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Colonial Penn Motel
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Grantville
Haskell, New Jersey, United States
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“This place serves an important role in the Hershey area...”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Yes, this is an old motel, likely from pre-interstate days. Awkward steps into a tiny room, older furnishings and carpet and that old motel smell. The bathroom is adequate, with a painted shut window and not the newest towels. My generation will reminisce over the fact we stayed in places like this as kids when they were due for their first refurbish. Our parents were immigrants and were quite happy with a place like this. Heres why this place is important. The working man's family needs a bargain sometimes. I spent $155 for two rooms on July 4th weekend less than 5 miles from the park with less than a weeks notice. The park is what's important, a big family breakfast across the street at the Grantville Restaurant is important. The room is just a place to sleep and shower for us. Save your hard earned money for some Hershey swag or some Perkins on the way home. The air conditioners worked fine and there was big flatscreens in both rooms to take the focus off of the shortcomings. I brought along some Febreze as well, a very good idea. I never even met the owner, he left my credit card bill in the room and i simply signed it and left. Most of all, the kids didn't care, probably because of the beautiful sweatshirts and chocolate they bought with the money we didn't spend on the room.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

no hot water and when I did have hot water the pressure sucked!! looks like they painted over mold instead of cleaning the mold first. Room was cold no heat in bathroom and ALL windows painted shut, very very low class motel which on there site they compare the motel to be like a 5 star hotel for less $$. the lady at desk DOES NOT speek very good english, fridge and microwave smelled bad, carpet needs cleaned, reminds me of a "quick stop" motel if u know what I mean....doors are unevenly gapped so there must be some structure issues..bathroom floor looks like it has not been mopped dirt and what looks like saw dust in corners. bathroom looks new but done very very cheap. when you walk on the floor in the room it bounces I was scared I was going to fall thourgh. went to office door and it was locked but they say they have 24 hr service.....if it would not be for there location I'm sure they would not have ANY business!!! front of motel looks ok but the back shows the true side, plastic on windows and all!!!!! even the soda machine took my $$ and did not work

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place is horrible! The sheets were dirty with hairs all over them. There were stains on the comforters. Got new towels from the office and they were dirty with stains on them. The bathroom shower had hairs in it and looked so dirty that I needed to wear flip flops to go into the shower. There were stains on the carpet and mold in the bathroom. The only thing that wasn't bad about this place was the location. 5 minutes to Hollywood casino and 12 minutes to Hershey Park. Restaurant accross the street has average food if you order from the kitchen but the food from the buffet is horrible and over cooked.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Colonial Penn Motel
Address: 9168 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028-8604
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Grantville
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Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Grantville
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Hotel Class:1 star — Colonial Penn Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 15

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