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.

Located in downtown York, the Yorktowne is just steps away from numerous historic local attractions, including the 1766 Friends Meeting House, the 1887 Central Market, a variety of Colonial-era taverns and houses and the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center