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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   160 Van Campen Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403
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Ranked #14 of 43 hotels in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here one night just before Hurricane Arthur ( we had been camping at Carolina Beach state park). The location is very convenient to UNCW. The staff was all very very nice and friendly - every one we passed in the hall, the lady handling the breakfast, front desk, etc. We always stay at Holiday inn suites, and this... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful "5 Star Review". We are so glad you stay with us, hope Arthur didn't ruining your camping trip completely. We hope to see you and ypur family for your future trips to Wilmington, NC! Best Wishes, Steve Janoski More

Jonesville, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean Rooms and very friendly and helpful staff ( Thanks Meagan ) Good breakfast ,as usual :-) The staff kept the breakfast items well stocked and were very quick to help you. Well greeted at check in and check out. Very professional and courteous with out that "fakeness" like "this is just my job" Just a few minutes from Wrightsville... More

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

Greetings, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay, we are driven to provide exceptional service to all our guests and its' nice to hear you noticed. I'm happy you mentioned Megan at the front desk as she is new to our team and already making an impact on our guests. Looking forward to your next visit... Steve More

RAMSEUR
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was nice and clean. The staff was very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. Very pleasurable stay. We utilizes most all the amenities the hotel had to offer and were not disappointed with any of them. The buffet breakfast was tasty and plentiful. Complimentary coffee, tea, and ice water are always available at the front desk area. This hotel has... More

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We believe that are people make all the difference. I'm pleased to hear that you had time to utilize all the amenities that the hotel had to offer, after all they are there for you. Looking forward to your next visit... Steve More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in town for my nephew's wedding. The stay was exceptional from check-in to check-out. The staff were caring, courteous professionals. The property was clean and the amenities plentiful. I traveled with my niece and her two young children (2 & 5 yrs). The staff were so helpful and accommodating, even when the kids' behavior was not the best. I... More

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay, traveling with small children is always an adventure. We understand that our people make all the difference. Steve More

North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were in Wilmington, NC for my great-nephews graduation. The main reason I chose this hotel was that I could use my Rewards Points. I booked 2 rooms, one with king bed and one with 2 queens. The beds were WONDERFUL. My parents said they slept great & so did the 3 people in my room. The hotel is located... More

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

Greetings, Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Great location, great service and great guests a winning combination.... Steve More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Let me say first above all things at this HIE was that the people were really nice. But kind of like Thelma Lou's cousin that went out with Gomer, it was about the same situation. Although it seems that many things have been done with the rooms interior-wise, the rooms still had a blocky, basic look that was not warm... More

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

Greetings, Thanks for the survey, as you mentioned it is the little things that matter... I have shared your comments with our Maintenance department and we have addressed these issues. As a guest you should never have to point out things to us we should take care of them before you ever see them. I will remain dedicated to the... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I stayed at Holiday Inn over a week ago for a short vacation with my husband. I had such a wonderful time and loved the amenities and breakfast there. Everything was awesome, including the staff, however; Anna who was supposedly one of the managers was so incredible rude. I cannot believe that someone would give her a position in customer... More

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

Greetings, Thank you for filling out a survey, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and I will speak to Anna to see what happened. I believe that everyone should be treated with respect as you were. My attention will be focused on making sure that happens. Steve More

Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. The beds were nto comfortable and the rooms AC was the old style that blew behind the curtains. 68 degrees was the comfort point. The room is poorly laid out for business travel with the desk and plugins close to and facing the window, The table is basically at the foot of... More

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

Greetings, Thank you for sharing your comments I am sorry you didn't enjoy the beds most of the comments we receive are positive however they are a little on the softer side than firm. I have shared your comments with the staff and we will use them to better the guest experience. We have just completed our million dollar renovation... More

Wilmington NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

There are a lot of Hotel choices in Wilmington, NC. I choose the Holiday Inn Express for several reasons. Most importantly, what separates this hotel from the others in a comparative price range is the staff. From the Regional Manager to the Housekeeping Staff, all personnel are well trained, professional people who ensure a pleasant experience for their guests. A... More

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review. We try to provide the best guest experience to all of our guests and it sounds as if you took full advantage of all we have to offer. Thanks again and looking forward to your next visit. More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Got a great deal online and reserved because of the excellent ratings. Very clean and friendly. About 30 mins from ocean but for the price we got it was well worth it. Indoor pool is a bit small but was perfect with our family because it was rarely occupied. Breakfast was great for free. 24/7 complimentary tea and coffee. Limited... More

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

Greetings, Thank you for sharing your comments with us I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Steve More

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Address: 160 Van Campen Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center 2.5*
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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#10 Romantic Hotel in Wilmington #13 Business Hotel in Wilmington #15 Family Hotel in Wilmington
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The Holiday Inn Express® & 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 150 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 
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