$79 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 29, 2014 Check-out: Oct 2, 2014

BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center

3 stars
800 E Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2807
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
76 reviews
Great Hotel

Check was fast and the staff was very efficient and friendly. The room was immaculate and the food... See full review

  • kenny k
  • Nov 9, 2013
romantic getaway

had a nice relaxing weekend getaway really enjoyed the whirlpool tub. lots of places to eat close... See full review

  • pj super saver
  • Nov 6, 2013
Discover why Harrisburg and Hershey, PA are top travel destinations when you stay at this premier property near Hersheypark® and the Farm Show Complex. With easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-81 and I-83, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center makes it easy to enjoy the areas many attractions. Experience captivating American history at the Civil War Museum, Antique Auto Museum and the Gettysburg Battlefields, or visit an authentic Amish village. This Harrisburg hotel is also the perfect home base for exploring Hersheypark® Amusement Park and Hersheys® Chocolate World. Business travelers are also right at home at this Harrisburg hotel, just minutes from downtown Harrisburg and the Harrisburg International Airport, and only 25 miles from Lancaster, PA. The property offers easy access to many local venues and corporations like the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, Giant Center, VFW, J.B. Hunt®, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Corporate Lodging Consultants. With a ballroom, 24-hour business center and more than 14,000 square feet of flexible conference space, the property is truly a premier event space in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas. Completely renovated in 2011 and one of the first premier-level Best Western hotels in the country, the hotel offers resort-like amenities with the flair of a boutique hotel. Every spacious guest room at this Harrisburg hotel can sleep at least four guests and features plush beds, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. With a soaring central Grand Atrium, a large indoor pool and fitness center, and an onsite restaurant, the hotel provides a unique lodging experience for visitors to South Central PA. Experience the unparalleled comfort and friendly service that is sure to make your next visit to Harrisburg unforgettable. Contact the BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center to book your stay today!

Hotel Map

40.2737 -76.8155
Area served
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Carlisle, Allentown, Camp Hill, Baltimore,, York, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Hershey
Nearby airports
(MDT), 10.00, MI, E;
Area description
Expressway

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BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center Rooms

2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,LARGER RM,42IN LCD TV,MICRFG,SOFABD,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,42IN LCD TV,MICRFG,SOFABD,HISPD NET
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,42IN LCD TV,MICRFG,HI SPEED NET
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACC,COMMASSIST,WALK SHWR,NSMK
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACC,COMMASSIST,ROLL SHWR,NSMK
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,POOLSD,42INLC,MICRFG,HISPD
SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS
SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,2BFAMR,3RDKGB,MICRFG,42LCD,SAFE
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,42INLC,MICRFG,BALCON,QNSOF,HISPD

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Exercise gym
Game room
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Dining

Texas Roadhouse
1.00 mile(s) from Texas Roadhouse, bar/lounge, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
Applebee's
2.00 mile(s) from Applebee's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Chuck E. Cheese's
1.00 mile(s) from Chuck E. Cheese's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Tokyo Diner
1.00 mile(s) from Tokyo Diner, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner
Red Lobster
2.00 mile(s) from Red Lobster, full service, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen
O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen, on premises, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen is like no other Harrisburg restaurant. With our welcoming atmosphere and ever changing draft selection, you do not
Colonial Park Diner
2.00 mile(s) from Colonial Park Diner, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Old Country Buffet
3.00 mile(s) from Old Country Buffet, buffet, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Panera Bread
1.00 mile(s) from Panera Bread, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Olive Garden
3.00 mile(s) from Olive Garden, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (76)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
76 out of 76
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pop and Ama
Marathon, New York
Sep 9, 2014

August 2014 Family Get-Away

Last minute trip with 4 families - perfect facility. Dinner, breakfast - reasonable prices, excellent food. Pool - perfect for play with the kids. Rooms - very comfortable, spacious, clean. Very nice, safe location - we will return again someday! WOULD recommend it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Few minutes to Cabella Store and Hershey Park - best of both worlds - nice location.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jmacjets
Northport, NY
Aug 28, 2014

Hershey For Less

Excellent hotel in a good location, 15 minutes from the park. Clean and updated rooms witha great indoor pool. Attached restaurant had a great breakfast buffet, staff was very accommodating, especially Bob who we met in the restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Reasonable buffet, kids eat free if guests.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
A Guy Named Adam
Columbia, MD
Aug 24, 2014

Great location for Hershey Park

My girlfriend and I stayed here two nights while visiting Hershey Park. The staff was great, and the location was pretty convenient for Hershey Park (though it's kind of isolated otherwise). Our one main complaint was the location of the pool. Rooms overlooking the pool are subject to the sounds of screaming children non-stop. It's supposed to close at 10, but for a business hotel, that still seems late (and it wasn't strictly enforced).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NYer Traveler
NY, NY
Aug 12, 2014

Overnight Stay to Hershey

Hotel staff was great - especially Shawn at the front desk. The hotel staff couldn't be more accommodating or pleasant. Great pool for the kids as well as small game room. Great stay for a trip to Hershey Park. Will certainly be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

O'Reilly's food was mediocre. Our waitress was great but the food was not. Would recommend going elsewhere. Only eat there if convenience is a priority.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Karyn Vacation Planner
NYC
Jun 29, 2014

Quick trip to Hershey

The staff was very nice and courteous, check-in and check-out was quick. One little problem we had was our room faced the highway, so it could get a little loud at night. Not completely disruptive, but I would try to not stay in a room on that side again. We really liked the pub in the hotel, wait staff was pleasant and helpful. We took the scenic drive to Hershey Park, it was still only 20 minutes away so location is good. My 2 kids (ages 8 & 9) were happy with the indoor pool ( which is perfect because we prefer to go to Hershey in colder months.) we will be staying at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ct mommom
Ny, ny
Jun 29, 2014

Mommy and me getaway

Hotel was clean. Restaurant has great service and great prices. Breakfast is a must for 8.95 buffet and kids eat free. Couldn't get a late checkout and pool closed at night for a lightning storm were my only negatives.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mother teenage son trip
Dallas, Texas
Jun 25, 2014

Family road trip

This hotel was great for families. It had a great pool,a nice cream social. Room service was quick and breakfast while not included was discounted at the attached restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hershey ken
rochester ny
Jun 1, 2014

very relaxing

Staff was excellent, room spotless, very quiet hotel, restaurant had excellent food

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
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Review of BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rebecca on the move
Danbury, CT
May 30, 2014

Return trip!!!

This was our second time staying at this hotel. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. The hotel is very convenient to hershey park. Rooms are updated and clean. Looking forward to going back soon!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mama of Four
Pittsburgh
Mar 19, 2014

Perfect for the Harrisburg/Hershey area

The hotel (previously a Sheraton) is newly renovated. The rooms are updated, modernized and in great shape. My kids love the indoor atrium pool (a familar old Sheraton design). They offer 24 hour free coffee and "fruited" water. Maintenance staff was very friendly. They also have an Irish restaurant. Only thing I would change is to provide a continental breakfast or breakfast buffet at this location. Plus, it is very convenient for access to downtown Harrisburg, Hershey, and Lancaster.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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