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“Was greeted by a spider crawling across the bed”
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #37 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Was greeted by a spider crawling across the bed”
Reviewed July 30, 2010

After a long day at Hershey Park, was really looking forward to a good shower. We ended up with a room on the third floor and chose not to lug our suitcases up the stairs because we had to leave at 4 am for the airport. When I got in the shower, I noticed mold on the shower curtain. I went to wash my hair which is long and there was no shampoo. We called the desk and my daughter went to get some and came back with two tiny packets! Sat on the bed and saw a spider crawling on it. Pulled off the cover after killing the spider and it was stained on the underside. The hotel LOOKS nice and new, but the spider and cleanliness was a dealbreaker for me. Also, could not get free internet to work.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2010

For the money, this hotel is a good deal. However, MAKE SURE YOU GET THE TOP FLOOR ONLY. Otherwise, you will do nothing but enjoy the loud stomping of people above you. Bring ear plugs!!! Fortunately, after listening to an hour of kids wrestling and yelling in the room above me, I called the front desk and they moved me to the highly desired "4th floor"! The front desk clerk entered my old room twice while I was moving luggage, as if I could magically make it all disappear and reappear in my new room. Upon moving the last bit of luggage out of my old room, I asked him if he was going to change the sheets for the next guest. He told me no, and that he was going to just make the bed as I was only using the room for a little while. I was shocked and expressed my concern. He then recanted and tried to say that it would be "taken care of". With that in mind, make sure you check your sheets for other people's body hair or evidence of goldilocks sleeping in your bed before you do! Even though the price is cheap, I now question some of the practices of this hotel. I travel all the time and visit hundreds of hotels a year. If price is your biggest concern, this hotel will do fine for you.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Molins de Rei, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2010

I'm fan of Motel 6 chain which is clean,wide rooms and cheap value.This property is however much better than other motel 6 i've been before.It is true there is no pool,but for me it was not a big problem in our trip.
So this property is new,so no corridors smelling of old smoking times like in some old properties,this is first thing you notice when you first come in. Rooms wide and clean,furniture and bed linnen is not the motel 6 chain blue and yellow,they look better,in elegant colours.It has also microwave and minifridge in the room,and free wifi. Complimentary service include a breakfast area,whit cofee and juice,and also toasting machines to prepare your own bagels or toasts.
In summary very nice place, above the average level of the motel 6 chain.It is located in a new area,close to a very big mall.Very safe neighbourhood.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Missouri City, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2010

The reviews were right about this one,great Motel 6. About 11 miles from Hershey Park and about half price of anything near Hershey. Small hotel. Great rooms with nice decor. Big bathroom. Near fast food,grocery store & laundry mat. Employees friendly.

Only problems was people in next room were smoking in the nonsmoking hotel and it was coming in our bathroom from the fan appartently.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2010

I've stayed in Motel 6s from coast to coast. They range from the perfectly fine to the horrible. This one is by far the nicest Motel 6 I have ever stayed at. It is new (or newly remodeled?), comfortable, super clean, and very quiet. I would absolutely stay here again.

A recent negative review said the pool was in bad shape. I wonder if the reviewer stayed at a different Motel 6 in or near Harrisburg? This one doesn't have a pool.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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altima2008
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2010

New hotel right off union deposit rd. Close to everything. Hershey chochlate world and park, shopping centers and harrisburg. The rooms were basic but very comfortable. The breakfeast was basic nothing spiffy but it was good and kept more money in my pocket to spend elsewhere. Desk staff was courteous. Free parking is available also!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2010

My family and I (husband, 2 children 14 and 9) stayed here Jan. 2010 for a one night stay. The hotel was clean, bedding was way better then any motel 6- no scratchy blankets or worn out sheets. The room also had a micro-fridge in it, which was great! For $50 we got a excellent deal. 3 miles or so away from the farm show, close to all kind of stores and restaurants. Hotel desk clerk, was very friendly and helpful. We had a great time in Harrisburg! Also free wi-fi which worked great.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 1006 Briarsdale Rd, Union Deposit Road Off I-83, Harrisburg, PA 17109-5901 (Formerly Motel 6 Harrisburg/Hershey)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Harrisburg
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a brand new property centrally located between Harrisburg and Hershey. All of our rooms have free WIFI and micro-fridges. Fitness center and meeting rooms are available. Free continental breakfast. ... more   less 
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Motel 6 Harrisburg/Hershey Hotel Harrisburg

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