I've heard glowing reviews about Woodloch and my husband and I decided to spend a weekend at the resort. It's a very nice property, but definitely more suited for families than couples. There are lots of activities to do (boating, rock climbing, Segway rentals, etc.) while you're there. Our room was comfortable, although it had an "off" odor to it - I'm not sure if it was just stuffy or a little mildew (although the room was very clean). We tried to open the windows, but it was too hot outside to go without air conditioning. The air conditioners are a bit loud, too. The main dining room is nice, but meal times are very limited (i.e. breakfast seating between 8:30 and 9:30 only, and dinner from 6:15 to 7:15). An early-bird continental breakfast from 6:30a.m to 7:30 a.m. would be nice for anyone who wants to get up and out early.
The oddest thing I noticed were red boxes located throughout the resort's bathroom, including our room, to place hypodermic needles. I even noticed a red box in the clubhouse at the golf course that had at least 6 used needles in it. Please know that I mean absolutely no disrespect to anyone who may need to use needles for medicinal purposes, but I can honestly say I've never seen needle waste just sitting in boxes at any hotel that I've traveled to.
I don't know if I would return for the price we paid ($1,000 for 2 people for 2 nights), but I definitely think if money is no object, and you have children/grandchildren, this is a nice place to go.
Just as an FYI - allow 3 hours from the Philadelphia area to get here. If you're traveling at night, be careful because resort signs are hard to see (they're not lighted).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This exceptional Poconos resort, nestled in a pristine mountain lake setting, is regarded as one of America's "Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts". Their traditional warm hospitality has been nurturing and embracing the spirit of spending quality time with family and friends for over fifty years. This Pocono Mountains resort provides a four-season, fun-filled, lakeside escape for your entire family with endless activities and entertainment for all kids from 2 to 92. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Woodloch Pines Hotel Hawley
- Woodloch Pines Hawley