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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

What an incredible disappointment. We first started coming here six years ago and were very pleased. Despite the renovations, the hotel is not handling moisture in their bathrooms adequately. Unfortunately, I did not see the mold in the corner on the ceiling until after having spent a rather uncomfortable night there. While they did discount the rate after I complained,... More 

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Thank hjabrams27516
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Dear hjabrams27516, Thank you very much for writing a review about our hotel. We really appreciate that feedback you have given us as we are always looking for ways we can improve. We take great pride in having a clean hotel and are committed to providing our guests with the highest quality services. I am really disappointed to hear about... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2014

I will start with the pros. The check-in staff and the breakfast staff were amazing. They were extremely friendly and very welcoming. As I was leaving out I wanted a little extra orange juice and the man that worked the breakfast area turned the juice machine back on for me. I thought that was an extremely nice gesture. What I... More 

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Thank temps85
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Dear temps85, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to read your kind words regarding our check in staff and breakfast staff. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are sorry for the difficulties you experienced with the internet service and apologize for the issues with the shower. We... More 

North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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136 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

First off, the staff is very nice, the breakfast is good, and the hotel is in a good location. We stay at a lot of Holiday Inn properties and something is wrong here. I read other reviews of this location and the management response is that they have corrected or addressed the issues and yet I encounter the same issues... More 

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SJanoski, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Thank you geoadventurer for the review. We apologize for the subpar experience you had during your stay with us. I can assure you the cleanliness is a top priority for us. We have take extensive measures to ensure that this will no longer be an issue. We do hope to see you for your future trips to Wilmington. All the... More 

Montross, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Our stay was only for two nights but they were great. The hotel staff was very helpful, friendly and efficient. The breakfast area was very clean and well appointed. Breakfast foods were plentiful and a good variety. This was our first visit to Wilmington and for sure not our last. The HI Express location is ideal for easy drives to... More 

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Thank Conley P
SJanoski, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We love hearing from our valued guest. We are so glad to know we exceeded your expectations during your stay. We hope to see you again for all of your trips to Wilmington NC. All the best, Steve Janoski More 

north carolina
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We have stayed several times in the last 6 months, The staff has always been friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The breakfast in the mornings is a hit or a miss depending on what is being served. Over all this has been a great place for us to stay at.

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Thank daytona39
SJanoski, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Thank you daytona39 for the great review!! It is our goal to meet all of you guest expectations! We are so glad to know you enjoy stayong with us for your trips to Wilmington! We hope to you again real soon. All the best, Steve Janoski General Manager More 

Asheboro, North Carolina
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129 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We visited this hotel in late July and always stay here while in Wilmington area. It is a great hotel with great accommodations, good complimentary breakfast with lots of great variety of foods to enjoy, and great location--close to college, businesses, main highways and beaches. The staff is superb, especially the breakfast bar crew--thanks Rhonda!

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Thank barzdiprocky
SJanoski, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Thank you barzdiprocky for the 4 Star Review!! We strive to meet all of our valued guests expectations but we truly love hearing when our staff makes a difference! On behalf of myself and all the staff we hope to see you during all your future trips to Wilmington NC. Thank you again! Steve Janoski General Manager More 

Clayton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

There for holiday weekend getaway. Walked in and immediately saw crumbs on the couch. Pulled back covers and saw a blonde hair. Both phones were so dirty, it turned my wet wipe brown when I cleaned them, ugh! Ceiling had large area of chipped paint near vent. Bathroom floor was obviously mopped with sour smelling mop. Housekeeping really needs to... More 

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SJanoski, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Thank you 2014pepper for your feedback we love all feedback from all of our valued guests! We appreciate you bringing the sub par cleanliness you encountered during your stay with us. We do hope to see you again in hopes to exceed your expectations for the future. Thank you again, and all the best, Steve Janoski General Manager More 

San Diego, California
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102 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for 1 night on a trip to the beaches. Location was not far from The beaches and downtown Wilmington area. We were easily able to go where we needed in a short car ride. The room was clean and breakfast was good. My only minor complaint was the pool. The water was a little cloudy,... More 

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Thank alison f
SJanoski, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Thank you Alison f , for the review. We apologize for the cloudy pool, we most definitely taken care of that mishap on our part. We hope to see you in the future for all your trips to the area! Thank you again, Stave Janoski General Manager More 

San Jose, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Had our family reunion at the Holday Inn Express in Wilmington, NC. The staff was fabulous from reserving a block of rooms to accommodating us when our meet and greet was rained out! They really went out of their way to help us have a very successful event. Thank you again HIE you rock!

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Thank ZAMJ
SJanoski, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Thank you ZAMJ for the great review!! We are so pleased to hear we helped make your family reunion a success! We hope to see you and your family in the future! All the best, Steve Janoski General Manager More 

Orlando, United States
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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2014

First of all I was surprised how expensive Hotels are in Wilmington. This one is ok. it was clean. Beds are comfy. WiFi was poor!! Staff were friendly. Breakfast is horrible. We ended up going out for breakfast after the 1st morning. It is very convenient with lots of parking. We had a UHaul trailer and was able to park... More 

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Thank Jan E
SJanoski, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We sincerely apologize our Smart Start breakfast did not meet you expectations. We strive to meet all of our valued guests standards. We hope to see you again next time you visit Wilmington. Thank you again, Steve Janoski General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express(R) & Suites Wilmington - University Center offers an ideal location in mid-town Wilmington. Our hotel is less than one mile from the campus of UNC-W. We have great amenities, such as an outdoor pool, complimentary Wi-Fi access and hot breakfast. Corporate guests soon find out why we're one of the best hotels in Wilmington, NC for business travelers, as we offer business work stations with printing capabilities, as well as access to copy and fax services. We have more than 1,600 sq ft of flexible meeting space that will handle groups of up to 80 people. In addition, companies such as General Electric, Corning, Verizon Wireless and PPD are all close to our location. Our hotel is a great place for leisure travelers, too! We're close to the USS North Carolina Battleship and Children's Museum of Wilmington. Families can visit the Cape Fear Museum or explore historic downtown. We're also near Mayfaire Town Center, and some of North Carolina's most beautiful beaches are just seven miles away. While you stay with us, our staff will make sure that you enjoy every aspect of your stay. We serve a complimentary hot breakfast every morning, featuring our signature cinnamon rolls and more. Reserve a room with us today, and you'll see why our guests return year after year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center

Address: 160 Van Campen Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403-1621
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Price Range: €78 - €136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Wilmington
Holiday Inn Express And Suites
Holiday Inn Express Wilmington
Holiday Inn Wilmington
Wilmington Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Wilmington
#17 Family Hotel in Wilmington
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