We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Wilmingtonian

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Wilmingtonian
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for The Wilmingtonian
See the most recent reviews
Showing 205: English reviews
Mt airy
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

I booked this hotel way in advance. I called about a month before our reservation to inform them it was for my 20th anniversary. I wanted to have a romantic room. The lady told me she would give us the Maritime House Captains Quarters. When we arrived we were given a room in the cinema house. I told the gentleman...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Bjjctrips
erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

Once again, we apologize for the mistake. It was a simple case of human error. We hope that the larger room and the discounted rate helped to offset some of the disappointment.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is an amazing place. First of the team at the Front Desk so nice and welcoming, Housekeeping staff was great and very nice as well. My daughter and I were in town over night to see a show and meet up with some friends and we had an amazing time. Room was very clean and comfortable we were in...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank James C
erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you had a pleasant stay at our inn. Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed in the Lighthouse Suite July 2014. Room was clean and comfortable. Bed was comfortable, shower had good water pressure, and there was a nice sitting area that included a small dining table and kitchenette with microwave, sink and mini-fridge, Balcony with rocking chairs overlooking a well-kept garden area that was in full bloom and would have been much...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Jeff and Pam J
erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Sorry to hear that the weather didn't cooperate. Might I suggest another visit in October when the weather is absolutely gorgeous...? Again, thank you and we hope to see you again very soon.

Statesville, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 August 2014

we stayed here because our hotel of choice was booked. The Charleston suite was recommended and we were elated at its spaciousness, cute kitchen, nice bedroom and bathroom and the fact that there was a tv in both the bedroom and livingroom...with dish network. we enjoyed the balcony and looking down at the courtyard. the interior was clean and comfortable...the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Kay P
erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We apologize for the state of the roof and the courtyard area. During the time of your stay we were having an issue with one of the roofs. The repair of which affected the state of the courtyard as well. The problem has since been remedied. We hope to see you again soon!

Soperton, Georgia
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Cute property on the outside and in good downtown location. Suite bedroom is roomy. Okay. That is the positives. Bed was so hard I slept on the couch all night, Bed post was broken off and I made a point of telling them at checkin. It had to be seen by maid as it was leaning at an angle very...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Loopylue
erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Again let me apologize, we definitely dropped the ball here. Please know that we took immediate action to rectify these issues. Our housekeeping staff was informed of the items in the bathroom and received additional training including checking power outlets to make sure that only lamps are plugged into outlets that are controlled by light...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I stayed here this past weekend for a wedding and I thought it was adorable. It is an older hotel, but my room was very clean and cozy and I loved the location! It was nice that the office had beverages and snacks available. The front office staff was very nice! There was a gentleman working the night shift and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ChelsWCU1224
erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again very soon.

Franklin, Virginia
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Stayed here for a weekend getaway and was very pleased with everything from the location, hotel atmosphere, great customer service, cleanliness and decorations in the room. We stayed in the Captains Quarters room, it even has an electric fireplace! Overall I was very impressed with this place and would stay here again.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Laura23851
erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

Ah, the Captain's Quarters... so quaint and cozy. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

Jacksonville, North Carolina
Reviewed 31 May 2014

It was a pleasure staying. Checking in, they didn't just point where to go, they walked out to make sure we knew where. Rooms are overlooking a courtyard, not a parking lot. Clean room, everything worked, walking distance to about anything. We enjoyed our stay and next time we are that way, we will book again.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Don W
erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We love to go the extra mile whenever we can. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip.

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed in the Dram Tree House this past Spring for three nights with our one-year-old and large dog. The room was extremely spacious with a separate bedroom perfect when we had to put out young son to bed, and a front porch perfect to relax in the evening while he was in bed. Because we were there three nights...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank JJfromMD
erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

Thank you! We love that our guests can have their pets while staying with us and the Dram Tree house is 100% pet friendly! We look forward to seeing you again.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Not only was our room clean and AC cold, but the staff was very friendly and helpful. We were attending a wedding but no children were allowed. We took turns hanging out with our kids in the room and when it came time for food, not many places delivered. When calling the front desk, they offered to go pick up...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank JoelCocker
erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

It was no problem at all and we were happy to help. We're so glad to hear that you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon.

76 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (75)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (27)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Wilmington hotels
0.6 km away
Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Hilton Wilmington Riverside
#18 of 45 in Wilmington
1,256 reviews
0.9 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Coastline Inn
0.5 km away
Courtyard Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Riverview Suites
Riverview Suites
#27 of 45 in Wilmington
139 reviews
10.6 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington/Mayfaire
11.2 km away
SpringHill Suites Wilmington Mayfaire
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about The Wilmingtonian

Address: 101 S 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4401
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Price Range: €102 - €190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Wilmingtonian 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your The Wilmingtonian reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Wilmingtonian Hotel Wilmington
Wilmingtonian Hotel Wilmington
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Wilmington
#18 Business Hotel in Wilmington
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Wilmingtonian staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Poughkeepsie, New York
8 months ago
West Union, West Virginia
11 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Wilmingtonian staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for an end unit for more windows.”
 of 5 bubbles GoWolfpack, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If possible choose a room overlooking the courtyard and away from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles LJinSC, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
5 of 5