This is a small, family run establishment. We stayed in Room 7, for one night. It had ample room for our family of three. The room included two queen sized beds, two chairs, a desk, a small fridge and microwave, and an open area for hanging up clothes. There are a few drawers in the cabinet that holds the TV. There is also a nightstand between the two beds.
I think Room 7 would be ideal for a family of four - and if you needed to put someone on an air mattress in the room, it would probably work out fine.
This room was on the lower level, (which I preferred.) Outside was the vending machines, and the free coffee area - this was not a problem during our stay, although the hotel was not filled to capacity.
Smoking is allowed outside the rooms, but not in the rooms. There are rocking chairs and 'chairs for two' outside the rooms on the lower level. The pool was closed for season.
This room has a sink with counter, which is separate from the bath tub/shower combo and the toilet area. I like this feature. The vent fan was LOUD. In the sink area is also a small shelf with a small coffee pot.
The towels are not very thick - or fluffy - but they were sufficient.
Two bars of soap and one package of shampoo was all that was provided, (but that is okay with me since we bring our own.)
We found the front desk staff to be pleasant.
We stayed one night. My parents also stayed for three nights over this same weekend. They had room 6, also on the lower level. Their room was a bit more cramped - but worked out fine for them. They had a king sized bed, desk, two chairs, fridge and micro and tv with drawers underneath. Their room was noticeably smaller than our room.
They only had a shower in their room, although the base was a few inches tall - almost like a bathtub big enough for a baby. It worked out fine for them. they did not have the counter space by their sink - but they had a few shelves in their bathroom to put their toiletries on.
The A/C in both rooms made noise - but not anything we were unable to sleep through.
There is no breakfast available at this hotel. We would recommend Hershey Pantry, (left out of the driveway), if you are NOT travelling with small children Although the food is good at Hershey Pantry, there is often a wait since it is a small establishment. They are closed on Sundays.
For families, a better choice might be to take a right out of the hotel and go to Funck's. Sunday breakfast buffet is a great deal if you are really hungry.
A few miles further down the road, into Palmyra, is Hometown Family restuarant. They have delicous food - and from what I hear they now offer a breakfast buffet on the weekends - although I have not tried the buffet. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Back to the White Rose - it is a great deal for the money and I would definitely stay again if returning to the Hershey area. It is convenient to attractions and clean, comfortable and safe. You can't expect a Hampton Inn/Hilton, if you are not paying Hampton Inn/Hilton prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- #2 Traveler rated property in Hershey. Known for our VERY CLEAN ROOMS. Two story, brick buildings with wrought iron detail framing our covered porches. Furniture on porches for sitting and relaxing. Heated outdoor, seasonal pool. Menus of area restaurants here for you to review. Clean, Comfortable, Courteous, Convenient, Quiet. Approved by AAA. 1.5 miles to Hersheypark, Giant Center, and Chocolate World. Close to Hollywood Casino, Lancaster and Gettysburg. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- White Rose Hotel Hershey
- White Rose Hershey