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Econo Lodge Harrisburg - Hershey

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Convenient location off the highway. Check in was seamless. The clerk put a freeze bar in the hotel freezer to use in my cooler or the road. When he assigned the a king, instead of a suite, he graciously switched it. This is a small hotel with a good location. Close to groceries, stores and restaurants that deliver through grub hub. Not a luxury place, but suitable for a short stay. Small hotels are often miles noisy and private. Ceiling paint was peeling and king sized bed was too firm for me. Plus is a microwave, sitting area, desk and dresser. Could use updates and renovations. Just once I wish the photos accurately represented the furnishings and layout to avoid disappointment. Good choice for the price. Breakfast was filling with some healthy choices. Join Choice Privilege for a lower rate. Sign up for ebates and you’ll get a cash rebate for online purchases. Every little thing helps

To put it mildly the management of this motel is Frugal. On more than one morning the breakfast attendant made two pots of coffee without changing the grounds. Needless to say the second pot was not much more that colored water. After three nights I requested the bedding to be changed with the little card that said just leave it on the bed if that is your wish. The next night the coffee stain on the sheet was in the same place. The carpet and chairs in the breakfast are had quite a few stains as did the carpet in the hallway. The parking lot was dark when we left in early morning, they said the lights ere on a timer.The room was clean, the internet worked fine, the staff was friendly.

Friday, October 6, 2017. Everything looked fine, room 301, except the room telephone and one of the lights didn't work. Not to worry we just planned to shower,sleep and be on our way. About 130am my husband woke to make sure the windows were closed as he thought he was being bitten by mosquitos. OMG, he rushed to the shower as he and the bed were covered with bedbugs. Also waking me as he saw them in my bed too. Of course with the phone not working we couldn't call the desk but luckily our luggage was on the carrier and clothes hung in the closet. We got plastic bags from our vehicle and bagged a few things up leaving behind any food, drinks and other miscellaneous items. I woke the desk clerk and got more black trash bags to double and triple bag our stuff which we decided to toss anyway as too risky. We slept in our vehicle, it was then about 330am and they had no other rooms as if we would have stayed there! The clerk didn't seem surprised when I said they were everywhere and he said they'd refund my money/points. Which they did. Meanwhile, my husband ended up in the emergency room two days later as he was covered with bites and they had gotten quite large and swollen. He does have a little trouble with bug bites. He got Benedryl and some topical ointments. He's not healed up yet 2 weeks later. We've had no communication from customer service at Choice Hotels in spite of having called (and been on hold 45 minutes +). As an example, in the last 12 months, we've spent approximately 160 days in hotels, and in our travels been in a variety of third world countries and never ever had bedbugs before. I believe the hotel or Choice should be covering the cost of our destroyed items and emergency room bill but if you can't reach them and when you do they don't call back! I'll have to put on my aggressive suit! Bedbugs can't be sprayed away only a heat treatment will kill them and keep them from moving to another room. Do not stay in this hotel until they have a certification of heat treatment. You do not want to bring these invasive bugs into your home.

This was a basic motel room, no frills. Clean. Had a mini fridge and microwave . Conveniently located off the interstate. Breakfast consisted of pastries, cereal and waffle maker. Was nice for a one night stop.

We just wanted a no frills place to sleep and shower while we visited the Hershey area attractions. The location was great and very easy to get to Hersheypark. The first room we were given was full of ants and we moved to a second location. The second room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The drapes were torn and the curtain rod was bent. However, they did close and blocked out the light. The fabric on the desk chair was peeling off. Everything else was fine.

We stayed her 3 nights while attending the PA Farm Show. Our room was very clean and roomy. The entrance and the hallways were also very clean. When I called the front desk to ask for an extra blanket and in less than two minutes they were at my door. The room temperature was just right and even though our room was right in the front of the hotel it was Nice and quiet. My boyfriend did say that he could hear the people in the adjoining your room however I did not hear them. If I could change .anything I would upgrade the continental breakfast it was very very basic but then you're paying a budget price so you cannot expect a gourmet breakfast. I am sure we will be attending the farm show next year and I would definitely stay here again

Average middle of the line budget hotel. Room was clean but in desperate need of a update. No flat screen tv, old wall paper, dingy lighting. For the price u can't complain to much. I have stayed at far worse hotels.

We went in halves with our friends for a 2-night stay while we were in town for the huge RV show. 2 couples in a room with 2 Queen beds (room 204). The room was decent size and had a fridge, micro and large tv. The negatives: of the 2 guys behind the counter at check in, one was wearing a fishing t-shirt the other a polo with the hotel logo. Other times they were right outside the entrance smoking. The complimentary breakfast was limited (but typical for a budget hotel. (The waffle maker was nice though!) There were only 3 small tables in a tiny area in the front lobby. It was cramped. The orange juice (from a dispenser) tasted like pure concentrate. Overall I guess it was a decent value considering the rates were higher - due to the thousands of people attending the show.

Traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia requires me to charge my Tesla every 250 miles. Seeing my next Supercharge pit stop is at Harrisburg, I checked out the hotel nearby. There is Fairfield Inn by Marriott or Econo Lodge. With about $30 difference, I decided to save a few bucks and choose Econo Lodge. The old saying goes "you get what you pay for" comes to haunts me. Right away when I step into the lobby a pungent smell of sandalwood hit me. I am not sure if I was in Bangalore India or Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Since it is 1:30 in the morning, I have no choice but brave my way into my room. While taking the rickety elevator, I wondered how in the heck this unit got passed state inspection. I am sure it feels like it is going to fail anytime soon. When I got to my room, I noticed a closed door. I figured it was a door that goes to adjacent room when big family rents two rooms. It later dawned on me that the door is the door for the bathroom. Why is it close?? Normally, bathroom doors are open to show the guest where it is. But this is close. So i open it and realize why they kept it close all this time. The pungent smell of sewer and sandalwood mixed together to create a symphony of scent from hell. I tried to keep the fan on and close the door, but the fan and the lights are in motion sensor. So, i had no choice but close the door all night to keep me from vomiting. At this time, I was too tired to care. So I decided to just let it all go and next time stay in the car or pay extra bucks to stay in Fairfield Inn next door. Woke up in the morning and just cant wait to get out of there. I was greeted by the receptionist in the lobby, not with "Good morning, Sir. How was your night?"; but with a "Do you have any ligher?". Puzzled, i said "No". He said, "How about a match?", I said, "No, i don't smoke". then he muttered something in Hindu and went back to the back of the counter. What?? That's the first thing you say to your customer in the morning? Asking for a lighter so you can smoke? I left that place shaking my head and vow never to come back.

Wow! In not a good way! Upon arriving we were greeted with a yell from the office, with three hellos back and forth until they came out. Once the attendant came to the desk he got lost in his cellphone before he fully checked us in. The room was dingy with a broke dead bolt on the door, soapy scum tub and a toilet seat that was broken. Beds were firm with no pillows or barely there blankets. We will not be staying there again for any price.

1006 Briarsdale Rd Harrisburg PA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Kohl Memorial Park, Econo Lodge Harrisburg - Hershey is within 3 miles (5 km) of National Civil War Museum. This 30-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's in central Harrisburg and also close to Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace and Spring Gate Vineyard.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


All 30 rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and ironing boards. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Econo Lodge Harrisburg - Hershey features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. This hotel also has coffee/tea in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 93 reviews