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What We Love

  • Heading out to nearby Mohegan Sun with ease, thanks to a hotel shuttle
  • Wandering the woodsy parts of the resort grounds, along a peaceful stream
  • Grabbing a drink at any of four on-site clubs, bars and lounges
  • Enjoying pleasant perks, like complimentary breakfast on weekdays (breakfast on weekends is an extra fee)

What To Know

  • The hotel charges a daily resort fee
  • Guest rooms have private balconies overlooking the river
  • The spa also offers beauty treatments like waxes and hair cuts
  • This hotel brings the party—either join the fun or bring earplugs


  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A cheerful Poconos retreat near Mohegan Sun, with pretty river views


When you stay at The Woodlands Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member in Wilkes-Barre, you’ll be connected to the convention center and convenient to Mohegan Sun Arena. This family-friendly hotel is within the region of PNC Field and Montage Mountain Waterpark.


Make yourself at home in one of the 150 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Treat yourself with massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services. If you’re ready for some gaming fun, you can hop on the complimentary casino shuttle.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Wilkes-Barre? This hotel has facilities measuring 3500 square feet (325 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

The Woodlands Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
1073 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 United States


4.0 Very Good 1272 Reviews
Woodlands Inn Top Notch!
Reviewed 13 hours ago

The Woodlands Inn is always superb! Beds are very comfortable, service was excellent everywhere-front desk to the bars to the restaurants! The band in the lower level lounge was terrific. Dinner at Shogun Japanese restaurant was entertaining and delicious. Breakfast and burgers at Crescendos was excellent!
Lastly you can’t beat the setting for having an outdoor wedding!

A most interesting property!
Reviewed 4 days ago

Being Choice Hotels members we're familiar with their Ascend Collection and know that these properties tend to be unique in some way or another. So when choosing a place to stay in the Wilkes-Barre area we decided on The Woodlands knowing that despite some negative reviews it couldn't be that bad.
Well we were in fact in for a surprise!
We fell in love with this property, it's unusual location alone made it unique because it's wedged between a somewhat busy roadway and a beautifully wooded creek. The hotel has windows that look out to wooded areas that almost have a Japanese/zen feel to them. And of the several restaurants within the hotel one of them has an outside wooden deck with a bar overlooking the creek's tumbling falls making it the perfect spot for that happy hour cocktail. One negative review I read complained of the hotel's retro 70s interior look. And though that might be true I saw it as part of the hotel's charm.
Our room was clean and comfortable. We had requested a king size bed and that's what we were given. The best part was that we had our own balcony overlooking the creek and the sound of the rushing water was very relaxing. Make sure to request one of these rooms when booking.
All staff members we encountered were friendly and genuinely concerned for our needs. Free breakfast for hotel guests consist of a wonderful breakfast buffet including made to order omelettes.
I would definitely consider staying at The Woodlands next time I'm in the area and I've already recommended this hotel to some of my friends. Don't let some of the frivolous complaints or negative reviews deter you from giving the Woodlands a fair chance!

Couples getaway
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place !!! Beautiful views from the sky deck bar . Cheap drinks during happy hour and fun karaoke all night!!!! Very friendly staff ! The hibachi was delicious and fun . The room was a little small but ok for us

Nice place
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely amazing place was little upset The buffet breakfast this time was not include Cost $26 for the breakfast surely was not worth that but love coming here to relax And to party and not a fun people we met

Another fun time at the Woodlands!
Reviewed 7 days ago

The Woodlands is our little fun go to place when we want to get away from Syracuse New York. This resort only gets better each time we come. We travel quite often and NOTHING compares to the customer service at this place. All of the employees go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They are obviously treated well by the owners because they work hard and enjoy their jobs...you can see it on their faces. The grounds are immaculate and kept up beautifully. Met the GM early Friday while we visited the outdoor bar and she went out of her way to take care of us and to have the owner smile and greet us with a big Welcome Back surely made us feel like VIP's. The entertainment at the outdoor bar with their ever returning duo was fabulous- they kept the place hopping and the drinks flowing. Thank you Woodlands for a great time. Can't wait to return!