Best Western

Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center

77 E Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3116
Phone: +1 570-823-6152   |   Fax: 570/820-0996   |   72 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

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 Genetti Hotel & Conference Center 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 Genetti Hotel & Conference Center is a premier meeting space in Wilkes-Barre for your next well-executed corporate event or wedding to remember.

The Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center features timeless and traditional decor in a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is also pet-friendly. 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 Genetti Hotel & Conference Center.

Our airport shuttle is available with a 24-hour notice for a nominal fee. Restaurant is sold out on Dec. 16 and 17, 2017, Jan. 27, 2018, Feb. 10, 2018 and Sept. 22, 2018.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Cocktail lounge, Oyster Restaurant - Seafood & Steakhouse - Open Monday-Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lunch Buffet open daily Tuesday - Friday, 11:30 am - 2 pm
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Choice of Breads, Cereal, Baked goods, Fresh fruit, Pancakes or French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Hot Breakfast Meat, Potatoes, Yogurt, Juices, Tea, Coffee. Breakfast served 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Outdoor pool Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM On few occasions the pool may be rented for a private function. Please call ahead to make sure for availability.
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities, up to 10 meeting rooms.
  • Banquet facilities Genetti's is known for its legendary wedding receptions and banquet events.
  • Fax services,
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Parking for the physically challenged next to side entrance
  • Outdoor parking
  • Exercise facility, 24-hour available to guests 18 years of age and up. Our modern gym features two weight benches, an elliptical and two treadmills. Gymnastic balls are also available. For your convenience, a water fountain and a flat screen TV are provided for our guests during workout.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Cable or satellite television cable with HD Channels & HBO®
  • Mail services, outgoing mail and UPS/FedEx at the front desk.
  • Wedding services
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Ballroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines, ice machines are located on the 3rd and 5th floor.
  • Guest laundry, nominal fee
  • Elevator
  • Inter corridor
  • Multilingual staff (English, German, Spanish)
  • Laundromat
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center a beautiul appointed business center directly off the main lobby ans available to all guests. It is equipped with two works stations, PC's, printer, copy machine and faxing. This business center also offers coffee and tea during work hours.
  • Fax machine
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Exhibit services
  • Shipping
  • Equipment rental
  • Convenience store/Sundry Our Sundry Shop located behind the Front Desk has a wide variety of goods. From small meals and drinks to candies, snacks, travel merchandise and key pharmaceutical items - we got you covered!
  • Physically challenged facilities Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Front Desk Pool lift Special Parking spaces close to door
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Local shuttle, From 4 a.m. – midnight, per-arrangement only. Please give front desk minimum of 24-hour notice - $20.00 nominal fee per room for each: drop-off or pick-up.
  • Gift shop or newsstand Local Newspapers are available daily in our Hotel Lobby.
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Complimentary motor coach parking
  • Complimentary newspaper in the lobby

Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center

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Conveniently located, the best western plus genetti hotel & conference center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 41.244153  /  Latitude: -75.880323


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: South (I-81). Take 81 north and Exit 168 (Highland Park Boulevard). At the light turn left onto Highland Park Boulevard. At the 3rd light continue straight onto Coal Street. At the 6th light turn left onto Wilkes Barre Boulevard. At the first light turn right onto Market Street. The Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center is on your left.

From: North (I-81). Take Exit 170B to merge onto PA-115 N / PA-309 N toward Wilkes-Barre. In two miles take Exit 2 toward Center City/Wilkes-Barre. At end of ramp, turn left on to Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. Go about two miles, then turn right on Market Street. The Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center is on your left.

From: I-476 / PA Turnpike. Take Exit 105 for PA-115 toward Bear Creek/Wilkes-Barre. Turn left after tollbooths onto PA-115 N / PA-309 N toward Wilkes-Barre. In about five miles take Exit 2 toward Center City/Wilkes-Barre. At end of ramp turn left on to Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. Go about two miles, then turn right on to Market Street. The Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center is on your left.

From: AVP Airport. Take Interstate 81 south 7.7 miles to Exit 170B. Merge onto PA-115 N / PA-309 N toward Wilkes-Barre. In two miles take Exit 2 toward Center City/Wilkes-Barre. At end of ramp turn left on to Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. Go about two miles, turn right on to Market Street. The Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center is on your left.

Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Marywood University

You'll want to visit Pennsylvania sooner rather later – make plans to explore Scranton and the campus of Marywood University. Head for the northeast region of PA and enjoy your stay in Scranton – it's only minutes from both Wilkes-Barre and Carbondale. 

Once in Scranton, embark on a campus tour at Marywood University. Ideal for those parents and families shopping around for colleges, Marywood University was established in 1915 by the "Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary." A private liberal arts school, Marywood University features a suburban campus of 115 acres

Check out the Marywood University Pacers play competitive sports within the Colonial States Athletic Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Misericordia University

Plan your next visit to Pennsylvania. You'll want to head for the northeast region of the state and visit Dallas. While some might confuse Dallas, PA for Dallas, TX, what you can see and do in this Dallas is drastically different. Be sure to explore the campus at Misericordia University

Established in 1924, Misericordia University is a private school featuring a Roman Catholic affiliation.  Drive in from nearby Wilkes-Barre and schedule a campus tour at Misericordia. Up until 2007, the school was known as College Misericordia – they received official university status in the same year. 

Steamtown National Historic Site

Pennsylvania Attractions

Steamtown National Historic Site

Enjoy a tour of genuine Pennsylvania history when you visit Steamtown National Historic Site.

Located in Scranton, and just a short drive north of Wilkes-Barre, the Steamtown National Historic Site is a premier attraction in northeast Pennsylvania. Plan your next trip into the area and head for Steamtown.

As you venture through Steamtown, be sure to check out any of the exciting and scenic Excursions – climb aboard one of their trains and enjoy a tour around the Poconos.

Many Labor Day visitors to Steamtown can catch the fun of Railfest. Whether you're a model trail enthusiast, or eager to explore local culture, make some time for Steamtown National Historic Site. 

Wilkes University

Established in 1933, Wilkes University is a premier school in Pennsylvania. Travel to the northeast region of the state and set your sights for the city of Wilkes-Barre – you'll find the campus nestled in the heart of downtown. The campus also rests along the southern banks of the Susquehanna River

Formerly known as Bucknell Junior College, Wilkes University is a private school, featuring an urban campus of nearly 35 acres. Sports fans in the area, and those visiting, often find time to see the Wilkes University Colonels play sports against rivals from the Middle Atlantic Conference. 

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

The Pocono Region of Pennsylvania has a great resource for travelers. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport offers commercial and general aviation services for the central region of Pennsylvania. This 905-acre airport is located north of Wilkes-Barre and south of Scranton.

The airport's fixed base operator, Saker Aviation Services, provides aircraft maintenance, fuel, hangar rentals and private charter service for general aviation needs. Travelers looking for a commercial flight to Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago-O'Hare, Newark, Detroit, Atlanta, or Orlando, can do so from the four major commercial airlines.

Air Force One has landed at the airport with former United States Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and recently for President Barack Obama.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 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.
  • 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...

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 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

Nearby Restaurants

  • Oyster Restaurant & Bar, on premises, full service, 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, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Cheesesteak Factory, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner

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