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Econo Lodge Arena

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1075 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Boulevard, SR 309, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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Ranked #6 of 20 hotels in Wilkes-Barre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
10years2gether Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just stayed here with my four young children. I felt safe at all times. The staff was friendly and very on top of things. I didn't have to wait or ask twice for anything we needed. Housekeeping was friendly and worked willingly around our morning schedule. The free continental breakfast is more than I've seen at most places. They... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
32 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have stayed here several times over years and it seems to get better. A minute off I-81 and steps from a Perkins restaurant, the Econolodge is a great bargain. I paid $67 for a weeknight, which is lower than anything I've seen anywhere in years that was a decent hotel. Very clean, great staff, good breakfast, close and safe parking.... More

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at Econo Lodge Arena, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for sharing your positive experience with potential visitors to Wilkes Barre. As I'm sure you are aware, it can sometimes be a challenge to try to please everyone and even more difficult to peak their interest enough to give us a try. Your kind words regarding your visits with us are more valuable than you... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I court write forever and ever on this wonderful hotel. Bottom line is how your treated during my stay. Going thru a difficult time in my life and the staff really go out of their way and take the time their own time, to make me feel as family to them. No word can describe how i feel. Top notch... More

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at Econo Lodge Arena, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the positive feedback and sharing it with other travelers. You know when you stay with us ...you are part of our family....not just a guest! Once again....THANK YOU! More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed over night this week. I was very pleased with the professionalism with the front desk. He checked me in quickly and with no issues. I was impressed with his multitasking skills as well, he had a rush of phone calls and people asking questions. He answered each question with professionalism and he did not complain or made... More

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at Econo Lodge Arena, responded to this review

I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful review you've shared. I was thrilled to hear that our staff was such a good multi-tasker and he handled your check-in with such ease. What made me feel even better is that you plan on being a repeat customer. That alone is invaluable. Thank you again and again.... Hope to see you... More

Hartfield, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's nothing on the highway sign, or sign on the building saying Econo Lodge "Arena". So we where not sure if we where at the right one. The Econo Lodge web site and Pet Friendly.com said there was no fee for pets, we made the reservation and asked about it and was told there was no charge. We show up... More

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at Econo Lodge Arena, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with other Trip Advisor travelers. Our guests insight while they visited with us is very important to us in order to maintain our award winning status. We are what is known as a "Franchise" hotel. For that reason we are not permitted to add to our signage regarding the "arena". The... More

Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some front desk attendants likely feel that doing a good job is smiling, saying hello, taking your credit card, giving you a key, and telling you to have a nice day. I won't pick on those who do that, because even getting that isn't a given anymore. However, I call that going through the motions. Amanda, however, understands hospitality. She... More

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at Econo Lodge Arena, responded to this review

All I can say is WOW....your review just gave me chills! I've posted it on the bulletin board to share with the entire staff. Our hotel has a mission statement that reads: "TAKE EXCELLENT CARE OF OUR CUSTOMERS AND STRIVE TO EXCEED THEIR EXPECTATIONS WHILE ALWAYS BEING MINDFUL THAT WITHOUT SATISFIED, LOYAL, REPEAT CUSTOMERS….WE HAVE NOTHING!" Thank you so very... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

For some reason as you travel north pet friendly hotels with a reasonable up charge become very sparse. Very excellent front desk staff and a clean room close to 81 and a reasonable cost for us and our pet. Get a coupon to save additional bucks and it's hard to beat. Thank you Ananda for the welcome and the spin.

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at Econo Lodge Arena, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and especially for your kind words. We do our best to keep the additional charge for pets to a minimum. We basically use those funds for the additional cleaning and pest prevention and so far we've been able to hold the price so that it is reasonable for our furry friends. I'm so happy you... More

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stay at this hotel every time we stay in WB. We have family in the area and this hotel off US-81 at rt309 is always consistently good. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is always pleasant and accommodating. There is always hot coffee available in the breakfast room. This hotel offers a free breakfast... More

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at Econo Lodge Arena, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review of our hotel with other travelers. You, as a repeat guest, are our most valuable resource and I cannot thank you enough for your commitment to us. Thank you for being part of our Econo Lodge Family and hope to see you soon. More

Barton NY
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've stayed here several times. The room is basic with a small TV and a hard mattress, but it's clean, has a good location, and is very reasonably priced. Decent breakfast is offered, but you can get 10% off your bill at the Perkins restaurant right out front by showing them your room key. I'll continue to stay here when... More

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at Econo Lodge Arena, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments regarding your recent stay with us. I'm thrilled you have become part of our Econo Lodge Arena Family by being a repeat guest. We take your comments and suggestions very seriously and strive to make improvements to ensure your next visit will be even better than the last. Thank you... More

Altamont, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I spent a night at the Econo Lodge in Wilkes Barre as a one night stop for a larger trip. The motel turned out to be a great choice. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful, the room quiet and immaculate, and the breakfast, which included scrambled eggs among other choices, beyond the normal motel fare. Highly... More

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at Econo Lodge Arena, responded to this review

Please accept our deepest gratitude for taking the time to offer your review of your most recent stay at the hotel. We very much appreciate your kind words and we are very pleased that you enjoyed our new addition to breakfast. Thank you and we hope you can visit with us again very soon. More

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Address: 1075 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Boulevard, SR 309, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Luzerne County > Wilkes-Barre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Arena 2*
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Econo Lodge Arena Hotel Wilkes-Barre
Econo Lodge Wilkes Barre
Econolodge Wilkes Barre
Wilkes-Barre Econo Lodge

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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#1 Casino Hotel in Wilkes-Barre #5 Romantic Hotel in Wilkes-Barre #6 Business Hotel in Wilkes-Barre #6 Family Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
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Ideally situated at the foot of the Poconos off Interstate 81, the hotel is minutes from the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. PNC Park, Steam Town National Historic Site and the FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs is just five miles away, featuring casino gambling and live harness racing. ... more   less 
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