Stayed at Stemmerman's Inn over a Saturday night in April. It was a pleasant place to be. Clean, comfortable, quiet. Nice views of the Cape Fear river and the downtown streetscape. The Thai restaurant, Rim Wang, on the ground floor was excellent as well.
There was quite reasonable attention to detail in the room- good sheets, nice sleeping loft, no clutter- a bonus is the washer/dryer and complimentary soap. The parking is secure as well.
I would recommend Stemmerman's to anyone who would like to drive down to Wilmington, park the car, and explore on foot - good location.