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Also, includes the cash outflow from the payment of uncollateralized notes payable debt obligations (where debt is not backed by the pledge of collateral). 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Also includes, amount of direct cost of an unsuccessful business combination, including, legal, accounting, and other cost that were charged to expense during the period. 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Total Assets Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Assets Liabilities and Equity Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Liabilities and Equity [Abstract] Mortgages and Notes Payable Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Noncurrent Liabilities Other Liabilities Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information Other Liabilities The aggregate carrying amount, as of the balance sheet date, of liabilities not separately disclosed in the balance sheet reported by an equity method investment of the entity. Equity: Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information, Equity [Abstract] Hersha Hospitality Trust Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Equity Excluding Noncontrolling Interests Joint Venture Partners Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Noncontrolling Interest Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Total Equity Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information, Equity Total Liabilities and Equity Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Liabilities and Equity Statements of Operations Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Income Statement [Abstract] Room Revenue Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Revenue Other Revenue Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information Other Operating Revenue The total amount of other operating revenue, the components of which are not separately disclosed on the income statement, from items that are associated with the entity's normal revenue producing operation, reported by an equity method investment of the entity. Operating Expenses Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Cost of Sales Lease Expense Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information Lease Expense Lease expense incurred for leased assets including furniture and equipment which has not been recognized in costs and expenses applicable to sales and revenues reported by an equity method investment of the entity; for example, cost of goods sold or other operating costs and expenses. Property Taxes and Insurance Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information Real Estate Taxes and Insurance The aggregate total of real estate taxes and insurance expense reported by an equity method investment of the entity. General and Administrative Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information General and Administrative The aggregate total of expenses of managing and administering the affairs of an entity, reported by an equity method investment of the entity, which are not directly or indirectly associated with the manufacture, sale or creation of a product or product line. Depreciation and Amortization Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information Depreciation and Amortization The current period expense reported by an equity method investment of the entity, charged against earnings on long-lived, physical assets not used in production, and which are not intended for resale, to allocate or recognize the cost of such assets over their useful lives; or to record the reduction in book value of an intangible asset over the benefit period of such asset; or to reflect consumption during the period of an asset that is not used in production. Interest Expense Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information Interest Expense The cost of borrowed funds accounted for as interest that was charged against earnings during the period reported by an equity method investment of the entity.. Loss on Debt Extinguishment Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Gain (Loss) On Extinguishment Of Debt Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Gain (Loss) On Extinguishment Of Debt Net (Loss) Income Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Net Income (Loss) Collaborative Arrangement, Accounting Policy Collaborative Arrangement, Accounting Policy [Policy Text Block] Principles Of Consolidation And Presentation Consolidation, Policy [Policy Text Block] Use Of Estimates Use of Estimates, Policy [Policy Text Block] Investment In Hotel Properties Investment, Policy [Policy Text Block] Investment In Unconsolidated Joint Ventures Equity Method Investments [Policy Text Block] Cash And Cash Equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, Policy [Policy Text Block] Escrow Deposits Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents, Policy [Policy Text Block] Hotel Accounts Receivable Trade and Other Accounts Receivable, Policy [Policy Text Block] Deferred Financing Costs Deferred Charges, Policy [Policy Text Block] Due From/To Related Parties Due From To Related Parties [Policy Text Block] Due From To Related Parties [Policy Text Block] Intangible Assets and Liabilities Goodwill and Intangible Assets, Intangible Assets, Policy [Policy Text Block] Development Project Capitalization Development Project Capitalization [Policy Text Block] Development Project Capitalization [Policy Text