After ten hours of driving my husband and I were just looking for a decent place to stay when we stumbled on this Holiday Inn Express. It was still called a Hampton Inn in our GPS and apparently has just changed. It appears to be almost completely renovated. Because it is at the top of a hill and a little hidden by an office building it is a bit hard to find. However, it is a very pleasant find.
The carpet and all of furnishings appear to be new. Our room had two very nice queen beds with both soft & firm pillows. There is a large flat screen TV and a refrigerator. The bathroom is lovely with a new tub/shower and sink, great towels, and a nice shower curtain. However this is where we found a couple of strange things: there was no place for the toilet paper...it sits on a self, and there are no towel racks. Perhaps these just haven’t been installed yet. Breakfast comes with the price of the room.
The young lady at the front desk was quite pleasant and helpful. When asked for suggestions she recommended a casual Italian restaurant named Leggio’s that was just about ½ mile away and had great food.
This place seems to be trying very hard to please its customers. Hot drinks are available at all times in the lobby there were cookies sitting out when we checked in.
- 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