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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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What's nearby?


  • 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 1891 traveller reviews
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Definitely Surprised...oh my...

18/09/2019 Brandon M, Washington DC, District of Columbia

There’s nothing like waking up and deciding to embark on an impromptu road trip. I passed through Harrisburg one day and always wanted to visit. My wife and I loaded the car and booked this Best Weste... more



16/09/2019 pattif506,

Just enjoyed a delicious meal in O’Reilly’s Tap Room and Kitchen. I would usually not recommend a hotel’s restaurant, but this one is the exception. I experienced outstanding food and great service; e... more


Exceeded my expectations

16/09/2019 Connie T,

Chose this hotel because of the complimentary airport shuttle and in-house restaurant. I couldn't have been more pleased with the shuttle driver the condition of the shuttle. When I stepped into the l... 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 recommendation of our overnight accommodations to future travelers, and visitors of the Harrisburg, Hershey Region! Thank you for specifically mentioning our unique grand atrium, and large heated indoor pool! More importantly, however, you were well-rested while staying with us; and quality of sleep is surely one of the most important components of an excellent experience! Our team is dedicated to the comfort of our guests, and we thank you again for your complete recommendation! We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel

Hershey RV Show

15/09/2019 stevebr0wn1,

Great place to stay when visiting RV Show or Hershey Chocolate factory. Very central location for dining also. All facilities on site if you didn't want to leave. Very enjoyable stay. Restaurant, swim... 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 providing us with an opportunity to serve you while visiting Hershey for the recent RV show! Our convenient location to Hershey, full-service amenities, and incredible team truly differentiate us from alternate accommodations in the area! We are committed to exceeding the expectations of our guests, and we thank you for recognizing our team’s commitment to hospitality. Best Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel

As Good As It Gets!

12/09/2019 AHappyTraveler52, Black Mountain, North Carolina

From the attractive lobby, to the warm welcome by Steve at the front desk, and at every step throughout the rest of our stay, we were quite satisfied. Our room was quiet, clean, comfortable and attra... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, It is truly a pleasure to learn of your complete satisfaction while staying with us at the Central Hotel! Thank you for your mention of our quiet, clean, and comfortable guest room accommodations! We also appreciate you identifying Steve for his exceptional service; he truly exemplifies hospitality each and every day, and we will be sure to recognize him as well for his outstanding efforts! Thank you again for providing us with the opportunity to serve you! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Kind Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel