Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center
Having fun till dinner time
We were very happy with the room although we would have appreciated an elevator. Nice lobby and two nice pools. BUT we made the mistake of eating dinner there. It was just AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL. We were the only couple in the dining room (which was quite attractive) and I soon saw why. The meal was really inedible. They deducted one meal from the bill, but we could not eat either meal. What a shame, a pretty place, good location; but we will never go back
Memorial Day Weekend, not a good time to visit this hotel
I have spent the last four Memorial Day Holidays at this hotel, keep in mind this is a big weekend for a national dance competition, so therefore dancers are everywhere they tend to be up at late hours running the halls. The lobby is well kept as well as the grounds, it is in a central location for all shopping at the outlets, however the rooms could use some renovations. The poolside rooms are a bit larger than the others, it is worth the extra money for poolside. The food is a bit pricy for the quality. Overall this is an ok hotel for the price, however there are several others in the area better priced. I do assume at a different time of year without the dance competition, it would be a nice place. The pools are great and if weather permits, the outside pool has a nice flair to it. Great place for golf, with its PGA course.
We spent Fri, Nov. 21 & Sat, Nov. 22 at the Lancaster Host. The day we were leaving to go to Lancaster, i read the reviews. I was really nervous about going there, but i knew everything else was booked. Well i am happy to tell you that i was pleased with everything. The staff was extremely helpful. The lobby was beautiful and they have a very comfortable place to relax by the fireplace. The pool & hot tub were great. The room was very nice. We did not have any meals there, but the menu looked great. It was very conveniently located. The price for the weekend was very reasonable. I would definitely stay there again.
This place is a DUMP
I have to give the hotel this the lobby is absolutely beautiful. The rooms on the other hand look nothing like the pictures online at all. You pay for a 4 star place and get a room that looks like a room at the local "no tell motel" we got the room and never even unloaded the car. Checked out immediately. The place was a dump. Iron burns all over the floor and the room smelled like something died in it. Found an Econologde about a mile or so down the road that looked like the Plaza compared to this place. My advice stay away very far away.
I stayed at the hotel in Sept 2003. I found the hotel on the internet and it looked great; however when I arrived there it was a different picture. Walking to my room was like walking three blocks, even though I requested a room closer do to the fact that I had a disabled individual with me. The room was horrible. The carpet was filthy and the bathroom was just as bad (the fixtures fell off when I turned the water on). I was just really disappointed being as though this was supposed to be a weekend get away for my love ones b-day. Great location , but that's about it.
We stayed at the Lancaster Host in June 2003 and would recommend it. We ate twice in the bar area and enjoyed each meal. The price was good and the buffet breakfast was included in the price of the room which was nice. The location is excellent. The only problems we ran into were directions, if you ask someone at the desk how to get there, not very good. Very nice people, but not good with directions. We did picked up a map in the lobby and that was very helpful. Also, there are no elevators to get to the floor of your room, only stairs. And you must request a bellperson or carry your own bags. Didn't see a bellperson the whole time we were there. Nice golf course at hotel. We took the Amtrak from Lancaster to Philly for the day. I would recommend that also. We drove to Gettysburg and bought the tape and took the self guided tour. Very nice. Also, if you like horse racing. There is a track about 45 minutes away just past Hershey Park. Penn National. We had lunch in the restaurant at Hershey in the candy store area. No very good. There is so much to do in this area if you just look. It's not just shopping and golfing.
Recommend the Host
Went with a large group of people to the Host. Everyone had a great time. Food not so good though...
The rooms could use a facelift....
We stayed at this hotel in July 2003. Although, the amenities were great i.e. tennis, golf, swimming, basketball etc., the rooms needed renovating. The rooms were not a good value for the dollars spent at this hotel. However, great location--right in the center of Dutch Wonderland, outlet stores and restaurants.
This was fabulous. Clean rooms and reasonable rates. Near shopping and restaurants. Unbelievably luxurious for the price!
This is a fabulous hotel. Nice people. Clean rooms. Reasonable rates.
Two swimming pools. Near restaurants and shopping. What else could you want? Absolutely fantastic. Best hotel that I've stayed at in years.
I spent the week-end of 6/13/03 & 6/13/03 at your hotel and the food was Terrible. A hotel of this size should certainly have a better chef than you presently have.
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Travel Blogs from Lancaster
Then we went to an antique store and the railway museum, which is impressive. We had an hr at the latter, and marvelled in witnessing all kinds of magnificent locomotives. In some cases, it is is possible to board them. We also saw a steam engine in action. Then we had an ice cream and saw some Amish youngsters playing games, though the men played football together, and the ...
... and village shop on site. Quilts are very expensive but well worth the cost since mostly hand sewn. They do use sewing machines these days, just convert them to run off air compressor or keep in work place where they can have electricity. Next for lunch we went to the Kettle Kitchen Village in Intercourse. This was a very commercial place that was businesses owned ...
Got up at 5:30am as we needed to leave early to cross boarder back into US. Was ready early so walked next door to MacDonald for breakfast as it was the only thing open. Lots of people from the tour were having breakfast there. While waiting in line 2 Canadians were chatting with me. They are very friendly. I ordered a muffin and mocha. Guy asked if I wanted 2% milk, I asked for full cream but he didn't seem to know what I meant. I said ...
... room school house. They are private and are located about every mile so kids can walk to school. Grades 1 to 8 go there, about 25-30 kids per school.
Amish: There are 30,000 Amish in Lancaster County, over 60,000 in Pennsylvania. Ohio actually has a larger population than Pennsylvania. He thought Indiana was third, Wisconsin fourth. There are Amish communities in 33 states.
We left Front Royal early to visit Bill Havlik, a friend of Michaels. He lives near Leesburg, and on our way to Lancaster. After spending the morning with Bill we grabbed some lunch in Leesburg then drove onto Lancaster. We arrived late in the afternoon. Our hotel was in the middle of town so we wandered around then had dinner at an Irish Pub close to our hotel. Next morning we strolled across the road to the Farmers Markets, the oldest markets in ...