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Non Chain Motels

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Non Chain Motels

I will be attending a conference on August7-9 in Hershey and am looking for a relatively inexpensive place to stay :)

Does anyone have any ideas about some of the non-chain hotels -- Milton Hotel; Spinners Motel, etc. The room does not need to be anything fancy, just clean comfy beds. Thoughts please?

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Cocoa Motel is at the corner of 743 and 322, but they're doing road construction in that area that could be annoying.

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We have stayed at the Milton Motel. It is clean, basic, but the beds are rather firm. If that's not your liking, you might want to look elsewhere. I have heard the White Rose Motel is nice. It gets great reviews on this site. I have never stayed there, but it looks nice from the outside.

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Stay away from Spinners Inn Motel. My husband, grown son & I stayed there about 2 years ago. The room smelled of MOLD and it wasn't very clean. When we returned from our event at about 10:00 pm my son (who was 20 years old at the time) opened the locked door without a key. I couldn't believe it so I locked the door and sure enough he was able to open it just by turning the knob. They have a restaurant on site and the parking lot was just about full when we returned that evening and in the morning the parking lot was just about empty, they apparently do not have enough parking for there hotel guests and the restaurant patrons.

I would recommend you stay at a Hampton Inn or a Courtyard - they have proven to be consistently clean and accommodating for us. The Hershey Lodge & Hershey Hotel would both probably be very nice although also expensive. The granite counter in the bar of the Hershey Hotel was installed by our handyman/contractor who installed our new kitchen, as well as a lot of other jobs around our house. He does excellent work, so I am sure the bar counter is beautiful. Also, Harrisburg is very close to Hershey and I have stayed at the Courtyard by Marriot Hershey/Harrisburg. This was a very nice hotel and a nice location, but it is a 20 minute drive to Hershey.

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I would look into the Simmons Hotel. I've only ever heard good things about it and its owners. Lots of locals stay there when they are relocating, moving from one house to another, or renovating. If your conference is being held at either the Hershey Lodge or the Hershey Hotel, you won't be far...but you will need a car. There is no public transportation (or convienent taxis) in Hershey.

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Before opting for a no-name hotel, you should consider bidding on Priceline. Here are links to recent winning bids in Priceline Harrisburg zones:


From these reposts, it appears that a 3* hotel probably would be available in a bid range of from $50 to $65, depending on if the General Assembly of Crooks and Convicts is in session. The winning bid range for 2* hotels seems to be from $35 to $43 per night . For 2.5* hotels, I’d start bidding at about $40 per night.

Here are links for some known Priceline participating hotels and their star-quality ratings:


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I stayed at the Spinners Motel last weekend. It is a smaller, older motel. I will give you the postives and negatives. First, since we were in town attending a concert, the rates were skyhigh! Way more than the place was worth in my opinion.It was clean, 2 nice size queen beds, microwave and refig. in the room, small outdoor enclosed pool, free continental breakfast, game room, nice restaurant and bar on premises and the best part for me was the proximity! It was only 5-10 min. (traffic) from the major attractions. You could tell it was older due to some wear and tear in the curtains and carpet. The people working the desk were very nice and helpful. I would stay there again if the rates were much better. I would suggest the small restaurant next door for breakfast called the Hershey Pantry.

It would be worth going there just for the huge, delicious cinnamon bun!

Have fun!

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