I've stayed there a few times in the past and have had good experiences. Now, it's totally torn apart and has almost NO guests. I have the impression some of the workers are bunked there, judging from some of the trucks out back and the large number of them crowding the breakfast buffet. NOT a place to bring the family or attempt a lover's escape. My room was quiet, BUT every lamp shade was akimbo and the light in the entrance did not work. The iron and ironing board were cheap and barely useable, too. The real turn-off was the stagnant coffee pack in the coffee maker from some prior occupant. Poor housekeeping, to say the least, and I washed the maker repeatedly before I felt safe using it. OK, the breakfast was good and unlimited as always, with eggs, sausage, waffles, cereal, fruit, breads, juice coffee, and yogurt, but that's the only redeeming quality. Yes, some of the staff is really nice, others don't seem so engaging. Their web site and reservation system should REALLY warn you that the place is barely usable. The pictures of the upcoming renovated hotel with improvements like a pool, and maybe they'll relocate the main entrance to the bottom/rear, so you don't have to walk down a set of stairs with your luggage.
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- The Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg SW-Mechanicsburg, a Mechanicsburg hotel near Harrisburg and popular Hershey attractions.The Comfort Inn(R) Mechanicsburg/Carlisle is conveniently located on Route 11, just six miles west of Harrisburg, the state capital, and seven miles east of Carlisle. This Mechanicsburg, PA hotel is minutes from the U.S. Army War College, Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, Dickinson College, Dickinson School of Law, Messiah College, the New Cumberland Army Depot, part of the Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, and the famous Carlisle Car Show. The Harrisburg International Airport is 12 miles away. More than 20 restaurants are located within one mile of the hotel. Additional area attractions include the Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lancaster County, Hershey's Chocolate World and Gettysburg National Military Park. Hotel amenities and features include: •Free high-speed Internet access •Free local calls •Free morning newspaper •Free 24-hour coffee •Exercise room Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn Mechanicsburg/Carlisle the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including pancakes! ... more less
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