Hotels in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Have you ever seen those TV commercials talking about how difficult it is to find the right hotel for you? It’s fine if you haven’t. Most of us have mastered the art of tuning out commercials. But the truth is that they touch on an issue that anyone who has been in charge of booking hotel reservation has faced: finding the right hotel is overwhelming.
The good news is that we are here to help you. Well, sort of. In some cases I can only give you a pat on the back and mumble an empathetic “Good luck”, but if you’re traveling to the Wilkes-Barre area in Pennsylvania, we’ve found some great choices looking through Booking.com that are sure to make your vacation memorable. Not familiar with the area? Check out our list of things to do in Wilkes-Barre.
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The Woodlands Resort
Part of the Ascend Collection, The Woodlands Resort is a hotel immediately calls your attention for being pet friendly. Though there might be some extra charges involved, this is still great news for anyone who prefers to travel with their pets.
They have two restaurants on-site: the Crescenzo’s Brick Oven Pizza and the Shogun Japanese Restaurant. Both are great options for when you want to eat something delicious but are not exactly in the mood to go out after a long day of exploring the area.
The Woodlands Resort has an indoor heated pool, an outdoor seasonal pool, hot tub, spas, and, for those who don’t want to lay off their workout routine just because they are on vacation, a fitness center. All rooms are non-smoking and come with air conditioner, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, towels, and a coffee maker. There’s free WiFi, free parking, and free newspaper. You can have a choice between rooms with a balcony and a view, patio, and pool or garden view.
The Woodsland Resort offers a free shuttle for the 8 mile ride from and to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. It is located a little over 10 miles from the Montage Mountain Ski Resort, a little over 13 miles from University of Scranton, 15 miles from Montage Mountain Ski and Waterpark, and 25 miles from the Crossing Premium Outlets.
Parents will be happy to know that they have babysitting and child services available for a charge, in case you are interested on a romantic date night.
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Many of the other hotels in this list are a close distance from the Mohegan Sun Pocono, and there’s a good reason for that. With an on-site casino, the Spa Sapphire, daily live entertainment, and restaurants like Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Bar Louie, and Pearl Sushi Bar, as well lounges like M Bar and Sunburst Bar, this is a nighttime location for many of those not staying there.
Free express check in/check out is available. They have a swimming room and free WiFi. All rooms are non-smoking and come equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The Mohegan Sun Pocono is a little under 13 miles from the University of Scranton, 3 miles from Susquehana, 10 miles from Montage Mountain, and 7 miles from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. It is just 8 miles from the Wilkes Barres Municipal Golf Course.
Though it is family friendly, one of the downsides of the Mohegan Sun Pocono is that it does not offer cribs or capacity for cribs. Guests must be 21 years or older to check-in.
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Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre – East Mountain
Part of the Holiday Inn Hotels & Resort, this hotel is great for families. It has on-site recreation center with kids’ outdoor play equipment and playground.
The Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre – East Mountain also has an indoor pool a whirlpool, a sauna, and fitness center. Which is great, because you’ll probably be wanting to burn off some of those extra vacation calories considering that this hotel has two on-site restaurant – the Wildflower and the Wildflower’s Bistro – that offer a kids’ menu.
Rooms are non-smoking, come with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, hairdryer, coffee machine, and even iPod docking station and ironing facilities. The hotel has free parking.
The Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre – East Mountain offers shuttle service to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and to the Mohegan Sun Casino. It is less than 20 miles away from the Houdini Museum, and two miles away from a golf course.
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Courtyard by Marriott Wilkes-Barre Arena
Part of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel chain, the Courtyard by Marriott Wilkes-Barre Arena is a great option for family, businessman, couples, and even travelers.
With free parking, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a bistro restaurant, the Courtyard by Marriott offers a lot of the comforting amenities that we have come to expect from our hotels with the great addition of dry cleaning and laundry services.All rooms are nonsmoking and they come with air-conditioning, alarm clock, flat-screen TVs, hairdryers, tea/coffee maker machine, and even a microwave.
The Courtyard by Marriott Wilkes-Barre Arena is located 15 miles away from the University of Scranton, a little under 13 miles away from the Montage Mountain Ski Resort, and about 10 miles away from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Additionally, it is close to many great restaurants in Wilkes-Barre.
Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel Wilkes-Barre
Last but not least is the Hampton Inn & Suites Wilkes-Barre. Part of the Hampton by Hilton chain, this hotel was actually named the #1 out of 18 hotels in the Wilkes-Barre area on Booking.com.The Hampton Inn & Suites Wilkes-Barre has an Indoor Pool, free WiFi, and free parking. They have a gym, a convenience store, a snack shop, and they provide ironing, dry cleaning, and laundry services.
Express check-in/check-out is available. All rooms are nonsmoking and come equipped with air-conditioning, hairdryer, iron, radio, desks, and a 32 inch flat screen TV.
This hotel is only a 5 minute walk away from the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, just a little under 4 miles away from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino, a little under 13 miles from the Montage Mountain Ski Resort, 15.6 miles from the University of Scranton, and just a little under 10 miles from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.