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.
3.8 on July 19, 2016
This is a beautiful home that takes you back to a time when homes were works of art. The rooms are large and wonderfully decorated. The home is located right next to the river and right at the beginning of the river walk. We enjoyed being able to walk to the central square and have a choice of restaurants. The walk home with the sun setting over the river was breathtaking. Cecilia and Gordon both greeted us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the home. They were friendly and delightful. Breakfast the next morning was a three course meal and they never let the coffee or juice run out. We are looking forward to our next stay at the Hillard House Inn.
Thank you for posting such a lovely review.The Hillard House Inn's location along the river and close to downtown make it a great place to stay in Wilkes-Barre.We can't take credit for the beautiful sunset but the view is always gorgeous from the riverwalk. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.
4.8 on June 16, 2016
My room was lovely with a very comfortable bed and large windows looking out onto the front garden. I enjoyed the wooden swing on the front porch in the evening. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Hosts Cecelia and Gordon are warm friendly. A great place to stay in Wilkes-Barre!
5 on May 25, 2016
Cecilia and Gordon are as gracious and considerate as anyone could be. When I accidentally left my briefcase behind, their efforts to contact me and then to take special steps to return the briefcase to me quickly were above and beyond the call of duty. Great in-town location, beautifully decorated rooms, elegant breakfast, engaging hosts.
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us.We are always happy to see you again and rely on our repeat guests as they are an important part of our business.Glad we could make arrangements to get your briefcase back to you so quickly.Gordon and I hope to see you soon.
5 on April 16, 2016
A beautifully appointed, elegant house with gracious hosts. All the common rooms on the first floor are available for guest use. One is a music room with two pianos! We don't play piano, but we brought our guitar and were joined by Cecilia and Gordon. They know a lot about local history and we enjoyed hearing about the life and times of Wilkes-Barre. It's a beautiful, walkable city. We felt privileged to be able to stay in one of the finer homes, so near the riverside. The breakfast was one of the very best we have ever had in a B&B and the dining room and table setting were lovely. The room was comfortable and beautiful, with a private bath. The hosts provided a well designed guest information book, yet still took the time to discuss where we might go to eat. We certainly hope to be back!
5 on March 21, 2016
Sometimes after an initial experience, where the service or accommodations exceeded expectations, the next visit is not as memorable. This was not the case at Hillard House. The room and amenities was excellent once again as was the hospitality of Cecilia and Gordon. We highly recommend staying in the Suite. The bathroom with tub & shower, down the private hall from the bedroom made for a very intimate setting.
We are very happy to learn that your second visit at Hillard House Inn met your expectations.We depend on return guests and have built great relationships with visitors that have stayed with us several times.Thank you sharing your experience and we hope to see you again soon.
5 on February 24, 2016
We stayed at the Hillard House over valentines weekend. We booked this location based on the reviews from this site and we're not disappointed. Great communication via email and flexibility with our plans as our schedule changed. The location is easy to find and the house is well kept from the outside. We knew it would be great from the moment the owners enthusiastically greeted us as we walked in. They greeted us by name and immediately made us feel welcomed. We had the suite which is simply amazing. Private sitting room, pantry, bedroom and amazing 2 level bathroom. We went over to the nearby casino for dinner and to play anit which was very convenient. Approx 10 min car ride In am the breakfast was great as was the conversation with the two other couples staying there. We will definitely stay again if our plans involve the Scranton / Wilkes Barre area.
We are so pleased that your Valentine stay with us was such a success!It is always good to hear that our guests enjoyed their time at Hillard House Inn and are anxious to return.We appreciate you taking the time to write such a terrific review and hope to see you again.
4.8 on December 27, 2015
I have enjoyed multiple stays at Hillard House.The owners Cecilia and Gordon are very hospitable and accommodating. They know so much about the area which enhances the experience of spending time in the Wilkes- Barre.The food is always fresh and special. I highly recommend Hillard House for those visiting NEPA.
5 on December 20, 2015
I just LOVE staying at Hillard House with Gordon and Cecilia...I wish I could do it more often (but sometimes I actually have to stay in Wilkes-Barre with family)! This was my 5th visit, and since there were to be three of us, I booked the Duchess Suite (it should really be called the Duchess Apartment!). As it turned out, it was just my son and me, so I gave him the bed and took the sofa-bed in the adjoining room...I slept like a baby, even on a single sofa-bed! My son was blown away by the whole experience and couldn't believe that such a wonderful place exists in Wilkes-Barre, PA! The bathroom is gigantic--two separate areas with a sink/vanity...shower...jacuzzi tub (wish there had been time for that)......I love the long hallway, which gives the feeling of being in your own apartment...Nice pantry with fridge and microwave......a shame that we were there for only one night! And always a shame to have to say goodbye to Gordon and his amusing anecdotes, and Cecilia's fabulous breakfasts! GO!!
5 on November 23, 2015
Cecelia and Gordon very hospitable and the home was beautiful.
5 on November 22, 2015
Beautiful old house close to local restaurants. The rooms were lovely and comfortable. The owners were very welcoming and eager to answer all our questions about the area. Breakfast was wonderful.
Near Poconos, Mohegan Sun Arena and Casino, The FM KIrby Center for the Performing Arts, Steamtown National Park, Wilkes University, Ricketts Glen State Park, 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, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, University, Vineyard, Winery
Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Piano, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
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.