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Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

AAA - 3 Diamond

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Discover why Harrisburg and Hershey, PA are top travel destinations when you stay at this premier property near Hersheypark and the Farm Show Complex.

With easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-81 and I-83, the Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center makes it easy to enjoy the areas many attractions. Experience captivating American history at the Civil War Museum, Antique Auto Museum and the Gettysburg Battlefields, or visit an authentic Amish village. This Harrisburg hotel is also the perfect home base for exploring Hersheypark Amusement Park and Hersheys Chocolate World.

Business travelers are also right at home at this Harrisburg hotel, just minutes from downtown Harrisburg and the Harrisburg International Airport, and only 25 miles from Lancaster, PA. The property offers easy access to many local venues and corporations like the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, Giant Center, VFW, J.B. Hunt, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Corporate Lodging Consultants. With a ballroom, 24-hour business center and more than 14,000 square feet of flexible conference space, the property is truly a premier event space in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas.

Completely renovated in 2011 and one of the first premier-level Best Western hotels in the country, the hotel offers resort-like amenities with the flair of a boutique hotel. Every spacious guest room at this Harrisburg hotel can sleep at least four guests and features plush beds, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. With a soaring central Grand Atrium, a large indoor pool and fitness center, and an onsite restaurant, the hotel provides a unique lodging experience for visitors to South Central PA. Experience the unparalleled comfort and friendly service that is sure to make your next visit to Harrisburg unforgettable. Contact the Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center to book your stay today!

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800 E Park Drive
United States
AAA - 3 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


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800 E Park Drive
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  • 11.80 mile(s) from Hershey, Plan a visit for your family to Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth and make sweet memories that will last a lifetime

  • 7.80 mile(s) from Camp Hill, A borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

  • 36.9 mile(s) from Lancaster, Also known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Lancaster is one of the oldest inland towns in the US.

  • 41.7 mile(s) from Gettysburg, Known for Gettysburg National Battlefield, the site of a turning point in the Civil War. The park also displays Civil War artifacts and is home to the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

  • 26.3 mile(s) from Carlisle, Carlisle is located in a highly productive agricultural region and is home to the US Army War College and the Carlisle Car Shows.

  • 207 mile(s) from Pittsburgh, Located at the junction of three rivers, Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges.

  • 82.00 mile(s) from Baltimore, The largest city in the state of Maryland, Baltimore is home to the birthplace of the National Anthem, as well holding a long history as an important seaport.

  • 80.9 mile(s) from Allentown, Home to a wide variety of great attractions, including Dorney Park, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms & IronPigs and the Da Vinci Science Center.

  • 61.1 mile(s) from Reading, From art and jazz festivals to outdoor adventures, Reading has a lot of Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage including traditional foods, museums, and farmers markets.

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Pepsico, A multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation that participates in the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products.

  • 2.40 mile(s) from Nationwide, Offers home, small business and auto insurance, among many other services.

  • 7.10 mile(s) from IBM, A multinational information technology company.

  • 8.2 mile(s) from Anthem, Working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions.

  • 3.5 mile(s) from PPL, An energy company that currently controls about 8,000 megawatts of regulated electric generating capacity in the US and delivers electricity to 10.5 million customers in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Great Britain.

  • 1.10 mile(s) from UPS, United Parcel Services - manage your shipping online and quickly print labels, and track packages.

  • 0.90 mile(s) from UPMC, Offers access to the best hospitals, best doctors, and best customer service for individuals, families, and employer groups.

  • 0.40 mile(s) from PA Medical Society, Advocating, educating, and navigating in the art of medicine on behalf of physicians.

  • 11.90 mile(s) from Snap On Tools, A designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-end tools and equipment for professional use in the transportation industry including the automotive, heavy duty, equipment, marine, aviation, and railroad industries.

  • 7.10 mile(s) from PaTTAN, The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance networks provides a full array of professional development and technical assistance targeted to improving student results.

  • 8.30 mile(s) from Penn State Harrisburg, Also called the Capital College, is an undergraduate college and graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University.

  • 7.00 mile(s) from HACC, A community college, accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • 5.60 mile(s) from Widener University, Widener University Commonwealth Law School is the Pennsylvania capital's only law school, offers an exceptional learning experience that is personal, practical, and professional.

