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"We didn't like that we paid for a king room and we only got a queen. Other than that the hotel was wonderful. We'll go back again. The inside pool was ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 12 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

3-star hotel with an indoor pool, connected to the convention center

Close to airport

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Harrisburg hotel, you'll find Kohl Memorial Park and National Civil War Museum. Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace and Appalachian Brewing Company are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free shuttle, parking

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Free train station pick-up is offered as well.

Comfy beds, flat-screen TVs

The 174 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and microwaves offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include iPod docks, room service, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$99* Per night/room May 31 - Jun 1

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, Poolside

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center ratings based on 49 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

Everyone (12) Couples (1) Family (6)
5 out of 5
We didn't like that we paid for a king room and we only got a queen. Other than that the hotel was wonderful. We'll go back again. The inside pool was great and the water was very nice.

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 24, 2020 by Chelsea Goshert, Rooms Manager

Thank you again for sharing your comments, as it is through our guests’ observations, and remarks that we will continue to improve our services!

2 out of 5
I was at this hotel for my grandson’s hockey tournament 10/25-10/27. I arrived at 1 pm, unable to accommodate early check in. I was unable to book my room through the block of rooms they had set aside due to not having any rooms left and they would not give a breakfast voucher for me to attend the buffet with my grandson’s team. I did go but had to pay cash. On top of not getting the discount having to pay more for breakfast was insulting when I paid more for the room. Also the air conditioner/fan did not work in my room so sleeping was too warm and uncomfortable.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 31, 2019 by Chelsea Goshert, Rooms Manager

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experiences at the Central Hotel. We are committed to providing our guests with comfortable accommodations and we are disappointed to learn that we fell short during your most recent stay with us. When group blocks are created, our sales team sets an agreement with the group contact to hold a certain number of rooms aside until a few weeks before the arrival date. Once those rooms are booked, guests may book other available rates directly with our hotel. We do offer a hot breakfast buffet each morning which is generally not included with the rate however is discounted $4 for our hotel guests. I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.

5 out of 5
I have stay at this hotel many times. It is nice and convenient

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 18, 2019 by Chelsea Goshert, Rooms Manager

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

2 out of 5
Rundown. Safe in room was broken so immediately felt uncomfortable. Hotel staff could be heard cursing up a storm while cleaning other guests rooms while I walked by with my children, never let them clean my room after that. Mold in shower. Light broken in bathroom. There are so many options around Hershey, stay somewhere else

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 17, 2019 by Chelsea Goshert, Rooms Manager

Our team is truly committed to ensuring our guests experience clean, comfortable, safe accommodations and I truly apologize that we did not exceed your expectations during your most recent stay. We appreciate your invaluable observations.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 31, 2019 by Chelsea Goshert, Rooms Manager

Thank you for the review!

5 out of 5
Wonderful lobby.............. ......................

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 29, 2019 by Chelsea Goshert, Rooms Manager

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5
Easy to locate. Staff was very helpful and room was clean quiet and comfortable.

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019

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5 out of 5
Hotel amenities there, with good restaurant. First night was on highway side and too noisy. Staff met my request for room change with no resistance, during a sold out time. Second room was poolside and excellent. Received texts from staff inquiring on room satisfaction, very nice.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Oct 14, 2018

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3 out of 5
While my room was comfortable it could definitely have used some tending to. The ceiling was pulling apart from the walls in bathroom and bedroom areas. Definitely not worth $500. This would be a last resort hotel for me.

Posted by , from DMV on Jul 23, 2018

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5 out of 5
Pros: I liked the fitness room. It was good to be able to continue my exercise routine while I was away from home.
Cons: The front desk personnel appeared to take seriously the one room maintenance issue I mentioned at checkout (a broken outlet cover behind the armchair)
Location: We were visiting family nearby, but I saw there was plenty to do in the area.
Everything was great, from booking to checkout. I was informed of all terms and conditions when I booked. The front desk staff person was friendly and helpful upon our arrival, and there was hot coffee and ice water available in the lobby. The lobby itself was quite attractive and inviting, and it was nice to have a dining facility attached in case we needed it. Our room looked nice and was very clean; it was also plenty big enough for our family. It was nice to have the option of using the pool after we checked in. The darkening drapes muffled the sounds from the families using the pool even though our room overlooked it. It was a pleasant change to have the ventilation duct more centrally located in the room and up high, rather than having a unit blowing air from one end of the room at bed-level. Although the coffee maker was a little difficult to locate at first, it was cleverly stored and provided a good couple of cups of coffee to get us started in the morning. (I appreciated the complimentary bottle of water, which I used to make our coffee.) The bathroom was roomy and well-stocked with amenities, and the water pressure and spray from the bathtub fixture made for a relaxing shower. I liked the fact that the TV remote was disinfected between guests. As one who is concerned about the environment, I approved of the absence of plastic bags in the trash cans; I saw that there were cleanable liners instead. Check-out was quick and easy. It was a relaxing time!!

Posted by , from Bear, DE on Apr 4, 2017

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About the Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

Location 800 E Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 17000 square feet (1530 square meters) and includes a conference center. An indoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service are free. Free self parking is available. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out. This 3-star Harrisburg hotel is smoke free.

  • 174 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 17000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1530 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Harrisburg, PA (MDT-Harrisburg Intl.) (15.7 km / 9.8 mi)
  • Train station: Harrisburg Transportation Center (9.2 km / 5.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center offers 174 accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

OReillys Taproom - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 30 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staffed front desk
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 25.00

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 30 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Central Hotel
  • Best Western Premier
  • Best Western Premier Central
  • Best Western Premier Central Harrisburg
  • Best Western Premier The Central Hotel Conference Center
  • Best Western Premier Central Hotel Harrisburg
  • Hotel Best Western Central
  • Hotel Premier Best Western
  • Premier Best Western Hotel
  • Premier Hotel Best Western
  • Best Western Premier The Central Hotel Harrisburg
  • Best Western Premier The Central Hotel And Conference Center
  • Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center Hotel

You should know

  • Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center offers transfers from the airport and train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.