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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent one night here to break up a road trip, and we enjoyed our stay very much. It's only two blocks from the waterfront, shopping, and restaurants. Check-in was easy, and the staff were very accommodating for us. The grab and go breakfast items include coffee, soft drinks, juice, bottled water, breakfast bars, fruit, and large...

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Mohegan Lake, New York
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Just loved this place. Great location, great price. Clean, friendly, cozy and loved the themed rooms. Located right by front street by all the historical homes and a block from the inter coastal. Definitely come to this place!

mohegan lake ny
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was greeted by Pam and Mike at reception. Did not have a reservation but there were rooms. Mike showed us the room before we rented it. Both these folks were outstanding. Room was awesome. Fireplace rocked. Just old school charm. Will stay here again and again.

Thank Gregg K
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had a room on the second level. Actually a small apartment with full kitchen, Living room, bathroom and bedroom. The bed was shoehorned into the space but it worked out well. Queen size. Dated overall but great place to stay and staff. Would be rated a solid 3 plus on a one to five for hotel rating. Clean. Rocking chairs...

Thank Eric B
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here. The room was OK, although very old fashioned. We had a frog in our bedroom hopping about which freaked me out, especially as we were on the 1st floor! The breakfast consisted of coffee/juice/water, muffin/cookie. I suppose you could argue it was just something to snack and go.

Thank cay11
Egg Harbor Township
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I don't know where to start. The initial impression of the exterior is dismal, the hotel check-in "office" is the same, a small room with a clerk behind a small counter. We checked in because the city was hosting a huge Triathlon event for the weekend and no other hotel rooms were available. We had booked this room with 2...

Thank Sean M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My first visit to Wilmington and over-awed with the number of hotels available. We picked this one because of its "Name" and location! And IT IS on the very edge of the historical district; location-wise you won't be disappointed. Many, many places to eat and drink within a few yards walk. Its a beautiful area, and full of history. At...

Thank Richard C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Wilmingtonian is in a good location close to the boardwalk on the riverfront and the main street in town. There is free parking across the road from the hotel and you can leave your car and walk to bars and restaurants. The room we had was in the Cinema House and although a little dated it was clean and...

Thank 23betty
Youngsville, Louisiana
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Where do I begin? We stayed in the Charlie Chaplin suite as a weekend getaway for my gf's birthday and loved every minute of it. The rooms were quiet, clean and bright. It's more like a studio apartment complete with an efficiency kitchen and washer/dryer combo in the bathroom. The mattress is firm, which I prefer, and the sheets and...

Thank Spiff_the_Spaceman
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The only thing that let this down was the mattress, which must have been rather old as it was very soft in the middle. Otherwise, a friendly hotel, with good room facilities. The free coffee and soft drinks plus muffins in the morning were appreciated. God location for exploring Wilmington.

Thank Sail1960

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hotel is located in historic, downtown Wilmington surrounded by beautifully restored 19th-century homes and tree-lined neighborhoods, the meticulously renovated Wilmingtonian Inn extends an invitation to unwind, relax, and absorb the romantic ambiance of Cape Fear Country. ... more   less 

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Address: 101 S 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4401
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Price Range: €103 - €162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Wilmingtonian 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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#12 Romantic Hotel in Wilmington
#18 Business Hotel in Wilmington
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“Room 21! The Captains quarters.”
 of 5 bubbles 732greggk, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms can only be accessed by stairs in the Cinema House”
 of 5 bubbles 23betty, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We have only stayed in the Cinema house both terrace level front near road and 3rd floor very back all were great some have 2 double beds.”
 of 5 bubbles 134LisaL, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any room would be great”
 of 5 bubbles lmck50, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask to see some units.”
 of 5 bubbles RossNorthCarolina, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
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