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Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center

800 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2807
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Certificate of Excellence
At the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel you are sure to experience ultra clean, comfortable guest room accommodations certain to exceed your expectations. We are confident we will provide a memorable overnight experience through friendly, personalized service paired with a distinct style, and plush guest room amenities sure to please. O’Reilly’s Tap Room & Kitchen, our on-site full service restaurant, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, and features fresh local favorites, as well as classic Irish specialties. All of our guest room accommodations include: 42-inch flat-screen television complete with HD service, Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, and Microwave, IHome clock radio and docking station, Iron/Ironing Board, In room Safe, Complimentary Bottled Water, and full use of all hotel amenities including Heated Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, Guest Laundry, Dry Cleaning Service, Extensive Business Center, and Sundries Shop.Our location is convenient to both I-81, and I-83, just east of Harrisburg, and west of Hershey. Our proximity to the Harrisburg International Airport, and Harrisburg’s Train and Bus Station, paired with complimentary shuttle service to each, make The Central Hotel a perfect venue for overnight guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Kids stay free
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Free wifi in the business center
Free wired internet in the business center
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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When traveling between Florida and New York, I tried something different this time. I usually search for the cheapest hotel that has a decent rating. This time, I searched for the highest-rated hotels...that were affordable. It worked out very well, and this place is a perfect example. It's a very classy, well-appointed hotel. I have paid three times as much and stayed in places that were not close in quality. Staff was friendly and efficient. Bar/restaurant was nice and food was good. Highly reccommended.
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Had a wonderful time at the best Western Premier in Harrisburg. Was there for a family gathering/holiday party. Staff was wonderful... both at the front desk and in our party room. The rooms are very comfortable. The central lobby is wonderful for gathering and was decorated beautifully for Christmas.
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Beautiful hotel with several amenities and exceptional service. I highly recommend. Convenient on-site restaurant with fast service & good food. Front desk was particularly helpful in answering a few questions I had upon check-in.
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This was by far the best hotel I have stayed at in a long time. The hotel was clean and the restaurant on site was amazing for the price and amount of food we got. We went for the weekend to attend the Farm Show and even though it is twelve minutes away it is worth the stay. Their pool was amazing and it was nice to relax after a long day.
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Response from Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate your complete recommendation of our accommodations at the Central Hotel! Our convenient location, clean guest rooms, and full-service accommodations position the property as a Premier destination in Harrisburg! Thank you for specifically mentioning our heated indoor pool, and convenient location to the Farm Show Complex! Keep us in mind if you plan to visit in a few short weeks for the Great American Outdoor Show! Best Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel
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When I found out we had to stay at a Best Western for our hockey tournament, I was horrified. After reading the Trip Advisor reviews for this property, I felt much better. We stayed 4 nights and I have to say it was a very nice hotel. I always thought Best Western was like a Super8 but this location was more like a Marriott or Hilton. In fact, I liked it much better than some of the Marriott and Hilton’s we have recently stayed at. What’s to like....the lobby is very pretty. Tons of places for groups to congregate. The front desk staff was pleasant at every interaction. Our room was very clean (except for our ice bucket which I wrote off as an oversight). The beds were comfortable. The room was quiet. It had a mini fridge and microwave, blackout curtains, ample closet and drawer space. Why only 4 stars....the entire 3rd floor wreaked like cigarettes. Our room did not but the hallways did and sometimes when we opened our door the stink came in. It was not a stale smoke smell. Someone had to be smoking a lot for it to be so strong because it was even burning our eyes. The shower water pressure was not great. The WiFi was hit and miss. One of the really awesome things about this hotel was that the management gave our hockey group (7 teams) access to the conference room. The kids played knee hockey and team dinners were held in here. This was very smart on their part because it isolated the kids from the other guests, providing them with a place to hang out without disturbing the non hockey guests. I also want to mention that our room was missed by housekeeping one day (partially our fault because one of our boys was in the room until 11:45am). When we got back in the evening we were disappointed our beds were not made but mostly because we didn’t have any fresh towels. I called the front desk and within just a couple minutes, fresh towels were at our door. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and I think for the most part they get it right. They do need to be more diligent in enforcing health and safety issues like the smoking and I also noticed pets on the balcony on the 2nd floor when only the 1st floor was supposed to be pet friendly. Other than that, everything else was perfectly acceptable and we were satisfied with our stay.
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Response from Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Senior TA Contributor, We appreciate your honest feedback regarding your initial reaction to our property, and are pleased to hear the positive feedback shared by previous guest’s eased any concerns, while our incredible hospitality team and exceptional full-service facilities ultimately exceeded your expectations! Thank you for specifically mentioning our unique grand atrium, clean and comfortable guest rooms, and the private gathering space designated for your team! I am confident your feedback relating to the corridor odor will assist us as we continue to teach, and train our hospitality team to addresses any future smoking concerns with immediate resolve. We will also follow-up with your comment regarding the Wi-Fi signal as reliable internet is most certainly a basic guest expectation! Overall, we thank you again for sharing your experience with the travel community, and look forward to an opportunity to host additional teams visiting the area while competing in Central Pennsylvania’s frequent athletic events! We wish you, and your team, continued success with your season, and thank you for providing us with an opportunity to serve you! Best Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center?
Nearby attractions include Kohl Memorial Park (0.6 miles), Get Air (0.6 miles), and Twin Ponds East (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen, Texas Roadhouse, and Empire Asian Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.