Our room was large, and well-furnished, house is lovely! Innkeeper Phyllis was very welcoming and helpful. Although located on a main road, it was quiet during the night. We plan to stay here again when in the area.
My wife and I booked a room at the Isacc Hilliard house since it was both close to our wedding venue and we didn't want to stay in a chain hotel. Not only was Phyllis an incredibly gracious hostess, but her breakfasts were delicious and helped keep us going while we contended with all the last-minute chaos before our wedding day. The room, though small, was cozy and exactly what we needed to decompress after being on our feet day in and day out in the middle of a torrential downpour. We also booked a room for my wife's brother and his girlfriend, but their arrival would have been well past anyone's bedtime. Phyllis, again, was already ahead of us and had a key ready for us that morning to hand over to them so we could all get into our rooms at the end of the day. Of course, there are some things to keep in mind: the building is very old - older than the United States, as Phyllis pointed out to us! - so the rooms are small and the tap water metallic. The beds are still full size and very comfortable, however, and bottled water is provided gratis. We would absolutely recommend the Isaac Hilliard house to anyone that wants a quaint, quiet place to bookend their day if they find themselves near the Pine Barrens. - William and Regina
We spent a very nice weekend at Isaac Hilliard House. The experience there was enjoyable, pleasant and restful. The innkeepers Phil and Gene were extremely gracious and caring hosts. They both answered all our questions about the house and the surrounding area. Our room was very comfortable, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. The breakfasts Phil served were “out of this world” including fresh fruit and homemade goodies. We loved everything! We highly recommend this bed and breakfast and are looking forward to staying there again. We're calling Phil and Gene in advance to book our favorite room again!
Loved the atmosphere, location and home as well as the owner. Stayed in the Raspberry Room. Spacious and nicely decorated. House was built in the mid 1700,s. Loads of history. Enjoyed our visit very much, would recommend to anyone traveling to New Jersey.
The year comes to an end, and we remember the best night of the year. After a hard ride on hot summer days by bicycle through New Jersey and before a heavy thunderstorm in flooded Pinelands, we spent a wonderfully relaxing night with a family breakfast and the pool on a super summer morning. For Phyllis we were like permanent residents. A lot of work for one night. We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year 2014. We hope to come back again.
We recently spent my birthday weekend at the Isaac Hilliard House - it definitely exceeded my expectations. Phyllis provided just the right level of personal attention and letting us enjoy the house on our own. It is a very special place, highly recommend to others....
My husband and I recently spent six nights at the Issac Hilliard House. Each night we had a relaxing and restful sleep in a comfortable bed. We certainly enjoyed the very clean room and bathroom and nice thick towels. We experienced six different breakfasts and each was wonderful - the French toast was outstanding! We also enjoyed our talks with Phyllis and appreciated how she always asked if we needed anything else during our stay.
I always stay with Phyllis when I am traveling through New Jersey. My room is always perfect, and the energy of the house is welcoming and nurturing. The food is exquisitely prepared and served with love and kindness. Staying in a house that has a tradition of protection and safety for hundreds of years, is an experience I would recommend to travelers coming anywhere close to little Pemberton. If you are looking for a place to be loved and cared for, this is the place for you. If you are looking for a place with more amenities than you need and to be treated like a number, then drive on to Philadelphia.
We were in the area for a lacrosse tournament and need a room. My son was a little iffy about it but it was a great experience. The room was clean and confortable the breakfast was delicious (real men do eat Quiche) and Phylis was very nice. We would stay there again.
We drove from Maine for a funeral, stayed 1 night and found the Issac Hillard House very comforting. We Loved sharing grandchildren stories and pictures with Phyll. Breakfast was delicious!! She even had my favorite drink available...?? Phyll made a very difficult time more bareable. Great home away from home. Thanks for sharing with us.
I stayed here for 3 days in September while I was visiting friends. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. The Inn is charming and my room was pleasant. Phyl, the Inn Keeper was very accommodating with my late arrival and a pleasure to deal with. If I found myself in the area I would stay here again. Leslie, Claremont, CA
I was an extended stay guest for 21 days. I arrived late in the evening after a long drive and felt like I arrived home. Phyllis greeted me with a smile, comfort and hospitality, easing a long stressful trip. The house is beautiful and I was astonished to find out built in 1749....wholly smokes not only is it still standing but in great condition and operated daily by a wonderful woman who while spry and energetic is still my grandmother's age. I am in awe of Phyllis for doing what she does everyday and with grace and beauty. It was like coming home every evening, I looked forward to my socialization and interaction every evening with Gene, Phyllis and I can't leave out Dash! I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable stays ever! I want to thank Phyllis and Gene for letting me stay in a beautiful home and making me feel comfortable, easy and like family. I really have adopted them as they are fabulous. I do wish everyone's experience were like mine but realize that you can't please everyone all of the time. I know that different people have different expectations. I enjoy country charm and antiques, my boyfriend says I just like old stuff...it's true. You have to understand this house was built in 1749 and I am in awe as this kind of history does not exist where I am from. But if you want new and shiny...perhaps this is not the perfect vacation for you. If you enjoy well traveled individuals, charming experiences, wonderful hospitality (great breakfasts), a lovely small town, and history then I highly suggest this bed and breakfast.
