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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 #9 of 43 hotels in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a family with friends "research trip". We are new to North Carolina, so going and explore the beach before the summer was a must. The hotel is very clean and updated. The breakfast was super good even though we had a power outage for 3 hours due to an accident in the area the personnel was very accommodating... More

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

Thank you for your kind words, we take hospitality seriously and we are pleased when guests like you notice. We are looking forward to having you again soon. Steve More

New Bern, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great hotel! The staff is welcoming and very helpful and useful during check-in/out. The rooms were super quiet as well. Great working space and sitting space without being too huge. There are restaurants nearby. Getting into the parking lot can be interesting once you go venture out but it's a great place to stay.

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

Greetings, Thanks for taking the time to complete a survey. We love taking care of our guests and we are pleased when it shows. Steve More

Stow, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed in 6 different hotels over 7 nights on our trip. By far, this was the nicest one - not even close. The staff was friendly and helpful at every turn. The room was large and comfortable and immaculate. The breakfast was awesome! They had scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, addictively sinful moist and delicious cinnamon rolls and a great... More

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

Greetings, I have shared your comments with our staff and wish to thank you for your positive view of our hotel. We believe that it takes great people to take care of great guests. Looking forward to serving you again in the future. Steve More

Maryland
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My sister, brother-in-law and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center on our way down to Florida for vacation. We left Maryland ahead of dire predictions for bad weather and drove down to Wilmington as fast as we could. The weather did, indeed, catch up with us. We were able to meet with 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 your kind words. We work very hard to make a difference in everyones stay. People are our greatest asset, both the guests and employees. Steve More

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
40 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I needed a place to rest for the night with enough room for me to park my 18-wheeler and decided to get a room at what turned out to be a wonderful hotel! When I checked in, I was welcomed by a very nice young lady at the counter. They may only have one washer and dryer but they did... More

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WilmingtonNC1, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Dear TXAgitator, Wow! Thank you for the great compliment! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found everyone to be helpful and courteous. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing and for passing on the tip to other travelers. I look forward to welcoming you back to Wilmington... More

Burlington, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is my third stay at this hotel. The rooms have always been clean and the beds are comfortable. My only complaint from my recent trice is when I walked in the entrance doors at the elevator, I immediately noticed a strong unpleasant odor. The area around the elevators also stunk. This was not a one time thing, every time... More

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WilmingtonNC1, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Dear Susan40509, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We love having our repeat guests tell us what they think. We hope you continue staying with us during your visits to Wilmington. Thank you for your suggestion for the automatic air freshener, we have forwarded it to our management company for consideration. During... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Great experience. Had two adjoining rooms one of which was handicap accessible because my wife is in a wheel chair. This was the best handicap room that we have stayed in that met our needs from the bathroom having enough room to manuever the hoyer lift to the bed not being boxed out so we could get the lift under... More

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WilmingtonNC1, Assistant General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Dear Matt F, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you and your wife found the handicap room fit all your needs. I will be sure to let our breakfast attendants, front desk, and housekeeping know that your family thought they were great. Thank... More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I have stayed at this Holiday Inn Express & Suites for several years now while conducting business in the greater Wilmington area. Over this time I have had no problems and have always been treated extremely well as a Platinum member . The recent renovations have been very nice and the planned renovations for the lobby and breakfast area will... More

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WilmingtonNC1, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Dear Jerry M, Thank you for taking the time to tell us how your stays have been. I'm glad to hear that you are as excited about our lobby renovation as we are. We expect everything to be completed by the end of this year. I will look into who was working during your last stay and will relay your... More

Durham, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My boyfriend and i checked in this hotel yesterday afternoon. I opened the refrigerator and it was not cold. It was turned to "max" , so I called for someone to check it. The fellow checked it and set it right for us. He said that the maids will turn off the refrigerators when the room is not occupied....this is... More

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WilmingtonNC1, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Dear Wendy W, First off I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review of this past weekend's stay with us. Secondly, I would like to apologize that this stay was anything less than satisfactory. We strive to make every guest's stay memorable and we failed to do that with you. The refrigerator, plunger and... More

Raleigh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Everything was great. The room was recently renovated, clean and quiet. The hotel began breakfast service at 3:30 AM to acccommodate 1/2 marathon race participants. The staff greeted us that morning with smiles and a full breakfast bar. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. I would definitely stay there again.

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WilmingtonNC1, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Dear Amanda J, Thank you for letting us know how your stay was for the half marathon. I'm glad to hear you found our staff accommodating and you enjoyed our renovated look. We try our best to make race day as easy as possible for the participants. We hope to see you again next time your in Wilmington. Regards, Steven... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express And Suites
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Wilmington
Holiday Inn Express Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Wilmington
Holiday Inn Wilmington
Wilmington Holiday Inn
Address: 160 Van Campen Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
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:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Wilmington
#12 Family Hotel in Wilmington
#12 Business Hotel in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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