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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 #16 of 43 hotels in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Raleigh, NC
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41 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at this hotel when my son visited UNCW. The location was excellent and good for the visit. The breakfast was good for a Holiday Inn Express. The room was comfortable and the bed was good. It was an average hotel but what I expected from a Holiday Inn Express.

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

Thank you Gregory M for the 3 Star Review. We are pleased to hear we meet all you Holiday Inn Express and Suites expectations. We do hope to see you during your future visits to UNCW. All the best, Steve Janoski General Manager More

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Desk staff friendly and helpful and the other staff we bumped into in corridors were smiling which is always a bonus. Usual facilities and exactly as expected. Room was clean. Location ok - 10 minutes by car from town centre and shops/food outlets nearby. Pool looked decent though we didn't have time to use it. Only small issue was the... More

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

Thank you SPoppy for the wonderful "4 Star Review"! We truly do love hearing from our valued guest. We sincerely apologize for the loud a/c we have addressed that for your futures stays with us! Hope to see you soon. Thank you and All the best, Steve Janoski General Manager More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The desk staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean, the bed & pillows were comfortable, and the breakfast was better than the typical buffet bar. The breakfast area was very nice with multiple types of seating. We found the location was excellent as it was only 10-15 minutes from downtown and the beach. My only complaint was that... More

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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 have addressed the concerns of the carpet. Hope to see you next time you travel to Wilmington NC. Thank you again, Steve Janoski General Manager More

Michigan
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Holiday Inn Express appears to be a rebadged larger hotel. It was clean and fairly updated. It has a large breakfast area that was constantly updated by a three person team, yay! There is a nice, large outdoor pool. This was a good stopping point on our travels. Wilmington, NC has a lot to offer. Check out the downtown... More

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

Thank you Casual Traveler for the 4 Star review! We strive for excellence and love hearing from our valued guest when we meet their expectations! Hope to see you again soon. Thank you again, Steve Janoski General Manager More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The front desk staff and the staff that serve breakfast were fantastic-- very customer focused and friendly. However, the room was dark and dingy and way less than expected for the price. Overall, a disappointment.

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

Thank you familytravelsrfun for the review. We truly appreciate your stay with us, we apologoze that we did not meet you standards for the room. Hope to see you in the future! Kindest Regards, Steve Janoski General Manager More

Davidson, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We liked this hotel a lot, as our first time staying at a hotel on vacation with our 4 month old baby. It's got comfy rooms, an awesome breakfast from 6-10 am, and a good size outdoor pool. It's near many things you would want to be near, like the beach, restaurants, attractions, but it's also tucked away off a... More

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

Thank you Amanda M! We are so glad to hear you loved your stay with us! We apologize for the inconvenience you encountered we will be addressing that issue right away. We hope to see you and your family again! More

Indian Trail, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 weeks in July 2014 and couldn't be happier with my stay. Literally everything the hotel could have done to make my stay the best, they did. From the moment I checked in, to the time I ran into housekeeping in the hallway or when I had a mechanical issue with my room or needed help... More

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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! Guest like you are the reason we love having a great hotel! Hope to see you in the future. All the best, Steve Janoski General Manager More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean hotel and decent breakfast. However, if you value your sleep this May not be the best place for you. I was kept up with my eight year old by kids running up and down the stairwell at 10:30 at night. I tried to call front desk several times, NO ANSWER! Next morning around 7:45 woken up my lawn mowers,... More

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

Thank you for the 3 Star Review! We do apologize for the inconvenience you encountered during your stay with us. We take our guest feedback very seriously, and will be addressing the concerns. We do hope to see you in the future. Thank you again, Steve Janoski General Manager More

Charlotte, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Came on an overnight business trip. The hotel is close to the highway. COSTCO, Sam's Club, Walmart are all in close proximity if looking to do some quick shopping. Also free breakfast. Plenty of restaurants are all accessible via S College (Outback, Chili's, Wendy's).Spacious room with 2 Queen sized beds, desk, fridge and microwave. Even the bathroom was larger than... 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 the great review, we are centrally located and have an awesome staff committed to serving are guests and that’s what it's all about for the travelers. 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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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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