Hillard House

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

About

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.

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Overall
4.7

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

Incredible

5 on March 25, 2017

The hosts were great! The rooms were perfect, very quiet and romantic. We took our honeymoon there and would highly recommend it. The rooms were neat, clean, well stocked, and beautifully decorated. The breakfast was nice too. The hosts were very accommodating and thoughtful.


Perfect relaxing getaway!

5 on February 22, 2017

This house turned into B & B is beautiful! Stunning! We stayed in the suite which was like our own little apartment. We felt so at home! Breakfast was amazing!! Plenty of food and great conversation with the other guests and Gordon and Cecilia. We will definitely return!


Fantastic Place, well worth it

4.4 on January 07, 2017

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Rose Room here on New Year's Eve 2016 and New Year's Day 2017 to Ski at Elk Mountain less than an hour away. I had never been to a B&B before, and wasn't sure what to expect. I am used to upscale hotels, and was concerned about the cleanliness and quality of the place. My experience exceeded my expectations in every regard. The home was like an old hotel that had been modernized, with lovely decor and a welcoming ambiance. This is truly a Mom-and-Pop operation, which leaves you feeling like you've stayed at a beloved relative's home rather than a hotel. Cecilia will serve you a five-star breakfast (truly divine, and it made the whole experience worth it), while Gordon caters to your every need, including giving driving directions that outflank Google Maps. Admittedly, we were the only guests there, and so we may have received special attention, but even if we had shared the house, I would not regret my stay one bit.


Weekend Getaway

5 on January 01, 2017

Awesome place to stay! We will definitely be back!


Loved it!

4.6 on December 20, 2016

Very great stay. Innkeepers make you feel like family. Spacious room. Great breakfast. Great value.


Warm and Friendly

5 on November 08, 2016

We've stayed in both the Gold Room (quite wonderful) and the Blue Room (totally charming) and enjoyed our visits every time. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are well appointed with fine furniture, coffee cups and wine glasses, and towels and toiletries. The Blue Room is on the third floor, so a little rough on arthritic knees; but very cozy. Everything is as clean as can be and the house is an architectural wonder. There are even pianos in a music room! Cecilia and Gordon are very friendly and the breakfast is always amazing. A favorite stop in Pennsylvania.


Hillard house

5 on October 29, 2016

The Inn owners are pleasant and friendly. The house is historic , beautiful


Hilliard House B&B

4.6 on October 21, 2016

We stayed at Hilliard House during our trip from Maine to Florida in mid-Oct and found it to be an excellent place to stay. Fairly convenient to the Interstate and well located within walking distance of a wide variety of dining spots. Cecilia & Gordon are friendly hosts who clearly look out for their guests. Our room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was outstanding and filling. We'll stay here again if/when the opportunity presents itself.


Charming B & B

5 on October 18, 2016

We enjoyed our stay. The rooms are comfortable with a lot of nice extras, such as water and drinks in room. The home is a beautiful historic home. Cecilia and Gordon are great hots who make you feel welcome the minute you step through the door. And the breakfast.....awesome!


We will definitely be back!

5 on September 13, 2016

We had an amazing five day/four night stay at the Hillard House Inn on Labor Day weekend. The stately house is situated on a charming tree-lined street next to Wilkes College. The Duchess Suite provided two separate bedroom/lounge areas for me, my husband and 90 years old mother to share in an apartment-like setting along with a private bathroom. The décor of the suite was lovely and the beds were extremely comfortable. The elevator was an added bonus getting my mom to the second floor suite. The owners, Cecelia and Gordon were delightful, sharing the history of their house over the five star breakfast provided. We even spent a fun-filled evening on their spacious front porch with a British couple staying at the Inn. No hotel in the area can complete with the amenities the Hillard House Inn can offer. We will definitely be back!


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Rooms & Rates

Gold Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Blue Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Duchess Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Rose Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

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, Downtown, Mountains

Airport

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, 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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Piano, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

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

Check Dates

Policies

  • 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 AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cecilia and Gordon Williams

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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.


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