Days Inn Hershey
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... exhibit on another trip - and today was the day. It did remind me of our trip with Maui as one of the last places we took her. :-( as she came with Zach and me to visit my parents. Of course, that was also our last trip to their house outside Pinehurst. Given Maui no longer with us and parents sold their house, really glad we took the time for that vacation/road trip. Anyhow, the inside exhibits are free. While the place is relatively small, it is packed ...
4 hrs, 6.5 kms Day totals: 15 hrs, 36.5 kms walk along busy Cameron street, with the rail line to my right and a sheer stone wall to my left. Kind of a dreary feel despite this being a river walk. I decide to check out a stairway that cuts up the stone wall... it leads to an abandoned mansion... Finally there's a street up the steep slope, so I figure I should see what's up the hill. After a couple hundred ...
... 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 ...
3 hrs, 4 kms Lemoyne is sandwiched between Camp Hill and Harrisburg. Its Main Street kind of blurs with Camp Hills--and there's no decent place for a park bench concert. Doesn't really deserve a concert, but, hey, it's a borough, so I'm counting it. Only memorable thing are the new "gutter gardens" on the sides of ...
... before Hershey. The GPS lead us to Palmyra (north of Hershey) - Gabrielle had put in the address of the steakhouse instead of the butterfly gardens. The rain stopped so we decided to have lunch at the Hometown Family Restaurant in Palmyra before going on to the Butterfly gardens.
I had shrimp bisque and a crab cake sandwich, Marie had beef and veg soup and a plain Jane burger, Gabrielle had the bisque and plain Jane, Chey spaghetti and meatball ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn Hershey
Nice clean hotel
My wife and I stayed at this hotel during the state wrestling championships. It was clean and the staff was very friendly. The breakfast was good and similar to those at the Hampton Inn surprisingly. Overall i would recommend this to anyone. They also have a newly remodeled indoor pool and spa. and a nice fitness center
Clean and quiet but that's about it.
I stayed at this hotel with my parents in February. It was clean and the room was fairly large for the price. It was not, however, within easy walking distance of any of the attractions and restaurants of Hershey so be prepared to drive or get transportation.
If you're interested in using the pool, forget it. There was major repair work going on and it was closed while we were there. I didn't ask when it was re-opening.
There was also some kind of repair work going on in the hotel itself and a guest staying on another floor told me it smelled strongly of paint in her room. Our floor (the 2nd) was fine, though.
The free breakfast was awful. There were bagels and bread to make toast, some cold cereal and pretty stale mini (and I mean mini) muffins. Avoid the cold hard-boiled eggs - the texture was very weird.
If you're looking for a clean, quiet and reasonable place to stay and don't care about the breakfast this hotel is absolutely fine. Just ask if the repairs are done and, if they're not, request a room on a floor where they're not painting.
Would not recommend it to anyone!
The Hershey Days Inn is a waste of time and money. I stayed there one night in January 2005 only to be awaken all night by a noisy heater in my room that blew nothing but cold air no matter what temperature you turned the thermostat "on the wall" to. Had to sleep with covers over my head just to keep warm! I had a relative that was staying on a different floor and they too had the same problem with the heat. If that wasn't bad enough.... the next morning I took a shower (nice, but very steamy "bad exhaust fan") after I got out of the shower the toilet overflowed. Good thing I took my own towels since I had to use the motels to soak up the water on the floor. Feel bad for those that were on the floor below me if the water leaked through into their room. If you plan on eating while your there make sure you do not eat the continental breakfast that is offered. I went out to eat after seeing what they had. One more thing to keep in mind.... if you get hungry in the evening make sure you order out before 9:00 pm; all the restaurants/fast food places close for delivery around this time. For a town that trys very hard to keep things clean the Days Inn gives it a thorn in it's side. For some extra money it is worth it to stay somewhere else in Hershey unless your using the Days Inn for a romp with a local prostitute.
Pay the extra and stay somewhere else.
We went to Hershey and stayed at this place. Hershey was great!!! My sons (age 9 and 11) loved it! My husband and I had a wonderful time as well. Highly recommend the trip!! But.... the next time we go...I will splurge the extra dollars to stay at the Hershey Lodge or Hotel. The purpose of us staying here was because it is advertised as with-in walking distance of Hershey park. THIS IS TRUE IF YOU DON'T VALUE YOUR SAFETY! Or you could walk up an additional block ( which equals out to 3 extra blocks). That first day we went to Hershey park, we walked it. We were terrified that someone would smash us with their car as we walked through that tunnel. (By the way, it has no walkway space. You actually walk on the road in a tunnel with little to no visibilty for oncoming cars). On the way back, we decided to not take the tunnel. It was much too dangerous. So, we walked an extra block up, then across , then back to the point we would have been if we had gone through the dangerous tunnel. Anyhow, Our kids were exhausted from the walk (and I have active boys.) We drove to the park the next day!!! I feel if they can advertise with-in walking distance and give us the directions through the tunnel then they should be made to make a walking path for their customers safety. Also, Our hotel room wasn't very clean. The pool had so much chemicals in it that I couldn't even sit in the hot tub, my eyes were burning. The fumes even flared up my youngest son's Asthma. The continental breakfast was a joke. Or at least both times we went down. At least, It's free! Of course if taste is an issue, go somewhere else to eat breakfast. The front desk was not very friendly at all! And the worst part is that I paid around $160.00 a night. I didn't complain much, I just chalked it up to experience. But,I will never stay here again. I will visit Hershey again though.
