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Hillard House

58 West River Street , Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 USA (Show map)
134 Reviews
$120 - $165
per night

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Located in Wilkes-Barre's downtown historic district and on Wilkes University's campus,Hillard House is a 1865 Second Empire architectural gem that offers elegant overnight accommodations and delicious breakfasts.Each room features a private bath,queen bed,Direct TV,refrigerator and coffee maker.A gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room with its twelve foot ceiling,crystal chandelier, and parquet flooring.Relax in the music room and play "Heart and Soul" on one of the two baby grand Pianos. Hillard House is within easy walking distance to downtown Wilkes-Barre,restaurants and the FMKirby Center and a short drive to Kings College and Wyoming Seminary.Allow us to be your home away from home for special weekends and business trips.Come visit us.


Rooms & Rates

Gold Room

Spacious and bright, the queen-size four poster bed under the large brass chandelier invites you to relax and enjoy the amenities-stocked refrigerator,cable tv,secure wifi,ac, private bath,fluffy towels,desk and seating areas.Included are turndown service,off street parking and a full breakfast in our formal dining room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Rose Room

Decorated in a sophisticated palette of rose,cream and black,the Rose Room features all the romance of the French Quarter in New Orleans.The queen-size bed has a hand crocheted canopy and night stands with reading lamps and room for a book.Close the quilted drapes and watch cable tv or use our secure wifi network.Amentities also include private bath,fridge,coffeemaker,ac,desk and seating areas.Turndown service,afternoon refreshments, and breakfast incl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Blue Room

Bright and airy,the Blue Room has a queen bed,private bath with shower,direct TV,fridge.coffeemaker,ac,secure wifi and window seats with cushions and hand stenciling.There is a lovely brocade sofa and carved wool carpet which compliments the hand-painted bed.A tray of our personalized bath amenities and soft robes will help you relax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Duchess Suite

Period decor with Sitting Room,Bedroom w/queen bed,direct TV,Private bath w/shower,whirlpool soaker tub,Fridge,coffeemaker and microwave.Turndown service,wifi,off street parking and full breakfast included.Pullout bed in sitting room for third guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $165

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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134 Reviews

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two thumbs up!

5 on October 18, 2014

My stay here felt much more like being at home rather than in a hotel. The room was comfortable, cheery even on a rainy day and relaxing. Breakfast was tasty and was accompanied by interesting conversation with my hosts Gordon and Cecilia and fellow guests. It will be my first choice of lodging next time I need to stay in Wilkes-Barre.

Our excellent stay at Hillard House

5 on October 07, 2014

Our stay was excellent,we were in town to see a show at the Kirby Center. The history of the house was very fascinating and we loved the tour of the house. We felt very much at home . The breakfast was outstanding! Thank you so much to our hosts! We will return Sandy and Frank.

Wonderful Getaway

4.2 on September 24, 2014

The Hillard House is breathtakingly gorgeous. I absolutely loved being inside this enchanting home. Our room was wonderful and made me feel like I was being swept away into the past. I especially loved the sink and the very high ceilings in the blue room! The breakfast we were served was so scrumptious! And we truly tasted the love that it was made with. The innkeepers were a true delight and really helped us get to know the area. All in all- a magnificent experience!!

Lovely Home

5 on September 04, 2014

My husband and I truly enjoyed our visit to this bed and breakfast. The hosts, Cecelia and Gordon were so very nice and hospitable. Our room was quite comfortable and had all the amenities you would imagine. Breakfast in the dining room was absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious and the presentation impeccable. Conversation was delightful. Hope to return for another stay soon where we have more time to relax on the adorable front porch.

A lovely, convenient place with delicious food!

4.4 on September 03, 2014

I would highly recommend the Hillard House. The hosts are most hospitable, the accommodations quite comfortable and convenient, and breakfast was delicious. I would definitely stay there again.

A lovely stopping place in Wilkes-Barre

4.6 on August 26, 2014

If you are looking for a gracious place to spend the night (and meet interesting people), Hilliard House is worthy of your consideration. It is a lovely old home, which is beautifully maintained, in a lovely old neighborhood of Wilkes-Barre. The room - and bed - were very comfortable. Breakfast was both ample and delicious. This will be my "go to" place in Wilkes-Barre.

Thursday Night Stay

4.6 on August 25, 2014

Lovely, historic B & B. Inn Keepers were wonderful! Will definitely recommend to friends.

Innkeeper Response
We were happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you were kind enough to post a review.Thank you in advance for the recommendations.

Fantastic stay! Can't wait to return!

5 on August 23, 2014

Gordon and Cecilia are wonderful hosts. They went out of their way to make our stay perfect in every way, even carrying our luggage to and from our car. It's a perfect location, one block from a scenic river walk and just two blocks from downtown where there is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. The breakfast was delicious and the dining room so inviting, we stayed at the table for three full hours. It was like having Thanksgiving with family.

Innkeeper Response
We are very happy when our guests have the time to relax and enjoy sitting around the dining room table-it is one of the biggest attraction of a stay at a bed and breakfast.Thank you for posting your terrific review.

Great bed and breakfast

4.8 on August 22, 2014

Our hosts were very welcoming

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review.We're happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back.

nice stay

3.0 on August 14, 2014

beautifully decorated house, in nice neighborhood.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate that you took the time to post a review about Hillard House but we are very concerned about the rating you gave us.After 125 reviews on and being in the hospitality business since 2006,yours is the lowest rating we have ever received. You give no indication of any problems or issues you encountered during your stay-"beautifully decorated house, in nice neighborhood"- so we would greatly appreciate it if you could contact us privately( let us know how we can improve our service,breakfast and/or facility to meet your standards.Thank you and we hope to have you stay with us again." Cecilia Williams

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Location Type

Near Poconos, Mohegan Sun Arena and Casino, The FM KIrby Center for the Performing Arts, Steamtown National Park, Wilkes University, Ricketts Glen State Park, City, Downtown, Mountains


Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Wilkes-Barre Scranton Intl.) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From 1-81 N or S: Take exit 170B. Follow 309N. Take exit 3, Wilkes-Barre/ Plains. Make a left at end of exit ramp onto River Street. At the 9th light, turn right onto South Street. (Wilkes-U's electric marquee is before you!) The road bends left and becomes West River Street. We are the 4th house on the left.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 Am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one nights rate or 50% advance payment is required to guarantee your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made no later than 7 days before the reserved dates.Full refund less $25 service provided room is rerented.



Cecilia and Gordon Williams

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , on request

Signature Dish

Gingerbread Pancakes
The aroma of these tender,exceptionally flavorful pancakes will get even the sleepiest heads out of bed and to the table.Served on a heated plate with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle of syrup,gingerbread pancakes,fresh sausage,and a baked Granny Smith apple is a lovely way to start the day.


Details Diamond Collection

58 West River Street , Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 USA (Show map)

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