What is the Ascend Collection by Choice and can I earn Choice Rewards?

Ascend Collection® is a network of Historic, Boutique and Unique hotels that gives you an authentic, local experience. It was designed specifically for people who appreciate an upscale hotel with a strong local flair. Member hotels share a passion for delivering attentive service to guests seeking a unique travel experience. And since the properties are independently owned and associated with Choice Hotels®, you get the peace of mind that comes with a national brand.

Ascend Collection is part of the Choice Privileges Award program where you can earn valuable points toward free hotel room nights, airline miles and more.



What type of rooms do you have?

The Woodlands Accommodations have been designed to provide you with the comfort and amenities you need. From traditional rooms in our Tower to Streamside deluxe king rooms with a private balcony; from Courtyard rooms to Business Suites with a work area and sitting area; from Bridal Suites with a private balcony to Jacuzzi Suites, a room at The Woodlands is as individual as you are. Perhaps that’s why celebrities and presidents have stayed with us!

We also have Efficiency Suites with full kitchens for those seeking an extended stay option.

What amenities are available at The Woodlands?

Your stay at The Woodlands Inn will be like no other. Attention to details, personal service, a host of amenities – these are the hallmark of a Woodlands Experience. Be sure to ask for special discount coupons when you check in!

Our natural wooded setting is a perfect backdrop for the outdoor pool and courtyard area. The indoor pool and a 17,000 gallon Jacuzzi allows for plenty of room to enjoy with your family or friends. The fitness area is a great way to keep up with your daily workouts.

If you’re looking for more energetic activities we’d be happy to arrange skiing or golf, provide hiking or jogging trails. Ask about our special room packages for golf and ski stays.

Seeking Relaxation and Serenity? Then Visit our onsite Spa: Alexander’s in The Woods, offering outdoor Pedicures and Massages in the streamside courtyard (weather permitting.)

We have free shuttle service to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport, Martz Bus Terminal and the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs.

Our entire guest area and all rooms offer free high speed internet access.

What attractions are nearby The Woodlands?

Visit the many outdoor parks and trails in our area. If you like history, explore the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, historic Downtown Wilkes-Barre or Steamtown National Historic Site.

Take in a show at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts or Scranton Cultural Center.

Attend a Yankees game at PNC field, a Penguins game at Mohegan Sun Arena or a NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway. In the winter, ski resorts are just a short ride away and in the spring and summer we’re surrounded by championship golf courses.

Try your luck at Pennsylvania’s first casino, Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs, less than a 1/4 mile away – just take our shuttle. Or shop ‘til you drop at Tannersville Premium Outlets, the Shoppes at Montage or the Wyoming Valley Mall.

What type of entertainment is available?

We have a combination of live entertainment and club DJ’s. Evolution Nightclub, consistently named one of the best clubs in the area, comes alive with sound and lights that will have you out on the floor dancing the night away.

If you prefer a quieter, more adult setting, join us in the Executive Lounge for live entertainment and conversation.

In the summer, Havana Outdoor Deck is the place to enjoy fine cigars and tropical drinks as you watch the sun go down. You can also enjoy the streamside view from the bar in Crescenzo’s all day, every day!

Where is The Woodlands located?

In beautiful Northeastern Pennsylvania between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. We are just two hours from New York City and Philadelphia and are easily accessible from Interstate Routes 80 and 81 and the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. If you’re flying into the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International airport or arriving at the Martz bus terminal, we’ll be happy to arrange a complimentary shuttle for the short ride to The Woodlands.

What dining options are available at The Woodlands?

We offer two distinct dining selections, Crescenzo’s Brick Oven Eatery and Espresso Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week overlooking the beautiful Laurel Run Creek. Watch as our world-class pizza bakes in the wood-fired brick oven. Try a latte, espresso or macchiato from the authentic Italian Espresso Bar.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, Hibachi and Sushi Bar are a delight to all the senses. Let our chefs dazzle you with their swordsmanship while preparing delicious entrees on a sizzling grill. Sample from a large menu of hand-made sushi, sashimi and rolls.

Want to dine in? Then enjoy your favorite menu item delivered to your room by our Casual Room Side dining service!