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Residence Inn by Marriott Harrisburg Hershey

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed at this hotel from November 2017- December 2017 for business along with 7 of my colleagues. We stayed in separate rooms and had similar experiences. The main hotel building rooms are typical, fairly clean, fairly quiet hotel room (this is where the pool, work out center, and laundry is located). However, for those of us who stayed in the condo-like units unattached to the main hotel, the hotel experience was in short, appalling. First, we arrived to check in and they did not have our rooms ready until past 8:00 pm that night. Though they did reimburse us for that night, we had nowhere to go in the meantime, as none of us were from the area. About two nights in, we started experiencing issues with bugs in our rooms. Every night I would come home and find multiple bugs crawling on the floor/in the bathroom area, and a few of my coworkers found bugs in the bed by the end of first week. They reported this to the front desk, who then relocated those who reported the issue to other condo- units. Those had bugs as well. Housekeeping came once every three days- even with the "do not disturb sign" left off the door. They did not take the sheets off the bed and replace them unless we physically took the sheets off the bed ourselves and piled them by the door. This happened to me as well as two of my coworkers. One of my coworkers had the water-heater in their hotel unit catch on fire at 03:00 in the morning and the fire department had to show up to put out the flames (If I could find the news link, I would attach it). While they did pay to dry clean my coworker's clothes, they didn't relocate him until later the following day, forcing him to sleep on another coworker's couch. Additionally, you can hear everything from the connected condo-units.They allow pets which is fine, but not when there are dogs barking every night well past 02:00 in the morning. This is the one and only review I will write for a hotel. While the fire was not necessarily the hotel's fault, the service at the Swarta/Harrisburg Residence Inn was inexcusable and I refuse to stay there again.

First off, my family and I are pretty simple. So the 1 bedroom, 2 room suite was perfect for us. I read the reviews going in and most were mixed. The location wasn't next to Hershey Park but it's only a 10-15 minute ride. And there is shopping and food nearby. So overall, it's located in a good spot. We stayed in the main unit, which has the indoor pool. The pool was good, but no indoor hot tub. The room itself was comfortable and roomy. But the area where this place lacks is a common theme, the breakfast. It's too small and they don't restock their items. Also, the housekeeping is not well staffed as I had to call for pool towels! Also, they came to clean the room at 7pm! So we declined the service. But in all, it's a good hotel that fit our needs for a quick weekend. Don't be scared off but don't expect luxury.

Ticket to see Pat Benatar in Lancaster + winter weather advisory + 1:45 one-way drive to the theater = book a room and get an hour of that drive out of the way the night before. I used Marriott points so the room cost me nothing. I wasn't expecting a place larger than my first townhouse, but that's what I got. Fully equipped kitchen, nice living room, comfy bed. The place is full of modern decor and clean enough--I'd give it a 9/10 in that regard because I did see dust and the front of the dishwasher looked like someone had smeared something all over it. Honestly, I've never found a hotel that can score 10/10 for cleanliness--they all have dust. The selections for breakfast were very good--and there was plenty of fresh stuff with only 15 minutes until it ended. I asked to have an extra 15 minutes past checkout time so that I could sit in on a webinar for work (which the free wifi was fine for) and they gave me an hour. Staff was really friendly. There is a great thrift store right across the street. I'd return without hesitation.

The rooms are nice and look new which is the one reason I was surprised when our first room had water in the bathroom and our second room had two lights out. The staff took care of the problems immediately but I would not have expected this in such a new hotel. Will be back in the future because they are on the higher end of a well kept hotel in my book and staff response is what's most important to any issue.

My family and I stayed this past weekend to visit Hersheypark. We stayed in a two bedroom, two bath room that was located in the separate building. We were happy with the accommodation. The room was ready upon arrival (3pm) and was clean and well stocked with kitchen items. There were 5 of us and we were very comfortable. We used the indoor pool briefly, it was very crowded. Pool towels are extremely small (bring your own if you plan to swim). We thought the breakfast was good. We found a table both mornings, arriving around 8:15 each day. I noticed a sign in the lobby that said there was extra seating upstairs for breakfast, FYI. All staff we encountered were very friendly. We had a nice time overall and we would stay at this property again.

