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Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice place, but not up to all the hype.”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

We picked this location for 3rd annual trip to Hershey Park. Based on the reviews, I was very excited about our 2 bedroom suite for our group of 5 adults and 3 year old child. I am giving mixed reviews because there really some pros and cons about this resort.
Location: Average. Takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the park. Not too bad, and there are a lot of other resorts in the area, but for the price you can stay in a resort in Hershey itself and be right near the park, if that is in fact your destination for the trip as ours was.
Resort: Nice and very pretty, clean, but not as big as expected. The indoor pool looks larger in the picture, and the pool area smells strongly of chlorine. The gym leaves much to be desired. Consisting of 2 treadmills that overlook the pool and 1 elliptical, and a few medicine balls, it's not what I would call a gym. The resort does however have a sign in the gym advising that their guests are welcome to use the golds gym down the road for the duration of their stay. For those staying long term that might be a nice touch.

There is a basketball half court, not bad, and a 2 hole putting green. Not bad, but you have to request the equipment.

The room was beautiful. I will give credit where credit is due. Extremely clean! The beds were comfortable and the bedding was soft. Considering this is the part of the resort you will be spending most of your stay, it's the most important part and why my review was given a 4 instead of a 3.
The food is an added bonus the the resort doesn't have to offer. It's very nice that they offer a buffet breakfast and even light dinner Mon-Thurs, bur they leave a lot to be desired. Dinner the night we stayed consisted of sesame chicken and teriyaki chicken. My family doesn't care for this venue so we didn't eat there for dinner, but looked forward to breakfast. The following morning, breakfast was biscuits and gravy, bagels, eggs (that were prepared like flat individual patties) cereal and some juice. Again, nothing we would eat. Wound up going to the Waffle house.

Ultimately the place was nice enough for one night. The service was acceptable, and they were very nice... But in the morning upon checkout, there was only one person at the desk, answering phones, helping another couple try to schedule a future stay, and a line to check out started to form... When checkout itself took 10 seconds.

I would stay again for 1 night... But since this was our 3rd annual trip and we will return next year, I believe our search for our "usual place" will continue.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We wanted a little more room for our visit to Hershey this stay so we decided on a two bedroom suite at Homewood Suites in Harrisburg. Usually we stay closer to the park so I was hesitant at first, however the ride to Hershey was not long at all and it was so worth the stay. The hotel was clean and the service was excellent. In fact, one evening my husband was looking for something in the restaurant area and someone on staff noticed and helped him right out. Our only issue was on Thursday morning when the staff couldn't keep up with the heavy demand at breakfast. We did have to wait for food to be replenished as well as utensils. However that would not influence my rating of this hotel since everything else was wonderful and the wait for the items was really not that long. I would recommend this hotel for a family traveling to the Hershey area. We stayed from Sunday night to Thursday morning and will definitely look into this hotel again if we travel back to Hershey Park.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Homewood_Suites_East, Alishia Mull at Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
We are glad that you choose the Homewood Suites as your choice for your visit to Hershey. We do our best to exceed guest expectations at our hotel so we can make family vacations like yours as easy and stress free as possible. I do apologize for the wait you encountered at breakfast. This is something that has been addressed and some changes have recently been made. Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay! We hope to see you and your family again!
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Commack, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Family of 4 spent 2 nights and everything was Great! very clean and friendly staff. Breakfast in the morning was also good. Will be back next year for sure

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Homewood_Suites_East, Sales Assistant at Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel! ! I'm glad that you have enjoyed our hotel and plan to stay with us again. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We booked this hotel because of the good reviews it received on tripadivsor and was not disappointed. We were visiting Hershey Park which is located about 15 - 20 minutes from the hotel. We got the 1 bedroom suite which was very comfortable. The breakfast was good with your usual items (eggs,sausage,coffee,juice,french toast,cereal,muffins,etc.). They did have a complimentary welcome service Monday - Thursday which included a simple dinner (it included marinated chicken breast, macaroni salad, & potato chips). It also included beer and wine (all you can drink between the hours of 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm). The dinner was simple but adequate. The staff was friendly and the room was spotless. You will not be disappointed by booking this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Homewood_Suites_East, Sales Assistant at Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
It is our goal to be your Home Away from Home while traveling. I am glad that we were able to meet and exceed your expectation. We hope to see you again in the near future.
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel!
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Great hotel. Easy access and a great staff. Impeccably clean (no pets allowed), and the meals are way above average 'hotel freebie' expectations.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Washingon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2012

I had the privilege of staying in this hotel for an extended 6 week stay. The hotel staff is amazing from the front desk, managers, chefs and housekeeping staff. Sara and Ashley are fantastic and any hotel would be lucky to have managers as capable as them. Everyone is helpful and extremely accommodating. The front entrance, dining area and rooms are immaculate. Rooms are large with a king size bed, fold out couch and a flat screen television, wireless and wired internet and DVD player with a selection of DVDs at the front desk. The rooms also contain a large bathroom area, wardrobe closet and kitchenette with cooking dishes and dish sets for four.
Hot breakfast is served daily with a hot dinner served Monday through Thursday. The food is always tasty. The nights that dinner is not served several restaurants are located within walking distance to include Ruby Tuesdays and Lancaster Brewing Company (highly recommended). Many attractions are near the hotel from Hershey Park to Gettysburg. The hotel is conveniently located minutes from the highway.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2012

This was my second time staying at this hotel since my first stay there was a very positive experience. The staff are very friendly. Complimentary hot breakfast and dinner (with wine) eaten using real dishes and silverware instead of styrofoam/plastic were adequate.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area
Address: 3990 Tecport Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111-1221
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Harrisburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Family Hotel in Harrisburg
#1 Romantic Hotel in Harrisburg
#4 Business Hotel in Harrisburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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