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“Older couple visiting family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg

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Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Mechanicsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Older couple visiting family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Such a great experience visiting family from out of state --got to spend time with children who enjoyed the pool and the clean complimentary breakfast!! Breakfast selection is huge --healthy choices and manned by employee --not all hotels have this making it easy to get through and ensuring cleanliness!! Much better than competitors. Thank you Courtyard!

Room Tip: close to pool or breakfast would be helpful
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nikolis13
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Kristine G, Operations Manager at Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about our property, and our staff - It's our pleasure to host your family, and we hope you had a wonderful time in the area!
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Bronx, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Beautiful property and lobby ... Laundry fitness pool and jacuzzi .. Business center friendly staff luxury rooms with granite countertops and cherrywood furniture comfy beds lots of parking travel maps and brochures on site as well as a list of restaurants nearby with phone numbers free wifi complimentary coffee( flavored too!!) in lobby with snacks on site very clean and spacious hotel!! I would highly recommend this hotel !!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MIZZINFAMOUS
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Kristine G, Operations Manager at Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
The flavored coffee is one of my favorite amenities at the hotel, too! Thank you for your kind review of our hotel - I cannot wait to pass this comments on to the rest of the staff. We are so gald that we could make your trip to PA that much better- Hope to see you again!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Very nice hotel. Incredibly comfortable furnishings. Indoor pool and exercise room were very nice. Breakfast was not free, but the lobby and business center were nice. The hotel is newer, so things are clean and nice. It was a great stay, I would stay again if I happen to be in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank mh1218
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Kristine G, Operations Manager at Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you for your response! Although we are a few years old, we pride ourselves on keeping our hotel looking like new - and providing the best guest service as possible. Can't wait to host you again during your travels to Central Pa!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We went to Hershey Park and stayed here after. The hotel is about 25 mins away but is MUCH cheaper then anything closer to the park. Was a bit worried it might not be as nice but not the case at all! Well worth driving 25 mins for. The hotel is very clean. Room/ bathroom was clean. Will stay again anytime we go to Hershey or the casino!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Kristine G, Operations Manager at Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thanks for choosing us to be your home away from home during your travels. Hope you had a great time at Hershey Park, too ( & sample all the tasty chocolate)! We hope we'll see you again next time - and thank you for taking the time to comment on our hotel.

Safe Travels!
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Wilmington, DE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for two nights from Friday to Sunday morning with my two boys (8, 14) and wife. We attended Hershey Park both days which is why I picked this hotel. I paid $250 total for two nights during a special promotion. It included breakfast for two adults both mornings too! So I only had to pay for the kids. I compared a lot of other hotels in the area and this was a pretty good deal for the middle of the summer.
The positives would be the staff was very friendly and welcoming at the front desk and at breakfast buffet. This is not a huge hotel but does offer a few amenities that make this a nice hotel for the price. The lobby had coffee and a cold beverage both days, apples, and one evening free s’mores. Behind the front desk they had wine (in small bottles and a couple medium-sized), beer in single bottles and snacks like chips, candy, fruit cups and microwaveable cup meals. I think they had a few refrigerated items as well like yogurt. These items obviously were for a price but not too high, like a convenience store. Our room was a good size with an ample sized bathroom. This room was actually larger than at the Marriott we stayed at in Long Island. The room had two queens, mini-frig, coffee maker (old type) and a microwave. Other expected items as well like a hair dryer and an iron. Free wifi, LCD TV and a large desk. Enough room for a couple of nights. Hotel has an indoor pool but it’s very small. Pictures are misleading on the website. The pool can really only accommodate about 5-7 people. There is also a 5 person hot tub, and an outside deck area with a grill. A gym is adjacent to the pool; it’s small as well but has a few treadmills, some free weights and a couple elliptical machines. Water and towels are available in the gym.
The food at the buffet breakfast was good. Nothing fancy but better than fast food for sure. Typical continental items you can get for like $7 all you can eat or pay $11 for the hot stuff like pancakes, made to order omelets, bacon, scrambled eggs and make your own waffles (waffles were really good). Definitely worth it and easy. The wait staff working there seemed friendly, although the cook in the back made a rude remark when my wife asked for an omelet and she said she may not have time to make it! Isn’t that what they’re paid to do?! There was like one other family there. That stuff really annoys me. Other than that no bad experience or issues.
One thing that I would mention about the room was that the shower curtain was a little moldy and could have used a replacement. Other than that the room was clean and beds were very comfortable. I’ve always liked the Marriott beds. This was a nice stay, nice price and worth the 20 min drive to Hershey to avoid the overpriced hotels near the park. If you do stay here and plan on going to Hershey Park, it’s about a 20 min drive in good traffic. The Saturday morning we left for Hershey the traffic was a little congested and took us longer than expected (like 30 min). Keep that in mind if you plan on getting to the park when it opens. If you have any specific questions just email me, Thanks.

