We booked this room through Hotwire so we weren't sure what to expect, but we were very happy with what we got. As other reviewers have mentioned, the hotel is a little hard to find since it sits up on a hill behind another building, but since we knew that, we had no problem. We walked into the bright and clean lobby where we were greeted by friendly staff. The check-in was fast. Our room was clean but it does seem a little cramped because of the furniture. For my husband and I it worked out fine, but I think it would have seemed a little tight if we had the kids with us. I liked the choice of pillows (soft or firm) in the room and the beds were very comfortable. The hotel offers a free shuttle with a 2 mile radius. We used the shuttle the first night to go over to the casino at Pocono Downs. The place was packed so it was nice to be dropped off at the front door without having to find a parking spot. Our driver, Jim, was very knowlegable about the area and even gave us some tips about specials at the casino. The free breakfast in the morning at the hotel was wonderful! The hot cinnamon rolls were tasty and we were impressed by the selection of breakfast items. We would definitely stay here again.
- 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