Stay at the Official Resorts of Hersheypark
I had such an amazing time during Sweet Welcome in Hershey PA. I had been to Hersheypark quite a few times but we never stayed over night in the area. I have always known about The Hotel Hershey but were you aware that there’s not one, not two but three official resorts of Hersheypark? During my time in Hershey PA (Derry Township) I had the opportunity to stay at the Hotel Hershey and it was one of the most amazing stays I’ve even had at a hotel. My quaint corner room offered me amazing views of Hersheypark both day and night, while having all the creature comforts of being a home away from home.
When I arrived at the Hotel Hershey I didn’t realize just how grand the hotel actually is, until I got lost trying to find where the rest of the group was for the welcome reception. Check in was a breeze and I even received a free Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar upon check in. Guests get an option of either milk or dark chocolate. Guests at the Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge receive complimentary admission to Hershey Story Museum Experience and the Hershey Gardens. Guests at all three resorts can take advantage of complimentary shuttle service to Hersheypark and 1-hour early access to select rides and attractions, so choosing an official resort of Hersheypark definitely has it’s perks.
From the time I entered my room I was greeted with luxury. When your bath products include white chocolate amongst the ingredients you know you are in for an indulgent stay. My bed was super soft and comfortable and staying so close to the park surprisingly my room was actually quite for the most part.
Each night I returned to the hotel to find the robe on the bed and the tray with information about the hotel, room service menu, a brochure about Hersheypark, a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign and four Hershey Kisses. The iPod/iPhone Digital Clock Radio was always playing soft music in the background and my toiletries were refreshed. One of my favorite things about the Hotel Hershey is the small bottles of water they leave in your room. Along with the coffee and tea, there was usually about six mini bottles. I don’t drink coffee so I appreciated them offering the water for guests. I would store a few bottles in the mini fridge in my room so I could have one at night and when I woke up in the morning. I truly enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Hershey and I can’t wait to visit again with my husband and kids.
Although I only stayed at the Hotel Hershey during Sweet Welcome we also had the opportunity to visit the Hershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort as a part of our agenda. The Hershey Lodge is just as inviting and welcoming as the Hotel Hershey but it has a bit of a different feel. I swore when we walked in there were random mists of Chocolate in the air. I asked about Chocolate Air Fresheners the entire time we were at the property. Hershey Lodge houses the largest convention resort in Pennsylvania, with more than 100,000 square feet of versatile meeting space.
The Hershey Lodge has it’s own unique style that isn’t anything like the Hotel Hershey. They feature a Kids Check-In area, they had lots of family dining options right there on the property and the whole design structure offered a warm feeling. The lodge has tons of activities for guests including three swimming pools, a fitness center, miniature golf, basketball and more. Be sure to visit their website HersheyLodge.com to learn more and book your stay.
On the last day of Sweet Welcome we visited the Hersheypark Camping Resort and I immediately fell in love with the beauty and open air of that area. I am hoping I get to take my family for a weekend stay at one of their cabins here. The Hersheypark Camping Resort has options for all sorts of campers ranging from people who want to just camp in tents, trailers, RV sites and even cabins. Their newly built two bedroom cabins has all the comforts of home. The master bedroom has a double bed, the second bedroom has two bunk beds and it sleeps about 8 people. Camping in these deluxe cabins is the ultimate.
Hersheypark Camping Resort features more than 300 sites, including 46 cabins with amenities ranging from rustic to deluxe, basic tenting sites, and RV sites featuring partial to full hook ups (electric, water, sewer, cable TV). Guests enjoy the best price on park tickets and shuttle service to Hersheypark. The camping resort features a variety of family events and amenities including two swimming pools, a kiddie pool, indoor game room, country store, fire rings and picnic tables. Wi-Fi is available in limited areas. During the summer and fall seasons, guests enjoy activities such as movie nights and live entertainment including visits from the Hershey’s Characters. To learn more about Hersheypark Camping Resort visit their site and if you’re looking for camping options in the area be sure to give them a try.