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Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent 3 nights at this hotel the week after Christmas. We had planned to make it a home base for visits to Hersheypark for their holiday events, but with wind chills near 0 we ended up spending much more time at the hotel pool. We even swam while it snowed outside which was very nice! We were a little disappointed that the lobby area with bar was basically deserted the entire time we were there, but perhaps it was the result of there being no events/conferences that weekend? The attached restaurant was convenient, but we found the food mediocre at best. We would definitely stay here again, especially in the winter, primarily for the large pool and proximity to Hershey and Harrisburg.

Don’t stay on the backside if you are sensitive to the sound of trucks zooming past nonstop all night. The highway is literally out the back window!!!

We chose this hotel for our Hershey getaway. It was pretty close. Staff were friendly, Hotel was beautiful and the rooms were updated and very clean. We will definitely stay here again and recommend to our friends.

Quick business trip. About 6 miles from downtown was less than desirable. But this is a quality business level hotel. Impressive lobby, good restaurant on premises. Easy access to I-83 and fast trip downtown. Room was very comfortable.

The Hotel was amazing. Friendly welcome at reception. Clean, comfortable, well supplied room. Hallways & Elevator clean and quiet. Restaurant very good choices and discount for Hotel guests.

Great Hotel, loved that the room opened up to the pool. And that you could lock the pool access door from both sides, gave me piece of mind that my kids were safe from pool but easy for when we wanted to swim! Stay here if going to Hershey.

Pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and clean the room was. Air was very dry though, not good for my son who's asthma was irritated.

The first room we got into the door knob fell off and took us 10 minutes to get back out of the room. The gentleman at the counter immediately gave us another room and phoned maintenance to fix the original room. The staff was great during our whole stay. On days we didn't need towels, we were phoned if we needed anything. Very nice. There were 3 things that we were unhappy with which is why I wouldn't recommend this hotel.. 1- The bed wasn't very comfy. It was stiff and the pillows were too fluffy. 2- The indoor pool was freezing cold. I was interested in this hotel for the indoor pool with it being February. I was hoping for a warm pool. 3- With it being a conference hotel, on days there were meetings held. Well, coffee was available for guests.

Check-in was simple, received several text messages inquiring about my stay, which was nice. Facility was clean, nice room.

Nice hotel bathroom very small bed a little hard

A little bit of updating needed but other then that the room was ok.

Clean , safe and comfortable. The restaurant in the hotel was great. Definitely will stay again.

We stayed at this hotel for a bachchlorette party. Staff was friendly and very helpful, room was very nice!

The hotel is very nice and clean. We found the bed mattress to be too soft and uncomfortable. Our room faced a highway and there was traffic noise all night long. We didnt get any sleep during out stay

Very nice and clean room--nice pool. Irish Pub with with decent fare attached. Close proximity to Capital taking back roads avoiding expressways--still only 10 minutes or so. Will be returning next time we have to be in Harrisburg.

Rooms are clean and quiet - breakfast was good and fairly priced - no coffee for early risers - had to drive out to find.

The lobby is beautiful, rooms are nice, beds very comfortable. Pool is great. Restaurant has good food and a GREAT draft beer selection. Definitely recommend and would return

The hotel is newly remodeled, and the facility and rooms were like new. Bed was very comfortable, with plenty of pillows. Quiet and staff was frendly and helpful. Price about half of downtown hotels, which are not as nice. About 3 miles from downtown Harrisburg.

We had a delightful time. We were there to see a concert. Had dinner at the hotel and said how great the restaurant would be for our favorite singer to perform.

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!

800 E Park Drive Harrisburg PA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Located within a mile (2 km) of Kohl Memorial Park, Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center is within 3 miles (5 km) of National Civil War Museum. This 174-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also close to Spring Gate Vineyard and Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 174 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, microwaves, and refrigerators. 42-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water are also available.


Property features

Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center features an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 9 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available on request). Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (with Sofabed)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

Everyone (15) Business (13) Couples (19) Family (35) Friends (4) Other (3)
4

winter getaway

Families

We spent 3 nights at this hotel the week after Christmas. We had planned to make it a home base for visits to Hersheypark for their holiday events, but with wind chills near 0 we ended up spending much more time at the hotel pool. We even swam while it snowed outside which was very nice! We were a little disappointed that the lobby area with bar was basically deserted the entire time we were there, but perhaps it was the result of there being no events/conferences that weekend? The attached restaurant was convenient, but we found the food mediocre at best. We would definitely stay here again, especially in the winter, primarily for the large pool and proximity to Hershey and Harrisburg.

By , from Maryland on Jan 5, 2018

2

worst night of sleep

Everyone

Don’t stay on the backside if you are sensitive to the sound of trucks zooming past nonstop all night. The highway is literally out the back window!!!

By on Dec 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 3, 2018

We are sorry to hear that your recent stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements to offer guests a better experience in the future. We hope you will give us another chance and stay with us again.

5

great hotel

Everyone

We chose this hotel for our Hershey getaway. It was pretty close. Staff were friendly, Hotel was beautiful and the rooms were updated and very clean. We will definitely stay here again and recommend to our friends.

By , from ny on Dec 18, 2017

4

quick business trip

Everyone

Quick business trip. About 6 miles from downtown was less than desirable. But this is a quality business level hotel. Impressive lobby, good restaurant on premises. Easy access to I-83 and fast trip downtown. Room was very comfortable.

By , from takoma Park MD on Nov 16, 2017

5

perfect.

Everyone

The Hotel was amazing. Friendly welcome at reception. Clean, comfortable, well supplied room. Hallways & Elevator clean and quiet. Restaurant very good choices and discount for Hotel guests.

By , from Watsontown Pa on Sep 18, 2017

5

great hotel

Everyone

Great Hotel, loved that the room opened up to the pool. And that you could lock the pool access door from both sides, gave me piece of mind that my kids were safe from pool but easy for when we wanted to swim! Stay here if going to Hershey.

By on Sep 9, 2017

4

nice & clean

Everyone

Pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and clean the room was. Air was very dry though, not good for my son who's asthma was irritated.

By , from Goshen, NY on Feb 12, 2017

3

nice location in town

Everyone

The first room we got into the door knob fell off and took us 10 minutes to get back out of the room. The gentleman at the counter immediately gave us another room and phoned maintenance to fix the original room. The staff was great during our whole stay. On days we didn't need towels, we were phoned if we needed anything. Very nice. There were 3 things that we were unhappy with which is why I wouldn't recommend this hotel.. 1- The bed wasn't very comfy. It was stiff and the pillows were too fluffy. 2- The indoor pool was freezing cold. I was interested in this hotel for the indoor pool with it being February. I was hoping for a warm pool. 3- With it being a conference hotel, on days there were meetings held. Well, coffee was available for guests.

By , from harrisburg on Feb 4, 2017

5

convenient, nice facility.

Everyone

Check-in was simple, received several text messages inquiring about my stay, which was nice. Facility was clean, nice room.

By on Oct 19, 2016

5

nice hotel

Everyone

Nice hotel bathroom very small bed a little hard

By on Oct 2, 2016