Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area
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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 ...
... it is impressive. With beautiful homes and mansions on the right... gardens and monuments in the center and the massive Susquehanna River on the left... it is quite nice. The Susquehanna, a whole kilometer wide has to be one of the widest non-navegable rivers in the world. And this river walkway didn't happen by chance. In this case, there actually was carefully planning and foresight. From way back in the earliest day, a plaque explains, the planners wanted to keep this ...
... 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 ...
... Some people stand on street corners with their hands in the air... I continue on down the road to Steelton, past the aging mansions high up the steep slopes... wander up to the higher neighborhoods and back down the grand stairway built for the workers who lived up above and worked down at the massive steelworks plant. I was planning on doing another rant about "industrial slash and burn"--how in America we abandon our decaying industrial ...
... 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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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Historical Traveler Reviews Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area
Great Hotel, Great Value
This is a great hotel for families and a great value. The breakfast was great and the kids had lots of choices. The rooms were exceptionally clean. Just as clean or even cleaner than some 5 star hotels that I have stayed in. It's a few miles from Hershey but definitley worth the drive. The pool was great and the pool area was very clean, even the bathroom in the pool area was clean.
My only complaint was a problem with the keys at the pool. For some reason the room keys would not allow you to enter the pool. So each time someone tried to get into the pool those inside the pool area had to get up to let people in because the card would not work.
Despite the key problem, it's a great place to stay. The next time I travel I will definitely search for a Homewood Suite.
Great Hotel near Hershey
We had a one night stay during our visit to Hershey. This hotel was perfect, the room was very large, the bed was comfortable, free internet access, and free breakfast. It was worth the 15 minute drive to Hershey than many of the small motels in that area with no amenities. I would highly recommend this hotel to anybody traveling to Hershey. Only downside is the roads around are all under construction and it can be a bit confusing the first time.
Good choice for families
1. Hotel had a new feel and the rooms were fresh.
2. Breakfast had a good selection and the quality was good. Hotel staff were constantly refreshing items on the buffet and taking away dirty dishes.
3. The Managers' Welcome dinner (served Monday to Thursday) was above expectations. At other chains, my experience is that the 'Manager's Welcome Dinner' is more likely to be snacks or food of poor quality. It turned out that our family ate at the hotel a few times and it was convenient.
4. The front desk was helpful regarding directions and the housekeeping staff did a good job on our room every day.
5. Our room size was good for families. (we have two kids under 5)
6. Despite being close to the highway, the room was very quiet.
1. The road system and connections onto the neigbouring highways are about confusing. If one takes the wrong turn or road, it is not easy to backtrack.
2. The main lobby in which everyone eats breakfast could benefit from a few more tables.
3. The air conditioning was a bit on the cold side, but that is a rather minor complaint. We adjusted our room every day to a temperature of our liking.
Overall, our family really enjoyed the hotel. We had a room on the ground floor close to the parking, although I can understand why others on the upper floors would comment on the long walk. I would recommend the hotel to families.
Very Nice Family Stay
During our family vacation to Hershey Park we stayed here. We had a wonderful spacious room with a king size bed and the pull out sofa that the kids slept on. During our stay the manager's special was really dinner. The breakfast during our stay was great with scrambled eggs and self made omelets on alternate days as well as french toast sticks, sausage links and bacon. Very nice!
Hershey Park is not too far away along with a Walmart on the way to Hershey Park where we picked up some quick snacks that you can put in the microwave and drinks to keep in the fridge.
The indoor pool is great along with the fitness center.
It seems like the amjority of the hotel was filled with families.
I will stay here again during our visit.
Excellent! Clean large rooms.
