Hersheypark Camping Resort is the perfect budget friendly option, if you are looking to stay at one of the official Hershey Hotels. From deluxe cabins, to tent camping, no matter what type of accommodations you choose, you will surely have a sweet and budget friendly escape.
Hersheypark Camping Resort
I will be the first one to admit I am not a camper, no tents and roughing it for me. Needless to say when I learned that the Hersheypark Camping Resort had deluxe cabins I had to see what it was all about. I would say I am definitely more of a glamper, as in, I need electric and air conditioning when I camp.
I have always assumed the campground was strictly tents and RV camping. Boy was I mistaken. The campground is a stones throw from the world-class theme park, yet it is nestled in the woods just off the main road. I also couldn’t believe all of the fun amenities the campground offers guests. Make sure you plan for a day to enjoy all of the fun at the campground, and not just the theme park.
During our visit we stayed in a 2 Bedroom Deluxe Log Cabin. These are very limited, if you want to book this cabin you need to book well in advance of your visit. There is a minimum 3-night stay during peak months and holidays. These cabins are located in the Coaster Crest area of the campground, which is situated close to all of the resort amenities.
I love that there is a private porch with a picnic table offered at the cabins. It makes it feel all the more homey. When you enter the cabin it is the kitchen and living room area. The living room houses a sleeper sofa as well, perfect for my teen who didn’t want to sleep in the noisy bunk bed room with the little kids. The kitchen is modern and offers all of the amenities you need to cook and make yourself at home for the week. It comes with basic kitchen necessities, however if you want special pots/pans you may want to bring your own as well as pot holders.
The bathroom is small and offers a stand-up shower, sink and toilet. It gets the job done, you are camping after-all, so no need for all the bells and whistles. There is a small cabinet next to shower for storage. Towels are not included in the cabin, be sure to bring them from home.
The 2-bedroom deluxe cabins offer one bedroom with a queen bed and dresser, and the other houses two sets of bunk-beds with storage drawers underneath. You will need to bring your own sheets, blankets and pillows as they do not come with the cabin. It can sleep up to 7, I wouldn’t suggest more than two adults, as the close quarters keep privacy to a minimum.
The cabins are simple and rustic, but they do have indoor plumbing, air-conditioning and/or heat. They offer a fantastic budget friendly option and you get all the perks of an official Hershey Hotel.
- TV with cable and DVD unit in living room
- Ceiling fan
- Kitchenette appliances: 2 burner stove top, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot (filters not included).
- Serving items for 7 people: plates, bowls, mugs, plastic cups, forks, spoons, knives, and steak knives. Miscellaneous items: frying pans, sauce pan, manual can opener, measuring spoons/cups, dish drainer, and serving spoons.
- Dining table with benches/chairs
- Porch with picnic table
- Outside fire ring
While you are only 3 miles from the theme park be sure to enjoy the resort. There is nightly fun for guests each weekend, from a magician, to dance parties and movie nights. You may even see your favorite Hershey friends during special events.
Sadly, we couldn’t enjoy most of the outdoor amenities as we visited in the cooler months, but we will be back!
- Two swimming pools and a kiddie pool
- Indoor game room
- Multiple playgrounds
- Basketball, volleyball courts, and shuffleboard courts
- Horseshoe pits
When you stay at the Hersheypark Camping Resort you get special guest only perks. From early park access to special pricing on area attractions, it is worth it to stay in an official resort. One of my favorite perks is the shuttle direct to the front gate of the park.
- Up to 3.5 FREE extra hours to Hersheypark Memorial Day – Labor Day with Preview Plan
- 1-hour early access with Sweet Start
- Preferred Pricing to Hershey Gardens
- Preferred Pricing to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience
- Access to 3 award-winning Golf Courses
- Preferred pricing to ZooAmerica®
- Complimentary Front Gate Shuttle Service
We loved the Hersheypark Camping Resort, and cannot wait to make a return visit (hopefully during warmer months) to enjoy all of the great fun to be had. If you want a budget friendly option at The Sweetest Place on Earth, stay here.
Disclosure: I was provided a one night stay for my review, no further compensation will be given.
published June 1, 2018