Historic Hotels of America

About the Yorktowne Hotel

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By the early 20th century, York, Pennsylvania was a thriving, progressive city, having experienced tremendous growth in agriculture, industry, and commerce. In 1925, The Yorktowne Hotel proudly opened its doors as York's Community Hotel.

The Yorktowne Hotel features the elegance of a grand hotel paired with modern conveniences like wireless high-speed internet access.

With  luxury guest rooms, an on-site restaurant and full service spa, conference and meeting facilities, and luxurious amenities, hospitality and convenience reign supreme at this historical property.

The hotel is located in the heart of York's historic district, within easy walking distance of Continental Square, the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, the historic Central Market, PeoplesBank Park and dozens of restaurants. It is conveniently located to York College and Penn State York as well as companies such as Wellspan, Dentsply and Glatfelter Paper.

While you're here, you are less than 100 miles from state and national government centers, premier recreational and golfing facilities, and historic sites that forged our nation.


During the Revolutionary War, York, which was then known as "Yorktowne", functioned as the nation's capital while Philadelphia was under British occupation. It was there that the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation. Despite its lexical association with the Revolutionary War, the Yorktowne Hotel reflects the history of another era, the Roaring Twenties.

The 11-story, Renaissance Revival-style hotel was built in the middle of that eventful decade and reflects the vivacious spirit of the 1920s with 20-foot-high ceilings, ornate brass and crystal chandeliers, wood-paneled rooms and wall-sized mirrors.