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Econo Lodge Harrisburg - Hershey

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

This was probably the smallest hotel I have ever stayed at, but the rooms were VERY roomy, clean and new. The price was great too. The staff was also kind and helpful. I would definitely stay here again

I stayed at this place a few times when it was a Motel 6. However I quit staying there because despite claiming to be pet friendly, I could seldom stay there for the Harrisburg dog show without being hassled about my dogs (who are very well behaved, small, and quiet, and in all my 15 yrs of dog showing have never been the source of a complaint at a hotel). They were never causing any type of problem, and never left unattended, yet I'd have the front desk staff interrogating me about how many I had with me (gasp, 3 4-lb dogs who do not even put their feet on the floor during my stay, as I respect hotels that allow dogs) and insist I get a second hotel room for the 3rd one, when I was staying by myself!!! etc. So glad to see they are with a new chain and are listed as "pet-free" as if they are under the same management, I think the staff/managers will be much happier that way, and so will any of their dog loving, would-be clientele. Other than that, this was always one of the most comfortable Motel 6 I had ever stayed at and was recently built when I first stayed there.

Stayed here overnight before a meeting. The front desk clerk was friendly and efficient. The room was very clean, but we had an issue with a phone that wouldn't stop flashing, and the front desk clerk came up and switched out the phone. Then, one of the light bulbs over the bed wouldn't work. We switched the bulb from the one over the desk, and then went downstairs to exchange it for a working bulb. However, when we put that bulb in, it wouldn't work. We gave up. Breakfast was acceptable. The room was clean and the beds were a bit hard for my liking. Would I stay here again? Maybe, as the price was right and it was clean.

Room was clean and rather spacious. There is only one ice machine and vending machine which is all on one floor. The hotel seemed new but you can tell they are using used equipment. All in all it was not a bad stay. If your on a budget then this is the place to go while in Harrisburg or Hershey.

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.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

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.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 89 reviews