The Hotel Hershey

Placed at the very top of the town of Hershey is one of the most famous hotels in America. With 276 well-appointed guest rooms, 48 separate cottages and a total of 25,000 square feet of function and event space, The Hotel Hershey is known for the signature service, luxurious amenities and overall elegance that make it a destination that’s one-of-a-kind.

This hotel has already been the distinguished recipient of both AAA Four-Diamond and Forbes Four-Star Awards.

The Hotel Hershey is also part of a larger community of official Hershey Park Resorts, which means that guests who stay at The Hotel Hershey, along with those at the Hershey Lodge and Hershey Camping Resort, get exclusive resort benefits, such as:

Free shuttle service to and from Hersheypark – guest room keys will give access to a host of destinations including Zoo America, Hershey Story, Hershey Lodge, Hershey Gardens, Devon Seafood, Houlihan’s, Hershey Country Club, Hershey Park Stadium, Giant Center, Cocoa Beanery and the Hershey Park Arena.

Discounted Rates on a wide selection of features – guests get better prices on Hersheypark tickets and Breakfast at the Park. There are also complimentary tickets to the Hershey Gardens as well as the Hershey Story’s Museum Experience.

Exclusive Access to the Park – this includes early access to some of the park’s rides and three and a half hours of fun the night before the reserved stay. Guests will also get the chance to purchase a limited Sweet Access Pass, rent Cabanas by the Hershey Park Boardwalk and access golf courses at the Country Club.

»The Hotel Hershey Rooms and Suites

The Hotel Hershey Rooms and Suites

Well-appointed and well-detailed, every single one of the 276 guest rooms has complete amenities, breathtaking views and unique features to meet every guest’s needs. They are categorized into three different types of rooms, namely the Guest Rooms, Suites and the Woodside Cottages.

Guest Rooms boast a lot of historical character with their paintings, photographs and other décor while still providing the comforts of a modern home. King and Queen Guest Rooms have areas between 220 to 340 square feet while the Premium King Guest Rooms are as wide as 500 square feet.

The Suites, on the other hand, have a more individual feel to them because they’re inspired by specific people for which the suites were named after. The Milton Hershey Suite, that is filled with Milton Hershey’s artwork, was designed to pay tribute to the artist’s life. Catherine Hershey Suite was designed to reflect Catherine’s love for gardens through the step-out balcony that gives a great view of the gardens. Finally, the Nostalgia Suites were meant for those looking for a more private accommodation complete with entertainment and work facilities.

Finally, the Woodside Cottage Rooms offer bigger bedrooms, panoramic views and world class amenities. Each one comes with an outdoor entrance, adjacent parking and large bathrooms with rainforest shower heads, but is interconnected so that guests who opt to reserve the entire cottage by the woods can do so. Cottages come in four or six bedrooms.

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»Vacation Activities at The Hotel Hershey

Vacation Activities at The Hotel Hershey

For those who want to stay within the Hotel Hershey’s premises, they’ll find lots of stuff to do as well. For starters, you can take a dip in either the indoor or outdoor pools. The indoor pool has been recently upgraded while the outdoor complex comes with two large slides. There are also 14 cabanas for rent at the outdoor pool. For those who want something more, they can hit the Sports & Fitness Complex where they can play basketball, volleyball, croquet, tennis and more.

In addition to the Fitness Center, there are also select hiking trails that guests can trek to and get a bit of fresh air and exercise. The Pennsylvania woodlands are rich with paved nature trails that can go up to three miles.

The Hershey Hotel is also home to scenic golf courses that have been home to the likes of Ben Hogan and Henry Picard. The Hershey Country Club has award-winning golf courses that have been used in prestigious tournaments. These courses are also ranked by Golf Digest as among the top 50 resorts in the US.

There’s also a unique opportunity for guests to experience falconry through free flight demonstrations and simulated hunt demonstration. They’ll even have the chance to hold these majestic birds by hand!

