Rated 5 out of 5 by JulieHS Clean, Convenient and Comfy!
I stayed here for a convention and found the hotel to meet my needs in nearly all regards. My only inconvenience were the electrical plugs. Only two accessible in the room and everything we plugged in one of them fell out. The bathroom had one but the plugs did not hold tightly anything we plugged in it either. Fortunately we found the one that fold up out of the desk/table in the room.
Had a issue at check in using a debit card when checking in....DO NOT EVERY DO THIS AT ANY HOTEL. They put a "hold" on the amount which as I was sharing the room and only paid half...took nearly all my money for our stay. The manager on duty was GREAT and fixed it up for me and I got the money back immediately after working with my bank. The check in person should have told me and I specifically asked him about this when I gave him the card. Beds VERY comfortable, everything clean, conveinient and comfy! Would stay there again but the hwys around Harrisburg are crazy! They make no sense. Not the hotels fault though and they are right by what I GUESS! is one of the major hwys. Thank goodness for GPS!
October 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by VeryUnhappyGuest Very unpleasant staff
The staff at the bar and restaurant was the worst ever! They made you feel like you were intruding and very unwelcomed. It was very bizarre!
Variety of drinks were limited. Food was "just ok".
There sink did not work in our bathroom. The bathroom ceiling was disgusting; paint all bubbled and peeling.
There was a stain on the wall by the bad. Not something you really want to see when your getting into the sheets!
I would defiantly not go back to this hotel.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rummy comfort
Hotel is a comfortable setting and is the perfect for a mom to get away alone and enjoy the bed, tv and cozy atmosphere.
October 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by TETraveller03062 Pricy & Smelly Room & Noisy Kids
For nearly $ 100 USD a night, this is definitely not a place for any business traveller to stay, especially in the summer. My company has a contract price with this hotel but I guess you get what you pay for. The room was smelling like a gym when I first walked in. Then it was dirty and dust bunnies I could see underneath the old and noisy air-conditioner. The worst part was, because of its vincinity to Hershey Park, I could hear kids through the wall.
June 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by linny Third Visit and Third Error
First visit about 7 weeks ago and TV did not work in room. Had to call front desk sent 2 gentlemen up to fix, however it took 20 minutes. Not sure why they didn't move my room. Second visit 4 weeks ago, checked in went up to room had baby crib and pull out bed in room. Called front desk sent someone, however it was a woman and my husband had to help her? Third visit 2 days ago, got up in the morning and TV not working again. Gave up on calling front desk.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kathy23 great hotel, near everything
We thought the hotel staff was great, very attentive and friendly. The hotel was near to everything, so we really liked that. The only thing we had a problem with if at all, was the pool could have been alittle cleaner, it was kinda of "foggy" at times. But the pool was nice as far as privacy goes, with not worrying about people from the street looking in. It was in a private setting. The room was clean and beds were very comfortable. I would stay again.
October 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by TomOhio Hotel Under Renovation - Very dirty right now
We stayed for two nights and the first they gave us, which was a Preferred Guest room, was very musty and has a strange wet smell to it. Sounds strange but we were concerned with mold because my wife's allergies started to act up. Also the fridge did not work. They moved us to another room; only to be a on floor where they were redoing the hallways - very dusty and dirty with stuff scattered in the hallways (not very save for children).
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chopper33 Great service
Thanks very much to the patient reservationist and front desk manager who assisted us when we needed to get our college aged daughter a room for a night as her flight had been cancelled. they focused on our needs and went to work to find a way to help.
October 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gerardrites912 great stay
great hotel. have stayed here the past 3 years while traveling to hershey park with my family. rooms are clean, staff is accommodating, and in a great area. my only complaint is the pull out sofa bed and refrigerator. pull out sofa extremely uncomfortable, the coils dig into your back. the mini fridge in the room was leaking water. there was a puddle in the cabinet its in. other than that, plan on staying here again when we visit hershey park.
August 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ion0405 A nice hotel with great staff
We've been staying at this hotel for the last 4 years while going to Hersheypark. We love the pool and the attention given by the staff. Everybody tries very hard to make you feel comfortable and cater to your needs. The hotel needs a bit of revamping, especially in some of the common areas, but it looks this is happening as we speak (carpet changed, some painting work). Overall a very nice property with great staff and management.
