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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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The Central Hotel offers a distinctive Grand Atrium for a unique first impression supported by plush amenities, full-service accommodations, and superior guest service for your overnight accommodations in the Harrisburg, Hershey Region!
Your every comfort will be taken care of from the time you enter our hotel until it's time to say goodbye!
Welcome to the Premier Life!
This spacious room features two queen-sized beds, sitting area, and desk. All guest rooms are complete with a 42" HDTV, Complimentary Wi-Fi, In-Room Safe, Complimentary Bottled Water, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, and Iron and Ironing Board.
This spacious room features a king-sized bed, desk, and a sitting area with a convenient queen-sized sleeper sofa. All guest rooms are complete with a 42" HDTV, Complimentary Wi-Fi, In-Room Safe, Complimentary Bottled Water, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, and Iron and Ironing Board.
Our two bedroom suite provides an affordable option for families or friends traveling together as each separate bedroom is complete with a 42″ television, telephone, complimentary hi-speed Wi-Fi connectivity, substantial closet and drawer space, sitting area, and either a desk or activity table. Dual sinks, and a kitchenette complete with refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave make this the perfect suite sure to exceed your expectations.
Clean, comfortable accommodations are our first priority! Paired with industry leading tools from Best Western, our team is committed to providing you just that and much more!
Newly renovated guest bathrooms, including floor and wall tile, granite counters, fixtures and glass enclosed showers in all King Guest Rooms!
Enjoy friendly, personalized service and great food in our full-service restaurant, O'Reilly's Taproom and Kitchen, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily!
Full hot breakfast buffet served daily! Guests of the hotel receive an EXCLUSIVE $4 discount off the menu price!
O'Reilly's Taproom & Kitchen
Oversized Heated Indoor Pool!
Take a refreshing dip, or relax poolside!
Expanded Fitness Center.
Expanded Fitness Center.
Expanded Entertainment Area & Electronic Game Room.
Full-Service Business Center complete with wired hi-speed internet access, color copier, printing, and scanning capabilities.
We're just 15 minutes from the Sweetest Place on Earth, Hershey, and Hersheypark!
Located just minutes from the Pennsylvania State Capital in Harrisburg!
We're CENTRAL to all of PA's most popular destinations, including a short drive to Gettysburg, PA!
Discover why Harrisburg and Hershey, PA are top travel destinations when you stay at this premier property near Hersheypark® and the Farm Show Complex.
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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 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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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.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
When traveling between Florida and New York, I tried something different this time. I usually search for the cheapest hotel that has a decent rating. This time, I searched for the highest-rated...
Poland , NY USA on 19-Jan-2020
Beautiful hotel with several amenities and exceptional service. I highly recommend. Convenient on-site restaurant with fast service & good food.
Front desk was particularly helpful in answering a...
Plattsburgh, New York on 13-Jan-2020
This was by far the best hotel I have stayed at in a long time. The hotel was clean and the restaurant on site was amazing for the price and amount of food we got. We went for the weekend to attend...
When I found out we had to stay at a Best Western for our hockey tournament, I was horrified. After reading the Trip Advisor reviews for this property, I felt much better. We stayed 4 nights and I...
Richmond, Virginia on 02-Jan-2020
My daughter and I always feel so well taken care of at this hotel. This is the only place we’ll stay when we go to Hersheypark. They adjusted our reservation a few days prior due to weather concerns...
Cocktail lounge, O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily 6:30a.m.-11p.m. As a guest of the hotel, receive $4 off the breakfast buffet, and 10% off for lunch, and dinner. Great food and friendly service conveniently located in the hotel
Indoor pool Heated Open daily from 10a - 10p. Area's largest heated indoor pool!
Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. extensive fitness center with state of the art equipment
Weight lifting equipment
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff, (English, Spanish and German)
Guest laundry, dry cleaning available for a fee
Laundromat, coin operated machines available. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nominal fee $1.75
Safe deposit box, at front desk
Children's activities, Expanded electronic game room available adjacent to the heated indoor pool! Open daily 10a - 10p.
Cable or satellite television
Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Business center, with copier, fax machine, scanning and printing capabilities
Fax services Complimentary fax, photocopies, and scanner
Photocopy, nominal fee
Meeting facilities, Exceptional facilities, including 12 meeting rooms consisting of 19,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Banquet facilities Elegant banquet space that can accommodate up to 520 people in one room!
Conference facilities Beautiful board room that can accommodate 12 people comfortably.
Ballroom Our beautifully appointed ballroom offer over 9,100 square feet of space to accommodate over 500 for a banquet.
24-hour Business Center w/ wired access
Physically challenged services, Complimentary wheelchair available for use. Powered wheelchair and other ADA services available upon request, and may require a fee.
Hearing impaired services TTY Kits Available
Physically challenged facilities, Property is fully ADA Compliant including but not limited to TTY Units, roll-in shower with seat, pool lift, restaurant, and public spaces.
Elevator, wheelchair accessible
Parking for the physically challenged Fully ADA Accessible
Local shuttle, shuttle only runs to and from HIA and Sportsman's Golf Course
Airport car 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Electrical and telephone jack adapters and power converters for international guests
Cash machine, ATM
Complimentary newspaper, available in lobby
DVD Player and board games available for complimentary use at the front desk
Guest Room Communication Assist Features:
Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
An accessible lobby entrance door
Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
Public restrooms accessible
Accessible business center
Accessible fitness center
Accessible guest laundry
Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:
Visual notification devices for door knocks
Visual notification devices for telephones
Telephones have volume control
Visual fire alarms
Visual smoke alarms
Cable or satellite television,
AM/FM alarm clock
Iron, ironing board
High-speed Internet access
Room service from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Adjoining rooms available
Rollaway bed avialsble in some rooms, nominal fee
All standard kings and suites have a pull out sofabed
Complimentary Wi-Fi included with all rooms
Some pool side rooms
Non-smoking Rooms: 174
Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
Bathtub seat available
Rails in bathroom available
Wheelchair accessible available
Raised toilet with grab bars available
Safety bar in shower available
Walk-in shower available
Public Space ADA Accessible Features:
Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
Accessible clear floor space
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.
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 Intenational 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