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Hillard House

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 USA (Show map)
125 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

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

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

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

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

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nice stay

3.0 on August 14, 2014

beautifully decorated house, in nice neighborhood.

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We appreciate that you took the time to post a review but are very concerned about the rating you gave us.We have 125 reviews posted since we opened in 2006 and your rating was the

Hillard House

5 on August 11, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hillard House. Cecilia and Gordon were such wonderful hosts. Cecilia fixed us a wonderful breakfast, and Gordon shared with us the history of the house and Wilkes Barre! We will be back!

Wonderful Stay!

5 on August 05, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hillard House. The Duchess Suite is much more than a room; it's an apartment. Cecilia and Gordon are great hosts--personable and engaging. We're sorry that we could only stay for two nights.

An amazing stay, with amazing accommodations

5 on December 15, 2013

I had the pleasure of having an overnight stay at Hillard. The entire experience was fantastic! From the moment I walked through the doors I felt welcomed and the entire stay was extremely inviting. The owners, Gordon and Cecile, are an absolute delight and two of the nicest and most inviting people you will ever meet. The room was amazing and comfortable, and the entire inn has a great feel to it. The breakfast was beyond five star and absolutely scrumptious. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

A great place to stay!

5 on December 06, 2013

We stayed at Hilliard house in November, we had a great stay. It is close to restaraunts, shopping, and movies. This was our first stay at a B&B and will definitely do it again. We will stay here again if we make it back to Wilkes-Barre.

Family history trip

5 on November 13, 2013

We found this B&B completely by accident, but found upon arriving that it is within comfortable walking distance of downtown and some sites we wanted to visit. The facility is elegant and the Rose Room, where we stayed, was extremely comfortable, with every amenity provided. The innkeepers live on-site but we were given complete privacy. The breakfast the next morning was amazing and well presented. The innkeepers were knowledgeable about the area and gave us some good background on local history. Highly recommended.

So happy we found Hillard House!

5 on November 12, 2013

My daughter and I were pampered by Cecilia and Gordon while visiting local schools. My daughter's first B&B expeerience, and now she is hooked. The pear crepe breakfast was amazing and I have no idea where they found sweet ripe fresh cantelope this time of year! Wonderful stay!

Great overnight stay!

5 on November 04, 2013

We had a great overnight stay in this lovely old home. We had a great time talking to the owners about the house and the area. It is with in walking distance of some very good places to eat. The breakfast was delicious and the other guests were very nice.

Already Planning Our Next Stay

5 on September 17, 2013

We stayed in the suite which was extremely spacious and comfortable, beyond our expectations. Hillard House is a beautifully decorated, comfortable, quiet and peaceful. Cecilia and Gordon are the perfect hosts and the breakfast was outstanding. Fortunately for us, we will be frequent visitors as our son is a freshman at the nearby college. After staying in a local hotel multiple times, we are ecstatic that we found this historical gem!

Great hosting!

4.0 on August 03, 2013

Although we were only in town for one night, we enjoyed the hospitality of the Hillard House. The location made walking to dinner enjoyable. Breakfast was superb. Having the elevator for luggage was a real bonus.

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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:

Take 1-81 south to exit 170B.See previous directions

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Dog

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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)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase