Sweet Places to Stay Near Hersheypark with Kids

Posted on: February 16th, 2021 by

Are you looking for sweet places to stay near Hersheypark with kids?

Hersheypark is one of my favorite theme parks; I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate? But there’s more to a Hersheypark family vacation. Taking the kids to Hershey can mean a day riding rollercoasters at Hersheypark and feeding blueberries to bears after dark at ZooAmerica. A Hershey vacation can include an afternoon of tasting different chocolates at The Hershey Story museum, creating your own candy bar at the Chocolate World, or exploring the new Chocolatetown. It’s a vacation that can include walking among the butterflies at the Hershey Gardens or walking among the arena (indoor or outdoor) to see the local team take on their rival. There’s so much to do in Hershey, you just have to stay the night.

Hersheypark characters stand ready to greet guests.
Hersheypark characters stand ready to greet guests.

I’ve had the pleasure of staying at both the Hershey Lodge and the Hershey Camping Resort, both are fabulous! The Hotel Hershey is on my bucket list. But sometimes those Hershey properties don’t have the availability you want. Sometimes the accommodations aren’t as spacious as you need. Or perhaps you want to be close to the fun without being right there. Whatever your reason for needing places to stay near Hersheypark with kids, we get it. We understand.

That’s why we created this guide to accommodations near Hersheypark. Hersheypark is so easy to get to, yet you can’t help but want to stay. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or an extended vacation you can’t go wrong taking a trip to Hersheypark.

Hersheypark front entrance with sign showing Hershey's Chocolatetown.
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We researched and found some fun beautiful airbnb vacation rentals near Hersheypark. You can get to back and forth to Hersheypark in less than 30 minutes. We found Hershey suites available for vacation rental, vacation homes for small families, and vacation rentals for larger families. We also found campgrounds near Hersheypark. While this is not an exhaustive list it can at least get you started on your way to some family fun as you look for places to stay near Hersheypark or in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Check out our suggestions for where to stay near Hersheypark for your sweet Hershey family vacation and let us know where you decide to go.

the Hersheypark Triple Tower was new to Hersheypark in 2017.
The Hersheypark Triple Tower was new to Hersheypark in 2017.

Places to Stay near Hersheypark

When searching for places to stay near Hersheypark, Airbnb lots of beautiful options. Keep in mind availability can change quickly. If you see something you like, book it. As an Airbnb Associate, I may earn a fee when you book from these links.

If you’re looking for a great rental to stay in while you’re visiting Hersheypark, here are the sweetest vacation home rentals near Hersheypark!

Want to move quickly to find some place to stay in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Take a spin through this airbnb carousel and click on anything that catches your eye.

Vacation Home Rentals near Hersheypark

Vacation Home Rentals near Hersheypark for small families

The following airbnb vacation home rentals near Hersheypark can accommodate up to 4 guests.

Hershey Reese

3rd Floor apartment in the center of Downtown Hershey Views of Hersheypark, and all of Hershey’s Attractions.

  • 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1 bath

The Hershey Kiss Townhouse

This Downtown Hershey Townhouse is where you want to be. Walking distance to all the new restaurants, Hershey Park, and everything Downtown. Everything is close by, the house is remodeled with all brand new furniture and everything inside. You will not be disappointed with this Hershey jem.

  • 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath

Smore’s Apartment in Hershey

Newly renovated apartment on 2nd floor of historic building, in the center of Hershey. Come downstairs and have dinner at Fenicci’s or get room service. On weekends stop by Phillip Arthur’s for breakfast. Walk to 6 different restaurants and look at the park from Chocolate Avenue. Free parking lots all around the building.

  • 4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath

Home in the Heart of Hershey

Classic home located in the heart of Hershey, very close to HersheyPark, Chocolate World, The Hershey Story, Hershey Theatre, and local downtown restaurants like Devon Seafood + Steak, Houlihan’s, Fenicci’s, The Chocolate Avenue Grill and more.

  • 3 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1 bath
vacation Home in the Heart of Hershey near Hersheypark
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Get Hersheypark Happy in this cottage in Palmyra

Come unwind and get your “Hersheypark Happy” with our relaxing Cottage on the Corner.

  • 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
  • 8 minutes to Hersheypark, Giant Center & downtown Hershey.

Vacation Home Rentals near Hersheypark for large families

The following airbnb vacation home rentals near Hersheypark can accommodate 5 or more guests.

Entire House in Hershey

This rental is located in downtown Hershey and is just a couple of minutes from Hersheypark! You’ll have the entire house during your stay and the backyard. This rental also has children’s books, toys, and a big backyard for your little ones to run around in.

  • 9 guests · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths

Hershey’s House

This home is only 1.9 miles from Hersheypark and within walking distance to local restaurants, bars, and shopping. Each of the five bedrooms has its own TV, and there is a large laundry space for doing your laundry. This is perfect for families, friends, or a larger family who are looking for cozy accommodations.

  • 14 guests · 5 bedrooms · 7 beds · 2 baths
  • 2 miles from Hersheypark

Home in the Heart of Hershey

This home is located right in the middle of Hershey, PA. You are just a couple of minutes’ drive to ZooAmerica, Chocolate World, Hersheypark, and more! There is a family/playroom in the basement for kids and a spacious home to enjoy on your vacation.

  • 9 guests · 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 1.5 baths

The Travelers Post Guest House

Right by Hersheypark, this beautifully renovated historic home is a two-story dream vacation! There are plenty of rooms for sleeping, and the home was created with a low allergy impact in mind from the hardwood and granite tile floors. There are family board games, DVDs, XBOX, and even a high chair for infants in the dining area.

