Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey Grantville
It's a Holiday Inn.
I stayed one night at the Holiday Inn in Grantville to attend a conference. Check in at the front desk was efficient, but no one would tell me where the conference was being held in the hotel.
My room was an interior room with a terrace over the indoor pool. The smell of chlorine was too strong to keep the door open at all. Once the pool area shut down at 10 pm, the room was quiet.
The shampoo/soap dispenser in the shower was a good idea to prevent wasting partially used bars of soap and bottles of shampoo.
All in all, the room was worth $89, but not a cent more.
Can't wait to return!
I can't say enough good things about this hotel. A great time started right at check in I dropped my bags off at my room and went exploreing it looked like many of the polside rooms were unocupied so I went back to my room to enquire how much more per night was given a poolside room at the same price! Went an exchanged my room cards staff couldn't have been nicer! Spent some time at the indoor pool and jacuzzi then a short drive to Hershey Chocolate world. Then the highlite of my vacation the evening in the Winners Circle Saloon great country band . Was amasingly crouded for a wednesday night. I enjoyed it so much I returned Thursday night! Great food Great drinks. Wonderful atmosphere. Room was spotless. Wish I could have stayed a week!! Next time maybe:)
Cons: confusing layout, lots of highway noise, cheap soaps, crowded parking lot, crowded hallways near conference rooms
Well, there was a small hiccup scheduling, but everything worked out fine. I used holiday inn to schedule and the CSR there mistakenly booked me for two rooms for one night instead of one room for two nights. She said she'd correct it and email me the correction, but didn't email me. I had to call the Hotel and confirm.
Great place to stay
We loved the Holiday Inn Express Hershey. The staff was pleasant and very informative from the time we checked in until the time we checked out. The rains and the flooding made for a boil water order, however, the hotel gave us bottled water every day and pretty much unlimited. They made what could have been a stressful event, very tolerable. The room was very nice and surprising large. The beds were comfortable and the refrigerator and microwave were added bonuses since we were there for 3 days. The pool was nice, even though with the rain, we could only use it one day. Overall, I would receommend the Holiday Inn Express in Hershey and we would definitely stay there again.
I stayed here Memorial Day weekend with my teenage son. It was an excellent hotel for the price I paid ($60 entertainment card rate). The check in was quick and easy. Our room overlooked the front parking lot and the mountains in the distance.
Nice hotel, rooms need renovation
I stayed for one night while attending a conference. The conference facilities are wonderful and the staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. The room, well....the first room I was given was at the very end of the hallway and had a view of a cement wall! I asked for a change, and the clerk was very nice about it considering the hotel was crowded, due to the conference. He switched me to a room overlooking the indoor pool. The room was nicely furnished but had a mildew smell (from the pool?), the air conditioner clanked, and there was no hot water in the shower in the morning but there was hot water in the sink. Since I was a presenter at the conference, I really wanted my shower! I think the time is long past-due for an overhaul of these rooms and pipes!
Stayed here on a weekend in October with the family to visit Hersheypark.
We made plans fora last minute trip to Hershey Park for Labor Day Weekend. We could not get a space for our dog in her normal boarding location. We found the Holiday Inn and booked it hoping for the best. We were pleasantly surprised by the very nice lobby and room. The only things that I was not satisified with were the air conditioning (the room never seemed to get cool enough even with the a/c set at the highest setting) - also - the hotel itself did not seem to be cool enough - it seems like the system was set at a higher temperature. The bathroom could have used a good grout cleaning, but other than that I was pleased. We had the breakfast buffet all three days as well as room service and the food was good as was the service. My daughter enjoyed the indoor pool very much as did I. It was a little crowded for my taste, but it was a holiday weekend. I heard from other guests that the outdoor pool was freezing. Overall, a very nice hotel about 10 mins. from Hershey Park. Plenty of parking and easy to find. I would definately stay there again if in the area.
An excellent place to stay!
This is a very large and very nice hotel and conference center. Our room with king bed was large and very nicely decorated and furnished, and included a desk and recliner chair. Our room was very quiet and everything was very clean. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. When we entered our non-smoking room, it had a slight tobacco odor, most likely from a previous guest who had been smoking in it. When we asked to be changed to another room, this was done immediately with profuse apologies from the desk clerk who had checked us us. Management and staff clearly demontrated their policy and desire to please their guests. We very definitely would stay here again.