I work in event planning for a company who has used the Woodlands for a number of years. We've strayed a couple of times, simply to check out the competition, but we recently held a huge function in the area and used the Woodlands to house over 100 of our guests.
They knocked it out of the ballpark for two main reasons:
1. Shuttle service was amazing! They just bought a new Mercedes 11-seater van that was perfect and always running on schedule. We had an extremely complicated schedule to work with and they wove their shuttle in perfectly.
2. The sales support staff at the woodlands was basically at our beck and call during the entire week-long event. Whenever we came upon a problem, we were able to creatively solve it and move forward! WONDERFUL to work with!
My only critique is that some of the rooms that haven't yet been renovated could use a little love. One of our guests was unhappy with his room, and contacted Rick Kornfeld (the owner of the resort) directly. Rick got immediately back to the guest and resolved his trouble, and left him a hand-written apology note in his room the next day. That's what you call family-owned service!
Overall, a really great experience. Happy to have the Woodlands as an option for our events! Kudos to Rick and his team!
- 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
- Woodlands Inn Wilkes Barre
- Woodlands Inn Resort Wilkes Barre