We stayed at this property on a Saturday night during ski season. The hotel was far from full, but there were numerous other skiers. Sno Mtn (formerly 'Montage") is nearby. We went to a concert at the Kirby Theater in Wilkes Barre on Sat evening. Again, very convenient.
There is no restaurant on site. In fact, finding a place to eat became a bit of an adventure. As someone else noted, don't trust your GPS in area around the hotel. Ours sent us in completely wrong direction on roads that became little more than pitch dark driveways. The hotel is immediately (as in IMMEDIATELY) adjacent to the W-B / Scranton airport. Perhaps the electronics from the airport interfere with GPS units. Despite proximity, don't worry about noise from the airport...flights seem to end by 10:00pm. I was concerned, but this was definitely NOT an issue.
The hotel is clean and adequate. Fresh cookies in lobby are a welcome touch. Breakfast is pretty standard HIE fare.
Overall, this property---like Holiday Inn Express, generally---is a good, solid value.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Wilkes Barre East Hotel Wilkes-Barre
- Wilkes-Barre Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre
- Hampton Inn Wilkes-Barre