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Hotel Recommendation for Hershey Park

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by 3Angels, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. 3Angels

    3Angels New Member

    Feb 22, 2006
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    First time to Hershey in a very long time and we're looking for any recommendations for a hotel located near the park. We will be staying over a Sunday night and will have 3 children (10, 9, 9) and 2 adults. A pool would be nice but just want the hotel to be clean and convenient. Thank you for any assistance.
  2. sri_n

    sri_n Member

    Jul 8, 2003
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    Springhill Suites is typically nice, stayed there about 4 years ago though! if you are looking to save on hotel rooms... They have suites that comfortably fit 2 adults and 2 kids, you could request a rollaway and fit your entire family in one suite. Bathrooms are entirely another issue :)

    Hampton inn also has suite-like accomodations, but havent stayed there. Reviews online look decent.

    BTW, Hershey used to allow guests into the park after 5 PM (or is it 6?) the day before your planned "one day" visit.. IF there were fireworks or any such thing, we would catch it the day before, then plan an evening departure the next day. Hopefully they still do that?
  3. tigger

    tigger New Member

    Jan 16, 2003
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    We went the first weekend in May and had a wonderful time. We stayed a few miles away at a Comfort Inn in Hummelstown, PA. We got a great rate on the room. The hotel has an indoor, unfortunately, no jacuzzi.
    We didn't mind the few extra miles in driving, since the room rate was much cheaper than the rooms near the park.

  4. Sasquatch519

    Sasquatch519 Member

    Jun 26, 2008
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    I've stayed at the following places over the past several years.
    Best Western Inn Hershey‎, U.S. 422, Hershey, PA 17033
    Days Inn Hershey, ‎350 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
    SpringHill Suites Hershey‎, 115 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

    None of my stays were during park season, so I'm not sure what rates are like when the park is open. The Best Western was not very nice and very outdated (like, 70s brown and green themed outdated.) Would not recommend it. The Days Inn was ok, they did have an indoor pool which might be nice for your kids. Although during both my stays there, it tended to be loud and had a lot of kids running through the hall. The breakfast wasn't bad for a cheaper hotel. It would also allow you to take the back entrance into the park over behind Chocolate World and avoid the traffic on Hershey Park Dr. The SpringHill suites was the nicest, but I admit it was brand new when I stayed there. It's probably about 4-5 years old now. Very quiet. Never saw a pool, but I never looked for one either. Much less built up where it is as opposed to the Days Inn which is in downtown Hershey. Also, the SpringHill Suites is walking distance to the antique car museum if you're looking for something to do besides the park.
  5. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

    Jul 26, 2001
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    I know this might sound crazy, but we stayed in a hotel in Harrisburg and basically drove to the park, stayed there all day and drove back in the evening. Our philosophy was 'the hotel is just to sleep in' so we really didn't mind the extra driving time since we weren't going to go back and forth multiple times a day. The prices were great and you're in a 'city' setting, so there were lots of restaurants, etc. And you're far enough from the park to avoid the artificial 'theme park premium' in hotel costs...

    Might not be ideal a setup for you, but it worked pretty well for us. We were a group with about 4-5 other families, so maybe things would have been different if it was just our family...

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