Hershey Lodge

Address: 325 University Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, United States | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 325 University Drive, Hershey, is near Hershey's Chocolate World, The Hershey Story, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, and Hershey Theatre.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHershey Lodge

    Reviewed by njbeaglemom

    Overpriced "Luxury" with Plastic cups.

    Reviewed Jul 3, 2015
    by (3 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Don't confuse the Lodge with the Hotel. Despite the price tag, there is nothing luxurious about room-looks like a standard hotel room, complete with plastic cups! Hairdryer was hiding in a drawer under the TV. No luggage rack-only a seat at the foot of the bed that really only accommodates one bag. Closet is narrow. No robes. WiFi was fine. Staff is great. Only had room service--food arrived promptly, hot and the order was correct. One word of warning--the place is noisy. Any conversation in the hall can be heard by anyone in their room.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Hershey Lodge

    Great place for kids but a little pricey


    We stayed for 1 night in June 2003. For the money we spent, I was expecting a little more. The kids loved the pool area and free putt-putt in the evening. I had higher hopes for the room quality. They were very dated and could stand some updating. The hotel lobby and grounds were very impressive. Next time, I might pay the extra $$ and stay at The Hotel Hershey.

    Not worth the extra cost


    We have a family of two adults and 3 kids (ages 12, 11 and 3.) The hotel required that we book two rooms since we have five people. A two day stay in the mid week off season ran over $800. The power shut off in both rooms at separate times as a result of using hair dryers.

    Dinner at the Bears Den also overpriced and average. A side salad that consisted of lettuce and one cherry tomato cost over $4. The building is poorly designed. Long confusing walks in insufficently marked corrridors. Not likely to stay here again

    Nice place


    We stayed in Hershey lodge for a quick visit on our way back from Washington, DC. It's a very nice lodge with variety of restaurants. We dined in the Bears that stays open till midnight, generous portions for the kids, nice food and big screens for sports, each table has its own screen..neat. The pool's ceiling is made of glass so you can see the daylight, it was a sunny day, much better than the closed indoor artificially lighted ones. We had our brunch in the steakhouse by the fireplace, china, nice silverware great atmosphere, quality food.. Only thing was the price $249 is so high for a check in at 5pm and check out at 11am.

    Nice place in Hershey


    We stayed at the Hershey Lodge back in May. While the lobby is beautiful, the rooms are very basic. Nevertheless, our room was clean and decorated with a Hershey theme. If you stay here, be prepared to walk. Our room was a good five minute walk from the lobby. Overall, we had a nice stay here but it certainly isn't the Hotel Hershey.

    Had a very nice visit


    Booked two nights at the Lodge, but wished we had booked more. This is a full service facility. Room was nice, very clean. Hotel is very large, so you may have to walk a bit to get to the main lodge but that was no problem. Lodge has 6 resturants. Prices were reasonable. My boys 10 & 12 loved the Bears Den, an ice hockey themed sports spot. There are 3 nice pools, tennis courts, an 18 hole miniture golf course, and hourly planned activities, from Hershey Trivia, to pool games to meeting the characters. There are several game rooms with a nice variety of games. The free shuttle bus to the park was a real plus! If you don't have children I wouldn't book here. It is definitely a "family" resort. There were kids everywhere. We had such a great time we are already planning a trip back next Spring, but this time we'll stay longer.

    Good service and amenities


    Our stay at the Hershey Lodge was a pleasant experience. A great place for families, this hotel features game rooms, pools, workout facilities and several restaurants. There is also bus service to Hersheypark.

    Service was very friendly and we had no problems.

    Get Ready to Walk


    Put your walking shoes on when you get to the Hershey Lodge because that's what you'll do. The architect who designed this facility and the expansion should return to school. No matter what part of the Lodge you are in you must walk and walk to get to the Lobby, Pool, Activites, etc. In addition, if you aren't fortunate enough to get a parking spot close to your room, you'll be parking a mile or more away, the lodge doesn't seem to have enough convient parking for its guests. If you can spend the extra $$ I would strongly recommend the Hershey Hotel instead, had reservationists not convinced me to stay at the Lodge but at the Hotel, I'm sure I would have enjoyed the trip much more. On a positive note, dinner at the Fireside was excellent.

    Customer Service A+


    Stayed in August 2002 and November 2002. Rooms were pricey. Customer service was top-notch. (Disney could learn a thing or two from them.) Rooms were O'K, and crib provided was not suitable for my son to sleep in. Otherwise, nice experience. Grounds are beautiful. Pool was crowded, but nice. Food was good.

    Nice but not what expected


    We were a little disappointed with the Hershey Lodge. We normally stay at places like the Holiday Inn. In fact, we had just left a Holiday Inn in Gettysburg before checking into the Hershey Lodge, and it was very nice. We thought that we would pay the extra money to stay at a really nice place. It definately wasn't worth it for us. Maybe if we stayed for a few days and had time to use the very nice facilities - two pools, mini-golf, tennis courts etc. The room had an outdoor entrance and we were not given very good directions on how to get to the room.

    Once we found the lot they told us to park in, we found out it wasn't near our room at all. We were not happy since it was pretty late and we were all tired. No one offered to help us to the room. The rooms were clean but they weren't as nice as we thought they would be. The lobby and other areas of the Hershy Lodge were very nice though. We didn't think it was really worth the extra money.

    Great place to visit


    We have been coming to lodge for over 20 yrs. and never had a bad experience. We brought our children and now our grandchildren. The staff is courteous and helpful. Rooms are clean.Shuttle to park is soo helpful. Grounds are beautiful. We will surely keep coming back for more.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hershey Lodge

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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