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About our Hotel

Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: WILKES-BARRE
  • Distance From Hotel: 3.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-04:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Late checkout available

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  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa



  • Number of Rooms:7
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed



  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. Japanese
  4. Polish
  5. Russian

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

No pets allowed Service Animals only



  • Number of parking spaces:119
  • Car Parking Available
  • Car Parking Available


Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas



  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2008
  • Total number of rooms:117
  • Total number of suites:4
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:49
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:64
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:107
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:7
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:5
  • FEMA Property Number:PA0365
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 8 miles away. We're convenient to
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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 8 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. Mohegan Sun 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 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.

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Our newly renovated hotel in Wilkes-Barre features a convenient location. Take advantage of our courtesy shuttle for trips within one mile of the hotel, including Mohegan Casino, the Wyoming Valley Mall and many others.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and great service. all in all a good value for the money. Rooms do need some upgrade but they are clean June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best-Kept Secret in Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Area!! Ideal for anyone who lives outside the immediate area and uses the airport next door to fly in or out during the wee hours! The staff is well-informed and helpful, and the facility is excellent. We slept very comfortably. Also appreciated the availability of extended-time parking for our vehicle, as well as the use of the shuttle to and from the airport. Great experience!! June 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hidden away but very nice! Passed through the area many times but never stayed at this hotel until now. You would never know you were near an airport. Very quiet and relaxing. We'll stay here again. June 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Accomendations Although this facility is located at the airport there is minimal noise from aircraft. It is also secluded from the highway noise near by. With this said, you can get a quite restful sleep at this facility. The staff is very friendly and always accommodating. The rooms are comfortable and the extra amenities (ie: refrigerator, microwave, &wiifi) are great. Whenever we are traveling through or to the area it is our second home away from home. May 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent value and comfortable beds Stay at this hotel about once a week - clean rooms - quick check-in - friendly and courteous staff April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Value Rooms are clean and spacious. Bathroom is clean and spacious. Wish the shower was a bit more powerful and that shower caps were offered. Bed extremely comfortable and the King is very, very kingsize, bigger than my king bed at home. April 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great overnight stay We had the opportunity to stay here on our driving trip back from the Masters. While situated close to the airport, little noise was heard. Having a bar and grill situated across the parking lot was great allowing us to walk a late supper. Friendly greeting from front desk girl, giving priority club gift bags containing bottled water and snacks were a nice welcome. Rooms were large and we were given connecting rooms without even asking (group of 4 in 2 rooms). Mini-fridge was working and kept our drinks cool overnight. Breakfast in the morning was good, even though the lady working it seemed to be more interested in watching tv. A problem with the pancake machine had to wait for her to finally come and check even though I tried to get her attention. She did however ask how many pancakes I wanted and broght them to me. April 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Only Advantage = Close to the Airport The place is a rat hole. I only stayed here because I had an early morning flight at AVP. Next time I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Dickson City and waking up 20 min earlier to make it to the airport on time. Staying at this hotel reminded me why I'm glad my family and I moved out of Northeast PA. April 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Luke Warn Water Nothing gets me ready for the day better than a hot shower. Unfortunately that wasn't going to happen here as the hot water only reached luke warm, YIKES! I called the front dest and was told I was the second guest to complain and they will raise the temp, as it appeared someone had lowered it, but it will be awahile before it hits the room. Wow, you really needed to be told to raise the temp level, April 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not a good day at Holiday Inn This was not my first stay at this location and I will give it one more try. Sometimes things are out of our control and that is what happened here. However I am most disappointed with the leadership at this location. The entire hotel lost it's hot water from evening to the next morning. I had to wash my hair