Room Tip: Hotel has 3 floors, secluded off the highway but easily accessible.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Enterprise_J
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Kristine G, Operations Manager at Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
I'm so glad that you and your family had a good time at Hershey Park and we hope we'll be able to host you for future trips! My apologies about the minor incidents that occurred during your stay, these will certainly be addressed, as we do not want any other guests to have that experience. As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated and helps us strive to set our standards even higher.

Happy Travels!
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We arrived to a wonderful young lady at the desk (Quinn) who gave great directions to the venue we were headed to. The room, and lobby areas were nice and clean. The location is convenient to Hershey Park & the arena (where I was going). There are restaurants about 20 minutes from the hotel and a McDonald's and Subway less than 5 minutes away. Ryan helped us when we returned from the concert (well past 1:00AM) without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank love2travel0801
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Kristine G, Operations Manager at Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
So glad you had such a wonderful experience at our hotel & we hope you enjoyed the concert in Hershey as well! Thank you so much for your feedback, I cannot wait to share this review with Quinn and Ryan. We hope that we can be your hotel of choice the next time to travel to central PA.
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I have never written a review and yet I felt the need to let all know that this hotel was fabulous. They were polite, (and after spending a night at a Marriott in Boston, that is a huge difference) they were welcoming, they quickly checked us in after a long drive, the hotel thought of everything... computers to use, free coffee and tea 24 hours, free snacks for the weary, helpful maids, friendly and courteous.
Why other hotels do not bring all their GM's to this hotel to train them on HOW to treat people, is beyond me.

Room Tip: call ahead and ask for what you desire
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank melissa1887
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csczypta, General Manager at Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your kind words about your recent trip to Central PA. Our staff truly love hearing that people think they were awesome. As always, we share the good and the bad so that the staff know exactly what we do well in and what we could improve upon; so again, thank you for taking the time to comment. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the area.
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Property: Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg
Address: 4921 Gettysburg Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-4816
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Mechanicsburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Mechanicsburg
#4 Business Hotel in Mechanicsburg
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mechanicsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg 3*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard by Marriott Harrisburg West is located just off Route 15 less than a mile from I-76 (PA Turnpike) and minutes from I-81 and I-83 and is the newest Marriott on the West Shore of Harrisburg. We are a short drive to Central PA's best recreation and shopping venues such as HersheyPark, Roundtop Mountain Resort, Twin Ponds West / Cheer Tyme and the Hershey, Gettysburg and Lancaster Outlets. Our hotel is only miles from the PA State Capital and centrally located to Hershey, Gettysburg, Lancaster, and York. The Courtyard by Marriott is just minutes from the Rossmoyne Business Park, Select Medical, Highmark, Versatile and Rite Aid. Check out our seasonal packages for excellent leisure getaways! For our Canadian travelers, we are a perfect stopping point to break-up the trip to Florida and points South. Our hotel is designed for the business traveler, but certainly welcoming for a leisure getaway! ... more   less 
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