- Free Wifi
- Free parking
From the moment we checked-in, there was a pleasant vibe and the staff was friendly and helpful. Beds were comfortable and the room was quiet despite being on the 2nd floor in the front of the hotel and near the elevator. Room was fine (maybe not immaculate, but definitely not dirty as a few others have stated - and I'm neurotic about cleanliness). Towels were nice and fluffy, very clean sheets. Air conditioning was great. Blow dryer, ironing board, iron, TV, mini-fridge, soap, shampoo and conditioners are in the room. There's an ice machine and a vending machine at the end of the hallway on each floor. Only annoyance was being charged for a room safe ($1.50) + tax (.09) which we never used - and the hotel can tell that it wasn't accessed.
Tip: take as little as possible with you to Hershey Park and bring a fanny pack to hold money, phones and sunglasses while going on the rides. If the kids have a fanny pack, they can keep their phone with them - makes it much easier to find them once they get off a ride during crowded times. The children thought fanny packs were a bit passé, until they realized they could keep their phone with them on the ride - and find us without any panic - for them or us. In The Boardwalk water ride section are day lockers, $15 small/$20 large.
Breakfast was more than adequate: waffles, different toasts, fresh fruits, yogurts, juices, coffees, teas, milk, cheese omelettes, sausage, bacon, variety of cereals; dining area can get busy, but not overly crowded and there's a porch area if you prefer to take your food outside. Coffee and tea are available all day.
The free Days Inn Shuttle to/from Hershey was a great convenience (a 72hr shuttle reservation is only necessary to go to the RR station or airport). Make sure to ask what time the shuttle ends at night, usually about 30 minutes after the rides stop. Hotel parking is free (unsure why other reviewers said it wasn't). Didn't need the car from the time we checked-in until we checked out.
Rite Aid is across the street, and there are decent restaurants within walking distance. Fenicci's had good food and a kids menu; we were happy with the shrimp scampi, fettuccine alfredo, and kids' spaghetti and meatballs. Devon Seafood Grill (in same building as Hooligan's) has a nice seafood, steak and wine menu (more for adult dining); lobster rolls, scampi, and panko fish & chips were all very good.
We didn't find time to use the pool. The Fitness Room had adequate machines. There's a small room on the lobby floor with a few arcade machines, and a couple of washers and dryers ($1.50 each) and a detergent/softener vending machine.
We definitely recommend the Days Inn, and plan on staying there again when we return to Hershey. It felt safe with the kids at the hotel and everywhere in Hershey (saw no riff-raff anywhere).
I want to personal thank you for reviewing our hotel and everything around us. With being located so close to Hersheypark there is a lot in the area to walk around and see. The shuttle is a great feature to take advantage while staying with us.
good experience. Have stayed here on 3 separate occasions and have been pleased. Plan on staying there again next year!
You are becoming a regular and once again we are glad to have you back with us and hope to see you in the future.
We picked this hotel for the fact that it included breakfast and shuttle service to Hershey Park. While I consider this a budget hotel, the price is a bit on the higher side. But when you take into account the amount of money you’ll spend on breakfast elsewhere and then parking for the park….it really made sense to stay at this place.
Breakfast – make your own waffles, eggs, sausage, hot/cold cereals, toast, etc with the usual coffee/tea/juice selections
Shuttle service – friendly guys, nobody was waiting to take it on a Saturday morning that we went so we hopped right on! Coming back, you call the hotel and they send someone to pick you up, waited about 5-10 mins max!
Might try some other hotels in the area if/when we get back to Hershey, but this is a solid choice with breakfast and shuttle included if you’re going to the Park!
I am glad you took advantage of our shuttle going to and from Hersheypark. We hope you decide o come back and stay with us the next time you are in town.