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Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #2 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Great Hotel with a very friendly and helpful staff.

Rooms are very clean and modern, shower could use an upgrade, but it did its job. Otherwise everything was great. We had a room overlooking the indoor pool, Got real loud when a bus of camp kids showed up, but management quickly took control of the area in a professional manor.

Housekeeping was on point and professional. Very friendly when seen in the hallways. Complementary coffee, tea, water and cookies in the lobby.

On site restaurant, O'Reily's was a great value for breakfast and dinner....very friendly staff, food was good, and reasonably priced.

Hotel is literally 12 minutes from Hershey Park

Room Tip: Room 360: view of indoor pool, great for those who like dark rooms, as for the natural sunlight is i...
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BWPremierCentral, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experiences with us at the Central. We appreciate your acknowledgment of our housekeeping team who is dedicated to providing fresh, clean accommodations for our guests each and every day. We also thank you for recognizing O’Reilly’s which provides our guests with a value added fresh start breakfast where guests are able to enjoy both ala carte, and full hot breakfast buffet options.

We are mindful of your observation concerning the uncomfortable level of sound in the indoor pool, and are currently in the process of completing sound panels to improve upon the acoustics of the pool area. We truly value our guests’ feedback, and thank you for your candid remarks concerning your time with us at the Central Hotel. We look forward to an opportunity to exceed your expectations during a future visit to the Harrisburg, Hershey area.

Best Regards,

Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA
General Manager
BW Premier, the Central Hotel
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Woodbridge, United States
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

I cannot say a bad thing about this hotel. Kids 12 and under eat free, staff was extremely helpful and nice and this place was super clean. Pool and gym were immaculate and area near front desk provides you with complimentary snacks and beverages. Definately coming back and recommending

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Everett
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

This was out first time visiting Hershey Park. We were in a budget and looked through trip advisor to find a budget conscience hotel. This hotel has a sign that says Exceeding your expectations not your budget, and they did this extremely well. The room was ok, had a few repairs that could have been made, but the staff is what made this place feel like home. Friendly and kid friendly is an understatement. They welcome you with a fruit infused ice water, cookies and other snacks. The lobby is beautiful. Everyone had a smile in their face. The pool was clean and big, they had a small game room with brand new floors installed. I highly recommend this hotel especially if you are budget conscience. It's only about 10 minutes away from Hershey Park and the restaurant in the hotel is awesome! Made us want to go there for breakfast and dinner. Food is delicious, and again staff staff staff amazing!!!

Stayed August 2014
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Bordentown, NJ, United States
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

This hotel definitely earns the name Premier! Splendid lobby view as you enter. Our family had 3 guestrooms - all were spacious, clean, great showers, comfortable beds - perfect. Hotel staff filled our request to be on lower floor, with 3 rooms near one another. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer! Would definitely stay if we travel to this area.

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WEST BURLINGTON, United States
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We were on vacation and we actually were recommended to this hotel from the staff at the Best Western in Milroy, Pa. They were very helpful in conjunction with the staff at Harrisburg in booking our room for us. When we arrived at Harrisburg, the staff was very helpful and helped make our stay in Harrisburg very enjoyable. The front desk staff was very helpful in helping us with locations for dining. The room was very clean and confirmed our decision to continue staying at other Best Western hotels while we were traveling on our vacation. We will continue to look for Best Westerns to stay at whenever we travel from now on.

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massapequa, United States
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We didn't know what to expect when we booked this hotel. We were extremely happy with our stay. From the lobby at check in we knew we picked the right place. The lobby had fresh coffee, tea, and delicious water with fruit in it each day. It also had fresh cookies which were a hit with the kids. The staff at the front desk, especially Shaun, were very nice.The rooms were clean. The pillows were so comfortable. We went with a large group (11 families) and everyone commented on the comfort of the pillows! We ate at the restaurant each night and each morning. Jolene was our waitress each night and she was terrific! We were a very large group.The dinner menu had a great selection. Everyone in our group found something they liked (which is rare!). Food was so good that we ate there 3 nights. The bar was good as well. We had the breakfast buffet, which for $8.95 was a deal, and included fresh fruit,pancakes, french toast, bacon, eggs, sausage, toast, and cereal. The pool area was large and clean. The kids enjoyed it while the adults sat at the tables and had a few drinks. We had a great experience and would definitely stay here again. It was about 15 minutes from Hershey Park. (An easy drive)

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We have been going to Hershey Park for 17 years and this was the best hotel in the area that we have stayed in. We got the family room with one bedroom for the adults (with a king bed) and a second room for the children with two Queen beds. Both rooms had a 40 inch flat screen TV. Both rooms were large and very clean. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The hotel itself is very nice with a nice size pool and a game room with a few games in it. O'Reilly's restaurant and bar, which is attached to the hotel, served a decent buffet breakfast which only cost $9 for hotel guests. The hotel was about 15 minutes from the park. We will be staying there next year.

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Property: Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 800 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Harrisburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Harrisburg
#1 Best Value Hotel in Harrisburg
#2 Family Hotel in Harrisburg
#3 Romantic Hotel in Harrisburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel you are sure to experience ultra clean, comfortable guest room accommodations certain to exceed your expectations. We are confident we will provide a memorable overnight experience through friendly, personalized service paired with a distinct style, and plush guest room amenities sure to please. O’Reilly’s Tap Room & Kitchen, our on-site full service restaurant, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, and features fresh local favorites, as well as classic Irish specialties. All of our guest room accommodations include: 42-inch flat-screen television complete with HD service, Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, and Microwave, IHome clock radio and docking station, Iron/Ironing Board, In room Safe, Complimentary Bottled Water, and full use of all hotel amenities including Heated Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, Guest Laundry, Dry Cleaning Service, Extensive Business Center, and Sundries Shop.Our location is convenient to both I-81, and I-83, just east of Harrisburg, and west of Hershey. Our proximity to the Harrisburg International Airport, and Harrisburg’s Train and Bus Station, paired with complimentary shuttle service to each, make The Central Hotel a perfect venue for overnight guests. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Premier The Central Hotel Harrisburg
Best Western Premier The Central Hotel And Conference Center
Four Points By Sheraton Harrisburg
Sheraton Hotel Harrisburg Pa
Sheraton Harrisburg
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Harrisburg Four Points
Four Points Harrisburg

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