The Hersheypark resorts are historical, fun, and a great place to stay for families visiting Hershey, Pa. Each one has it’s own unique style and provides great accomodations at Hersheypark.
Hershey, PA is a family destination that is full of sweet treats and fun. Spend the day riding the roller coasters at Hersheypark. See the animals at ZooAmerica or experience a chocolate tasting at the Hershey Museum. Take the factory tour at Hershey’s Chocolate World and receive a special treat at the end. It is so much fun and we love visiting as a family.
All of the family activities make Hershey, PA a great place to spend the weekend or even the entire week. If you are visiting you need a comfortable and family friendly place to stay, and Hershey has 3 resort hotels to fit the needs of every family.
The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, and Hersheypark Camping Resort are three different and unique resorts that are close to Hersheypark and provide extra perks for guests visiting.
Guest Perks at the Hershey Park Hotels
Guests staying at any of the official Hersheypark resorts receive special pricing and early admissions during their visits. All resorts offer a free shuttle service to and from the parks, as well as 1 hour early access to the park during the Hersheypark Sweet Start.
Hersheypark Sweet Start opens the park 1 hour early and gives access to 28 rides.
Guests can also take advantage of the Preview Plan that allows up to 4.5 hours of extra park time the day before your visit.
If you are visiting the park on a Sunday you can use your ticket to visit on Saturday 4.5 hours before park close. The preview plan is offered Memorial Day-Labor Day and is a great way to see what to expect during your visit, grab a bite to eat, and ride your favorite attractions.
As guests you receive admission tickets to The Hershey Museum and Hershey Gardens included with your stay.
Overview of the Hersheypark Hotels
Hersheypark Camping Resort
Hersheypark camping resort is a campground located across the street from Hersheypark. It has tent and RV camping but it also has cabins with heat/ac, electricity and bathrooms. We stayed at the Hersheypark campgrounds and loved it! The cabins were so cute and we liked having a bit of space to stretch out after a visit to the park. You do need to bring your own linens when staying at the cabins so plan accourdingly.
Read About Our Review: Camping at Hersheypark for Christmas.
When you walk into the lobby at the Hershey Lodge the smell of chocolate surrounds you. The Hershey Lodge is a great resort that has a lot of fun amenities for families. It also has Hershey Water Works, an indoor water park with slides and splash pads.
Hershey Lodge is huge and hosts many conference during the weekends. It has 3 on-site restaurants and a coffee shop. We stayed during our spring break last year and loved that after a day at the park we could come back and enjoy the water park.
Hershey Lodge also has daily activities like BINGO and meeting characters in the lobby. It was nice to return to the hotel and have a lot of fun activities for the kids to do.
Read Our Full Review: Hershey Lodge Water Park and Review
The Hotel Hershey
The Hotel Hershey is an original. Inspired and built by Milton Hershey this resort is historical and breathtaking. It is my favorite of the three but also the priciest.
The Hotel Hershey has traditional hotel rooms and also cottages that can sleep large groups traveling together. This hotel is the most luxury hotel of the Hersheypark resorts. There is an outdoor pool with water slide and a spa on-site.
During my visit for the Sweet Welcome we had breakfast at The Circular. When you walk into this place it is absolutely gorgeous. The architecture and historical attention to details makes this an amazing place to visit. Milton Hershey designed the restaurant so no one would be in the corner and it has stayed that way ever since.
The breakfast was absolutely amazing and delicious! I loved it! There was made to order omelets, oatmeal station, fruit station, as well as red velvet cupcakes, and the sticky buns and bread pudding. I didn’t even know I liked bread pudding until I tried this!
Guests not staying at the resort can also visit The Circular by making reservations. The cost as I write this is $22.50 for adults and $10.50 for children. It is worth a visit to walk around the resort and enjoy this amazing meal!
Read Our Review: The Hotel Hershey with Kids
All three of the Hersheypark resorts offer something different and unique to their guests. From camping and cooking up s’mores as a family to sliding down water slides or enjoying the perks at a 4 diamond resort, staying at an official Hershey resort is an great choice for families.
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