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“We loved this hotel!! And the Irish pub!!!”

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Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this Best Western last week one evening on the way to another destination. What a pleasant suprise! I would guess its a slightly older 5 star hotel that has had many updates. THe rooms were very clean and fresh smelling. Front desk staff were very professional and helpful. The workout facility was ample, nice pool, game room, large comfortable lobby with lots of cubby spaces to escape the room and read or use thier computers they have live awaiting use. The Irish bar/restaurant was right in the hotel which is always nice when traveling to an unfamiliar town. The beer selection was fantastic, really eclectic options, knowlegable bartender. THe place was packed on a Wednesday night. The food was SUPERB. we intended to save some for breakfast, but that was not an isssue! YUM!
Over all, the nicest Best Western I've stayed at and they gave us a great price. Thank you BW!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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BWPremierCentral, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Dear Central Guest,

We are pleased to hear that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience during your recent stay with us! We are especially proud of the friendly, professional service, and clean comfortable accomodations which our team members provide for our guests. It is through our team's efforts that we will continue to improve our services, and experiences, for all who stay with us at the Central Hotel!

Thank you for taking advantage of our on-site, full service Irish Pub for both breakfast, and dinner! Our goal is to provide a vibrant and friendly atmosphere, full of character where our guests feel immediately at home by providing friendly, personalized service. We look forward to providing many future guests with the same experience you enjoyed during your time with us at O'Reilly's, located at the Central Hotel!

Best Regards,

Peter J. Chiccarine
General Manager
Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Our tour bus of 49 spent a wonderful evening and night at the Best Western Central of Harrisburg PA. The morning we were to leave our bus broke down. From 8:30 in the morning until 9:00 in the evening we were at the hotel waiting word on the status of a replacement bus. Every single employee of the hotel was unbelievably kind and attentive to all 49 nine of us imposing on their lobby, rest rooms, computers and restaurant. We were provided with snacks, cookies, coffee and water and even decks of cards. They allow one of our ladies to play songs on their beautiful grand piano in the lobby. They allowed us to sing and dance. At 9:00 we learned we had to sleep over one more night. In the morning before we departed we were given the best ever breakfast buffet. I would highly recommend this hotel. I could go on and on…..nothing but the best. Hotel HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Our recent district dental meeting was a huge success thanks to this wonderful facility. As the 'in charge' person to run the meeting, all of my staff and committee members handled details easily with the help of the Center's friendly and competent staff. Everything from set up, lighting, climate control, etc was done to perfection. i believe Johan was the name of the technical guy who satisfied the needs for our speakers excellent presentation. With almost 100 attendees i have to say Master Chef Chris Rubino gets kudos for the excellent and tasty dining experience for lunch. My only complaint was the chocolate/peanut butter pie disappeared before i got a piece, but the cherry pie was the best i have had since my mom's! iI did stay the night before and the room was fine. This also gave a chance to have some informal interaction with other meeting officials the night before in the Irish Pub attached to the hotel. I would not hesitate to hold or attend a meeting at this conference center.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I was part of an Organization that held an overnight retreat at this hotel. We spent a Friday evening with a dinner served and a full day Saturday with a breakfast and lunch meal. The hotel was very well maintained and the overnight accommodations were very nice. The room was fresh and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was more than excellent is providing everything that had been requested. Our meeting room was arranged nicely. The chef made sure that all of our food was prepared perfectly. The staff was very helpful and obliging in meeting the needs of our organization. I would highly recommend this hotel for groups or individuals.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We were part of a bus group that traveled from Alabama to Pennsylvania Dutch country and stayed at this hotel for three nights. This is a beautiful and well maintained hotel. Our room was great and the bed was very comfortable. We had a refrigerator and microwave in our room as well as a coffee maker. The coffee provided for the coffee maker as well as the coffee in the restaurant was very good. We had a great buffet breakfast in the restaurant each morning. The cost for our breakfast was included in our tour package but I believe it is $8.95 for the buffet. The staff was very helpful in meeting the needs of our group. This hotel is top-notch and I would highly recommend it for group or individual travel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Our stay here was incredible. The staff went out of their way getting us an airport shuttle after hours. The room was a (cheap room) and we were treated like royalty. This is a very clean, beautiful hotel with a great restaurant/bar. It was very convenient to all attractions..qvc, strasburg, Gettysburg, and Hershey. A grocery store is right next to the hotel. Coffee, refrigerator, and microwave in room. Nice pool. Again, so pleased and highly recommend!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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BWPremierCentral, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Dear Central Guest,

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your incredible stay with us at the Central Hotel Harrisburg! We appreciate your wonderful comments regarding the cleanliness, decor, and service provided by our team! We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back in the future!

Best Regards,

Peter J. Chiccarine
General Manager
Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

WOW what can I say about the Hotel Manager, Peter J Chiccarine. Peter was amazing, confident and so helpful!!!! We were orginally booked for 2 nights at the Fulton Steamboat Inn in Lancaster PA, we unfortunately had a fire at the hotel and could not stay. Peter who lives in the area and used to work at the Steamboat Inn came to the scene, assisted all the staff and was so calm and cool during a very stressful time. I spoke to Peter on rebooking at a closer hotel near Hershey Park, since our next day destination was Hershey, and he placed us at the BW in Harrisburg. What a beautiful hotel!!!! The next morning, bright and early, Peter was at the front desk making sure my family and I were doing OK!!! I worked the travel industry for years and Peter you are AWESOME!!!! Thank you making my PA CRAZY vacation GREAT again!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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BWPremierCentral, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,

I truly appreciate your comments regarding your recent experiences with the Fulton Steamboat Inn, and the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel Harrisburg! Our team takes much pride in providing exceptional experiences for all of our guests, and we are pleased that we were able to turn a very unfortunate situation into a memorable experience for you, and your family!

We certainly hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back to the Central Hotel during a future visit to the Harrisburg/ Hershey area!

Sincerely,

Peter J. Chiccarine
General Manager
Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel

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Address: 800 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2807
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Harrisburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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
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#1 Business Hotel in Harrisburg
#2 Family Hotel in Harrisburg
#3 Romantic Hotel in Harrisburg
#5 Best Value Hotel in Harrisburg
Price Range: $92 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel you are sure to experience ultra clean, comfortable guest room accommodations certain to exceed your expectations. We are confident we will provide a memorable overnight experience through friendly, personalized service paired with a distinct style, and plush guest room amenities sure to please. O’Reilly’s Tap Room & Kitchen, our on-site full service restaurant, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, and features fresh local favorites, as well as classic Irish specialties. All of our guest room accommodations include: 42-inch flat-screen television complete with HD service, Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, and Microwave, IHome clock radio and docking station, Iron/Ironing Board, In room Safe, Complimentary Bottled Water, and full use of all hotel amenities including Heated Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, Guest Laundry, Dry Cleaning Service, Extensive Business Center, and Sundries Shop.Our location is convenient to both I-81, and I-83, just east of Harrisburg, and west of Hershey. Our proximity to the Harrisburg International Airport, and Harrisburg’s Train and Bus Station, paired with complimentary shuttle service to each, make The Central Hotel a perfect venue for overnight guests. ... more   less 
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