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Featured Motels in Wilmington

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 $84 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from University of North Carolina at Wilmington and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mayfaire Town Center and ...

3.6/5Good! (987 reviews)

"The outside of the buildings is a bit outdated but the interior of the rooms were modern, sleek and clean, exactly as shown in pictures , only a 30min drive to Kure beach and Carolina Beach"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington / University
AmeriVu Inn
2 out of 5
2828 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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The price is $71 per night

Located in the heart of Wilmington, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cape Fear Museum, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Wilmington Convention ...

3.1/5 (987 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2019

AmeriVu Inn
Moran Motel
2 out of 5
118 S Fort Fisher Blvd, Kure Beach, NC
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Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Kure Beach Pier and Carolina Beach. Carolina Beach Boardwalk and North Carolina Aquarium at ...

4/5Very Good! (297 reviews)

"Pros: room was very clean, and staff took good precautions due to the Covid, which I appreciated a lot. The motel is in a great location and the staff were super friendly. Cons: the pool was horrible. It was so dirty and hot that I was too scared to use it for fear of getting a deadly brain amoeba. ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Moran Motel
Carolina Beach Inn
2 out of 5
205 Harper Ave, Carolina Beach, NC
The price is $145 per night

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Carolina Beach and Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Kure Beach Pier is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

4.6/5Wonderful! (223 reviews)

"Such a cozy atmosphere. So accommodating. Very family style. Absolutely will stay again!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Carolina Beach Inn
Dry Dock Vacation Club
2 out of 5
300 S. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
The price is $88 per night

Situated near the beach, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Carolina Beach Boardwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Carolina Beach State Park and Carolina Beach Fishing ...

3.8/5Good! (400 reviews)

"The room was beautiful. Very clean. The people working there where so friendly and helpful. Look forward to going back."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dry Dock Vacation Club
SeaWitch Motel
2.5 out of 5
224 Carolina Beach Ave N, Carolina Beach, NC
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The price is $179 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Carolina Beach motel is within a 5-minute walk of Carolina Beach and Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Kure Beach Pier is 3.1 mi (5 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (314 reviews)

"Perfect Motel! Great Location! Friendly hospitable staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

SeaWitch Motel
Surf Suites
2.5 out of 5
711 S Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Located in South End, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wrightsville Beach, Johnnie Mercer's Pier, and Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. Mayfaire Town ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)

"We love Surf Suites. It's the only place we stay while visiting Wrightsville Beach!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Surf Suites
Super 8 by Wyndham Wilmington
2 out of 5
3604 Market St, Wilmington, NC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $64 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Cape Fear Museum and 2.5 mi (4 km) from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Bellamy Mansion ...

2.9/5 (486 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Wilmington
The Carolinian Inn
2 out of 5
2916 Market St, Wilmington, NC
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Situated in Wilmington, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cape Fear Museum, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Wilmington Convention Center. Bellamy ...

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

The Carolinian Inn
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington West - Medical Park
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington West - Medical Park
2.5 out of 5
839 Medical Center Drive, Wilmington, NC
The price is $85 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (123 reviews)

"This hotel was comfortable for what we needed as a family trying to stay somewhere clean and on a budget but staff during the night was very unprofessional. The location isn’t in the very best location but it was quiet and we were comfortable as the hotel was new. So overall I would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington West - Medical Park
Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Blockade Runner Beach Resort
3 out of 5
275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC
The price is $235 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"The rooms, restaurants and the beach are awesome, also has a nice back yard area for relaxing and playing. But the pool was small and below average."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites
Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites
3.5 out of 5
2700 N Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC
The price is $199 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (966 reviews)

"Location location location! The rooms are condo owned and need updating but very cozy and totally beachy, still love it. Shell Island resort is located at the end of Wrightsville beach where the inlet is so it is not crowded.This place has everything, it is beautiful, peaceful, excellent for long ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites
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Wilmington Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You can select from 10 inexpensive motels in Wilmington among more than 1007 lodging choices. These budget accommodations can help you save some cash compared to traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

Because you'll save on your room price, you can make the most of what Wilmington has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Wrightsville Beach, Mayfaire Town Center, and Carolina Beach.

Fun fact: Beginning in the early 1950s, eye-catching neon signs enticed road-weary travelers, and examples today can still be seen along historic U.S. Route 66. When you stay at a motel, you're likely to find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot.

Below are some of our customers' best-rated Wilmington motels to choose from:

Super 8 by Wyndham Wilmington

  • Stay within a quick 5-minute drive of University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour business center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Carolina Beach Inn

  • Free parking and coffee in the lobby are available during your stay, along with room amenities like pillowtop beds.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Carolina Beach Boardwalk and Carolina Beach.

SeaWitch Motel

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Carolina Beach and Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

Moran Motel

  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Carolina Beach and Carolina Beach Boardwalk.
  • Free WiFi, free parking, and a seasonal outdoor pool are available during your stay.

Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington / University

  • Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
  • Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

What to Do in Wilmington

Take time out to enjoy the popular beaches in this historical, walkable area while you're sightseeing. Those visiting Wilmington have good things to say about its aquarium, live music, and restaurants.

Here are some popular places:

  • Wrightsville Beach
  • Mayfaire Town Center
  • Carolina Beach

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Greenfield Lake Park and Gardens
  • Hugh Macrae Park
  • Halyburton Park

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park
  • Tregembo Animal Park

Best Time to Visit Wilmington

Determine the perfect time for your visit to Wilmington by checking these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 71° F and nighttime temperatures average 31° F
  • April-June: 90° F is the daytime average and 45° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 91° F and nighttime averages are around 58° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 80° F during the day and 32° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 57.83 inches in a year

How to Get to Wilmington and Around the Area

Wilmington Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.) Airport 3.1 mi (5 km)
Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis) Airport 45.5 mi (73.3 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Wilmington?
Because you’ll save on your room, you can make the most of what Wilmington has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Battleship North Carolina.
What is a motel?
At many motels, you’ll often find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. Beginning in the early 1950s, eye-catching neon signs enticed road-weary travelers, and today, examples of these can still be found along historic U.S. Route 66.
What are the best motels in Wilmington?
SeaWitch Motel: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Carolina Beach and Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Dry Dock Vacation Club: 2 outdoor pools and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Carolina Beach and Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Super 8 by Wyndham Wilmington: Enjoy access to the 24-hour business center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Stay within a quick 5-minute drive of University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Moran Motel: You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Pier. Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV. Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington / University: Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Wilmington?
While you’re exploring this walkable, historical area, take time to enjoy the top-notch restaurants. Visitors like Wilmington for its aquarium, live music, and beaches. Some popular places to visit include Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Battleship North Carolina. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Carolina Beach State Park, Hugh Macrae Park, and Airlie Gardens. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and Cape Fear Museum.
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.
How can I get around Wilmington?
Fly into Wilmington Intl. Airport (ILM), which is located 3.1 mi (5 km) away. You can also search for flights into Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ), which is 45.5 mi (73.3 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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