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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center

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lstmintrip
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I arrived in Wilmington on a Saturday for a wedding shower. I was greeted by Jasmine, who was very friendly and helpful. I booked my room from an online website and instead of the double queen bed room that I booked, it came up as one king bed suite. This wouldn't work b/c we had four adults. Jasmine quickly corrected... More 

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

Hello! We appreciate your comments regarding both Jasmine and Walter during your recent stay! We will pass these along to them and our team so that we can continue to improve our guest experiences. Thank you for staying with us while in Wilmington and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed the wedding shower and your experience! We look forward to seeing... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice hotel, clean and friendly. Small Gym. Room was very nice. I like to get suites so that I have somewhere to work and for under $100 it was a deal. Good breakfast for a hotel. WI-Fi was not great which was s shame. Walls were a little thin.

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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 feedback regarding your stay. We appreciate your comments regarding your experience, our friendly staff, and breakfast. We thoroughly appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon! More 

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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to book a room at this hotel for a couple of nights while I worked in Wilmington. To start off, the receptionist at the front desk sang her way to the front to assist me before she greeted me, she had a very nice voice btw. Stayed in my room one night before the air conditioner started to leak... More 

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

Hello! Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. Thank you for informing us on areas that we may improve upon. We will pass the comments to our management team so that we may improve guest experiences. We thoroughly appreciate your business and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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76 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those hotels that you can tell has been renovated, but you can also tell it used to be shabby. Our room had a drop ceiling and weird ventilation. The staff goes out of its way to be friendly.

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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 appreciate your comments regarding your experience, our guest rooms, and our friendly staff. Thank you for your continued business and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bed was soooo very comfy - location is in a busy area, yet inside was quiet. Breakfast showed many options & was delicious. I will definitely be staying here when I visit again. Such polite & efficient staff!

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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 appreciate your comments regarding our beds, your experience, our breakfast, and staff! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again in the near future! More 

new jersey
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132 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here overnight while visiting Wilmington after being warned by a local resident to stay away from the Market street hotels: a warning we were very grateful for! The staff was extremely friendly upon entering the hotel. The hotel has been updated, the lobby is nice, the rooms were updated, clean and on the larger size. The bathroom was... More 

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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 your recent stay with us. We strive to provide a friendly, efficient, and comfortable stay for all of our guests. We thoroughly appreciate your kind comments and will share these with our staff. We hope to see you again during your travels to Wilmington! More 

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11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was an ok place to stay. It was nothing fancy, but was not a disaster either. Employees were friendly, breakfast was free. Room had expected amenities. For where it is (not beachfront or anywhere particularly special) seemed a little overpriced.

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

Hello! Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We strive to provide an efficient, friendly, and comfortable stay for all of our guests. We thoroughly appreciate your business and hope we can welcome you back in the near future! More 

South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are pretty plain but clean. Staff friendly enough but I was a little perturbed at check in. I had requested early check in so we could get ready for a wedding that started at 3:00. We arrived at 1:00 and were told no rooms were ready and that check in wasn't until 3:00. The front desk staff member told... More 

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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 appreciate your comments regarding your experience, our staff, and areas that we may improve upon. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee early check-ins, as it is dependent upon our occupancy from the night before, what time the guests check out, the room type booked, and the housekeeping status. We strive... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had previously stayed here several times but not in a number of years. It was not as nice as it used to be. The pillows were among the worst I have ever encountered at a hotel and the mattress made for an aching back in the morning. The hot shower was nice and the hot buffett was reasonablly good... More 

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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 your recent stay with us. We apologize that your stay did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your comments on areas that we may improve upon and will share these with our management staff. Thank you for your business and we hope to welcome you back in the future so that we may... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

I was quoted verbally several times the price of the room. As a local, there was a $250 hold on my credit card (to be refunded at checkout). They took the money from my account and then kept the amount saying the room costs more than what I was originally quoted. Shame on them. I am on Social Security Disability... More 

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

Dear sugarbunee, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review regarding your recent stay and for choosing to stay with us. We are sorry for the charges issues you had with your reservation and the service you received from our staff. We would like to look into this matter. As such, I have sent you a private... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $87 - $160 (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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