  • 4.80 mile(s) from Harrisburg University, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is one of the leading STEM universities.

  • 89.4 mile(s) from Penn State University, Penn State is a major, public, research university serving Pennsylvania and the global community.

  • 20.00 mile(s) from Elizabethtown College, A private, non-profit residential college.

  • 26.1 mile(s) from Dickinson University, A nationally recognized and highly selective liberal arts college.

  • 25.2 mile(s) from Lebanon Valley College, A private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and dedicated to the liberal arts.

  • 46.70 mile(s) from Shippensburg University, A bachelor's and master's degree granting institution with a rich history of teaching excellence.

  • 15.8 mile(s) from Messiah College, A private, top-ranked Christian college in Pennsylvania, offering 80+ bachelor and master degree programs.

  • 2.8 mile(s) from PA Cyber Charter School, A public cyber charter school and the premier online K-12 educational provider for Pennsylvania students.

  • 9.5 mile(s) from Central Penn College, A career-oriented, baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate, residential college in the suburbs of Harrisburg.

  • 2.80 mile(s) from Bishop McDevitt High, Bishop McDevitt High School is a private, coeducational Catholic high school of the Diocese of Harrisburg, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

  • 0.2 mile(s) from Reach Cyber Charter, A tuition-free online public school in Pennsylvania for grades K-12.

  • 16.2 mile(s) from Cumberland Valley High, A coeducational public high school founded in 1954.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1918 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 1318
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Beautiful property and amazing staff

16/11/2019 LuvMy3LuvBugs,

Rooms were extremely clean and updated. Lobby is gorgeous, but most of all the members of the staff from the front desk, caterers, waitresses, maintenance, and housekeepers went out of there way to ma... more


Amazing hotel

13/11/2019 M8331HFmeganc,

We love this hotel. We like to stay here on our drive from Ontario to Baltimore to catch our cruise. Entryway is beautiful, indoor pool is such a nice layout. Staff is amazing. Rooms are always clean.... more


Wonderful Service

08/11/2019 TiffanyLynnee, Fussa, Japan

Clean, affordable, wonderful service! We used the business center, which is open 24-7, and printed some needed documents for our flight. We also used the shuttle service which was beyond wonderful! O... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate your recognition of our clean, comfortable guest rooms and wonderful team who aim to provide exceptional service! Thank you for providing us with an opportunity to serve you and your family, we genuinely hope to have a second chance to welcome you in the future! Kind Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel

Nice place

08/11/2019 toddkharding, Fairfax Station, Virginia

We stayed while participating in a baseball tournament in Hershey. The pool is huge and the team and siblings enjoyed playing there. Lots of room for everyone. Nice pool deck, too. The arcade was fu... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear Sports Club, Thank you for taking a moment to recommend our full-service accommodations for future guests, and Sports Teams, participating in sporting events in the Harrisburg, Hershey Region! Our convenient location, full-service amenities, and unique grand atrium truly differentiate our facility from alternate hotels in the area! We regret to hear, however, that we uncharacteristically were unable to quickly resolve the TV concern during a critical MLB post season game! We appreciate your report of the incident, and have since resolved the minor software issue on the guest room TV! Thank you again for recommending our facilities to future guests, and teams visiting the area! We wish you continued success as your season draws to and end, and hope to welcome you and the Long Island Royals again in the future! Kind Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel

Good stopover hotel.

07/11/2019 Karen A,

We weren’t there long. The pool was lovely. No safe in the room. No breakfast included. Coffee available in the morning. Received 10% off our meal in the Irish pub. Food was good. Close to Hershey. Pr... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your one-night stay with the travel community! We are pleased you were able to enjoy our full-service restaurant, O’Reilly’s Taproom & Kitchen, during your short time with us, as well as our large, heated indoor pool! Although breakfast is not included in the guest room, we are pleased to offer an extensive full hot breakfast buffet in addition to several ala carte options to make certain our guests are provided with a variety of options to start their day. Additionally, all hotel guests are provided with an exclusive $4 savings off the menu price for our full hot breakfast buffet. We also regret to hear your difficulty in locating the in-room safe, which is a standard amenity in all our guest rooms, and is located on the shelf in the closet! In the future, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our guest service team if there is anything, we can do to enhance your experience with us! Thank you once again for sharing your feedback with the travel community! Best Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel