of Maine's better-known resorts. Each of the many additions to the Inn's 300 year-old common room reflects something of its era. You can trace the Inn's history by strolling through its maze of corridors, a fascinating quilt of architectural styles. We have awarded "Inn of the Month" by Country Living Magazine and recognized by Food & Wine Magazine. Visit our blog our website!

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  • Lodging

    The York Harbor Inn is a 60 room Oceanfront Resort with six separate lodges for guests. Lodging accommodations range from simple but elegant Country Inn rooms to luxurious guest rooms with Jacuzzi spa tubs, fireplaces, ocean views, balconies and heated tile floors.

    York Harbor Inn-The Main Inn

    The Main Inn

    The York Harbor Inn family of Inns is comprised of six separate lodges. The Main Inn offers 22 Guest rooms including several luxury units with ocean view decks, fireplaces and/or Jacuzzi spa tubs and is the centerpiece of our oceanfront resort. Our Bed & Breakfast style inns offer a complete Continental Breakfast provided by a resident innkeeper.


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    Yorkshire House

    Just 20 feet from the Main Inn, in the Yorkshire House (sometimes referred to as "The Carriage House") we have 11 guest rooms, 6 of which have at least a partial ocean view. This building also contains our "3 Room Suite" which is one of our largest guest rooms and perfect for bridal parties.


    York Harbor Inn-Harbor Hill InnHarbor Hill Inn

    Adjacent to the Yorkshire Building is our luxurious Harbor Hill Inn with seven luxury guest rooms. All Harbor Hill rooms include a king bed, a gas stove fireplace, spa tub (one does not, it has a handicap bath, no spa), heated tiled bathroom floor and full or partial ocean view.



    York Harbor Inn-Harbor Cliffs Inn

    Harbor Cliffs Inn

    On the other side of the Main Inn is the Harbor Cliffs Inn. This building features elegant luxury rooms with a queen or king bed. Amenities range from standard to superior depending upon the room type. Many Harbor Cliffs rooms offer outstanding ocean views, fireplaces and/or Jacuzzi spas. Some rooms have private decks.


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    1730 Harbor Crest Inn

    The 1730 Harbor Crest Inn is located on scenic Coastal Rte 1A, approximately one half-mile from the York Harbor Inn. This historic, stately colonial Inn has seven beautifully appointed luxury guest rooms all with private baths. The rooms have been carefully decorated to emphasize the special, historic nature of this building. Rooms feature various four-poster king size beds, fireplaces, wireless and direct internet connections and spacious bathrooms. Six of the seven rooms have two-person Jacuzzi spa tubs. The Inn also has private meeting rooms and is the perfect place for groups or families to "take over" the entire house for meetings, special occasions, or gatherings of any kind (please contact our sales office as certain restrictions and conditions may apply). Harbor Crest Inn is the only Pet Friendly Inn of the York Harbor Inns.


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    The Chapman Cottage

    The Chapman Cottage is the York Harbor Inn's newest property. Opened in August of 2012, the Chapman Cottage is the sister house to our 1730 Harbor Crest Inn, and houses 7 luxury guest rooms with king beds, jacuzzi tubs, private decks, and some oversize baths with gas fireplaces. Complimentary wireless internet is also included. Enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast on the expansive front deck, or in our fireplace common area, complete with handcrafted tiles fabricated by the Chapman houses' original owner Henry Mercer. This is our "concierge building" and our resident innkeeper is our Conceirge Paul Gagnon. Chat with him at breakfast and get tips and recommendations for all the wonderful adventures York and the Seacoast area have to offer.

  • Dining

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    A Truly Special Experience

    We have two dining options to satisfy all tastes and palettes. Choose to dine upstairs in our "1637" Restaurant" with fantastic ocean views, historic, intimate dining rooms, and a lively Tavern Bar and Tap Room (often with live entertainment) all centered around a large field stone fireplace, or our more casual Ship's Cellar Pub, which features the same great menu served in an atmosphere built to recreate the "down below" of a fine sailing vessel.

    The Pub offers a "one of a kind" atmosphere with its décor and construction and live entertainment on many nights. The very popular Pub is designed to replicate the extravagant "down-below" quarters of the large Newport sailing vessels that once graced the waters off the shores of Newport, RI. A "bright work" of mahogany, cherry, holly and teak surround you with warm, rich tones and fine details that are reminiscent of the great boat building heritage of New England.

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    Our extensive menu is served both upstairs and down and has been recognized by many publications including Food & Wine Magazine, Gourmet, Taste and Country Living. Menu items include creative New American Cuisine, Classical favorites, and an extensive offering of Bistro style preparations from simple to complex.

