At check in, I asked for a room on a high floor and far away from the elevator. Both requests were accommodated, and cheerfully so. I found the room to be a nice size, the bed to be comfortable, and the bathroom to be an acceptable size. The hotel is one of two (the Hilton being the other) that are immersed in Harrisburg's small downtown area, so if it's important to you to be able to walk around for work or leisure, you'll want to pick one of these two.
Now, for the caveats. When the bathroom door swung open, it stopped mere inches from the toilet. So you'll have to live with closing the door when performing toilet-specific functions, like it or not.
Here's another one: through NO fault of the hotel, I parked in the parking garage across the street, figuring it'd be cheaper and I wouldn't have to wait for a valet to return my car as I would if I'd parked in the Crowne Plaza's garage. Unfortunately, the garage was totally closed on Saturday at 11 am when I wanted to leave. I had to call some emergency number, after asking a stranger for the Harrisburg area code because it wasn't listed on the sign. Then the guy who answered had to send someone to let me out. To be honest, that kind of made Harrisburg look like a hick town; such things would never happen in real cities. The person who showed up came in about 10 minutes, so no big issue, but kind of odd and a little pathetic. Again, this was NO fault of the hotel whatsoever, but I thought you'd want to know to be careful if/when choosing the garage instead of valeting your car with the hotel.
- 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:
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