Block] Noncontrolling Interest Consolidation, Subsidiaries or Other Investments, Consolidated Entities, Policy [Policy Text Block] Shareholders' Equity Stockholders' Equity, Policy [Policy Text Block] Stock Based Compensation Share-based Compensation, Option and Incentive Plans Policy [Policy Text Block] Derivatives And Hedging Derivatives, Methods of Accounting, Hedging Derivatives [Policy Text Block] Revenue Recognition Revenue from Contract with Customer [Policy Text Block] Income Taxes Income Tax, Policy [Policy Text Block] Reclassification Reclassification, Policy [Policy Text Block] New Accounting Pronouncements New Accounting Pronouncements, Policy [Policy Text Block] Schedule of Subsidiary of Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership [Table] Schedule of Subsidiary of Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership [Table] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Axis] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Axis] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Market Rate Lease [Member] Market Rate Lease [Member] Market Rate Lease [Member] Initial Application Period Cumulative Effect Transition [Axis] Initial Application Period Cumulative Effect Transition [Axis] Initial Application Period Cumulative Effect Transition [Domain] Initial Application Period Cumulative Effect Transition [Domain] Difference Between Guidance In Effect Before And After Topic 610 [Member] Difference Between Guidance In Effect Before And After Topic 610 [Member] Difference Between Guidance In Effect Before And After Topic 610 [Member] Scenario [Axis] Scenario [Axis] Scenario, Unspecified [Domain] Scenario, Unspecified [Domain] Scenario, Plan [Member] Scenario, Plan [Member] Pro Forma [Member] Pro Forma [Member] Senior Common Equity Interest [Member] Senior Common Equity Interest [Member] Senior Common Equity Interest [Member] Ownership [Axis] Ownership [Axis] Ownership [Domain] Ownership [Domain] Hersha Holding RC Owner, LLC [Member] Hersha Holding RC Owner, LLC [Member] Hersha Holding RC Owner, LLC [Member] Equity Distribution Agreements [Member] Equity Unit Purchase Agreements [Member] Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member] Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member] Accounting Standards Update 2017-05 [Member] Accounting Standards Update 2017-05 [Member] Joint Venture [Member] Corporate Joint Venture [Member] Consolidated Joint Venture [Member] Consolidated Joint Venture [Member] Consolidated Joint Venture [Member] Subsidiary of Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership [Line Items] Subsidiary of Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership [Line Items] Various subsidiary limited partnership interest (in hundredths) Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership, Members or Limited Partners, Ownership Interest General partnership interest (in hundredths) Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Limited Partnership (LP), Managing Member or General Partner, Ownership Interest Preferred stock, dividend rate, percentage (in hundredths) Number of hotel properties (in hotels) Number Of Real Estate Properties Wholly Owned The number of real estate properties wholly owned as of the balance sheet date. 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Fair market value of nonredeemable common units Fair market value of nonredeemable common units Fair market value of nonredeemable common units as of the balance sheet date. 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Shareholders return as percentage of award for achievement level two (in hundredths) Shareholders return as percentage of award for achievement level two Represents shareholders return as percentage of award for achievement level two. Shareholders return as percentage of award for achievement level three (in hundredths) Shareholders Return As Percentage Of Award For Achievement Level Three Shareholders Return As Percentage Of Award For Achievement Level Three Unrecognized compensation expense period Employee Service Share-based Compensation, Nonvested Awards, Compensation Cost Not yet Recognized, Period for Recognition Ordinary income (in hundredths) Ordinary Income Represents the percentage of shareholder distribution characterized as ordinary income. Return of Capital (in hundredths) Return Of Capital Represents the percentage of shareholder distributions characterized as return of capital. Capital Gain Distribution (in hundredths) Capital Gain Distribution Represents the percentage of shareholder distributions characterized as capital gain distribution. Schedule of Mortgages Payable Schedule of Debt [Table Text Block] Summary Of Borrowing Base Assets Summary Of Borrowing Base Assets [Table Text Block] Summary Of Borrowing Base Assets [Table Text Block] Summary Of Balances Outstanding And Interest Rate Spread Schedule of Line of Credit Facilities [Table Text Block] Aggregate Annual Principal Payments For Mortgages And Notes Payable Schedule of Maturities of Long-term Debt [Table Text Block] Operating lease costs Operating Lease, Cost Variable lease costs Variable Lease, Cost Total lease costs Lease, Cost Reconciliation of Real Estate SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate [Roll Forward] Balance at beginning of year SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate, Gross Additions during the year SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate, Improvements Dispositions/Deconsolidation