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The Woodlands Resort, An Ascend Collection Hotel
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Wilkes-Barre
Certificate of Excellence
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“A Family Favorite”
Reviewed August 29, 2011

We travel to Upstate New York every summer. A stop en route at The Woodlands Inn is something our family has come to anticipate with pleasure. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Outdoor patios are nice places to relax and read. The buffet breakfast is lovely, served in a room with lots of light and views of the nearby stream.
We especially like the Japanese restaurant on site and easy access to other family-friendly spots. The outdoor and indoor pools are great, but the real plus is the large inside jacuzzi pool which is fun for everyone. Staff go out of their way to make guests feel comfortable in this treasure of a spot. We have already planned next year's stop.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Baltimore, MD
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Check in was easy. Very friendly and helpful staff. Had a queen sized bed in the tower which was fairly small but still nice. Not sure if other queen rooms were similar in size. Free breakfast was good at the restaurant (only Monday - Friday). No bathtub in the room only a large stand up shower, which is my preference. Both the bathroom and the room were clean. The location was nice, within close distance to restaurants and to the casino (one mile). Beautiful views of mountain can be found nearby and creek/stream on the property was pretty as well. Huge jacuzzi too! Good wifi connection for my laptop. My only complaint was noise and the pillows. We had some noisy people on our floor who likely stood outside our door talking for about 10 minutes. The pillows weren't that great.

The hotel on the weekend had a bit of night life, but not unbearable. Overall nice stay, would come back. Good value.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed August 26, 2011

the room was clean the only thing that they need r flat screens on wall. Tvs are outdated

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Groton, Connecticut
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

We found the Woodlands by accident after the hotel we originally had reservations at turned into a nightmare. We were on our way home to Connecticut from our two week vacation and usually stay in this area as our stop off point. We travel with our dog and stay ay hotels that allow pets. We stayed at the first hotel about 3 years ago and the experience was fine. It amazing how much could happen in 3 years. We lasted a half hour.....I spent that half hour killing bugs, but what really took the cake was when my dog found a used cigar on the floor by the bed. That turned my stomach and then it concerned me that my dog could get fleas. We called the front desk and told them we were leaving. If we hadn't been driving 10 hours by that time we would have just come home. So I started going through the Garmin and called numerous hotels trying to find one that accepted pets. The third hotel only accepted service animals so I asked him if he knew of any that would take small dogs. He thought that the Woodlands Inn which was less than a mile up the street. I spoke to a gentleman named Dennis and exlained our situation. Dennis was wonderful!! He was so helpful, he gave us a room and also gave us the 'End of Summer" discounted price. The Woodlands was beautiful, the people were so friendly, it was more than I could have ever wanted. This is a yearly trip for us and the Woodlands will be our hotel of choice every year for sure. They also provide a wonderful hot breakfast free. While we were at breakfast I asked the server if the Woodlands Inn was a chain hotel. I told her that CT could use a place like this. I was telling her how we ended up staying there and noticed a gentleman sitting at another table was listening. He turned out to be the owner. He was very nice and wanted to make sure we were happy with our time there.
I totally recommend the Woodlands Inn, my only regret was that we only had one night there. Stay, you won't be sorry!!!!

Room Tip: The sliding door off your room on the 1st floor is great if you have a dog.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

My friend ,daughter, and I stayed here and took advantage of the bus ride to see the Michael Buble concert.. We had never been to Wilks Barre before and were attracted by the package deal at this hotel. I would highly recommend it to anyone, from the great room with new bedding and peaceful woodlands view, to the restaurant, bar and the pool it all had a very resort-feel to it. The breakfast was fantastic! And all the employees that we came in contact with were very nice. The bus ride to the Mohegan Sun arena was very convenient we were dropped off and picked up right out front. We look forward to coming back!

Room Tip: We had a trail side room and sat our on our balcony with some wine until late we loved it
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

I travel to that area quite often to visit the VA. This hotel gives u a reason to keep coming back. From the amneties to the staff everything is top notch. If for some wacky reason u are not happy, they will go above and beyond to correct that. Front desk staff Nicole and Sarena are always professional, courteous, and seem to really care about making your stay pleasurable. They are the definition of customer service. Janice in the restaurant was amazing. I will continue to stay at the Woodlands every chance I get!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

Attended a wedding at the facility and reserved a room because our 22 month old was a ring bearer. Little did we know that we would be treated to a six hour party of drunken yelling up and down the hall. Don't stay here if you want to sleep!

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Property: The Woodlands Resort, An Ascend Collection Hotel
Address: 1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6926 (Formerly The Woodlands Inn)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > 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:
#5 Business Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#6 Family Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#6 Romantic Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Woodlands Resort, An Ascend Collection Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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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Also Known As:
Woodlands Inn ~ Ascend Collection By Choice Hotel Wilkes-Barre
Woodlands Hotel Wilkes Barre
Woodlands Resort Wilkes Barre
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