Erie, Pennsylvania, features art galleries, wine cellars, jewelry stores, antique shops, clothing boutiques and shopping complexes for people interested in shopping. The Millcreek Mall offers chain stores for shoppers, including outlet stores such as J.C. Penney Co. and Burlington Coat Factory. The mall regularly hosts events such as crafts shows. Some hotels in Erie sit within a short drive of the mall. Many of these hotels feature family-friendly amenities, such as indoor swimming pools.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Erie
Homewood Suites by Hilton Erie is an extended-stay hotel that sits on the same property as the Millcreek Mall. The hotel provides fishing guides for guests with information on regional fishing spots, including Lake Erie. Suites at the hotel boast kitchens with dishwashers, refrigerators and multiple burner stoves for guests staying a week or longer. Some suites have living rooms with fireplaces. Families staying with small children can request playpens for their tykes. The hotel's shopping package includes coupons for the Millcreek Mall. The facility's "romantic package" provides couples with hotel bathrobes and a box of chocolates.
Fairfield Inn Erie
Fairfield Inn Erie sits about a mile from the Millcreek Mall and is also within a short drive of Presque Isle State Park on the coast of Lake Erie. The hotel offers special activities for families with children, including arts and crafts activities. Sometimes the hotel offers promotions for families, which includes items such as complimentary stuffed animals. Guests brew their own pots of coffee in their rooms or amble down to the lobby for the hotel's freshly brewed coffee. The hotel features different types of guest rooms, including rooms with one king-sized bed, a king-sized bed, and a sleeper sofa and two queen-sized beds. The hotel provides guests with wireless Internet access in different parts of the hotel, including guest rooms and the lobby. The hotel does not allow smoking, even in guest rooms.
Hilton Garden Inn Erie
The Hilton Garden Inn Erie is located about 1.8 miles from the Millcreek Mall. The hotel sits next door to the Ambassador Center, a conference center for weddings, banquets or meetings for up to 500 individuals. Guest rooms at the hotel provide many of the comforts of home, including iPod docking stations, wireless Internet access, refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel has cribs and high chairs for guests with babies. The facility offers different packages, including a family package that comes with pizza, sodas and one free, on-demand movie. Another package, meant for couples, features a gift card to the hotel’s restaurant, a gift card to a local spa and a bottle of wine. Guests have a choice of buying snack items, such as popcorn, from the facility’s on-site convenience store, or eating at one of two on-site American-style grill restaurants.
Erie’s Comfort Inn, a hotel that sits about two miles from Millcreek Mall, serves as an ideal destination for families because of its close proximity to Splash Lagoon, an indoor water park that connects to the hotel. For children and teens, the hotel has virtual-reality-type video games in an on-site arcade. The hotel also boasts an atrium with a fitness center and a heated swimming pool, both open 24 hours a day. Guests staying at the hotel do not have to worry about getting to the airport, as the facility provides an airport shuttle service. Some suites at the hotel feature Whirlpool tubs for single adults or families who want a relaxing soak at the end of the day. Certain guest rooms have balconies with views of the hotel's atrium.