I'm still pondering what I like to call 'awesomeness' of my trip to Hershey, Pa with my family last week.
We had an absolutely amazing time! This isn't the first time I took my family to Hershey but I have to tell you that it's a game changer in my most favorite places to visit!
You all know I just love and adore traveling. It's such an amazing focus for my family to be able to experience life throw the lens of opportunity. Yes, I know that not every family can travel. In fact, my own family never traveled. The only travel I remember as a kid was a Branson, Mo trip from hell! ha. No joke. It was beyond brutal.
So it's something I swear by with my own kids. Travel when you can! So when the opportunity for me to work with Hershey, Pa as one of their ambassadors opened up I was all over the idea of getting to experience the sweetest place on Earth! After all... who wouldn't want to sip hot cocoa, make smores and smell the pumped in whiff of cocoa in a glorious hotel for a couple nights!?!?!
I was totally down.
So when we arrived to the hotel, my family thought I was THE COOLEST mom on the planet when the desk supervisor gave us each a big Hershey's Candy Bar. Amazing right? LOVE that part about Hershey.
*Minor note - NEVER visit this town if you are on a diet. SERIOUSLY. Never do it to yourself!!
I'd love to share with you my TOP 5 Faves of Hotel Hershey:
-- The check in. Really. The fact that we get chocolate bars when you check in? LOVE. And dear old Hudson LOVED it too!
-- The pool area! They recently went under a huge renovation and the pool at Hotel Hershey had taken me totally by surprise! When we got out there it was close to 5pm and I wasn't sure what the crowd would be like. About 10 minutes in we were greeted by an awesome brass band that just so happened to come out of nowhere! It was awesome! The random entertainment with a huge touch of flare went a long way.
So much so that I was convinced we had to be out there everything!
-- The Chocolate Spa. I really don't even know what to say aobut this. I personally treated my husband and I to treatments, lunch and a little down time. It was awesome to know that my kids were being well taken care of while we were being well pampered of course.
-- Cocoa Clubhouse. This was a huge surpise to me. I mean, I have honestly looked at booking this hotel many times in the past - but I never did it. Not sure why - but out of this experience I am 100% convinced that the Cocoa Clubhouse is a deal maker for me and my family. This is an awesome space where parents can comfortably drop off their kids and head out to enjoy some private time. Ahem. Like we did! ha. We put our oldest (whose 6) in the Clubhouse and because our 17 month old isn't potty trained and he's still a little dude we had to pay for a sitter that the hotel can provide. Great right? I won't lie. We spent more on the sitters & spa than we did the entire trip. It definitely was not cheap, but I can tell you that was really the best part of our trip! My husband and I got a chance to connect and our kids got a chance to really play. Worth every penny in the end.
-- The History. Seriously - I am 100% the sucker when it comes to gorgeous properties with a long line of history to it! I mean, the major chains are great and purposeful, but when you have the opportunity to be apart of something special - it just has so much more amazing life to it. And Hotel Hershey is no stranger to amazing history. One of my most favorite parts of the hotel was the gorgeous photography seen all around the facility. The photography told amazing stories about the life of the location.
OVERALL REVIEW: The Hotel Hershey is by far one of the most beautiful properties I've ever stayed at. Yes - it is very pricey. But you really have to weigh out the pros and cons. For us, I'd pay that in a second because of all the amazing amenities that comes with it. But if you are planning on not spending much time at the hotel then you may want to think about the Hershey Lodge or something more in your budget. I honestly would have been completely content with not even leaving the hotel!! ha.
More great #HersheyPa info coming soon!
DISCLOSURE: I am a Hershey, Pennsylvania ambassador. Yes, that does include some amazing perks including two nights stay & entry to some area attractions. I paid out of pocket for the spa & sitters AND the extra night. But it was worth every penny! Thanks Hershey!