We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Riverwalk

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Hotel deals
117 S Second St, Now Open & Taking Reservations, Wilmington, NC 28401 (Formerly Clarendon Inn)
Offers & Announcements
Winter Getaway Special
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Hotel Riverwalk
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My stay was beyond comfortable. My room was beautiful, quiet and well equipped to assure that all my needs were met. Troy & Carla were very welcoming, accommodating but non-intrusive. I grew up in Wilmington and had not visited in years. I fell in love with my hometown all over again, and the inn represented all the gracious charm of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Phyllis S
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently spent one night here as an overnight stop only. It would be a place to stay longer if we are back in the area again. Very quiet, large room and comfortable bed, close enough to restaurants to leave the car and walk.

Helpful?
Thank llcarchive
Troy R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed your stay. Next time hopefully you will be able to stay longer to further experience Wilmington, NC and Hotel Riverwalk. More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service. Carla and Troy were gracious hosts. Clean, comfortable large room. Great location and convenient parking. The area was quiet and very inviting. We walked everywhere downtown to local restaurants, shops and Pubs. We plan to return to Wilmington and stay at this wonderful boutique hotel!

Helpful?
Thank edfomation
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A last minute decision to stay in Wilmington one more night and a quick search of downtown hotels led us to Hotel Riverwalk. Couldn't be more delighted! Situated in the lovely historic residential neighborhood. Inviting of a walkabout. And quiet. Our room was beautifully furnished and stocked with everything a guest could require for a comfortable stay. The personal touch... More 

Helpful?
Thank sowandaful
Troy R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hotel Riverwalk is a special place. Thanks for the review and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on to this place when searching on line for places to stay New Years Eve. We wanted a place within in walking distance so we didn't have to drive or get a taxi. This place was perfect. The bed was amazing I'm going to have to get that same bed for home. I think there was 6 very nice... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

After over 2 years of not being able to step away from everyday life, we stumbled on Hotel Riverwalk by pure luck when we decided to "make time for ourselves." We made a phone call to Riverwalk (as you always should when stumbling on a gem like this via a travel site,) and it was nothing but warmth and welcoming... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarah C
Troy R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are so pleased to hear about your needed getaway at Hotel Riverwalk and thank you for sharing it with us. Our goal is for all guests to experience what we have tried to create here. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again when you travel to Wilmington, NC. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Went to Wilmington for a December 2015 weekend trip. Easily set up a late arrival with the owner (Troy). This location is central to the waterfront area of Wilmington. We walked to multiple restaurants and other locations (shopping, boat rides etc) from this location. Troy and Carla made sure our stay in the hotel as well as the city was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bruce L
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My husband made all the arrangements for this trip. When we arrived Troy & Carla Reed, greeted us with warmest welcome ever. Our accommodations were for 3 nights, and each day they made sure anything we needed was provide. The bedroom was beautiful, filled with everything needed. One of my personal favorites the bathroom included facial wipes to take off... More 

Helpful?
Thank Patricia Y
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We absolutely loved our room which was decorated lovely, spacious, clean and comfortable. The hotel is perfectly located close to the riverwalk with it's restaurants, shops, entertainment and historic sites. The owners were gracious and welcoming making us feel right at home. A nice breakfast with coffee or tea was provided, a guest lounge to read or relax and snacks... More 

Helpful?
Thank Theresa J
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We came down from Greensboro for one night to see Boz Scaggs at the new concert hall downtown. The room was excellent, bed was so good that we overslept the next morning not waking up til after 10:00. Troy was a great host. Highly recommend Hotel Riverwalk!

Helpful?
Thank Daniel R
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

97 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (55)
Viewed
Room/suite (21)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (42)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (14)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (15)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Wilmington hotels
0.4 mi away
Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
0.4 mi away
Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Hilton Wilmington Riverside
#25 of 44 in Wilmington
3.5 of 5 stars 903 reviews
0.3 mi away
Riverview Suites
Riverview Suites
#24 of 44 in Wilmington
4.0 of 5 stars 95 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Coastline Inn
6.6 mi away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington/Mayfaire
6.9 mi away
SpringHill Suites Wilmington / Mayfaire
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay