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“Great upper class hotel for the Carlisle events.”

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg-West Hershey Area
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Mechanicsburg
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Branford, CT
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77 reviews
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“Great upper class hotel for the Carlisle events.”
Reviewed September 5, 2011

Wife wanted an outdoor pool for our summer stay, as we were in town for the Corvettes @ Carlisle fairgrounds and this is the only one I could find that offered one in the area. This is also our first stay at a Homewood Suites, and we were very impressed. Walking down the long straight hallway with light music playing reminded me of walking down the hallway of a cruise ship! This hotel was much closer than the other Harrisburg hotels (15 minutes to the fairgrounds) that we've stayed at in the past, plus on the side of the building, they offer you the use of their water and hose for car washing (specifically for the show). As a Hilton Honors member, I was able to check in 36 hours in advance and chose my suite location. The dinner options offered Monday thru Thursday night is posted on a monthly calander on the fridge, and offers a cookout once a week, and includes soda amongst the free beer and wine. The free morning breakfast is similar to what's offered at their sister property (Hampton Inn) with two changing hot choices every morning amongst, toast, bagels, juices and coffee's. The suite was very inviting as the kitchen was well stocked, the living room comfortable and large with a fireplace and large flat screen tv. A set of solid french doors seperated the living room from the large bedroom that offered a king size bed, ceiling fan, large flat screen and seperate toilet/shower from the sink closet area. The outdoor pool was very inviting as the water temperture must've been in the 80's, which made for easy entry but was still inviting. Scant selection of chairs around the pool deck, as the surround is very small. Basketball court also in the courtyard along with benchs for quiet moments. The hotel is in a business park, but very quiet. Front desk offers a list and map of restaurants in the area.

Will definately stay here again, and look forward to our 2012 stay!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Keith K, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, responded to this review, July 10, 2016
I wanted to say thanks for your review of our hotel. Our goal is make guest feel at "Home" and we hope we achieved this. If you have visited us lately, We would love for you to experience our newly renovated hotel.

Keith
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

I was on line to book another hilton hotel property and found these reviews' We lived at this Homewood Sites for 7 months while our home was being rebuilt after a fire in 2008. The staff were wonderful! The food was great, keep in mind we had it every day and it always was great, choices were multiple. The lobby became part of our extended home. The bus even picked my son out front each am. The hosekeeping staff really did a fantastic job every day. My son enjoyed the basketball court and pool in the summer. We had multiple friends and family stay at the hotel to visit with us, and all were impressed with everything this Homewood Suites offered-from the rocking chairs out front on the porch entrance to the garden area by the b-ball court, this place is fantastic, and the staff -awesome! When family come to visit us now, they love to stat here!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Keith K, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, responded to this review, July 10, 2016
I wanted to say thanks for your review of our hotel. Our goal is make guest feel at "Home" and we hope we achieved this. If you have visited us lately, We would love for you to experience our newly renovated hotel.

Keith
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

This was our first stay at a Homewood Suites and it was wonderful. We stayed in the 2 bedroom/2 bath suite for 5 nights to visit Hershey Park, Gettysburg and the PA Dutch area. All attractions were easily accessible. The hotel service and employees were first class. The room rate included a full buffet breakfast(surprisingly good) that changed every day as well as a dinner reception(Mon-Thurs) that included free beer and wine. Also the hotel was in a nice safe location. I definitely would stay at this property again and will look for a Homewood Suites whenever I travel.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Keith K, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, responded to this review, July 10, 2016
I wanted to say thanks for your review of our hotel. Our goal is make guest feel at "Home" and we hope we achieved this. If you have visited us lately, We would love for you to experience our newly renovated hotel.

Keith Komon
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights while visiting Hershey. The rooms were spacious and clean. The free breakfast was great - nice selection of hot and cold items. Hot cookies in the evening were a nice treat. The staff was helpful and attentive. My 4 year old son takes his stuffed Curious George with him on trips to sleep with. Every day when we came back in the evening, the housekeeping staff had made his bed and put his monkey on top with Hershey Kisses's on him. My son thought that was the neatest thing. The only downside was there was not many restaurants visible from the hotel. However, the Isaac's Deli across the street was awesome and we ordered take out from there every night.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Keith K, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, responded to this review, July 10, 2016
I wanted to say thanks for your review of our hotel. Our goal is make guest feel at "Home" and we hope we achieved this. If you have visited us lately, We would love for you to experience our newly renovated hotel.

Keith
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Paramus, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

Room was clean, staff friendly, Free breakfast every morning. Quite location that is about 15 minutes from Hershey. Will stay again!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Keith K, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, responded to this review, July 11, 2016
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Chicago, IL
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67 reviews
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

My family and I have stayed at other Homewood Suites and properties like it before, but this one was by far the best! We were vacationing in the Hershey/Harrisburg area and found the Hershey area hotels to be too pricey. After searching around, we found this hotel and are thankful we did!

LOCATION - This property was in a great location! 20 minutes from Hershey, 15 minutes from the Harrisburg Amtrak and airport, and surrounded by restaurants, shopping and local activities. Its right off the highway so its easy to find. There's a GREAT spa about 10 minutes from the property, its called Spirit Day Spa, LOVED IT!

AMENITIES - The breakfast and Manager's Recpetions are AWESOME! For breakfast you get everything from breakfast meats and eggs to muffis/bagels and a wide variety of cereals, spreads, jams, and fruit. The Manager's Reception is a FULL dinner! The one night we had it, they served chili, broccoli and cheese, salad, dinner rolls, wine, beer, and juice. And every night at 8:30pm, they served fresh baked cookies! There's , also, a pool, BBQ grills, sports court, laundry room, pool table, game tables, board games, and business center with 2 computers, a fax, and brochures for the area. Howeverm their computer's Internet speed was sloooow. The excerise equipment was great! The treadmills and bikes had their own individual TV's and your could hook up your headphones to it, so bring them along! The pool was nice and warm, went up to 5 feet.

ROOM - We had a 1 bedroom with a kitchen and sofabed. The bedroom is seperate from the living room and there's a breakfast bar and table and chairs. The kitchen had a refridgerator, 2 burner stove, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal and coffemaker. There were also dishes, pots and pans, glassware, and coffee, tea, and popcorn. There was a tv in the bedroom and living and the bathroom sink was seperate from the shower and toliet. They give your bedding for the sofabed, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, tolietries, and a menu for the Manager's Reception.

The only issues that we had were that the hotel was not 100% smoke free so we had to endure the smell of cigarettes and marijuana coming from another room. Also, we were missing some kitchen utensils and the TV remotes worked poorly even after we had them replaced.

One thing that I abesolutely LOVED about the hotel was the houskeeping staff! They really made our room look like it did when we first checked in every day! And on days we were a little slow getting out of the room, they never rushed us and we were able to call the front desk to schedule a time for them to come! Now, that's service!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Paterson, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed at the HS and enjoyed it.
The only thing that bothers me is the duvet covers look stained. This is the second time it has happened. I don't think it was dirty but I like the Hampton Inns that say a clean duvet cover is given each time the room has a changeover.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Keith K, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, responded to this review, July 11, 2016
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Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg-West Hershey Area
Address: 5001 Ritter Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-4884
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Mechanicsburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Mechanicsburg
#1 Business Hotel in Mechanicsburg
#2 Family Hotel in Mechanicsburg
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mechanicsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg-West Hershey Area 3*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our all-suite, extended stay hotel is only seven miles from downtown Harrisburg, PA with easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike I-76. Enjoy being only 15 minutes from Harrisburg Amtrak and 25 minutes from Harrisburg International (MDT) Airport. Choose a one-bedroom, or two-bedroom, suite with sofa bed for extra sleeping space. Or, upgrade to a suite with a cozy fireplace or relaxing whirlpool tub for an extra calming stay. Our suites also include full kitchens (with a twin-burner stove, microwave oven, coffeemaker, dishwasher and dining table). Each suite also comes with two LCD TVs. Guests who stay at our hotel enjoy our complimentary WiFi, free, full breakfast, business center, 24-Hr Pavilion Pantry Market, complimentary beverage area, basketball court, Pro-Core Certified Fitness Center, outdoor swimming pool and billiards table.Traveling for business? Join us Monday- Thursday evening for our evening socials, beer and wine are included. ... more   less 
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