  • 8 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2.5 baths

The Sweet Escape Large Family House

You are just a few minutes from downtown Hershey and all the attractions here, and you can even walk to downtown Hershey. The garage’s game room has arcade games and air hockey for the kids, and there is additional lounging in the basement if you need the extra space! This home has everything a large family needs to feel right at home.

  • 8 guests · 5 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2.5 baths

Hersheypark Cottage

This charming remodeled home is one of the closest vacation rentals near Hersheypark! You are just steps from many of Hershey’s best restaurants and shopping! This two story home was furnished with comfort in mind, from an open living room to a full gourmet kitchen. This cottage is available for monthly rentals for those of you looking for a nice long vacation!

  • 8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths
hershey kiss with 2 kids
The payoff for the vacation planning stress – moments to remember!

Hershey Kiss Home

A very comfortable home that’s near all of Hershey’s Attractions. It’s only half a mile away from the Hershey Medical Center and two miles away from Hersheypark. The building has just been renovated (new kitchen, bathroom, flooring, all new appliances, including washer and dryer.)

  • 8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths
  • 2 miles from Hersheypark

Spacious Family Home in New Cumberland

A sophisticated retreat central to Hersheypark, Holy Spirit + Harrisburg Hospitals and the PA Farm Show Complex. Newly renovated two-story family home impeccably furnished with casual elegance and gracious hospitality in mind.

  • 8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths
  • 14 miles from Hersheypark

The Suites at Hershey Rentals

The Suites at Hershey is where Hershey first manufactured chocolate! Enjoy a chocolate- themed getaway combined with theme park fun set in the lush green pasture land of Amish country. It’s a great place to explore with amazing nearby attractions and a glorious villa/suite to come home to after your Hershey fun.

The Suites at Hershey Rentals are perfect for large families

Two-Bedroom Suite 

The Suites at Hershey is a great place to stay if you’re looking to be close to Hersheypark. You can see the roller coaster lights from your window at night. This place is full of amenities such as an indoor pool, outdoor pool, arcade, basketball court, front desk, and more!

  • 8 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths
  • 2 minutes from Hersheypark
The Suites at Hershey Rentals are located near Hersheypark.
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Luxury Vacation Villas at the Suites at Hershey

These villas are professionally managed by BlueGreen Vacation Club and located at the Suites at Hershey. This location puts you right near Hersheypark, and you can enjoy the many amenities this place has to offer! From free WiFi to an indoor heated pool and game room, this place has everything you need to feel right at home!

  • 8 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths
  • 2 minutes from Hersheypark

More 2 Bedroom Rentals at The Suites at Hershey

When looking to book a stay at The Suites at Hershey you have several options. Compare them carefully. While all have 2 bedrooms, some have 2 beds. Others have 4. Bed sizes also vary. Hosts ratings and rental fees will also vary from host to host.

Cabin Rentals near Hersheypark

Cabin Rentals near Hersheypark for small families

The following airbnb cabin rentals near Hershey, can accommodate 4 guests.

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Cabin Rentals near Hersheypark for large families

The following airbnb cabin rentals near Hershey, can accommodate more than 4 guests.

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Campgrounds near Hersheypark

We know how many families love to camp while on vacation therefore we wanted to feature campgrounds near Hersheypark with cabin rentals.

  • Little Buffalo State Park has 40 rustic campsites, 4 cottages, and one large 12-person cabin. Park activities including hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. 
  • Fowlers Hollow State Park has 18 rustic campsites. Park activities including hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Campgrounds near Hersheypark that allow pets

If you want to stay close to Hersheypark and have a wide variety of accommodations, all of these are great options!

Interested in more places to stay at Hersheypark?

No matter what your preference is for a Hersheypark family vacation, Hersheypark offers some great on property accommodations.

Camp at Hersheypark Camping Resort

The sweetest place to camp near Hersheypark is their very own Hersheypark Camping Resort. It’s open year round!!

Campers can choose from regular and pull-through campsites with partial or full hook-ups or stay in a log cabin, which range from basic features to deluxe amenities. Read about our stay in the Hersheypark deluxe cabins. Plus, with two pools, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and WiFi, there is something for everyone!

The Historic Landis Barn features the Country Store – Sweets and More, which includes camping items and a gift shop, as well as a Family Fun Center, laundry facility, and restroom/shower facility.

Hersheypark campground (1)

Plan a sweet stay for the Hershey Lodge

Over the years, members of the Jersey Family Fun team have stayed at the Hershey Lodge several times. We love it. From the Water Works to the Kids Check In, from the on property restaurants to the frequent meet and greets with characters, from the free shuttle to the attractions to candy bars on your pillows at night, it’s no wonder why the Hershey Lodge is so popular among places to stay near Hersheypark.

If you’re interested in treating the kids to a stay at the Hershey Lodge review one of these articles.

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Melanie’s kids helped themselves to the Hershey Kisses on our bedside table.

Experience the luxury that is the Hotel Hershey

Looking for a more luxurious place to stay near Hersheypark? Consider The Hotel Hershey. Known for its refined elegance, signature service, and abundant amenities, The Hotel Hershey is a one-of-a-kind destination in Chocolate Town U.S.A. It’s been on my bucket list for a while, especially after I took a hotel tour during a previous trip to Hershey.

The Hotel Hershey is situated high atop the town of Hershey and has 276 guest rooms, including 48 cottages. Some guest rooms and suites can accommodate larger families too. Learn more at the Hotel Hershey website.

A look at the newly remodeled Hershey Lodge hotel rooms.
A look at the newly remodeled Hotel Hershey hotel rooms.
Chocolatetown_KISSES FOUNTAIN AND COASTER
Photo Credit Hersheypark

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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