We met up with family and friends for a weekend at Hershey. The lodge was very expensive--$300 per night with a two night minimum. It's a stretch to call this place a full-service resort. The room was satisfactory, but no better than an average motel (we were in a wing of the hotel that looked just like a motel with separate exit to the parking lot). The room was tiny, the AC was loud and there were stains on the carpeting. The service was average: our coffee maker was not restocked with supplies even though we left a note for the cleaning staff requesting coffee, there are incredibly long lines for the one on-site restaurant that serves a full breakfast and we found some staff to be surly (e.g., we overheard our waitress complaining that several members of our party ordered a la carte breakfast instead of the buffet, which was making her job harder). Of course, the reason they ordered a la carte was that the line for the omelet station was absurdly long and wrapped around the restaurant! The good things about the hotel are the free shuttle to/from the park and access to exclusive park amenities, such as the cabana rental at the water park (also very expensive). If you have small children, they will enjoy the Lodge b/c they hand out free chocolate bars, leave Hershey's kisses when they clean the room and have the Hershey characters walking around. But all of that isn't worth the premium you are paying to stay at this facility.
- 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