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Wilkes Barre Lodge
497 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 (Formerly Travelodge Wilkes Barre)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 20 Hotels in Wilkes-Barre
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Clean and safe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Not for everyone, its a bit aged but its cheap, real cheap and basically clean.

We had bugs for a week and had to bomb the house and stayed here and it was perfect for the wife and kids.

There sometimes is no one there, just bang on the door or call the number on the desk

Room Tip: Hmnmmm, probably closes to the office
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  • Stayed February 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

There must have been an event in Wilkes-Barre as every place was either filled or at least double the price of this place. The room seemed clean enough but the refrigerator was filthy around the door. The room was small with no room for other than a desk-type chair -- nothing like the pictures here. A continental breakfast was included -- ending at 10:00am Sunday morning. We went at 8:40am and the only things left were a few powdered donuts and enough cream cheese for one bagel. The breakfast area of the lobby was just not clean There was no tea or coffee. The manager was there but she clearly was not going to replenish anything -- not even beverages. She was very pleasant during our whole stay, from check-in to check-out. We appeared to be the only overnight guests. All the others were weekly or longer-stay guests. What is interesting is that, though we could not recommend this place to anyone, for one night it was probably better than paying more than double to stay someplace better. Go figure.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012 via mobile

I like staying here when visting the wife and her husband is very nice the skinny housekeeping girl is nice the envoirment is friendly non-scary only thing i wish is the rooms should smell inviting its a lil scent not bad but not fresh other than that i would recommend this place to friends and family anytime

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport News, Virginia
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

Me and my husband went to visit family over easter and needed somewhere cheap to stay. Funny about the hotel was that they had a sign on the desk with a phone number to call and nobody at the desk. A lady came from the back and checked us in. The room was smelly even though it was supposed to be a non smoking room, not sure but most likely it was cigarette smell.
The furniture is dated but that would be ok. The towels in the bathroom were dingy, we had our own since I kind of expected it to be this way and was prepared - traveling on a budget :-))). Overall the room served the purpose, we didnt spend time in there other than take a short nap and take showers but the smell was bad.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Albany NY
2 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2004

My mom had to go to the area to care for her 94 year old mother and found this hotel to be FILTY and the staff on the verge of abusive. Stay at the Days in down the street, stay away from this hotel save yourself the aggrivation.

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Additional Information about Wilkes Barre Lodge

Address: 497 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 (Formerly Travelodge Wilkes Barre)
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Luzerne County > Wilkes-Barre
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 20 Hotels in Wilkes-Barre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Also Known As:
Travel Lodge Wilkes-Barre
Travelodge Wilkes-Barre
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