We're just passing through on a long trek from Maine to Pittsburgh. Nice amenities in a small room: fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, flat screen tv, wifi and a plate of cookies at registration. Easy on and off 81. First room was non-smoking but smelled terrible upon opening the door - so we were switched out. This room does not have the ability to have a fan on continually for circulation - so that may prove frustrating. Pricing is all over the place. We called earlier in the day and the rate started at $126, then $106 with AAA. But we had a travel coupon book (found at your local grocery store or travel stop) and that coupon said $69 (with no reservation.) But when I arrived and passed over the coupon I was told the room would be $89. Apparently they had sold out of the $69 rooms. My iPhone appeared to have another offer -- but I had ran out of negotiating energy! We're towing a small uhaul and there was plenty of empty space in the parking lot - which was good and very important. It's the Thursday before Thanksgiving - the place does not feel full.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Wilkes-Barre East. We welcome you to historic Wilkes-Barre and our hotel, the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express. Located in the Pocono foothills, this Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania hotel is ideal for business & leisure travelers with its easy access to I-81 and Hwy. 315. Business travelers seeking Wilkes-Barre accommodations will appreciate our hotel's courtesy shuttle to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport (AVP), just eight miles away. We re convenient to businesses such as Fortune Fabrics, American Silk and the Social Security Center. Additionally, the Veterans Administration Hospital is one mile away. Leisure travelers enjoying a getaway to the Poconos will love our location. From a heritage tour to a sporting weekend, we want to be your home away from home. Our hotel in Wilkes-Barre is a great starting point for day trips to Rickett s Glen State Park, and we re only one mile from the Mohegan Sun Casino. Wachovia Arena is three miles away. This newly renovated Wilkes-Barre hotel offers you one of the best hotel deals in Wilkes-Barre. We offer a courtesy shuttle for trips within a mile of our hotel. From our indoor heated pool (opening Sept 2009) to the on-site fitness center, our hotel has upgraded amenities you can enjoy. In addition, our high-speed, wireless Internet access helps you stay connected. So on your next visit to the Diamond City, Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Wilkes-Barre, PA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Wilkes Barre East Hotel Wilkes-Barre
- Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre
- Wilkes-Barre Holiday Inn
- Hampton Inn Wilkes-Barre