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“Clean and close to attractions.” 4 of 5 stars
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Simmons Motel and Suites
355 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033   |  
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Ranked #17 of 24 hotels in Hershey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Clean and close to attractions.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Although booking was a bit tricky, as web prices and call in prices seem to contradict each other, we found our room to be very clean. (The chair was stained, but the room had obviously been cleaned thoroughly.) We were able to park right outside of our door. The motel is quite cute and the abundant flowers are a very nice touch. As other reviewers stated, it is not a luxury hotel, it's a nice mom and pop establishment. It is a block from restaurants and shops downtown. Although it is very close to Hershey Park it is not very walkable. There are no sidewalks on the way to the park and the only cut through to the other side of the railroad tracks is a small tunnel for cars that is a little dangerous to walk on foot. Overall, for the price and cleanliness, I would recommend this motel.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed here this past weekend for the JT & Jay-z concert at Hershey Stadium and stayed here for 2 nights. Check in is easy and we were allowed to put in items that needed to be in the fridge even while the housekeeper is still cleaning the room. We stayed at apartment 8 which accommodated all 8 of us ( we brought a separate blow up bed). The apartment is very cozy and clean and they provided extra blankets upon our request. Hershey Park,Hershey Factory and the Stadium was all walking distance as promised. The hotel is also walking distance to rite-aid and other restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Pittsburgh
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6 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Simmons Motel provides basic, no frills lodging at an economical price (given the area). The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room (#4) that I had was clean and for the most part comfortable. Some basic amenities that I have come to expect were not available in my room (hair dryer, iron, ironing board, shampoo/conditioner and only one bar of soap the first night), so pack those things if you think you will need them. They may have been available from the office - I didn't ask. No in room coffee maker, but coffee was available in the office. Furnishing and decor are dated, but functional. TV was new. In-room refrigerator and microwave were nice touches. Bathroom was small. Linens were plentiful. Sink is in the bathroom (no vanity outside of bathroom, but the dresser had a mirror, chair and outlets were close by). We could walk to Hershey Park entrance (about 15 minutes); a Rite Aide is virtually next door; and a few restaurants were also in walking distance. Given the traffic - this is a plus - not to have to move your car. There is an above ground pool available - we didn't get to use it - looked clean and nice, though. All in all a pleasant stay - just keep your expectations at an appropriate level.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I booked on line. So was not expecting such an old room. But it was lovely and clean.
No breakfast and hard to get onto WIFI might as well say no WIFI.
But the bed was fine and we were given the suite which I think meant that we had a table and chairs outside our room.
We were quite happy here however as we need WIFI for business we will not stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Tidioute
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Our school went on an honors trip to Philadelphia/Hershey Park. The suites were very accommodating since there were 44 students grades 3-12 and 10 chaperones. Rooms were nice and clean. Would definitely stay there again if in the area. Thank you for making our stay a good one!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Rockaway Township, NJ
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12 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

You can tell by prior responses that this manager is a jerk. We stayed last summer, which I'm sure he'll comment on why I waited so long to post ( I just joined trip advisor). They gave us the wrong room so our kids had to sleep on the floor. I spoke to the manager who was so rude and sleezy that i felt like i needed a shower after. He took no responsibility for screwing up our room - he blamed Expedia! The decor is tacky fake flowers from the 80s. The couches were filthy and the place was smelly. The one and only thing they have going for them is their proximity to Hershey.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My family has stayed 2 times prior at this location , all I can say is that this is the most non- commercialized place to stay. Where else can you cook on a small grill on the front lawn and enjoy the company of someone that tries to improve what is there. Many updates as the last time we stayed in labor day weekend 2012. Plan to be back in 2013 , and can only say thank you to whitney , as he is as down to earth as anyone I know. Worth the trip from Albany, NY.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 355 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Hershey
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 24 hotels in Hershey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simmons Motel and Suites built in 1957. Each property was purchased separately and modified into the motel. The motel has been owned and operated by the same family since 1957, we are a warm and friendly motel. While on your travels away from home and you do not need luxury then we are for you. When you come to Simmons it is like being home away from home. ... more   less 
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