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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 1735 traveller reviews
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Nice hotel, a bit pricy

17/10/2018 Tara G, Lake Ariel

We were in the area for my son's medical testing at Hershey Medical Center. Location was good. The room was average but we had doors leading to the indoor pool which was awesome. The restaurant was no... more


Beautiful Hotel and Conference Center

15/10/2018 jameslV1732NU, New York

This hotel is a magnificent property in an easy to reach location off of I-83. The attached bar/grill (O'Reilly's) has very good food in a great atmosphere for dining at a table or at the bar. Bartend... more


Great experience!

14/10/2018 Judith R,

Everyone was so welcoming. We were part of a military reunion group. The rooms were well appointed and so quiet. Quiet hours begin at 10pm. The breakfast buffet had lots of choices. Our reunion banque... 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 recent experience at the Central Hotel with the travel community! It was such a pleasure to host you, and the entire 98th Division, during your reunion! We are pleased to hear of your complete satisfaction, and we genuinely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you in the future! Thank you again for sharing your remarks; we appreciate your complete recommendation of the Central Hotel! Warm Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager │the Central Hotel

hotel near Hershey AACA fall antique car show and swap meet

14/10/2018 Ann S,

The Best Western Premier was extremely convenient to major highways (I-83 and PA Rt 39) and only about 9 miles away from the Giant Center, where the AACA event took place; when looking for accommodat... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear AACA Guest, It is such a pleasure to read your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Central Hotel while attending the nearby antique auto show in Hershey, PA! We are proud to serve many attending guests of the event, and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you during future travels through the region! Our convenient location to Hershey, full-service amenities, and exceptional team of hospitality professionals truly differentiate the Central Hotel from alternate lodging accommodations in the area! We are committed to providing our guests with an incredible value, and I am pleased to hear we accomplished just that while providing you with a memorable overnight experience! Thank you for your complete recommendation, and for providing us with an opportunity to serve you! Best Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager │the Central Hotel

SO friendly and welcoming

12/10/2018 ToBeHonesty, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The staff was fantastic. The breakfast buffet offers SO much and tasted so fresh!! This hotel offers so many great amenities. Some people might think it's a little outdated but I personally loved the ... more