Howard Johnson Inn Hershey

845 East Chocolate AvenueHershey17033USA
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About Howard Johnson Inn Hershey

Experience Chocolatetown, USA, without breaking the bank at Howard Johnson Inn Hershey. Located just off US Route 422 on the outskirts of Hershey, Pennsylvania, it offers unfussy hotel accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout and free truck parking.

Air-conditioned rooms boast an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, ironing facilities, fridge, microwave, tea and coffee-making facilities and cable TV. Selected rooms include balconies and flat-screen TVs.

Facilities include a 24-hour reception, launderette, seasonal heated outdoor pool, fitness room, meeting rooms and a business center. Children can stay free.

A free continental breakfast is served daily and there’s lounge-bar plus an on-site restaurant serving lunch and dinner specialties including seafood and steaks.

Hersheypark amusement park and Hershey’s Chocolate World, lifting the lid on how chocolate gets made, are about five minutes’ drive from Howard Johnson Inn Hershey. It’s about 15 miles from downtown Harrisburg and about 12 miles from Harrisburg International Airport.


845 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA, 17033, USA
Telephone: +1(717)5339157 | Fax: +1(717)5341189 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient location close to attractions

Sweet-toothed visitors in town to indulge their passion for chocolate loved that this straightforward hotel was just a short drive from Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World plus associated attractions. Another bonus resulting from the location next to US Route 422 was that there were gas stations, eateries and shopping malls in the vicinity.

Clean, comfortable and affordable rooms

Many guests said the rooms were clean and comfortable enough for a short getaway and the reasonable rates appealed to budget-conscious travelers, many of whom said they got decent value for money at this hotel. However, a few reviewers felt the rooms and bathrooms were quite small. Freebies like parking and the continental breakfast were a plus.

Personnel were pleasant

Reviewers frequently spoke highly of the customer service, often saying staff were friendly, helpful and attentive.

Negative Reviews

Nuisance noises and smells

Some light sleepers blamed thin walls for occasionally enabling them to hear noise from connecting rooms and the corridors. Occasional traffic noise bothered some guests too. There were also some claims of annoying musty smells in certain areas of the hotel.

Mixed thoughts on free Wi-Fi

Although guests appreciated the gesture of free Wi-Fi access at this property, there were some reports that the network suffered from underwhelming speeds and patchy coverage.

Cleanliness and maintenance could be improved

Although many guests said they found the rooms to be clean, comfortable and well-maintained, there were others who weren't as charitable. Some critics commented that the hotel was outdated and would be enhanced by further modernization to tackle maintenance issues like worn carpets, dated decor and an occasionally unreliable hot water supply. There were also grumbles about cleanliness standards. These included dust, stained bedding, mold in some bathrooms and dirty floors.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1717 reviews across the web
7 /10
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7 out of 10 based on 1717 reviews