Looking for a weekend getaway with your family? If you live in the NYC area, you are just a little over a 3-hour ride to the Sweetest Place on Earth. That’s right, Hershey Pa! This town has so much to offer for all ages! After going directly to Hersheypark to enjoy all the rides and attractions, you will need a place to stay for one night or several nights. Hersheypark Entertainment and Resorts has 3 resorts that will make you feel right at home. I suggest at least 2 nights for your getaway. With a minimum of two nights, you can pace yourself and enjoy all the amenities of the resort of your choice.
I was invited for Sweet Welcome 2018 for a stay at the Hershey Lodge . While there for the weekend, we were able to visit all the resorts. Take a look at what each offers. It might be hard to decide where to stay but I’m sure you will love them all.
If camping is more your style, you can choose the Hershey Park Camping Resort, either by renting a cabin or hooking up your RV. You can even pitch a tent if you want to rough it. I enjoyed checking out the deluxe cabin with running water and electricity. It is my idea of glamping. One great thing about the deluxe cabin is that it sleeps 7. This is great for larger families or 2 families combined. You can even make it a girls weekend!
With transportation to the parks, you don’t have to worry about moving your vehicle the whole time you are on vacation. The campgrounds have 2 pools and one “kiddie” pool. There is even a small convenience store located right in the center where you can get some groceries and even stock up on souvenirs.
Hershey Park Camping Resort Features
- Indoor game room
- Multiple playgrounds
- Basketball, volleyball courts, and shuffleboard courts†
- Horseshoe Pits
- Movie nights, live entertainment…and so much more!
- Pool and recreation activities are available Memorial Day thru Labor Day. In addition, Halloween activities will take place the three weekends that Hersheypark In The DarkSM is scheduled.
Here is just a brief glimpse of what the inside of the deluxe cabin looks like. You do have to bring all of your own linens, but cooking utensils are provided.
Staying at the Hershey Lodge allows you to enjoy the indoor waterpark Water Works. Water Works even has an outdoor splash area for little ones. Even the adults will have fun splashing around before or after the parks.
The Hershey Lodge is a beautiful resort that has so many amenities for families and those looking for a large convention facility. The holidays can be one of the best times to visit too!
Look at all the detail that goes into each room! I wish the wallpaper was scratch and sniff. I can’t believe it, Hershey Kisses, subtle enough to almost not see it, yet you can’t help but smile when you notice it. Hershey kisses are even covering your bedding and at night your turndown service will provide you with a few kisses. That is certainly one thing I missed after my trip!
Don’t worry about bringing any toiletries with you other than your toothbrush, The Hershey Lodge has you covered. You will be smelling so fresh with a hint of chocolate.
After a day at the park or before your arrival you and your family will have to check out Water Works!
Directly off to the side of Water Works is an arcade room to keep everyone entertained.
If you don’t want to miss your daily workout the gym, you have access to their rec room.
The Hotel Hershey was Milton Hershey’s dream destination for a summer resort with guests being able to enjoy the grounds and step into a palace.
With 276 guest rooms and 48 cottages, you feel whisked away to another moment in time.
Once you step inside, it is as if you have stepped back in time to another era. Each detail was chosen by Mr. Hershey to be exactly like the countries that he had visited while traveling around the world. The Hotel Hershey has a more luxurious vibe but certainly is family friendly. This historic hotel also showcases Mrs. Hershey’s rose bushes in the garden. While standing out front of the hotel you can see Hersheypark’s roller coasters and dream of what it was like for Milton Hershey to look out on his chocolate factory.
When surveyors began mapping the site, Mr. Hershey gave his architect and chief engineer, D. Paul Witmer, a postcard showing the front view of a 30-room hotel that he had visited in the Mediterranean. It had a U-shaped base with a tower at either end. Witmer used the design to guide his creation of the 170-room hotel, which included a Spanish patio, tiled floors, a grand fountain, and a dining room without corners.
Walking the halls of the hotel takes you back in time with images of events that took place on the Hotel Hershey grounds from many years ago.
Many of the pieces of furniture in the lobby are original to the Hershey Hotel with only updates to the upholstery in keeping with the true fashion of Mr. Hershey.
This is just one of the rooms that you can stay in while at the Hershey Hotel. Perfect for a couples getaway!
The Circular room was one of my favorite places to eat. The windows give you a great view of the property and you can see the pools of water and several of the cottages that are on site. Each seat has the perfect view and there are no obstructions.
No matter where you choose to stay on property at the Hershey Resorts you can enjoy all these benefits.
FREE RESORT BENEFITS
At The Official Resorts of Hersheypark, VIP benefits come standard with your stay, so your family can play longer, explore more, and save big – all compliments of Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth®.
EXCLUSIVE HERSHEYPARK PERKS
- Best Price on Hersheypark Tickets (Includes Boardwalk & ZooAmerica®)
- 1-hour Early Access to Select Rides at Hersheypark (Select Dates May-September)
- Complimentary Front Gate Shuttle Service
- Admission to Hershey Gardens* & The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience*
- Access to 3 Award-winning Golf Courses
*Complimentary admission for guests of The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge. Preferred pricing available for guests of Hersheypark Camping Resort.
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Have you visited Hershey PA before? Which hotel would you like to stay at?
robin rue says
We went to Hershey a few summers ago, but stayed about 15 minutes out of town. I totally want to go back and stay at one of these places!!
The Hershey lodge has been my favorite since I was a kid. We are due for a trip to Hershey.
Looks like a great place to be. I’ve always wanted to go to Hershey. I think it would be such a fun time for my family.
We love Hershey park but never stayed over. I will have to check out these hotels!
Melissa Chapman says
These all sound so good and I could easily stay at any of the hotels. I think my kids would like the Water Works so I would stay there.
I would love to take my kids to Hershey Park! Staying at the Hershey Park Hotel is going to be a must for us. It looks so fun.
Wow! I love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and haven’t been to Hershey in years. Your photos and post are making me realize I need to go back again soon, there is so much more fun now.
I’ve always wanted to take the kids to Hershey, it looks like such a fun park to visit. Not to mention all the chocolate.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
These are great suggestions! Perfect for our family summer getaway!
Barb Webb says
This looks so fun! I mean, seriously, chocolate everywhere, now that’s my kind of vacation! Hope to bring the kids there someday soon, know we would all enjoy it!
I need to take my kids here! It looks like so much fun!
Awesome, I wonder if the resort smells of chocolate too hehe
Bianca Dottin says
Hershey has been on our bucket list for so long! I’m hoping we can take a family trip their soon. It looks like so much fun and I’ve heard nothing but great things.
Carlee Colonneso says
One of these days, I am going to take my kiddos up to HERSEY! I especially like those cabins, they are so cute!
Christina Gould says
Wow, Hershey has come a long way since I was a kid. Those are great photos. Thanks for posting!
Kelly Hanley says
My kids would love this! Thanks for sharing!
shelly peterson says
All 3 sound like wonderful places to stay. The kids would love the cabin at the camping resort.
Janet W. says
The camping resort seems really nice!! What a great place to stay!
Tamra Phelps says
To me, this sounds like an ultimate family fun trip. Camping, water park, Hershey! Yes, please.