The Central

Searching for hotels near Hershey Park and/or Harrisburg PA? Need something centrally located, so you have access to numerous nearby travel destinations during your stay with us? Welcome to the Central.

Not only is the word “Central” in our name because of our close proximity to downtown Harrisburg, Hershey Park, Lancaster, Gettysburg, etc., the word “Central” is also in our name because we believe comfort and convenience to be central to your stay with us at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER the Central Hotel & Conference Center.

We blended the amenities of a resort style hotel with the flair and charm of a boutique hotel and have instilled a new energy and vitality to the Harrisburg-Hershey area with our striking designs, unparalleled comfort and the friendly service that of course comes guaranteed.

As our name suggests, we’re the epitome of hotels near Hershey PA and Harrisburg PA because we’re central to it all!


Completely renovated in early 2011, the Central Hotel now offers even more stylishly comfortable rooms, one of the largest indoor pools in Harrisburg, a spacious and upgraded fitness center, meeting and conference rooms, group event and wedding spaces, and a one of a kind and incredibly beautiful Grand Atrium.

Sit and chat with friends in one of the atrium’s many conversation areas, enjoy a drink in the atrium bar, or perhaps hold a mini-meeting. This truly stunning gathering and lounge space also offers a sundry shop (for snacks and forgotten toiletries) and a spacious business center – one of the many things that helps set us apart from other hotels near Hershey PA and Harrisburg PA. Read more about our amenities and services.


We’re set in the heart of south-central Pennsylvania; halfway between Harrisburg International Airport and the Harrisburg Transportation Center and midway between Highways 83 and 81.

Downtown and the State Capital? 10 minutes away.
Hershey Park? 15 minutes due east.
Lancaster? 30 minutes southeast.
Gettysburg? 50 minutes due south.