Set along the scenic Susquehanna River, Wilkes-Barre makes an ideal base for enjoying a wealth of outdoor adventure from hiking, biking and kayaking in the summer to the Pocono ski areas, as well as offering plenty to do right in town. Whatever the reason you’re planning a visit, these hotels are sure to provide a comfortable stay that allows you to make the most of your time in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Wilkes-Barre Hotel Guide, Reviewed in 2018
Located just one block from the Public Square in downtown Wilkes Barre, close to King’s College and Wilkes University, this hotel is ideal for all types of stays, from business travelers to students and families traveling with children. It offers a complimentary hot breakfast that makes it easy, and tasty, to fuel up with items like fluffy scrambled eggs, perfectly-crisp bacon, and real potato home fries, while saving money on dining out at the same time. Rooms come complete with microwaves, coffeemakers and mini-fridges, and some are pet-friendly for those traveling with up to two of their four-legged best friends. The beautiful outdoor pool makes a great spot to lounge around in the sunshine or enjoy a refreshing dip, and guests can also take advantage of the onsite Oyster Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, a seafood and steakhouse.
Whether you’re traveling for business, enjoying a family vacation or any other trip, the Comfort Inn & Suites Wilkes-Barre offers a convenient location and a comfortable stay, close to multiple area attractions, businesses and popular venues like the Mohegan Sun Arena, as well as King’s College and Wilkes University. Shopping and dining are nearby too, with malls and multiple restaurants within close proximity. Guest rooms include coffeemakers, refrigerators and microwaves as well as flat-screen TVs and premium bedding. For larger groups and families, select rooms include sofa beds too. The long list of amenities includes free high-speed Internet, a daily complimentary newspaper and hot breakfast with a make-your-own waffle station as well as 24/7 free coffee and other hot beverages. Look forward to getting your workout in with an onsite fitness center and enjoying the indoor pool, barbecue grills, garden and picnic area.
Ideally situated just a half-mile from Mohegan Sun Arena just a mile from downtown Wilkes Barre, the Courtyard Wilkes-Barre Arena hotel makes it easy to go to the big game, catch a concert, visit Wilkes University or take advantage of the slopes at Montage Mountain Ski Resort. It’s also convenient for conducting business, with Crestwood, Hanover and Center Point industrial parks all just minutes away. But location isn’t all that this property offers, with bright, modern rooms that include complimentary Wi-Fi as well as flat-screen TVs, microwaves and mini-fridges. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, fire pit and an onsite restaurant. The Bistro serves a variety of breakfast options and Starbucks coffee, and is also open for dinner and drinks.
The Days Inn by Wyndham Wilkes Barre is located just off Interstate 81 across from the Wyoming Valley Shopping Mall, near Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs and Mohegan Sun Area. It provides comfortable, pet-friendly accommodations in spacious, air-conditioned rooms that include free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, refrigerators and cable television. If soaking in a Jacuzzi after a day of fun sounds appealing, book one of the Jacuzzi rooms. Everyone can enjoy the free continental breakfast, including perfect pancakes thanks to the pancake machine, perhaps while reading a complimentary copy of USA Today, available in the lobby.
Situated at the foot of the Pocono Mountains near the Mohegan Sun Arena conveniently off Interstate 81, Econo Lodge Arena is highly-rated for its exceptionally welcoming staff and friendly service, offering clean, comfortable, well-appointed rooms for guests and their pets. Each one includes cable TV, a microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker, along with free Wi-Fi. Business travelers will appreciate access to copy and fax services as well. Guests can enjoy dining at the onsite restaurant, Perkins Restaurant and Bakery and Pickles Pub, as well as taking advantage of the free coffee and continental breakfast.
This hotel was specifically designed for longer stays with each suite featuring a fully-equipped kitchen that includes a refrigerator, stove-top, coffeemaker, microwave, utensils, dishes and cutlery. The property includes barbecue grills if you prefer grilling outdoors. Of course, no matter how long the stay, anyone can take advantage of the facilities to save on dining out. Located in Plains township less than three miles from downtown Wilkes Barre, it includes some pet-friendly rooms and also offers guests laundry and ironing facilities as well as upgraded bedding with extra pillows. When you don’t have time to whip up a meal in the morning, you can take advantage of the free grab-and-go breakfasts that include muffins, hot cereal, breakfast bars, coffee and tea.
