After months and months of trying to find a decent and reasonable overnight booking for our One Direction Weekend at Hershey, I decided to reserve at this Inn. I always go by other travelers ratings and not so much after the hotels "name", especially if I'm on a budget. I mean, if I'm spending $130 a night, I expect a bit more than a 1-2 star "feel" and ambiance!
Checking in was swift; the front desk was clear in explaining extra fees for the safe and directions to where the room was < this place has 2 buildings, one is behind the other and is not visible from the main road> Our room was in the back, it smelled of old carpeting and when I inspected the bed sheets we saw hair strands on the pillow. There was a small fruit fly in the room buzzing around and I assumed it came in as we opened the door. The bathroom was clean but the corners of the tub had some mildew and the flush was not strong enough that you had to flush twice. Shower had decent water pressure and air conditioning was working good. Room had a microwave and mini fridge. No coffee maker or hair dryer. Safety box is $1.50/night added automatically to your total. Unless you specify at check-out that you did not use the safe, it will be in the balance.
The place is a good distance from Hershey Park and around it were many dining options next to it such as Dominos, Bob Evans and Capitol Diner. The Wyndham Garden Inn and Sheraton were adjacent to this motel and I fully regret not making a reservation at either of these two establishments-- given the rates were not that far apart! <what was I thinking ?!?!!>
Heading back to the motel from the 1D concert, we opened the door for me to find another critter on the pillow; gray, flat, and 3 pairs of legs! Ewwwww! I couldn't sleep all night since the room felt completely filthy! I am so embarrassed since I wanted my daughter (and her girl pal ) to have an awesome and memorable 1D weekend, instead they felt disgusted with where we were staying :(
Lesson learned...never EVER book at this place again. Despite how other trip advisors rate a 3 star hotel badly, I think for places like the Sheraton or Wyndham, who try to uphold their name/status to a certain level, they won't ever let their facility become as unsatisfactory as this.
The rate for this place was overpriced for the quality you get.
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