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Harrisburg, PA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Harrisburg center point is approximately the area of Broad Street Market and the area of Fire Museum Greater Harrisburg.

Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania, and it borders the east bank of the Susquehanna River. It is a beautiful place to visit with greenery everywhere. Harrisburg also played a big role in early American history, so there are several historic districts within the city with great museums to explore. Stay in a hotel in the center of downtown, such as the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg-Hershey or Hilton Harrisburg, if you want to be close to all of the historic attractions. More from this guide...

Harrisburg Hotels & Accommodations

Staybridge Suites Harrisburg - Harrisburg 920 Wildwood Park Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • 127 rooms in property
  • Good kitchenette
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
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Hampton Inn & Suites Harrisburg North - Harrisburg 30 Capital Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Affordable Highway property
  • 106 sleeping rooms in hotel
Hampton Inn Harrisburg East in Harrisburg 4230 Union Deposit Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Beds were acceptable for 67%
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Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center in Harrisburg 800 East Park Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Hotel security is ok
  • Food was delicious
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Hilton Garden Inn Harrisburg East - Harrisburg 3943 Tecport Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Just eight miles from all of the famous Hershey attractions, the Hilton Garden Inn Harrisburg East is also a quick five miles from downtown Harrisburg and its attractions. Many features make this hotel an attractive place to stay. For example, there is the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience market, complimentary wireless Internet throughout, a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor whirlpool, and an outdoor swimming pool for use during the summer. Even the guest rooms have desirable amenities, such as self-adjusting bed systems, large work desks, high-definition flat screen televisions, and a free USA Today newspaper delivered daily.
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • 5 floors in property
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Every guests reviewed enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg East Hershey 3990 Tecport Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • 3-star property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
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Econo Lodge : 495 Eisenhower Blvd. 495 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Cheap Highway property
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm
Sleep Inn & Suites in Harrisburg Building a 631 South Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Hotel has a green policy Learn more
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Harrisburg West 2055 Technology Pkwy., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 ~4.96 miles west of Harrisburg
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey - Harrisburg 4751 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Three Star Resort property
  • Hotel has 6 floors
  • Vibe is not too good
  • Great pool
Hilton Harrisburg - Harrisburg 1 North 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Only three blocks from the State Capital Complex, the Hilton Harrisburg is also close to Hershey, Pennsylvania, and all of its attractions. A short distance away you will also find Pennsylvania Dutch Country and the historic town of Gettysburg. The hotel itself offers professional meeting and convention facilities, a business center, an indoor swimming pool, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a gift shop, and a fitness center. Three dining options exist on the premises. They include The Golden Sheaf restaurant, which requires business attire, Raspberries and the Market Square Cafe, which both require casual attire. If you book an executive room, you'll receive a free breakfast during your stay.
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
  • Clean hotel facilities
Springhill Suites by Marriott Harrisburg : 15 Capital Dr. 15 Capital Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Three Star property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Modern shower
  • Clean rooms
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Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg East 4021 Union Deposit Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Room was clean
  • The majority of guests thought it was clean
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson 1025 Peiffers Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • In a prime location just off Interstate 83, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Harrisburg@ UnionDeposit Rd is easily accessible from the Harrisburg International Airport. Attractions in the area that you should check out include the National Civil War Museum and the Giant Center. The Country Inn seeks to make your stay a pleasant one and provides you with a heated indoor pool, a whirlpool, a business center, a fitness center, a read it and return lending library, and cookies, coffee, and tea in the lobby. The hotel also honors many organizations, such as AAA, AARP, and the military, with a discounted rate at the time of booking.
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Housekeeping can be a problem
  • Hot tub and pool towels are provided
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Towneplace Suites by Marriott : 450 Friendship Rd. 450 Friendship Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Two-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
  • Popular among families
  • Friendly service
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Candlewood Suites Harrisburg Hershey - Harrisburg 413 Port View Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • Check in: 03:00PM
  • Clean rooms
  • Great room
Fairfield Inn & Suites 185 Beacon Hill Blvd., New Cumberland, PA 17070 ~3.97 miles south of Harrisburg
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • 22 suites in property
  • Rooms are ok
  • World class service
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisburg S New Cumberland in New Cumberland
+1-888-283-3404
190 Beacon Hill Blvd., New Cumberland, PA 17070 ~3.98 miles south of Harrisburg
  • 2-star property
  • Access to gym on-site
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisburg South : 184 Beacon Hill Blvd.
+1-866-221-8581
184 Beacon Hill Blvd., New Cumberland, PA 17070 ~3.99 miles south of Harrisburg
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 43 suites in property
Courtyard by Marriott Harrisburg Hershey 725 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Ordinary amenities
  • Food is all right
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Residence Inn by Marriott Harrisburg / Hershey 4480 Lewis Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Hotel has 80 suites
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
  • Complimentary dinner
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La Quinta Inn & Suites : 990 Eisenhower Blvd.
+1-888-690-5247
990 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • 2 star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Best Western Plus Harrisburg Mechanicsburg : 4900 Woodland Dr. 4900 Woodland Dr., Enola, PA 17025 ~5.39 miles west of Harrisburg
  • Two star Highway property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Easily accessible by car, said 100%
  • Great location
Red Roof Inn Harrisburg Hershey - Harrisburg
+1-800-881-1523
950 Eisenhower Blv, Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Economical Highway hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Fantastic service
  • 1 out of 2 guests said rooms were clean enough
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Crowne Plaza Harrisburg Hershey : 23 South 2nd St. 23 South 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Fitness center on property
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In 2010, Harrisburg, PA also made the Forbes list of best places to raise a family in the U.S. This isn't surprising since job security is high with pay to match. There's a high concentration of government agencies in Harrisburg which employ a large part of the population. If you don't want to deal with traffic, avoid staying in a hotel near the suburbs.

