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Comfort Inn Riverfront

This is a 2 star hotel in Harrisburg
525 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA, U.S.A.
Photo 1 - Comfort Inn Riverfront
Great view, downtown location, with many on-site recreational activities
  • Free Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking
  • Many guests described the staff as nice and hepful
  • Many guests felt that the breakfast was of high quality
  • Many guests agreed that the hotel has great value
  • Many guests praised the hotel's location and enjoyed the river view
  • No elevator
  • Many guests found the beds to be too hard
  • A small handful of guests felt that the hotel was rundown and in need of a renovation
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Jul 5, 2013
The Comfort Inn Riverfront, situated in downtown Harrisburg, PA, is located 10 minutes away by car from Strawberry Square. 

This hotel is pet friendly, allowing both dogs and cats for $25 per night. This hotel is also smoke free. There are two floors with 115 rooms.

Each room features free Wi-Fi, cable TV (with HBO, free movie channels and ESPN), air conditioning, a phone with voicemail and wake-up calls available, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, an ironing board with an iron, toiletries, a safe, a clock radio, a hair dryer and a desk. Rooms feature either a king bed, two queen beds, or two twin beds, depending on the room.

For free, guests at the Comfort Inn Riverfront are able to park on site. Guests are offered a free breakfast every morning from 6:30 am to 9:30 am.

For the guests' needs, there are smoking areas, a conference room, a concierge service, a 24-hour front desk, an ATM, a laundry service and facility, barbecue grills, business services, a business centre, an express check-out and a staff capable of speaking multiple languages. Also on site at the hotel, there is an outdoor pool, a picnic area, fishing, boat launching and a hiking and biking trail.

There is no on-site restaurant, but Passage to India is adjacent to the hotel, and the hotel's downtown location makes a variety of restaurants accessible within a 15-minute walk.

Some areas that guests may want to visit while they stay at the Comfort Inn Riverfront include the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, which is 13 minutes away on foot or 3 minutes away by car, and Harrisburg's restaurant row, which is 17 minutes away by car. Metro Bank Park is 6 minutes away by car or a 20-minute walk from the hotel, while Hersheypark Stadium is 22 minutes away by car.

Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) is 14 minutes away by car. (All transportation time estimates sourced from Google Maps)    
The Good
In the recent reviews from 2013 sourced for this article, the vast majority of guests only had good things to say about the Comfort Inn Riverfront. It seems as if the hotel had recently made changes to improve itself greatly, as more recent reviews are much more positive than the older reviews made in 2011-12. 

Many guests were very satisfied with the quality of the staff, the breakfast and the view from the windows from each room. They felt that the staff were very friendly, the breakfast had a variety of good food and that the view of the riverfront was relaxing. 

A significant number of guests agreed that the value of the hotel was very good, and they praised the hotel's location.

The Bad
Very few recent reviews, dated in 2013, had anything negative to say about the Comfort Inn Riverfront.

A handful of guests complained that the beds were too firm, and that this affected the quality of their sleep.

A small number of guests saw the decor as rundown, and in need of an update. 

It should be noted that there is no elevator in this hotel. guests rated this hotel 3.4 out of 5 and 73% of guests recommended it based on 177 reviews. guests rated this hotel 3.4 out of 5 based on 133 reviews. ranked this hotel #37 of 50 Harrisburg hotels, with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on 135 reviews.

Guest Reviews

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79.37 USD - 0.00 USD Comfort Inn Riverfront
Out of 68 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.2 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 3
No. of guest comments: 3
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #3 out of 68 hotels in Harrisburg ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Verified Guest from Kittanning, PA US rated Comfort Inn Riverfront 10 out of 10 on September 29, 2011
Waterfront was nice
"very friendly staff and great location. I live nearby stayed for st pattys day."
Olen rated Comfort Inn Riverfront 8 out of 10 on March 18, 2011
Verified Guest from York, PA US rated Comfort Inn Riverfront 9 out of 10 on January 01, 2004


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Comfort Inn Riverfront

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Water Activities
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Photocopier
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax (717) 238-2172
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 17104
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (717) 233-1611
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Toll-free (866) 611-6301
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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