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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the room clean and comfortable, we liked the no carpet floors as this is a pet friendly hotel. the updates that were done to the rooms were well done but the desks and other furniture were not replaced although the wood furniture was in good condition it did not match the flooring ............this is not a bad thing...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly greeting from front desk staff (Frank) who actually went overboard trying fix a glitch with my rewards card. Success. Large, clean, well appointed king room with comfortable bed and clean white linens. Separate, well lit area with sink and lots of room for toiletries on the marble top. Hair dryer, lots of plug ins for chargers etc. Lots of...

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Smiths Falls, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One night stay on our trip home. Check-in was flawless.... The clerk advised us about the free breakfast and coffee availability all day/night. Our room was clean and inviting.We were pleasantly surprised to see no carpet in the room but in its place click flooring. With carpet one was never really sure how clean it was but with this floor...

1Thank Ken M
Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Up here working the Susquehanna nuke plant. Didn't want to stay this far from the plant because I work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. Drive time adds a lot more. Glad I stayed here. Brought my daughter, son in law and young granddaughter. Not impressed with Wilkes Barre at all. But this Econolodge is great! Great service......

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Eddie C, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

HiRadDrifter, You are the perfect example as to why reviews are important to a business. Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing your review with future travelers. I know how hard it is being away from home that is why we try so hard to make everyone one of our guest as comfortable as possible. I am...

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a king suite and received a great value! The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The tv was small for the size of the room. There was a microwave, fridge, coffee pot and hair dryer. All staff were friendly, courteous and accommodating. Breakfast was good, bagels, juices, cereal and waffles. There was a fitness...

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Eddie C, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

Randall D, Thank you for taking the time to pass on your thoughts to others regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your positive feedback is truly appreciated and especially the full 5 star rating. I am thrilled you will stay with us again, we look forward to your next visit. Eddie Carwin Assistant General Manager Econologe Arena- Wilkes Barre,...

Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I enjoy the econo lodge resorts always receive friendly staff where ever I stay and decent rooms. have morning breakfast. no eggs. close to Williamsport pa. love that they change linen daily. but I believe they have laundry but I did not use.

Eddie C, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

RICHARD C, Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback. Thank you for your continued business when coming back to Wilkes-Barre. Our hotel is Eco-Friendly and we do all that we can to help the earth. We have cards in all of our rooms and you the guest decides when you would like your linens changed....

Chattanooga, TN
Reviewed 27 January 2017

First things first, my wife and I are both retired and travel a fair amount and often stay at a Choice Hotel as we belong their Privileges program, but we almost NEVER stay at an Econo Lodge for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is most Econo Lodges tend not to get very favorable reviews. We were...

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Eddie C, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

Don_Chattanooga, WOW! your review has not only made my day but our entire staff also. I cannot thank you enough for your kind words.You are the perfect example as to why reviews are important to a business.Thank you so much for taking the time to not only check our reviews before your arrival, but also for sharing your own review...

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

You won't have an Internet cable so if you do gaming or streaming please this hotel isn't a good option. However, they have a good breakfast, nice and great house keeping, the front desk are very respectful and friendly. Please NOTE that during winter the air conditioning will be automatically turned on around 3:00AM and 5:00AM which will freeze you....

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Eddie C, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

Wanted B, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. Time is your most valuable resource and we truly appreciate that you gave us some of yours. We use our guests feedback, whether positive or negative, to try to improve the overall guest experience. I am concerned about the gaming/streaming trouble you had. Our rooms do...

Moneta, Virginia
Reviewed 1 January 2017

WE stay here every time we head up to New York. The place is always clean and the people are always friendly. The reason for 4 stars is sometimes they over do it on the rug deodorizer. I have allergy issues and that does bother me. But we let them know when we are coming and they know to use...

1Thank sengenpa
Eddie C, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

sengenpa, Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing your review. I am thrilled to hear that we are your go to hotel when traveling to New York. your continued business means the world to us. Please always call ahead so we can make up your room just right for you. Eddie Carwin Assistant General Manager Econolodge Arena-...

Newark, Delaware
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Good News: The rubber ducky's.The hotel was clean. Had the modern amenities of in room coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge, plenty of outlet to charge electronics. Breakfast was simple fare (which is expected for economy hotel). Friendly staff. If you eat at Perkins, which is walking distance of hotel, you get a percentage off your food bill if you...

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Eddie C, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

UncleDavid_3, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We know your time and input are valuable and we appreciate your sharing them. By doing so, you directly help us to improve guest satisfaction and maintain our Platinum Award winning standards and for this we are grateful. We accommodate many guests each evening, and we strive to make...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about EconoLodge Arena

Address: 1075 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd, SR 309, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6172
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Luzerne County > Wilkes-Barre
Price Range: $85 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — EconoLodge Arena 2*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Arena Hotel Wilkes-Barre
Econo Lodge Wilkes Barre
Econolodge Wilkes Barre
Wilkes-Barre Econo Lodge
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#2 Casino Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#7 Romantic Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#7 Family Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#7 Business Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
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“Try to get a room away from the breakfast area if you are inclined to sleep in !”
108kerryn, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms appear to be good. Very soundproof. No traffic noise heard from outside during the night or day.”
883SandraG, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Eddie.”
HiRadDrifter, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If noise bothers you, ask for a room away from any rooms that allow pets.”
Don_Chattanooga, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on the 3rd floor for best views.”
nihaoma2011, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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