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Country Inn and Suites Harrisburg West
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Mechanicsburg
Philadelphia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Strike Out”
Reviewed 24 July 2006

This seemingly new and normal off the beaten path suites hotel
was deceiving.

Strike 1: We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite with 2 queen beds. One of the beds was missing a top sheet.

Strike 2: The first floor pool area, although sufficient, over looked the busy highway. Not a great view if you were there for some relaxing down time. They could've put up blinds, trees, or a higher fence between the building and highway.

Strike 3: We settled into bed (without the top sheet) to the constant buzz of highway traffic. We would expect this noise from mid town Manhattan, not the suburbs of Harrisburg.

Strike 4 (poetic licence): After a poor night's sleep, I thought a cup of coffee at the complimentary breakfast buffet would wake me up. Boy did it - my coffee curdled after adding half and half.

This was the only available hotel suite we could find in the area. Next time, I'd drive another 30 minutes to a decent place.

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PAHARWES, Director of Sales at Country Inn and Suites Harrisburg West, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Dear Guest,

We have made a lot of changes since your stay, so please come visit us again!
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Michigan
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2005

Stayed here while dropping son off at Messiah College. Room was clean and comfortable. Rates were ok; breakfast so-so.
When I called to stay during Family Weekend, the lady gave me the weekend rate and I said, "Oh, no! That's too much! Is that the best you can do?" She put me on hold, came back and gave me the same rate as the last time, "since you stayed with us before." This time got a N/S King room instead of two queen beds (which beats two doubles any day!) Will post how that room was later. All in all, folks there very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2005, travelled on business
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4 Thank SCBMichigan
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PAHARWES, Director of Sales at Country Inn and Suites Harrisburg West, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Dear Guest:

Thank you for your review. We will always be happy to accomodate affiliates of Messiah College at the Messiah college rate.
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Syracuse, NY
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Reviewed 10 August 2005

We were VERY impressed by this hotel! The front desk staff was extremely helpful with directions and ideas for things to do in the area. We had a regular room with 2 queen beds, and we found it to be extremely clean and spacious. We were especially impressed with the cleanliness of the bathroom and shower, and the size of the towels was quite generous compared with those at other hotels we've stayed at. We really enjoyed the pool and hotub, although the hotub was a little too warm for our liking. Complimentary breakfast was good, too. We also were able to borrow a book from the lending library and receive a special backpack with goodies, which our 5 year old loved! This hotel is about 25 minutes from Hershey Park, and 30 minutes from Gettysburg and is a nice alternative to the expensive hotels in those areas. We had a AAA rate of $89 a night, which was exceptional in our opinion! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2005
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6 Thank KAYLIN1
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PAHARWES, Director of Sales at Country Inn and Suites Harrisburg West, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. The Read-it-Return-it library is always something everyone loves, and we are glad you did too. It has been a while-- please come visit us again!
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Reviewed 7 August 2005

New, clean, friendly, very reasonable price, delicious breakfirst, ....

  • Stayed August 2005
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3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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PAHARWES, Director of Sales at Country Inn and Suites Harrisburg West, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Dear Guest:

Thank you for your review! Please come again to visit!
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Northern NJ, USA
Level 5 Contributor
32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2005

If you are used to Embassy Suites or Residence Inn by Marriott for your suite hotel, this will be a little below your standards. However, it is cheaper by about $35 per night, depending upon your travel date.

This hotel is about 15 min. or so from Hershey Park, and about 30 min. from the Lancaster PA-area attractions. It is new (Spring 2005) and nice. The decor is kind of a "country Victorian" theme.

When you walk in, there is an impressive staircase leading to the second floor, but if you have toddlers, they will be fascinated and want to run up it. To the left is the breakfast area, which is too small for all the guests, but serves hand-made waffles (you do it), cereal, donuts, toast, yogurt, fruit, etc.
To the right is the front desk, and the area is so small that people can barely walk through. There is a beautiful fireplace (once again, watch your toddlers as you are checking in), with a cozy sitting area with a couch and wing chairs. The staff will loan you or your chapter-book reading kids a book if you like. (When we were there they had a special on Willy Wonka [Johnny Depp] books.)

The pool is indoor and small-ish but very warm, about 92 degrees when we were there. There is a hot tub. Please bring water shoes, because the floor is tiled, and *EXTREMELY* slippery when your feet are wet. Towels are provided in a bin by the door.

Vending machines and ice complete the amenities. Rooms have hair dryers with a night light, but the bathrooms are so small you have to step in, stand beside the toilet, and turn around before you can shut the door.

The pullout sofa bed has to be entered and exited from the end, since the sides have a wing chair and the TV armoire blocking them (very narrow!). There is a desk, a fridge, and a microwave. For some reason, although there are three lamps in the "living room," the bulbs they decided to use are extremely dim!!

The bedroom door locks (don't let your toddler lock you out of the bedroom as mine did!!). There is a closet with real hangers. The bedroom windows open. Unfortunately the walls are paper thin and you can hear guests out in the hall, and the traffic noise for us was unbearable (Route 15). There are some fast food restaurants near-ish, but no restaurant in the hotel itself.

Overall a nice stay if your family is small. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Apparently it is Country Inn's policy to call your room approx. one hour after you check in, so if you have put your toddlers to bed (as we had), unplug the phone that is nearest to them or it will disturb them.

  • Stayed June 2005
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7 Thank I_love_baking
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PAHARWES, Director of Sales at Country Inn and Suites Harrisburg West, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Dear Guest:

Thank you for your very detailed review. Because this was in 2005, we have made a lot of changes since then including:

-bigger bathroom
-new lightbulbs; eco-friendly and bright
-double paned windows to surpress the traffic noise on the one side of the building
-general rennovations (paint, beds, etc.)

We hope that you will visit again and we will be able to exceed your expectations.
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Reviewed 23 February 2005

For two years we have been searching for a nice "suite" hotel in the Harrisburg area since our son attends school out there. This hotel is brand new and it appeared that the paint had just dried when we arrived. Roundtop ski resort is located 10 miles down the street and the front desk sells discount tickets.

Being brand new, the room was immaculate. Even though the hotel is located very close to Rt. 15 it seemed to be well insulated because the traffic noise did not keep us up at night. The full continental breakfast was outstanding and the front desk staff was very friendly and helpful.

We will definately be staying there from now on whenever we visit our son.

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15 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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PAHARWES, Director of Sales at Country Inn and Suites Harrisburg West, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. It's been a long time, and I'm sure you have been staying with us, and hope that we still meet your expectations!
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Additional Information about Country Inn and Suites Harrisburg West

Property: Country Inn and Suites Harrisburg West
Address: 4943 Gettysburg Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-4816 (Formerly Centerstone Inn & Suites Mechanicsburg)
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Mechanicsburg
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Mechanicsburg
#5 Business Hotel in Mechanicsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn and Suites Harrisburg West 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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Centrally located between Hershey, Gettysburg & Carlisle. ... more   less 
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