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7246 Wrightsville Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Durham, NC
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good things: -Close location to beach, not far from downtown amenities. -Mattress is very comfortable although it is not a true "queen size" bed as advertised. -Pet friendly room has tile floors. -The core of room is upgraded and pleasant. -Large mirrors on wall surfaces give room a light, bright and open feel. -Pet fee is $25 per night. -No... More

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Cary, North Carolina
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed here in June, 2014 for a quick weekend get away. I called and requested a room for my husband, myself, and our two children. I made the reservation and checked in upon arrival, and paid over 500 for two weekend nights, including the pet fees, as we also had our two small dogs. I got up to the... More

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North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed in the Waterway during the weekend of May 16. Most other Wilmington hotels were booked as a result of the soccer tournament we were attending. We knew it was an older hotel and we were fine with that. We stayed in a "condo unit" with a king bed, full kitchen and pull out couch. All fixtures, especially the... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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138 reviews 138 reviews
19 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I had looked at reviews and Waterway seemed to be OK. The rooms were good, but the bathroom needed repairs. The tub / shower drain was coroding and the fixtures were very old. They did have hot water the two nights we were there. The morning we were leaving, other guests were complaining there room had no hot water. At... More

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is the second year in a row we have stayed at the waterway lodge in wrightsville beach. We couldn't be happier with our choice. It is perfectly located to both the beach and downtown Wilmington. The rooms are very clean, the staff  is very helpful and it even allows pets! I would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to... More

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Blythewood, South Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My daughter & I took a long weekend to getaway from work & school. Waterway Lodge is conveniently located to the beach, coastal byways, shopping & restaurants. I coordinated my trip through the owners of rooms 222 & 227. They made it so easy for us to go in & drop our things & begin sight-seeing. Our room was equipped... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My assistant and I traveled to Waterway Lodge last month to do a working vacation at the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The lodge has a nice little kitchenette and was cozy. Only five minutes from the beach-- easy access to the water! I would recommend the Waterway Lodge to anyone visiting Wilmington. They had excellent customer service and... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

We decided to take a quick trip down to Wrightsville Beach on a whim on Sunday for the night. Since we didn't have a sitter for the dog we needed a pet friendly location near the beach, and this worked out great. Nice interior, friendly help at the front desk and close to the beach, although not walking distance. Overall... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Overall a very nice place. Great location, good value, clean and beds were comfortable. Nice new flat screen TV on the wall. Make sure you request extra towels as they gave us two and we had 1 adult and two kids. Bathroom is nothing grand and do not expect the tons of soap bars or the luxry shampoo that you... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

the person who wrote dump, not sure you stayed at the waterway lodge most rooms have been remodled if you walk into a room and dont like it you need to request another room then not at the end of check out trying to get something free. Maybe you sould have gone to a beach where other people don't go.

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Address: 7246 Wrightsville Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC
Location: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
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Also Known As:
Waterway Hotel Wrightsville Beach

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