Hersheypark and Hershey, PA are both fabulous family travel destinations! However, have you ever wondered where your family should stay? Latina TravelingMom, Tania, offers Hersheypark hotel reviews including the campground and cabins so you know which option for staying on site at Hersheypark is right for your family. These hotels and campground offer location, location, location as well as other Hersheypark perks.
Hersheypark Hotel Reviews
There are three official resorts of Hersheypark – Hershey Lodge, The Hotel Hershey, and Hersheypark Camping Resort. But which one should you stay at? Read on for our Hersheypark hotel reviews.
Staying on site at Hersheypark is worth it with benefits such as 1-hour Early Access to select rides at Hersheypark on select dates May-September. Also included is complimentary Front Gate Shuttle Service to Hersheypark.
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As guests of Hershey Lodge and The Hotel Hershey, you receive admission to Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story Museum. It’s definitely worth a visit to both of these locations. Hershey Gardens is beautiful, and they have a Butterfly Atrium where you can walk amongst the butterflies!
The Hotel Hershey
The rooms are a little smaller at The Hotel Hershey than the rooms at Hershey Lodge, but the decor has a more upscale feel. They are simple and elegant and make me feel like I’m part of another era.
One of the most luxurious things about The Hotel Hershey is The Spa. I’m always up for relaxation and pampering. I opted for the Sweet Feet Pedicure. It’s 60 minutes of bliss and of course included chocolate! Even if you’re “just” getting a manicure or pedicure, you still get to change into a robe and use the other facilities in the spa-like the Quiet Room and the Steam Room and Sauna.
The Hotel Hershey has several restaurants including The Circular, Harvest, Trevi 5, and The Iberian Lounge. If you need coffee and baked goods, The Cocoa Beanery has you covered. My favorite is The Circular. I gasped at the beauty when I walked into The Fountain Lobby. It has the feel of a Spanish Patio.
One of the reasons I love The Hotel Hershey is the story behind it. Milton Hershey decided to build this great hotel on top of a hill during The Great Depression. Many thought he was crazy to pursue such a thing during this time. However, the hotel employed the town and thrived.
With room rates starting at $199 a night, Hershey Lodge is the least expensive option out of the two Hershey Hotels on the property, but it offers plenty for your money. I stayed in a room with a King Bed. The rooms were pretty large for a hotel room and include a desk and mini fridge.
Sweet touches are what makes this resort special. There is Hershey Kiss wallpaper in the bathroom, Hershey Kiss sheets, and Hershey Kiss soap. The details are not to be missed.
The one thing that would make me choose this resort every time if I had a smaller family is Hershey’s Water Works. Hershey’s Water Works is not your average hotel pool. I’m pretty sure my kids would never leave the pool area. It’s complimentary for overnight guests at Hershey Lodge. You can enjoy 30,000 square feet of splashtastic fun including Twizzlers Twists water slides and Reese’s Water Walk!
Also included is a zero entry pool (which is crucial for my little ones who can’t swim yet), a castle spray zone, lighthouse tipping bucket, and a hot tub! It definitely ups the value for your stay on site at Hersheypark.
Hersheypark Camping Resort
I think I was most surprised at how much I enjoyed the options at Hersheypark Camping Resort. You can bring a tent, an RV, or stay in one of the beautiful deluxe cabins. Choose from regular and pull-through campsites with partial or full hook-ups or stay in a log cabin, which range from basic features to deluxe amenities. Plus in the summer, you’ll have access to two pools and a kiddie pool.
Some other amenities include basketball courts, volleyball courts, shuffleboard courts, a playground, picnic tables, and a campfire pit. On some nights, they show movies on an outdoor screen.
I enjoy camping, but let me tell you, I’d choose those cabins all day long. I toured an empty 2-bedroom deluxe cabin, and this is the place for me and my family. First of all, they sleep 7. Jackpot!
This is a more affordable option for bigger families like mine. Second, hello, kitchen! Third, indoor plumbing including a toilet and shower in your cabin. Yeah, I’m one of those who really digs indoor plumbing. Call me crazy.
One of the cons is that you do have to bring your own supply of linens, pillows, blankets, and towels. However, it could be worth it for the overall savings or if you just really enjoy camping!
Staying On-Site at Hersheypark
Hopefully, this guide to staying on site at Hersheypark has helped you decide which Hersheypark resort is best for your family. Enjoy these mini Hersheypark hotel reviews the next time you visit Hersheypark, even with young kids.