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Howard Johnson Harrisburg Pa

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Lancaster brewery was a micro brewery with great beer and great food I did not have to move my car The Hotel was under construction and all the facilities were not available however the room was clean and the staff was friendly

Very nice room love the patio doors that gives u a little place to go outside great pool

This was one of the most disgusting hotels I have ever stayed at. There were cigarette burns in the chairs, pubic hair around the toilet and the room was not cleaned. I would never stay here again and will be asking for a refund. If I had not been in dire need I would have slept in my car.

The sliding glass door handle was broken and the curtain rod that is used to draw it shut or closed was broken off and on the floor. The bed covering were not very warm.

Affordable, reasonably priced, clean, bathroom a little outdated, and nice complimentary breakfast.

Room was in a bit of disrepair. Patio door did not work, bathroom sink faucet did not work properly..... But it did work, just had no cold water. The good stuff is the price, the fridge, microwave, and tv worked fine. Bed was comfortable. Staff was very good. Wifi was hit or miss, but worked fine when I had it. Breakfast was very good as well. For a 1 or 2 night stay I would recommend this to a friend

The new chain owners are working to upgrade this older motel. We have stayed at this facility in the past and enjoyed it very much but it had deteriated over the years. The king sized mattress was firm and comfortable, the flat screen TV was nice! The addition of a microwave and small refrigerator was appreciated. However, the fact that the maid did not make the bed nor clean the room was a major oversight. We had to go to the office to get clean towels.

The hotel is rundown overall and looks nothing like the pictures. There was what appeared to be a bullet hole in the sliders. There was a piece of extra wallpaper on the wall by the tv covering mold. Additionally there was mold in the shower. Terrible experience.

My room had a clogged drain the sliding door leading to the outside didn't have a lock on it and the people at the front desk didn't care about any complaints

Made arrangements for a cot a week before arrival and called the day of to confirm. We got there and no cot. The staff accommodated us with a room. The staff was extremely helpful and resolved he discrepancy to our satisfaction. The hotel itself is outdated and IMO overpriced because of this. On the plus side, the best water pressure in any hotel I've ever stayed at!

The hotel room was not clean and I had insects inside the room I don't recommended it ..The hall smelled as if someone was smoking in it. The only pro was that it was the cheapest in the list..

Front desk was pleasant. I was asked to change to a room with a single bed, which was fine with me, but I may have sacrificed a microwave and fridge, since I recall having them last year. I was also placed in the "E" building which seemed to be the "ghetto" part of the hotel away from the main building. People yelling in parking lot at all hours and a guy with obsessive compulsive disorder who had to come out every fifteen minutes to check his car alarm by chirping it ten times. Plus people slamming doors. Not the hotel's fault, but this seems to be the clientele that the low price attracts. Room was pleasant but lacked the microwave and fridge. If you are offered any room other than the main building, RUN, don't walk away.

My wife booked this hotel it as close to where I needed for business. The quality of price was good for the night will stay if back in area again

Rooms are old and dirty. Staff was not pleasant except one maid who saw us looking for the breakfast room which was locked as the front desk gave us the incorrect time. Pool was dirty. All in all the rooms are over priced due to the location of the hotel within 10 miles of Hershey. If you are underdecided and wonder if its worth it to spend an extra $40 for a newer chain then you should do it. I would give it a one on the green stars scale as there are no efforts here to reduce waste or recycle materials

Hotel was out dated and dirty and there were bugs in our room. Would not reccommend, and staff was rude.

It was ok for the money. It was what we needed for the two nights. We had a bed and is all we needed..

Overall, it had good experience on this stay at Howard Johnson.

The cleaning people needs to do their job. The toilet was disgusting, urine and fecal matter in the toilet, carpet looks never been vacuumed for weeks, and the sheets and pillowcases looks like they're never been washed, otherwise the other staff were nice, big size room, the shower pressure was good, the free breakfast was decent and the location was good, only a few minutes drive to Hershey's.

we were disappointed with the room. It was not very clean. We also noticed that there were ants on the safe, not even close to where there would be any food.