Finally, there is a wide selection of scheduled activities for both adults and kids. There’s paintball, kayaking, fly fishing and more for adults while kids can go to the Cocoa Clubhouse for some arts and crafts and games. There are also Segway tours that take participants through the secluded wooded paths and historic grounds of the hotel.

Being part of a larger selection of destinations, guests will never run out of things to do during their stay at the Hershey Hotel. The Hershey Park alone will offer an experience of over seventy different rides, attractions and features. This includes thirteen different roller coasters, twenty-four rides for kids and nine water attractions. The Park is also home to the Boardwalk that’s open from Memorial Day to Labor Day as well as Hershey Park in the Dark, Christmas Candy Lane and Springtime in the Park, which are open after summer.

Outside the park are even more attractions. Visit the Zoo America Wildlife Park, AACA Museum and The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, take a stroll around the Hershey Gardens, be entertained at the Hershey Theater and Entertainment Complex, or simply go shopping. There are also a wide number of scheduled local events that take place within Hershey that guests can take part in when they’re around.

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»Dining at The Hotel Hershey

Dining at The Hotel Hershey

Dining at the Hotel Hershey involves five main destinations. The Circular is the hotel’s flagship restaurant, known for its fine dining, cocktails and appetizers that go perfectly well with either the intimate environment or Sunday brunch scenes. The contemporary Trevi 5 features authentic Italian cuisine that’s served within a modern atmosphere for lunch or dinner. Those who are into American dishes can go to The Harvest for a fresh take on the cuisine while basking in a casual, relaxing setting.

Those who want to start the day off right might find the Cocoa Beanery to be the perfect place to have their coffee, latte or cappuccinos. It’s also a great place for some afternoon dessert, pastries or the Hershey’s signature hot chocolate. In the evening, the Iberian Lounge offers a cozy venue for chocolate cocktails by a fireplace and live entertainment. There are actually a lot of other famous dining destinations that guests can go to, if they’re in the mood for something different:

The Hershey Grill at the Lodge offers a variety of fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner selections made special by the house’s specialty sauces.

Guests can get some fresh seafood, good steak and some more specialty dishes at the Forebay.

The Bear’s Den is the sports bar of the lodge, where classic American meals are served. Lebbie Lebkicher’s specializes in traditional breakfast dishes for the family.

Houlihan’s is another great place for cocktails, modern dishes and happy hour specials. Devon Seafood is the area’s prime spot for the best seafood, wine and a chic atmosphere.

Guests can also opt to have their breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in the comfort of their rooms.

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»The Hotel Hershey Spa

The Hotel Hershey Spa

For those seeking pampering, The Spa at The Hotel Hershey is open seven days a week. Fondly known as the Chocolate Spa, it’s indeed a sweet place for all kinds of treatments and salon services. Enjoy regular massages, facials and hydrotherapy with special treatments for men, pre-natal women and teens, or get special offers from their seasonal or signature collections. Freshen up with the salon services from head to toe.

For those looking to get the best that the Chocolate Spa has to offer, there are day and overnight packages that give special rates covering a full day of relaxation or an overnight experience with amenities from the spa. On top of all the relaxing treatments and services, the spa also offers fitness facilities to further promote wellness and rejuvenation of the body, mind and spirit.

Meetings and Celebrations

Being great at combining elegant atmosphere and modern amenities, the Hotel Hershey is the perfect choice for all kinds of business meetings, weddings and special events. Entrepreneurs and companies will be impressed with the selection of indoor and outdoor meeting venues as well as a wide variety of team building activities for the perfect mix of work and play.

Meanwhile, couples, families and friends will find the hotel to be an idyllic setting for all kinds of celebrations such as birthdays, reunions, anniversaries and more. The hotel also takes special detail over weddings, offering grand venues, fine cuisine and impeccable service to make every moment – from the ceremony to the reception – memorable for both the newlyweds and their guests.

Rooms start at $279 per night.

100 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, website, Phone: 717-533-2171

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