We booked on hotwire as well. We were greeted warmly, treated respectfully, and cheerfully accomodated my request for our two rooms to be close to one another. My wife had a queen and our two young 20's sons had a room with two doubles. I believe our queen room was designed for wheelchair access as the bathroom was very large and everything was designed to be reached from lower to the ground. No problem for us. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, beds very comfortable, furniture and carpet in good shape. So unless everyone is expecting the Beverly Hills Hotel for $600/night, i'm not sure what all the whining is about. Maybe we're just too common! We chose the hotel area because we needed to be in reasonable proximity to the airport.
As for the area of the city, it's just a block away from the river. We didn't have time to spend any time searching for restaurants or things to do as we were in the area for a wedding (not one of the three being hosted by the hotel). The area didn't appear scary to me. Just a typical street of a smallish american city. I guess anything can happen but I didn't see anything that would give me pause to walk around the area.
I'd stay again without any reservation (no pun intended! ).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and see what s new at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Harrisburg Hershey! We are proud to announce the completion of a $3M renovation throughout all areas of the hotel. The friendliest and most welcoming hotel in Harrisburg PA now features new dÃ©cor and amenities from top to bottom. Discover all that downtown Harrisburg has to offer at the convenient, comfortable Crowne Plaza Harrisburg. You are at the heart of everything, including shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts. You are within easy walking distance of Restaurant Row, Harrisburg s Capitol Complex and State Museum, the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and the Susquehanna River s picturesque waterfront. Whether you re coming to Harrisburg for business or just for fun, your room at the Crowne Plaza is your personal retreat. Our intimate rooms welcome you in cozy Boutique fashion, and amenities such as luxurious Sleep Advantage Bedding and complimentary HSIA mean every night is a great night and every day starts right. Centrally located between Interstates 83 & 81, we're only minutes away from PA's biggest attractions, including Hershey Park, Historic Gettysburg, Lancaster Amish Country and Carlisle. Less than 2 miles from the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, we're the hotel of choice for the annual Farm Show, Sports & Outdoor Show, and Horse Show. Stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and discover all that Harrisburg has to offer! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel Harrisburg