BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center
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... and some unusual, interactive exhibits. Even Jess had a good time though she usually hates being dragged to these military oriented museums :-). Afterwards we enjoyed going to Sheetz nearby as a novelty for us as do not have these in NY. Then back on road to VA. Have to say, starting to think NY drivers much better than the ones along this route. We heard our first y'all too. Pulled in to the Residence Inn in Harrisonburg, VA for night. Aug 5 at 9:23am ...
... ethnicity) before the home values hit zero. As I saw in places like Camden, New Jersey, sometime immigrant communities move in and save a neighborhood from total ruin. But that doesn't seem to be happening fast enough here along the Derry street neighborhoods... I reach my car, pondering on what I've seen. I then head to downtown to enjoy an evening on the town--but the normally lively scene on 2nd Street seems quieter then what I remember--just a couple of bars that are ...
... I suddenly find myself in a very generic, peaceful middle class suburb... feels far, far detached from the industrial decay and ghetto feel of the riverside below... Highspire wasn't all that inspiring back in 2007--nor is it today. there is a nice shady gazebo where I can take a rest before continuing on my long, sun-scorched stretch past the airport and on to Middletown. Here I think I'm ready to call it a ...
... this seems to be a gesture of worship--an invitation to folks passing, caught up in the rat race of life, to think about the spiritual for a moment, perhaps? He's not asking for money, nor is he shouting out an unsolicited sermon at passerbys... he's just standing there with his hands reaching to the sky. A truck driver honks at him, and he cheerfully waves back. It seems that this is a regular ritual he does. Some people wander around playing music on ...
... Street. The idea is that they'll absorb rainwater from the street rather than having it just go down the rain. And finally... I reach the Mighty Susquehanna... the skyline of Harrisburg on the other side... The kilometer long bridge... I'm finally headed for the "big city", after weeks of small towns, forest and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center Harrisburg
Excellent service great rooms AAA+++
We stayed at this hotel to go to the Farm Complex. It took about 10 minutes drive time. The hotel was clean, smelled fresh, the beds were wonderful-1st time I ever stayed in a hotel and did not wake up with a sore back. Pool was immaculate. Front desk people were awesome. Our stay was very nice.
Only problem we had was with the cook in the bar area. It was very late around 10:30-11:00PM when we arrived and the cook made it very clear he would rather go home. Avoid eating in the bar the food tasted like it was made in a big rush-the grill cheese wasnt even melted. The main resturant was closed.
There is nothing open close to eat after 10:00PM except Dennys so keep that in mind. Get food before you get there or you will starve until the morning. If you not familiar with the area its a little confusing wondering around in the middle of the night trying to find food. We had 2 children with us around 7 and it was hard finding a place to eat.
I stayed at this hotel over the New Year's holiday and absolutely loved it. The front desk staff was so friendly at check in and told me all about the festivities going on right in the hotel. Upon arrival to the room I found their beds some of the most comfortable I have ever slept in (their new matresses and bedding is to die for). The room was spacious and comfortable. We went to the Irish Pub for the evening and found the staff friendly and the food was great. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone visiting Harrisburg and Hershey, great for families as well as business travelers.
Stayed over the Thankgiving holiday with my family. Room was nice and clean with suprisingly comfortable large beds and pillows. Enjoyed a great Thanksgving meal and room service that evening. The large indoor pool and gameroom was perfect for our children. The hallways are a little dark and needing updating but the Irish Pub was terrific, enjoyed the guitar entertainment. We'll be back, maybe in the summer.
Solid mid level hotel
Big hotel, a bit dated, great pool, nice irish pub/restaurant. Decent enough price. Pretty good for a provincial town.
Old and Dingy
I stayed here as a last minute thing just passing through Harrisburg. I enjoy staying at Sheratons but this one really was disappointing. Organization at the front desk was incredibly bad. I found my room to be old and with a musty odor. I called down and they said there was nothing that could be done. There were light bulbs burnt out and the a/c was very loud. I slept horribly due to the sound of running water through pipes in my ceiling!. I definitely would not recommend staying here. Stay at the Hilton downtown. It is great and worth the few extra dollars.
What a comfortable hotel!
Our Girl Scout group spent a day at Hershey Park and after a long day wanted a place for the girls to relax and swim. Originally, we booked our stay at the Comfort Inn, but based on comments from other reviewers, we decided to cancel that and stay at the 4 Points Sheraton. This prooved to be a wise decision!
We were greeted by a friendly desk clerk who assisted us with getting the number of a nearby pizza place for a late dinner. The rooms were clean, nicely decorated and very comfortable. All rooms overlooked the indoor pool. The girls were able to swim and have their dinner by poolside. When we phoned for additional towels and pillows, they arrived in 5 minutes.
If I had a complaint, it would only be that the pool area was extremely slippery. Two of the girls slid getting out of the pool and could have been seriously injured.
Our troop has gone on these kind of trips for the last 3 years and this was one of the nicest hotels we have stayed at. I would reccommend it to anyone.
Perfect for our purposes.
We were here with a group of teenage fast-pitch softball players and families for a tournament. Although rooms were a little spread out we were all able to run around to which ever room we needed to be at. Some of the rooms seemed to have air condioners that didn't work to well. However ours worked fine and we all slept comfortably on that wonderful bed! The pub in the hotel was helpful when we had pizza delivered for the group and they gave us plates and napkins when the pizza place forgot them. Girls had a great time in the indoor pool after playing softball in the heat all day. I did feel sorry for the people that had rooms overlooking the pool. Lot's of noise until it closed at 10:00pm.
When traveling with our children, we will usually ask for a Junior Suite so parents and children have seperate rooms. The Junior Suite we were given was large. The living area had a pull out couch and a 6 person conference table with sliding doors out onto the pool deck. There were french doors adjoing to the king bedroom. The bathroom was terribly small. The adjacent dressing area had very poor lighting and could have used seating. The furniture was newer and was nice looking. The living area was large but dwarfed due to the conference table. The microwave was dirty and the small refridgerator rattled. We asked for a roll away bed and it was brought immediately. It was a comfortable, full size twin. We just slid the conference table against the wall to accomodate the roll away. My largest complaint is that all Suites open onto the pool area. Ours was inconviently located right next to the jaccuzzi on the first floor. Our room reaked of chlorine. After sleeping there our first night we all had red, raw throats in the morning. The staff let me check out suites on the higher floors, but since opening to the pool, all smelled of chlorine. We were then down graded to a standard room with 2 queen beds. Nothing to write home about.
Could have been better...
for the price. Just hope you don't get a room surrounding the pool or lobby, unless of course you like to hear the sounds of screaming kids and highschool seniors at all hours of the night. Management was not accomodating to large group needs for extending check-out by one hour due to tournament time changes. $$$. The hotel's restaurant was good and not too pricey, either. No exhaust fans in the bathroom. It's time to get with the program and make some upgrades. The bed was phenomenal!
Good locationb but average room for the price
We just got back from our Hershey vacation and stayed here. It is in a very good central location (about 10-15 minutes to Harrisburg and Hershey), and close to the highway (but you really do not hear the noise in the room). The room, though, was an average, typical hotel room, and really not worth the amount we paid ($110) but was one of the less expensive in the area. We really liked the location, though, and would probably stay here again, though hopefully could find a coupon or something for a better rate.