Hotel Overview

Within walking distance from the F.M. Kirby Center for the Arts, Wilkes University and King's College, this Wilkes-Barre hotel boasts convenience and first-class service!

The Best Western Plus Wilkes Barre Center City is an affordable option for those who want to experience all that the area has to offer, from shopping and dining to arts and entertainment. Located in beautiful downtown, this Wilkes-Barre hotel is neighboring the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. Wilkes-Barre's Historic District, the River Front, as well as the Financial & Judicial District are in walking distance. The Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs, the Pocono Raceway, home to NASCAR® and other races, as well as the Mohegan Sun Arena are all just a short drive away.

Nestled right between Wilkes University and King's College and less than four blocks in either direction, this Best Western hotel in Wilkes-Barre provides convenient lodging for prospective students and visiting family members.

With 20,000 square feet of dedicated conference space, the Best Western Plus Wilkes Barre Center City is a premier meeting space in Wilkes-Barre for your next well-executed corporate event or wedding to remember.

The Best Western Plus Wilkes Barre Center City features timeless and traditional decor in a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is also pet-friendly (excluding all suites). All guest rooms feature microwaves, mini refrigerators and triple sheeted bedding. Free parking and wireless high-speed internet are included. All guests enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. The on-site restaurant, Oyster Seafood & Steakhouse, features a martini bar, perfect for unwinding after a busy day.

Our friendly and helpful staff is ready to ensure a fun-filled, memorable stay. Make a reservation today and save with special rates at the Best Western Plus Wilkes Barre Center City.

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Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Modified Breakfast Service & Selections (varies by hotel)

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, etc.) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $15 per day.
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.05 mile(s) from Frontier
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Luzerne County Visitors Bureau
  • 1.20 mile(s) from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and Kindred Hospital
  • 1 mile(s) from Wilkes-Barre Police Department
  • 1 block(s) from Luzerne County Public Defender
  • 2 block(s) from Blue Cross of NEPA
  • 2 block(s) from Luzerne County Children and Youth
  • 3 block(s) from Berkshire Hataway Guard Insurance
  • 3 mile(s) from US Courthouse
  • 3 block(s) from Luzerne Optical Laboratories
  • 4 block(s) from The Lion Brewery
  • 4 block(s) from Corcoran Printing
  • 5 block(s) from Wilkes-Barre Main Post Office
  • 8 block(s) from Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
  • 8 block(s) from Luzerne County Courthouse
  • 8 block(s) from Luzerne County Orphans Court
  • 8 block(s) from Geisinger South Hospital
  • 9 block(s) from Wilkes-Barre General, Hospital and Kindred Hospital


  • 1 block(s) from The F.M. Kirby Center, This art deco theater features shows for everyone: from Sesame Live! to John Walsh to the Irish Tenors - a must for everyone coming to town.
  • 1 block(s) from Farmers Market, From June through November, young and old alike enjoy a large variety of fresh vegetables and fruit stands, baked goods, candies and vendors from all over NEPA that display their goods on Public Square.
  • 0.2 mile(s) from RC Theater Movies 14, 14 movie screens New York's Met Opera House tie-in for special performances
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, a quaint little theater that can produce quite a show not to be missed!
  • 0.7 mile(s) from Chacko's Family Bowling, 40 synthetic AMF lanes, 100% handicapped accessible - restaurant kiosk inside
  • 2.2 mile(s) from Mohegan Sun Arena, Home of the Wilkes-Barre Penguins and show ground for many stars like Elton John, Chris Young, Disney on Ice....
  • 4.5 mile(s) from Mohegan Sun Casino, Live Harness Racing, Slots, Table Games and Poker, Wise Cracker Comedy Club & Night Life
  • 5.9 mile(s) from Music Box Dinner Playhouse, A wonderful home-grown theater with local cast and talent!
  • 15 mile(s) from Toyota Pavilion, The Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheater located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, within the Montage Mountain Ski Resort, and popular for Summer Concerts
  • 19.7 mile(s) from Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, The Lackawanna Coal Mine is a museum and retired coal mine located in McDade Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Visitors board a mine car and descend the #190 slope into the Clark Vein of coal. An adventure not to be missed! Go down in history – 300 feet beneath the surface of the earth in a once abandoned, but now restored hard coal mine.


