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“Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg : a gem on I-81” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7744 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112   |  
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Ranked #14 of 51 hotels in Harrisburg
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“Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg : a gem on I-81”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We have stayed at many hotels along I-81 and this hotel is by far the best of all. Welcoming staff, beautiful and impeccable spatious room, great design, we highly recommend it : the Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg is a great choice and we plan to go back to take time to visit the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Umesh V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. My team and I very much appreciate it. I'm very happy to hear that you really like our Hotel. Your review works as a great motivation and hugh moral booster for team. My team and I sincerely appreciate you taking time to write such a nice review about us.

We are looking forward to welcome you back at our Hotel when you are in Harrisburg - Hershey area again.

Thank you.

Umesh Vaidya
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The only downside of this hotel is the location (some on this site have described it as being in the middle of nowhere, which, as someone unfamiliar with Harrisburg, I`d have to agree with). The service was great, we were upgraded to a jacuzzi suite at check in, the lobby and room were decorated nicely, and the room was spacious and clean. If you are driving, this is definitely a hotel to consider. I`d recommend it to anyone going to or through the Harrisburg area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Umesh V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write review of our Hotel. My team and I sincerely appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you were pleased with our rooms and services. We are committed to provide best possible service and offer best possible guest experience.

We are looking forward to welcome you back at our Hotel when you are in Harrisburg-Hershey area again.

Thank you.

Umesh Vaidya
General Manager
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Westpoint, Indiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

If this is the way Holiday Inn Express is going to update its rooms, business travels will love the design. The work area is tailored for laptop users, with a serviceable office chair, and an additional small laptop table. Complete with microwave and refrigerator. At first, I thought this was a new hotel, but clearly, it is not and the makeover has been tastefully done.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Akash P, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for our Hotel! We are so happy to hear that our newly renovated rooms were able to fit your business requirements/needs! Furthermore, we are glad to hear that you were able to take advantage of our rooms having a microwave and refrigerator.

We hope to see you again soon!

Thanks,
Akash K. Patel
Manager
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Winchester, Virginia
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13 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This property appears to be brand new. The room was styled in a contemporary theme with lots of lights (loved the ones above the headboards for reading late at night without disturbing others in the room). The beds were comfortable, and having a sink outside of the bathroom (as well as a fridge) was especially convenient. Although it is situated across from a truck stop, the room was very quiet - no outside noise evident. As for places to eat, I didn't feel this was a problem. We headed back one exit on the interstate (less than 10 minutes and we actually took the local Allentown Road instead of I-81) to eat at Red Robin. There were several options in the same general area, as well. Staying here was a good choice on our part and I would definitely book here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Akash P, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for our Hotel! We are so happy to hear that you not only enjoyed your stay, but also appreciated our newly renovated/contemporary design. Furthermore, we are happy that you and your family were able to take advantage of the many options of places to eat in the area.

We hope to see you again soon!

Thanks,
Akash K. Patel
Manager
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed at this hotel during a recent trip to Hershey park. The hotel and room was great. Very comfortable beds and nicely decorated. Also, the rooms are large so there was plenty of space for two adults and two toddlers to run around. I would stay here again. Hershey park was about a 10-15 minute drive down the road.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Akash P, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our Hotel. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our beds and newly renovated rooms! We hope that you and your family enjoyed Hershey Park and will come back to visit us soon!

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Akash K. Patel
Manager
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I agree that this is an updated version of the Holiday Inn Express chain with comfortable beds, quiet and clean rooms and the usual breakfast offerings. The only issue we had was that, after driving all day, we had to get back in our car and drive for 15 minutes to get to any restaurants that serve anything other than pancakes. This seems like a strange location for a Holiday Inn, with a truck stop and trucking companies the only businesses nearby.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Akash P, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our Hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed our beds and newly renovated rooms. I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with our location in regard to restaurant accommodation. There is a new family restaurant that has opened up only 1 mile from our Hotel. This restaurant does offer a wide variety of items. I do apologize if this was not communicated to you. We do hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Akash K. Patel
Manager
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Nassau, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This hotel looked brand new to us but we have no idea if it is. The location was really nice, not in the city but not far and very quiet and serene. The rooms are large and well furnished with ample lights over the bed and finally a hotel with bedside outlets so we could plug up both of our phones. There was a lot of counter space and a pull out table to eat on and two arm chairs, the tv was high up on the wall so lying in bed and watching tv was nicer. The fridge was great it was roomy and had a separate freezer. It is better than your average HIE. The pool was very nice but freezing and the hot tub was hot but the jets were not working properly at the time. We used the laundry room and the wash was fine but the dryer broke and we couldn't dry, hope they fixed those two minor problems, this hotel gets an A+ from us.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Akash P, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our newly renovated and large rooms! I do apologize for the hot tub jets and community dryer. These issues have been resolved. Please feel free to contact me with any other issues/suggestions at 717-540-8400.

We hope to see you again soon!

Thanks,
Akash K. Patel
Manager
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Address: 7744 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Harrisburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Harrisburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express® hotel is ideally located in the heart of Pennsylvania. Explore the capital city, or visit the many attractions found in the area, including Indian Echo Caverns, Penn National Race Course, Hersheypark amusement park, ZooAmerica wildlife park and Hershey's Chocolate World, an interactive chocolate experience and a shopper's paradise. The Harrisburg International Airport is 15 miles from the hotel. ... more   less 
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