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Courtyard Wilkes-Barre Scranton/Arena
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Wilkes-Barre
Certificate of Excellence
York, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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“You Won't Regret Staying Here”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed at the new Courtyard this past weekend. I would not hesitate to stay at this location again.

I didn't realize that it had only opened a week before our stay. So, of course, it is clean, modern and well appointed.

The staff were all very friendly and professional.

The king room was very spacious and comfortable. Good overall storage. There are many outlets – electrical and usb – even on both bedside tables. The bed was pretty comfortable – just a tad on the firm side. A/C worked well and was very quiet. The mini fridge was hidden in the upper cabinet. This was easier to access than if the fridge had been stored on the floor.

I really liked the shower – good pressure, nice design (controls were out of the way of the shower head). The cubby near the shower was very convenient. Towels and linens were of high quality (helps that the hotel is so new).

Convenient to a huge amount of restaurants.

Wi-fi is free and reliable. Parking was plentiful. Coffee maker in the room.
They even have a fire pit in the back of the hotel. We did not have time to take advantage of this, but, it looked very cozy and inviting!

There is also a fitness area, indoor pool, and bistro in the lobby. We did not use these, so can't comment on quality.

Cons (didn't really detract from our stay) – some minor design flaws.
~ Bathroom door opened up right into the toilet. The cushion “headboard”/backrest was very noisy if you left it in place for sleeping. We actually tossed them on the couch for better rest.
~ We could hear water running in the pipes from the upper floors through the wall. A room on a higher floor would probably help with that (we were on the second floor).
~ The hairdryer was REALLY loud.
~ The elevator makes a double tone every time it opens on your floor. I was able to hear during the night in our room. I think the volume of that tone could be lower.
~ Only one bedside table had a drawer/storage. This seemed a bit odd. The tables themselves were a tad narrow – but, large enough.

Room Tip: Request a higher floor - I think that would eliminate hearing the water running through the pipes...
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Spending the night on the way to upstate New York. A frequent Marriott traveler. This hotel just opened 8 days ago and it is beautiful. The front desk was manned by a wonderful woman named Tiarra. She was so friendly and was more than willing to help us with anything in the area. The lobby is well appointed. There is a nice bar and restaurant area. The rooms are really up-to-date and very pretty. I would have liked a bike in the fitness room but there were 2 ellipticals and 2 treadmills. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone needing to stay in the area. There are plenty of restaurants in the immediate area and a Wegmans grocery store. Also...a Mohegan Sun casino if that's your thing. Well done Marriott...well done.

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Milena D, General Manager at Courtyard Wilkes-Barre Scranton/Arena, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us some feed back! And thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Tiarra is wonderful and she was thrilled to read your comments! We will see you the next time you are in the area!

Milena DelVecchio
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Property: Courtyard Wilkes-Barre Scranton/Arena
Address: 879 Schechter Dr, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6702 (Formerly Courtyard Wilkes-Barre Scranton)
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Luzerne County > Wilkes-Barre
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Wilkes-Barre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Wilkes-Barre Scranton/Arena 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard by Marriott Wilkes-Barre Scranton is the newest hotel in the Wilkes-Barre area. The new Courtyard is easily accessible from I-81 Exit 168, I-80 Exit 260B and the Hazelton area, Pittston and I-476 Exit 105 the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It is conveniently located in walking distance of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Marketplace. Whether going to a concert or to see Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins Hockey or to play at the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs, the Courtyard by Marriott Wilkes-Barre Scranton is the right choice! Only minutes from Downtown Wilkes-Barre's FM Kirby Center, Wilkes University, King's College, and Public Square. The new lobby with Cynergy decor has flexible space where you can work or relax with free Wi-Fi throughout. Enjoy The Bistro, your destination for a great breakfast, or drinks and dinner in the evening. Plus, our well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool will help you stay refreshed and energized whether throughout your stay. ... more   less 
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