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Discover why Harrisburg and Hershey, PA are top travel destinations when you stay at this premier property.

The property will be undergoing renovations to May 26, 2023. The following areas are affected guest room corridors and select guest rooms. Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours.

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 area's 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 Hershey's® 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.

Our distinctive full-service accommodations include a stylish Grand Atrium, O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen, a large heated indoor pool, spacious fitness center, expanded business center, complimentary high-speed internet access, sundry shop, courtesy shuttle service, guest laundry facilities and over 19,000 square feet of meeting space.

Whether business or pleasure, the Central Hotel and Conference Center provides a truly unique Harrisburg, PA and Hersheypark lodging experience for visitors of Central Pennsylvania. You'll quickly find that our clean, comfortable accommodations, premier meeting space and friendly, courteous service will allow you to feel right at home. Contact the Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center to book your stay today!

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc.) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $30 per day with a $150 per week maximum.
Child Policy
Children 18 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Pepsico, A multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation that participates in the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from TE Connectivity, A technology company that designs and manufactures connectivity and sensor products for harsh environments in a variety of industries, such as automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas, consumer electronics and energy.
  • 2.40 mile(s) from Nationwide, Offers home, small business and auto insurance, among many other services.
  • 7.10 mile(s) from IBM, A multinational information technology company.
  • 8.2 mile(s) from Anthem, Working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions.
  • 3.5 mile(s) from PPL, An energy company that currently controls about 8,000 megawatts of regulated electric generating capacity in the US and delivers electricity to 10.5 million customers in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Great Britain.
  • 1.10 mile(s) from UPS, United Parcel Services - manage your shipping online and quickly print labels, and track packages.
  • 0.90 mile(s) from UPMC, Offers access to the best hospitals, best doctors, and best customer service for individuals, families, and employer groups.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from PA Medical Society, Advocating, educating, and navigating in the art of medicine on behalf of physicians.
  • 11.90 mile(s) from Snap On Tools, A designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-end tools and equipment for professional use in the transportation industry including the automotive, heavy duty, equipment, marine, aviation, and railroad industries.
  • 7.10 mile(s) from PaTTAN, The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance networks provides a full array of professional development and technical assistance targeted to improving student results.


  • 2.00 mile(s) from Civil War Museum, learn all about the great battle that took place nearby
  • 5.00 mile(s) from State Capitol, come see our beautiful Capitol Complex where statewide decisions are made
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Whitaker Center, for Science and Arts, hands-on activities, & IMAX® Theatre
  • 5.00 mile(s) from City Island, home of Harrisburg Senators, City Islanders Soccer and much more
  • 5.00 mile(s) from State Museum, Harrisburg's own hands-on children's museum
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Restaurant Row, various restaurants showcasing local flavors and specialties
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg's own convention center
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Hershey Park®, amusement park
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Hershey® Chocolate World®, enjoy a free ride to show you how Hershey® Chocolate is made and shipped
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Giant Center, sports and entertainment complex
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Hershey Story Museum, learn about how Milton S. Hershey started the world's best chocolate
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Hershey Theatre, catch all the latest Broadway shows, musical entertainment, and local acts in our own back yard
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Antique Auto Museum, with exhibits changing all the time
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Sight & Sound, Music Theatre showcasing wonderful interactive shows
  • 25.00 mile(s) from American Music Theatre, showcasing some of the best Music Acts and Shows of today, tomorrow, and yesterday
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Rainbow Dinner Theatre, catch local and national shows all year long
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster's own Amusement Park
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Amish Village, come and see how the Amish Community truly lives
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Strasburg Railroad, trains, trains, and more trains, all you ever wanted to know
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Gettysburg Battlefields, historical site and tours


