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Hillard House Inn

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58 West River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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Hillard House Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Wilkes-Barre B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gordon and Cecilia are the perfect hosts. They are gracious, very knowledgeable about W-B and the surrounding area, and they cook wonderful breakfasts. The Inn is nicely maintained and in a great location. Check it out.

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HillardHouse, Owner at Hillard House Inn, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.Thank you for voicing your opinion about Hillard House and recommending that other travelers choose our Inn.People listen to what other travelers have to say.Thank you and we hope to see you again. More

Darnestown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Wilkes-Barre to pick our daughter up from Wyoming Seminary PAI were she had spent 6 weeks. We stayed at Hillard House for 2 nights. Cecilia and Gordon were warm and welcoming upon our arrival and continued to be so throughout our stay. Our suite was perfect with thick towels, lovely decor and all the comforts of home.... More

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Thank you for your wonderful review and for taking the time to post about your experience at Hillard House.It is so nice to know that we have been able to provide a pleasant stay for our guests. Wyoming Seminary's summer music camp(PAI) provides an outstanding chance for young students to interact and learn from professional musicians and performers.It is a... More

Ocala, Fl
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a weekend with Cecilia & Gordon recently while visiting in the Wilkes-Barre area. They are very welcoming and anxious to help in anyway they can. We felt more like family than guests. It is like walking back in time & visiting your grandparents which I loved. The rooms were clean & spacious. Breakfast was amazing. Parking was not a... More

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HillardHouse, Owner at Hillard House Inn, responded to this review

Hillard House's location, within easy walking distance to downtown and the riverwalk, is one of the best features of our Bed and Breakfast.We are happy that you felt at home and enjoyed the Duchess Suite.We hope to see you again on your next visit to Wilkes-Barre.Thank you for posting a review of your stay. More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon this bed and breakfast by chance and it was serendipity! Beautiful old home, tastefully decorated with thoughtful amenities. The innkeepers are absolutely wonderful. Friendly and helpful! The most pleasant surprise was the breakfast! Homemade muffins, fresh fruit, made to order eggs benedict!! Best bed and breakfast in a long while. We will be back!

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HillardHouse, Owner at Hillard House Inn, responded to this review

So many of our guests visit Ricketts Glen State Park.It is an enjoyable 40 min. drive to the park which features multiple trails and beautiful waterfalls.We are glad that you enjoyed it and then came and stayed with us at Hillard House.Thank you for writing a terrific review and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon. More

Sewell, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is a little overdue, we stayed here in May 2014 for one night. The Inn is well kept and clean, a nice porch, and a quiet location near the riverwalk area. Off street parking also. The room was very nice with a good sized bathroom. Cecilia and Gordon were both very nice and personable. The breakfast was delicious... More

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HillardHouse, Owner at Hillard House Inn, responded to this review

Whenever a guest gets the time to write a review about Hillard House is fine for us.We know that once your travels are over,the real world takes control.Thank you for your review and we were very happy to have you stay with us. More

Hollis, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here during our July 4th visit to the "valley". Cecilia and Gordon were very welcoming although they also were hosting most of their family for the fireworks. We were even introduced to their newest grandchild! Love staying in B&Bs where you are welcomed as one of the family and treated to a great breakfast and interesting conversation. Beautiful... More

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HillardHouse, Owner at Hillard House Inn, responded to this review

Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays and we were very happy to be able to share it with you.Thank you for the lovely review and for staying at Hillard House.We hope to see you again. More

warsaw, ny
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband booked this B&B for our final day - Memorial Day - after spending the weekend with family. I had no idea that Cecilia and Gordon could make one night so spectacular! The owners carried in our suitcases, gave us maps and tips of interest - including ideas on where to dine, and prepared a wonderful retreat for us.... More

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HillardHouse, Owner at Hillard House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review for your stay with us.We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Hillard House and that you plan to come back.We appreciate that you took the time to write a review since they are so important to future guests.Thank you again and hope to see you soon. More

Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Really bad booking engine on the web site. I couldn't complete the transaction with B&B gift card selection, yet when I called and made the reservation by voice mail and again by email it took 2 days to get a response. Despite having given my entire reservation over each method when I finally did get a response I was told... More

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HillardHouse, Owner at Hillard House Inn, responded to this review

This reviewer has never stayed at Hillard House and to my knowledge has never been on the property . She first contacted us on Jan.29 mid-afternoon by voicemail about a reservation for Feb.8. By noon on Jan.30 she had our response that the suite she requested was not available(a response in less than 24 hours). This obviously allowed her ample... More

Portland, Oregon
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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My wife and I are B & B lovers and stay in them when ever we get the chance. If staying in Wilkes-Barre, definitely stay at the Hillard house. We spent 2 nights. Gordon and Cecilia are terrific hosts. The breakfasts were delicious. We stayed in the gold room which was very comfortable. The Empire style home is a gem... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I traveled to Wilkes-Barre to see Elvis Costello at the Kirby Center and were looking for a downtown B & B within walking distance of the venue and also of restaurants. Trip advisor led us to this wonderful gem and the owners Gordon and Cecilia. The house is just a few short blocks from city center (which... More

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Address: 58 West River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Luzerne County > Wilkes-Barre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Hillard 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, Wachovia Arena, Mohegan Sun, Kirby Center. ... more   less 
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