We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Hotel deals
800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111
Special Offer
1,000 bonus reward points
2 people have started booking this hotel
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Management photos
BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

882 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    575
    227
    59
    17
    4
See reviews for
364
133
19
227
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (158)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (882)
  • Mar-May only
    (185)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (349)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (193)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (155)
All months
Blue Anchor, New Jersey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice hotel - clean, comfortable, well managed. The staff was excellent and the rooms were clean! Had a delicious breakfast at the pub on premise as well as a beautifully prepared dinner on our arrival. The indoor pool was clean and lots of fresh towels were available. The water could have been just a bit warmer but there were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nesconset
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel lobby was beautiful, rooms clean, beds comfortable.Best of all, for such a big hotel, it was peaceful and quiet! I was appreciative that the special accommodations I had asked for (because I was traveling with a special needs child) were met. We did not get to use the pool but it did look clean and inviting. The restaurant/pub on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bayside, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

from the minute we checked in, we were greeted by every employee that walked past us. our room was clean, and lovely. the linens smelled very fresh. the complimentary coffee in the lobby was wonderful as was the free popcorn for my little one. we loved the pool and the workout room. my kids loved the game room. we had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel. Fully recommend hotel for cleanliness, nice staff, convenient restaurant and ease of getting good to our multiple destinations in Harrisburg / Hershey area. FREE parking and Kids Eat Free programs sealed the deal. Went to Hershey Park and other local attractions with 3 kids.... I needed to rest before we headed home! Stayed at BW 2 nights.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stratford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel for our family trip to Hershey/Lancaster, because of the price and the pool, even though it was a little further away then we wanted to be. I booked the hotel on sale and got a great rate. The hotel has an indoor pool, arcade and gym, as well as an attached Irish Restaurant and Pub. When... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
246 reviews
118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were just stopping for the night...not taking children to Hershey or anything. It was easy to find off the highway, with a large and well-lit parking lot. Not in the downtown area, but not too far from the Mall. The lobby is very impressive and makes a good first impression. Steve at the front desk was very professional and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome weekend! From check-in to check-out we had an amazing time. Very friendly and accommodating. Complimentary coffee, popcorn, ice cream. My son loved it. Rooms were very clean and comfortable and even had a little balcony too. We will be back and highly recommend :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
BWPremierCentral, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear MoniqueV, Thank you for taking a moment to share your kind words, and complete satisfaction with your experiences at the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel! We are pleased to hear that you, and your family, were able to enjoy our Guest Reception with ice cream, and popcorn! We aim to provide our guests with an exceptional value, and... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay. This hotel can be likened to that of a Crowne Plaza. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and were extremely accomodating. From the first few phone calls with Steve to the checkout with Allison and Amber - they were patient and understanding and had a high quality of service. Rooms... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented a "Family Suite" for our weekend stay while visiting Hershey Park. The staff was wonderful and helpful. The hotel was very family friendly and a short drive to the park. The suite option is excellent for a larger family such as ours. Our 4 kids had a room to spread out and my husband and I had much... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BWPremierCentral, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest & Family, It is such a pleasure to read of your complete satisfaction at the Central Hotel while visiting nearby Hershey Park! Our team is genuinely committed to providing our guests with friendly, personalized service, and we are happy to hear that we delivered on our hospitality promise! We also thank you for your recommendation of our... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the price, I should have thought more of this hotel. 1. Great location. 2. Beautifully decorated lobby; free popcorn and ice cream for the kids daily. 3. Very nice, large indoor pool with game room attached. 4. Attached restaurant very busy, but food was good. 5. Front desk and housekeeping staff friendly and professional. 6. This hotel is really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BWPremierCentral, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We thank you for taking a moment to share your recent experiences at the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel. We appreciate your recognition of our convenient location and full service amenities, and are pleased to hear that our team provided friendly, professional service throughout your stay. We also thank you for providing suggestions for continued improvement,... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

195 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (140)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (49)
Viewed
Bathroom (19)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (18)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (40)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (55)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (20)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (6)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Harrisburg
2.3 mi away
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg East
1.5 mi away
Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area
1.6 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Harrisburg East
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.0 mi away
Candlewood Suites Harrisburg
Candlewood Suites Harrisburg
#21 of 50 in Harrisburg
4.5 of 5 stars 212 reviews
0.4 mi away
Hampton Inn Harrisburg East (Hershey Area)
3.6 mi away
Hilton Harrisburg
Hilton Harrisburg
#16 of 50 in Harrisburg
4.0 of 5 stars 622 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay