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The Woodlands Inn
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702   |  
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Ranked #5 of 18 hotels in Wilkes-Barre
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was our second time staying at the Woodlands Inn, and each time we had a blast. We hung out at the bars and then used the free shuttle service to the casino. It's a unique place and I would recommend it to anyone who is passing through Wilkes Barre. There is so much to do just at the hotel that even after 2 stays we still haven't seen the whole place.

Room Tip: Stay in the tower
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sammaya, Owner at The Woodlands Inn, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you for your recent review.

We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

Sincerely,

Ross Kornfeld
Owner
The Woodlands Inn
570-824-9831
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Staten Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Had over thirty guests stay and dine at The Woodlands. Everything went as expected and the service staff for our party couldnt have done more. The nightlife for my guests was everything that they could expect.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sammaya, Owner at The Woodlands Inn, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to fill out your online review with such positive feedback! I have shared your comments with my staff, and they join me in thanking you for your kind words. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

We are looking forward to providing you the same pleasant accommodations and service the next time you are in town.

Kind Regards,

Ross Kornfeld
Owner
The Woodlands Inn
570-824-9831
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Summit, NJ
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We are from North Eastern NJ and had our wedding in Dallas PA. All of our guests were traveling to the Wilkes Barre area to attend our wedding. We had a large number of hotels to choose from in the area and we are very happy we chose the Woodlands Inn and Resort.

The resort was the perfect setting for our wedding weekend activities. Most guests arrived Friday and made a mini vacation out of it.

We had our rehearsal dinner at Crescenzo's. it was fantastic. We had the entire restaurant, bar and deck overlooking the picturesque waterfalls and Skyy bar. The food was tremendous. From the made to order pasta bar, chicken veal and sausage dishes to the pizza bar and salads everything was fresh and bursting with flavor. The dessert bar was awesome as well! Our family and friends are still complimenting us on the quality, selection and presentation that the woodlands had for us.

We also chose Crecsenzo's for breakfast on Sunday for all of our family and friends before they left to return home. The breakfast buffet was also awesome. There was a large selection of hot and cold items and also an omelet bar with made to order eggs.

We had a hospitality suite for the entire weekend which we stocked with snacks, drinks, games and arts and crafts for the little ones. The suite was perfect, it had a huge balcony overlooking the outdoor pool area and the back deck from Crescenzo's . Our family and friends could meet to talk, drink, unwind or drop off the kids fora while ( we had a babysitter fort the kiddies for weekend) while they had fun at one of the on site bars or clubs or took the free shuttle to the casino

We had reserved almost half of the rooms in the hotel that weekend and we have received very positive comment from our family and friends that spent the weekend with us.

The guest rooms were awesome. We brought our dog so we had a dog friendly room in addition to a tower suite and the honeymoon suite for the night after the wedding. Our family and friends occupied a variety of room types from standard rooms with two double beds to king rooms,tower rooms to stream side rooms and all of the rooms were awesome. They were all updated with premium bedding and high quality furnishings as well as updated bathrooms.

The staff was excellent as well. They were willing to do whatever it took to make our guests stay as enjoyable as possible. They even ensured that our guests that arrived on Saturday could get into their rooms before the normal check in time of 4:00 so they had time to get changed and ready for the shuttle to our ceremony.

We would like to say thank you to Rick and his staff for making us feel at home and providing an excellent venue for our wedding weekend!

Room Tip: Stream side have the best views. The honeymoon suite is amazing!,,
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sammaya, Owner at The Woodlands Inn, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete your online review regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. We enjoyed hosting your guests for the weekend, i'm glad to see everyone had a great time.

Your comments will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to see you back here soon.
Sincerely,

Ross Kornfeld
Owner
The Woodlands Inn
570-824-9831
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Poland
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel twice for a week at a time and just cant say anything bad. The staff are very helpful. The rooms are clean and the hotel overall is clean. The restaurants are great from the breakfast buffet to lunch and dinner there is no reason to leave the hotel if you dont want. I enjoyed the free shuttle service making it nice to go to the casino and enjoy a couple three or so ccocktails.

Room Tip: King size beds are great here, try to get room with view of creek
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sammaya, Owner at The Woodlands Inn, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete your online review.

Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay. It was good to see you had "nothing bad to say". We appreciate the great feedback.

Thank you so much for your business and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Kind Regards,

Ross Kornfeld
Owner
The Woodlands Inn
570-824-9831
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Northumberland, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I would like to thank Ross so much for being so accommodating when we had to change our date. Our streamside room was just delightful as my friends and I enjoyed the view, the ducks & even a wedding party (their wedding album will be awesome!).
We also enjoyed using the shuttle to the casino & it was very prompt. Staff is very friendly!

