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Townhome Steps From the Beach, Newly Renovated, Quiet Neighborhood
4.8/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)
Get away and visit with son

"Everything was perfect. Steps to the ocean, beautiful and convenient. I’ll try to book the same property for our next visit."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Townhome Steps From the Beach, Newly Renovated, Quiet Neighborhood
Springhill Suites by Marriott Wilmington Mayfaire
3 out of 5
1014 Ashes Dr, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $152 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (816 reviews)

"Great property that is convenient to restaurants, shopping and the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Springhill Suites by Marriott Wilmington Mayfaire
Sleek and Modern Oceanfront Home
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4.7/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)
Second time visitors very pleased

"We enjoyed our second stay at this lovely beachfront home. The property manager was communicative, welcoming and accommodating to a request we made about the scheduled dates. The space was perfect for us, our two young kids, and my mom. The slide and swing and playhouse were a big hit with my kids ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2020

Sleek and Modern Oceanfront Home
Sandpeddler Inn & Suites
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
15 Nathan St, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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4.7/5Exceptional! (146 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, beach towels, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"We had a wonderful stay here. Our suite was very clean, had a kitchete with refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, & stove. Very short walk to the beach and the pool was great for swimming when the ocean was a too rough."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Sandpeddler Inn & Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Carolina Beach Oceanfront
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
1 Harper Avenue, Carolina Beach, NC
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The price is $280 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (530 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"great location horribly uncomfortable bed cleanliness was good. location on beach awesome"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Carolina Beach Oceanfront
Carolina Beach Inn
2 out of 5
205 Harper Ave, Carolina Beach, NC
The price is $145 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (220 reviews)

"My Fiancè, puppy and I stayed here for a few days for our vacation and we enjoyed our stay here at the Carolina Beach Inn. Debi was so nice and made us feel comfortable like at home. We loved that they are pet friendly and close to the boardwalk and restaurants. We could walk anywhere with our pup ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Carolina Beach Inn
Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach
Great for beach vacations
3 out of 5
1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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The price is $359 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (658 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, kids pool
Travelers say...

"Just got back from a wonderful stay at this resort. Everyone that I encountered that worked there was extremely pleasant and very helpful. I felt very safe there with everything going on (Covid-19), witnessed employees cleaning chairs, pool side tables and all handles that were being touched by guests. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach
Wingate by Wyndham - Wilmington
2.5 out of 5
5126 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $104 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"The pool was closed because of COVID-19, so that was disappointing, and the breakfast was simple, for the same reasons, but I understand that's just the way things are now."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Wingate by Wyndham - Wilmington
Silver Gull Motel
2 out of 5
20 E. Salisbury St, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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The price is $204 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (355 reviews)

"Great location with private beach access. Rooms are okay, nothing special. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Silver Gull Motel
Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
1989 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $118 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (867 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Nice, clean,Great location good amenities

"I stay here once a year. I love it. 5 minutes to the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
SeaWitch Motel
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
224 Carolina Beach Ave N, Carolina Beach, NC
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The price is $189 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (310 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"The SeaWitch is a great little beachfront motel with a nice pool, clean rooms, and cold A/C. It's not the Ritz. It's an older property at the beach, but they do a good job of keeping it up nice. It's right on the boardwalk and you can walk to everything."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

SeaWitch Motel
Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Great for beach vacations
3 out of 5
275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, sun loungers, beach bar, beach umbrellas
Travelers say...

