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“May Not be for Everyone, but We Love It!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Stemmerman's Inn

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Stemmerman's Inn
Ranked #6 of 17 Wilmington B&B and Inns
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Mount Ulla
2 reviews
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“May Not be for Everyone, but We Love It!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stemmerman's is a unique boutique inn in the historic section of Wilmington. It's close to restaurants, attractions, and night life. We have stayed there 4 different times over the years and it's our hotel of choice in Wilmington. The recently-redecorated rooms are attractive and comfortable. The climb to the floor of suites may be hard on some (there is no elevator), but we love the location and individual attention from the Innkeeper, Michael, who is most personable and goes out of his way to make your stay memorable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Living only a couple hours away, we decided to take a mini overnight vacation to Wilmington. Although it called for rain the entire weekend, we still gave it a try.Historic old town Wilmington is one of my favorite places to go and we have stayed at many different hotels. So at the last minute on Thursday night, Michael, the caretaker of the inn, cheerfully added us to his guest list. Friday came with pouring rain, and we were very behind on our trip.We arrived much later than planned and Michael made us feel so welcome and no request was too much for him. We were happily surprised to see our little apartment! It had the feel of the old part of the city with original brick walls, beautiful post and beam, and a simple but very classy bathroom designed with old porcelain style bath fixtures and a travertine tiled shower. The bath was deeper than usual, perfect for a warm soak after a late night bite at Caprice Bistro. It was fun to be able to just grab an umbrella from the establishment and pop out for a stroll along the boardwalk just a few minutes walk away. With the rain, it was nice to feel at home in the apartment instead of feeling confined in a hotel room. I hope we can spend another time at Stemmerman's Inn and try out another one of their beautiful apartments!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed August 11, 2013

The air fresheners used in the halls will choke you if you don't like scents. The front desk man says he hates them and has reactions too, as does the maid, so they keep using them why? I could taste them for ten minutes after leaving, even after they were removed. Also they don't mention the wedding reception hall next door which will keep the thumping music going late into the evening. Will not return and do not recommend for these reasons.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Hatteras Island, NC
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Just returned from the weekend hospitality of Michael and Stemmerman's Inn. Most of the rooms are suites, with small kitchens, sitting areas, and loft queen bedrooms. We stayed in Suite 3 and found the accommodations comfortable, clean, well appointed and nicely decorated. The service of Michael and his staff were second to none. The location, just a block from Wilmington's famed Riverwalk, is ideal for enjoyment of all downtown Wilmington has to offer.

We had a most pleasant stay, and assuredly will return.

Room Tip: Some suites have kitchens complete with stove, others microwave and fridge only.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

What a wonderful place! First before I mention the aesthetic of the this wonderful inn, I would like to mention Michael the inn keeper. When my boyfriend and I arrived Michael had a huge smile and awesome conversation to greet us. He gave us the parking pass for my vehicle and was extremely helpful by providing us with the information pertinent to our stay. Once we arrived in our room, Suite 3, we were not in a standard B&B room, but a beautiful mini-apartment. It was exceptionally clean, with a mini-fridge equipped with bottles of water and muffins. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in. Another added and impressive touch is that the inn has the skin care line Philosophy products in the bathroom. As a former cosmetic executive I was impressed with their selection! My boyfriend and I felt we had our privacy, and were not disturbed in this quaint inn. Last but not least, there is a deck at the back of the house where one can enjoy tunes from the next door event space, or the neighboring restaurant which occasionally has a live musician performing for it's guest. This is my first Trip Advisor review and it is truly well deserved. I definitely recommend staying here.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

My husband and I have been to Wilmington many times... but this recent stay was just perfect. Stemmerman's made the difference. We were within walking distance to everything downtown and this quaint little inn was like a home away from home. The inn keeper, Michael was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back! No complaints here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Monroe, New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We took a shot on this place based on reviews and location. We were not disappointed! The location is perfect. Walking distance to everything in Wilmington that we wanted to be near. For the price, you cant beat it! The place is set up more like an apartment (suite 3), so we didn't feel like we were at a hotel. Everything was clean and as described on the website. My girlfriend walks with a cane and it was spelled out that there was no elevator, so we knew she'd have to tough it out. Which she did without issue. Michael, at the front desk, was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the area. He recommended three restaurants for us, based on what we were looking for and all three times he got it right! He is a very nice guy and does his job well! We look forward to staying again!
One thing...Michael, if your reading this, the place could have used a full length mirror. My girlfriend pointed that out. Wouldn't have to be anything fancy. just something for the ladies to check out their full outfit. Hope this helps!
Phil Thomas and Heather Stone

Room Tip: we stayed in suite 3 and it was more than enough space for 2 people.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stemmerman's Inn

Property: Stemmerman's Inn
Address: 130 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4465
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stemmerman's Inn is located on the banks of the Cape Fear River in The VonKampen Building in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. Our accommodations are charming, spacious, and cozy. Each suite has high ceilings, large living spaces, a kitchenette and an upstairs sleeping loft. Wilmington is famous for its southern hospitality and we are just steps away from the shops and restaurants of The Riverwalk. So join us at Stemmerman's Inn and experience all that Wilmington has to offer. This Inn is not handicap accessible. ... more   less 
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Stemmermans Hotel Wilmington

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