July 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by EarlyFlight13 Noisy Rooms
When we got to the room, there were fans drying the carpet and the room smelled wet, musty and of cigar smoke. We tracked down an employee who contacted the front desk which seem to argue w/the employee about the condition of the room; we got another room down the hallway, a repairman walked in the room to repair the wallpaper as we were waiting for new room keys. This guy was pleasant and recommend a nice place to eat. For the price of $209 per night, it had a very noisy air conditioner which did drown out the next door rooms of toilets flushing, showers running, hanging up clothes on the rod, doors slamming shut and kids running and screaming in the hallway when the air conditioner was running. When it wasn't running, don't expect to get any sleep especially if you have an early flight out of Harrisburg airport. Also for the price, the sheets shouldn't be hard and noisy. We did not use the amenities, although the pool looked nice from the hallway window.
September 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chris2012 Below Average Again
I have been coming to this hotel annually for over 10 years. Over the past few years there have been numerous problems. This trip was no exception, as the cleaning staff forgot to make up the room one night (I had to go to the front desk where I was handed towels and given an apology) and there was an elevator out (only 2 in a ten story building to begin with) for 2 days. Why go there? It is close to Hershey and it has an indoor/outdoor pool.
August 27, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Leadfoot Poorly Maintained
There is a laundry list of issues with this hotel - The ice machine on our floor was broken. We called it in to the Front Desk, but it was never fixed by the time we left. The TV operated erratically, with at least one channel missing audio. The pool was over-chlorinated. The general cleanliness of the hotel was lacking. The bed was WAY too soft and the pillows were a joke. Hot tub was unavailable. All of the above reflects poor management.
August 17, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by njb58 Cleanliness
I was very surprised about a number of cleanliness issues at this location. We arrived at about 4pm. when we reached the 10th floor, there were dishes with half eaten food, partially full glasses etc in front of 1/2 the doorways. Many appeared to have been there since morning. There was food left in our fridge from prior guest. Also, the hallway smelled aweful. I believe it was the rug & smelled of old mold and cigarerettes and rotten food.
August 29, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by MurphFam Totally disappointed
When your children say that "this hotel sure isn't as nice as the other Sheratons we've stayed at" says a lot! The hotel is in need of some renovations/updates. The staff could be more customer friendly and quite a few times we came across staff whose comprehension of English needed some improvement before placing them in active roles with public. I also had reservation troubles. Definitely NOT worth the points required for stay.
June 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SPGnonmember Why be a Starwood Preferred Guest?
I have stayed at this hotel several times thi year and not once did I get any of the benefits associated with being a Gold member. No upgrade to the best room available; no club access not even the room I reserved (King, only to get Queen). I dont even get a SPG Guest Room? On multiple occassions I have been put on the 2-3 level to get the King bed, yet my profile clrealy states a high floor. I think you prefer conference guests over SPG
September 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by coasterjunky Annual Hershey Park trip
Have been staying here the last 5 years for the family get together at Hershey Park.
Arrival starts in the parking lot where we have never been located far from the front door. Next, the front desk staff great you with a smile and a "may I help you?". They do their best to accomadate my group of 16 with four rooms (connecting when available).
The rooms have always been clean and extremely comfortable, from room temperature to pillows and beds.
The staff does an excellent job making the beds and leaving fresh towels. They have always come through with any additional items we may have needed.
I would highly reccomend staying here anytime you are in the area. Many things nearby to do from eateries to train rides, and caves to The Bass Pro Shop.
The Sheraton Harrisburg is my benchmark for what a great hotel should be!
Thank you for a GREAT stay!!!.
July 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by WhaleBoy Nice hotel, great staff
We arrived on a random to Tuesday to find that our visit coincided with the Rite-Aid Suppliers Convention. The hotel was at 95% occupancy. Being that our room was not available the staff graciously upgraded us to a suite. Throughout our stay the staff was great, from promptly delivering a crib to room service. The one knock is that the hotel overall did seem a little past it's prime (not shabby, just a little worn around the edges).
October 26, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by ThisWorkinMom nice but a couple issues..
Lovely hotel & friendly staff - but outside lighting in the parking lot is nearly non-existent. Unloading the car was difficult @ night upon my arrival, plus it was a bit creepy/unsafe as a solo biz woman.
My room was clean except for the bathroom which contained a used bar of soap in the tub area & a wet bath mat. Yuck.
