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The Wilmingtonian

101 South 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
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The Wilmingtonian
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Ranked #19 of 44 Hotels in Wilmington
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Historic little hotel that feels more like studio apartments. Blocks from the river, and near all the restaurants and bars but tucked away nicely. Exposed brick, wood floors, and your own porch with rocking chairs add to the charm.

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Vernon NJ
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6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel was immaculate and close to everything. Grounds were so pretty as well. Keurig in the room would have been a real plus as leaving your room to go to office was a little inconvenient. Eric, the owner - super nice guy- helped us out when we discovered we had a nail in our tire- drove us right to the... More 

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place is 'best kept secret' status for me. It's definitely not flashy or appointed like a lot of new hotels; but if you can look past that, there's a roguish charm about it that makes it worthwhile. The rooms are clean, if dated, and the staff is extremely courteous and helpful. And the location is ideal; you can walk... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

old interiors, beautiful surroundings, walking distance from the riverfront. Really enjoyed my stay, comfortable room with beautiful view and free wifi. No cafeteria but they have a snacks bar which have fresh and good choice.

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Lexington, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is an older hotel but it is very well kept up and was clean. The staff was wonderful and friendly. They were so pleasant on the phone they were the deciding factor on where I was going to stay. I wish we could have stayed more than one night but we will be back.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I booked a room here for an anniversary and was very pleased with my stay. The staff up front were very helpful and friendly. Just as all the other reviews stated, the rooms are nice and quaint. My favorite was the location. It is walking distance to the best part of Wilmington, downtown. I will be staying here again and... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We have booked a New Year's Cruise on the Henrietta III Riverboat at the Wilmington waterfront for 7 of the last 8 years. We had never even heard of the Wilmingtonian but I found it online and it was less expensive than the nearest motels, a short walk to the boat and offered free parking! We didn't know what to... More 

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Raleigh, NC
14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great location, walkable to anywhere downtown. We have stayed here at least a dozen times and have enjoyed the rooms. It's more of a singles/couples hotel. They have the best rates for this area in any season. We're even staying there next weekend!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I stayed just one night in a suite at the Wilmingtonian and liked it. It has a great location, walking distance from everything downtown. The kitchen is quite usable, full size frig, stove, and supplies to cook with. It is a place one could book a long stay and would work well. It even has a stacked washing machine/dryer. It... More 

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Raleigh, NC
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I stayed at this quaint hotel many years ago and had a wonderful experience, very clean , nice furniture, no "cookie cutter" rooms, very pleasant. I was so looking forward to return this past weekend in town on business. The room I had was very "run down" The couch in the living area was so stained I would not even... More 

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erich1102, Front Office Manager at The Wilmingtonian, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We count on guests like you to help us maintain a property that we can be proud of. Please know that we agreed with your recommendation that we remove the couch in this suite and immediately ordered a replacement. We are also looking into replacing windows for the building and, of course, the other minor... More 

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