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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Have stayed here several times over years and it seems to get better. A minute off I-81 and steps from a Perkins restaurant, the Econolodge is a great bargain. I paid $67 for a weeknight, which is lower than anything I've seen anywhere in years that was a decent hotel. Very clean, great staff, good breakfast, close and safe parking....

1Thank Americansportswriter
EconoLodgeArena, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for sharing your positive experience with potential visitors to Wilkes Barre. As I'm sure you are aware, it can sometimes be a challenge to try to please everyone and even more difficult to peak their interest enough to give us a try. Your kind words regarding your visits with us are more valuable than you...

Reviewed 4 July 2014

I court write forever and ever on this wonderful hotel. Bottom line is how your treated during my stay. Going thru a difficult time in my life and the staff really go out of their way and take the time their own time, to make me feel as family to them. No word can describe how i feel. Top notch...

1Thank JoeFlorek
EconoLodgeArena, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the positive feedback and sharing it with other travelers. You know when you stay with us ...you are part of our family....not just a guest! Once again....THANK YOU!

Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed over night this week. I was very pleased with the professionalism with the front desk. He checked me in quickly and with no issues. I was impressed with his multitasking skills as well, he had a rush of phone calls and people asking questions. He answered each question with professionalism and he did not complain or made...

Thank Rich W
EconoLodgeArena, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful review you've shared. I was thrilled to hear that our staff was such a good multi-tasker and he handled your check-in with such ease. What made me feel even better is that you plan on being a repeat customer. That alone is invaluable. Thank you again and again.... Hope to see you...

Hartfield, Virginia
Reviewed 2 July 2014

There's nothing on the highway sign, or sign on the building saying Econo Lodge "Arena". So we where not sure if we where at the right one. The Econo Lodge web site and Pet Friendly.com said there was no fee for pets, we made the reservation and asked about it and was told there was no charge. We show up...

Thank Joecaption
EconoLodgeArena, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with other Trip Advisor travelers. Our guests insight while they visited with us is very important to us in order to maintain our award winning status. We are what is known as a "Franchise" hotel. For that reason we are not permitted to add to our signage regarding the "arena". The...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Some front desk attendants likely feel that doing a good job is smiling, saying hello, taking your credit card, giving you a key, and telling you to have a nice day. I won't pick on those who do that, because even getting that isn't a given anymore. However, I call that going through the motions. Amanda, however, understands hospitality. She...

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

All I can say is WOW....your review just gave me chills! I've posted it on the bulletin board to share with the entire staff. Our hotel has a mission statement that reads: "TAKE EXCELLENT CARE OF OUR CUSTOMERS AND STRIVE TO EXCEED THEIR EXPECTATIONS WHILE ALWAYS BEING MINDFUL THAT WITHOUT SATISFIED, LOYAL, REPEAT CUSTOMERS….WE HAVE NOTHING!" Thank you so very...

Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

For some reason as you travel north pet friendly hotels with a reasonable up charge become very sparse. Very excellent front desk staff and a clean room close to 81 and a reasonable cost for us and our pet. Get a coupon to save additional bucks and it's hard to beat. Thank you Ananda for the welcome and the spin.

1Thank George J
EconoLodgeArena, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and especially for your kind words. We do our best to keep the additional charge for pets to a minimum. We basically use those funds for the additional cleaning and pest prevention and so far we've been able to hold the price so that it is reasonable for our furry friends. I'm so happy you...

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 June 2014

My wife and I stay at this hotel every time we stay in WB. We have family in the area and this hotel off US-81 at rt309 is always consistently good. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is always pleasant and accommodating. There is always hot coffee available in the breakfast room. This hotel offers a free breakfast...

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review of our hotel with other travelers. You, as a repeat guest, are our most valuable resource and I cannot thank you enough for your commitment to us. Thank you for being part of our Econo Lodge Family and hope to see you soon.

Barton NY
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here several times. The room is basic with a small TV and a hard mattress, but it's clean, has a good location, and is very reasonably priced. Decent breakfast is offered, but you can get 10% off your bill at the Perkins restaurant right out front by showing them your room key. I'll continue to stay here when...

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EconoLodgeArena, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments regarding your recent stay with us. I'm thrilled you have become part of our Econo Lodge Arena Family by being a repeat guest. We take your comments and suggestions very seriously and strive to make improvements to ensure your next visit will be even better than the last. Thank you...

Altamont, New York
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My wife and I spent a night at the Econo Lodge in Wilkes Barre as a one night stop for a larger trip. The motel turned out to be a great choice. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful, the room quiet and immaculate, and the breakfast, which included scrambled eggs among other choices, beyond the normal motel fare. Highly...

Thank BobK53
EconoLodgeArena, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

Please accept our deepest gratitude for taking the time to offer your review of your most recent stay at the hotel. We very much appreciate your kind words and we are very pleased that you enjoyed our new addition to breakfast. Thank you and we hope you can visit with us again very soon.

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The staff are friendly and cooperative. The rooms are well maintained and the hotel is in a great location close to everything you need, restaurants, gas, casino, shopping etc. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are on a tight budget.

Thank F M
EconoLodgeArena, Manager at EconoLodge Arena, responded to this review

Your kind words of praise are very much appreciated and especially the high recommendation. We pride ourselves in offering our guests the best possible experience when they visit us and your comments tell us we are doing something right. Thank you so very much for your high scores and for taking time to offer other travelers your thoughts. Hope to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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: $75 - $119 (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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#2 Casino Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#7 Business Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#7 Romantic Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
#7 Family Hotel in Wilkes-Barre
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“Ask for Eddie.”
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“If noise bothers you, ask for a room away from any rooms that allow pets.”
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“Get a room on the 3rd floor for best views.”
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“first floor is good so one does not have to use evelator”
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