Offering a convenient location near Interstate 81, close to business districts as well as local dining, shopping and entertainment, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Wilkes-Barre Scranton offers stylish guest rooms that include a flat-screen TV with cable, a work desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, luxury bedding, a mini-fridge and microwave. Amenities include a fabulous indoor pool and hot tub, open year-round, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center with free weights, treadmills and more, which can be accessed 24 hours a day. A complimentary deluxe continental breakfast including fresh-made Belgian waffles, fresh fruit and other items is offered with dining available on the patio or by the fireplace. For lunch and dinner, a TGI Friday’s serving American fare, is hosted right onsite.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Wilkes-Barre is ideal for visitors who plan to catch a Penguins ice hockey game or a concert, just a 5-minute walk from the Mohegan Sun Arena, though all types of travelers are sure to enjoy a stay here. You’ll be able to get comfortable with rooms that include refrigerators, microwaves, free Wi-Fi, cable television and a pillowtop bed with down comforters. As each also includes a sofa bed, the hotel is ideal for families and groups of friends traveling together. Among the many amenities is an indoor pool and hot tub as well as a fitness center. The complimentary hot/cold breakfast includes an extensive selection of options making it easy to fuel up for the day, and you’ll find multiple local eateries within walking distance too. The property features a business center, laundry and dry-cleaning service as well.
A historic bed-and-breakfast, the Hillard House Inn offers the chance for both leisure and business travelers to enjoy a more unique stay in a comfortable retreat located downtown within walking distance to shopping, dining, cultural attractions and King’s College. Set within a circa-1865 Second Empire Mansion, guests enjoy plenty of charms and historical character, including antique furnishings and magnificent architectural features that have been well-preserved, like the parquet flooring, windows and built-in shutters. Plenty of modern conveniences have been added too, including complimentary Wi-Fi, television with DirecTV, and the inn’s personalized, high-end bath amenities. As a true B&B, you can expect a full, sumptuous breakfast that includes fresh fruit, homemade muffins and entrees like gluten-free blueberry pancakes, eggs benedict and baked fruit crepes along with coffee, a variety of teas and orange juice.
Conveniently located just off Interstate 81 in the Township Marketplace adjacent to Mohegan Sun Arena, the Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes-Barre offers a comfortable stay with staff that go above and beyond to ensure guest satisfaction. You’re practically guaranteed a good night’s sleep with rooms featuring Garden Sleep System beds that provide pressure-free support. Additionally, each guest room includes a Keurig coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator and complimentary cable channels, as well as free Wi-Fi. If you need to get some work done, you’ll also appreciate the large work desk with an ergonomic chair. With the onsite Garden Grill restaurant, you’ll be able to enjoy waking up with a made-to-order hot breakfast and finish the day with delicious dinner entrees ranging from steak and seafood to pasta. The Garden Grille Lounge is a popular spot to relax with a drink, while the Pavilion Pantry offers a variety snacks, microwaveable meals and drinks that be enjoyed 24/7.
The Holiday Inn Express Wilkes-Barre East is located just off Interstate 81 at the Cross Creek Point Business Park, a 6-minute drive from the Mohegan Sun Arena and a little over 10 minutes from the Wilkes-Barre historic downtown area. The Mohegan Sun Casino is a half-mile from the hotel, with complimentary shuttle service available to this popular spot and any other place you’d like to reach within a one-mile radius. After a day of business or exploring, look forward to returning to enjoy a soak in the whirlpool, a refreshing swim in the indoor pool or a workout in the 24-hour fitness center. Each guest room includes a bed with a plush mattress and a variety of soft and firm pillows for a good night’s rest, along with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, cable TV and in-room movies – in-room video games are available upon request. In the morning, you’re sure to appreciate the complimentary hot breakfast, with everything from scrambled eggs and sausage to bagels and fruit.
Set atop a hill, the Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre – East Mountain hotel offers picturesque views of the surrounding valley and mountains, with some gorgeous outdoor spaces, including beautifully-landscaped grounds that provide a tranquil, park-like atmosphere, yet it’s just off the I-81, a 5-minute drive from Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs. Look forward to two onsite restaurant options, including The Bistro and Wildflowers, which both offer indoor/outdoor dining with menus offering something for just about anyone. On Friday nights, The Bistro also offers live acoustic entertainment. The hotel also boasts a lap-size swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and 24-hour fitness center. Rooms including free Wi-Fi, a work desk, TV with free premium cable channels, an iPod docking station and coffeemaker. Book a two-room suite and you’ll also get a separate sitting area, couch, coffee table, refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, dining table and more.
