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“Stayed here while doing business in Carlisle” 4 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2055 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 (Formerly Comfort Suites Mechanicsburg)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Mechanicsburg
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Stayed here while doing business in Carlisle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Carlisle had one of their many shows at the fairgrounds, and I needed to be town for the week. Mechanicsburg is my overflow destination, but this was the first time I've been at this HIE. The hotel was great. It was spacious, comfortable, clean, and quiet. Everything I used worked well. I had a restful stay during my work week here. The staff was among the best in memory.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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John H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Harrisburg West, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review, especially of our staff. We genuinely do care that you have a great experience at our hotel and appreciate hearing that our efforts are paying off. We won't stop until we earn a five star rating from all of our guests, so let us know how we can make your next stay even better.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Tuscaloosa, AL
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had a fairly negative experience during our stay here due to a few reasons. Reason number one for our dissatisfaction was that at booking we were told that there would be plenty of space in the room for our pack-n-play but that far from correct and I felt misled. We ended up having to put our pack-n-play (with our baby) inside the room closet due to the size of the room. The room suffered from a lack of space in general compared with the assorted other rooms we had on this vacation trip. In addition the beds were not very comfortable for any of the other three of us. The free breakfast was not up to the usual standards, it was very mediocre, which was disappointing. Plus the waffle maker was out of order during the several days we were here; that did not make our 9 yr son or us happy to say the least.
I did look into another room while it was being cleaned and we seemed to be missing part of a partition / wall that might have helped our room comfort situation. All in all not a reason was found with this HIE to make us want to return here except for the location and our housekeeper.
The housekeeper was great - so helpful and kind - and she did a wonderful job! Each and every morning upon seeing me she would come by and greet me / us in a cheerful manner. She always asked what she could do to make our stay better. This was very much appreciated and she is a real asset to this business.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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John H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Harrisburg West, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the kind words about our housekeeping staff. Our staff's fine services have been commended many times here on TripAdvisor. I did note your concerns about the guest room's size. Our rooms would absolutely have space for a small crib, especially one small enough that it could fit it in the closet. I would recommend that a guest traveling with a large family may wish to utilize the area in front of the seating area for their baby's comfort rather than the closet area. We also offer very large, three room suites which do have uninterrupted space for larger families. Our breakfast offerings are designated by InterContinental Hotels and we offer all the many selections that the Holiday Inn brand requires throughout the Americas. One item we do not have is a waffle maker. We are not permitted to offer waffles in any of our hotels at this time. We hope you will consider one of our other room offerings for your future stays and Holiday Inn does have some other hotels in the area with more traditional standard room set ups. Happy Travels and thank you for your feedback.
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Mooresville, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Crashed here to break up a long road trip around July 4th. This place had everything I needed with good service to boot.

What I liked:
- Room was comfortable and large. I liked that I could put my kids to bed and stay up for a while with some degree of separation.
- Breakfast was provided. It was really nothing outstanding, but it served the purpose well. Several healthy choices and ample coffee is all we needed.
- Enclosed parking. This was a pleasant surprise, particularly since it was raining cats and dogs when I arrived. They had a nice (small) garage under the building with elevator service right to my floor.
- Room wasn't very expensive. Plus, I used one of those BankAmeriDeals and got 10% of what I paid back in my account. Not bad at all.

Happy travels!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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John H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Harrisburg West, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

What a fantastic review !!!!! Thank you so very much. We strive for a great stay every time here at the Holiday Inn and Suites Harrisburg West. In addition to our oversized standard rooms, we also offer three increasingly larger suites. Even our smallest rooms offer two double beds, a sleeper sofa, coffee table and a desk area, plus a double closet and large, clean modern bathrooms. We appreciate hearing about your stay and hope you will say hello on your next visit to the area.
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New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Pro: Good location to Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Hershey, etc.. Staff was courteous. The rooms were clean and spacious. The King size bed was quite comfortable. Fairly good sized fridge and a microwave was available.

