Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
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So we get up at 0 dark 30 to get an early start only to find Wade has a low pressure warning on his tire. It started yesterday but clearly not a fluke. We decided it was off to Rusty Palmer to check it out. Sure enough, there is a nail. No fixing that so new tire and breakfast and 20 miles in the wrong direction. Oh well. At least they have sausage gravy and ...
Having worked all day, I drove to the Lake Wallenpaupack an arrives around 9 pm to find my friend in digestive distress. Unfortunately I failed to give him a key for the deadbolt so he had been waiting for an hour or so on my deck. He looked like ****. We got the cars sorted away and he ...
Today we had much going on at Camporama. We had the cardboard Christmas challenge, the "No-Talent" talent show, the Big Camporama dinner (Uncle Buzzards special Chicken BBQ. Deeeeelish. Also church service & worship. Oh! The "stunt" too. Uncle Buzzard's last. Lots of walks w Luke, exploring the land. I managed to find a way to get dirty...yea, just a wee ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
I have traveled all over the world, and this hotel is one of the better ones. For the price, it is exceptional.
Nice New Hotel
New hotel, clean, friendly staff and very comfortable beds. If you borrow an internet cord be sure to return it or you will be charged $25. Parking situation is not the best but if you prepare ahead of time you will be fine.
Hotel is right of I-81 and has a big indoor pool and nice fitness center.
We were at the Hilton for a family gathering (funeral) and the hotel staff was warm and accommodating during a trying time for my family. The front desk staff was well trained and knew the area very well. We only waited 5 minutes for our car but the valet parker said they have extra parking lots to use on the weekend with downtown companies letting the hotel use their lots. The lunch buffet in the restaurant was one of the best I've had and a great value ($10 and included dessert). The service there was excellent. Clean and comfortable rooms and the pool was nice for the kids to enjoy.
If the hotel were a Hampton Inn, we would not have been disappointed in the service. But we've come to expect - and Hilton advertises - "great" service at their namesake hotels. This hotel falls quite short of that standard. We concur with other reviewers that the parking situation for this hotel is a nightmare. Fortunately, the Hilton is building a garage, but until then, you're better off parking your own car. Further, the valet directed me to park my own car in front of the hotel, then we were charged $2 for valet parking! (The charge was quickly removed). We stayed at the hotel over the Christmas holiday of 2004, so one would expect the staff to be rather thin. But even with a fairly empty hotel, service was lax. There was no bottled water to be found in any vending machine in the building, and our room was not made up the day after Christmas. The front desk manager listened to our concerns, but did nothing to remedy the situations or reimburse us for any inconvenience.
Annoying Parking Situation
The mandatory valet parking is very annoying. To get your car, a 20 minute notice is necessary. The valets are very nice, however. The options for hotel dining are limited to an expensive place or the smokey bar. My family was looking for a place to eat on the night we checked in. No restaurants in the neighborhood and the car was tied-up, we had to eat in the bar. The food was fine, but the surroundings, not the best for a family.
Overall a clean and new hotel. Kids enjoyed the pool.
Very clean hotel
I just recently stayed at the Hilton. The rooms are clean, the service is excellent (bellman very nice), and it is reasonable for a first class hotel. The breakfast buffet was ok. I read that parking was a mess, however, valet parking was good and I recieved my car without any problems. You don't have many choices for food in the area, no coffee shops , restaurants, etc. When in scranton, I would most definitely recommend Coopers Seafood.
To the above review about the parking did you happen to read the other reviews where it said parking is mostly offsite because the hotel is new and they are in the process of building a garage? I mean come on pay attention!! This stuff happens with a new hotel. I stayed here a couple times but for the St Paddys Day Parade this hotel is definitely convenient. You can sit in your room and watch the parade no matter what side your on, and it's better than freezing in the PA March air. The rooms are so clean and the staff is wonderful, and my favorite was PJ Clarkes pub....They have GUINNESS YAY!!! Anyway I definitely recommend this hotel.....for a brand new hotel how can you go wrong????
Stayed recently for one night at this apparently brand-new hotel. Great property! Linens were above average and mattress was apparently a pillow top. Bathroom spacious, well-appointed, with marble vanity, well-lit, oversize tile floor, etc. TV had front AV jacks - great for my portable DVD player. Didn't eat in the hotel but menu looked good.
The Best Hotel in the region
As a frequent business traveler, I have traveled all over the US and stayed in hundreds of hotels. I recently had the opportunity to visit the City of Scranton in Pennsylvania and stay in this brand new Hilton Hotel. The hotel was by far one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. If this hotel was in New York City or San Francisco the rate would have been several times what I paid here. The food was great, the employees friendly and my room was big and comfortable.The only issue I had with this hotel was the lack of things to complain about. Hey I am from New York. Thanks Hilton for a nice night!
Not a bad place to stay...since your choices are limited in Scranton.
Restaurant was good. breakfast was nice, but overall the rooms are not really up to Hilton standards....but they do charge Hilton prices.
These rooms out west would be $69 a night....(linens weren't the best) the valet parking can get old after a while.