Unfortunately when we were booking our stop off in Wilmington (as part of a road trip May 2012) I couldn’t find any accommodation which ticked all our boxes. Even the Hilton on the Waterfront had some terrible reviews. So we opted for this Inn.
A warm welcome as we were greeted by the owner and his tiny dog. The location of the Inn is very good, just a short walk to the waterfront and also the historic district.
The room was nice and seemed clean, especially the bathroom. The one thing I did struggle with is that the carpet was quite dirty. It had several stains on it and you could see the heavy dirt trail from the door through to the bathroom. The bed was massive, if a little too soft.
The breakfast was ample and vegetarian – cereal, cakes, bread, veggie sausage come to mind. There are bottles of water for you to take in the main entrance area, which was a nice touch.
Though there were no major complaints, I wouldn’t stay here again if I was in the area, the filthy carpet made me question the cleanliness of everything else. Also - with it being an old school house, they just couldn’t inject the homeliness you expect from an Inn. It’s a shame as the owners were so friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Riverwalk is ideally located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, NC, just steps away from the unique shops, fine restaurants and entertainment offered in the historic district. The property's convenient and central location allows our guests to easily take in all the sights and sounds Wilmington has to offer from strolling down the Cape Fear River Walk, enjoying the great weather, watching a film crew on location or savoring a beautiful sunset over downtown and the river. Formerly the Claredon Inn, Hotel Riverwalk has undergone extensive renovations that provides our guests with a casual yet sophisticated lodging experience. Our spacious and comfortable rooms now feature king beds with upholstered headboards, new luxury mattresses, upscale linens and flat screen televisions. Rooms also provide guests with complimentary wireless internet, expanded cable package, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, iron with board, hairdryer and a writing desk. All rooms have individually controlled central heating and air, ceiling fans and a beautiful bathroom stocked with plush towels and William Roam all-American made toiletries. Complimentary on-site parking is provided and Hotel Riverwalk is a secured facility only accessible to our guests. There are three patio areas that surround the property for guest use. Smoking is not permitted except in designated areas. Each morning our guests are provided a Grab & Go continental breakfast to be enjoyed in the transformed lobby, on the patio or in the guests' room. Office Hours are from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Check-in is from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Check out time is 11:00am. We are unable to accommodate children under age of 12. We are unable to accommodate pets but will be happy to refer you to local boarding facilities. We look forward to having you as our guest and working to make your stay enjoyable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarendon Hotel Wilmington