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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
Holiday Inn Express Leland - Wilmington Area
2.5 out of 5
1020 Grandiflora Drive, Leland, NC
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The price is $123 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (467 reviews)

"It was pleasant staff, they had a variety of food for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Leland - Wilmington Area
Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
3 out of 5
229 North 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $139 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (491 reviews)

"I did not like the parking. Its not safe to have to park in deck or on street and walk"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
2.5 out of 5
1989 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $118 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (868 reviews)
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
Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach
3 out of 5
100 Charlotte Ave, Carolina Beach, NC
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The price is $265 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (943 reviews)

"Love the convenience of everything and right on the beach. Covid was no problem."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach
Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach
3 out of 5
151 Van Campen Blvd, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $113 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (529 reviews)

"The property was well kept. Due to Covid our room was not cleaned during out stay but they provided fresh linens and towels so I cleaned myself. They also had a laundry room. I was happy with our stay. Do wish they had continental breakfast for the price"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach
Dry Dock Vacation Club
2 out of 5
300 S. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
The price is $114 per night
3.8/5Good! (394 reviews)

"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
2 out of 5
907 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
The price is $152 per night
3.8/5Good! (908 reviews)

"Staff was great! They couldn’t clean the room daily due to Covid, but they offered us any supply’s we needed."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carolina Beach
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
5102 Dunlea Ct, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $76 per night
3.8/5Good! (999 reviews)

"Great place to stay. Staff was polite and friendly. Sad the pool wasn't open but under the circumstances we understood. Definitely recommend taking a place here."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Quality Inn
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Wilmington, NC
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)

"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
Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington / University
2 out of 5
5040 Market Street, US 17 & US 74, Wilmington, NC
The price is $98 per night
3.6/5Good! (992 reviews)

"Impress with the interior of the rooms very nice and remodeled.."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington / University
Extended Stay America Wilmington - New Centre Dr
2.5 out of 5
4929 New Centre Dr, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $76 per night
3.2/5 (904 reviews)

"My fiancee son and i had a wonderful time the facility had a small stove, mivrowave, fridge, and had wheelchair accessible rooms with an elevator"…"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Extended Stay America Wilmington - New Centre Dr
AmeriVu Inn
2 out of 5
2828 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $65 per night
3.1/5 (992 reviews)

"Nice people and lots of stuff to do nearby on the main road."…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2019

AmeriVu Inn
Super 8 by Wyndham Wilmington
2 out of 5
3604 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $68 per night
2.9/5 (484 reviews)

"Everything I needed to be able to comfortably spend the night, was there"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Wilmington
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Wilmington
2 out of 5
3901 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $72 per night
2.8/5 (979 reviews)

"It was fine, the room was freshly remodeled with tile and paint"…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Wilmington
Red Roof Inn Wilmington, NC
2 out of 5
5107 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $81 per night
2.6/5 (885 reviews)

"What we were looking for was a cheap place to sleep... nothing special, no bells and whistles but it definitely did the trick. We did not plan on spending additional time at the Inn beyond the essential sleep and shower. Overall, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable enough. We did run into ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Red Roof Inn Wilmington, NC
Rodeway Inn & Suites Wilmington North
2 out of 5
5025 Market Street, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $59 per night
2.5/5 (429 reviews)

"The rooms were cute. Had a fridge and a microwave. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Clean rooms. The only issues were locating the outlets which blended in with the baseboards, and the hairdryer in our room didn't work, we also didn't have a phone in our room, which isn't a huge deal, I ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Rodeway Inn & Suites Wilmington North
The Carolinian Inn
2 out of 5
2916 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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2.2/5 (129 reviews)
Will never stay here

"Reservations were made but when we arrived the hotel did not have a room and told us we had to leave the parking lot. When we contacted Hotels.com they tried to help but the staff refused to answer the phone. This was our treatment as first responders for Hurricane Florence."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

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Cheap Hotels in Wilmington

Wilmington has cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like City Stage Theatre, Burgwin-Wright House, and Cape Fear Serpentarium.

If you're searching for low-cost places to stay in Wilmington, you can book your choice of the 38 budget accommodations in the area. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have earned good reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington / University - 2-star motel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its quiet guestrooms and good location.

AmeriStay Wilmington - 2.5-star hotel. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Wingate by Wyndham - Wilmington - At this 2.5-star hotel, you can take advantage of free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the overall condition and spacious rooms.

Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its helpful staff and comfortable beds.

The Carolinian Inn - Customers like this 2-star motel for its helpful staff. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Wilmington

Haven't settled on travel dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can maximize your time.

  • 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
  • Rainiest months: September, July, August, and June, with an average rainfall of 6.87 inches
  • Driest months: April, November, February, and October, with an average rainfall of 3.40 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Wilmington

Wilmington attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then fill your itinerary with sights that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the local culture at City Stage Theatre and Children's Museum of Wilmington, or visit other spots like Latimer House.

Travelers also like Wilmington for its:
  • Beaches
  • Riverfront
  • Live music
  • Gardens

Getting Around Wilmington

The closest airport is in Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), 3.1 mi (5 km) away from the city center. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 45.5 mi (73.3 km) away in Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis). Wilmington may not have many public transit options to choose from so a rental car could be an economical alternative to see more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Wilmington like for travelers on a budget?
Wilmington has a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, this destination is home to Carolina Beach State Park and Hugh Macrae Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Wilmington?
Based on reviews, The Carolinian Inn is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Super 8 by Wyndham Wilmington and Red Roof Inn Wilmington, NC.
How many cheap hotels will I be able to find in Wilmington?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 38 budget hotels in Wilmington.
What's the seasonal weather like in Wilmington?
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 in Wilmington?
Wilmington attracts visitors with its historic landmarks and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Enjoy the outdoors at Carolina Beach State Park and Hugh Macrae Park, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Mayfaire Town Center.
What's the best way to get around Wilmington?
The closest airport is Wilmington Intl. Airport (ILM), situated 3.1 mi (5 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ), which is 45.5 mi (73.3 km) away. Wilmington might not have very many public transit choices so a car rental could be an economical alternative to explore more of the area.

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