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Family-friendly Harrisburg hotel with event space near Hersheypark
Ideally located in Harrisburg, PA just minutes from Hersheypark, Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey is a top choice for experiencing all the rich history, culture, and fun central Pennsylvania has to offer. We’re also just a short drive from Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), making us a perfect option for business travelers or those flying in. While you're here, be sure to take in top local attractions like Hersheypark, the National Civil War Museum, Gettysburg Battlefield, and Lancaster—the famous Amish Country.
During your stay, enjoy a plethora of great features and convenient amenities like free high-speed WiFi, on-site pools, a fitness center, and much more. We also have a wonderful restaurant and sports lounge so you can make dining easy and delicious. If you’re hosting a meeting or event, take advantage of our 25,000 square feet of event space and in-house catering services. In each guest room, you’ll find the comforts of plush bedding, a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, microwave, and other essential amenities.
- Accessibility Features
- Air Conditioning
- Pet Friendly
- Wireless Internet
- Flat Screen TV
Everything You Need For Comfort & Adventure in Harrisburg
Our Harrisburg Hershey hotel offers amenities and features designed for convenience, fun, and relaxation. We make traveling easy with our complimentary Harrisburg airport shuttle service providing transfers to and from Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) during the times of 7am to 9pm. Throughout your stay, enjoy well-equipped guest rooms, free Wi-Fi, access to three hotel pools, and more. Plus, you can beat our location near Hersheypark, Gettysburg, and the best local attractions.
Features & Services at Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
- 3 Pools - Outdoor, Indoor, and Jetted Tub (outdoor pool closed for the season)
- Free High-Speed Wi-Fi
- Business Center
- In-room Mini-fridges & Microwaves
- Pet-friendly Guest Rooms ($25 daily pet fee)
- Free Airport Shuttle Service to Harrisburg International Airport (MDT). Based upon availability during the times of 7am to 9pm.
- Coin-Operated Laundry
- Express/Rapid Check-Out
- Free Parking
- All-Sports Court, Including Basketball, Tennis, and Shuffleboard
- Volleyball Court (Seasonal)
- Coin-Operated Arcade Games, Ping Pong, and Billiard Room
- Playworld Playground
Things to Do in Harrisburg with Kids
Family-Friendly Hershey Park Vacations
As one the best family-friendly hotels in the Harrisburg Hershey region, Red Lion is well-equipped to keep your kids endlessly entertained.
We're conveniently located near numerous things to do in Harrisburg with kids and positioned in Central Pennsylvania next to some of the most popular family-friendly attractions, including Hersheypark.
On-site entertainment at Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey includes arcade games, ping pong, and a billiard room. The Playworld playground lets small kids run around for fun. Outdoors, we have a sports court with space for volleyball, basketball, tennis, and shuffleboard. Active kids will also love our indoor and outdoor pools, which has a whirlpool for the adults. Our accommodations include oversized suites and pet-friendly rooms to fit the entire family, even infants with our available cribs for accommodating Hersheypark vacations.
We have conventional amenities, like 32" flat-screen TVs with cable and Showtime, and free Wi-Fi, so you can entertain your kids with movies, games, and more when you're staying in for the night. Our complimentary shuttle to Harrisburg International Airport takes the hassle out of vacationing. When you arrive, feel free to ask us for more suggestions on the best Harrisburg things to do for families.
Our Hotel Near Harrisburg International Airport
Book the Park & Fly Package
At Red Lion, we understand traveling can be stressful. As one of the most desirable hotels near Harrisburg Airport, we're proud to offer unparalleled convenience, premium amenities, and friendly service to travelers from near and far.
Take advantage of our complimentary Harrisburg airport shuttle service offering transportation to and from Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) during the times of 7am to 9pm.
TripAdvisor's 2023 Travelers’ Choice Award
TripAdvisor has awarded our Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey hotel with the 2023 Travelers' Choice Award!
We thank you, our guests, for your trust as we continue to be your homebase for adventure.
Notice: Our restaurant is open for limited hours only. Please call for hours of operation.
