I have been a Executive level guest at the Harrisburg Hilton at least 4-5 times a year for the past three years, and have always been pleased. The staff members who I recognize from my many visits are wonderful. But the best I will rate the hotel now is Average.
But apparently there has been a management company change during 2013, and I presume their mandate was to cut costs. Unfortunately they whittled the amenities in the Executive Lounge to bare bones. No more local papers. The lounge is now closed for most of the day. The food is high fat, or high sugar or both.
But the biggest travesty was the ending of the jazz in the bar. Friday was mobbed since Steve Rudolph still performs on First Fridays. Saturday night, there were 5 customers in there - sitting at the bar reading their tablets. No one was ordering food. We got out of there as quickly as possible. No reason to stay. Don't tell me they saved money with this idea.
So with no business class treatment, and absolutely nothing happening on a Saturday night, you might as well stay at the Hampton - at least there you get coffee 24/7 and an apple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in comfort at the Hilton Harrisburg hotel, located in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and minutes from Hershey, Pennsylvania and Hershey Park. This Harrisburg hotel, just two blocks from the State Capitol Complex, is connected by an enclosed walkway to the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and Strawberry Square, a retail and office complex. Make Hilton your choice among Harrisburg, Pennsylvania hotels and enjoy many practical amenities. Work productively in the business center, fully equipped with all the latest technology. Maintain your work-out schedule in our fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, or swim laps in the heated indoor swimming pool. Relax in a contemporary guest room, suite, or executive room with complimentary WiFi and all the modern amenities. Upgrade to an executive room for incredible views of the Harrisburg skyline and the Susquehanna River, and enjoy exclusive access to the Executive Club with complimentary breakfast and evening snacks. ... more less
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