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1511 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4910
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#11 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.7
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4.9
Value
4.8

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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Free parking
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Self-serve laundry
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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
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David S wrote a review Sep 2018
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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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Jgough wrote a review Jul 2018
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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
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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
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ekinlaw126 wrote a review Nov 2017
Cary, North Carolina6 contributions
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We stayed at Port City Guest House with another couple and for all of us this was our first stay at a B&B. We could not have asked for a better experience. Sophie is an awesome host. She made us feel like we had known her forever. Breakfast was amazing and the table was always set beautifully. The house was clean and decorated nicely. The location was very convenient to the Riverwalk area and the front porch was a nice place to relax. We all had a great time and would recommend Port City Guest House to anyone looking for something beyond the typical hotel stay.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Green room had bathroom attached but other rooms have ready access to large hall bath.
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tswolfe65 wrote a review Apr 2017
Pinehurst, North Carolina143 contributions82 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I spent two nights at the Port City Guest House and were very pleased with our stay. Sophie is an exceptional host who does not hesitate to spin a tale as well as share stories of the town with you. The house is decorated in a fun way and the rooms are very inviting and comfortable. We had the room that had its own bathroom and the other rooms share a bathroom. I am sure either way is fine but I was happy having our own bathroom. The location of the house is very convenient and the parking in the back is a simple but nice benefit. Sophie makes a tasty and filling breakfast in the mornings and also has late afternoon snacks which could serve as a meal of its own. I am sure we will be back next time we are in Wilmington. This B&B is a definite keeper :)
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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123newenglander wrote a review Jan 2017
East Haddam, Connecticut2 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful, stately home, clean and cozy, but the best part was the owner, Sophie. We felt like we were home away from home. Absolutely love this place!!! Outdoor grounds were pristine, could walk around the neighborhood to stretch your legs.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Front room with the bathroom....
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TLM wrote a review Dec 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina30 contributions12 helpful votes
Looking for a getaway to Wilmington? Received a gift certificate from my Marine son for a getaway to my happy place Wilmington. This was my first experience at a Bed & Breakfast. What a delightful experience it was. The house was all decorated for the holidays. With lighted garland all around the winding stair case. We were welcomed with cheese & crackers and decadent sweets and wonderful conversation by the owner Sophie. The next morning we had a lovely breakfast. But Sunday morning we had her special recipe of homemade waffles,warm maple syrup and crisp bacon. Great Southern Hospitality. What a treat it was ... Thank you Sophie for spoiling us.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Every room has its own character.
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Chase P wrote a review Oct 2016
Black Mountain, North Carolina2 contributions
Wonderful hospitality, and incredible breakfast. Reasonable walk downtown. It's a 100 year old house, so as long as you accept that as part of the charm when taking a shower in a retrofitted tub, you'll have a great experience.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$225 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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 Cape Fear Museum (0.5 miles), Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery (0.4 miles), and Wilmington National Cemetery (0.4 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 Port City Java, White Front Breakfast House, and Folks Cafe.
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).