Our trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania was different this year. This time around, we get to travel with my extended family. The grandparents (my parents), the uncle (my brother) and his girlfriend, the boys (my sons) and me.
With that extra element, I had to find a hotel that my parents would be comfortable with, and also my kids to have the room to run around and be themselves. We normally stay in boutique hotels, but instead of jumping into that, I wanted our first night in Lancaster to be a smooth transition to traveling together.
Finding Hotels in Lancaster, PA
Reality is, it has been a while since I traveled with my parents. In our past travels we normally stayed in well known chain hotels and resorts. Ironically enough, we have never stayed at a Hilton before. Since I’m always one for trying new things, and after reading so many wonderful reviews about DoubleTree Hilton Resort which came on my radar as a top notch family-friendly hotel, I was sold.
DoubleTree Lancaster Hilton Hotel was even better in real life than on their site.
First of all, it was way bigger than I expected. With a golf course! We didn’t have the time to enjoy the course, but one thing no one can argue, golf courses give you great views and feelings of openness. I don’t know what it is about them, but I love staying on golf courses.
Description of the Room and Hotel
The Hotel Layout
The reception area is quite large and the service is great.
Plenty of sitting areas and lounge rooms, even an area for computers, if you don’t have yours. Wifi is free in all the rooms.
My favorite of all, was the tropical, closed garden. We were in Lancaster during the summer, but winters can get pretty brutal. This way you can enjoy spaciousness and greenery year round.
Did You Know – The DoubleTree in Lancaster has one of the largest pools in the area. And has an awesome water playground as well.
Our room was the family style – king suite. The main sitting area had a pull out coach that turned into a bed and also with a TV. A great place to catch the World Cup between attractions.
Separated by the bathroom, and coffee station was the master bedroom with a king sized bed. Also with a TV.
Breakfast is one of my favorite meals to eat out. And buffets even more so. The main restaurant in the hotel is Cafe 24 Hundred.
The buffet isn’t included in the price of the room, but it’s super affordable – $12 per adult and $6 per child. So worth every penny.
And I love when the staff has as much fun as the guests.
Information for DoubleTree Hilton Lancaster Hotel
Address: 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm