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Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center

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800 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2807
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 53 hotels in Harrisburg
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Kids stay free
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
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
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
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
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Newspaper
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
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Green
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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JoshW wrote a review Yesterday
Tampa, Florida1 contribution
Our room was very clean. Throughout our stay the staff was carefully and tactfully cleaning and maintaining the hotel and conference center. My family had a great stay and look forward to visiting again! I actually left something in our room after checking out and leaving the hotel, but the hotel staff was super helpful to get the item back to my family. Very grateful!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Peter Chiccarine, General Manager at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent experience with us. Our team is genuine in our efforts to provide memorable experiences for our guests, and we truly appreciate your positive remarks! I will be sure to share your comments with our incredible team of hospitality professionals! Without great people, your experience, and the experience of so many guests, would not be possible! It is through their commitment to hospitality that we are able to exceed the expectations of many! Thank you once again for sharing your positive remarks with the travel community! Stay Well, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel
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N.W. wrote a review Jul 2020
Lake Worth, Florida5 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Many families are itching for a vacation but are also apprehensive because of safety and health precautions. Rest assured, this hotel lived up to all expectations with its cleanliness and safety measures. According to Best Western, all rooms are cleaned with hospital grade products and left vacant for 24-48 hrs before next booking. It smelt and felt clean and the beds are so comfy. The family suite gives the perfect amount of room. Peter (GM) and team were always out asking guests about their stay. Elka at O'Reilly's was ready to serve you for breakfast. AND your only 10 mi away from Hershey park and other great attractions. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center
Responded Jul 3, 2020
Dear Ms. Wilson & Family, Thank you for providing our hospitality team with an opportunity to serve you! We understand health and wellness are paramount to today’s traveler, and we appreciate your recognition of our clean, well-maintained accommodations! We remain committed to the safety our team members and community while delivering safe accommodations traveling guests’ rely upon! We look forward to an opportunity to safely welcome additional travelers this summer, and thank you for your high recommendation! Stay Safe, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA | General Manager Best Western Premier, The Central Hotel
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Chris_Ransdell wrote a review Apr 11
Belvidere, New Jersey50 contributions23 helpful votes
As many others have experienced, COVID has had a huge impact on hotels. We've had plenty of stays at various properties, Best Western or other that have had cleanliness concerns or where staffing was so reduced that rooms weren't ready until way past check-in time etc. What a breath of fresh air literally and figuratively The Central was. During our 3 night stay we didn't have a single issue or concern related to the hotel. The Lobby is very attractive and made for a nice quiet place to play games. Our room was at the end of the hallways which made for a bit of a walk to the lobby but was worth it for peace and quiet. The WiFi did everything I needed it to with great performance. Housekeeping did a great job at delivering a spotless room when we checked in and a freshened room every day of our stay. The on-site dining was satisfactory with great service and quality, but in my opinion, somewhat bland food. Being a Premier, this is one of Best Western's most full-featured properties. All my BW Premier experiences have been stellar and I always hope to find one nearby when I'm booking travel.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Peter Chiccarine, General Manager at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for recognizing the outstanding efforts of our incredible, growing team! While we most certainly are not exempt from the challenges the hospitality industry faces today, we are privileged to have a great team of hospitality professionals who work concurrently towards achieving the goal of providing our guests with exceptional experiences. We thank you for your loyalty, and most certainly will share your feedback with our team members who make it happen each and every day! 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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kelmerraji wrote a review Apr 11
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The rooms smelt horrible - like a smoker was just in there. The halls smelt of marijuana. The toilet was never clean. Really high hopes, really bad experience. I won’t be staying here again in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate your candid remarks regarding your recent uncharacteristic experience with us at the Central Hotel. Our team is steadfast in our efforts to provide consistently clean, well-maintained accommodations; and I genuinely apologize that we fell short on this particular occasion. We are committed to the health and safety of our guests which absolutely includes maintaining a smoke-free environment. All forms of smoking, including vaping, e-cigarettes, and marijuana are prohibited within the building, most especially in our guest rooms. Ultimately, it is our responsibility to ensure that all guest rooms are clean, and fresh, prior to the arrival of a guest. I accept complete responsibility for our oversight of your particular guest room, and I can assure you, our leadership team will continue to actively monitor and immediately address any violation of our property’s smoke-free pledge. I have attempted to reach out to you personally, and hope to have an opportunity to speak with you personally so that I may further share our commitment to hospitality. Kind Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager |the Central Hotel
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Sr_bigotes_12 wrote a review Apr 8
Meredith, New Hampshire69 contributions35 helpful votes
Stopped here on our way back from Florida. Pet friendly, this is one of the best we've found on our trips south from New Hampshire. Roomy and very comfortable, we highly recommend it. O'Reilly's Irish Pub had an early bird (7-9) breakfast special that for us was perfect. Their St. Patrick's Pot Roast was more than enough for 2 to split. We don't however, recommend the Bacon Bread Pudding.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$97 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 Get Air (0.6 miles), Kohl Memorial Park (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 Panera Bread.
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.