My wife and I recently spent 4 nights at the Port City Guest House in Wilmington, during our first visit to the city. We stayed in the Green room, which is the only guest room with a private bath, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Sophie is a warm, charming hostess and made us feel comfortable from our arrival til our departure after 4 days. She prepared amazing breakfasts everyday with choices of almost anything you could dream up (waffles, eggs, grits, meats, pancakes, yogurt, fruit etc...) We enjoyed meeting other couples who were also visiting Wilmington for the first time and we found Sophie to be very helpful with local knowledge about real estate, restaurants and how to get around. She also provided wine and cheese and crackers in the afternoon and there were always snacks available.
Our room was very large and comfortable with plenty of storage. The house is quite old (historic?) and has the expected "character" of an old home. The one thing we found a little uncomfortable was the shower/tub combo which was a little difficult to maneuver and not leak water everywhere. There are fans in the room and the house is air-conditioned when it started to get warm one night. Free, secure parking is provided immediately behind the house via an alley driveway. The house is located on a main street which leads directly to downtown; about a 5 minute drive.
We really enjoyed exploring Wilmington and found it very easy to get around. People were very nice everywhere we went and we visited the downtown waterfront for dinner, drinks and an outdoor car show the weekend we arrived. It is a very dog-friendly town, especially downtown. We loved the proximity to the beach and ocean and the incredibly clean, uncrowded airport. We just missed the azalea festival which is reportedly one of the biggest draws for tourists, but there were still some beautiful remnants around town.
Overall, had a fun, relaxing visit and would definitely recommend the Port City Guest House to Wilmington visitors.
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