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Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $135 per night
0.28 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,211 reviews)
Comfortable and clean

"I really enjoyed my stay. The room was clean and the view was great! Only downsides: no refrigerator and the adjoining room door was right next to one of the beds and the people next door kept my friend awake."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Best Western Plus Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
2.5 out of 5
5345 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $97 per night
4.45 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"Check in was easy and quick. The lady that checked us in was very nice. The cleaning staff were very nice. They spoke and made you feel welcome."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Best Western Plus Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
Best Western Plus Coastline Inn
2.5 out of 5
503 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $119 per night
0.41 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (877 reviews)

"Wonderful location downtown with river views and great facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Best Western Plus Coastline Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington / University
2 out of 5
5040 Market Street, US 17 & US 74, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $94 per night
3.88 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Everyone I dealt with that worked there was very nice and courteous."…"

Reviewed on May 10, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington / University
WoodSpring Suites Wilmington
2.5 out of 5
2657 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $80 per night
3.29 mi from city center
2.7/5 (264 reviews)

"The staff were great. Found it weird there wasn’t room service until we were leaving but otherwise great place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

WoodSpring Suites Wilmington
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
4.04 mi from city center
3.2/5 (890 reviews)

"I enjoy Ms. Shea(sp?) and her welcoming attitude. She is excellent as a staff member and she goes above and beyond when it comes to guest relations. The facility itself is clean for a hotel of its size and type. The other guests can be hit or miss. And while that may not seem important, I was in ..."…"

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Extended Stay America Wilmington - New Centre Dr
Baymont by Wyndham Wilmington
2.5 out of 5
4926 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $59 per night
3.71 mi from city center
2.8/5 (760 reviews)

"Great hotel, great location. Very comfortable beds, but the air wouldn’t work right."…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Wilmington
Hampton Inn by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
2.5 out of 5
225 Grace St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $119 per night
0.29 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (346 reviews)

"Great place to stay very clean, and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Hampton Inn by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
Springhill Suites by Marriott Wilmington Mayfaire
3 out of 5
1014 Ashes Dr, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $111 per night
7.02 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (800 reviews)

"Very clean, courteous and comfortable! Coffee bar/bar, pool was great for the kids. It was only 4 floors so it was supper quick to get to the pool or go to the car if needed. Definitely recommended!! Amy at the front desk was super helpful! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Springhill Suites by Marriott Wilmington Mayfaire
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Wilmington
2.5 out of 5
307 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $129 per night
5.05 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)

"They were very gracious about my late check out because of a late flught"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Wilmington
Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
3.5 out of 5
9 Estell Lee Place, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $153 per night
0.52 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (560 reviews)

"This property was conveniently located to downtown as well as only 22 minutes to carolina beach without staying in the hustle and bustle of beach traffic. Due to the pandemic we were unable to get the full experience in this hotel but they did well to accomodate."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
2.5 out of 5
305 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $114 per night
4.97 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (569 reviews)

"A plus to pet friendly hotel however the price for pet was $100. A little steep for me...."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
3 out of 5
229 North 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $144 per night
0.25 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (483 reviews)

"The walls are too thin. A guest next door was having a conversation on speaker phone. I could hear every word of the conversation clearly as if they were in the room with me."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
Hampton Inn Wilmington Medical Park
2.5 out of 5
2320 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $114 per night
2.85 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (674 reviews)

"Everything was great except the fire alarm went off multiple times in the middle of the night during both nights for no apparent reason"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Hampton Inn Wilmington Medical Park
Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
2.5 out of 5
1989 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $139 per night
7.4 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (856 reviews)

"It was a small hotel. Staff was awesome and very nice."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

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Where to stay in Wilmington

Find the best Wilmington areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Wilmington

Visiting Wilmington

History buffs will enjoy exploring Wilmington, and visitors give high marks for the beaches and top-notch restaurants. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its live music and aquarium. Top sights in the city include Wrightsville Beach, Mayfaire Town Center, and Carolina Beach.

  • There are 384 hotels and other accommodations in Wilmington
  • The closest major airport is in Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), 3.1 mi (5 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis), 45.5 mi (73.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Wilmington

Well-known for its live music scene, the city's cultural venues include Battleship North Carolina, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and Children's Museum of Wilmington. Attractions like North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach Fishing Pier, and Kure Beach Pier.

In Wilmington, you'll be able to select from 384 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect vacation. Below are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Front Street Inn - Guests who stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast in Wilmington Historic District can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • ARRIVE Wilmington - Our customers like the overall value and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 3-star hotel in Wilmington Historic District can enjoy access to a restaurant and a bar, along with free WiFi.
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott Wilmington Mayfaire - This 3-star hotel in Landfall features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its bar and comfortable, quiet rooms.

Other favorite sights in Wilmington include Wrightsville Beach, Mayfaire Town Center, and Carolina Beach. A top sight outside the city is Holden Beach, 30.7 mi/49.3 km from the city center.

Dressing for Wilmington

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 71°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 31°F
  • From April to June, the average is 90°F during the day and 45°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 91°F during the day and 58°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 80°F as the daytime average and 32°F as the nighttime average
  • Wilmington gets about 57.83 inches of rain per year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 90°F, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 33°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Wilmington?
ARRIVE Wilmington is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It is located a short 13-minute walk from Wilmington Convention Center. Reviews from our site also recommend Springhill Suites by Marriott Wilmington Mayfaire and Graystone Inn as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Wilmington, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals available in Wilmington.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Wilmington?
For more details about updating your trip to Wilmington or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
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 good choices to stay on the cheap include Super 8 by Wyndham Wilmington and Red Roof Inn Wilmington, NC.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Downtown Wilmington?
With 29 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Front Street Inn is the highest ranked property in Downtown Wilmington. This 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 14-minute walk from Wilmington Convention Center. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Graystone Inn and Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront.
What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to Wilmington?
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Wilmington, NC is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and free parking. Other good choices to stay with the kids include Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr and Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites. Attractions like North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Wilmington?
Best Western Plus Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center for its human guests. Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington / University is another good option if you’re bringing your pet along.
Where is the best place to stay near University of North Carolina at Wilmington?
Staybridge Suites Wilmington E is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Another good choice is Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, located just 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.
What about the best place to stay close to Wrightsville Beach?
One of the top choices for your stay is Silver Gull Motel, located next to Wrightsville Beach, and this hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Blockade Runner Beach Resort and Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach are other good choices nearby.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Wilmington?
ARRIVE Wilmington is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your beach trip include Silver Gull Motel and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Carolina Beach Oceanfront. Head to Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Wilmington?
Quality Inn is a favorite hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish stay, and features an outdoor pool and free breakfast. If you want to stay at a boutique hotel, you can also take a look at Blockade Runner Beach Resort.
What's the best hotel for a golf vacation in Wilmington?
Beau Rivage Golf & Resort is a top 3-star resort that has a golf course and features a restaurant. Another good option is Americas Best Inn Wilmington if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. Visit Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest, or Castle Bay Country Club to perfect your golf swing.

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