With the upcoming trial(s) of Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes bound to happen sometime this winter ( Jury selection begins 01/05/09), I figured it's never too early to begin planning on where to stay during the event... assuming you're coming to witness the trial in person.
It's a pretty certain bet that the trial will last for more than a day, so unless you're planning to sleep in your car, or on a local park bench, you're going to need a place to stay. Here's a listing of all the hotels/motels/inns within the Wilkes-Barre area, ordered by distance to/from the courthouse (distances are approximate, because none of these mapping programs are ever 100% correct):
Ramada Inn - 0.6 miles
Best Western Genetti Hotel - 0.8 miles
Wilkes-Barre Inn - 1.5 miles
Host Inn All Suites Hotel - 2.1 miles
Holiday Inn - 2.1 miles
Hilton Garden Inn - 2.4 miles
Econo Lodge Wilkes-Barre - 2.9 miles
Comfort Inn & Suites - 2.9 miles
Days Inn Wilkes-Barre - 3.4 miles
Red Roof Inn Wilkes-Barre - 3.6 miles
Hampton Inn - 3.6 miles
Woodlands Inn Resort - 3.8 miles
Fox Ridge Inn (if you're feeling really nostalgic) - 4.2 miles
Best Western East Mountain Inn & Suites - 4.3 miles
I'm currently planning on staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. If it was good enough for Sean and Grant... then it's good enough for me... just kidding... I'm a Hilton Honors member and will just use some points for a free stay... plus it's only about 3-4 minutes away drive-time.
Once the actual trial date for Harlow and Joe is released, I'll provide additional information... such as capacity limits in the courtroom, etc...
Update: Both the Ramada and Best Western Genetti are within easy walking distance. It took me less than 10 minutes.
Update 2: PC will likely be staying at the Best Western Genetti.