Hampton Inn Wilmington Medical Park

Hampton Inn Wilmington Medical Park

Whether a visitor heads to the Port City for business or recreation, the Hampton Inn Wilmington Medical Park has the amenities and the central location required to keep all travelers comfortable. Located just two blocks...

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Riverview Suites

Riverview Suites

Visitors will enjoy stunning views of the Cape Fear River and the adjacent Battleship USS North Carolina with a stay in the aptly named Riverview Suites. Perched on the edge of the water in the heart of the downtown...

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Best Western Plus Coastline Inn

Best Western Plus Coastline Inn

Enjoy a stunning stay along the Cape Fear River at Wilmington’s own Best Western Plus Coastline Inn. Situated on the northern borders of the historic waterfront downtown area, and within walking distance of a host...

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Extended Stay America - Wilmington

Extended Stay America - Wilmington

Visitors who are staying in Wilmington for a weekend, week, or even longer will be perfectly comfortable at Extended Stay America – a hotel that’s designed for guests who are staying in the Port City for the...

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Mainstay Suites Wilmington

Mainstay Suites Wilmington

Visitors who crave a little extra space in between Wilmington explorations will feel right at home at the Mainstay Suites Wilmington – a comfortable accommodations option that’s well-suited for nightly...

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Springhill Suites Wilmington Mayfaire

Springhill Suites Wilmington Mayfaire

Sleek and stylish, the Springhill Suites Wilmington Mayfaire provides posh accommodations in one of the coolest corners of the Port City. Located in the esteemed Mayfaire community – a region that is hopping with...

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Hotel Riverwalk

Hotel Riverwalk

Located just two blocks away from the Cape Fear River, and surrounded by an array of attractions, restaurants, and shops, the Hotel Riverwalk is a great launching point for visitors who want to explore the pulsing heart...

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Quality Inn Wilmington

Quality Inn Wilmington

The Quality Inn Wilmington combines modern accommodations with an affordable price tag to create a budget friendly stay that’s ideal for visitors who want to be in the heart of the wide Cape Fear region. Located...

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Angie's B&B

Angie's B&B

Exuding Southern charm from the line of azaleas that hug the exterior, to the dormer windows and brick facade that emphasize the Georgian architecture, the inviting Angie's B&B combines modern amenities with...

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Howard Johnson Express Wilmington

Howard Johnson Express Wilmington

Simple but perfectly accommodating, the Howard Johnson Express Wilmington is a nicely located low-rise hotel that’s close to a wealth of area attractions, but which has a general price tag that will make even the...

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Suburban Extended Stay of Wilmington

Suburban Extended Stay of Wilmington

With a great location for visitors who are in town to work or play, the Suburban Extended Stay of Wilmington is a fine choice for travelers who are staying in the Port City for a day, a weekend, or even a full week...

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Jameson Inn Wilmington

Jameson Inn Wilmington

The Jameson Inn Wilmington has an eye-catching antebellum exterior as well as a host of amenities designed to keep guests comfortable throughout a short or long stay in the heart of the Port City. Located just off of...

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Holiday Inn Wilmington-Market Street

Holiday Inn Wilmington-Market Street

The Holiday Inn Wilmington-Market Street has a modern aesthetic, a line-up of amenities, and a premiere location that, when combined, can cater to veritably every Port City visitor. Located in the busy heatr of the...

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Days Inn Wilmington Market Street

Days Inn Wilmington Market Street

Southern Charm and convenience meet at the Days Inn Wilmington Market Street - a comfortable accommodations option with a host of sunny amenities and a fantastically central locale that’s close to everything the...

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Comfort Suites Wilmington

Comfort Suites Wilmington

As the name would aptly suggest, the Comfort Suites Wilmington is where guests can enjoy a comfortable stay in the heart of the Port City while sampling a nice array of amenities that are designed to make a hotel feel a...

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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Wilmington

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Wilmington

Visitors who want to explore everything that the Cape Fear region has to offer, but who don’t want to spend a lot of extra money on accommodations alone, can enjoy a nice combination of convenient amenities and...

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Residence Inn Wilmington Landfall

Residence Inn Wilmington Landfall

Extended-stay visitors who want a hotel and a location that’s dabbled in luxury can stay at the modern but graciously appointed Residence Inn Wilmington Landfall. Located less than three miles away from...

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Baymont Inn & Suites Wilmington

Baymont Inn & Suites Wilmington

Baymont Inn & Suites Wilmington is a centrally located hotel that offers plenty of Southern hospitality and amenities for guests who are staying in the Port City for business or pleasure. Located just off of College...

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Budgetel Inn - Wilmington

Budgetel Inn - Wilmington

As the name would aptly imply, the Budgetel Inn – Wilmington is where travelers can go to enjoy a comfortable stay in the busy center of the Port City without spending too much money on their accommodations. This...

