Hillard House Inn

58 West River Street , Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 USA (Show map)
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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
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A Must Stay In Wilkws-Barre PA

5 on March 09, 2018

Hillard House is a wonderful and warm place to stay! TheirHospitality is Among the Very Best! The Morning Breakfast, both the exquisite food presentation and taste, along with enjoyable discussions are worth the visit alone! I feel a tremendous peaceful enjoyment throughout my entire visits to Wilkes-Barre, and you both play a major part in that feeling! Sincerely looking forward to another Opportunity to visit both the Hillard House and Wilkes-Barre!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very kind review of Hillard House Inn.Gordon and I are very happy when our guests have a great experience during their stay.Your comments about our breakfasts,served daily in our formal dining room,illustrate the attraction bed and breakfasts have for the traveler. We hope to welcome you back soon to Hillard House Inn.

- Cecilia (innkeeper)


Great weekend get away

5 on March 07, 2018

Great little bed and breakfast! Delicious filling breakfast, super cute bedrooms.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review and sharing your experience at Hillard House Inn with other travelers.We hope to see you the next time you are in Wilkes-Barre,PA.

- Cecilia (innkeeper)


A Must Stay In Wilkws-Barre PA

5 on March 04, 2018

Hillard House is a wonderful and warm place to stay! Hospitality is Among the Very Best! The Morning Breakfast, both the exquisite food presentation and taste, along with enjoyable discussions are worth the visit alone! I feel a tremendous peaceful enjoyment throughout my entire visits to Wilkes-Barre, and Hillard House plays a major part in that feeling! Sincerely looking forward to another Opportunity to visit both the Hillard House and Wilkes-Barre!


Outstanding Elegance!

5 on January 04, 2018

Rooms are so beautiful and breakfast was delicious!


Lovely place!!

5 on December 06, 2017

I booked the Hilliard House for my husbands birthday last weekend. I asked the owner, Cecilia, if she would be able to have some chocolate covered strawberries in our room for his birthday. It was so nice that she honored my special request! We stayed in the gold room and what very lovely! The history on the home was so interesting. Our breakfast was a choice of eggs Benedict or a pear crepes..we choose the crepes and they were amazing! Our hosts were so friendly and we had such a nice stay. I recommend this bed and breakfast!!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad that your stay with us was such a pleasant experience and that you had such a nice time at Hillard House Inn.We hope to see you again soon.Thank you for your excellent review.

- Cecilia (innkeeper)


A Must Stay In Wilkws-Barre PA

5 on December 06, 2017

Hospitality and Service are to be commended!!! One of the BEST MOST comfortable and relaxed experiences of my lifetime travels!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review-we are very glad that you had such an excellent experience at Hillard House Inn.Hope to see you again when you come to a show at the F.M.Kirby Center for the Performing Arts.

- Cecilia (innkeeper)


Quick one night stay

5 on September 11, 2017

Wish we could have stayed longer. Cecilla and Gordon were great hosts. Met us to help with bags in the rain even as we arrived pretty late. Served up a fabulous breakfast and Gordon was delightful sharing his history and knowledge of the area. The house is a virtual museum of interesting items and the hosts know the stories of each piece. Stay here if you can!


Couple's get away

5 on August 02, 2017

My wife and I saw on line. We went and had a fantastic stay with an amazing breakfast. The owners are wonderful and made us feel like we were family. Please go see for yourself.


A Gem in Wilkes Barre

4.2 on August 02, 2017

We chose to stay at Hillard House on an overnight trip. We enjoy experiencing history in our travels. Cecilia and Gordon are very pleasant and put great effort into meeting every need. Restaurants are within easy walking distance. The neighborhood is quiet. The gourmet breakfast was fabulous, featuring fresh blueberry muffins, a fresh fruit plate, peach crepes and Canadian bacon. We will definitely stay here again if we are in the area.


Hillard House

4.0 on July 29, 2017

A very relaxing enjoyable stay. Cecilia and Gordon are gracious hosts.


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Rooms & Rates

Gold Room

Gold Room

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

Blue Room

Blue Room

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

Duchess Suite

Duchess Suite

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

Rose Room

Rose Room

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

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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

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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.

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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