Close to the park
Just got back from 2 days at Hershey. If you are looking for a hotel close to the amusement park, this place is OK. It is about a 5 minute drive to the park. Definitely not walking distance. The pool is small with too much chlorine. The rooms are clean and adequate. The elevators could have used a vacuum. Breakfast is included 6-10am (Bagels, muffins, cereal). If you get there after 9:30am, the selection is slim. The folks at the front desk could be more hospitable and knowledgeable with other activities in and around Hershey. I paid 161 with AAA discount. Little pricey but last year I stayed at a Days INN about 15 minutes away (@ around 100 per night). It was a disaster. You get what you pay for.
Staff Away from Days Inn
Arrived was told I had booked two rooms (but I had a confirmation stating only one room booked). I was initially charged a higher rate than my confirmation (AARP rate).
Maid was helpful and timely with extra towel/iron& board request.
Continential Breakfast - should do without, not very appetizing. Not very clean area.
Pool area had older children jumping off other shoulders (not safe for my younger kids in the pool.
Room was clean but not a good value for the price. I'd never stay there again.
Staff at front desk were not friendly, appeared to be foreign to the job.
A charge for the use of safe was on the bill but I didn't use the safe. I think I should have been asked before the charge was added to bill - had them remove it since I didn't use it.
Glad it was just an overnighter.
P.S. It is not, repeat not, in walking distance to Hershey Park (not a safe walking distance).
I just stayed at Days Inn Hershey and was disappointed. Be careful - when you walk into the room there is a small jar of what appears to be "complimentary" Hershey kisses on the dresser. Don't open them! There is a small tag on the top that reads, "if this seal is broken your room will be charged $10.95." Outrageous!! I booked with Hotels and got a rate of $79.00. When I checked in the front desk had my rate as $199.00!! Boy was the clerk mad when I had my hotels.com confirmation with me, she had to give me the room for that price. At $79.00 it was OK. I had asked for a roll away bed when I checked in, it never arrived and we got back from the park so late that we were too tired to do anything about it. The breakfast was a waste of time. They had two small toasters, some cereal and some Costco muffins, when I thought I was going to get to a bagel, one of the other guests coughed all over everything...we went out for breakfast. The pool was slimy on the sides and bottom, the bottom was also sandy. The spa had way too many chemicals and was bubbling over the sides. The room had inadequate supplies for the occupants - we had five females and one small bottle of shampoo, no conditioner, and one small bar of soap. Next time I'lll stay at one of the newer nicer hotles out on Route 39 - only a five minute drive to the park.
Very nice stay
We stayed at the Days Inn Hershey from May 9-14 and in general thought it was a very nice place, especially in consideration to the prices of some of the other places. We paid $76 per night for a queen doube room. The rooms we spacious and clean. There is a mini fridge and microwave in each room which is really nice. The hotel is situated right across the street from a Rite Aid pharmacy and by going 10 minutes either way of the hotel you can find a Fuddruckers,Friendly's,Applebee's,Bob Evans,Pizza Hut,several other pizza places and other local dining establishments. Driving distance to the Hershey attractions is about 5-10 min. There are also 2 family fun centers which feature miniature golf,go carts, batting ranges,miniature bowling, bumper boats and arcades within a 10 min. ride. These are called Challenge Family Fun Center and Family Adventure Center and the hotel has the directions for Fam. Adv. Center preprinted for their guests. The swimming pool is indoor and nice. They also have a game room which consists of about 4 video games,vending machines and 2 washers and dryers. The continental breakfast is about the same as at any other hotel. We had a crib in our room within 10 minutes of requesting one. Nice and economical place to stay, especially for families with children.
Not terrible, but this place has some definite problems.
This hotel is clean and new. The rooms are spacious.We did have some problems here, though. The cleark at the front desk claimed the hotel was within walking distance of Hershey Arena (.6 miles).So my husband and I tried to walk it. Don't try this! It is a dangerous route and we got lost. No sidewalks for most of it and we ended up walking all the way back to the hotel, took the car and were late to our event. Don't ask the desk workers for info on anything because they are clueless.Also, we went in March and our heat was not working. We called the desk and mentioned it and they told us just to 'turn it on.' It *was* on. And it wasn't working. They weren't helpful. They should have sent someone right up. We got extra blankets and froze the whole night.Also, we went down to breakfast at the tail end of the breakfast time and there wasn't much food left. It was a very reasonable hotel, but for the trouble we went through, I'd splurge next time to avoid these issues.
Nice place, Great trip
We stayed here recently. Very nice place. The free breakfast was just okay the first day. After we complained about the lack of food they quickly re-stocked it. Rooms were very clean. The place is close to the attractions, for a fraction of the Hershey-owned places. Nice Pool. We would return.