This property was recently renovated and overall a good experience. I liked it better than the Hampton Inn next door, where I had stayed on two previous occasions and had hot water/water pressure issues both times.
The entrance is a little odd -- there is only a single-width door, and you have to push a button to open it, which is awkward when you're carrying luggage or pushing a luggage cart, and then push another button to open a second door.
We had a two-bedroom suite on the 3rd floor. Our room faced the back of the property and was quiet. The living room area was OK -- the corner gas fireplace was a nice cozy touch for our winter visit. The kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms were adequate and clean (although housekeeping did not empty the dishwasher). My only issue with the bathroom was that the tub is about half the height of a standard tub...good for stepping in and out of the shower, but not good for bubble baths.
The screened double-hung windows actually open. There's a stop so they only open a few inches, but at least it's enough to get some fresh air, a concept foreign to most hotels.
Our only noise issue was that our suite was located right next to something called the "mechanical room." On two occasions during our one-night stay, a startling, EXTREMELY loud rumbling sound erupted from the mechanical room, ran for about 30-60 seconds, and then shut off. Luckily it didn't happen when we were sleeping.
I rate this hotel very favorably in regard to my pet peeve, HVAC noise. The vents are in the wall and the ventilation is virtually unnoticed. Which is how it should be.
The front desk staff was friendly, but because it wasn't that busy, they tended to wander away from the desk.
I wasn't that impressed with the complimentary breakfast. The scrambled eggs were OK, but the red potatoes were cold and undercooked, and my bagel was a little stale. But it's free and convenient.
What annoyances I had were minor. I would stay here again.
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- Residence Inn by Marriott Harrisburg Carlisle is a perfect extended-stay hotel in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for travelers who are relocating, attending a wedding, visiting family or just going on vacation. We offer a great location near Carlisle Fairgrounds and U.S. Army Garrison, Carlisle Barracks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Harrisburg Carlisle Hotel Carlisle
- Residence Inn Carlisle
- Carlisle Residence Inn