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Econo Lodge Arena

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1075 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Boulevard, SR 309, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Meadows Of Dan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
113 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this Econo Lodge several times. Stayed in Feb and March of this year, so far. This is one of the most clean motels I have ever stayed, and it has been that way every time I've stayed here. TV, lights, heat - everything worked great. Easy access from the interstate, great rates, and very nice staff... More 

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

Thank you so much... You cannot imagine how much your recommendations to other travelers means to all of us here at the hotel. Please know how much we appreciate that you took the time to offer your review. Hope your next visit can be sooner rather than later. More 

Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are Choice Hotel fans. We typically stay at their higher end properties-- Comfort Inn and Suites--when traveling for both business and pleasure. We opted to try this Econo Lodge because of its Platinum Award status. Our quick overnight stay wouldn't require the amenities offered by the more expensive alternatives. We have stayed in other platinum award winning properties for... More 

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

I am beaming... you have made me so proud! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers about your recent visit with us. I am sure most people don't realize how difficult it is to earn a Platinum award, let alone retain in for the past 7 years. Your detailed comments make that task all... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

checked in Feb 14th 2015 upon arrival, I was greeted by Melissa she was very friendly and courteous, she is the only good thing about this dump. About 10 minutes after entering the room my 4 year old found an insulin needle on the floor under the bed, the general manager made no big deal except to say " in... More 

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

Thank you for your kind remarks regarding our friendly and courteous employee and thank you for being so thorough in your attempt to ruin the integrity of the hotel. Your attention to detail has given me the opportunity to respond to each area mentioned. I am initially compelled to apologize for your 4 year old finding that insulin needle. I... More 

Smiths Falls, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great price, service, very very clean and accommodating. Easy on/off I 81..Can't ask for much more. Wait a minute they also had a nice hot breakfast waiting for us before we headed out on the road....!!!

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

Hi Ken, I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to offer your review and for expressing your positive comments. It's truly rewarding to hear how pleased you were with your visit. Our guests feedback is more important than you can imagine. Thank you again and hope to see you again soon. More 

Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was my first time staying at an Econo Lodge. My fiance and I wanted some time alone for New Year's Eve but we didn't want to travel too far. Econo Lodge Arena fit the bill perfectly. There is ample parking and plenty of stores within walking distance or within a 5-10 minute drive. Check-in and check-out were smooth and... 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 about your visit. I was very pleased to hear the positive feedback regarding the hotel's cleanliness and the staff performance. I was especially pleased to see that you rated us such high scores. I must apologize, only some of our rooms have the new TV's, we are in the process... More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Stayed here New Years eve after a night out at the casino,we were very happy with our stay! Very inexpensive and our room was very clean and comfy. I have to say that the best part of it was the breakfast provided in the morning. I've stayed in plenty of hotels before that offered breakfast and usually it's just dry... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with other travelers. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and especially nice to earn your perfect 5 scores. Unfortunately, due to the economic climate we had to make some changes to our breakfast. Although the hot items have been removed, we will be providing a deluxe continental... More 

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Due to unfortunate life circumstances, I lived at this hotel for two months. During my stay everyone I met and all the staff were absolutely incredible. Front desk, housekeepers, maintenance and even the breakfast attendant went above and beyond to assure my stay was exceptional. It would be difficult to express my appreciation to everyone for everything. You are truly... More 

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

Hello Dean... You, as one of our regular customers, are our most valuable resource and we appreciate your commitment to us more than you know. Thank you so very much for your kind remarks about the hotel and our staff. I will be sure to pass it on. Please accept my deepest gratitude and I hope to see you again... More 

Randolph, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This hotel is nothing fancy but it's clean, quiet, and comfortable. We stop here as a half way point while traveling because its convenient and safe. We also travel with a dog and they allow for pets for only a ten dollar fee. The staff is friendly and very helpful. It is affordable and we will stay here again.

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

Thank you so very much for sharing your time and experience with us and with other travelers. I cannot express how wonderful reading your comments about your recent stay made me feel. I will certainly pass them along to the entire staff. I was happy to see you found that the hotel is EZ on and off Route 81 and... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I stopped at this hotel while traveling to Groton CT to visit my daughter and her family, the hotel was very clean, the room was very clean, in fact they give you an inspection sheet to fill out if you can find anything that does not meet your standards, with a chance to win something in a drawing every month,... More 

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

Thank you so much... I was thrilled when I read you were happy with your visit and found the hotel so clean & convenient. Words cannot express how much your recommendations to other travelers will mean to all of us here at the hotel. Please know how much we appreciate that you took the time to share. Thank you again... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great value for the price and a great location with food right close!! Staff was very friendly and rooms were clean! What more can you ask for? Granted this is not the Hilton but it's also much cheaper than the high hotels!

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

I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience regarding your recent stay at our hotel. I very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our staff. It is such a pleasure to receive positive feedback and especially nice that we earned your 5 Star rating. Hope you can visit with us... More 

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