Room Tip: Get a streamside view if you can.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sammaya, Owner at The Woodlands Inn, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to fill out your online review with such positive feedback!

I have shared your comments with my staff, and they join me in thanking you for your kind words. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

Thanks for the personal props, much appreciated.

We are looking forward to providing you the same pleasant accommodations and service the next time you are in town.

Kind Regards,

Ross Kornfeld
Owner
The Woodlands Inn
570-824-9831
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

So It was my birthday weekend and I just wanted to get away, I'm from NYC and work at a investment firm, so life can get hectic - so for my birthday I just wanted to get out and be in the middle of no where. This place was it, it was my first time and the pictures of the hot tub sold me. I went with 3 other girlfriends of mine, and we had a blast! They had a lounge/club in the hotel - which was nice. The breakfast was INSANE, check out the waffle maker, and get "waffled" as my friends and I kept calling it. The outdoor bar was always nice since there was stream type thing, coming from manhattan - you cherish such things. The hotel/resort is very well maintained and managed, the owner was a amazingly nice guy. There's always a shuttle that takes you to a Casino and if you get that package you get a ten buck voucher - which really is 30 bucks at the casino (10 bucks for giving your email, 10 bucks for signing up, and 10 bucks from the resort) which i didn't know! Also the shuttle guy helped us get a local experience by taking us to a local bar Eddie's - definitely a cool nice week getaway, also very close! I recommend this for chill people.

Room Tip: You want the courtyard facing rooms!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sammaya, Owner at The Woodlands Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete your online review regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

It was a pleasure meeting you this weekend. If there is anything that you need from me please don't hesitate to call, and by the way happy birthday!

We hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Mitchell Kornfeld
Owner
The Woodlands Inn
570-824-9831
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Albany, NY
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Stayed here for business and did not really know what to expect based on the reviews & location but it was less than 5 minutes from my meeting so I gave it a shot. It was really a neat experience and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. My room was small and on the first floor but was clean and cozy and I thought the shower & bath were creatively designed to make the most of the compact space. When I produced my Choice Rewards card, I was offered a free upgrade to a streamside room but had already unpacked and settled in. The extensive breakfast buffet offered everything from eggs made to order to waffles with every type of topping imaginable. Both of the restaurants were also excellent. The hot tub temp was only 90 degrees so it was not usable and since it was off season the outdoor patio and bar were closed but really looked inviting. I'm actually thinking about going back during the season to be able to really enjoy everything they have to offer! It was definitely a unique place to stay and a nice change after staying in so many "standard" hotels.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sammaya, Owner at The Woodlands Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete your online survey. It's nice to hear someone say they appreciate the uniqueness of our facility as opposed to the standard hotel offering.

Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay.

Thank you so much for your business and your Choice Privilege membership, we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Kind Regards,

Ross Kornfeld
Owner
The Woodlands Inn
570-824-9831
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Additional Information about The Woodlands Inn

Also Known As:
Woodlands Inn ~ Ascend Collection By Choice Hotel Wilkes-Barre
Woodlands Inn ~ Ascend Collection By Choice Hotel
Woodlands Hotel Wilkes Barre
Woodlands Resort Wilkes Barre
Woodlands Inn Resort Wilkes Barre
Woodlands Inn Wilkes Barre
Woodlands Wilkes Barre
Address: 1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Luzerne County > Wilkes-Barre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#5 Business Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Woodlands Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains with a peaceful stream winding through, The Woodlands Inn is the premiere destination in Northeastern Pennsylvania for your next vacation, event, or business function. Step through our doors and take in a deep breath of fresh air, thanks to our smoke-free policy. Look around and you'll find beautiful ballrooms for your celebrations and special events, meeting rooms for any sized corporate function, and Alexander's in the Woods, a full service day spa. Featuring 2 restaurants, 3 bars, and Evolution Nightclub, you'll find no shortage of entertainment options as well. Plus, as the closest full-service, off-site hotel to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino, we offer a complimentary shuttle for all our guests. With countless rooms and packages to choose from, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for at The Woodlands Inn. We are a member of Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International. The Woodlands is proud to combine our impeccable array of services and amenities with the benefits of the Choice Privileges rewards program, resulting in a truly memorable experience every time. We make every effort to ensure the complete satisfaction and enjoyment of all our guests, and as a dog-friendly hotel, that includes your best furry friends as well! ... more   less 
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