Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center
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Today we went for our main day at Hershey Park after breakfast at the hotel (WAFFLES!!!). We stayed at the park going on various rides til about 4:30 when we went back to the hotel and Zac, Tyler and I sat sensibly in the pool without playing "it"... Back in the room we watched Batman before ...
After yet another glorious lay in we left the motel and drove over to our hotel in Hershey. We straight away new we were in chocolate territory due the pictures of dancing chocolate bars and the smell of artificial chocolate filling the halls. It turned out we could have a park preview for the end of the day so after a quick dinner we entered the over commercialized park and managed to get on 3 good rides! The park also has WiFi so queues will be incredibly ...
... attraction since it's discovery. There are stalagmites & stalactites which are thousands of years old.
On our way home, we came across Cabela's - it was Russell's lucky day as he has been hanging out to see one since we've been here and all of a sudden there one was. It is the most amazing shop, an indoor paradise for hunters. It was like a museum with lots of life sized stuffed American ...
Our weekend at Beth and Darrin's - both profs at University of Delaware - was filled with outside activities. It is beautifully green everywhere! We took a walk along the creek (crossing PA, Delaware, and Maryland on the way), went cherry picking (Maryland), had a picnic and kickball game at a nearby park, and of course, the kids were in the backyard rest of the time. Max (eldest son), Beth, and Shalabh ran a ...
... boys to help them learn a trade but now the Milton Hershey School has approx 2000 students from Kindy to Grade 12 who are all either orphaned or from under priveleged homes. The school is in a 10 square mile area and all the children live in houses according to age and gender and each house is looked after by house parents. Around 93% of these students end up going to college and if they have a great school record both scholastic and behavioural they ...
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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.