The Host Inn All Suites hotel, located a mile from Interstate 81 near the Wyoming Valley Mall, is ideal for any traveler who wants to enjoy the comforts of home, with each room featuring a full kitchen that includes an oven, 4-burner stove, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, full-size refrigerator and dishwasher, as well as all the utensils, pots and pans you’ll need to cook up your own meals. You’ll also have a separate living room with a pull-out sofa, a flat-screen TV with HBO and DVD player, as well as a private bedroom and bathroom. Look forward to convenient dining with a TGI Friday’s Restaurant onsite, with a 10% discount offered to desks, a complimentary deluxe hot continental breakfast and local morning newspaper as well as enjoying the indoor saltwater pool and hot tub. For those who don’t want to get behind the wheel, complimentary shuttle service is available within a 10-mile radius too.
Located less than a 15-minute drive from downtown Wilkes-Barre, the Mohegan Sun Pocono is practically a destination in itself – there’s no reason to leave unless you really want to. The seven-story hotel offers an onsite casino with table games, poker, slots and live harness racing, as well as 16 dining locations, including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Bar Louie and the Pearl Sushi Bar and nightly live entertainment, including a comedy club. It also hosts a variety of shops, a spa and salon, indoor swimming pool, fitness center and more. All rooms were designed to provide a relaxing retreat with plush bedding and loungers, working desks with ergonomic chairs, Smart TVs and iPad Minis with with in-room dining menus and ordering.
Motel 6 Wilkes-Barre Arena is a clean, comfortable and affordable pet-friendly hotel that conveniently sits just off Interstate 81 in a colorful building less than a 10-minute drive from the Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino and 5 minutes from downtown Wilkes-Barre. While it enjoys a casual, laid-back atmosphere, the bright standard rooms include flat-screen TVs with cable and free- Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms include kitchenettes and/or sitting/dining areas that make it an ideal choice for longer stays as well as families wanting to stretch out a bit. Coffee and tea are available in a common area while complimentary newspapers can be picked up in the lobby. Coin-operated laundry facilities are onsite as well.
Ideally located in the Pocono foothills just minutes from the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino and horse racetrack along with many other local points of interest, the Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center Wilkes-Barre offers welcoming features to both business and leisure travelers. In addition to standard amenities, guest rooms feature coffeemakers with free coffee, refrigerators, microwaves, work desks, free Wi-Fi and cable television. If you need more sleeping space, some rooms include a sleeper sofa too. Corporate travelers will appreciate the business center that offers copy and fax service as well as a computer with internet access. A free, extensive breakfast buffet is included as well, and guests can also take advantage of the picnic tables and grills to save on dining out and enjoy a meal under the sun.
This economical hotel is located just a mile from Mohegan Sun Casino near Interstate 81 and only minutes from King’s College and Wilkes University, with multiple options for shopping, dining and entertainment available nearby as well. Rooms are traditionally decorated and include flat-screen TVs with cable channels, a work desk and seating area as well as comfy Rest Suite beds by Serta with high-end bedding. Pick up complimentary coffee or tea in the lobby each morning, and when hunger pangs hit you’ll find a snack center onsite too. Your furry best friend is welcome here as well.
The Woodlands Inn is ideal for those who want to be near King’s College, just minutes away, though it offers the ultimate in a relaxing stay for all. It not only includes an onsite spa that offers a wide range of indulgent treatments like massage therapies, facials, manicures and pedicures, but a beautiful indoor heated pool and a large hot tub as well as a seasonal outdoor pool with poolside service. There are two onsite restaurants, cocktail lounges and entertainment venues, including theSteakhouse Hibachi and Sushi Bar and Crescenzo’s Brick Oven Eatery and Espresso
An extended stay hotel, Woodspring Suites Wilkes Barre is ideal for a variety of travelers from vacationers to business people, students and more, with nightly, weekly and long-stay rates available in rooms that offer many of the comforts of home. There are three-suite layouts to choose from, all of which include in-room kitchens with a full-size refrigerator and freezer, stove-top and microwave, along with a desk, flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free basic Wi-Fi. Guests are also welcome to bring their four-legged friends and can take advantage of the guest laundry room as well.