  • O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kit, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen is like no other Harrisburg restaurant. With our welcoming atmosphere and ever changing draft selection, you do not even have to leave the hotel. We have over 20 different beers on tap that change on a seasonal basis, along with 40 plus different bottled beers selections. If you are hungry, try one of our chef's delicious comfort foods or one of our signature items. Whatever your flavor you will find it at O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen.
  • 4.9 mile(s) from Harvest Seasonal Grille, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.70 mile(s) from Koda, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.7 mile(s) from Underdog's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from T.G.I.Friday's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Texas Roadhouse, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Panera Bread, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Outback Steakhouse, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 5.6 mile(s) from Bricco, Bar/Lounge, Mediterranean, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Applebee's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Red Lobster, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Olive Garden, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.5 mile(s) from Melting Pot, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.1 mile(s) from Friendly's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.4 mile(s) from Gilligan's Bar, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.4 mile(s) from Fiesta Mexico, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 4.2 mile(s) from Herby's El Mexicano, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.7 mile(s) from The Wharf, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,


  • 8.30 mile(s) from Penn State Harrisburg, Also called the Capital College, is an undergraduate college and graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University.
  • 7.00 mile(s) from HACC, A community college, accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • 5.60 mile(s) from Widener University, Widener University Commonwealth Law School is the Pennsylvania capital's only law school, offers an exceptional learning experience that is personal, practical, and professional.
  • 4.80 mile(s) from Harrisburg University, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is one of the leading STEM universities.
  • 89.4 mile(s) from Penn State University, Penn State is a major, public, research university serving Pennsylvania and the global community.
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Elizabethtown College, A private, non-profit residential college.
  • 26.1 mile(s) from Dickinson University, A nationally recognized and highly selective liberal arts college.
  • 25.2 mile(s) from Lebanon Valley College, A private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and dedicated to the liberal arts.
  • 46.70 mile(s) from Shippensburg University, A bachelor's and master's degree granting institution with a rich history of teaching excellence.
  • 35.9 mile(s) from York College, A private, coeducational, four-year college located in south central Pennsylvania that offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences, and humanities to its 4,400 full-time undergraduate students.
  • 15.8 mile(s) from Messiah College, A private, top-ranked Christian college in Pennsylvania, offering 80+ bachelor and master degree programs.
  • 2.8 mile(s) from PA Cyber Charter School, A public cyber charter school and the premier online K-12 educational provider for Pennsylvania students.
  • 9.5 mile(s) from Central Penn College, A career-oriented, baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate, residential college in the suburbs of Harrisburg.
  • 2.80 mile(s) from Bishop McDevitt High, Bishop McDevitt High School is a private, coeducational Catholic high school of the Diocese of Harrisburg, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • 0.2 mile(s) from Reach Cyber Charter, A tuition-free online public school in Pennsylvania for grades K-12.
  • 16.2 mile(s) from Cumberland Valley High, A coeducational public high school founded in 1954.

Nearby Cities

  • 11.80 mile(s) from Hershey, Plan a visit for your family to Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth and make sweet memories that will last a lifetime
  • 36.9 mile(s) from Lancaster, Also known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Lancaster is one of the oldest inland towns in the US.
  • 41.7 mile(s) from Gettysburg, Known for Gettysburg National Battlefield, the site of a turning point in the Civil War. The park also displays Civil War artifacts and is home to the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
  • 28.7 mile(s) from York, Visit our Historic Sites then check out our horse-power and watch as a Harley-Davidson roars to life, bring the kids to visit the Alpacas then see how some of America’s favorite snack foods are made
  • 26.3 mile(s) from Carlisle, Carlisle is located in a highly productive agricultural region and is home to the US Army War College and the Carlisle Car Shows.
  • 7.80 mile(s) from Camp Hill, A borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
  • 104 mile(s) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other American Revolutionary sites.
  • 207 mile(s) from Pittsburgh, Located at the junction of three rivers, Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges.
  • 82.00 mile(s) from Baltimore, The largest city in the state of Maryland, Baltimore is home to the birthplace of the National Anthem, as well holding a long history as an important seaport.
  • 80.9 mile(s) from Allentown, Home to a wide variety of great attractions, including Dorney Park, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms & IronPigs and the Da Vinci Science Center.
  • 61.1 mile(s) from Reading, From art and jazz festivals to outdoor adventures, Reading has a lot of Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage including traditional foods, museums, and farmers markets.


