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Luxury Awaits at The Hotel Hershey

It’s time to finish up my series of where to stay at Hersheypark and Hershey, PA with The Hotel Hershey. As part of the Sweet Welcome, Hershey invited me and other bloggers as their guests to discover more of what Hershey has to offer. During this trip we were able to tour The Hotel Hershey as well as dine at The Circular and get a Sweet Feet treatment at the Spa. If luxury and history are what you’re looking for, then you’ve come to the right place with this Hotel Hershey review.

Part of my Hotel Hershey review takes you on a tour of the Fountain Lobby.

As we headed to dine at The Circular, I heard the gasps of amazement when you walk 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.

Walk into a little piece of Cuba when you visit The Hotel Hershey.

Rooms at The Hotel Hershey

I gave you a glimpse of the rooms at Hershey Lodge and Deluxe Cabins at Hersheypark Camping Resort. Now it’s time to take you on a tour of The Hotel Hershey. The rooms are a little smaller than the rooms at Hershey Lodge, but the decor has a more upscale feel. They are simple and elegant and make you feel like you’re part of another era.

Simplicity and elegance await you in my Hotel Hershey review.

Some of the original furnishings are still inside the Hotel Hershey.

If you need to work on your trip to the Hotel Hershey, no problem!

Restaurants at The Hotel Hershey

We ate breakfast at The Circular, and it was one of the best breakfast buffets I’ve ever had. From an omelette station to pancakes and waffles to fruit to ham and other meats, they have you covered. A special shoutout goes out to the sticky buns.

My Hotel Hershey review gives the omelette station two thumbs up at The Circular.

This may seem like an ordinary sticky bun, but it's not.

The Circular comes from Milton Hershey’s desire to not have a restaurant with corners. He often dined alone while traveling and got stuck in corners. He didn’t want that to happen to anyone else, so what do you get? A main dining hall in a circular shape with no corners and gorgeous views.

Check out my Hotel Hershey review to find out why there are no corners in The Circular.

While The Circular is The Hotel Hershey’s flagship restaurant, other dining options include Trevi 5 which features authentic Italian fare. Harvest serves American cuisine and Cocoa Beanery serves coffee and pastries (and hot chocolate!).

The Spa at The Hotel Hershey

You don’t have to walk far to get your relaxation on. Was The Spa one of my favorite parts of the entire trip? Yes. What mom doesn’t want to feel pampered?

Follow this sign upstairs to get pampered at The Hotel Hershey.

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.

Part of my Hotel Hershey review includes a trip to the Chocolate Spa!

Even the bathrooms are peaceful and tranquil, and should you forget something, there are hair products and toiletries for you to use.

If you’re feeling a little more social, then try out The Oasis restaurant and lounge, downstairs in the spa. I loved seeing how many groups of girlfriends and couples there were – all hanging out in robes. Now that’s relaxation. And check out the buffet!

Try the lunch buffet at The Oasis restaurant in The Spa at The Hershey Hotel. Yum!

Dessert anyone?  I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I really like to eat, dessert especially, and Hershey knows how to do desserts.

Chocolate and pies galore at The Oasis in the Spa at The Hotel Hershey.

The Hotel Hershey Benefits

So obviously with added luxury comes added cost. But that also means extra benefits. Here’s what you’ll receive during your stay at The Hotel Hershey.

  • Family Resort Recreation & Activities
    Family Fun at the Indoor & Outdoor Pool Complexes
    1-hour Early Access To Select Rides*
  • Admission to Hersheypark the night before your visit with the Preview Plan
    Admission to Hershey Gardens featuring the new Butterfly Atrium
    Admission to Hershey Story Museum
    Access to 3 Award-Winning Golf Courses
  • Best Price on Hersheypark Tickets (Includes The Boardwalk and ZooAmerica)
    Complimentary Front Gate Shuttle Service
    Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Opportunity to purchase a Hersheypark Sweet Access Pass
    Ability to rent premium waterfront Cabanas at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark
    Preferred pricing for Breakfast At The Park with Hershey’s Characters
Take a dip in pools at The Hoel Hershey which provides fun for your whole family!

Photo Credit: Hershey, PA

The Hotel Hershey Review

For me, if I were bringing my family, then I would most likely opt for the Hersheypark Camping Resort, because we’re a large family. However if I was doing a girlfriend getaway or a mommy/daughter trip with one of my girls, then this would be my go-to resort. It’s definitely a splurge, but one that’s worth it if it’s in your budget. The architecture, the history, the grounds, and the views are stunning. When I walked in, I was whisked away to another time and place.

All of the 3 official properties in Hershey, PA offer something different for their guests yet have one thing in common – family. You are treated like family at each of the resorts. Learning more about what a philanthropist Milton Hershey was helped me understand why I feel like family here. He started The Milton Hershey School which is a private philanthropic boarding school (pre-K through 12) in Hershey and dedicated his time and money here. Currently the school serves more than 2,000 students and gives these children an opportunity for schooling that they may not have had. A portion of all proceeds from Hershey goes directly to the school. Now that’s something I can support.

Thanks for reading my Hotel Hershey review. Now, who wants to meet me at the spa?



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