Season's Restaurant serves American cuisine in a relaxed, casual environment. Breakfast at our Harrisburg dining establishment is a great way to kick off the last day of your weekend. As tables go fast, make your reservation today for dinner including pasta, shrimp, dessert and more.
Season's Sports Lounge is our inviting bar, where you can watch sports or entertain a client. Enjoy our Happy Hour Specials menu filled with sliders, fish & chips, pub pretzels, and nachos. Nine flat-screen TVs allow you to enjoy the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, Nittany Lions or your hometown team in high definition. Come experience Harrisburg dining with us today.
Daily Restaurant Hours:
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
For your Harrisburg or Hershey event, Season's also offers private dining. To learn more about Season's or to make reservations, call us at (717) 704-0737.
A Classic American Restaurant in Harrisburg
Notice: Our restaurant is currently open for limited hours only. Please call for details.
At Season's Restaurant in Harrisburg, we serve quality American cuisine and provide friendly service. Our menu includes fine steaks, fresh seafood, as well as some of the tastiest crab cakes around. Join us for daily breakfast for a hot, made-to-order breakfast or stop in for dinner including pasta, shrimp, salad bar, dessert, and more.
Daily Restaurant Hours:
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
To learn more about Harrisburg dining at Season's or to make reservations, call us at (717) 704-0737.
Our Harrisburg Sports Bar
Off Season's Sports Lounge
Relax after a day of exploration or entertain a client by stopping by our Harrisburg sports bar, Off Season's Sports Lounge. Nine flat-screen HD TVs capture your teams in high definition. Watch local Pennsylvania teams like the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and Nittany Lions.
Our Harrisburg nightlife venue serves a full selection of premium liquors, beers, and wines. Our menu includes nachos, sliders, pub pretzels, wings, and much more. Come to Off Season's Sports Lounge for the best experience in Harrisburg sports bars.
Daily Dinner & Take Out: 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Spacious Hershey, PA Venues
Host Your Next Event Or Meeting With Us
With 19 meeting rooms that can accommodate anywhere from 5 to 600 people, our Hershey, PA venues in Harrisburg are flexible enough for almost any event. Our three elegant ballrooms are ideal for conferences, conventions, weddings, or other Harrisburg events. Our crown jewel is the Dauphin Ballroom—at 7,100 square feet, it's perfect for a large wedding reception.
We offer several catering options for our guests, as well. Call us at (717) 704-0720 to inquire about group rates and event planning.
Choose a Harrisburg Event Venue at Red Lion:
- Capitol Ballroom
- Capitol East
- Capitol West
- Dauphin Ballroom
- East Derry Suite
- West Derry Suite
- Lancaster Suite
- Middle Paxton Suite
- Outback Deck
- Pennsylvania Ballroom
- Susquehanna Suite
- Keystone Suite
- Governor Suite
- Nittany Suite
- Harrisburg Suite
- Harrisburg Amphitheater
- Hanover Suite
Harrisburg, PA Catering Services
Mouthwatering Menus for Any Event
Hosting your event with Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey means having access to quality Harrisburg, PA catering services.
Season's Restaurant crafts delicious American cuisine, including a Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet, and your guests will savor the creations of our chefs. Our event planners make sure your Harrisburg and Hershey catering are tailored to your event's needs, whether it's a massive conference or a small gathering. Our catering services ensure that your event will have the extra pleasantries that will make it an exceptional success.
To begin planning an event with Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey, please let us know that you require and we will ensure your event has dining that your guests will find delicious. Discover the best of catering in Harrisburg with Red Lion today.
Harrisburg Conference Rooms
With spacious ballrooms and personal service, Red Lion is a picture-perfect Harrisburg venue for corporate conferences of all kinds. Book our Dauphin Ballroom to obtain the most space. With a convenient location near the Harrisburg airport, along with comfortable accommodations and nearby dining, our hotel will cater to your guest's needs.
Our Harrisburg conference rooms are able to accommodate breakout sessions for more intimate discussions or for smaller meetings.
Contact us by calling (717) 704-0720 and inquire about hosting your next Harrisburg or Hershey convention or conference with us.
Government Traveler Rate Available
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey recognizes the hard work that local, state and federal government employees provide. As our way of saying Thank You - we are offering the per diem government traveler rate.
