It's a nice property with a friendly staff. A bonus is the free shuttle to local restaurants and such. The limitations for business travelers are, limited electrical outlets at the desk and bedside tables. You must crawl under the desk to plug in your laptop and forget about charging your phone at the same time, there is only one free outlet under the desk. The king bedrooms seem small in area, roughly 320 sqft and that includes the bathroom. There is also the problem of not being able to see the TV while working at the desk (there is a large wardrobe in the way and the TV is bolted to the cabinet and cannot be moved forward). I am a platinum member and stay at many IHG properties so I asked at the desk if there were other rooms set up differently where I could see the TV from the desk, they were sorry but they said all the rooms are set up this way. Oh, to other platinum members, the goody bag has a bottle of water a small 1/2 oz bag of rolled gold pretzels and two mints, enjoy. The last limitation is that because of the location, you cannot walk to any convenience stores or restaurants, but as I said they do have a shuttle. One final observation, the bed is very squeaky and I'm not sure why, but seems comfortable enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Wilkes-Barre East. We welcome you to historic Wilkes-Barre and our hotel, the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express. Located in the Pocono foothills, this Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania hotel is ideal for business & leisure travelers with its easy access to I-81 and Hwy. 315. Business travelers seeking Wilkes-Barre accommodations will appreciate our hotel's courtesy shuttle to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport (AVP), just eight miles away. We re convenient to businesses such as Fortune Fabrics, American Silk and the Social Security Center. Additionally, the Veterans Administration Hospital is one mile away. Leisure travelers enjoying a getaway to the Poconos will love our location. From a heritage tour to a sporting weekend, we want to be your home away from home. Our hotel in Wilkes-Barre is a great starting point for day trips to Rickett s Glen State Park, and we re only one mile from the Mohegan Sun Casino. Wachovia Arena is three miles away. This newly renovated Wilkes-Barre hotel offers you one of the best hotel deals in Wilkes-Barre. We offer a courtesy shuttle for trips within a mile of our hotel. From our indoor heated pool (opening Sept 2009) to the on-site fitness center, our hotel has upgraded amenities you can enjoy. In addition, our high-speed, wireless Internet access helps you stay connected. So on your next visit to the Diamond City, Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Wilkes-Barre, PA. ... more less
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- Holiday Inn Express Wilkes Barre East Hotel Wilkes-Barre
- Wilkes-Barre Holiday Inn
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