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“Pretty nice hotel with good location.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey

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Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
Ranked #4 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
Bloomsburg
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243 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Pretty nice hotel with good location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My husband & I stayed here for one night for a "park/sleep/fly" type package. The hotel is close to MDT (approx. 5 miles). The hotel is well lit outdoors with a large parking lot; I had no qualms about leaving our vehicle for the duration of our trip. The front desk personnel were polite and efficient. They have an indoor and outdoor pool, although we did not use either during our stay. The outdoor pool was large and appeared very clean, with a large sitting / sunning area. The indoor pool was closed and being resurfaced. Our room was comfortable and clean. We had requested a room in a quiet location, and this request was honored. Shuttle service both to the airport and back to the hotel upon our return was reasonably fast and efficient. This hotel is not new, and does show some signs of wear, mainly in the public areas and the corridors to the rooms in particular. Carpeting in the corridors needs a good shampooing or replacement, and walls here and there could use some fresh paint. This wear and tear was less obvious in our hotel room. Our bed was comfortable, the bed linens appeared clean and in good shape and the bathroom was very clean. Overall, a good stay, especially for a park/sleep/fly package.

Room Tip: Try "Gilligan's" for dinner. It is a sports bar atmosphere on one side and a more int...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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vh34, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent experience with us. As a Top Contributor on Tripadvisor (126 reviews to date) we value such feedback, and appreciate your positive comments. The Park, Stay and Go package is a great offer for folks flying from the Harrisburg International Airport – with free parking and 24 hour shuttle service. Painting and carpet cleaning throughout the public area and guest corridors are projects we continue to focus on, and we will strive to minimize any negative impact going forward. The indoor pool renovations are completed – sorry if this caused any inconvenience during your stay. Our team will be proud of your recognition for service, comfort and cleanliness, as that is our #1 priority.

We appreciate your business and hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you again in the future.
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Sykesville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was our 2nd stay at this hotel, and we would be happy to go back, again. The guest room was updated, comfortable, and clean. The hotel check-in staff friendly and accomodating, even with a full house that night.

I want to take a moment to personally thank the General Manger - Randy Stewart; for rectifying an issue that we had. His care and concern for his guests go above and beyond most others these days. In our day and age, with computers and technology, it is hard to find an actual person with exemplary Customer Service skills, that is willing to take the time to assist you. Randy did this all with his professionalism, charisma, and friendly attitude. Randy is an asset to this hotel and I hope that he is recognized for this.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AmybT
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Horsham
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The building itself is a little dated but accomodations were very nice. Front desk was very nice at checkin. Had dinner at the inside restaurant (Seasons). One of the BEST homemade seafood chowders I've ever had. While the menu options seemed very plain, as did the menu itself, the food was far from plain. Great grilled chicken sandwich and perfectly fried onion rings. Did I mention the seafood chowder? The server, Tiffany, was extremely pleasant, engaging in very casual conversation that was a nice treat after a long work meeting all day. Even though i showed up late and was her last customer of the day, she treated me as if i were the first. I will definitely stay here again if I am ever in the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank Michael R
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vh34, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for posting a review regarding your recent stay with us. We’re pleased to read you were comfortable with our accommodations, and that you enjoyed your dining experience. The culinary team will be happy to hear how much you raved about their food – thank you. I will be sure to acknowledge Tiffany for the great service she provided you.

Your business is very much appreciated.
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Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Staff was excellant and friendly. Very willing to help with any problems. We were there for a conference and their Conference and food service staff were wonderful. Beyond expectations. Used a suite for our Conference set up and review. Room was very large and useful.

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Thank Lab16148
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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Once again our annual Hershey Park get together was a success. Sales Agent, Jane K. is simply the most accommodating person I know. The hotel staff is always professional and helpful. The rooms and facilities are very clean. Highly recommend for families. Had 130 people in my party and not 1 complaint. See you next October!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank brandfans
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vh34, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful comments regarding your annual trip to the Hershey, PA. Selecting us based upon past experience is much appreciated. Our convenient location to Hersheypark is perfect for large groups such as yours. It’s great to read about how professional, helpful and clean you and your families felt throughout your entire stay. Thanks for the kind word regarding the service Jane provided your group.

We look forward to your return visit – thanks for recommending us to future traveling families!
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Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful to all of our needs. The Executive Suites are nice sized, clean and neat. I will be contacting them next year when I schedule one of my events.

Pa. First Vice Pres.

Dave I.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the banquet rooms are quieter and have less traffic
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank mokaneh11
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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

As always, I am always quite pleased with the meetings I hold at the Holiday Inn East, Harrisburg. All staff from department managers, sales department & general manager to all other employees do a great job in helping accommodate the guests. In my experiences, this hotel has the best hotel management in all of the hotels we hold business meetings. Everyone of the management staff always takes the extra effort to help clients needs be met. Jose Marias, Chief Engineer, was extremely helpful with making sure that we did not have any wireless issues and if they did arise, he was right there to help. Three front desk staff that really stood out: Katie, Corrine and Amber.

Thanks for the extra effort with the wireless issues!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Lisa000053177
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vh34, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed our service and accommodations. We strive for this type of feedback and appreciate hearing how happy you were. Our team will be pleased to read your review, as they really care about providing an exceptional experience to all our customers.

Your praise for Jose, Katie, Corrine and Amber is much appreciated.

Thank you
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Property: Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
Address: 4751 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2400
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Harrisburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Harrisburg
#5 Family Hotel in Harrisburg
#8 Romantic Hotel in Harrisburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey 3*
Number of rooms: 274
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Harrisburg hotel is convenient for travel and vacation. Just minutes from the airport, we offer a complimentary shuttle to make transportation simple. While you're here, explore historic, family-friendly, and exciting attractions around town and beyond. Our hotel near Hershey Park lets you indulge your sweet tooth. History buffs can visit the National Civil War Museum and the Gettysburg Battlefield. We're also near Lancaster, the famous Amish Country. You can experience history, culture, and chocolate here in Harrisburg. If you're coming for business travel, our hotel in Harrisburg contains a 25,000-square-foot meeting facility. We have a state-of-the-art amphitheater along with free Wi-Fi. There's also our restaurant, Season's, a great place to enjoy a productive business lunch or a delicious dinner. For relaxing after your meeting, we have an Olympic-size outdoor pool. We're a pet-friendly hotel, as well, so you can bring the whole family on vacation. With comfortable rooms and convenient features, Red Lion provides the value you need to get local and explore everything Harrisburg has to offer. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Harrisburg East (Airport Area) Hotel Harrisburg
Harrisburg Holiday Inn

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