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Beau Rivage Golf & Resort

Beau Rivage Golf & Resort

Enjoy the best activities that Cape Fear region has to offer – from sunning at the local beaches to sneaking in a quick 18 holes – with a visit to the Beau Rivage Golf & Resort. Located along US Highway...

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Super 8 Wilmington

Super 8 Wilmington

Visitors who are in town for a local convention, for work, or just to explore the famed Port City area can enjoy a budget-friendly and effortlessly comfortable stay with a visit to the Super 8 Wilmington. Located along...

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Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach

Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach

Vacationers can be reasonably close to the top attractions of the Port City, but enjoy a locale that’s perched on the oceanfront, with a stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach. Located just a few miles...

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Sleep Inn Wilmington

Sleep Inn Wilmington

Coastal style and Southern hospitality team up to provide nicely modern accommodations at the Sleep Inn Wilmington – a comfortable hotel with a central location that will be enticing to working and recreational...

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Wingate by Wyndham Wilmington

Wingate by Wyndham Wilmington

The elite Wingate by Wyndham Wilmington serves as a fine accommodations option for both business and recreational visits to the Port City. Boasting a full suite of modern amenities and appointments, as well as a central...

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Staybridge Suites Wilmington East

Staybridge Suites Wilmington East

For an extended stay in the heart of the Port City, or just a short place to rest that feels more like a vacation rental than a standard hotel, head to the Staybridge Suites Wilmington East. Located just a mile away...

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Hilton Wilmington Riverside

Hilton Wilmington Riverside

The Hilton Wilmington Riverside is one of the most well-known and most visible hotels along the riverfront, and it’s the venue of choice for a wide range of national conferences that occur annually in the Port...

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Port City Guest House

Port City Guest House

The Port City Guest House is a subtle accommodations option that will appeal to visitors who want to be close to all of the downtown area’s many amenities, but who prefer a quiet and smaller spot to call home...

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Red Roof Inn Wilmington

Red Roof Inn Wilmington

Red Roof Inn Wilmington is a tempting lodging option for Cape Fear visitors who are value-oriented, thanks to a nice selection of amenities, a central locale, and a traditionally low price tag that allows visitors to...

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Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Visitors will enjoy the best of the sound and sea with a stay at Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Located in the center of Wrightsville Beach, this all-encompassing resort has enough activities to keep everyone in the...

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Ramada Conference Center Wilmington

Ramada Conference Center Wilmington

The Ramada Conference Center Wilmington is a classic Wilmington hotel with a stellar locale that will be enticing for business and recreational visitors alike. Located along bustling Market Street, and close to the...

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Travelodge Wilmington

Travelodge Wilmington

Enjoy a streamlined stay in the center of the Port City with a visit to the Travelodge Wilmington. Located along Market Street and close to a wealth of area attractions, this straightforward hotel is a solid option for...

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TownePlace Suites Wilmington

TownePlace Suites Wilmington

For a little relaxation during a recreational or business stay in the heart of the Port City, the TownePlace Suites Wilmington has a lot to offer. Featuring a collection of extras that go beyond the basics, this...

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Value Place Wilmington

Value Place Wilmington

Visitors will be close to a wide range of attractions, but enjoy a nice suite of amenities that go beyond the basics of a short-term hotel, with a stay at the Value Place Wilmington. Located just off of US Highway 421...

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Shell Island Resort

Shell Island Resort

With a setting that encompasses more than 3,000 feet of shoreline, the Shell Island Resort is a great choice for Wrightsville Beach ocean lovers. Featuring an array of amenities both on the premises and in the...

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The Wilmingtonian

The Wilmingtonian

The Wilmingtonian is an elegant and antebellum-inspired option for visitors to Downtown Wilmington, and it boasts an absolutely premier location just a couple blocks away from the edge of the Cape Fear River. Bordered...

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Summer Sands Suites

Summer Sands Suites

Enjoy a stunning location in the heart of Wrightsville Beach with stay at the sunny Summer Sands Suites. Located just a shell’s through away from the Banks Channel as well as the prime oceanfront beaches, this...

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Americas Best Value Inn Wilmington

Americas Best Value Inn Wilmington

Enjoy a Port City stay that’s nicely priced and stress free with a visit to Americas Best Value Inn Wilmington. This relatively modest sized but accommodating hotel features all the basics, as well as a few...

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America's Best Inn

America's Best Inn Wilmington is a stress-free and no-fuss motel that’s located in the heart of the Port City and is wonderfully close to a huge selection of Wilmington attractions. Found just off of Market Street / Business US Highway 17 – one of the main corridors in the heart of Wilmington – this simple but satisfying motel has everything guests require to relax after long days of exploring the city.

