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.
5 on January 02, 2015
Our stay at Hillard House was wonderful during our Christmas visit with family. We found the accommodations to be very peaceful and relaxing. Our hosts Cecilia & Gordon were so gracious and hospitable. Breakfast each morning was delicious. And the home was very nicely decorated for the holiday. Located in the midst of a small private college - much to see and experience in the area on foot. Will always be our choice to stay during future Christmas holiday visits with family. Can't wait to stay at HH during our spring visit. Rudy & Chris H.
5 on December 19, 2014
A huge thanks to Cecilia and Gordon for their wonderful hospitality at Hillard House. I wish I was not traveling for work and could have enjoyed another day. My late arrival was not a problem and I never felt rushed checking in or out.The bed was the most comfortable on my 5 day state wide journey and the special elevator was a real help with luggage. I was totally surprised when I said I had an allergy and was surprised wit gluten free blueberry pancakes for breakfast. They were awesome. I'd love to go back and stay again.
5 on November 30, 2014
This was our fourth stay at Hillard House...we love being in the company of Cecilia and Gordon. Their hospitality is outstanding...the home is very charming and cozy -- like stepping back into time...the rooms are tastefully appointed (I especially love the Gold Room)...breakfasts are outstanding (Cecilia is a genius in the kitchen and Gordon is the most entertaining "waiter" that ever was!)...the location is FABulous, in the nicest section of downtown Wilkes-Barre...The only thing we ever complain about is that our visits have to come to an end! I can't wait till the next opportunity to stay at Hillard House!
5 on November 06, 2014
Loved the history and charm of Hillard House. Had a wonderful breakfast of Eggs Benedict with fresh homemade Pineapple Coconut muffins, so delicious. Wish we had had more time to stay and visit with the friendly innkeepers. Looking forward to returning soon!
5 on November 04, 2014
Cecilia and Gordon were exceptional ! We had a late check out and they accommodated us no problem! Super friendly and felt like they were family! The place was decorated so nice and very, very clean!
4.8 on October 31, 2014
The Willilams welcomed us with open umbrellas and helped us with our luggage. The house has so much architectural detail still intact. The three-story house was built circa 1865 and is elegant. For those who find the steps challenging, there is an elevator. Our breakfast was picture perfect and delicious.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
Nightly Rate: $115 - $135
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.
Nightly Rate: $115 - $135
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.
Nightly Rate: $115 - $135
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.
Nightly Rate: $140 - $165
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
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.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Billiards, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Whitewater Rafting
Cecilia and Gordon Williams
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , on request
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.