$49 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Howard Johnson Inn Hershey

2 stars
845 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
41 reviews
Great Stay - Great Price

Great weekend stay. Close to everything in the area. You can walk to the Hershey Pantry which is an... See full review

  • Johnny Hockey
  • Sep 22, 2014
Hershey Howard Johnson

We arrived early evening of July 2nd after a long day in Philadelphia. We had made a mistake with... See full review

  • KelleC
  • Jul 5, 2013
Clean, cozy rooms adjacent to contemporary restaurant and martini bar
Howard Johnson Inn Hershey guests won't go hungry at this hotel a mile from Hersheypark. Start the day with free continental breakfast. Then, for lunch or dinner -- or both -- head to What If... of Hershey, located at the hotel. The restaurant features a contemporary, upscale atmosphere and specializes in cocktails infused with fruit, cookies and -- what else? -- chocolate. All rooms at the Howard Johnson Inn Hershey include microwaves and refrigerators. The hotel also features an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

 

Highlights
  • What If... of Hershey restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

 

Rooms
Guest rooms at the Howard Johnson Inn Hershey feature one king, or one or two queen beds. Some rooms feature sofas or 37-inch flat-panel TVs. Included in all rooms are cable TV with HBO, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron/ironing boards, microwaves and refrigerators. Free voicemail, Wi-Fi Internet access and local and long distance phone calls also are included. Toiletries are available at the front desk.

 

Features
The Howard Johnson Inn Hershey fitness center features an exercise bike, treadmill, weight machine and wall-mounted TV. A seasonal outdoor pool is surrounded by a sun deck with lounge and patio seating. Across the street from the Howard Johnson Inn Hershey, Leo's on Chocolate Salon & Spa offers a full menu of services, including massage, body treatments, skin care, manicure and pedicure.

 

Dining
Free continental breakfast is served in a spacious dining area. Located at the Howard Johnson Inn Hershey, the What If... of Hershey restaurant serves lunch and dinner, featuring signature dishes such as pan-seared scallops, fresh calamari and chicken saltimbocca. In-room dining is available.
 
Transportation
  • Harrisburg International Airport (10 mi/15.3 km)
  • Adjacent to U.S. Route 422
  • U.S. Route 322 (1 mi/2.1 km)
  • I-76/Pennsylvania Turnpike (6 mi/9.4 km)
  • I-81 (6 mi/9.7 km)
  • Harrisburg Amtrak station (13 mi/21.3 km)
  • Harrisburg Greyhound station (13 mi/21.4 km)

 

Attractions
  • Hersheypark (1 mi/1.9 km)
  • ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park (1 mi/1.9 km)
  • Hershey's Chocolate World (2 mi/2.5 km)
  • Giant Center (2 mi/3.3 km)
  • Shank Park (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Indian Echo Caverns and Estate (5 mi/8.1 km)
  • Downtown Harrisburg (13 mi/21.6 km)

 

Business
  • Business center
  • Meeting space available at What If... of Hershey

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
General
Air conditioned
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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.

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Guest Reviews (41)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Hershey

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Johnny Hockey
Business
North Jersey
Sep 22, 2014

Great Stay - Great Price

Great weekend stay. Close to everything in the area. You can walk to the Hershey Pantry which is an added bonus.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Tnpublisher
Business
Tennessee
Sep 16, 2014

Not Clean

We had two rooms for seven days, would have immediatley moved if hadn't been prepaid. Upon check-in noticed both rooms smelled. One room had hair and empty shampoo bottle in the shower, the other had empty shampoo bottle and gritty dirty bathtub. Air conditioners smelled and messsed with our sinuses and allergies. There were old cigarette butts mashed out on the back porch that stayed there all week, and a huge pile of dog mess on the adjacent sidewalk that stayed there for several days till we asked them to clean it up. They did, but left the adjacent cigarette butts and litter that was scattered around the porch. Needs a total restaffing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Italian Restaurant at corner in middle of town.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
VanessaZ
Business
Media,PA
Jun 16, 2014

Nice and clean

I stayed at the Howard Johnson for a weekend in June, which is prime season. We were going to a local brewery in the area and it was in a great location. Room was not glorious but suited our needs for the weekend. Only downfall was that you could hear people running around above us (we were on ground level) all in all it was a decent experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
fritztucker
Business
central PA
May 30, 2014

nice place to stay

Very nice. the rooms were comfortable and the staff was very nice. They have a nice pool that is heated. For 67 dollars its well worth what I paid. others hotels wanted over 100 a block away. I would stay here again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Hershey Park

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Hershey

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LBJjb
Business
northern new jersey
Jan 3, 2014

satisfied

Overall the hotel is pleasant, staff are nice & helpful, not far from main attractions. Its not expensive so u can't expect it to be superior. Free breakfast. It did the job for an overnight. Wouldn't stay for long though

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Hershey

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KelleC
Business
Greer, SC
Jul 5, 2013

Hershey Howard Johnson

We arrived early evening of July 2nd after a long day in Philadelphia. We had made a mistake with our reservation which the desk clerk was able to change for us. Rooms are basic, but clean. Each room has a refrigerator which was very nice! Found the continental breakfast more than adequate. Kids enjoyed the swimming pool. Overall, it was a great value for the location near Hershey sites!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

If planning a day a Hershey Park, you can go in at Sunset (5:00 p.m.) and pay 1/2 price. We had more than enough time to enjoy the rides. Also, was very impressed with the ZooAmerica next to Hershey Park.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Thrill Ride Seeker
Business
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 15, 2013

Amusement Park Getaway

Was pleasantly surprised with our stay at this hotel. The room was clean, the hotel bar was great, and the location was fantastic. Only a 5 minute drive from the park and other attractions. Overall for the price a very good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Harano
Business
Toms River, NJ
Dec 2, 2012

Visit Hershey at a Price you can Afford

Staff was pleasant, helpful and very curteous. We had lots of fun and rested well.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Bought tickets at Hershey for a discount.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Hershey

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
car crazy boy
Business
New Jersey
Oct 15, 2012

Overpriced, rooms not clean

Carpets dirty. Stink bugs in room(killed 2). Need more healthy alternatives at continental breakfast- everything loaded with sugar! Tried to charge phone- when returned for second night they shut power off to the lamp with the plug- had to charge it in the bathroom! Paid $245 per night with tax due to local car show- there should be a law about price gouging- and they say car dealers are thieves?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ben and Vicky
Business
Rochester, NY
Sep 6, 2012

Great honeymoon experience!

Hershey was our first stop on our honeymoon road trip and we were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. The location is ideal, just minutes from the Hershey attractions. We received free bottles water upon check in and were pleased to dind out that we had been upgraded to a larger room. The hotel restaurant "what if..." is a bit pricey but has a unique menu. Our room had a door leading directly outside which was very convenient in unloading and loading the car. Everyone on the staff was great and willing to go out of their way to help. We even got a call shortly after check in making sure everything was alright. Rooms are impeccably clean! Would highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Hershey as you just can't beat the value of this hotel.

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

Business

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