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Suburban Studios of Wilmington - Wilmington - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District - Wilmington - Lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Free Wi-Fi
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Sleep Inn
7.3 Good
Free Wi-Fi
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Angie's B&B
9.3 Wonderful
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Top tips for finding Wilmington hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Wilmington, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Wilmington in January and November.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Wilmington if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 27 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Wilmington accommodation.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Wilmington for 2 days.
  • In the Greater Wilmington community, you’ll find a number of hotels overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Stay in the beach town of Carolina where there is a Courtyard Marriott and Hampton Inn with views of the water. Wrightsville Beach is also home to several waterfront resorts including Shell Island and Blockade Runner Beach Resort.
  • Wilmington Airport is the closest airport to the city of Wilmington. It is serviced by American, United and Delta Airlines. Only 10 minutes away from the heart of downtown and less than 15 minutes from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, it is a full-service airport with rental cars, restaurants, complementary wi-fi and added amenities such as a pet area and outside putting green. Hotels near the Wilmington Airport include Howard Johnson Express, Red Carpet Inn and Embassy Suites Riverfront.
  • When staying in the historic district or downtown area of Wilmington, you can relax at the end of the day with a walk along the Cape Fear River. It extends 1.75 miles and offers access to a public park with a fountain and lots of seating. The Riverwalk community is also home to several coffee shops, restaurants, quaint shops and hotels such as Hotel Riverwalk, Hotel Ballast and Best Western Plus.
  • Wilmington has a lively art scene. It is home to several art galleries and museums. Every Friday, its Art Council also hosts an art fair and show on Front Street. If you want to spend your vacation or getaway viewing art exhibitions, you’ll want to stay near Front Street at the award-winning Front Street Inn or the Wilmingtonian, an all-suite hotel.
  • If you’re interested in history and culture, you can visit the Bellamy Mansion Museum and Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. You’ll also find a number of quaint inns and historical hotels in Wilmington. This includes Stemmerman’s Inn, Front Street Inn and Graystone Inn.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Wilmington

  • Do any hotels in Wilmington provide transportation?

    There is a free trolley for transport around downtown Wilmington. The trolley stops at many locations in the downtown district including the Firehouse at 5th Street, Pier 33 Entertainment Venue and Convention Center. You can also find a few hotels in Wilmington with their own shuttles such as the Holiday Inn at Wrightsville Beach and the Holiday Inn on Market Street.

  • What hotels in Wilmington, NC are near the university?

    Staying near the university can be very convenient. There are lots of restaurants and stores nearby including a yogurt shop, pizza shop, bistro restaurant and TJ Maxx Store. Some hotels close to the University of North Carolina Wilmington include a Homewood Suites, Fairfield Inn and Hampton Inn.

  • Are there any four-star hotels in Wilmington?

    Celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary with an overnight or weekend stay at a four-star hotel. Four-star hotels offer luxurious amenities like great smelling toiletries, swimming pools, bars and cozy bedding. Some four-star hotels in Wilmington include the Hotel Ballast and the Graystone Inn.

  • What are some budget-friendly hotels in Wilmington?

    Many of the most economical hotels in Wilmington are within a couple of miles of New Hanover County Airport. The Rodeway Inn & Suites on Market Street has family size rooms and offers great amenities like a pool, fitness room and business center. There is also a budget-friendly Quality Inn and Howard Johnson nearby.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Wilmington?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Wilmington districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Wilmington city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Wilmington hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Wilmington that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Suburban Studios of Wilmington, Red Roof Inn Wilmington, NC and Staybridge Suites Wilmington East.

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