"Our two night stay at the Blockade Runner was excellent. Couldn't ask for anything that they had not thought of first.. The beds were made with an extra sheet on both sides of the blanket, haven't seen that since our trip to Paris. The staff was very efficient, mild mannered and well trained; their ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach
Great for beach vacations
3 out of 5
100 Charlotte Ave, Carolina Beach, NC
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The price is $265 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (942 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"This property was exceptionally clean and everyone was nice and helpful. Great location as well. Huge Shoutout to Kelsea at the front desk for her hospitality. She was awesome! I will be staying again."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach
Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites
Great for beach vacations
3.5 out of 5
2700 N Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC
The price is $269 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (979 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Resort was so convenient! Great parking, location. Staff was absolutely wonderful and accommodating!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites
Best Western Plus Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
2.5 out of 5
5345 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $101 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (980 reviews)

"Great hotel! Would definitely recommend to a friend"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Best Western Plus Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
Dry Dock Vacation Club
Great for beach vacations
2 out of 5
300 S. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
The price is $114 per night
3.8/5Good! (393 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Very close to the beach. Very close to all the restaurants and boardwalk also. The building is dated but it’s an old beach motel. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfy, and the staff was very nice and helpful. It served its purpose for an affordable quick beach trip. Would definitely stay ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dry Dock Vacation Club
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carolina Beach
Great for beach vacations
2 out of 5
907 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
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The price is $152 per night
3.8/5Good! (907 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"This is a pretty decent hotel.My family/I stayed for three nights and it was walking distance to the beach.I just wished my room would’ve had a microwave in it.But I’m definitely going to stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carolina Beach
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Wilmington, NC
Great for beach vacations
3 out of 5
4706 New Centre Drive, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $114 per night
3.7/5Good! (994 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, indoor pool
Travelers say...

"Very good staff, got more towels as soon as i asked for them"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Wilmington, NC
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Beach Hotels in Wilmington

Known for its beaches and live music, Wilmington offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway. There are 122 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this riverfront destination, so it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you search for a place to stay by the beach in Wilmington, you might be interested in these top-rated hotels with positive customer reviews.

Carolina Beach Inn - 2 motel near Carolina Beach. It features free self parking, flat-screen televisions, and microwaves. Guests love the beach and overall comfort.

Surfside Lodge Oceanfront - 2 hotel, 1-minute walk from Carolina Beach. Our travelers recommend its overall value. This hotel boasts 2 outdoor swimming pools, complimentary wireless Internet access, and free self parking.

Springhill Suites by Marriott Wilmington Mayfaire - 3 hotel near Wrightsville Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, buffet, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Guest reviews highlight the walkability and breakfast.

Dry Dock Vacation Club - 2 motel near Carolina Beach. It features 2 outdoor swimming pools, complimentary wireless Internet access, and televisions. Guests love the beach and pool.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carolina Beach - 2 hotel near Carolina Beach. Our travelers recommend its pool and shopping. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, daily, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Planning Your Trip to Wilmington

Curious about the best time to visit? These temperature and rainfall averages will give you an idea of the local weather.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 90°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 33°F
  • Driest months: April, November, February, and October, with an average rainfall of 3.40 inches
  • Rainiest months: September, July, August, and June, with an average rainfall of 6.87 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Wilmington

After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Wilmington has to offer. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Wrightsville Beach or Freeman Park. Discover the area's live music and gardens, and make time for local attractions like City Stage Theatre and Burgwin-Wright House. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Cape Fear Serpentarium or Children's Museum of Wilmington. Visitors also enjoy Wilmington for its:
  • Riverfront
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Getting Around Wilmington

If you're looking to fly to Wilmington, the closest major airport is in Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), located 3.1 mi (5 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

Frequently asked questions

What is Wilmington like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its beaches and historical sites, Wilmington offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Wilmington?
Front Street Inn is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options for your beach trip include Silver Gull Motel and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Carolina Beach Oceanfront. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach.
How many beach hotels will I find in Wilmington?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 119 hotels in Wilmington for your beachside break.
What's the weather like in Wilmington?
Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit. The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 78°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 48°F. Average annual rainfall for Wilmington is 58 inches.
What is there to see and do around Wilmington?
After arriving and checking into your hotel, you’ll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you can’t wait to check out the beaches, head to Freeman Park or Surf City Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Experience the area’s historical sites and live music, and make time for local attractions like Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Battleship North Carolina or Mayfaire Town Center.
What's the best way to get around Wilmington?
To get to Wilmington, you can fly into Wilmington Intl. Airport (ILM), the closest major airport, which is located 3.1 mi (5 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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