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“Best value near HersheyPark” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg East
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4021 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109   |  
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Ranked #23 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best value near HersheyPark”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

We stayed here as out base to visit HersheyPark and it was perfect. Clean rooms, great prices (especially specials on Hotwire), short drive to the Park. Breakfast included - although finding somewhere to sit while eating it was a challenge. Pool was good to cool off after a hot day. It is not a fancy hotel but has all the essentials for a comfortable family stay where your focus is not on the hotel itself.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

Stayed at the hotel with a group that was there for a tournament and the place was great. When we arrived they had all of our rooms pre-blocked so our check in went smooth and trouble free. The rooms were nice you can clearly tell that the hotel has been remodeled recently. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was a big hit as well. I recommend the hotel to anyone that is looking for value for the money.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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C'burg PA
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

My family and I wanted to get away for a mini-vacation to Hershey, we were taking kids to the Outlets and Hershey Zoo. Of all the Holiday Inn hotels in the area, this one looked to be best fit with location and pictures....it did not dissappoint. They pool was just opened and great, it was right down road from Hershey and our room was so fresh and new. Breakfast was consistant with other Expresses we stayed at, but just so much more modern! I highly recommend this hotel if you have children and want to visit Hershey area. It is located next to a McD's, next to a big shopping area and Chuck E Cheese is down road, so close by quick things to keep a 4 and 6 year old happy!!! We will be back again!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

Large, very clean room, up to date room. Nice big flat screen. Clean, modern bathroom. Comfy matress, but the pillows were sooooooo lumpy. Quiet. Easy access to nearby highways. 5 minutes to Farm Complex. Front desk staff was pleasant. Easy check in and out.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Princeton, New Jersey
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

While driving home from DC via Lancaster, we decided to stop along the way. Noticed a coupon for $69 in the Room Savers guide and knew that this hotel was newly redone. (Ad on 3/16 in USA Today listed 500-ish HI-brand locations as redone.)

Got a room with 2 queens (going rate with AAA was 99 so we saved!) Very comfy. Beds were great. Four pillows each-2 firm, 2 soft (embroidered on pillow cases). Nice toiletries, great shower and fluffy towels.

The breakfast was great: : scrambled eggs (probably pasteurized, NOT powdered!), bacon, biscuits, gravy, cinnamon rolls, coffee, tea, juices, pastries, etc. MUCH better than other hotels.....I stay in Marriott brands all the time, and this was better than ANY expanded continental in the limited service brands, and even better than a lot of Full Service buffets as it was HOT!

Had to get the sink stopper fixed, but that took just a few minutes. Free, fast, wireless internet in rooms and 2 computerswith 1 printer in lobby. Guest laundry on 1st floor as well.

Several restaurants around-I did take out from "Your Place" across the street. Not a fancy place.. I call it a nice "dive bar!!" Reasonably priced and yummy crab cake sandwich and a ham, cheese and pepper and onion calzone! For about 16 bucks!

IF you need to be in this area, the HIExpress Harrisburg East would be a great choice. Very easy to find off the exit! Give it a try. We are picky and had basically no issues!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2009

A friend and I stayed at this hotel 1/20 and 1/21/09. The hotel is well-kept and new-looking. Check-in was no problem, though 20-something clerk was rather hyper, speaking very quickly and loudly and giving an impression he wasn't fully listening.

Room was pleasant, with good heat control, very quiet with good soundproofing.
Equipped with two comfortable queen-sized beds. Room had high-definition flat-screen tv in a new-looking wall unit that also contained good-sized storage drawers, a small room fridge, coffee maker. Bathroom fine.

All rooms have access to free wireless internet, and clerk explains sign-in procedure upon check-in; you must register online each day to reactivate the service. Internet worked well on both days.

Probably a dozen restaurants within a half-mile. Most are fast food, but several a step or two above that. Hotel is on a side street, one block removed from the Union Deposit Road indicated in its address, (Pfeiffer Road?).

Breakfast room off the lobby was on the small side, rather full on second morning, but no wait for a seat. First morning offered powdered scrambled eggs, nice bacon, yogurt, cereals, bagels, Danish and other pastries, etc. Second day: pre-packaged cheese omelet, biscuits and gravy plus yogurt, cereals, etc. All you could eat (or would want to eat) for free, eliminating need for lunch if you wish. Not haute cuisine, but adequate.

Two shopping centers across the street in two directions. Not exactly a scenic place, (what is in Harrisburg?) but safe and well-lighted. Two other motels nearby. Didn't see any warehouses as mentioned in another review.

Drive into the city center took perhaps 15 minutes. Checkout a breeze.

With taxes, quoted $99/night room price came to about $115 total per night.

Overall a very positive impression.

  • Liked — Low price, good value,cleanliness
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Wicklow, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2008

Stayed here for one night recently. Nice hotel, nice rooms. Free internet in lobby with printer etc, really useful. Friendly & helpful staff. Plenty of parking.

Only drawback to this place, it is in an area like a retail park, with lots of warehouse style shops and Mc Donalds / TGI's/ Ruby Tuesdays etc. Great if you want fast food within walking distance, not great if you can't stomach fast food!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 4021 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg East 2.5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg East is perfect for both business and leisure travelers with easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-83, I-283, and I-78. Nestled among major corporations such as Phoenix, Contact, Tyco, Highmark Blue Shield, UPS, Pepsi and Sysco, the Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg East is conveniently located 5 miles from the Pennsylvania State Capital and just 4 miles from downtown Harrisburg. It is easy to plan a family fun day in Historic Gettysburg, beautiful Lancaster or charming Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Make a sweet ending by visiting Hershey Park. The Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg East is also close to Harrisburg International Airport (12 miles), the National Civil War Museum, the GIANT Center sports venue and Carlisle Events. Complete your day with all the comforts of this Harrisburg hotel while enjoying your favorite snack and drink from the hotel s market. Surf the Internet free with wireless access. All our guest rooms are fully equipped with plenty of work space to spread out and make your trip a success. Every day starts out complimentary with the Express Start breakfast. We look forward to you experiencing a warm welcome to our new Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg East. See you soon! ... more   less 
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