I knew the Pocono Palace is cheesy and campy, and that was what attracted me to check it out. However, hearing that it was dated did not prepare me for the fact that we would be staying in a poorly glorified motel room. We stayed in a Fairway room, which is one of the lower-priced options, but I could not see paying a super-high price for a night at a place like that. Anyway, we got there and immediately noticed that they had put us in a smoking room after we'd requested nonsmoking. Mixed with that thick, stale cigarette smell was a musty, dank odor, apparently from the hot tub. We didn't feel like moving, so we didn't, but the woman from the front desk came and brought us incense, and removed the filter from the air conditioner to rub essential oil on it. That was a nice touch, but the room was nonetheless seedy. The old square TV was on this flimsy plastic stand, and one of the cloth chairs had quite the strategically placed stain on it. Not the type of place we are used to staying at. We tried to just roll with it and have a good time, so we did. We went paddle boating, then were contestants in the xxx newlywed game. I am not at all easily embarrassed, but some of the comments from the host (the questions, though raunchy, weren't too much for me) were over the top, I thought. At any rate, it was fun. We also played bingo and horse racing at the bar. It was nice that they let you check in early and have breakfast there the day of your arrival, because we were able to spend the day doing activities there. The breakfast was very good, but dinner, not so much. My salmon was awful, and I ended up not eating it. My boyfriend's steak was ok. We assumed that it would be somewhat low-quality food, but it was pretty crappy. The comedy night was very good. Really funny comedians. So, that was great. But again, the room. We tried to make the best of it, but I was literally in disbelief that any place that dubs itself a resort would have such shabby rooms and furnishings. The bed was super-uncomfortable, so we really didn't get much sleep. In the morning, I was sitting on the bed and my boyfriend points out to me that there are a handful of flies landing in the area of the pillows. It was the nastiest thing. I don't know where they came from, but it made me sick. At that point, we were leaving soon, so we didn't bother to say anything. Overall, we had a nice time spending time with each other, but the room was appalling. We would not go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The couples-only Pocono Palace Resort is ideal for a romantic getaway. Our resort has an indoor/outdoor pool and a 32,000 sq ft sports facility. We're near shopping, horseback riding, and skiing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pocono Palace Hotel Marshalls Creek
- Caesars Pocono Palace Poconos
- Poconos Palace