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hotel near turnpike?

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hotel near turnpike?

Hi, we'll be traveling with kids from pittsburgh to hershey (not going to the amusement park), on the way to New Jersey. Need a place to stay for one night that will be

safe

clean

have a pool

have nearby eating options (nothing fancy).

I am getting overwhelmed looking at hotel reviews. I am looking near Harrisburg, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg (but open to other ideas), they all have some really bad-sounding reviews! Any suggestions and/or Information appreciated, thanks!

gettysburg, pa
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1. Re: hotel near turnpike?

The Hampton Inn Mechanicsburg looks like it has good reviews. It's convenient to the Turnpike, and has a restaurant (Isaac's) attached. It's right along 15, but accessible through a small business park. The Cracker Barrel is close as well.

I like the Harrisburg West exit (Mechanicsburg). The Carlisle exit on the Turnpike is busier and not so nice--we don't go up there to eat out. :) For a night's stay, Harrisburg West is easy to navigate and in a nice suburban area. The Country Inn and Suites and Courtyard by Marriott there are both new and seem nice.

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2. Re: hotel near turnpike?

The Homewood Suites East, 3990 TecPort Drive, Harrisburg gets good reviews on this site. It would be a few miles off the Harrisburg East exit of the turnpike and convenient to get to Hershey. There are a lot of restaurants convenient to this location.

The Homewood Suites West, 5001 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg also gets good reviews. It would be located a few miles off the Gettysburg, Route 15 exit of the turnpike. This location isn't as convenient to Hershey as the East location would be.

Edited: 28 August 2011, 20:27
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thanks for the information!

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4. Re: hotel near turnpike?

I've stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg, see review from June 2007 and at the Courtyard by Marriott Harrisburg/Hershey in April 2007 (see review). Both were nice. The Mechanicsburg location is off of Route 15 and the Cracker Barrel is located at the exit. In Sept we have reservations at Hilton Garden Inn Harrisburg East, TecPort Drive, there seems to be lots of restaurants in that area. If you stay on the turnpike to the Downingtown Exit there will be hotels and restaurants.

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