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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 1691 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 1153
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Rating: 1 9

Great Experience for Large Groups

13/08/2018 Kevin F,

This past weekend, we stayed at this hotel with our entire travel soccer team that included 11 families. The hotel was extremely accommodating in providing our team a space to meet. They did a great... more


3 story indoor pool area - Pool view room VERY noisy and smelled of chlorine.

12/08/2018 keidman, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

This hotel is clean and the rooms are nice, but in general this hotel is tired. There are no USB ports in the room to charge cell phones, which have become standard in most hotels. If you don't br... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Dear Senior TA Contributor, Thank you for sharing your observations regarding your recent stay with us at the Central Hotel. We are pleased to hear our team successfully honored your request to be positioned in a poolside room, and we appreciate your mention of our clean, well-maintained accommodations. While poolside rooms may not be the best location for a quiet stay, we understand the importance of providing comfortable, restful accommodations for all our guests, and do have locations throughout the property which are much better suited for a peaceful night. While we are not the newest property in the market, our leadership team works cohesively on the scheduling of property improvement plans to ensure future projects add value to our guests while also addressing building needs. We appreciate your feedback, as the observations and remarks of our guests ultimately provide a vision for our property improvement plans, and your comments will most certainly do the same! We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you again in the future and thank you for providing us with an opportunity to serve you. Kind Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager │the Central Hotel

Fantastic Hotel

09/08/2018 _suetolton, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

We recently stayed at the BW Premier Hotel in Harrisburg for 2 nights and it was absolutely wonderful. This was actually our second time staying here, which is why we returned this time. We were vis... 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 once again selecting us for your overnight accommodations while visiting Central Pennsylvania! It is great to hear our team exceeded your expectations by providing clean, comfortable guest rooms and friendly service! We genuinely appreciate your recommendation to future visitors of the area! We hope to welcome you, and your grandchildren, again soon! Kind Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager │ the Central Hotel

Several hotels in Harrisburg, but this is the only one you should stay at

07/08/2018 Joe S,

I’ve been to this hotel on several different occasions and I love everything about it. The staff is the best here. Most of them are like family to me now. I always get a great rate and even better cus... more


Not the best stay, not the worst either

07/08/2018 hanksmomma, Pennsylvania

We chose to stay here during the Mecum Auto Auction because it was the host hotel. First I should say I believe the management must be phenomenal. The hotel is obviously old, but management has kept t... 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 sincere observations regarding your recent stay at the Central Hotel. Our team is genuine in our efforts to exceed the expectations of our guests. While we appreciate your mention of our convenient location and full-service amenities, we are disappointed to learn that we could have done more to ensure a truly extraordinary stay. It is our responsibility to provide comfortable, quiet accommodations; and I apologize that we unintentionally suggested a location which caused a disturbance in the early morning hours. In the future, please do not hesitate to reach a member of our team, or simply send a quick text to our 24-hour digital concierge who will be happy to assist you! We truly hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back in the future! If I may be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly! Warm Regards, Peter J. Chiccarine, CHA General Manager │ the Central Hotel