by Lissa Poirot
York Harbor’s Stage Neck Inn is a boutique property with 58 guest rooms with king or two double beds. On the main floor, rooms feature walk-out patios while the upper floors offer balconies. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, DVD/VCR players and small refrigerators, and all guests receive complimentary breakfast daily. The inn is located on a sandy beach and offers both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as tennis, golf and a spa. On-site dining is available at the inn’s main dining room, Harbor Porches, and the Sandpiper Bar & Grille.
Our Editor Loves
- Sandy beach and two pools
- Golf and tennis
- On-site dining
- Onsite Dining
Beautiful location and awesome staff. Had an issue with our initial room and they made it right. Had an amazing dinner and breakfast. My wife’s haddock was probably the best fish we’ve ever had comparing to fresh halibut in Alaska and Iceland that was just caught. Highly recommend.
I stayed at the Stage Neck Inn over the 4th of July holiday weekend with my family for the second year in a row. I think this will be our last stay. Although the restaurant is excellent, the rest of the “resort” is not great. We booked a double room with a water view and when we arrived, we were given a room with 1 king bed. I received a written confirmation of the double room prior to our stay, but the staff said that they planned to switch the room to 2 beds at some point. They just had not gotten to it yet. Due to the holiday weekend there were no rooms available to move us to, so they offered a cot (which comes with a nightly charge). I had paid over $1000 in advance for our stay, which was no refundable, so we stayed. We did take the cot so we had enough beds, but it was old and rather gross, as was the room in general. The air conditioning was not functioning properly, so the room fluctuated from very hot to cool on a 10-15 minute cycle throughout the day and night. The AC was loud and the constant cycling made it difficult to sleep. The bed was lumpy and uncomfortable, and we found trash behind furniture when looking for an outlet. The bathroom was also old, dirty and the tub did not drain so we had to shower in about 3 inches of standing water. There is also a $15/person daily charge for children, which presumably pays for the “free” very basic breakfast buffet. With the room rate, taxes, fees and auto-gratuities the stay cost almost $600 per night. There are many other options in the area that are reasonably priced where hotel management is aware they are in the hospitality business. Also, there is poison ivy all over the grounds, so be careful if you try to go for a walk.