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“Average Hotel--overpriced, poor service, not a great value”
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Hershey Lodge
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Hershey
Washington, DC
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18 reviews
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“Average Hotel--overpriced, poor service, not a great value”
Reviewed June 28, 2010

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.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

My family and I would not just recommend you going to the Hershey Lodge, We would insist you go .....You will not be disappointed. From the moment you arrive you are treated with such care and they even give you something sweet to make your stay a little sweeter. The staff, the cleanliness, the excellence in food quality and the atmosphere is unsurpassed. Not only is it good for a family to stay, but a couple as well. It is now my favorite even above Hotel Hershey which is lovely. Have fun! It truly is the Sweetest Place on Earth!!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 23, 2010

This is our second time at Hershey Lodge, both times we had a great time and experience. We have two young children, their was pleanty for them to do. We were skeptical at first, until we got their and had a great time.

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Newark, Delaware
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Reviewed June 23, 2010

We loved our stay at the Hershey Lodge. Excellent shuttle service

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Reviewed June 22, 2010

The facilities are very nice, but nothing impressive. The room was exactly like other less expensive hotels. The food was not cheap on premesis. The pools, mini-golf and kids program were good. But for nearly $300 a night, I was not overly impressed. That said, I don't think there is a reasonably priced hotel in the area. I viewed this as a once in a lifetime trip to this hotel for the weekend and left feeling that I had seen it, done it and could check out another place next time.

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Manassas Park, Virginia
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

The best park and hotel if you want to have you people step out of their comfort zoneand have a good time! Loved the Hershey Lodge.....wish we had more time! My husband asked if we could stay another day and that is unreal in it's self!

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Gillett, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 19, 2010

My 2 granddaughters & I spent 2 days at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey Park, Museum, and Gardens. It was truly a blessed trip! I felt totally safe and secure beings we were traveling myself and 2 small children! The girls had a wonderful time! Just wished we had planned more days there!

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Additional Information about Hershey Lodge

Property: Hershey Lodge
Address: 325 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033-2800
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Hershey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Hershey
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hershey
#6 Family Hotel in Hershey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hershey Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 665
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

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