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Hillard House Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Wilkes-Barre B&B and Inns
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Salem, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
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“Wonderful stay!”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

My husband and I spend our wedding night as guests here and it couldn't have been more perfect. The room was exquisite - beautifully decorated and appointed, spotless and very comfortable. Cecilia and Gordon were wonderful hosts - warm and welcoming. If we ever have reason to travel to Wilkes-Barre again, we will definitely stay here.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Georgetown, Texas
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

We arrived late but Gordon carried our bags in and helped us get settled in the Gold room. It was immaculate and beautiful, as is the entire house. The bed was very comfortable (though squeeky!) and the breakfast Cecelia made was one of the best I've had at any B & B. The house is on an old residential street a few blocks from the college. The walk along the canal at night is very nice and well-lit and Gordon was very kind to call ahead to make sure Toscana Cafe was serving so we could have a superb dinner. Hillard House is a wonderful place to stay with top-notch service from the owners!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2011

This B&B is a great place to stay in Wilkes-Barre. We arrived late, after riding a huge storm all the way from Washington DC, and found our room very comfortable and cozy. Our hosts directed us to a good Italian restaurant nearby, and phoned ahead to make sure the kitchen stayed open for us. We had a great time over a very good breakfast the next morning, and felt like we were leaving old friends. We will certainly try to stay at Hillard house next time we travel from Virginia back to our home in Ontario, Canada.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

From the second we arrived, Gordon and Cecelia could not have done more to make us feel at home. This was a family trip -- my mother (83) and aunt (90) grew up in WIlkes Barre and had lots of questions and remembrances to share with our hosts. They were treated like VIPs. Perfect set up for us, from afternoon aperitifs, to delicious breakfasts, and a darling little elevator to help tired guests up the stairs after a full day. We will be back!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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NC
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

I stay at Bed and Breakfasts whenever I am traveling. The accommodations tend to be more comfortable than a hotel and the attention to small details to meet my needs has ALWAYS been superior to a hotel. Staying at the Hillard House in Wilkes-Barre is no exception.

Cecelia and Gordon Williams have welcomed me into their home several times when I visited family in Wilkes-Barre. I’ve always stayed in the Gold Room, but have seen the others and find they are equally appointed. Breakfast? Well, if you’ve never had Gingerbread pancakes with whipped cream and the idea of them is intriguing, you must stay here. Breakfast is always something different – you will find fresh fruit salad and the hot muffins ranging from apricot almond to strawberry coconut or banana nut…

Top it all with off street parking in a lovely neighborhood. Add a refrigerator stocked with water and soda. Free secure WiFi lets you stay connected if you want to link to the outside world. And if you wander in after a long day of being out and about, you are likely to find a tray with cheese, crackers and a carafe of wine being brought to you. Those are a few of the reasons I have stayed there more times than I can count over the past 4 years (along with the gingerbread pancakes!).

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2011

Gordon and Cecilia are a terrific couple. They stayed up late for us to check-in even though we were arriving late.

Cecilia made a fantastic breakfast with appropriate sized portions. The house is very well maintained, and we had an excellent rest here. I recommend the Hillard House for even just an overnight stay.

Stayed in the Rose Room. It was cute.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2010

Traveling across the country, Wilkes-Barre was a good mid-point between Boston and Pittsburgh. I found Hillard House on line and it met or exceeded my expectations. Cecelia and Gordon are gracious and interesting hosts. As a solo traveler, I enjoyed meeting guests and hosts. Gordon took the time to sit and chat with me over the complimentary glass of white wine before dinner, and Cecelia gave me information on historic downtown Wilkes-Barre, dining options (highly recommend the Italian restaurant near town square!), and the history of the house. My room was spacious and comfortable, and the tiny lift up to the third floor was fun and well appreciated.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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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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Location: 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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