    Always featured on the menu is fresh native New England Seafood in traditional and creative preparations. Full bar service is offered in both restaurants as well as a large yet discriminating wine list.

  • Groups, Banquets & Meetings

    The York Harbor Inn is the perfect destination for groups. Whether you are looking to host your annual reunion, a corporate retreat, your company holiday party, a rehearsal dinner or your Wedding Reception. You will find the York Harbor Inn perfect for all of your groups needs. One hour north of Boston on the rocky Maine coast is the historic York Harbor Inn, where a century-old tradition of charm and hospitality awaits you.

    Or, would you like to have a private retreat with the entire Inn all to yourself? Your small executive retreat can “take-over” our 1730 Harbor Crest Inn and enjoy the entire 6,500 square foot Inn all to yourself! Own your Inn details.

    Please contact our Director of Sales, for additional information. 1-800-343-3869 x192 or visit our groups page on our website.

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  • Ship's Cellar Pub

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    The Ship’s Cellar Pub is a “must see” facet of the Inn. In recent years, the Pub has been transformed from its former livery stable atmosphere into a rare nautical experience.

    Located in the lower level of the Inn, you’ll feel as though you are boarding a fine Newport Sailing Vessel, as you descend below deck into a multi-room tavern and lounge finished in a dazzling display of fine woodwork and joinery. Mahogany decking and shop lap boards create a rich, warm glow, while delicate in-lays of exotic woods and veneers celebrate the tradition of Maine’s wooden boat building reputation. Cozy, comfortable, leather cushioned “settees” create compartments and nooks for dining and lounging.

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    Open daily for lunch and dinner featuring an extensive menu and discriminating wine list. The majority of our menu is now gluten free. All items marked with an asterisk are gluten free or can be modified to be gluten free.

    Specially priced cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are served from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday. There is live entertainment five nights each week (Wednesdays through Sunday).

    "Make a Night of It: The full yachty experience isn't complete without a pint at the Ship's Cellar Pub below the York Harbor Inn, where bead board ceilings, exposed frames, and portholes will make you swear you're dining inside an elegant sailing yacht." - Downeast Magazine.

  • Weddings & Special Events

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    At the historic and romantic York Harbor Inn, we specialize in Oceanside functions and banquets. Our 54-room upscale inn offers over 5,000 square feet of banquet space gracefully set within 7 private and beautifully decorated function rooms —some with ocean views and fireplaces! At the heart of the Inn's facilities is the Yorkshire Ballroom—an elegant 3,000 square foot room with a 35 foot cathedral ceiling and dramatic skylight atrium. We'll be happy to customize a package for you.

    Oceanside Ceremony at York Harbor Inn

    • Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries
    • Ocean-side wedding ceremonies at the beautiful Hartley-Mason Reserve available via the York Harbor Inn
    • 54 individually decorated guest rooms, bridal suites, oceanview decks, Jacuzzis
    • Spectacular ocean views and harbor beach
    • Off-Site Catering for 200 available at York Golf and Tennis Club
    • Charming antique-filled guest accommodations
    • Ship's Cellar Pub with live entertainment on weekends
    • One hour north of Boston's Logan International Airport
    • 45 minutes south of Portland, Maine International Jetport
    • 50 minutes from Manchester, NH Airport
    • Boating, fishing, swimming, antiquing, fine dining, shopping
    • Ledges Golf Club, Cape Neddick Country Club, Links at Outlook.
    • Recognized by the Travel Channel's ("Great Country Inns of America") TV Show.
    • Ask about discounts for Friday and Sunday Weddings

    Wedding Ceremonies in the Hartley Mason Reserve

    Get Married at the Edge of the Sea. Ocean-side wedding ceremonies at the beautiful oceanfront Hartley-Mason Reserve directly across the street from our Inn are available via the York Harbor Inn. The natural beauty of the Hartley Mason Reserve is the perfect backdrop for your ocean side wedding. We are pleased to offer wedding ceremonies at this stunning site just steps from the Inn. At the Hartley Mason Reserve, you may exchange your vows in the company of your friends and family in a breathtaking waterfront setting, with impeccably groomed grounds and gently sloping paths to the sea. “Love Never Ends” when two become one at the Hartley Mason Reserve.

    For details or if you would like personal assistance in planning your wedding coordinator or visit our weddings page on our website.

  • Area Information

    Please visit our web site for a list of things to do in York, Maine.

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