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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
United States

What's nearby?


  • 8.00 mile(s) from Hershey

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Camp Hill

  • 25.00 mile(s) from York

  • 25.00 mile(s) from Lancaster

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Carlisle

  • 35.00 mile(s) from Gettysburg

  • 45.00 mile(s) from Baltimore, Maryland

  • 76.00 mile(s) from Allentown

  • 100 mile(s) from Philadelphia

  • 150 mile(s) from Pittsburgh

  • 0.01 mile(s) from PA Medical Society, organization associated with multiple medical groups around the country

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Wellpoint Health Network, government health insurance

  • 2.00 mile(s) from PPL/Exelon, PA Power and Light

  • 2.00 mile(s) from UPS, United Parcel Services

  • 3.00 mile(s) from PATTAN Harrisburg

  • 3.00 mile(s) from AFLAC, health insurance

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Tyco, engineering company

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Snap On Tools, sell over 14,000 quality tools

  • 8.00 mile(s) from Nationwide, insurances

  • 10.00 mile(s) from IBM, computer services

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Penn State University, Harrisburg campus in Middletown

  • 5.00 mile(s) from HACC, Harrisburg main campus for Harrisburg area Community College

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Dickson University, Harrisburg campus

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Elizabethtown College, main campus

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Dickinson University, college and law campus

  • 40.00 mile(s) from Shippensburg University, main campus

  • 75.00 mile(s) from Penn State Main Campus, college and law campus

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1765 traveller reviews
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Nice and Conveniently Located Hotel

17/12/2018 Liaquat A, Tulsa, Oklahoma

This is a great hotel. You’d notice a large, beautiful and elaborate lobby area as soon as you walk in. It has a nice tile work. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, a restaurant and banquet area. T... more


Most relaxing stay

10/12/2018 Cruiser48928394024, Baltimore, Maryland

the King room was very spacious. Very clean and comfortable. The staff were all happy, well kept and very attentive to my needs. The ball room was clean and set perfect for our company christmas pa... 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 complete satisfaction at the Central Hotel! We appreciate your specific mention of our attentive, happy team members! Our incredible team of hospitality professionals represent a true service culture each and every day, and we thank you for recognizing our efforts. We are pleased you, and your colleagues, enjoyed your holiday gathering! We wish you a very happy holiday season, and look forward to an opportunity to welcome you again in the future! Warm Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager │the Central Hotel

Just an overall bad experience

10/12/2018 Stay65920864625, Douglassville, Pennsylvania

The reservation for a group was not correct. The room heater did not work. Children were running and screaming in the hallway on the third floor at midnight. We ended up leaving extremely early in mor... 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 you taking the time to share your experience at the Central Hotel with the travel community. We regret to hear of your recent uncharacteristic overnight stay with us while attending a holiday gathering with colleagues, and friends. As I mentioned during our conversation, we accept fault for any rooming list confusion you faced upon arrival to the hotel. Ultimately, it is our responsibility to ensure we are prepared to welcome our guests whether reservation changes are submitted 30 minutes, or 30 days, prior to arrival. I am confident our team will leverage the feedback you have provided to ensure our readiness to welcome all guests with the utmost level of hospitality. We genuinely appreciate your comments, as it is through the remarks of our guests that we will continue to improve upon our full-service accommodations. We anticipate an opportunity to welcome you and your colleagues again in the future. Should you encounter any issues during your time with us, such as your most recent experience, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team during your stay so that we may work to ensure your complete satisfaction and comfort. We thank you for providing us with an opportunity to serve you, and truly anticipate an opportunity to exceed your expectations during future events at the Central Hotel. Happy Holidays, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager │the Central Hotel

Conference at hotel

10/12/2018 773kurtc, Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Great place to have a small conference. Everything was very convenient. Staff was very professional and friendly. Went out of their way to take care of things. Free internet!! Had the breakfast buffe... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear Conference Guest, Thank you for recommending our superior service, professional team, and ideal conference space for future meetings and events in the Harrisburg area! Our meeting and event coordinators, Jessica Dickey and Elizabeth Smith, truly are two of the most professional and knowledgeable individuals in the industry. Their commitment to communicating the fine details of each event to our operations team truly differentiates our facility, and we are appreciative of their outstanding efforts! Thank you for your complete recommendation of the Central Hotel; we wish you a very happy holiday season! Happy Holidays, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager │the Central Hotel

Our "go to" hotel in Harrisburg

03/12/2018 Menzrob, Oxford, Pennsylvania

We enjoy this hotel (and its adjoining restauran/pub) so much it's not only the only place we choose to stay in Harrisburg, we're now delibertly looking for excuses to go to Harrisburg so we can stay ... more