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“Outstanding for an Inexpensive Hotel.”
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EconoLodge Arena
Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Wilkes-Barre
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 July 2010

We were on our way to North Carolina from Maine and decided Wilkes Barre was half way. We went on line to fine an inexpensive place to stay since it was just for the night and back on the road the next day. The Econo Lodge fell in the middle of the price range, so we booked it. We were treated as if we were royalty. The room was spotless. We had more than enough towels already in the room. It had the amenities I would expect in a more expensive hotel. The thing that impressed me the most was after we got into our room and had settled for a few minutes they called our room to see if there was anything they could do or get for us. I have been in more expensive hotels than this Econo Lodge and never got that kind of service. It was a delightful stay and I'm sorry it was so short.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2010

Nice hotel close to highway. Room was basic, clean and had a very comfortable one-month old pillow top mattress. Kids liked the breakfast coffee was really really bad and should be addressed. Overall a great place to lay your head after driving with the kids.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Thank chrisooo
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

I was in town for my sisters wedding and booked this room at the last minute. The room was clean and bed was comfortable enough. Sheets were a little stiff and the mattress and pillows were a bit too soft but nothing was too terrible. The room we were assigned was the reason for our "so so" stay here. It was around the corner from the check in desk, next to the laundry room. There was immense amounts of foot traffic through the area and you could hear housekeeping very early in and out of the laundry room. I also found the walls to be a bit thin because we were able to hear our neighbors on all sides. We would have asked for a room changed but they were completely booked due to a bowling tournament in town that weekend. If it wasn't for the noise I would have found our stay to be satisfactory. The staff was pleasant and the room was very clean.... you cant ask for much more for these prices.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank jkoneski1
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Reviewed 6 April 2010

We stayed there one night with our two year old son and were overwhelmed by how clean this motel is. If you don't like smoke smells, etc. that often permeate motel rooms, you'll love it there. The most incredible thing was that the bathroom was as clean as it could be and the towels were SOFT!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Thank waxenfelter
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Reviewed 4 February 2010

We stayed in several Econo Lodge Motels on our trip from Maine to Florida and back during the month of January 2010. We traveled with our little dog, so had to stay in pet-friendly rooms, and some of them weren't the best.; however, the one in Wilkes-Barre is! We stayed there on our way down to Florida, and avoided all others, so as to stay there on the way back home as well. Not only was our room clean, comfortable and updated, the desk clerk and other service people there were very pleasant and helpful. We also enjoyed the breakfast in the clean and well-supplied cafe. We will certainly recommend this motel to others!
Thank you,
Lloyd & Sandra Babcock
Freedom, Maine

Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
Thank Maine39
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Reviewed 17 December 2009

Had larger room with large bedroom and bathroom. Got very god rate...would stay again under $90.00

Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
Thank powder068
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Reviewed 29 October 2009

Have stayed here several times before and the place still seems good. Front desk staff very kind and helpful and any traveler will appreciate the sink being away from the shower/toilet. This makes it very easy for 2 people to deal with in the morning. The room was small and I could hear walking on the floor above. The breakfast was OK, but a little spartan in what they offered--but for the rate (~$50), one can't complain. Location is convenient to most parts of town and close to all the newer business areas. I was on the freeway side, but couldn't hear any road noise at all. For the rate, it is a very good choice, but next time I'll probably seek a hotel with a little more to offer.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank ynp-CV
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Additional Information about EconoLodge Arena

Address: 1075 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd, Sr 309, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6172
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Luzerne County > Wilkes-Barre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre 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: £38 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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