  • Oyster Restaurant & Bar, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, seafood & steakhouse. Open Monday - Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Closed on Sunday
  • Across the street from Golden Palace, Bar/Lounge, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Across the street from Cheesesteak Factory, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1 block(s) from Pronto Pizza, Fast Food, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 block(s) from Rodano's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 block(s) from Franklins, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 block(s) from El Zocalo, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 block(s) from Istanbul Grill, Full Service, Turkish, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 block(s) from Gyro King, Fast Food, Greek, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 block(s) from Dunkin Donuts, Coffee Shop, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch,
  • 2 block(s) from Chick-Fil-A, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 block(s) from Cafe Toscana, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 block(s) from Thai-Thai, Full Service, Thai, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 mile(s) from Katana, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 mile(s) from Letts Eat, Full Service, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 block(s) from Center City Cafe, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 3 block(s) from Vault Grill & Bar, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch,


  • 0.03 mile(s) from Wilkes University
  • 0.04 mile(s) from Kings College
  • 2.60 mile(s) from Allied Medical and Technical Institute
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Luzerne County Community College
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre / Lehman Campus
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Misericordia University
  • 16.10 mile(s) from University of Scranton
  • 18.10 mile(s) from Marywood University
  • 18.10 mile(s) from Commonwealth Medical, TCMC - Downtown Scranton
  • 23.90 mile(s) from Penn State University, Scranton Campus

Nearby Cities

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Kingston
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Mountain Top
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Pittston
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Dallas
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Avoca
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Scranton
  • 28.00 mile(s) from Tunkhannock
  • 28.00 mile(s) from Berwick
  • 29.00 mile(s) from Moscow
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Bloomsburg
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Tobyhanna
  • 47.00 mile(s) from Jim Thorpe
  • 48.00 mile(s) from Honesdale
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Danville
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Stroudsburg
  • 63.00 mile(s) from Allentown
  • 72.00 mile(s) from Williamsport
  • 75.00 mile(s) from Port Jervis, NY
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Binghamton, NY
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Reading
  • 100 mile(s) from Harrisburg
  • 116 mile(s) from Newark, NJ
  • 113 mile(s) from Philadelphia
  • 122 mile(s) from Lancaster
  • 127 mile(s) from New York, NY


  • 2 block(s) from The Rock Climbing Gym
  • 3 block(s) from River Commons Park, located along the edge of the Susquehanna River.
  • 0.07 mile(s) from Fm Kirby Park
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Hollenback Golf Course
  • 5.50 mile(s) from Rich's Golf & Fun Center
  • 5.60 mile(s) from Seven Tubs Nature Park
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Frances Slocum State Park
  • 7.90 mile(s) from Four Seasons Golf Club
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Lehman Golf Club
  • 13.50 mile(s) from Montage Ski Resort
  • 15.70 mile(s) from Hickory Run State Park
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Stone Meadows Golf Course
  • 29.00 mile(s) from Ricketts Glen State Park


  • Onsite from A & M Floral
  • Onsite from Sarno & Son's Tuxedo
  • 2.00 block(s) from Boscov's Department Store
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Wegman's Food Markets, Inc.
  • 2.40 mile(s) from Wyoming Valley Mall
  • 2.40 mile(s) from Arena Hub Plaza
  • 16.20 mile(s) from Shoppes at Montage, A scenic village like outdoor mall with over 60 stores and shops, featuring the Christmas Tree Shop, Motherhood Maternity, Hallmark, The Children's Place, Carter's, New York & Company, Bass Factory Outlet, and many more...


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Greyhound Martz Lines, directly across the street from the hotel's parking area.
  • 12 mile(s) from Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport
  • 117 mile(s) from Newark Liberty International Airport,
  • 67 mile(s) from Lehigh Valley International Airport