If you are planning a visit to Hershey, PA area, you will want to learn about the official resorts of Hersheypark. I was fortunate to stay in one of the resorts and tour the other two and I would be happy to stay at any of them. Each of the resorts offer exclusive packages and activities so you have the ultimate experience while visiting.
Each resort offers the Hershey Resorts Advantage which includes complimentary seasonal shuttle service to Hersheypark, 1-hour early access to select rides and attractions at Hersheypark, and also complimentary admission as a Hotel or Lodge guest and preferred pricing on admission for Hersheypark Camping Resort guests to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience and the Hershey Gardens.
GUEST ROOMS: 665 rooms, including 16 suites
If you have ever imagined a “lodge” in your life, Hershey Lodge would be the reality. It is every bit as cozy and inviting as you could imagine a lodge to be. You definitely feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and are in for a special treat while staying there.
When I first walked into Hershey Lodge I was taken aback by the beauty of the lodge and how every nook and cranny was adorned with holiday cheer. The lobby was grand and large with a cafe, restaurant and full bar. The decor was country chic, with fire places and cozy chairs and couches. I saw many family’s taking their Holiday photo’s in the lobby, it was just that gorgeous and the perfect backdrop.
One of the first things I saw was the Kids Check-in center. Children experience their own check-in upon arrival, by signing the “Kids at Hershey Lodge” guest book, participating in a Hershey’s candy guessing game, and receiving their own chocolate surprise. Kids even get a lanyard that can be personalized with their name and contact information. I love this feature and how it makes children feel extra special.
I was lucky enough to stay at the Lodge and can’t wait to go back. I stayed in a luxurous King room that was super roomy and very comfortable.
The sweet little present on my bed each morning was a delight, as were the Hershey Kiss sheets and bathroom wallpaper. I found the chocolate scented amenities lovely and the room to be quiet and accommodating.
The amenities include three swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a health and fitness center, Basketball and tennis courts, a game room, 18-hole miniature golf course and more!
The hotel also includes several dining options: Head to the Cocoa Beanery for a cafe style experience or sit down for breakfast at Lebbie Lebkicher’s. For lunch or dinner with the family, visit The Bears’ Den or Hershey Grill, and then head upstairs for a gourmet meal The Forebay.
You can also enjoy some shopping at Sweet Memories Gift Shop. They offer giftware, signature apparel, accessories and of course Hershey’s Chocolate. You can even purchase gift baskets to have placed in your room for when you arrive, or for a friend or family member’s room.
I was able to take in a show while there and I highly recommend you doing so when you stay. I saw a Chocolate Avenue Christmas and enjoyed a three-course Christmas matinee lunch. the Broadway-style performance was delightful and super fun! This is definitely something the entire family can enjoy. Be sure to reserve your spot!
If you are planning on staying at Hershey Lodge they are currently offering the following special packages:
- CHRISTMAS IN HERSHEY PACKAGE AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 29 (DURING HERSHEYPARK CHRISTMAS CANDYLANE). Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane, Hershey Sweet Lights, Milk and Cookie Delivery, and more!
- BREAKFAST WITH SANTA PACKAGE AVAILABLE LATE NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 20 (FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS). Join Santa for a fun-filled breakfast buffet and explore our snowy town-wide celebrations.
- STAY NOW, PLAY LATER OFFER AVAILABLE SELECT DATES NOVEMBER – DECEMBER. Plan a family getaway to during select dates in November or December and get one FREE Hersheypark ticket per room*!
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GUEST ROOMS: 276 guest rooms and suites 228 rooms are located in the main building 48 rooms are located in Woodside Cottages
Built in 1933, as part of the “Great Building Campaign,” which was put in place to keep the townspeople working during the Great Depression, The Hotel Hershey features Mediterranean design and sits on top of a hill overlooking the town of Hershey.
The view is spectacular, as are the beautiful grounds. There are gorgeous fountains, gardens, reflecting pools and more, everywhere you look is a site of beauty.
As a guest of The Hotel Hershey you will enjoy state-of-the art amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, sports complex, 18-hole putting course, fitness center, and more! One of the amenities is the full-service, 40,000-square-foot, European-style Spa. I had the pleasure of visiting The Spa at Hotel Hershey and getting a Chocolate Manicure and it was heavenly. I loved my manicure and smelling like chocolate for hours after.
On site you can also enjoy The Shops featuring six boutiques which are open to guests, and other visitors to Hershey and the local community. The Shops include a jeweler, home décor store, sweets shop, spa boutique, swimwear shop/holiday shop, and store that offers signature Hotel items and Shine A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store.
If you are planning a visit this New Years, reserve your family’s table at the event that will feature a Grand Buffet Dinner, magic show, Videokie, DJ-hosted dance party, and more! Please visit The Hotel Hershey for more information on this and other special packages available.
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Hershey Highmeadow Campground is the perfect setting to enjoy the natural beauty of Hershey, Pennsylvania. With more than 300 open and shaded sites on 55 acres, Hershey Highmeadow Campground is open year-round and welcomes campers of all kinds – from the family who tents to the recreational vehicle owner to those who prefer sleeping in a cabin.
Hersheypark Camping Resort (HPCR) offers more than 300 open and shaded sites, including 46 cabins (10 log, five extended log, 13 deluxe one-bedroom log and 18 two-bedroom deluxe log) with heat, air conditioning and additional amenities; full hook-up sites with electric, water, sewer and cable television; partial sites with electric, water and cable TV; and no-hook-up tent sites. Pull-through sites are available.
Enjoy two swimming pools, children’s wading pool, basketball court and more!, With so many activities from shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, playgrounds, picnic areas, Familyt Fun Center and even an outdoor movie screen you will never be without something to do. Plus, you are very close to HersheyPark if you wanted to spend the day there and your night around the campfire.
The campground also includes a General Store, three laundry facilities, and dumping station.
I have never been camping, so this would be totally new for me and for my family. The accommodations, activities and ammeities make it rather appealing and I think I need to make a reservation come Spring.
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Disclosure: I was provided with an all-expense trip to Hershey, PA. All opinions are 100% my own.