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“Beautiful Place” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown (Hershey Area)
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   147 Merts Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elizabethtown
Kane, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

on our way to Felton, Delaware from Kane, Pa. found this Holiday Inn with easy on /off to route 283. Very nice Friendly Desk Clerk, Price was reasonable & room was Very Clean! We Own a small Motel ourselves & know how hard it can be to keep rooms clean & linens fresh. Some Customers can be so Disrespectful!! Thank You Elizabethtown Holiday Inn Express for a Quiet, Comfortable Stay! George & Denise

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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6 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011 via mobile

We were in the area visiting family. We would have liked to have a hotel with a pool for our children, bit the convenient location of this one for us is why we chose it.

The smell of the air freshener in the lobby was a bit if a turn off and had us a bit worried. As it turns out this was the only negative of our entire stay.

The room was very clean and "fresh". The breakfast was excellent with choices for everyone (pancakes, cereal, omelettes, muffins, etc).

We were very pleased with our stay and would not hesitate returning.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Our daughter attends Elizabthtown College and this is the only "big" hotel in the town. It is TOO expensive for the little town of Elizabethtown and back in the middle of an industrial type area, the parking lot was very well lited but still kinda creepy . The hotel was very clean, breakfast was good, eggs, bacon, etc, lot more than most give. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. The only problem, and it was a big enough one that we will not be going back, the hotel offers smoking rooms so we could smell smoke the whole time and the bedding had a strong cigarette odor to it. Did I mention we had a NON smoking room?

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We flew into Harrisburg, PA around midnight on the Friday of Labor Day weekend for a couple of days of sightseeing in Lancaster County, Hershey, and Gettysburg. We didn't have reservations and most of the more centrally located hotels (with decent reviews) were booked. Elizabethtown turned out to be quite a pleasant location, however, as it was just a short drive to the airport and square in the middle of many of the attractions we wanted to see (Gettysburg was a little farther away, but still only an hour's drive). It was actually nice to retreat to our quiet, slightly-off-the-beaten-path location at the end of a long day.

We had a room with a king sized bed on the second floor, and everything was clean and appealing. (I love hotels rooms that use the bright white duvet covers instead of the horrible patterned bedspreads that may or may not have been washed recently.) We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. There were lots of choices, including freshly made pancakes, and the ladies in charge of the breakfast kept everything well stocked.

If we ever come back to the area, I wouldn't hesitate to stay in this hotel again!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rshafferhie, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown (Hershey Area), responded to this review, September 14, 2011
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments! We sincerely appreciate it! I'm happy you had a great stay, and we look forward to serving you in the future! Have a great day!

With warm regards,
Rose Shaffer
General Manager
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Rochester, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

found mice poop on bed water damage on ceiling your hotel phone never worked during our stay spider webs in corners you can reach me at ------

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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rshafferhie, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown (Hershey Area), responded to this review, August 23, 2011
Dear Guest,
We apologize for any inconvenience you had experienced during you recent stay at our property. Our goal is to strive to make each and every guest have an enjoyable stay each and every time that they are at our property. We sincerely apologize that your recent stay fell short of this. I would be more than happy to discuss this situation with you further. I can be reached directly at the property at 717-367-4000 or toll free at 800-335-4188. Please feel free to call and discuss this with me. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

With warm regards,
Rose Shaffer
General Manager
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Montpelier, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Stayed on the night of July 23rd. The hotel was very clean. The staff was very friendly. The hotel does not have a pool, but will give you a pass to the community pool. The fitness center is good also. Breakfast was really good. If I am in the area again I would most definitely stay at this hotel. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in the area.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

Attended the Celtic Fling and couldn't get a room at the Hampton Inn across the street from the location. Decided to book here because of the wonderful reviews posted. Everything stated in the reviews were accurate. Hotel was clean, room was clean and service was great. Breakfast Sunday morning was a plus. Would have given this hotel 5 stars but no pool. It was hot out and after being out all day I would have loved to come home and take a swim. But other than that it was excellent!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown (Hershey Area)

Address: 147 Merts Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Elizabethtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elizabethtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown (Hershey Area) 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you re traveling for business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania (Hershey Area) is the ideal place to be in PA! Our hotel is located betweenHarrisburg, Hershey and Lancaster.. Corporate business travelers will value our free high-speed Internet, as well as our close proximity to the Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), Manheim Auto Auction, Elizabethtown College, Masonic Village, and the community of Mount Joy. Vacationers will enjoy the Amish Country, thrills of Hersheypark, and easy access to Hollywood Casino! We also have discount tickets to many area attractions available at our front desk. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, all of our guests will enjoy our variety of well-appointed guest rooms, including triple queen suites,for larger families, and luxurious whirlpool suites for a relaxing or romantic getaway. Our staff will greet you with a warm welcome, and offer a good night's sleep at a reasonable price. Our free, deluxe Continental breakfast has plenty of variety to start your morning, and now also includes a selection of hot foods daily, as well as, warm cinnamon rolls, a variety of pastries, cereal, and much more! We are easy access from the PA Turnpike (I-76) and airport MDT, just off Rt. 283 at the Rheems/Elizabethtown exit. We'd love to have you stay with us, and we look forward to meeting you! ... more   less 
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