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey is an ideal location to rest and recharge - centrally located to downtown Harrisburg and Hershey - featuring free airport shuttle service, free WiFi, indoor & outdoor pools, business center and more. For the best government discounts on Harrisburg hotels, look no further.Need A Block Of Guest Rooms?
If your agency is traveling as a group contact our Sales Team at 717-939-7841 today.
Terms: Guest must have valid government ID at check in. Active duty/retired military personnel, federal, state & local government, cost contractors, the staff of public schools, colleges and universities and employees of foreign governments are eligible for the per diem rates.
Harrisburg Meeting Space
With over 27,000 square feet of Harrisburg meeting space, Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey is the ideal location for your next business meeting or special event.
Located just minutes from Hersheypark, the downtown Harrisburg central business district, within a few hours of many major cities, and is easily accessible by the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Amtrak’s Keystone Service, and Harrisburg International Airport (MDT). Our Hershey event venues are perfect for your next gathering.
Elegant Hershey, PA Wedding Venues
Host Harrisburg, PA weddings at Red Lion and enjoy unrivaled service and serene surroundings in our Hershey, PA wedding venues. With large ballrooms and comfortable rooms, we make sure your special day is one that's worth remembering for a lifetime.
Our venue will help meet your needs, whether you're looking for a bridal shower, reception with a large family, or anything else.
Contact us today at (717) 704-0720 to inquire about booking Hershey weddings with us.
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Things to Do in Harrisburg, Hershey, & Beyond
Our hotel places you minutes away from an array of things to do in Harrisburg, PA, Dauphin County, and Pennsylvania Amish Country. Enjoy a day of thrills and sweets at Hersheypark, or experience history at the famous Gettysburg battlefield.
As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg sits at the intersection of history and culture. We have many events throughout the year that you'll love.
Harrisburg Activities for Families & Fun
On a family vacation to Harrisburg / Hershey, PA? Make it a memorable one by exploring the best Harrisburg activities for families. Enjoy an afternoon indulging your sweet tooth at Hershey's Chocolate World, or visit The State Museum for an educational day of archaeology and history, or lounge around the hotel with onsite family activities in Pennsylvania for kids. Browse these nearby Harrisburg Hershey attractions to make the most of your family vacation!Family Activities in Harrisburg and Hershey
Hershey's Chocolate World
Hershey's Chocolate World is the go-to place for Hershey lovers. Visitors can take a ten-minute chocolate tour ride, make their own candy bars, go on a trolley ride around Hershey, participate in chocolate tasting groups, and shop.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
The State Museum of Pennsylvania has over 4,000,000 objects related to life in Pennsylvania since the beginning of time. See historical cars, like a Model T, and ancient dinosaur and mammoth skeletons.
Dutch Wonderland is a 42-acre amusement park with 34 rides and a water play area. The park is geared for parents of small children, and it also has shows that are geared towards preschool age children.
The Pennsylvania State Capital
When President Theodore Roosevelt attended the dedication of the capital building, he said, “This is the handsomest building I ever saw.” The Capitol was designed in the American Renaissance style by Philadelphia architect Joseph Huston, who envisioned the building as a “Palace of Art." Marvel at this gorgeous building, where the state's laws are created, debated and passed.
Historical Things To Do In Harrisburg
There are many things to do in Harrisburg, PA for history buffs. Our hotel near Gettysburg lets you explore the pivotal battle of the Civil War. Explore the Gettysburg battlefield or see the National Civil War Museum.
Gettysburg National Park A must-visit for history buffs. Gettysburg National Park commemorates the battle that was the turning point in the Civil War. The battle was also the inspiration for Abraham Lincoln's famous "Gettysburg Address." Visit this historical site to experience an important part of American history while staying at our hotel near Gettysburg.
National Civil War Museum The National Civil War Museum has excellent exhibits on the Civil War. Exploring both sides of the conflict, the museum exhibits many artifacts, pieces of clothing, and documents that pertain to this tumultuous era in American History.
