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The Cleland House- Bed & Breakfast Suites

520 Madison Av , Scranton, PA 18509 USA (Show map)
5 Reviews
$300 - $350
per night

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~ You will Fall in Love with our breath-takingly gorgeous B&B, faithfully restored to its 1882 origins! Each Suite features TWO Master Bedrooms, & sleeps 4-6 Guests! Located in the heart of Scranton's historic 'Hill Section' & offering you only the finest First-Class cuisine and L'Occitane amenities, you will have the choice of reserving your stay in one of our three suites- Cleland, Fritz, & Patterson Suites- each artfully themed after the Historical owners. Your choice of Suite is adorned in Lavish antique furniture and professionally designed to provide you with a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' stay! We are in the process of applying to become listed on the National Register of Historic Places; In addition to being a member of both the Lackawanna Historical Society and Convention/Visitors Bureau as well as a favorite Haunt of Scranton's own "Dearly Departed Players." You will also find a perfect abundance of Cultural & Entertainment resources in the Local Downtown Scranton & famous Pocono-Mountains area that we have chosen just for your stay as our guest! ~



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  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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So great we can't even describe

5 on November 18, 2013

We love staying at B&B's because we love the experience and great service. Nothing had us prepared for the unbelievable experience we had. The suite we stayed in was almost as big as house and it was beautifully decorated. The bedding and towels were superb and the even had Le O'ccitane soap and hair products. They had complimentary water, soda, snack packs and baked goods that night. As great as all of that was the real pleasure came with our breakfast. The night before they asked us what we wanted to eat and what time we wanted it at! I asked for eggs Benedict with crab meat and my husband requested pancakes with apples and walnuts. They didn't just accommodate us but the meal was outstanding. We also were served scones (the best I ever had) bacon, sausage and an amazing apple dish and I wish I didn't forget the name of it. We have never experienced anything like this place and I don't know if Scranton realizes how lucky they are to have such a gem in their city.

The most exceptional stay we have ever had. A better value than the major hotels!

5 on September 02, 2013

Our stay at the Cleland House Bed & Breakfast exceeded all of our expectations. Our family of 4, including 2 teenage daughters spent two relaxing nights here in August and awoke to breakfast service that really impressed. We selected from the breakfast menu that included decadent eggs benedict, heavenly French toast, and scrumptious fruit crepes among other breakfast delights. We chose indoor seating, but you can also sit outside on the spacious garden patio. The handsome guest suites and gilded bathroom tiles in the spacious bathroom made us made us feel like royalty. It’s clear that our host intends the Cleland House to be ranked at the top of the Bed & Breakfast lists in the country. The attention to detail is meticulous, the personal service is comforting and welcoming and décor transports you to a time comfort and style were key.

Spectacular !

5 on August 20, 2013

We love staying at bed and breakfasts but we have never experienced anything even close to this nice. The facility is awesome, the staff could not have been more attentive and the food was unreal. They actually made us a custom breakfast of what we wanted and at the time we wanted it and it was great. This will surely win every award that is offered and we couldn't recommend it more highly. It was also less pricey than two hotel rooms at the in town hotels. Wow

Highly Recommend !!!!!

5 on August 03, 2013

We stayed in the Cleland Suite, we were given a complimentary tour of the magnificently adorned second floor suites. Not unnoticed was attention to detail and the original and exceptional pieces reminiscent of a previous period We were also very impressed with the magnificent dining room setting also the relaxing and private patio which was accessed directly off the magnificent dining room. This beautiful restored mansion was done with care and attention to detail. Highly Recommend !!!!!

Colonial Dames XVII chapter meeting and tour

5 on June 08, 2013

Had a great luncheon and tour of the gorgeously restored home that is now a B & B. The owner has taken great pains to restore this home to reflect it's former glory. Original woodwork, wainscoting, floors and ceilings have been meticuliously repaired Just gorgeous, with original paintings, tiles, fireplaces and Tiffany lamps married with matching antiques and contemporary pieces that blend well makes this a beautiful space to occupy. Fantastic attention with a great eye to feature to every detail to it's keen advantage. Very professional waitstaff. Highly recommended for accommodations or a very appealing meeting place.

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Rooms & Rates

Cleland Suite

*A full, tailored Breakfast for 4 included in the price! A truly Luxurious experience at a very Fair price! Discount available if breakfast not needed. Two Master Bedrooms with ornate European King Queen beds and the original 1882 fireplace lit by a 16-arm candelabra Chandelier will leave you in awe of the suite. The washroom features the 1882 original 24-karat Gold tile-work, along with original cast iron dual-faucet sinks, vintage Cast-iron 1870's Italian bathtub original, built-in tiled shower with extra-large Luxurious shower head.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $325 - $350

Nightly Rate: $325 - $350

Fritz Suite

*A full, tailored Breakfast for 6 Guests included in the price! A truly Luxurious experience at a very Fair price! Discount available if breakfast is not needed. Featuring 2 Master Bedrooms with ornate European Queen Beds and original 1882 Fireplace in the Living Quarter. Beautifully restored hardwood floors will make you feel in the Lap of Luxury. The washroom features the 1882 original 24-karat Gold tile-work, vintage 1882 Italian cast-iron luxurious bath tub with chrome vintage over-sized shower head. Plush sleeper sofa adds capacity for 6 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $325 - $350

Nightly Rate: $325 - $350

Patterson Suite

*A full, tailored Breakfast for 5 Guests is included in the price! A truly Luxurious experience at a very Fair price! Discount available if breakfast is not needed. Named after Historically prominent Scranton Lawyer and Business magnate- Roswell H. Patterson, Esq- this Suite boasts originally-restored hardwood floors, Kitchenette and direct access to a magnificent wrought-iron rear spiral staircase. The 2nd floor Patterson Suite features a beautifully 'tucked-away' Master bedroom with an ornate Queen, and also a tastefully-decorated guest bedroom gazing upon an equally stunning view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $300 - $325

Nightly Rate: $300 - $325

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Wine country


Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Wilkes-Barre Scranton Intl.) 5 miles

Directions to property:

We are conveniently located in the heart of the city of Scranton, PA on the border of the University of Scranton's Campus just minutes from major travel routes- 81, 380 to NYC, 84 to New England, and 476 to Philadelphia.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Homestay, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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William K. Nasser Jr., CPA and Gwenda Earles

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  • Time Served: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Backyard Alehouse


520 Madison Av , Scranton, PA 18509 USA (Show map)

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