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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 1868 traveller reviews
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Very nice hotel for a family.

14/08/2019 lpp4876, Brick, New Jersey

Staff was very pleasant, rooms and hotel were very clean. Good amenities, nice pool and fitness area. Service in restaurant was a bit slow from what I am used to. Good restaurants in area ( we did ... more


Double Charge

12/08/2019 Passenger283536,

The hotel was nice, restaurant was okay. Staff at hotel and restaurant was nice. My big problem with my stay was I paid cash for my stay upon checking in. I gave the desk clerk my credit card for i... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear Ms. BBrown283536, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Central Hotel with the travel community. Our hospitality team is genuine in our efforts to ensure the complete satisfaction of our guests, and we are surprised to hear your frustration remains following resolve of the billing error on Friday afternoon. We once again accept complete responsibility for any inconvenience you experienced as a result of the authorization to your account, and are pleased you were able to enjoy breakfast while we worked to resolve the matter with both the financial institution, and our processor. We certainly understand how frustrating the situation was for you, and we thank you once again for being compassionate, and understanding of the situation. We truly hope to have an opportunity to welcome you during future visits to the Harrisburg, Hershey Region. Should you be returning to the area, please do not hesitate to reach me directly so that I may assist with your experience to ensure your complete satisfaction. Kind Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel

Dog Friendly Hotel & Convenient Location

12/08/2019 Beau040715, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dog friendly hotel! Our Airedale & Welsh Terrier enjoyed it. Conveniently located off I-81/83... nicely appointed rooms. Ask for room not facing highway! Large field/lawn adjacent to parking lot to ... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, We are pleased to hear you found the Central Hotel to be clean and convenient in addition to offering exceptional full-service amenities! We appreciate your recommendation to future travelers, and while our proximity to I-81/83 is convenient for travel, it can also be a distraction for some guests. We recognize a good night’s sleep is reliant on many factors including bed comfort, quality of pillows and linen, room temperature, and of course, quiet accommodations. While we offer several programs at the hotel to support a good night’s rest, we are ultimately responsible to ensure all our guests are comfortable. Our hospitality team is available 24-hours a day to support this effort, and I am certain our leadership team will do the same by assessing our short-term, and long-term initiatives for the property. Thank you once again for providing us with an opportunity to serve you, and man’s best friend! We look forward to another opportunity to exceed your expectations in the very near future! Best Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel

Nice stay

12/08/2019 travelingmom1981, Vestal, New York

This was a great hotel. Free water, coffee and tea all day. There was free popcorn and 50 cent ice cream in the lobby as well. When we called to ask for more towels or blankets they responded quickl... 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 kind words with the travel community! Our team is committed to providing our guests with an exceptional experience through friendly, personalized service and many value added amenities including those you have mentioned! Our diligent housekeeping team aims to fully service all guest rooms between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Should there be a specific service time which will fulfill the needs of our guest, we are pleased to honor time arrangements for service! In the future, please do not hesitate to let us know if we can accommodate any special requests to ensure we exceed your every expectation! Ultimately, we appreciate your recommendation to future visitors of the area, and thank you for providing us with the opportunity to serve you! Warm Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel

Nice room, decent lobby coffee, friendly desk staff

11/08/2019 travelwithtwointow, Parkville, Maryland

The king room was well appointed & the complimentary lobby coffee was surprisingly good for hotel coffee. There was a significant amount of highway noise in the room, and the doors aren't particularly... 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 taking a moment to share your feedback regarding your time at the Central Hotel! We appreciate your specific mention of our well-appointed guest rooms, and friendly team members! We recognize quiet, comfortable accommodations are an absolute guest expectation, and we apologize for any inconvenience you encountered as a result of the nearby highway. In the future, please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our guest services team if we can do anything to improve your comfort! We wish you continued safe travels, and anticipate an opportunity to serve you again soon! Best Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel