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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once again, this hotel exceeded my needs. The suite I had was spotless. The living room furniture was comfortable. The bed was divine - seriously, people I was visiting came to see me & took a nap. Breakfast was yummy everyday, I appreciated how the meat changed each day, to break monotony. Everyone was happy & polite. I look forward...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We appreciate your comments regarding your experience, our beds, friendly staff, and breakfast. We strive to provide a friendly, efficient, and comfortable stay for all guests! Thank you for your business and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Front desk staff very friendly upon arrival..Stayed last night at the other Holiday inn down the road..Thinking I should have stayed there again. Room had an extremely strange sour odor. Too tired to change..Hopefully odor won't get any worse tonight.

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello Weathermans! Thank you for your recent stay with us. We apologize that your experience did not exceed expectations and that there was issues with your guest room. Thank you for your comments regarding our friendly staff and we thoroughly appreciate your business. We hope to welcome you back again soon so that we may provide a better experience for...

Greenville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was VERY clean and comfortable. Parking was super easy and non-hassle like some places where you don't even want to leave because you're scared of not finding a parking spot. Staff was super friendly and check in/out was super fast. Was about a $8 uber ride downtown. My only real complaint that was "no biggie" was that the wifi...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello jessparris13! Thank you for your recent stay with us during your visit to Wilmington. We appreciate your comments regarding your experience, our clean hotel, ease of parking, and friendly staff. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is a bit worn down - needs a facelift. But, the room was spacious and the bed very comfortable. The breakfast adequate. W\en we first entered our room there was a strange "hospital" smell and the sliding closet door was broken. However, when we called for service the response was rapid. The maintenance man repaired the door and...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Greetings monq24! Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate the comments regarding our prompt staff and apologize for the inconvenience of your lost pillow. Please contact us directly at 910-392-3227 so that we may gather some information from you to try to locate your belonging! We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an older Holiday Inn Express. However, it was fine for one night. The layout of the suite is completely different than other HIE properties. Upon entering the room is a sitting area. This area contains a pullout sofa, chair, 2 foot stools and a TV. Next is a hallway with a kitchenette located across from the bathroom. This...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello Sandy B! Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate your business and comments regarding our guest rooms, breakfast, and our friendly staff. We strive to provide a friendly, efficient, and comfortable stay for all guests. We will share your kind words with our front desk staff! Thank you for your business and we...

Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

My first time staying here at the HI Express. The facility is decent. A little dated and worn but the staff more than makes up for that with the very highest levels of welcoming I've experienced at a hotel. Thank you everybody for being so nice and welcoming Great location, plenty of restaurants and bars and shops to take care...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello Dahldale139! Thank you for your recent stay with us. The Holiday Inn Express thoroughly appreciates your comments regarding your stay, our property, and the customer service that you received. We always love to hear about great customer service from our associates! We strive to provide a friendly, efficient, and comfortable stay for all of our guests. Thank you for...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here in the past and will continue to return when in the area. The staff is always pleasant Rooms are always clean and comfortable. I would recommend this establishment any day, I have not had a bad stay here yet.

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your recent stay with us. We appreciate your comments regarding your experience, our guest rooms, and staff. Thank you for your business and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Michigan
Reviewed November 6, 2016

On our last visit we noticed that the bathroom faucets had been professionally serviced because they were so easy to operate that I could do it with one finger. This may not be an important point to many people, but with arthritis in our hands, the operation of these appliances gets to be a challenge some time. One big surprise...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Greetings! Thank you for your recent stay with us. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and amenities. We thoroughly appreciate your business and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed just for 1 night in October. We saw comment that this hotel was a bit old but we decided to try. Had it been clean and properly maintained I would have given it 4 stars. There was a water leak in our bathroom, the floor was all wet. The toilet has not been cleaned before our visit. Breakfast...

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WilmingtonNC1, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your recent stay with us. We appreciate your comments regarding your experience and areas that we can improve upon. We apologize that you experienced multiple issues during your stay. We have informed our management team so that we may utilize them as a learning tool for all associates. Thank you for your business and we hope...

Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

I didn't stay here, but I wanted to relate a good experience with staff. Stephanie at the front desk was compassionate and helpful when I had to cancel my reservation under stressful circumstances. Thank you!

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your comments regarding the great customer service that Stephanie gave you! We will share your comments with her and thoroughly appreciate you recognizing our associate. We hope to welcome you to our hotel in the near future!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express(R) & Suites Wilmington - University Center offers an ideal location in mid-town Wilmington. Our hotel is less than one mile from the campus of UNC-W. We have great amenities, such as an outdoor pool, complimentary Wi-Fi access and hot breakfast. Corporate guests soon find out why we're one of the best hotels in Wilmington, NC for business travelers, as we offer business work stations with printing capabilities, as well as access to copy and fax services. We have more than 1,600 sq ft of flexible meeting space that will handle groups of up to 80 people. In addition, companies such as General Electric, Corning, Verizon Wireless and PPD are all close to our location. Our hotel is a great place for leisure travelers, too! We're close to the USS North Carolina Battleship and Children's Museum of Wilmington. Families can visit the Cape Fear Museum or explore historic downtown. We're also near Mayfaire Town Center, and some of North Carolina's most beautiful beaches are just seven miles away. While you stay with us, our staff will make sure that you enjoy every aspect of your stay. We serve a complimentary hot breakfast every morning, featuring our signature cinnamon rolls and more. Reserve a room with us today, and you'll see why our guests return year after year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center

Address: 160 Van Campen Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403-1621
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Price Range: $78 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Wilmington
Holiday Inn Express And Suites
Holiday Inn Express Wilmington
Holiday Inn Wilmington
Wilmington Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Wilmington
#17 Family Hotel in Wilmington
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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 of 5 bubbles sandybU8624DH, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“we stayed on 4th floor and it was quiet while we were there”
 of 5 bubbles djshodges, Jul 1, 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in a King suite it had a door between the Bedroom and sitting area.. quite nice.”
 of 5 bubbles bdheelfan, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“It is a little quirky to get in and out of this hotel, but once you figure it out, its location is quite convenient. A GPS helps!”
 of 5 bubbles MaryDonnaP, May 16, 2016 | Read review
“Request a room at the front of the hotel to avoid the back door smokers and the smell of cigarette smoke in your room.”
 of 5 bubbles 316sheilab, Mar 18, 2016 | Read review
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