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Hershey Pennsylvania: The Sweetest Place on Earth
by David H. Urmann

Hershey Pennsylvania is the home of the world famous Hershey Chocolate. There are a lot of luxurious but affordable hotels in Hershey, assuring you a relaxing and stress-free vacation.

You will find Hershey along Derry Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. It is about 14 miles off Harrisburg's eastern portion. This place is formerly known as Derry Church. In 1906, it was renamed as Hershey because of the growing fame of Hershey's Chocolate. It is also named as Chocolate Town. In fact, Hershey is regarded as The Sweetest Place on Earth.

The fascinating places you can visit in Hershey are Hershey Park, Zoo America, Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey Gardens and the GIANT Center (the Hershey Bears' home) and Hotel Hershey, Hershey Park Arena, Hershey's Chocolate World, Hershey Museum and the Hershey Area Playhouse among others. After a whole day of fun and excitement through tours and sightseeing ventures, here are also some hotels that can guarantee the best accommodations:

Hilton Garden Inn Hershey This hotel is located at 550 East Main Street Hummelstown, PA 17036. This hotel is just a few minutes from Hershey Park, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Harrisburg along with The Hershey Company, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Hershey's Giant Center. Aside from this, it is very close to Hershey Garden, Hershey's Chocolate World and various restaurants.

Hilton Garden Inn has a total of 99 spacious and comfortable guestrooms having king-sized or 2 double beds. Their onsite restaurant, the Great American Grill Restaurant, serves full breakfast buffets and made-to-order delicacies. They also have lobby beverage services, room services, meeting rooms and banquet spaces that can seat up to about 75 guests. They cater to special occasions, receptions, breakfasts, dinners, lunches and even meetings.

Guests are guaranteed with a free shuttle service to the airport, a 24hr business center and high speed Internet and a whirlpool, heated indoor pool, fitness facility and self-parking facilities. Every room is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, ergonomic chair and work desk. They also provide dual-lined phones with speakers and voicemail features along with iron with iron boards, hair dyers, 25-inch Cable TV with HBO, alarm clocks with jacks for MP3s and video game consoles among others.

You can also choose between their smoking and non-smoking rooms. They also have handicap-accessible rooms and facilities. Other hotel amenities include a Jacuzzi, restaurant, conference facilities and business center.

Days Inn Hershey This pet-friendly hotel is situated at 350 West Chocolate Avenue Route 422 & Route 743 Hershey, PA 17033. It is near local attractions like Zoo America, Hershey Park, GIANT Center and Chocolate World. It is also in close proximity to Harrisburg, Tanger Outlets, Dutch Wonderland and Amish Country.

With all the wonderful attractions in Hershey, the hotel came up with its own way of showing their guests how much they are valued. The hotel currently provides free shuttle services to Hershey Park and the airport. Government officials who wish to stay here for official use are given special government rates.

Facilities and amenities of Days Inn include satellite TVs, free local calls, AV equipments, alarm clocks, guest Laundromats and express checkout. They also have a 24hr front desk, game room, pool, microwave, coffee maker, and iron with iron board and a desk with lamp, indoor parking facilities and express check-in services.

Comfort Inn at the Park This non-smoking hotel is located at 1200 Mae St. Hershey, PA 17036. It is merly 2 miles away from Hershey's Chocolate World, Hershey Park, Zoo America, Boardwalk Water Park and Hershey Outlets.

Facilities and amenities of this hotel include free wireless Internet access, indoor pool, suites and guest rooms and meeting rooms, ice machine, city center, elevators and bus parking areas. For their rooms, guests are guaranteed with video game players, phones, and in-room movies along with cable TVs with remote, safes, hair dryers and complimentary breakfast. The hotel is also conveniently near shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Nearby cities include Gettysburg, Harrisburg and Lancaster.

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