When to Visit Harrisburg, PA

Tourists visit Harrisburg year round because of the city's rich roots in American history, particularly the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. However, from a weather standpoint, the best time to visit Harrisburg is in the fall when temperatures are moderate and comfortable. The spring is also pleasant.

Summers in Harrisburg are typically hot and humid with occasional heat waves. The month of July often sees temperatures in the high 80s. Summer thunderstorms are also common. If you want to visit Harrisburg during the summer, be sure to carry a water bottle and wear sunscreen if you're going to spend a lot of time outside.

It gets pretty cold in the winter with average temperatures in the 30s. If you're visiting Harrisburg during the winter, be prepared to drive in the snow and plan plenty of extra travel time to manage the delays. It's best to find a hotel close to downtown so that you're only a few minutes from the most important sightseeing destinations.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Harrisburg, PA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Harrisburg, PA. Browse these illustrations to calculate the least expensive months to stay in Harrisburg for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Harrisburg, PA

4 Star Average Prices: $113.89

Most of the hotels in Harrisburg fit within the budget category because it isn't a major tourist location, but there are a couple you can try if you're looking for luxury. Some of the best options include the Hilton Harrisburg and the Staybridge Suites Harrisburg.

The Hilton Harrisburg is highly rated because of its superior guest accommodations. The rooms at this hotel are spacious and many offer amazing views of the city. There are 15 suites that offer more than the standard hotel bed. These executive rooms give guests access to the Executive Club with complimentary breakfast, modern amenities, and Wi-Fi. There is also a board room, indoor heated pool, and fitness center at this hotel. However, the best thing about the Hilton Harrisburg is its proximity to the State Capitol, National Civil War Museum, Carlisle Fairgrounds, and Hersheypark. Many of the downtown attractions are within walking distance.

The Staybridge Suites Harrisburg is another luxury option. It is only a three-star hotel, but it feels a lot nicer. The rooms are well kept, and contemporary decorating makes them feel comfortable and cozy. The Staybridge Suites has an indoor pool, business center, and free buffet-style breakfast. A convenience store is also located in the hotel lobby with items you may have forgotten at home. All of the rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers, too.

You can find more luxury hotel options if you're willing to stay in neighboring cities to Harrisburg. The beautiful Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA delivers best-in-class service and cozy privacy. The Inn at Leola Village in Leola, PA is also near Harrisburg if you want a historic hotel with charm and luxury. Of course, you'll have to drive more on your vacation if you decide to stay outside the city limits.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Harrisburg

Affordable Hotel Options in Harrisburg, PA

3 Star Average Prices: $118.67

You can find a room for under $100 at most of the hotels in Harrisburg, but some of the lowest cost options include the Ramada, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge, and Sleep Inn & Suites. These hotels are ideal for people who simply need a place to stay in Harrisburg and don't care about the extra amenities because they won't be spending a lot of time at their hotel.

The Country Inn & Suites has such low rates that the hotel fills up fast. If you want to stay here, you'll need to book two months or more in advance to guarantee a room. Even though the rates at the Country Inn & Suites are perfect for people traveling on a tight budget, the amenities are better than expected. There is an indoor pool, fitness center, continental breakfast, and free Wi-Fi.

Another hotel that books fast because of its low rates is the Ramada Harrisburg/Hershey Area hotel. It is a little bit farther from all of the attractions in downtown Harrisburg, but it's definitely worth the money if you're will to drive a little bit each day. Some of the amenities at the Ramada include free Wi-Fi, free parking, an indoor pool and spa, a fitness center, meeting rooms, and an on-site restaurant.

La Quinta Inn & Suites is another budget-friendly option if you want to stay in Harrisburg. This chain hotel offers all of the standard amenities you'd expect plus a little extra. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, and access to a convenience store, business center, fitness center, and an indoor pool. La Quinta Inn & Suites is a short drive from the Hollywood Casino, Penn National Race Course, and Antique Automobile Club of America Museum.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Harrisburg

2 Star Average Prices: $91.35

2 Star Hotel Prices in Harrisburg

Where are the real discounts in Harrisburg

The Red Roof Inn Harrisburg North is a great place to stay if you're looking for special discounts for seniors and AAA Club members. Plus, staying at this hotel puts you just minutes from the Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace, as well as several restaurants and bars. Many people consider the Red Roof Inn an excellent value for the price. You'll enjoy modern rooms, free Wi-Fi, and quiet spaces.