RI Harrisburg/ Hershey is an older style RI (with the apartment type buildings) along with a "newer" hotel building adjacent. Service at the front desk was typically attentive, and they were quick with an upgrade for a Gold Member. Rooms were in need of a deep clean and refresh. Splatters on walls, stained carpets, moldy areas in the bathroom, dust all over. Overall lackluster cleaning and poor supervision of the housekeeping team. Our housekeeper never showed up to clean our room after our first night. The indoor pool was a nice size and temperature. Breakfast was woefully inadequately staffed and supplied. On weekends this hotel is occupied by families and the one poor soul working the breakfast area is set up for failure by his manager. The breakfast area could use 2-3 people staffing to keep up with demand, keep the area tidy and well stocked. The price was right but everything else was pretty much wrong.

I booked two rooms (Room 1101 a one bedroom with a fireplace and Room 724 a penthouse suite). Stayed from Wednesday November 22 to Sunday November 26. I have stayed at this hotel several times and it has always been fine, but this time, not so much. On Thanksgiving day, they have minimal housekeeping, which is totally fine. Both of my rooms we hung up the no service needed. I took the signs down on Thanksgiving night and put the come back later signs. On Friday morning, I took the signs away at about 8:45am. Upon returning to the hotel at 7pm, neither room had been cleaned. I was very disappointed. I also noticed that there was BLACK MOLD in the bathroom (see picture). I went to the front desk and spoke with Yafit, who said sorry and he will speak to the housekeeping manager. I scrubbed the black mold off myself. The pool area needed more towels. On Saturday, the rooms were semi cleaned. They did not vacuum in room 1101, which is really needed. Sunday departure was fine. The breakfast area has a lot of nice items, but it is very small and very crowded. Had to wait to get a table. They do not keep it stocked. My family waited over 30 minutes for hot water and almost 40 minutes for them to restock the bread. Eggs were constantly empty. On Thanksgiving when it was empty breakfast was fine, but he other days were a disaster. Friday I just took what I could back to the room since there was no room. I stay at Marriotts on average about 60 nights during the year and this one does not meet their normal standards.

We stayed here after visiting Hershey Park, which wasn't very far away at all. Great customer service, we were kindly greeted at night. We stayed in a studio and the room was really clean. There were also Hershey kisses on the pillow - nice touch. Room was on the 2nd floor, we climbed a small flight of steps (not bad). Breakfast was included which ended at 9AM. It was a bit of zoo, just before it ended, but there was a nice spread.

I prefer the newer Residence Inn's where the rooms are on the inside and there is an elevator involved; however, this is not one of those. We traveled with very large suitcases so dragging them up and down a flight of stairs was back-breaking. That being said the room wasn't bad...outside of the mold growing in the bathroom tub. The tub itself was disgusting and needs to be replaced quite honestly. But I needed to shower, so I took the challenge and hopped in. I'm still alive so assume all is good. We were there just overnight so didn't get to try any of the other amenities so can't comment on anything else.

This is an unusual review in that we did not actually stay at this property. We found our travels taking us through Harrisburg and, quite late, accessed the Marriott site to make a points reservation. When we arrived at the hotel, we were informed that they were actually full up and had no rooms available -- even worse, the majority of the hotels in the area were full up. LaToya at the front desk, though, was diligent (as well as upbeat and friendly) in locating one of the very few remaining rooms in the area. She made arrangements to ensure we were not left out in the cold and even made sure that Marriott picked up the cost of the replacement lodgings.

4480 Lewis Rd Harrisburg PA

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Residence Inn by Marriott Harrisburg Hershey places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Hershey's Chocolate World and Pennsylvania State Capitol. This 122-room, 3-star aparthotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Kohl Memorial Park and National Civil War Museum are also nearby.


Each morning free breakfast is included with your stay. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


All 122 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and dishwashers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free newspapers are also standard.

Property features

At Residence Inn by Marriott Harrisburg Hershey, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 349 reviews