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EconoLodge Arena
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Wilkes-Barre
Certificate of Excellence
Wilmington, Delaware
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Update on my earlier reviews”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

After all these years, I still cannot say enough good things about this hotel. I won't repeat here, but I will add some comments. It is STILL the same people serving up the same quality work in all aspects with even more improvements. There's a lot to be said when there is no employee turnover from housekeeping to management. Mattresses and extra pillows in the closet are encased in bedbug-free casing. There were fresh flowers on every table in the breakfast room - what a great touch! Free Wi-Fi even. I do want to add that I found two new restaurants that might interest repeat travelers or those staying more than one night that are not partial to chain restaurants. Haystacks is 2 minutes on the same street and is good family fare at very reasonable prices especially good for breakfast and lunch. For dinner, an unexpected find on Main Street (very close and easy to get to and also reasonable) is an Asian joint called Akeno Sushi - incredibly fresh.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Really nice place to stay. I never have a problem. My go to place when I vistit Nanticoke. Close to everything. A lot of great place's to eat. The deli on Blackman st is really really good! TGI Fridays is a nice place among other local bars.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

I stayed at the Econo Lodge Arena twice within one month. Both times were really pleasant. In comparison to other hotels in the same area, it is cheaper and offers accomodations that are as clean and pleasant as others. The registration was easy. The members of staff were pleasant and helpful. The breakfasts were quite good considering they were included in the price. The departure was also without a glitch.
The restaurant recommendations for dinner was also very good.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who needs a reasonable room for a couple of days.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank RaynaldLortie
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Canton Ga
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83 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed here while going to a family funeral, and the folks were all very nice here, as well as being very efficient, and quick. The room was very nice, clean, and no overly cloying smell like some other properties. The housekeeping staff was courteous, and did a great job,with a few exceptions. Breakfast was very nice, and kept stocked well.Check in was quick and efficient.

Yes, I'll be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Klaproth
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Don't really have a lot to add as others have done a great job of describing this property. I will just say it's the best Econo Lodge I've stayed at and I enjoyed the way the property seems to really be involved with the area activities and attractions. The little rubber ducky was a nice touch (if you stay you will see what I'm talking about) and I plan on travelling with mine in the near future.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Bunny7475
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EconoLodgeArena, General Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
I would like to take a moment just to say "THANK YOU" to each and every guest that has taken the time out of their busy schedules to let other travelers know about their own experiences our hotel.
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Madison, Alabama
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Normally we don't book Econo Lodge based on some negative past experiences with this particular chain of motels. But this particular Econo Lodge had several positive TripAdvisor reviews, the room rate was good, and it was in an area that fit our trip agenda. We arrived late in the evening and were happy to find the rooms were clean, comfortable, and quiet. I should mention our rooms were on the side of the building not facing the Interstate. Our interaction with the staff was brief, they were courteous and polite. There were adequate food choices for breakfast. Overall a good experience. Glad we didn't let a couple bad apples spoil our decision to stay here. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank BILL S
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Moncton, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I have been staying at this hotel for the past 6 years. I have a bus group that stop here 5 to 6 times a year. It is one of the best hotel we stay in, in the US. Carol and her staff makes you feel very welcome.

Give her a chance to let her welcome you once. Just tell her Pete sent me.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank Raymond R
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Additional Information about EconoLodge Arena

Property: EconoLodge Arena
Address: 1075 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd, Sr 309, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6172
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Luzerne County > Wilkes-Barre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#2 Casino Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#7 Business Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#7 Family Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#7 Romantic Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — EconoLodge Arena 2*
Number of rooms: 102
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

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