The Woodlands Inn
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... of E8s sitting in the parking lot. What a commuter vehicle those would make!
On Thursday, we bundled everything back up again and headed out for the Lancaster/Hershey area. Hope to get a ride on the Strasburg Railroad and see some of the sights in this part of the state. We hear it is considered the more picturesque part of the state. We'll see.
More from the road when we get to Lancaster.
... Nathan's Hot Dogs, Treachers Fish & Chips, and Subway. We settled for the hot dogs (two star food). Back at Steamtown we took the half and hour the train ride; I wandered around and took some picture; and we spent some money in the gift shop before heading to the hotel. (For the rest of the day see the hotel review.) Mary's Version My favorite part was the train ride. However, it did go back and forth over a bridge, (they were switching the train from one ...
We are about to set off for a lot of driving (and fossil fuel burning in the Burb) and eye opening sights in the great American west. I created this to let family and friends ( who give a darn) keep up with us. I cannot wait for my husband and girls to have their many 'first sight' moments. May the Great Spirit send us smooth ...
... museum, whoo-hoo! I have to say that this is a very nicely done museum. Almost as impressive as the restored collection of equipment is the stuff sitting out in the rail yard waiting to be restored. Sadly most of this equipment may never be restored. We spent over four hours walking around, exploring the many educational displays and the collection of railroad equipment. Steamtown presents their collection much ...
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The Woodlands has a lot to offer in the area of entertainment. With multiple bars, a dance club, and dining it is a place where you can just enjoy being at the resort.
We stayed in a suite and it was reasonably priced and quite nice. The staff was friendly and accomodating. This is a nice place to stay if you are in the area or doing business in the area. Be aware that it is not a Pocono getaway.
We booked two nights for a little get-away and were drawn by the descriptions on their website. We booked a stream-side view room which, while clean and well maintained did not match the images on the website.
We stayed at the Woodlands Inn for New Years eve in 2004. The package deal seemed reasonable and we stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights ($180 first night and $90 the next). We stayed in one of their newly renovated rooms in the main wing. The room was fairly nice, but a little small. It was clean however which was the important part. The bath was cheapy done but got the job done. The view from our room was a parking lot, which was not as pretty as the "stream side" rooms but the advantage is the stream side rooms are older and not as nice. The one biggest disappointment which is why I gave 3 stars is the smoke. You are allowed to smoke everywhere in this place and it made everything smell like an old ashtray. People smoked in the halls in the lobby even near the pool too. They are famous for their 18,000 gallon hot tub, but it was more like a heated pool. We saw numerous people getting a little too frisky in the tub too, Id recommend a shower afterwords if you use the tub. The restaurant they had in the resort was very expensive $30/plate and mediocre. The New Years party in the inn was played up to be the premere attraction in wilkes barre and it was fun...but not worth $80 a ticket. The bar was nice with short lines and top shelf liqour but the buffet disappeared quick and was never refilled. There were a lot of younger people there who were quite intoxicated and looking to start fights, which was a disappointment. The staff was freindly and we got roomservice every day. The building is not very impressive and kinda looks like an old office building whenyou pull up, but it was an average place to stay. If you make reservations by phone see if you can bargain...apparently we could have gotten rooms as low as $60 but we didnt know to. Bottom line is the hotel is clean and staff is attentive, not everything is perfect but you'll never find a perfect hotel.
we stayed at a streamside room and it was literally over the creek. The property is nested between I81 and hwy 315. You're not in a secluded forest, but at times it seems that way. we went after a mid winter melt so the stream was running well, but in a mid summer heat wave don't expect much.
After seeing their web site which paints a beautiful picture, when you first pull into their parking lot you will wonder if you're at the right place. Their marketing says:
Fabulous vacation time spent with family!!!
I love this hotel!! I visit once a year with a high school marching band. Every year we go up to compete in the championship competition, and are welcomed with open arms by the kindness of Woodlands. Their pool and fitness room are two extras that other hotels cannot complete with. I can't wait to go this year, and hopefully, if the band continues to do well, will visit for the next couple of years.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a place like this in Wilkes Barre. I was in town on business and expected to be subjected to the run-of-the-mill motel. The Woodlands Inn is an old property that has been renovated. Get yourself a room in the new section, whatever you do. The newer rooms are fantastically comfortable, very well appointed and have high speed internet access, which is always nice.
It,s good at the Wood-lands
My wife and I spent one night at the Woodlands and were very happy with our chose thanks to tripadviser.The hotel is clean,the pool is nice,and the whirlpool room is cool.The free breakfast was a nice extra.I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are visiting this area of Pa.
Had A good stay and alot of
Had good stay, the only bad thing Id have to say where the Girls that worked the Front Desk, Brenda was kinda rude and quick. The late nite front desk Brian was VERY helpful and answered all of our questions and very friendly. Was a little loud but was a weekend.
Meet me in the Woods again!!!
I was very impressed with the HOTEL'S RE-MODELING. It was FANTASTIC... The bedding was the best ( EVEN BETTER THAN THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL!!! ) and the bathroom floor was amazing.. EVERYONE MUST SEE IT...this was a run down hotel, that did a great comeback...CHECK IT OUT!!