Like many other travelers, I've had a terrible time over the years finding a place to stay in the Scranton area while driving south for the winter months. My requirements do not seem unreasonable: 1. Pet friendly, willing to pay a fair fee; 2. Close to the interstate; 3. CLEAN; 4. CLEAN; and 5. comfortable beds. It is very, very difficult to find decent lodging using this criteria. So, as usual when confronted with a travel dilemma, I turned to Trip Advisor and came up with this establishment. This is a first rate, economy style hotel, with excellent staffing who appear to have worked here for some time, very efficient housekeeping staff (again, also seemed to have worked there for a while), the bathroom had an excellent shower and good towels. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. All this and pet friendly, too with a pet fee of only $10. And the room was as clean as a whistle. They even have postcards at the front desk, and as a user of the United Stated Postal Service I was glad to be able to buy and send half a dozen of them. The hotel could use a bit of an update: bed linens could be a teensy bit nicer, flooring could use a redo, but all in all, an excellent value. It's good to have located a dependable stopover heading north and south along I81. Will definitely return, nice to have Trip Advisor to rely on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated at the foot of the Poconos off Interstate 81, the hotel is minutes from the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. PNC Park, Steam Town National Historic Site and the FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs is just five miles away, featuring casino gambling and live harness racing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Arena Hotel Wilkes-Barre
- Econo Lodge Wilkes Barre
- Econolodge Wilkes Barre
- Wilkes-Barre Econo Lodge