I am usually in agreement with the majority of a locations reviews however for this particular property I couldn't possibly be. I did not find Phyl to be as gracious as most other guests have suggested. From my first contact with her I found that I had to repeatedly reach out to her for email confirmation of our reservation and its subsequent change. Upon our arrival I found the room (Isaac Hilliard Suite) to have a strong musty odor and extremely warm. There were torrential rain storms shortly before our arrival and during the tour of the room we were directed to a plastic bucket which we were instructed to move where needed should the rain begin again. We were asked about dietary restrictions at which point I explained my aversion to eggs, yet both days we were served eggs for breakfast. During the meals when asking for more juice and/or cream it was taken from the table of the other guests. Very tacky! When we inspected the pool we found it dirty, cloudy and green as opposed to the luxurious blue the picture on their website suggests. The landscaping surrounding the pool was also overgrown. The grounds as a whole were unkempt with bags of garbage strewn around. I clearly understand the house is old, as the Innkeeper will most likely reply. But there is old/charming and there is old/in need of repair. I suggest the latter. There were cracks in the walls and ceilings in every room, cob webs between the panes of glass in every window and debris on the window sills. For $180 a night we felt that we had been taken for a ride. The final insult came upon our departure when we mistakenly thought checkout was 12:00PM. Not only was the hour passed thrown in our faces, a gratuity was also requested. When we explained our dissatisfaction and the fact that the price we paid should include the gratuity, we were told that this was not a "glitzy" place, but in our minds they wanted a glitzy price. This is a DO NOT RETURN property.
We couldn't find a room closer to the Jersey shore because of a major event in town, but we were happy to have discovered Isaac Hilliard House. We stayed in the Cranberry room. It was small, which I had requested, but comfortable. I love quaint bed and breakfasts. If you're looking for a sterile hotel room, stay in a large chain hotel, but if you're looking for charm and a personable innkeeper, try the Isaac Hilliard house. Phyl took good care of us. She answered any questions we had and prepared a lovely breakfast each morning. We took a nice walk on a trail near the old train station and ended up in an interesting antique shop. We had everything we needed for a pleasant stay.
After much hunting around on the internet for a place to stay while hiking in the Pinelands, I found this B&B. It's not far from several good hiking trails, so if you need a quiet room with a gracious hostess, this is the place.
We had a comfortable 2 night stay at the Isaac Hilliard House. We stayed in the Cranberry room, located in the back of the house. The room is small, but roomy enough to be comfortable. The air conditioner was noisy, but the weather cooled off and we slept in comfort with an open window and the ceiling fan running. There is a large in-ground pool for use in the warm weather. The proprietor of the house directed us to a large basket with fresh towels to use around the pool. This was certainly a nice added feature. Breakfast included coffee, juice and fruit both mornings in addition to the morning entree. We took advantage of the playhouse down the street, and attended the Saturday night performance which was extremely entertaining. We were able to walk to the playhouse fro the B&B. There is a large, private parking lot in the back of the property, away from the road, for added convenience. I highly recommend staying at the Isaac Hilliard House if you are in the Pemberton, NJ area.
We stayed in the "Isaac Hilliard Suite" and believe me it was more than we could have imagined - clean, comfortable and quiet. It was as if we had stepped into another place and time. Phyl and Gene are extremely friendly and helpful and you could tell the breakfast was made with extra loving care! We also had not made reservations for dinner and they took care of that as well (unexpectedly). The restaurant was fabulous! Another extra service - my husband and I enjoy the theatre and Phyl took care to make sure we had tickets for that night. I wouldn't expect any more from a concierge at a "five star hotel"! My husband and I highly recommend the Isaac Hilliard House!!
We had a quite enjoyable 5 night stay at the IH House in August. We enjoyed a very clean and well furnished room on the "street side." We had no difficulty sleeping due to noise disturbances. The AC and fan kept us comfortable. The bathroom sparkling clean. We throughly enjoyed our hostess, Phyllis, as she prepared foods that were designed around a special diet I was on. Her concern for my health was something one doesn't often meet in a stranger. We appreciate the suggestions that both Phyl and Gene gave for restaurants as well as a local well maintained walking trail near the House. We also enjoyed the DVD's that were available for our use. It was a pleasant oasis in our travel.
I have stayed at many bed and breakfast including some of the most excellent hotels Europe has to offer and I found the Isaac Hillard Bed and Breakfast to rate to go beyond my expectations. After returning from my day I loved the quiet, romantic and pristine environment the owners provided. All of my needs were immediately entertained including a request for a late evening swim on a sweltering night. This is going to be my fifth night here on business and I plan to stay for a few days next week when I must return again. Do yourself a favor and go back in time, leaving the cells and worries at home.