I've stayed at this particular hotel twice in the past couple of years. It is not a four star hotel so I didn't look for that kind of experience. The problems were numerous this stay: I stay two days. There was no room service given. I reported the iron not working and it was never addressed. The soda/water machine was sold out for both days. Lastly, there was a centipede in my bathroom.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Harrisburg Pa

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4

the lancaster brewery was right on the property

Everyone

The Lancaster brewery was a micro brewery with great beer and great food I did not have to move my car The Hotel was under construction and all the facilities were not available however the room was clean and the staff was friendly

By , from new york on Aug 23, 2017

5
Everyone

Very nice room love the patio doors that gives u a little place to go outside great pool

By on Jun 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 30, 2017

Hi Thanks for your great reply, we are putting all new stuff and remodeling from basics so everything going to be new in two years, all ultra modern furniture, LED lights, Quartz bathroom vanity, and furniture top all Quartz , new 55 Inch TV Ultra HD , so we are working hard to fix this hotel, ones remodeled please come over to check it out how we worked well to accommodate the guest, we will offer all 5 start service in 2 star rates so will look forward to see you next year.,

1

do not stay

Everyone

This was one of the most disgusting hotels I have ever stayed at. There were cigarette burns in the chairs, pubic hair around the toilet and the room was not cleaned. I would never stay here again and will be asking for a refund. If I had not been in dire need I would have slept in my car.

By on Jun 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 30, 2017

Hi, sorry for your experience but we just bought this motel, last month, we are putting all new stuff and remodeling from basics so everything going to be new in two years, all ultra modern furniture, LED lights, Quartz bathroom vanity, and furniture top all Quartz , new 55 Inch TV Ultra HD , so we are working hard to fix this hotel, ones remodeled please come over to check it out how we worked well to accommodate the guest, we will offer all 5 start service in 2 star rates so will look forward to see you next year.,

3

harrisburg experience

Everyone

The sliding glass door handle was broken and the curtain rod that is used to draw it shut or closed was broken off and on the floor. The bed covering were not very warm.

By on May 22, 2017

5

affordable hershey park weekend

Everyone

Affordable, reasonably priced, clean, bathroom a little outdated, and nice complimentary breakfast.

By , from r on Apr 17, 2017

2

get what you pay for

Everyone

Room was in a bit of disrepair. Patio door did not work, bathroom sink faucet did not work properly..... But it did work, just had no cold water. The good stuff is the price, the fridge, microwave, and tv worked fine. Bed was comfortable. Staff was very good. Wifi was hit or miss, but worked fine when I had it. Breakfast was very good as well. For a 1 or 2 night stay I would recommend this to a friend

By , from S on Oct 17, 2016

3

needs more work

Everyone

The new chain owners are working to upgrade this older motel. We have stayed at this facility in the past and enjoyed it very much but it had deteriated over the years. The king sized mattress was firm and comfortable, the flat screen TV was nice! The addition of a microwave and small refrigerator was appreciated. However, the fact that the maid did not make the bed nor clean the room was a major oversight. We had to go to the office to get clean towels.

By , from Rochester, NY on Oct 6, 2016

1

horrendous

Everyone

The hotel is rundown overall and looks nothing like the pictures. There was what appeared to be a bullet hole in the sliders. There was a piece of extra wallpaper on the wall by the tv covering mold. Additionally there was mold in the shower. Terrible experience.

By , from NJ on Sep 12, 2016

2

okay stay

Everyone

My room had a clogged drain the sliding door leading to the outside didn't have a lock on it and the people at the front desk didn't care about any complaints

By , from New York City on Aug 19, 2016

3
Everyone

Made arrangements for a cot a week before arrival and called the day of to confirm. We got there and no cot. The staff accommodated us with a room. The staff was extremely helpful and resolved he discrepancy to our satisfaction. The hotel itself is outdated and IMO overpriced because of this. On the plus side, the best water pressure in any hotel I've ever stayed at!

By , from Boston on Aug 8, 2016