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1511 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4910
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#11 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington

Finding an ideal romantic guest house in Wilmington does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Port City Guest House, a nice option for travelers like you.

Port City Guest House is a romantic guest house offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Wilmington. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Wilmington, Port City Guest House is located a short distance from Wilmington National Cemetery (0.4 mi) and Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery (0.4 mi).

While in Wilmington, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Port City Guest House, including Copper Penny (1.1 mi), Ruth's Chris Steak House (1.2 mi), and Chops Deli (1.1 mi).

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Riverwalk (1.2 mi), Downtown Wilmington (1.1 mi), or Historic District (1.1 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Port City Guest House puts the best of Wilmington at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Thomas D wrote a review Sep 2019
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My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights over the Labor Day weekend and could not have had a better experience. Sophie is very attentive and the huge breakfast was unexpected. The house and rooms are immaculate and conveniently located. We will definitely return next year.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Blaine C wrote a review Jul 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
Having just stayed to the Port City Guest House, we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. Would highly recommend this charming southern Victorian home to anyone visiting Wilmington, NC. Our host, Sophie, greeted us at the door with all of her Southern charm, and invited us into the dining room for a refreshing drink and some snacks; fried chicken, cheese and crackers and fresh fruit. And all of this before dinner! There was another couple checking in so we had a chance to make new friends and compare travels. The guest house is situated on Market Street, about 1.3 miles east of the River District area of Wilmington, where you’ll find restaurants, bars, breweries, and shopping of all kinds. It’s within a 20 minute drive / ride of Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. Parking is available out back, and the house is entered via an electronic lock on the back door so no keys were required. The rooms are furnished in an Antebellum style, with comfortable beds and plenty of drawers and closets to store clothes. AC was strong, and TV and wireless are provided, but we were hardly there, except to sleep. Most bathrooms are not in the rooms, but in the hallway. However, each room has a bathroom assigned, so you have exclusive use for your stay. The fixtures, sink and iron bathtub, were original and were in good condition. It wasn’t spa quality, but were clean and had an old school charm. All in all, very comfortable. Our host, Sophie, has been running her house as a bed and breakfast since 2003, and definitely knows how to take care of guests. After our arrival welcome and feeding, she needed to run some errands, so told us to make ourselves at home. We did! The guest areas are sufficiently separated from the living area so that we never felt like we were intruding in someone’s home, or being kept under surveillance. Breakfast is served from 8-10 am each morning, although she also cooked for a guest who requested breakfasts at 5:30 am. You best better not had a big meal the night before, as eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, toast, home fries, cottage cheese, peaches, coffee, juice (and perhaps a mimosa!) are on their way to your plate. I mentioned not feeling surveilled.....until breakfast, when we were expected to clean our plates, or come up with the best excuse as to why you couldn’t eat another bite! Needless to say, having only two meals a day became the norm. When in Wilmington, NC, definitely visit the Port City Guest House for a comfortable stay with a delightful, charming host.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
David S wrote a review Sep 2018
18 contributions4 helpful votes
The innkeeper, Sophie, was fantastic, fun, vibrant, and full of conversation. Sophie was prepared for my stay with a wide assortment of GF options. The house was very eclectic and interesting, with each room having a different theme. The rooms were very large and the bed very comfortable. The room had a stand-up fan that was great for noise distraction and a tv if you like that sort of thing. My only reason for taking one star off is because the bathroom was not in the room but across the hall, so if you wake up in the middle of the night to "go" than you have to get dressed in case you run in to other patrons whose bathrooms are also across the hall.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Joan G wrote a review Jul 2018
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We could not have asked for a better hostess or nicer stay. Sophie is so friendly and welcoming and her dog, Chase, is too. We stayed in the Green Room, which is just lovely. We loved the historic house! Everything was very clean and comfortable. The food was so much more than you would expect! Hot breakfast cooked to order, and the waffles are not to be missed! Will definitely recommend to friends and we will stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
518eddiek wrote a review Jul 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina9 contributions
Great trip.Nice house and Sophie was a great hostess and made some great food. She also came and picked us from downtown so we didn't have to catch the bus or walk back late that evening. Will definitely be back
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$179 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastWilmington
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port City Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Port City Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Green Light Escape Room (1.1 miles), The Exit Games (1.1 miles), and Port City Escape (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Port City Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Port City Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Port City Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Port City Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bitty and Beau's Coffee, Savorez, and The Peppered Cupcake.
Is Port City Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Wilmington.
Are there any historical sites close to Port City Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bellamy Mansion (0.8 miles), Zebulon Latimer House (1.0 miles), and Wilmington National Cemetery (0.4 miles).