Hershey Lodge and Convention Center is situated at University Drive in Hershey, Pennsylvania and is approximately 15 minutes drive from Harrisburg International Airport. The hotel offers a shuttle service to and from the airport for a small fee, which can be pre-booked with the hotel concierge. Alternatively there are four national rental car companies at the airport and an Enterprise-Rent-A-Car counter is located at Hershey Lodge in the front lobby, with free parking available at the hotel.
There are 665 guest rooms including 15 suites at the resort with a variety of layouts and chocolate themed dycor and artwork. Accessible guest rooms are also available and Braille signage is located throughout the property. Each guest room contains either a king bed or two queen beds and has a TV, telephone, wireless internet access, a refrigerator and room service is also available for in room dining.
The hotel has many dining and refreshment options on site including the Hershey Grill, which is open daily for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch and offers contemporary cuisine. The Forebay is open for dinner and has a patio for diners to sit on during the summer months. Serving lunches and dinner is the Bear's Den, which is a sports themed family restaurant and has a TV for diners to follow the latest sports action.
Breakfasts can be taken at Lebbie Lebkicher's, which is open daily from 7am to 11am and can also be hired for private lunch and dinner parties. For lighter meals or snacks, visitors can go to Cocoa Beanery for sandwiches, pastries and a coffee. Finally food and beverages are also served poolside at the hotel.
There are various recreational activities for guests to participate in with the hotel having an indoor pool and two outdoor pools, where pool games are arranged by hotel staff. Guests also have free use of the on site 18-hole miniature golf course, which is open daily weather permitting or there are four other courses nearby for guests to use for a fee. Various other sports are catered for here including tennis and basketball.
This is the largest convention resort in Pennsylvania boasting 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space and eight certified meeting professionals on site. The Great American Hall is the largest of the rooms here and can be used for many different functions. There are other sizable rooms for events including two further ballrooms, four tower suites and the Confection Hall.
Weddings can be catered for at the resort with the option of using one of the ballrooms for the ceremony or holding it outside. Photographs can be taken in the grounds and the gazebo by the lake during the spring and summer months, whilst the lobby area provides a good setting for pictures in the cold or wet months. Receptions can be held in the Chocolate Ballroom, which accommodates up to 650 guests and has a large dance floor, although there are smaller rooms available for more intimate gatherings.
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