using a caraffe of hot water from the coffee maker. What was most disturbing was the staff's inability to be proactive in several other issues. Like a clock in the fitness room that needed a battery and what I was told was that "it was not the battery, it was broken." Then the clock should have been removed. A similar situation occurred with creased and smeared hotel receipts and was told its been like that for 2 weeks! The manager for such an extreme event was not present nor did they come in early to assist. When I called later that afternoon I was told "He just left." This is not the kind of service I received at other HI locations so I place blame on the hotel and regional leadership. The staff seemed like they wanted to do something but seemed afraid to be proactive. This is not good. April 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Experience Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful! I look forward to the survey to give this stay a ten out of ten! This place was a great 'find' for us and it became a new favourite stop for our annual trip. April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly Service Hotel is located just off Hwy 81, very easy access. Staff were efficient and friendly, hotel common areas clean, bright and cheery. Excellent sports bar/restaurant adjacent. Very positive experience overall. March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Staff Very convenient to Avoca Airport. Staff was great. This one is a keeper... March 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Our stay 2nd night in a row we used Priority Club pts for our stay.Once again we were immediately recognized as members and offered an upgrade to a suite. If possible the suite was even better than the night before. Staff was outstanding! March 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2013 vacation stop This was our first time at this particular Holiday Inn. We would come again. There is a restaurant just across the parking lot which was so convenient for supper. The morning continental breakfast was excellent and the lady who was responsible for making sure the food was there was very friendly. We had to ask "again" if they gave "Priority Members" a little something at registration. She then apologized and we were rewarded with water and a small snack. We would stay here again next year when we make our way to Florida. Thanks for a comfortable stay.... March 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 housekeeping personnal loud communication of housekeeping in am ;I could not sleep after 08:00 March 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff and Value I stay at this facility at least once per month and the staff has always been very congenial. It is also a great value for the area. Also, every time I've stayed at this facility I've been acknowledged as a Priority Club Platinum member and usually given a free upgrade. March 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed, but terrible room. I've stayed at this hotel many times in the past. It was really a nice hotel and the staff treated me very well. However, as time went on, the rooms degraded. Furniture deteriorated and was not replaced. I was especially disappointed this stay that there were no ice machines and I could not get on the internet. You had to get ice from the desk clerk if she was available. A lamp next to the bed had a broken switch, not even wired, just setting in the hole in the base. The sofa was stained since it was there forever. There was an empty toilet paper core under the sink, which was not in itself a big deal, but prompted a question about the cleaning techniques. We were supposed to stay 3 nights but we checked out after the first and moved to another Holiday Inn Express closer to Wilkes-Barre. When I called for reservations at this location, I mentioned that the airport location was ready to be turned into a Ramada or Days Inn., it is definitely far below the par of a Holiday Inn Express. By the way, we were on a 10 day trip and stayed at Holiday Inn Express hotels every night. For 3 nights, I used 2 rooms since there was another couple with us. March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean and Very Friendly Staff This HEI location is one of my favorites. The hotel staff is very friendly and courteous. They recognize me as being Priority Club Platinum when checking in and usually give me a complimentary room upgrade. This hotel is always very clean when is stay there. January 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great location, a little pricey this is a great location for someone flying out early. the room was nice but the heat never got really warm. a little pricey. other hotels are a lot less with the same shuttle service January 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay. Staff was very attentive to the needs of its guest. Room was clean and neat, I would stay here again. January 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Check your room first thing Property is old and the Toilet did not work in the room. When you flushed the Toilet it came up in the sink. For the Toilet not working, they knocked off $20.00 on the room rate. Big Deal. December 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Hotel But Pricey My group had to stay at this hotel because we were bumped off a flight in Scranton. The location is very convenient to the airport and the hotel has a shuttle, but it felt like we were driving into a random weed field. The lobby was nice with ample sitting room, a popcorn machine and offerings of chocolate chip cookies. The hotel room was nice with beds about 4 feet off the ground...very high. My issue with the hotel was the price. The price was unbelievable for a one night stay. Lastly, the receptionist didn't even acknowledge me as a platinum priority club member even after I gave her the card. Nice property, but think before you stay there. December 9, 2012
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