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The Carolinian Inn

The Carolinian Inn is a simple and straightforward hotel that allows visitors to enjoy the heart of Wilmington without spending too much on their accommodations. Located just off of Market Street / Business US Highway 17, (the main route in and out of the historic downtown area), guests will be close to a wealth of attractions while enjoying a perfectly comfortable spot to call home.

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More Information on Wilmington Hotels

For postcard-perfect long weekends, or full week stays that have exceptional access to indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, and amenities, there's nothing quite like the convenience of a stay at a local Wilmington hotel or motel.

How do you book a Wilmington hotel or motel?

With just a few clicks, guests can effectively view room photos and locations, area maps, featured amenities, and availability online.

Several small inns and motels may not have full-service websites available, but they do have friendly staff on hand virtually all day and evening to answer questions and accept reservations over the phone.

Be prepared to have a credit card handy to secure the reservation, and pay careful attention to the hotel or motel's cancellation policies. While most regions of the country generally accept cancellations up to the day of arrival, many Wilmington lodgings, due to their locale, may require at least 24 hours advance notice in the event of a cancellation.

Several hotels and motels may also require that summer weekend guests stay for two nights, with a Friday check-in and a Sunday morning departure. However, most Outer Banks vacationers do not find this to be an issue, as a long weekend can be a complete breath of fresh air.

When should you book a Wilmington hotel or motel?

Unlike vacation rentals, campgrounds, and even Bed and Breakfasts, a hotel stay can often be booked just a few weeks from your expected vacation. That said, a number of the premier rooms, (i.e., rooms with the best oceanfront views, or with special amenities such as handicapped friendly facilities), may fill up quickly, so potential guests who are looking for a particular location or feature should call as far in advance as possible. Generally rate changes can potentially occur with the start of the year, but are usually advertised well in advance for the convenience of guests.

In addition, guests that are planning to vacation on popular long weekends, (like Memorial Day, Labor Day, or 4th of July Weekends), or who intend to stay for a full-week, should also consider booking well in advance, to ensure their Outer Banks accommodations.

Winter and shoulder season months, (typically recognized from late September until early May), and mid-week stays do not fill up as fast, and patrons will find plenty of accommodations available in all areas of the Outer Banks within these parameters, regardless of when they book. In fact, day trippers who decide to spend the night will likely spot plenty of "Vacancy" signs during the cooler spring, winter and fall seasons.

What amenities are available with a Wilmington hotel or motel?

The amenities available for Wilmington hotel and motel guests are varied and can include the basics, such as a comfy bed and cable TV, or the elite, such as spa services and a world class breakfast in bed. Basically, with the wide selection of accommodations available, an OBX vacation stay can be as simple or as elite as a vacationer desires.

Many of the hotels and motels in Wilmington offer private pools to their guests, and / or direct beach access for a quick, refreshing dip in the ocean. Guests should note that with the exception of hotels that feature indoor pools, the majority of pools are only open from late spring until early or mid-fall, when the water temperatures are refreshing and not too chilly. Obviously, vending machines and snack bars are readily available, and the more elite or strategically located hotels and motels offer on-site or neighboring restaurants as well, making an evening dinner out a breeze.

Any tips or tricks for staying at a Wilmington hotel or motel?

  • A number of hotels and motels offer special packages to lure their guests into enjoying an extended beach stay. These packages can include tickets to locally renowned events, discounts on spa services, or complimentary amenities such as free breakfasts, premier cable channels, or free Wi-Fi.

    Large parties, such as wedding parties, will find even deeper discounts with many hotels happily opening their doors to guests of a Wilmington destination wedding. Be sure and ask in advance if your hotel or motel of choice has any special promotions or packages available, and don't forget that typical hotel discounts, such as AAA rates.

  • Need a quick getaway on a budget? Plan an off-season stay. Many hotels and motels may be booked during those sunny June, July and August months.

Rates may go down significantly in the off-season, and weekend vacationers will enjoy plenty of privacy and all the attractions Wilmington has to offer. Still need your summer fix? Then plan a stay mid-week vacation, from Monday - Thursday. A number of hotels and motels offer slightly lower rates for mid-week stays, even in the prime summer season.

Henrietta III

Henrietta III

It's hard to miss the Henrietta III as she cruises along Downtown Wilmingtontowards the open waters of the Cape Fear River. As the largest cruise boat in North Carolina, and the state's only true stern wheel riverboat, the Henrietta III has become a staple of the downtown scene in Wilmington, adding to its historic charm and southern flair for fun.

Bijou Park

Bijou Park

Bijou Park is a hidden gem of a "blink and you'll miss it" attraction in Wilmington, and is a perfect spot for weary shoppers and strollers to find a quiet bench, stretch out their legs, and relax. Located in a rare gap in between downtown buildings on 225 N Front St, the park straddles the heart of Downtown Wilmington and a Riverfront parking area, but the section in between is quiet, peaceful, and buffered from the sound of the downtown traffic by the two tall but historic buildings on either side.