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“Great location and wonderful room”
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MainStay Suites
Ranked #30 of 44 Hotels in Wilmington
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great location and wonderful room”
Reviewed September 2, 2014

3 friends and I stayed at this hotel for a short beach trip to ring in the end of summer before we started back to school. The room was clean and quite comfortable for all 4 of us. We loved having the kitchen to make a few meals in so we didn't have to eat out but when we chose. If you get a room with a kitchen though, be sure to take Dawn or another dish washing liquid. They have a dishwasher and detergent pack but we didn't want to run a whole load with just a few plates. The Wi-Fi wasn't working when we arrived but was fixed soon after. The breakfast was decent but a little difficult to navigate for a gluten intolerant person. It was mostly pastries but did include yogurt, fruit cups, and hard boiled eggs. My friends really enjoyed making their own waffles. Overall, it was a great place to stay and we will definitely return there on our next trip to Wilmington. The price was perfect for the college crew.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Wilmingtonhotels, Front Office Manager at MainStay Suites, responded to this review, December 4, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your recent visit. We are pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us. We are currently in the process of adding healthier, gluten free options to our breakfast bar. We hope that you will choose the MainStay Suites again for your accommodations on your next visit to the Wilmington area.
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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed our one night stay at the MainStay Suites. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff were pleasant. And the rates were great. The room was designed for a longer stay than overnight, coming equipped with a kitchen, refrigerator/freezer, and small dining area. That means there was no ice bucket, so we had to rely on the ice machine in the freezer. Wifi worked, but it gave us a pretty slow Internet. We didn't partake of the continental breakfast, but noted there were waffles, hard boiled eggs, pastries, fruit, and bagels. We certainly would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wilmingtonhotels, Front Office Manager at MainStay Suites, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your recent visit. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will choose the MainStay Suites for your accommodations on your next visit to the Wilmington area. And maybe you can stay a little longer next time. Once again thank you.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Took a weekend girls trip to Wrightsville Beach. Book hotel with not a lot of notice and uncertain as to what to expect but the MainStay Suites truly exceeded expecations! Great location! Approximately 10 minute drive to the beach. In walking distance to Walmart, Target, Costco, Marshalls, Ihop, Bonefish Grille, Chick-Fil-a and more!! Full sized rooms with kitchen and separate seating area. Continental breakfast on-site, plus grills in the outdoor patio area, which was excellent! Loved the location so I will truly consider staying here the next time I looking for a hotel in Wilmington.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Wilmingtonhotels, Front Office Manager at MainStay Suites, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay at our property. We are very pleased that you and your party were able to enjoy our numerous amenities and convenience our location has to offer. We pride ourselves on being located in the heart of Wilmington and in walking distance from a number of restaurants and shopping centers. We hope that you will consider the MainStay Suites again on your next visit to the Wilmington area. Once again thank you.
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

In town four days for business and used the Mainstay Suites due to the location of our event. It turned out to be a great location and much more affordable than any property near the coast. Our room was very clean, beds were exceptionally comfortable. Living room and kitchen were spacious. Our couch was not very comfortable but we didn't spend much time in the Living Room anyway. Hotel staff took in our UPS packages and contacted us upon arrival. We even decided to stay an extra couple of days at this hotel for pleasure instead of moving over to the coast.

I would not recommend bringing a family to the property with small children if you need a pool because they share a pool with the sister property across the parking lot. It seemed to us that it was always packed at the pool. Didn't bother us, but this is just my observation. Although this is not a 5* property when compared to other hotels, it was absolutely perfect for our business trip and we will be staying here again when in town on business.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Wilmingtonhotels, Front Office Manager at MainStay Suites, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay. We strive to offer every guest a pleasant and relaxing stay and we are pleased that we achieved our goal on your recent visit. We also like that you were able to enjoy the convenience of our location and the various amenities we have to offer. We look forward to offering you exceptional service again on your next trip to the Wilmington area. Once again thank you.
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Mansfield, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were very disappointed with our stay at MainStay Suites. Our toilet did not work properly and there were no building service workers available so the clerk asked us to use the plunger. In addition, the air conditioning (which is supposedly activated when there is movement in the room) was not working well so the room was rather warm. We would probably not stay at this location again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Cindy G
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Wilmingtonhotels, Front Office Manager at MainStay Suites, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Thank you for completing this online review. We strive to offer each of our guest a relaxing and pleasant stay at our hotel and we apologize for failing to meet those expectations on your recent visit. My staff has been informed of these issues and will use your comments to offer future guest a better stay at our hotel. We ask that you visit us in the future to give us another try at offering you a wonderful hotel experience. We apologize once again.
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Canton, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

I was in Wilmington for business and this property was exactly what I needed. The rooms all have full kitchens and are oversized. Very clean property. Nice back patio area with grill and nice landscaping - very relaxing. Good free breakfast each day and only a few miles to the beach. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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2 Thank odomkim
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Wilmingtonhotels, Front Office Manager at MainStay Suites, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this review. We strive to offer each of our guest a pleasant and relaxing stay whether they are traveling on business or simply taking a weekend getaway to the beach. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will choose the MainStay Suites for your accommodations on your next visit to the Wilmington area.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was looking for somewhere to stay while in town for a funeral and found this hotel. This was an awesome hotel. When saw the hotel online it looked very welcoming, so I decided to book there and when I got in it was only better than I thought. After being on the road for over three hours, I was looking for somewhere to rest and this was more than prefect. Even though my card had already been charged before arriving there was no problem switching the payment to cash. It did take a little while for my card to be refunded though. When I got to the first room, the door had been left open and the light was not working and when I informed the gentleman at the first desk he apologized and moved me to another room without an issue. The rooms here are very spacious and the kitchen it great. The bed were just the right amount of comfort that I needed. The breakfast in the morning was great and it was great that they had a patio outside if anyone wanted to have breakfast outside. I will definitely go back here when I am in Wilmington again and will refer this hotel to anyone I know that is traveling.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Wilmingtonhotels, Front Office Manager at MainStay Suites, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy all the amenities our hotel has to offer. We strive to offer each guest a pleasant and relaxing stay. We hope that you will choose the MainStay Suites for your next visit to the Wilmington area. Once again thank you.
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Property: MainStay Suites
Address: 5229 Market St, Hwy 132 & US 17, Wilmington, NC 28405-3433
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #30 of 44 Hotels in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — MainStay Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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