My family and I stayed one night in the Hershey Lodge in late November, as we were traveling to Hershey for their annual holiday celebration. My feelings about the Lodge are mixed. First, the positives: 1. The Lodge is simply beautiful, especially around Christmas. 2. The Bear's Den lounge/restaurant is good for families 3. The rooms are immaculately clean. And the beds have the special covers on them to prevent the creepy-crawlies 4. It's really convenient to the parks and the shuttle is a nice feature. 5. The park itself is wonderful. And the negatives: 1. Hershey Lodge is far more expensive than other area hotels. Though the rooms are clean and have been recently refreshed, they are very small and there isn't much soundproofing. Not sure it's worth it for the extra price 2. The Lodge was packed the weekend we were there - not a place to sit in the lobby. And despite the price, some of the guests were... kind of questionable and not what you would expect in a "family" establishment. For instance, we were a little scared walking down the hall to our room (and picked up the pace significantly) when we heard screaming and yelling coming from another room. And let's just say that, on another long walk from my room to the lobby, a questionable odor was emanating from another guest room... taking "no smoking" to a totally different level. (Now I realize these things can happen anywhere and I can't fault the Lodge for its guests. But perhaps having security walk the halls - especially with the hotel so crowded - might not be such a bad idea). We will definitely be back to Hershey - but quite possibly staying elsewhere, especially if it's just for one night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering 665 guest rooms and 100,000 square feet of function space, Hershey Lodge provides convenience and comfort for families and guests of all ages. We hope you'll enjoy the sweet hospitality and iconic chocolate details around every corner. Hershey Lodge is also one of The Official Resorts of Hersheypark, alongside The Hotel Hershey and Hersheypark Camping Resort. Guests to each of our resorts enjoy the value, convenience, and special access of our FREE resort benefits. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hershey Hotel Hershey
- Hershey Lodge Pennsylvania
- Convention Center Hershey Lodge