This was our second stay at a Homewood Suites. The service from the front desk was especially outstanding at this location. Because we booked at the last minute we were only able to get a smoking room but hoped by chance they had a non-smoking room. They didn't have one available but the manager took us to several rooms first to see which one we preferred. Since the hotel is only one year old the smoking rooms were not bad at all. The front desk suggested we go to the Giant Food Store for Hershey Park tickets because they had the best discount. In addition the hotel had maps, directions and suggestions for restaurants in the area. I did notice the breakfast buffet varied from the Homewood Suites we stayed in previously. The other Homewood Suites we stayed at had make-your-own waffles and scrambled eggs. The Harrisburg location did not have a waffle maker but had pre-made, plain omelets that you could fill with cheese, ham etc. and microwave. Regardless, the buffets are excellent. The courtyard area had gas grills for guest use, a small putting green, and a basketball court. My only gripe about the hotel is the layout. It only has one set of elevators in the main lobby and the hotel is large. If you have a room far off the main lobby it takes you forever to get to it. We parked our car in the lot near our room and took the stairs every time. For those who have trouble walking, I would suggest asking for a room near the elevators.
For an interesting side trip go see Indian Echo Canverns.
We stayed there for our trip to Hershey Park. Great location, spacious rooms, clean and friendly staff. This is a perfect place for a family on a fixed income to stay. The breakfast was breakfast not danish and fruit. They had eggs, bacon, waffles, sausage and even chipped beef. Getting to Hershey Park not at problem, you can even get your tickets from the hotel and have them charged them to your room. Overall great expierance and will definately go there again.
Slight problem: Not enough room to eat breakfast. They use there lobby area to seat people and it can be a logistic nightmare to find seating especially with small children. They do offer limited spaces outside by the pool. So when you arrive for breakfast secure your seating first.
A Clean, Comfortable Suite
We stayed at the Homewood Suites/Harrisburg East facility in early July, 2005 for our trip to Hershey Park and it was terrific! We were in a King Studio Suite and it was spacious enough for my husband and I and our four small children. The entire room was clean and comfortable. The included hot breakfast was promptly out beginning around 6:15, and served everything from make-your-own egg omelettes, sausage, variety of brand cereals, Quaker Oatmeal packets, yogurts, toasters with a variety of bagels and breads and all the condiments, coffees, etc. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We requested more towels and they were at our door a minute after we hung up the phone! There is a Ruby Tuesday Restaurant next door and will deliver food and charge to your bill if you desire. Will definately stay here again when visiting PA.
Great Hotel near Hershey Park
Stayed during the Thanksgiving weekend. We rented a studio for a family of four. The hotel is new and everthing was great. You get a kitchen, which is great with two small children. Breakfast was great and you get a wonderful selection of food. We loved the fruit slection, which is available all day. They do have an indoor pool, but did not try it out. The hotel is two mintues from the Pro Bass store for those who are interested. As mentioned before, the hotel is 15 mintues from Hershey Park and there is a Red Robin next door.
Great place to stay for the family
This is a new hotel that is caters to families. The studio we rented was great and came with a comfortable king size bed and a sofa bed for my children. There was sufficient room for my daughter and son to play at night. The room was very clean and looks like a home away from home with granite kitchen and wood furniture and molding. The breafast was wonderful with a great deal of selections from hot food to fruits. The staff was great and helpful. They do have a small store in the hotel where you can purchase basic items and food. It it a great place to stay and gives a family a suite hotel that is up to Hilton standards. Would recommend and Hershey is only a twenty minutes away. They also offer 1 and 2 bedroom suites, but the studio was sufficient for my family of four.
Brand New Hotel
I have never stayed at a homewood suites before.
I was extremely satisified. This hotel is brand new. Customer Service was very good. They have a great indoor pool. They even had a small putting green and basket area.
My family and I booked two rooms.
They offered meatloaf and salad and potatoes o gratin for dinner and wine and beer and soda...
I think they were not prepared for the number of people who came back to eat from Hershey, that day. It was too hot to stay in the park ...
I am guessing people planned to go back.
The next day they offered a hot continental breakfast.
As much as I enjoyed this particular hotel it was a little more than $$ than the Embassey suites I had stayed in.
Check out prices they are all over and offer alot of the same amentities...
Overall it was a great hotel....2 rooms for 6 people cost us over 300.00 a night..We should have gotten away with one room but they did not have the doubles & sofa bed available yet due to construction which I did not hear...