Cons: Breakfast was mediocre at best. The pull out couch was horrible for an adult to sleep on, a 50 lb. child fared slightly better. To their credit, they did offer a roll away bed. The indoor pool was a tremendous disappointment, as the water was opaque and size very small. Despite it being 90 degrees out, even the children did not want to go in it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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John H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Harrisburg West, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and appreciate you noting both the pros and cons of your recent stay. Our standard rooms do offer two full sized beds and a sofa bed. The sofa bed is designed as auxiliary sleeping space as this type of bedding does not have a box spring and does work best for one child or a single adult. Our swimming pool is treated with bromine rather than chlorine. This more advanced system is better for keeping the strong chlorine odor out of the lobby, off expensive bathing suits and out of sensitive eyes. Bromine combined with the pools coloring makes the pool water appear opaque. Please be assured the pool is tested by the an independent third party each week in compliance with PA law and we check it each day for safety. If anything concerns you during your stay, please bring it to our attention so that we can provide information to you to correct the problem. Hope you will try us again.
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Suffolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I've had consistent good experiences with HIE and this was no different. Very friendly staff, excellent atmosphere and decor, clean and comfortable rooms. It was about a 10 minute drive to downtown Harrisburg, perfect for us.

  • Stayed June 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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John H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Harrisburg West, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

What a great review !!!!! Your review is a great description of the many fine features we have here at this Holiday Inn Express and around the world. Thank you for being our guest. We hope you will enjoy the many benefits of InterContinental's Rewards program as you enjoy your travels to our hotel and around the world.
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Villa Park, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Stayed here in June 2013 while on our way home from NYC via Philadelphia. It is a nice, clean, newer hotel. Upon check-in, I was greeted at the front desk by two very young guys who were very helpful. We went up to our room (we had booked a suite) and found that, while it was a spacious room, there were only two beds. I had read on their website that you get two beds and a pull-out couch, which is what we needed since we are a family of 5. I went down to ask whether we had been placed into the wrong room. They told me this was a larger room than the one with the pull-out but we could either switch rooms or they could bring a roll-away bed. I opted for the roll-away since it wouldn't cost any extra and we were happy with the room we had. The one young man was at our door with the bed & linens within about 5 minutes. Wow! Then I asked for some extra towels since we only got 3. I told him "no hurry", but he was back in about 15 minutes with them. The room was very clean, the beds were comfortable, and the bathroom was large. There didn't seem to be a working exhaust fan for the shower, though. The breakfast was good. There is a parking garage under the hotel which is accessible by the hotel elevator and you have to use your room card to enter the garage to park. We liked this feature and felt our vehicle was secure in the garage. There was another very young man at the desk when we checked out, and he was very nice. They have done a great job hiring for the front desk! I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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John H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Harrisburg West, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the very kind review about our staff. There is nothing like a guest's compliments to make help our staff feel even more appreciated and to continue to provide first class service. We try very hard to create a positive work environment for our staff, as our staff takes care of our guests. We hope to see you on your next tour of the area and have you say hello to the same great team on every stay.
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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Stayed here for several days with my family. Perfect location for Gettysburg, Hershey and Amish country. Easy to get around and there is a grocery store and CVS up the road that are easy to access. Rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff were great! Breakfast was pretty good except one day they ran out of cinnamon rolls. Also, why no gravy for the biscuits? All in all, you can't go wrong staying here. Would do it again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John H, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Harrisburg West, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for such a nice review. Our central location is great for touring many areas including Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, Carlisle and Hershey. Even Gettysburg and Lancaster are only a short drive away. We are also very close to Route 81, yet far enough away that you will never hear road noise from the highway. We hope to see you on your next visit to the Mechanicsburg and the greater Harrisburg markets.
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Address: 2055 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 (Formerly Comfort Suites Mechanicsburg)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Mechanicsburg
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 ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mechanicsburg
#4 Family Hotel in Mechanicsburg
#4 Business Hotel in Mechanicsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Harrisburg West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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