September 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Traveler Assorted issues
The problems began upon check in. A PO was sent but they needed my credit card to secure the room. This was not resolved until I checked out. I was checked out and locked out of my room Tried a second key, did not work. Gave me access to my room by allowing me to have the adjoining room. Suggested that I move my things. I told them that I would not. TV did not work.
Manager did provide 20 dollars towards dinner at my request.
March 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disgusted100 Terrible hotel
Upon arriving I instantly felt uneasy. The outside of the hotel is not very pleasing. The lobby was a little nicer and I was pleasantly surprised. Upon check in I had to show my confirmation email bc they still ad me in system as staying 5 nights when I had already changed it to a one night stay. I basically had to prove it. The reception was ver rude and condescending. I had zero help with my luggage, which was a lot. The hotel was very warm no ac at all. The bathrooms were disgusting and moldy. The vent needs to be cleaned in the bathroom. The restaurant had terrible service. Lip stick on the wine glasses. Waiter and waitresses were extremely slow!! I was here for my daughters dance competition. A lot of other mothers were complaining as well. Oh and my sheets and blanket had stains on it!!!! How gross. I will never go back to this hotel even if it was free!!!
July 15, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by randy44 Problem with bed Sheets
I went to go to bed and I noticed a big blood spot on the bed sheets. Very dispointed.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bodyman930 Outstanding Staff
I have traveled and stayed at a lot of hotels and I must say that your staff was the best I have ever encountered.
October 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by clegg27 this is the worst hotel i have stayed in
I found the staff to be extremely nasty, the hotel is a dump - the airconditioning unit fell off the wall, there is dirt and garbage in the hall - the bathroom smelled horrible - and like mildew - the towels were not clean, the pillows had a horrible smell, and the wall unit did not work to maintain a comfortable temperature - I would NEVER recommend this hotel to anyone - nor would I EVER stay here again - EVER
August 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Michael51 Could be a nice hotel
When we came into our room, the first thing we noticed was that our sheets were not clean. Next, our keys to the executive lounge did not work. When we did gain access, there was no host(ess) on duty. Food looked like it had been there for at least a day. (Same for next morning's breakfast.) Fitness facility equipment in poor repair. This hotel has the feeling of a place that is a step away from bankruptcy.
December 8, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Picky1 Disappointed this time
I've been staying here for most of my trips to Harrisburg, and have been a Platinum Starwood member in the past.
This time, I noticed the hotel seeming a bit worn;my room smelled musty soon as I opened door. The desk/tables needed dusting, and the wallpaper was peeling from the wall near the window. I notified Front Desk, and he offered to change my room, but I was already unpacked and it was only 1 night.
December 2, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Andrew100 Hotel is tired and not been maintained.
This hotel is aged, tired, and clearly the staff or management does not care. Checked with my son and was supposed to have 2 dbles, and was given a king. We moved to 2nd room and the room had intese smell of mold, 2 lights did not work, and clock was unplugged. Clearly issues that should have been reported by housekeeping. Moved to 3rd room, non SPG floor, and bathroom fan made loud noise antime light was on. Again, an issue that should have been recognized before giving room to guest. In addition, 1 of the 2 elevators did not work at all and 2nd elevator was extraordinarily slow. Hall carpets were dirty throughout the 3 hallways we were on. Met with General Mgr and he could not have cared less about any of the issues. Only said ' Thanks for bringing it to my attention". I am a 100% SPG traveler but ther are pleanty of other options in the area and all at more competitive rates.
July 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RK2012 Decent hotel, great service
This was my first stay at the Hershey Sheraton. I have been a SPG Platinum member for many years and have stayed at many Sheraton properties. While the property is not comparable to some of the newer hotels (esp. with one of the elevators not working), they made it up in service. The front desk staff was courteous and welcoming. The restaurant staff did a phenomenal job despite a very busy breakfast crowd.
August 15, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by RobMc updating needed
I didn't expect a 5 star hotel as I have stayed here before. But the rooms seem a little worn and could be cleaner. The staff was great but the hotel is in need of updating. Very drafty window, hot tub was extremely hot in pool area, the treadmills were not operational except one and there was a line of people waiting. It snowed but the sidewalks and lot did not appear to be cleared as well as could be.
December 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by None1234321 As advertised
We stayed overnight for a wedding at the hotel. Everything from my viewpoint went off without a hitch. There was also a youth hockey tournament in the area that filled the hotel with participants but they never seemed to overtake the place. We had a very nice stay. A very nice room discount was given for being with the wedding.
September 2, 2013