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“Nice place to stay when visiting Hershey Park”

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Howard Johnson Inn Hershey
Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Hershey
Baltimore Maryland
2 reviews
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“Nice place to stay when visiting Hershey Park”
Reviewed 6 August 2009

We stayed 2 nights and was plesantly surprised how nice and convenient this place was to the Hershey Attractions. All the other hotels in the area were so pricey when I found this one and it had good ratings I figured we would try it. I'm so glad we did. (All the new renovations were nice, I just hope they keep the place up and don't let it run down like so many other places do). The room was 1 King Bed and 1 Sofabed and was perfect for my husband, 4 year old and myself. The pool area was nice and we were 5 minutes away from Hershey park. Definitely would stay there again. Staff was very nice and accomadating. Definitely reccomend eating at the A&M Italian Restaruant approx. 1 mile up the road (Great pizza, subs and Italian Food at Great prices).

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2009

We stayed for three nights, along with 9 other members of our extended family. The staff was friendly and attentive to our needs, the hotel was clean, and the pool area was really wonderful after a long day at Hershey Park. They are just finishing up an extensive renovation. They have done a beautiful job, and the work still going on was not disruptive at all. The rooms are a bit smaller than newer hotels,but they were fine for what we needed. The proximity to Hershey Park was fantastic. Also, the on-site restaurant was a pleasant surprise.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2009

Even though we had reservations and arrived after the posted checkin time, the room was not ready. The floor was not vacuumed, there were fecal stains in the toilet bowl, and there were not enough towels and wash cloths for our party. The second night we didn't have enough towels again and even worse we had no wash cloths, the floor had not been vacuumed and yesterday's garbage was not removed. After two family members took showers, water from the shower apparently backed up into the sinks to overflowing. It took two calls and forty minutes before the night man responded. He had to call maintenance in from home. He arrived after eleven pm and banged and clanged until one am to rectify the problem. Since we had to be up at six am, we did not get much sleep. Nor did we get much satisfaction from management when we requested a refund. So future quests of HoJo Hershey be forewarned. I wished we had been.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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new york
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Reviewed 28 May 2009

This was the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. Employee Corey, in particular, was a very nasty person who hated his job. The hotel rooms and breakfast room were extremely dirty. Construction was being done in the early hours of the morning right outside our room door. Not a pleasant stay at all. You may be better off staying in your car.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Baltimore MD USA
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Reviewed 23 April 2009

We stayed one night at this establishment during the month of April 2009. We "upgraded" to a room that advertised flat panel TV and pillow top matresses. Upon entering the room, we noticed that TV was a conventional 19" set. This was room 17. The matresses were of the pillow top type . We notified management and they refunded the extra cost of the upgrade without any problems. The room itself was relatively clean. There was a stain on the carpet near the TV. HVAC systems worked fine and the mini-fridge in the room was cold upon arrival. Wireless internet was a bit difficult and slow. Our beds were quite comfortable, however the guests on the second floor above us were rather noisy until about 11pm and started right back up at 6am. I can't fault the hotel for that except for maybe some of the soundproofing may not be adequate.

The restuarant in the hotel seems rather nice. It was a bit pricey for our family of 4 so we didn't use it. We opted for the Hershey Pantry which was within walking distance.

Continental breakfast consisted of mostly cold items. The only warm items were coffee and toast. However, they continued to stock the breakfast well after the 10am cutoff. One downside note is that the breakfast is served in the game room which is a little cramped and noisy.

Overall, considereing the cost of lodging in Hershey, budget minded travelers will find the Howard Johnson an acceptable place to stay. Do bear in mind however, this is not the Ritz Carlton.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn Hershey

Property: Howard Johnson Inn Hershey
Address: 845 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033-1214 (Formerly Spinner's Inn and Restaurant)
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Hershey
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Hershey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Hershey 2*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2 story brick/stucco buildings with 52 guest rooms; interior and exterior entrances - 1 mi away from Hershey attractions. ... more   less 
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