Hershey Journals

The Sweetest Place on Earth

A May 2005 trip to Hershey by MalervyC

Quote: Hershey is a stone's throw away from big cities like Philly and Pittsburgh. This was my third time going to Hershey, and I've gotta tell you--it gets sweeter and sweeter every time... no pun intended!

Hotel Hershey

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Hotel | "The Hotel Hershey"

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The Hotel Hershey was a real experience. I have seen the episode of Great Hotels with Samantha Brown many times. I had a queen suite located on the second floor, overlooking the front of the hotel grounds. We spent about $280 a night, and that is during the off-season on a Sunday, so this was a little expensive for me. With the extra expense, you do get much more elegance and more personal attention from the staff. Everyone we spoke to was polite and eager to meet our requests. We ate in both the Circular dining room and the Fountain Cafe and found the price and quality of food to be excellent. The grounds of the hotel are breathtaking. There are reflection pools on the back end of the hot...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 23, 2005

Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Rd.
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
(717) 533-2171

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We had the buffet breakfast here for $16.50 per person. It was well worth it. The waitstaff was courteous, and the food was delicious. There was an omelette station, a table with a vast variety of fruit, and of course, your normal breakfast foods (pancakes, homefries, bacon). The homefries with herbs and shallots were especially tasty, and I would recommend these to anyone. Aside from the food, you are in this amazing dining room that is designed as a full half-circle overlooking the gardens and reflection pools. Milton Hershey once said that bad tippers get stuck sitting in the corner. He wanted everyone from all budgets to have a good seat, so he created the Circular Dining Room. One disappointmen...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2005

Circular Dining Room
Hotel Hershey
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
(717) 534-8800

Hershey Park

Attraction

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The park is very clean. There are lots of sit-down spots to wait for the kids while they are on rides, not to mention stroller stations where you can leave your stroller while you play. There is an Aquatheater with a dolphin/sea lion show which is definitely worth your time. The roller coasters (especially the Great Bear) are killer, and there are plenty of old-school rides (bumper cars and the ferris wheel) for those young at heart. Make a plan to stop at the Kissing Tower for a great, relaxing view of the town of Hershey.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2005

Hershey Park
100 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
1-800-HERSHEY