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Americas Best Value Inn Palmyra/Hershey

Americas Best Value Inn Palmyra/Hershey


Since we could not get another night at the Best Western in Harrisburg, I wanted something close to Hershey Park since we were going to the Park on Wednesday and didn’t want much of a drive in the morning and at night after being tired.

Got to the hotel early after finishing up in Paradise and Intercourse. For some reason our GPS wouldn’t accept the address number so we drove to the general area and had to look for it which took an extra minute. Parking was easy, as it looking relatively empty. Checkin was fast and easy and the staff at the front was extremely friendly.

Americas Best Value Inn Palmyra/Hershey

Parked right in front of our room and unloaded our stuff and relaxed for a few minutes. First impression was that the rooms were huge so there was plenty of space for us and the bags. The bathroom however was the opposite, not much counter space, just a little shelve about the sink. Not a huge deal though.

The kids wanted to swim so we headed off to the pool which is outdoors. We took towels from the hotel room which was good because they didn’t have any at the pool. I decided not to swim as did Hibah for no good reason. The pool temperature was ok as it was around 90 outside. It is a rectangular pool with stairs to enter the shallow end. Plenty of poolside seats to watch. After a few minutes, Hibah changed her mind, ran back to the room, changed into her gear and went swimming. They swam for over 1.5 hours and then back to the room, for a shower, some tv, and off to bed.

There were plenty of towels in the room. Because we were in and out so much and it is a motel, there were a few flies in the room. I don’t blame the hotel for this but you need to consider it because there are generally lots of flies in general in the summer and they have direct access inside with a motel room. Any exposed skin at night and they were going to get on you while you slept.

The beds were comfortable and I like that that the microwave had a clock on it along with the standard bedside clock. We all slept well. We forgot breakfast ended at 9:30 on Tuesday which is when we showed up as we drove the 5 miles to Hershey Park. Instead we got breakfast at Dunkin Donuts right outside the park.

It was nice that the park was close when we got out at 10pm as we were dog tired. We grabbed some McDonalds on the way and then slept right when we got home. Next morning we all grabbed breakfast. The selection wasn’t great, but was good enough. It is in the main check in lobby in a tight area and there is no seating area. Kids grabbed some fruit and cereal (they have a waffle maker) and we headed off. Checkout took 5 seconds and again the staff was super friendly. We packed out stuff and were off to York.

Pros: Good price for area, nice pool, great staff, huge 2 queen rooms
Cons: Door opens to outside (so flies may come in), dated room, small bathrooms

Overall: I would stay again although the Best Western in Harrisburg (Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center) was only slightly more in cost and was better so if both are available I would take the BW. I paid $239.74 (total includes taxes) for 2 nights.



It was a hectic last couple of weeks.

I got the flu last week. From Monday to Sunday I averaged about 20 hours of sleep a day. I wanted but when my roommate went to the pharmacy, it turns out NyQuil is not a registered drug so they don’t sell it. I don’t know what that means but it sucks. Another student had sugar free alcohol free robitusson. That wasn’t much fun. Couldn’t hear out of one ear, snot coming out of everywhere, constant coughing, sneezing, it was a rough week.

WipeoutThe week before was nice though. I knew my parents were coming for a visit and I was pretty sure they were bringing Hibah since my mom accidentally asked me if they need a car seat by law in Bonaire. I wasnt sure Tannu was coming. Fortunately, she did. It is a boring island if you aren’t into snorkeling or diving so I don’t think my parents liked it.


Departure Day



I dreaded the day Hibah and Tannu were going to leave. We had a birthday party for Hibah at a restaurant called the Garden Cafe that served Middle Eastern food on Saturday. It was mainly all students in my school and some University staff. The closest person to Hibah‘s age was a 12 year old that was one of the the staff member’s sister. It was fun and sad, knowing this was the next to last day with Hibah and Tannu. The owner of this restaurant claims to be the Santa Claus that Coca Cola uses for their ads. He has posters of Coca Cola Christmas ads that look like they are pictures of him. It’s hard to know for sure but he appears to be the actual Santa Claus. Who know that Santa Claus has one home on the North Pole and one close to the equator. The party ended and we got dropped off.

Monday morning arrived quicker than I could imagine. The cabby was on time and I picked Hibah up for the last time. She was sleeping so she had no idea what was going on. She woke up as I was putting her in the cab and I was crying like a little baby. This would be the longest I have spent without her. The previous longest was about 1.5 weeks when Tannu and Hibah stayed in India longer than I did. I kissed Tannu goodbye and waived them off. It was depressing. I had class that day so at least I had some temporary distractions. I was pretty depressed for a couple days. I would see them in December but what if Hibah forgot who I was.

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