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Hilton Wilmington Riverside

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   301 North Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Centreville, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family stayed at this hotel as a midpoint between two vacation stops. I expected a Hilton to be pretty nice, especially as this one is riverside in Wilmington. But, I was shocked at the outdated property that was badly in need of upgrades and repair. Additionally, it did not meet my expectations for cleanliness. The river view and walking... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location in Wilmington with great views of the river. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Easy to walk to walk through downtown Wilmington. Room service was average. Room was clean and comfortable, but the hallways smelled a bit musty and could use some updating. On the first night, the valet left a window open in my car, and there... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff was nice and accommodating the rooms are good as long as you have a river view, we did. Restaurant on site is Ruth Chris so that will let you know the style and class of the location. Very well located for downtown action and restaurants. Price wise very good.

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Mint Hill, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice place to stay.The rooms were very clean and well stocked. My room had a gorgeous view of the river and the boats passing by. The lobby was very huge and comfortable. The restaurants have very good food. Nice pool and boardwalk in front of the river.

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Greensboro
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117 reviews 117 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is very average even by Hilton standards. No hotel lounge/bar area, (Ruth's Chris has taken over just off lobby), staff is very indifferent, rooms are basic and need some TLC, views are great and location for exploring downtown terrific. I had a number of problems and contacted front desk several times but "manager" was always too busy to... More

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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. We're very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit with us. Though our managers are very hands-on, we always want to hear feedback from our guests, especially during their stay. Please feel free to contact our Front Office Manager, Johnathan Johnson at the hotel or e-mail... More

Greensboro, North Carolina, Usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hotel to stay at if you want to play downtown. Just a walk to anywhere including lots of great restaurants and bars. The hotel is an older Hilton but it's well kept and reasonably priced. Breakfast on the bottom floor is a bit crowded but very good. The hotel has a great pool and the Battleship is in any... More

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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for such a charming review! We love our cozy spot along the Cape Fear River and enjoy helping our guests seek out all of the fun things to do in Wilmington! We hope to welcome you back to the Historic District soon! More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My room was overlooking the river. I could see the Battleship museum, boats in the harbor, and a lovely boardwalk. The rooms very very clean and well stocked, the staff was very friendly and accomodating, and they have a Ruth Chris restaurant on site.

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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave valuable feedback regarding your recent visit to our hotel. We're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time and we look forward to welcoming you back! More

Denver, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very bad stay but great location,HVAC went out the staff was slow to respond.Room had no toilet paper and tub had no stopper in the drain.Breakfast was good but dinner selection is poor and not well staffed.

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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We're incredibly sorry that our north tower chiller went out during your stay. Though we became aware of the issue immediately and all available hands began working on it, it proved a catastrophic failure of one of our chiller systems that required a special technician and a new unit that we... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my first visit to Wilmington and was attending a convention located at this hotel along with my daughter. That being said, I reserved a suite for our stay. The hotel has a great location on the river and is very convenient to all major city attractions. The suite itself was hardly a suite - it was a typical... More

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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for the helpful feedback regarding your recent stay with us! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon! More

Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms here were just awful. The smell in our room was musty and disgusting. The staff is just plain AWFUL!!!!!!!! And the rooms dated with old furniture and fixtures. If this place was not on the river it would have no guests for what they charge. I did some research and this hotel is owned by the Sotherly Group.... More

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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay and I'm incredibly disappointed to hear you did not enjoy the service of our staff. This is a very uncommon assertion, as our team holds hospitality above all else, and I apologize you did not receive the quality of service that you deserve. If you have any specific examples or details, I would... More

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Address: 301 North Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Wilmington Riverside 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#15 Business Hotel in Wilmington
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The only full service waterfront hotel in historic Wilmington, NC. The Hilton Wilmington Riverside is located in the heart of downtown only footsteps from tons of shopping, dining and sightseeing. We feature dining in Innovations Restaurant or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (on site), Currents Coffee & Gift Shop (featuring Starbucks products), 24 hour fitness & business center, outdoor pool and sprawling views of the Cape Fear or Historic Downtown from our rooms. We are the proud sponsors of North Carolina Azalea Festival, North Carolina Jazz Festival and Riverfest. ... more   less 
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