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Budget Host Inn & Suites
Ranked #26 of 40 Hotels in Lancaster
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We visited our relatives in Harrisburg, Pa. from Ohio. They surprised us by taking us to Lancaster to this hotel and indoor waterpark. We had a nice two bedroom suite and passes to the indoor waterpark. It was snowing outside but inside the waterpark the temperature was excellent. The hotel was clean and had a nice full continental hot breakfast each morning. They even had a exercise room to work out each day. The indoor heated pool was pretty big and just before the door to the indoor waterpark. All of the pools were heated and pretty clean and warm. The hotel was located only a few blocks away from the out let stores and many differenet restaurants. We picked a different restaurant to eat each night while there. This was the best family trip in a long long time !! We may just make this a Christmas tradition for our family each year.

Room Tip: Nice beautiful indoor waterpark and fitness center.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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vincent b, Manager at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2014

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us! As you mentioned, we are now offering a free hot breakfast. We have also opened a new fitness center and a new business center. We have also recently remodeled our lobby. For many families, a stay with us has become a Christmas / New Years tradition, since we are centrally located to many restaurants as well as the outlet stores and are home to the Caribbean Indoor Water Park, open year round on the weekends with extended hours during holiday weekends. I look forward to seeing you during your next stay with us!

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed here a few days before Christmas so that we could take the kids to the indoor waterpark as part of their present. The hotel does not blow you away with décor, but it is a Budget Inn, and the rooms were large and clean which is most important to me. The bathroom lacked counter space but the bathroom could be expanded with renovations since the room is so large. The free hot breakfast the next morning was nice - including cereal, eggs, sausage, pastries, and make your own waffles. All the staff we came in contact with were nice and helpful, including those at the water park.
The water park could also use some cosmetic touch-ups, but it did not take away from the fun that we all had. The locker rooms and showers were clean and very convenient since we had already checked out of the hotel for the day. Towels were also provided. The water park includes two big tube slides (one was closed), a hot tub area, a splash area with about 1" water, and a deeper area with basketball nets and things to climb on. My 4 year old, 7 year old, and both my husband and I had a great time!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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vincent b, Manager at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2013

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us! As you mentioned, we are now offering a free hot breakfast. We have also opened a new fitness center and a new business center. We have also recently remodeled our lobby. I am happy to hear that our staff provided excellent service to you and your family. I look forward to seeing you during your next stay with us!

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We live in the Ephrata, Pa area and our daughter's school friend help a Birthday Party at the Budget Host Inn waterpark. We booked their overnight stay and the 4 passes to their waterpark. Wow ! It was a very nice hotel. The lobby looked like it was brand new. Our room was a room with two beds and a lot lot of pillows. The hotel had an indoor pool which was nice but waterpark was a lot of fun ! The best was the next morning their had a free full continental breakfast with pancakes. Now that's what I call a nice hot breakfast. We all loved it and plan to hold our daughters birthday party at this hotel in May 2014.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank mary r
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vincent b, Manager at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2013

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us! As you mentioned, we are now offering a free hot breakfast. We have also opened a new fitness center and a new business center. We have also recently remodeled our lobby. We are glad to see that you noticed and appreciate our hard work to continue to improve our property. I look forward to seeing you during your next stay with us!

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

We were in Lancaster for our daughters soccer tournament and stayed at this hotel. The hotel was only minutes away from the soccer field. The staff was very friendly with directions. Our room was on the 1st floor near the indoor heated pool. On the last day they cancelled the match because it was too cold to play. The ground was frozen. We had nothing to do for the rest of the day so went back to the hotel. At the hotel we found out that there was the Caribbean Indoor Waterpark and it was open !! They allowed us to purchase the passes since we were guest of the hotel. The waterpark was a good size park and our girls had a great time. We even ordered pizza and ate it on the 2nd floor seating area of the park. The place was clean and staff very attentive. Glad they had this for the girls to spend the rest of the day.

Room Tip: There was sign in the lobby that at new fitness, computer center and continental breakfast was going...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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vincent b, Manager at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us! I am also happy to hear that you and your family had a great time at the Caribbean Indoor Water. I am happy to hear that you were satisfied with your room and stay. I look forward to seeing you during your next stay with us!

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

After our visit to Philadelphia we drove 1 hour to Lancaster, Pa. On our educational trip for the kids we wanted them to learn about the Amish Community. We arrived in town and the kids noticed this big yellow and red slides attached to the building. We immediately pulled into the Budget Host Inn & Suites parking lot and inquired. The hotel was connected to the Caribbean Indoor Waterpark. The hotel had a waterpark package which was a one night stay and 4 passes to the indoor waterpark. We had not planned on spending the night but the kids absolutely wanted to stay the night. We checked into a suite which had plenty of space for all of us. The front desk clerk was very good with directions to the local amish attractions. After seeing the farms we went back to the hotel, changed and went straight to the indoor waterpark. It was a lot of fun. We had never knew about this place but we know now and plan to go back again.

Room Tip: Noticed a sign in lobby that they are adding a fitness/computer center and starting Breakfast Jan...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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vincent b, Manager at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us! I am also happy to hear that you and your family had a great time at the Caribbean Indoor Water. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay in one of our suites, a very popular room amongst traveling families, providing 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I look forward to seeing you during your next stay with us!

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Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

This former howard johnson property was in a downward slope until the past year from reviews. It seems the current owner is taking strides to invest. Having worked in hotels i understand it is costly to upgrade everything at once, so little things here and there help. The rooms have new bedding and what looks like former fairfield inn furniture in th rooms. The furniture recycling is a great idea as it adds a more modern look to this property without breaking the bank on solely furniture. The rooms are clean. The rooms are older, yet clean. The 53 dollar rate is worth what you get. The indoor pool looked nice. I read about the new breakfast coming, and that will be a nice addition. There were few people here which is unfortunate. It is better than comperably priced properties in the area. Every staff member was professional and personable. Kamal was one in note who was nice to talk to. I would stay again.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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vincent b, Manager at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us! As you mentioned, we will be offering a free hot breakfast beginning in early 2014. We are also about to open a fitness room and a business center. We have also recently updated our lobby. We are glad to see that you noticed and appreciate our hard work to continue to improve our property. I look forward to seeing you during your next stay with us!

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

It's a water park that cost 12 bucks per person per day. It is not very large but in November (or winter for that matter) it worked for us. The hotel staff was very friendly but the rooms were outdated. The bathroom above ours overflowed and "rained" down on us at 7:30 AM. Not the managements fault though. We stayed 2 nights and the hair was not cleaned from the bath tub. Yes it was my hair but I did not want to clean it while being dripped on from above. Our room was connected to another so we could fit 6 of us. That is perfect when you have 4 children under 10 yrs old. The pull out was on it's last leg and the mattresses not so good. They offer free coffee I saw on the last morning along with muffins but there is a Dunkin Donuts in the same parking lot which is where we went the first morning. It was 20 minutes from the Strasburg train PERFECT! An hour from Hershey also PERFECT! The location can't be beat. Not sure if we would stay there again but we had a great time.

Room Tip: room 104/105 right outside pool and water park
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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vincent b, Manager at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us! I am also happy to hear that you and your family had a great time at the Caribbean Indoor Water. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay in one of our suites, a very popular room amongst traveling families, providing 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I look forward to seeing you during your next stay with us!

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Address: 2100 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602-1110
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 40 Hotels in Lancaster
Price Range: £46 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Budget Host Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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