Another excellent hotel to try if you're looking for discounts is the Days Inn Harrisburg North. It's just a short drive from Dixon University Center and Wildwood Park. Both AAA and AARP members can ask for discounts on rooms. In addition to great service, you get free parking, free Wi-Fi, access to an outdoor seasonal pool, a 24-hour fitness facility, and continental breakfast.

Candlewood Suites Harrisburg-Hershey also offers discounts to seniors and AAA members up to 15 percent. It's a good place to stay if you're going to be in Harrisburg for more than a week because there are on-site laundry facilities and lots of other accommodations to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. You can swim year round in the indoor pool, exercise in the 24-hour fitness center, and bring your pets along for the fun.

Best Value Options in Harrisburg, PA

The Crowne Plaza Harrisburg-Hershey hotel is one of the most popular choices in Harrisburg because of its downtown location and extra amenities. You'll find an indoor pool, lounge/bar area, conference space, fitness facilities, and computer station all for guest use. Guest reviews also rave about the 24-hour front desk with staff willing to take care of anything for you, including your dry cleaning and laundry. There is also a valet and breakfast service with a surcharge.

Another excellent hotel to try if you're looking for value is the Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg NE. All guests enjoy free parking, free Internet, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. There is also a 24-hour fitness facility, indoor pool and spa, and refrigerators and microwaves in every room. The Holiday Inn Express caters mostly to business travelers, but families are welcome. The hotel has a 24-hour business center, coffee in the lobby, laundry facilities, and free newspapers.

Plenty to Do in Harrisburg, PA

Two of the most important things to see in Harrisburg are the Whitaker's Museum of Arts and Science and the Pennsylvania State Capitol building. You can spend all day exploring the attractions in downtown Harrisburg. There are boutique stores everywhere you look with historic storefronts.

Another important stop in Harrisburg is the National Civil War Museum that houses interesting war artifacts. You can take a tour of the museum after you visit the State Capitol. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex is also a fun stop in the downtown area of Harrisburg if you want to see agricultural shows. However, the complex also hosts car shows, sporting events, and other activities. Check the event calendar to see what's happening at the Farm Show Complex while you're in town.

Many people who visit Harrisburg also put nearby Hersheypark on their list of things to do. The famous Hershey Chocolate World offers themed attractions that are great for families. It's the perfect day trip from Harrisburg. Before you head to Harrisburg, decide what attractions you want to see so you can get a hotel that fits within your budget and location requirements.

Verified reviews of the city: Harrisburg, PA

Below are reviews of the city of Harrisburg, PA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great hotel and location!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Hershey park was fun. The riverfront area of Harrisburg was very pretty.

Dori R., from 27-Jun-2017
"Great Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Close to restaurants and nearby a lot of things to do.

Chiffon F., from 08-Jun-2016
"Fun to Explore "
Score 5.0 / 5

The city is great. Many things to do. The State Capital is a must!

Delores T., from 15-Nov-2015
"Bring a Sweet Tooth"
Score 5.0 / 5

Enjoyed visiting Chocolate World and Hershey Park

Kelly P., from 17-Nov-2014
"Enjoyable Stay"
Score 5.0 / 5

I loved the town, it was very impressive. I would visit it again.

Carolyn E., from 30-Jul-2014
"Lots of food options"
Score 5.0 / 5

There were plenty of opportunities for dining, and easy to get around.

Leroy R., from 28-Jul-2014
"Harrisburg, PA"
Score 5.0 / 5

Didn't get a chance to see much of it. I was there for a auto auction.

Bruce P., from 27-Jul-2014
"Needs Improvement"
Score 4.0 / 5

Would not return to Harrisburg by choice. Dirty, few restaurants, felt unsafe walking on main streets, cockroaches and spiders everywhere.

Jane A., from 27-Jul-2014
"Not my choice"
Score 4.0 / 5

Would not return to Harrisburg by choice. It was dirty, few restaurants and felt unsafe walking on main streets with cockroaches and spiders everywhere.

Jane A., from 27-Jul-2014
"Food for Thought"
Score 4.0 / 5

Desk clerk sent us to a great Italian restaurant, Gabriella's. Good recommendation.

John M., from 26-Jul-2014
"Great for a Business Trip"
Score 5.0 / 5

Doing sales calls in Harrisburg is great, locations of clients very easy to find, nice traveling on the highways.

Diane H., from 19-Jun-2014
"Restaurant Recommendation"
Score 4.0 / 5

We went to a concert at Giant Center in Hershey. We ate at the Manor on Route 39 and had an excellent meal.

Margaret B., from 10-Mar-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Harrisburg, PA shown above is 4.7 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
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