The Best Hotels to Book Near the Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania

Paradise Stream Resort in the Poconos is the perfect place for a romantic stay
Paradise Stream Resort in the Poconos is the perfect place for a romantic stay | Courtesy of Paradise Stream Resort /
Nick Dauk

The smell of burning rubber and the thundering rumble of engines have filled the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania for half a century. When all that’s left are tire tracks, the serenity of the mountains takes over. You don’t need to be a NASCAR legend to navigate an unforgettable trip to the Tricky Triangle – just park your car at one of these hotels near the Pocono Raceway, bookable now with Culture Trip.

1. Lake Harmony Inn


Lake Harmony Inn
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When you’re not racing to and from the Pocono Raceway, take it slow at Lake Harmony Inn. Rooms ready to sleep up to sixteen offer your family the lakeside getaway you all deserve. Spend the summer making memories swimming, boating and fishing in the lake. Keep the kids busy onshore with volleyball, and bean bag toss until the burgers are done cooking on the grill. Strike up a blaze, and roast s’mores over the firepit, toasting to another great family vacation.

2. Paradise Stream Resort

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A heart-shaped hot tub with bubbles, a reflection of a couch in a mirror, and a round bed in the other area, in a hotel room at Paradise Stream Resort
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Love without boundaries at the Paradise Stream Resort with its Key Around Club. Not only will you and your beau unlock hours of heaven behind your romantic suite’s door, but you’ll also have access to a full range of activities. Fancy some KanJam, Lawn Jarts, Spikeball or another sweaty activity you’ve been eager to try? Get your fill of fun while meeting other couples who are just as eager to get a two-on-two game going.

3. Mount Airy Casino Resort

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Mount Airy Casino Resort
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Staying at Mount Airy Casino Resort isn’t a dice roll. You’ll have your pick of slot machines and table games to play when you’re not betting on PGA rounds at the Sports Book. Speaking of, there just so happens to be an 18-hole Audubon International-certified course right on the casino grounds. Whether you’re sinking quarters in the slot machines or sinking putts on the greens, Mount Airy delivers a stay nothing less than extraordinary.

4. Memorytown


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Cabins with stone fireplaces, ranch suites with cozy kitchenettes and glamping tents with starlit skylights – no matter which you choose, Memorytown will give you an unforgettable weekend in the Poconos. Leave your warm room behind, and explore the trails in the area on foot, horseback or an ATV. Find a nice spot along the water to cast a line, skip a stone, or do nothing but memorize every serene detail of the Poconos.

5. Pocono Palace Resort


A round bed with flower petals, and a TV on a chest of drawers with flowers and champagne, in a hotel room at Pocono Palace Resort
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You need to be going steady to get a room at Pocono Palace Resort. This couples-only hotel on Echo Lake will make even longtime love birds fall back into puppy love. Snuggle up in the heart-shaped whirlpool, get bubbly inside and out in the Champagne Tower Suite, and give in to the temptation of the private indoor heated pool, sauna and round king-size bed, all designed for you to use as you please.

6. Rainbow Mountain Resort


A bed, bedside table with lamp and chairs in a hotel room at Rainbow Mountain Resort
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What will you find when you follow the vibrant hues to Rainbow Mountain Resort? Something much more colorful than a pot of gold. This LGBTQ+ hotel welcomes you to eat, stay and play as you are. Pitch a tent at the campground for a little undisturbed R&R, or claim the King Room to embrace modern creature comforts. All overnights grant you access to the sauna, gym, hot tub and sports courts at the resort.

7. Mohegan Sun Pocono


Mohegan Sun Pocono
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The fun never sets at the Mohegan Sun. From your morning shower in your stone bathroom to your evening Balinese Massage at the Spa Sapphire, you’ll fill your daylight hours with pampering. When the moon comes out to play, so does the nightlife. The video poker machines start spinning at the Sunburst Bar as the bartenders start slinging neat whiskeys at Molly O’Sheas. There’s a local band getting tuned up at Breakers, surely hoping to drown out the harmless heckling happening at Wise Crackers Comedy Club.

8. Courtyard by Marriott Wilkes-Barre

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Courtyard by Marriott Wilkes-Barre
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Ready to watch the Wilkes-Barre Penguins take the ice? Get ready for the game at Courtyard by Marriott. As it’s only five minutes from the arena, you’ll have more than a quick shift to throw on your sweater, grab a few beers at the Bistro and make it to the blue line before the puck drops. Pens out on an away game? Find your fill of brews and hockey fans at Breaker Brewing Company.

9. The Woodlands Inn, Ascend Collection

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The Woodlands Inn, Ascend Collection
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The Woodlands Inn will forever change your definition of “amenities”. Naturally, it has the fitness center, pool and free wifi you’d expect, but did you think that you’d be partying at a state-of-the-art nightclub without leaving the property? Even before the speakers start bouncing, you can start your night with a trendy new ‘do at the salon and a few rounds of vodka sodas up on the SKYY Vu Deck.

10. Camelot


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It may not be the house of King Arthur, but the grand staircase and exposed wooden beam of Camelot will fill you with Old World England vibes. Muffins, bottled water and juice are in each guest room, though Camelot’s restaurant will leave you far from famished. Cannoli stuffed french toast will leave you feeling the same after brunch, but Yuengling steamers won’t leave you clammy. Don’t get us started on the Tapas Tuesday menu; petite fish and kobe beef tacos will stretch your belt a notch.

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