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.

“Wonderful and Inviting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rosehill Inn

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Wilmington
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Rosehill Inn
You added Rosehill Inn to your Saves list
114 South 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #10 of 15 Wilmington B&B and Inns
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Wonderful and Inviting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2007

This inn has new owners as of October 2006. Tricia and Bob Milton were wonderful hosts. They have embraced this property and are very excited about owning the inn. Our room was very clean and well appointed. Breakfast was fantastic. Tricia continues to try out new recipes to please her guests. The location is perfect for enjoying the historic Wilmington riverfront. Would defintely stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

55 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cary, NC
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2004

'We had a very lovely and relaxing stay at the Rose Hill Inn B&B on 3rd St. It is beautifully decorated with lovely but comfortable antiques. We stayed in the Rose Room downstairs. It was very tastefully decorated with plenty of light for reading and a TV. There is traffic noise, but you are in a city on a busy street; I just used my ear plugs as I do when I stay in any city hotel. The breakfasts were so beautifully presented that I hated to ruin them by eating them, and they tasted as good as they looked with excellent service. The innkeepers were very friendly and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2003

We just returned from a Friday/Saturday night stay at the Rosehill Inn. We based on decision to stay at the inn on another customer review submitted to this site. We found, however, that our experience was quite opposite from the 'excellent,' review provided.When we made the reservation, we asked for a quiet, romantic room. We had our choice of two rooms: Tea Rose and Indochine. The innkeeper told us that because the Indochine was upstairs, that it was the quieter room. We were also asked for an ETA; the innkeeper asked us for both our cell number and that we call when we were closer to the inn to let them know of our impending arrival. At 7:15pm, we called the innkeeper and told him of our location, and when we estimated our arrival (we were a bit uncertain, having never been to Wilmington before). He asked that we call again when we were 5 minutes away. At 8:00pm we called again saying we had just reached the city limits. He said, 'Give me 5 minutes, I'm on the grounds.' We arrived at 8:10pm. Twenty minutes and several mosquito bites later, the innkeeper showed up at 8:30 to let us in.While the inn is certainly beautifully decorated, it lacked many of the touches that make a stay at a B&B warm and inviting. For example, there were only a few drinks available in a refrigerator that supposedly held sodas and water for guests; further, this 'complimentary' service was begrudgingly conveyed with a rather harsh sign on a refrigerator which admonished guests from drinking their 'complimentary' drinks anywhere but strictly on the premises lest they leave 50-cents per drink in their room to cover its cost. Personally, I would rather a) have nothing provided, or b) pay an extra $1 per night, than be scolded. This cost-cutting attitude was prevalent everywhere: typically B&Bs provide evening tea, sherry or port service, not the Rosehill. B&Bs often provide nice toiletries; they didn't offer basics like hair conditioner. Most upscale B&Bs pride themselves on elaborate breakfasts with more food/selection that you can wish for; at the Rosehill, breakfast consisted of 2 slices of bacon, 3 small pieces of cold, dried-out French toast (and we arrived 8 minutes after breakfast was served!), and a fruit garnish (1 strawberry, 2 blueberries, 1 small slice of orange, and 2 slices of banana). There were no muffins, breads, cereals, or choice of anything else; and no offers were made to us or any other guests as to if they wanted anything else. Many of the men left the table looking hungry. It was certainly the skimpiest and poorest quality breakfast we had ever received at a B&B. Period.All of this would be a moot point if our room had been wonderful. Au contraire. While the physical appearance of the room is indeed nice, as the saying goes, appearances aren't everything. The room we stayed in faced the street which was extremely busy all night (more than a dozen cars a minute zooming up a main thoroughfare hill through the city). Church bells chimed and played two songs at 8:00am. The blinds on the windows did not shut well, and there were only lace sheers otherwise. The room was quite bright by 6:00am in the summer. While some of these things the innkeepers could do little about, it was extremely disingenuous to tell us this was a 'quiet' room. Especially since the only thing that separated our room from the room next door was a single wood closed door with a silk plant in front of it. We could hear EVERYTHING next door, and certainly assumed we could speak in no more than a whisper lest our conversation be shared with strangers as well. Finally, the bed was extremely soft and unsupported in the middle; we needed to fold up the bed comforter and put it under the mattress to keep from rolling into the middle of the bed all night.Perhaps this would be expected from a low budget B&B. The Rosehill, however, charges premium prices ($357 for a two night stay). I saw no sign of concern about a guest's comfort. They did not interact with us or any other guests that we observed (for example, recommending 'must-see' sights). When we checked out, they never asked us if we enjoyed our stay. I agree with the other reviewer: I think that AAA's reviewer had blindfolds on, because the Rosehill Inn, aside of being pretty, in no way measures up to other 3 star B&Bs. Our recommendation of the Rosehill Inn is to keep looking for another property that is concerned with their guest's comfort.

Was this review helpful? Yes 12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2003

We were in Wilmington and decided to spend the night. Having seen many B&B's in the historic district we decided to check them out, before going to motel row. Being on a budget we were limited in what we could spend. We visited several, Verrandas, Graystone, Front Street inn, and Catherine's Inn. After seeing all the possibilities, we chose the Rosehill Inn. Even though it was more money than we initially wanted to spend. Having stayed at many B&B's both here and abroad, we were actually excited about Rosehill Inn. From the moment we entered the door, we were amazed at the charm of the decore and the genuine warmth of the innkeeper. Mr. Fietsch's understanding of travel weary potential guests is second to nune.We were warmly accepted into the inn as though we had been there a thousand times before. Not a detail was missed. From a short but very through history of the area, house, and things to do and see famililiarization, to the dinner reservation as we watched, we were self guiding in only a few short minutes. The decor and amenities in the rooms is supurb. The attention to detail by the inn's owner Laurel Jones is amazing. She has put together a romantic package that will make everyone feel special and loved. The food at breakfast was too much fun. Chef Dennis served up a "dinner" in the morning.The fresh fruit was perfectly ripe and tasty. I have never had a better slice of fresh pineapple. The other guest's were wrm and interested in each other. Great conversation and coffee.If you find your plans focusing on Wilmington, NC, the Rosehill Inn is the place to stay. We even paid $30.00 more than we planned on and got a thousand doolars worth of enjoyment in return.Loris and I give the Rosehill Inn a hearty 5 star rating. AAA only gives them a 3 star rating, we cannot help but wonder if the inspector was blind folded, or did not sleep in their fabulous beds.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Rosehill Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rosehill Inn

Address: 114 South 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rosehill Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.