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Hillard House Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Wilkes-Barre B&B and Inns
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San Antonio, Texas
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146 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Another wonderful stay”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Our second visit to Hillard House. The hospitality shown by Cecelia and Gordy is ideal.
They know how to make your stay special. We've stayed in two different rooms and the beds are comfortable, with plenty of comfy blanks to keep you warn on a cold night. There are small refrigerators for use in each room.
Breakfast is served in an attractive dinning room, on a beautifully set table. Coffee is hot and plentiful, or tea if you prefer. There is also juice and water. Breakfast has been a delightful three course meal, of fresh fruit and homemade fare.
Look around the house, too. It has a lot of original fixtures.
There is a front porch area with seating if you'd like to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or have a glass of wine? The yards, front and back, are full of foliage to enjoy.
Can't wait to see the finished back porch area when completed.
Thank you Cecelia and Gordy again!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

My fiance and I stayed at this lovely B&B over labor day weekend. Cecelia and Gordon were welcoming and warm hosts with lots of local knowledge. The house is beautiful and our room was spacious and clean. Fantastic breakfast! If you looking for a place to stay in the Wilkes-Barre area you can't go wrong at Hillard House.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We recently stayed here and we highly recommend Hillard House. The proprietors Cecilia and Gordon were so gracious. We arrived late at night (midnight) and they had stayed up to welcome us and take our luggage upstairs. We stayed in the blue room and it was very nice. After 2 days they upgraded us at no charge to the Duchess Suite as it was going to be empty. It was beautiful! One day we decided to go to New York City and didn't know much about it, so Gordon bought me a travel guide book. Unreal! The breakfasts are to die for, as others have posted. The beds are very comfortable and that is saying a lot for me. I usually have an aching back when I stay elsewhere. It is spotlessly clean. We came for a funeral, but brought back beautiful memories.

Room Tip: If you can afford the money I would do the suite. It is 2 very large rooms with couch and easy chair...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed for one night with Cecilia and Gordon and wish we could have stayed a week! They are gracious, kind and informative hosts who have an amazing converted home. The breakfast was incredible as advertised and they serve you at a communal table which was quite nice. The outside and inside of the house is gorgeous with a beautiful staircase hugging the entry hall. There's a nice front porch with a swing and large sitting chairs as you are located across from the river. There's no river view but the location is very, very nice and neighborly. I can't say enough kind words about Gordon, Cecilia, and their wonderful home and hospitality. I would hope to pass through Wilkes-Barre again!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beacon, New York
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Cecilia and Gordon were amazing and friendly innkeepers! The home was extremely clean and decorated with interesting antique items. Honestly it was just an amazing experience. They catered to our every request and were extremely knowledgeable of the area. They provided excellent recommendations for food and fun in the area. The breakfast was insane. Fresh fruit, home baked muffins, Fresh squeezed orange juice, and an Pear crepe....Extremely reasonable prices. Well well worth staying in over a hotel. Do yourself a favor and go!

James and Victoria

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

This is such a cute place to stay. It’s quite an amazing historic property and you truly feel like you went back in time when you stepped in.
We were also served great breakfast with fresh fruit and freshly baked pastries. It’s very quiet - I got a great 8 hours of sleep in a huge bed.
Bonus point for super soft towels.

We were visiting my boyfriend’s parents in town and will definitely stay again here when back in town.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

We have driven through this area many times while on I-81 but never stayed in Wilkes-Barre before. We were lucky to find Hillard House for our stop over. Cecilia and Gordon are wonderful hosts and we enjoyed listening to all the stories about the area. Fascinating! We enjoyed walking by the river close to Hillard House and Cecilia kindly suggested a local Italian restaurant for dinner that was excellent. Breakfast the next morning was wonderful.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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