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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
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 717/561-2800
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 1780 traveller reviews
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100% Above and Beyond

13/02/2019 ToBeHonesty, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Words cannot describe how great my stay was. This was my second time at this hotel. I was genuinely impressed and shocked at how far this staff goes to make you feel comfortable, welcome, satisfied, a... more


Nice hotel!

11/02/2019 ChristineT12345, Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Hotel was clean, modern and well maintained. The front desk staff were all very helpful. The breakfast buffet at O'Reilly's was great! Large pool and fitness center. Game room and a laundry on sit... more


The only place to stay at the GAOS.

11/02/2019 michaelrN4880EO, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania

Great stay at a busy show. Great staff. Always evolving shuttle service. The food was great. Breakfast outstanding. People can’t help you enough. When you have long days at a show it’s great to have a... more


Great so far. Above and beyond

07/02/2019 michaelr431, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

I came Thursday 1/31 and has been 1 week so far. Here for GAOS working. The food is great. The shuttle is great and improved this year. Hotel and staff extremely helpful. 4 more days to go. More to co... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear GAOS Vendor – Thank you for sharing your positive feedback regarding your current experience with us! Our team is committed to exceeding the expectations of our guests, and we thank you for your observations! Our Central location, full-service amenities, and superior service position the Central Hotel as the premier overnight venue for guests visiting the area! As it relates to the GAOS each year, our timely shuttle transportation to and from the complex, full-service restaurant, and hassle-free parking differentiate us from alternate locations. We thank you for your continued patronage, and truly look forward to welcoming you again in 2020! Best Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel

Excellent Accommodations and Service!!!!

07/02/2019 Y4754PVmarch,

Really my favorite hotel in the area. Nice, clean rooms, pool, and excellent restaurant/ bar attached. Kristy took great care of us and gave us lots of info that we will use to book next year's stay, ... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear Loyal Guest - Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your time with us at the Central Hotel! We appreciate your recognition of our clean rooms, large heated indoor pool, and attached full-service restaurant, O’Reilly’s Taproom & Kitchen! We thank you for providing us with an opportunity to serve you, and anticipate an opportunity to welcome you again soon! Kind Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager | the Central Hotel