How to Find the Best B&B in Lancaster PA

March 19, 2021

SMART TV How can you find the best Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster PA?  I should probably start out by expanding on that sentence to add “FOR YOU”, because if everyone wanted the exact same thing, then Lancaster Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts would all be exactly like Lancaster Hotels.  But B&Bs in Lancaster are all unique, unlike the Hampton Inn in Ephrata and the Hampton Inn in Manheim!!


3 Things to Consider When Searching for the Best Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster PA


The good news for anyone looking for unique lodging in Lancaster PA is that we have a LOT of choices.  There's a wonderful variety of quality bed and breakfasts, but unfortunately that can make it difficult to choose between them (a pretty good problem, right?!).

That’s how this blog can help though!  Here’s a side-by-side comparison between the Historic Smithton Inn and other typical Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfasts and Lancaster PA Hotels that we hope will help you sort through what matters to you and what doesn't so you can find the best option for you!

Price for Comparable Rooms (prices starting at…)

Historic Smithton Inn Lancaster PA B&Bs Lancaster Hotels
Standard Queen





King Suite w/ Jacuzzi





Private Cottage





Private Guest House





*Prices as of 3-18-2021 for similar quality/amenities


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Private EnSuite Bath in every Guest Room

Not always, ask if it’s IN your room, not down the hall!
Real, working fireplace in every Guest Room




Reliable FREE High- Speed Internet



Free, but not robust


Not Necessarily Free

Internet Connected SMART TVs


Electric Vehicle Charging


Only 1 other in Lancaster County Only 1 in Lancaster County
Flexible Breakfast served from 8 – 10 am (earlier by request)




Full Plated Breakfast made fresh Buffet unless they have an on-site restaurant

[Related:  Tesla EV Charging in Ephrata]

Additional Features / Enhancements:

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Front desk accessible via text


Earn Reward Points for each stay


On-Site Wine Bar & Restaurant


Only the really big ones
Outside Fire Pit for Guest Use



A few

Pet Friendly Rooms Available


Rarely Rarely
Kid Friendly Rooms Available




Wine and Fire Pit with historic bed and breakfast in background Something that’s hard to convey in a table format is the VIBE you’ll experience at the Historic Smithton Inn.  Here you’ll find a historic building dating to 1763, that’s full of charm but also modern amenities too!  If you think bed and breakfasts are stodgy & stuffy, you won’t experience that here.  Our staff is warm, welcoming, and as accommodating of special needs as possible.

Our Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast reviews support that story too!  We’re rated 4.9 on Google with 84 reviews, and 5.0 on TripAdvisor with 468 reviews!

We hope this helps you find the best Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster PA and that you enjoy your Lancaster PA getaway!  If you need other recommendations for things to do or places to eat while you’re here, check out our other Blog posts for inspiration.