  • 20.1 mile(s) from Roundtop, Year round resort offering zip lines, OGO Balls, paintball, ropes course, skiing, tubing, and snowboarding.
  • 9.2 mile(s) from Hersheypark, Conquer all 14 thrilling coasters, ride your way through more than 70 attractions, and soak up the fun at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Sportsman's Golf Course, our very own 18 hole golf course
  • 18.9 mile(s) from Gifford Pinchot Park, A 2,338-acre full service park, is in northern York County, consisting of reverting farm fields and wooded hillsides with the 340-acre Pinchot Lake serving as a prime attraction.
  • 20.00 mile(s) from York Fairgrounds, entertainment, festival and sports complex
  • 16.3 mile(s) from In the Net, A sports complex is an indoor and outdoor sports complex for teams, tournaments, specialized sports training, sports clinics, and much more.
  • 1.4 mile(s) from Twin Ponds East, A dual facility dedicated to family entertainment and community involvement. There are two NHL standard size ice rinks along with 9 locker rooms, 4 party rooms, Twin Ponds Café, and a full-service pro-shoppe.
  • 14.2 mile(s) from Adventure Sports, Game park offering go-karts, laser tag, mini-golf, bumper boats, batting cages, arcades, and ice cream.
  • 7.90 mile(s) from Wildwood Park, A 210 acre public park, known for its 90-acre shallow lake and over 6 miles of trails.
  • 10.9 mile(s) from Hummelstown Railroad, Join us for an 11-mile round-trip train ride along the Swatara Creek!
  • 20.3 mile(s) from Memorial Lake, The 85-acre Memorial Lake has two boat launching ramps, a courtesy dock and 56 overnight mooring spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • 6.3 mile(s) from Pride of the Susquehanna, The Susquehanna Riverboat is an authentic stern-driven paddle wheeler built to beautify and enrich the Hershey/Harrisburg region.
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Meadows Family Fun Center, The original Meadows Frozen Custard stand, open year round, features miniature golf and batting cages.


  • 4.7 mile(s) from Shoppes at Susquehanna, The Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace is a high-quality shopping and dining destination with a variety of retailers.
  • 2.4 mile(s) from Bass Pro Shop, Bass Pro Shops is your trusted source for quality fishing, hunting, boating and outdoor sporting goods. Inspiring people to enjoy & protect the great outdoors.
  • 2.60 mile(s) from Colonial Park Mall, Colonial Park Mall is your one-stop destination for shopping, socializing, entertainment, dining, and finding great deals.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Union Square, various stores, restaurants in a strip mall
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Harrisburg East Mall, The largest mall in the Harrisburg area and currently has Macy's and Bass Pro Shops as anchor stores.
  • 10.3 mile(s) from Hershey Tanger Outlets, Shopping-mall chain featuring a variety of brand-name & designer outlet stores.
  • 7.6 mile(s) from Rhoads Hallmark & Gift, Retail chain specializing in greeting cards, gift wrap, ornaments & gifts for all occasions.
  • 9.8 mile(s) from Capital City Mall, A 608,911-square-foot regional shopping mall, one of three enclosed malls in the immediate Harrisburg area.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Tanger Outlets Lancaster, Shopping-mall chain featuring a variety of brand-name & designer outlet stores.
  • 43.6 mile(s) from Gettysburg Outlets, Gettysburg's only designer outlet experience, located just minutes from historic downtown.
  • 34.5 mile(s) from Park City, Shop the brands you love at the best shopping mall in Lancaster. Visit Park City Center for shopping, dining, and entertainment activities.


  • 10 mile(s) from Harrisburg International Airport
  • 75 mile(s) from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • 5.00 mile(s) from CAT Bus Station/Amtrak located in downtown Harrisburg
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Amtrak Located in the downtown Harrisburg Area
  • 5.0 mile(s) from Harrisburg
  • Free local shuttle from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., shuttle only runs to and from Harrisburg International Airport and Sportsman's Golf Course. Also to state government buildings on scheduled basis only