of consolidated joint venture during the year SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate, Cost of Investment in Real Estate Sold Total Real Estate Reconciliation of Accumulated Depreciation SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate, Accumulated Depreciation [Roll Forward] Balance at beginning of year SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate, Accumulated Depreciation Depreciation for year SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate, Accumulated Depreciation, Depreciation Expense Accumulated depreciation on assets sold SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate, Accumulated Depreciation, Investment in Real Estate Sold Balance at the end of year Other Expenses Other Cost and Expense, Operating Income (loss) Allocated to Noncontrolling Interests (Loss) Income Allocated to Noncontrolling Interests - Consolidated Joint Ventures Preferred Stock, Redemption, Issuance Costs Preferred Stock, Redemption, Issuance Costs Preferred Distributions Earnings per share: Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Abstract] Basic Net (Loss) Income applicable to Common Shareholders (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Basic Diluted Net (Loss) Income applicable to Common Shareholders (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Diluted Diluted (in shares) Courtyard by Marriott, Boston, MA [Member] Courtyard By Marriott Boston Ma [Member] Courtyard by Marriott, Boston, MA. Holiday Inn Express, Boston, MA [Member] Holiday Inn Express Boston Ma [Member] Holiday Inn Express, Boston, MA. Percent Owned Investment in unconsolidated joint ventures Reconciliation Of Earnings Per Share Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Table Text Block] NUMERATOR: Numerator [Abstract] Basic and Diluted Net (Loss) Income Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Loss (Income) allocated to Noncontrolling Interests Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Net of Tax, Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Distributions to Preferred Shareholders Dividends Paid on Unvested Restricted Shares and LTIP Units Dividends, Share-based Compensation, Cash Extinguishment of Issuance Costs Upon Redemption of Series B Preferred Shares Net (Loss) Income from Continuing Operations attributable to Common Shareholders Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Net of Tax, Attributable to Parent DENOMINATOR: Denominator [Abstract] Denominator [Abstract] Weighted average number of common shares - basic (in shares) Effect of dilutive securities: Incremental Weighted Average Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect [Abstract] Restricted Stock Awards and LTIP Units (unvested) (in shares) Incremental Common Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect of Share-based Payment Arrangements Contingently Issued Shares (in shares) Incremental Common Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect of Contingently Issuable Shares Weighted average number of common shares - diluted (in shares) Basis spread on variable rate (in hundredths) Debt Instrument, Basis Spread on Variable Rate Deferred Loan Costs Other Assets [Abstract] Other Assets And Deposits On Hotel Acquisitions Other Assets Disclosure [Text Block] Derivative Asset Derivative Asset Deferred Financing Costs Debt Issuance Costs, Gross Prepaid Expenses Prepaid Expense Investment in Statutory Trusts Investment in Statutory Trusts The amount of investment in the common stock of Hersha Statutory Trust I and Hersha Statutory Trust II reported by an equity method investment of the entity. Investment in Non-Hotel Property and Inventories Investment in Non-Hotel Property and Inventories Investment in Non-Hotel Property and Inventories Deposits with Unaffiliated Third Parties Deposits Assets Deferred Tax Asset, Net of Valuation Allowance of $497 Property Insurance Receivable Insurance Settlements Receivable Other Other Assets, Miscellaneous Total Other Assets Other Assets Investment In Unconsolidated Joint Ventures Equity Method Investments [Table Text Block] Income Or Loss From Unconsolidated Joint Ventures Income Loss Table [Table Text Block] Income Loss Table. Summary Financial Information Related To Unconsolidated Joint Ventures Schedule of Summarized Financial Information Related to Unconsolidated Joint Ventures [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of summarized financial information including total assets, liabilities, equity and components of net income, including the Company's share, related to unconsolidated joint ventures. Reconciliation Of Share In Unconsolidated Joint Ventures' Equity In Investment In Unconsolidated Joint Ventures Reconciliation Of Company's Share In Unconsolidated Joint Ventures' Equity To Company's Investment In Unconsolidated Joint Ventures As Presented On Company's Balance Sheets [Table Text Block] Reconciliation Of Company's Share In Unconsolidated Joint Ventures' Equity To Company's Investment In Unconsolidated Joint Ventures As Presented On Company's Balance Sheets [Table Text Block] Statutory federal income tax provision Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation at Federal Statutory Income Tax Rate, Amount Adjustment for nontaxable income for Hersha Hospitality Trust Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Exempt Income, Amount State income taxes, net of federal income tax effect Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, State and Local Income Taxes, Amount