A Gem in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Hotels
The Commonwealth's Capital City
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is home to a long and proud history as the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dating back to the 1600s, Harrisburg has been an important city and is now home to some of the finest attractions and destinations not just in Pennsylvania, but in the United States. From historic landmarks to protected parks and more, no visit to Harrisburg is complete without experiencing the rich history of the city. Though the city is rich with iconic destinations both old and new, we have selected a few of our favorite attractions to help start your adventure when you stay at the best choice in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania hotels.
Attractions in Harrisburg
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Completed in the early 1900s, the Pennsylvania State Capitol was envisioned as a "Palace of Art" by architect Joseph Huston. A priceless icon of both Harrisburg and Pennsylvania, the capitol remains a hub of democracy. Guided tours are sure to please any visitor, as are any of the events hosted throughout the year at the capitol.
National Civil War Museum
The National Civil War Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliated Museum dedicated to providing a balanced portrayal of the entire American Civil War. The museum attracts over 40,000 visitors annually and offers an expansive program of exhibits, lectures, programs and more.
Home to countless species of flora and fauna, Wildwood Park sits on the edge of Harrisburg and is an ideal place for both solo and family travelers. Explore the trails and snap photographs, or attend one of the park's programs or special events to learn more about Harrisburg's natural environment.
Fort Hunter Mansion & Park
Situated on a bluff over the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park embodies the rich history of Pennsylvania. A former war fort, the property has also been a hub for commerce and a private estate. Now open to the public, Fort Hunter Mansion is a beautiful and educational venue favored by locals and visitors alike.
State Museum of Pennsylvania
From regional wildlife and ancient dinosaurs to Civil War artifacts, classic cars and more, the State Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a broad collection of outstanding artifacts and tremendous exhibits. With a calendar full of events, exciting groups and terrific exhibits, there is always something going on at the museum.
Experience our lodging in Harrisburg today and make the most of your Pennsylvania vacation.
Experience The Best Hershey, PA Attractions
All Located Near Your Room at Red Lion
The home of Hershey chocolate, Hershey, PA really is the Sweetest Place on Earth. Visitors flock to Hershey each year to see the sites, like streetlights designed to look like Kisses and the Hershey Museum, and soak in the good cheer of Hershey. When the air smells like chocolate, you know you have found yourself in a truly wonderful place.
With rides for all sizes and an array of dining, live entertainment and shopping spots throughout the park, Hersheypark is a must-visit destination for all visitors to Hershey.
Hershey's Chocolate World
Take a tour to see how your favorite chocolate is made, create your own candy bar, enjoy an immersive chocolate-tasting experience and more at Hershey's Chocolate World.
Visit one of North America's most beloved zoos--ZooAmerica. This year-round, 11-acre zoo is adjacent to Hersheypark and features more than 200 animals from five regions of North America.
Things To Do
New! Brew Baron Beer Trail (Fall Season)
New! Hersheypark in the Dark (Fall Season) and Hersheypark Christmas Candylane (Winter Season)
Hersheypark is open on weekends through September and will extend its annual Hersheypark in the Dark seasonal event to cover 5 weekends (October 2 – November 1) this year. The park also announced today that Hersheypark Christmas Candylane will be open select dates between November 13, 2020 and January 3, 2021. This marks the first time guests can enjoy fall and winter in the new Chocolatetown section, as well as select rides and regions throughout the park!
The Chocolate Spa
The Chocolate Spa offers the ultimate indulgence with a lineup of premium, chocolate-themed treatments in a classic, peaceful environment.
Hershey Country Club
Hit the links on one of three award-winning golf courses at Hershey Country Club. Dating back to the 1930s, Hershey Country Club offers fun for golfers of all caliber.
Though no one could blame you for eating only chocolate during your stay in Hershey, the area is full of excellent dining options like The Forebay, The Bears' Den and more.
The Hershey Theatre is the area's premier performing arts center, hosting everything from Broadway productions, world-famous entertainers, dance performances and much more.
Whether you are looking for the perfect gift at Hershey Gardens or picking up something from Hershey Country Club for the golfer in your family, there is an array of shopping destinations throughout Hershey.
Breakfast policy: There is a $15 fee for the buffet breakfast ($9 for kids).