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“Winchester,Va Adventurer's” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hillard House Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Wilkes-Barre B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Winchester, Virginia
2 reviews
“Winchester,Va Adventurer's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

This Is a fantastic place, being from Virginia we have some nice b&b's,the Hillard House completely suprised us. beautiful house,well kept,clean,organized,and some really great inn keepers.oh and awesome breakfasts.the city of Wilkes-barre is also a very nice,friendly and extremely clean.and The F.M Kirby is a heck of a place to see a show.

Room Tip: Gold room very nice.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank mike w
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Pittsburgh
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Beautiful house, gracious hospitality in a neighborhood chockablock with beautiful homes and historic buildings nearby, to walk off your delicious breakfast.

Room Tip: We enjoyed room 4 on the third floor, the only room on that floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank DRCPittsburgh
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Holland, Michigan
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

This b and b is located in an exquisite house--historic, beautifully kept, spotlessly clean. Very high ceilings throughout, gorgeous antiques, beautiful chandeliers. Everything tasteful and a delight to the eye. It is in downtown Wilkes-Barre--not a major tourist destination, except for the university, but a good way point. The hosts are knowledgeable and helpful, and asked if we had food allergies or preferences. The breakfast--eggs Benedict--was fine. Off street parking. One of the best bed and breakfasts we have visited.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Barbara M
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Bethesda, Maryland
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44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

In traveling from Upstate NY to Washington, DC, we looked for a place to stop for the night. We found Hillard House, and had a comfortable stay. The inn is in a large house built in 1865. It has a lovely garden and comfortable rooms decorated with antiques. Cecilia and Gordon were great hosts and really knowledgable about local history. Breakfast was delicious. The inn is located within the boundaries of the Wilkes University campus and along the Susquehana River. The only downside (and not much of one) was the location about 10 to 15 minutes off Interstate-81. Gordon's directions in and out were easy to follow and spot on.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

My wife Sandy and I travel to the Wilkes-Barre area rather frequently. The Hillard House provides us with a place where we can settle in, attend to family matters in the area, sleep comfortably, and have a delicious breakfast and pleasant company in the morning. The nearby walking paths along the Susquehanna River provide opportunities for exercise ranging from leisurely to vigorous, and the views are quite wonderful. Simply put, Cecilia and Gordon do a great job. Gordon is also a virtual docent on many aspects of the history and geography of the region should that be of interest.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

We stayed at the Hillard House for a recent weekend away to visit friends in the Wilkes-Barre area, and had a lovely time. The house is beautiful, yet comfortable, with welcoming common areas. We benefited from the exquisite vintage mini-elevator, as I was on crutches following surgery. While I had to navigate the few stairs up to the front of the house, it could not have been easier to get up and down from the room. This was a major plus for us, as we love B&Bs, but most of the time you have to deal with many stairs.

We stayed in the Gold Room, which was comfortable, spacious and quiet. My husband and I both found the mattress soft, but I'm sure it wouldn't bother most people - we have a personal preference for firm mattresses.

Cecilia and Gordon were unbelievably helpful. Right from the start when I emailed them with questions, they were responsive and friendly. My husband has some complicated dietary restrictions which Cecilia took in her stride, providing us both with delicious breakfasts. They voluntarily printed us out directions to various locations we were visiting and gave us great advice on nearby local restaurants.

We were also happy to find out that they are ok with having kids stay, as so many B&Bs aren't. We may well be back with our little one (due in 3 months).

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Arabella P
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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

You're simply not going to find something in this price range in this area that offers the amenities and personal care that Gordon and Cecilia at the Hillard House do. The house retains its 1860's extra-tall ceilings and classic feel, while offering refurbished and modernized facilities and the little personal touches that turn a set of spare bedrooms into a real B&B experience. The elevator helps with bags or handicapped individuals, and Gordon and Cecilia were EXTREMELY accommodating with enthusiastically imparting us information about what to see and where to eat our first time in Wilkes-Barre. It was the day that we rolled back clocks for the end of DST, and Cecilia even took the time to set the clocks in the room back for us before we got there. Wine and cheese and fresh fruit on arrival, amazing breakfast the next morning...all in all a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: The Gold Room was well-appointed and very comfortable.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hillard House Inn

Property: Hillard House Inn
Address: 58 W River St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-2402
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Luzerne County > Wilkes-Barre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Wilkes-Barre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillard House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hil lard House Inn, circa 1865, is an elegant B and B located in Downtown Wilkes-Barre PA. Rooms feature queen beds, private baths, cable tv, wifi, fridge,ac.The Duchess Suite has sitting rm w/pullout twin and Bedroom w/queen bed.The bath has 2 vanities,walk-in shower and whirlpool soaker tub.Breakfast served in our formal dining rm.Offstreet parking and secure wifi are included in the rates.Close proximity to interstate I81,colleges, Mohegan SunArena, Mohegan Sun Casino,F.M. Kirby Center. ... more   less 
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