So after mistakenly reserving a room at a not so great hotel next door & having an awful stay, I decided to stay at the Hilton during this years pageant for my daughter. When we checked in there was an issue with our room type, you see my husband and I both made reservations w/out knowing of the others, but when I did find out I called the reservations dept. to get the confirmation # of my husbands reservation and they accidentally gave me the wrong # so I cancelled the wrong room, but after some quick work the front desk clerk fixed everything and even gave us the rate that I originally had booked and not the current higher rate.
I then gathered my bags and my daughter and we went up to the 9th floor, we then walked to the end of the hall and opened the door to a beautifully updated room. I booked one of the larger corner rooms, which was nicely layed out & had great new furnishings, that included a king bed, sofa bed, large work station/desk, a TV console with a safe and frig. built in. The bathroom was also nicely done, it had a large vanity with lots of counter space and a vessel sink. And for those who like closet space in your hotel room, then you can't complain with this room.
Of course being there with several hundred other girls and their families competing in a pageant certainly did not make it very easy for the hotel staff, but they took it all in stride and with such class you couldn't help but be impressed. I did have one minor issue with being overcharged at the restaurant, but they fixed it quickly & w/out question. Throughout the weekend I heard and saw the same great care from the staff.
One side note, I did notice in other reviews people complaining about having to pay for parking, so my question is, what major city has a hotel in it that DOES NOT charge for parking??? There isn't any, of course you could always stay at the Crowne Plaza next door, but you'll pay $18/day for parking there as opposed to the $10/day at Hilton, & the Hilton gives you free access to your car, the Crowne, you have to call down for it and wait until they bring it to you, how inconvenient. I know there is inevitably going to be at least one person who is unhappy with their stay, but for what this hotel offers compared to the others in the area, it is worth at least trying it for yourself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in comfort at the Hilton Harrisburg hotel, located in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and minutes from Hershey, Pennsylvania and Hersheypark. This Harrisburg hotel, just two blocks from the State Capitol Complex, is connected by an enclosed walkway to the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and Strawberry Square, a retail and office complex.Make Hilton your choice among Harrisburg, Pennsylvania hotels and enjoy many practical amenities. Work productively in the business center, fully equipped with all the latest technology. Maintain your work-out schedule in our fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, or swim laps in the heated indoor swimming pool. Relax in a contemporary guest room, suite, or executive room with complimentary WiFi and all the modern amenities. Upgrade to an executive room for incredible views of the Harrisburg skyline and the Susquehanna River, and enjoy exclusive access to the Executive Club with complimentary breakfast and evening snacks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Harrisburg Hotel Harrisburg
- Harrisburg Hilton