My husband, my mother-in-law and I will be visiting the Wilmington area the weekend after Labor Day. Our primary concern is a nice hotel in a safe area, preferably not right in Wilmington but within easy driving distance to the Natural History museum and the art museaum. It doesn't have to be fancy but it must be clean, reasonably modern and not in a 'shady' area of town.
We usually stay at Marriotts as their hotels are entirely smoke-free. I don't know of another major hotel chain that is, although I'm not sure.
Any restaurant recommendations for dinner and breakfast would also be appreciated!